Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wedding Update: Part I

Somehow it's already February and our wedding is just 8 short months away! As much as I wish it was sooner, I know it will be here before I know it. My mom and I have been busy bee's when it comes to wedding planning, and I have a lot of updates to share with all of you!
  • Church
    • St. Michael's Catholic Church - This is the church I grew up attending in my hometown. I'm so happy that I get to get married in such a beautiful and modern Catholic Church.
  • Reception
    • Scott Farm - This one was easy! We will be having our reception on my parent's farm and I am seriously SO excited about this part of the wedding. My mom and I have talked about having my wedding reception at their house for years, so for it to really be happening is such a dream come true.
  • Photographer
    • Laura Ann Miller Photography takes such beautiful pictures and I am thrilled to have her photograph our wedding. I swear all of her photos look like they belong in a magazine so I cannot wait to see how she captures our special day.
  • Engagement Photos
    • In case you missed it, I posted some of our engagement photos back in December. I love how they turned out!
  • Dress
    • I FOUND A DRESS!! My mom, sister, grandma, and I went dress shopping back in November just to browse and get an idea of what I liked. I had no intentions of buying a dress that day, but I ended up falling in love with the very first dress I tried on. I tried on probably 10 other dresses that day but none of them spoke to me like that first dress. It is from a small, family owned boutique in Tipton called Dala's Bridal and I cannot say enough great things about this little bridal shop. They were seriously so great and had so many beautiful options. I intend to get the bridesmaid dresses from there as well.  
  • Rehearsal Dinner
    • Ria's Resturaunt and Lounge - My mom actually recommended we look into Ria's for our rehearsal dinner (they have the best pizza!), and I am glad that I listened. They have a cute little back room where we can have our dinner, OR, weather permitting, we can have it on their large outdoor patio! I'm currently working with my future mother-in-law on narrowing down the menu. The owner recommended only offering 3 options to the guests rather than the full menu to help simplify the dinner, so I think we will go that route. 
  • Hotel
    • The closest hotels to my hometown are in Jefferson City so that is where I ended up blocking off some rooms for our guests. The Best Western Plus Capital Inn is the perfect location for out of town guests.  As an added bonus, they didn't charge any fees to reserve a block of rooms for our wedding weekend so I couldn't say no to that kind of deal. 
  • Bus
    • You wouldn't believe how hard it was to find a bus that wasn't already booked. But eventually I did find one! We rented the party bus from White Knight for our day. I intend to use it not only for the wedding party but also as a shuttle for guests to and from the hotel.
  • DJ
    • Live Events Missouri is going to be our dj for the reception. So far they have been so easy to work with and their prices are great!
  • Salon
    • All of us girls will be getting our hair and makeup done at Marshall & Company the morning of the wedding. It's such a cute little salon and they are even providing the mimosas and breakfast treats! 
  • Caterer/Tent/Trailer Restroom
    • My mom and I attended an open house for Reinhardt Circle a couple weekends ago where we got to see everything they had to offer and do a food tasting. Of course the food was delicious and they had everything we needed from food, to tables/chairs, to a tent and even a trailer restroom. I told my mom we would not have port-a-potties at our reception so we got the next best thing, a restroom trailer. Who knew those even existed?! It has two restrooms with running water so we should be set between that and the two restrooms in my parents house. 
  • Save Our Date 
    • My friend, Tom, made the Save Our Dates for us and I am in love with how they turned out! I ordered them from mpix and they shipped SO quick. They are actually being delivered today so I can't wait to see the final product.
  • Wedding Party
    • We have chosen our wedding party (check out my gorgeous bridesmaids!)and we are ready to PARTY! I am seriously so thrilled with the group we will have helping us celebrate. October 7th cannot get here soon enough!
Whoa! That is a lot of information, but we have been doing a lot of planning! There is still so much to do, so stay tuned for more updates and inspiration posts!


Emily Ann


  1. Reading this just made me so excited!!!!

    1. Yay! It's going to be here before we know it. I hope you have your party pants ready!

  2. I'm with Abbey, loved reading this and following the links. What a fun journey to be able to document on this space!

    1. Yes! It was fun to write it all and see how much progress we have actually made. It is all coming together!