happy aloha friday (and a wedding update).

(photo taken at papailoa beach, the morning reis proposed!)

oh hey blog.  nice to see you again.  it’s been awhile.

this girl has been busy.  reis finally got his tentative schedule for next year so we were able to pick a tentative date.  we are getting married in california (hopefully santa barbara/santa ynez area!) so i’ve been scouring the internet searching for venues.  i’ve e-mailed about 15 places:

3 don’t hold events anymore

5 are booked the entire weekend of our date

2 are too small and won’t hold the amount of guests we will be having

3 haven’t responded

1 that’s oh ya know, only $22,000 to bare bones rent the place,

and 1 that might actually work (hallelujah praise the Lord!)

wedding planning is so so fun.  it’s all i want to do.  (but hot dang, i’m realizing that weddings are so ridiculously expensive.  so many 4 and 5-digit numbers that make my head spin.)  on my lunch breaks i’m sending out e-mails to vendors, texting pics of wedding dresses to my mom and sister, reading wedding blogs, and then when i get home until i go to bed, i’m googling venues and making uber-cool formulaic excel spreadsheets to stay organized.  planning a wedding from 2,500 miles away is a bit difficult.  but thank goodness for my amazing parents who are just plain awesome and are going to great lengths to make our special day so very special.  oh and that groom of mine?  he’s pretty great too. (i.e. sample convo: me: “hey babe, what do you think of this place?” him: “yeahh, looks cool, sounds great”.  good answer.)

happy aloha friday!

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4 Responses to happy aloha friday (and a wedding update).

  1. Pam says:

    well, it looks like Reis is already learning…”happy wife, happy life!” you can’t put the cart in front of the horse on that one! :))

    Jaymee, I know with your planning & articulation everything will be fine!! You have great photography skills. The hardest part of your wedding planning will be finding a photographer than can match your skillz! Have a great weekend!! :)

  2. kelazear says:

    isn’t wedding planing SO much fun?! gaaah, i miss it!! good luck venue hunting…i know it can be stressful but i’m sure you’ll find the perfect place! i researched about five thousand venues in the SB area (because i was obsessed/crazy) so let me know if i can help!!

    hang in there!!


  3. Courtney says:

    My husband adopted the phrase “if you like it, I love it” while we were wedding planning. He’ll be the first to tell you that it’s a pretty good “once you’re married” phrase too:)

  4. Hey Jaymee, I totally know the feeling of planning a wedding 2500 miles away…it seems incredibly overwhelming, but it all works out in the end! God is going to work everything out!

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