Iâ€™m so excited to be back at EAD â€“ Thursdays and Sundays from now until the wedding! Which, incidentally, is starting to feel real, with five months-ish to go.
Iâ€™m not sure I ever really introduced myself as a guest blogger last year, so hereâ€™s a little bit about me, the boy, and the party. I’ve been writing about our wedding at It’s a Long Story, where E. found me. Iâ€™m a chemist, DJ is a transportation broker. We met in high school, were engaged young, and broke up for five years. It was pure chance that we ever talked again â€“ but once we did, things were finally right for us.
We have the date: September 26, 2009. The location: the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake, Illinois. A seriously cute DJ: Kristin from Toast and Jam. Photographer: Kim Hall of Bowtie Photography. Officiant: A good friend. A feeling: Perfectly imperfect, just like us.
We/I also have a load of projects, which have been all kinds of fun. We almost didnâ€™t book the Barn because the contract specified that we were not allowed to replace the provided chairs with rentals. That was very nearly a dealbreaker for me, not being a big fan of metal folding chairs.Â But we really liked the barn itself, so I spent lots of time sewing muslin chair covers with matching table runners.
I designed our invitations and Goccoâ€™d them, which I really enjoyed. Iâ€™m no graphic designer, but Iâ€™ll take golf claps for effort.Â (The inserts weren’t finished for this photo.Â Still aren’t, in fact!)
The various other elements are coming along: a flower backdrop for the ceremony, vintage silverplate with garden roses on the tables, 250+ votive candles, homemade cookie favors, punny cocktail napkins, and a minor book theme to honor our sagging shelves at home.
I’m very excited about all of it, and looking forward to sharing the next few months with all of you!