Hell or high water!

So, not going to lie….amidst all of this planning joy and decorating fun, this last month of wedding planning has been super stressful. As much as I wish I had a fairy-tale planning experience with no complications, that’s just not the way it’s been lately. If I were more of a “venter,” I’d tell you all about it…but I do better with a good cup of tea, a hot bath, and a good night’s rest!

So I thought I’d take today’s blog to post something I had yet to show you: our engagement photos! I loved these photos, and our photographer, Dave Richards, was amazing. He made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and the photos turned out just fabulous. Here are a few of our favorites:


These photos were all taken in Manhattan Beach.


We had a blast rolling around in the sand! I can’t even tell you how long I was cleaning sand from my ears, though.


We got a little wet in the waves, which was fun!


This one is Dave’s favorite.


And I love this one…it really captures what I love about our relationship, which is the playfulness of it and how comfortable we are laughing with (and at!) each other.


How do you distract yourself from wedding drama?