Feeling "Famous"

So remember me talking endlessly about engagement photography? And whether or not to have an engagement session with your photographer? Well as you may recall I went a little overboard and had not one but two sessions, and I'm proud of it! Well luckily it paid off and we were pleasantly surprised to find out that our engagement session with the talented Delbarr Moradi was recently featured on Brooklyn Bride, one of my fave wedding blogs. I gotta admit it was pretty cool seeing our photos on the blog and their choice of photos was also interesting. Some of the ones they chose I wouldn't have previously named as a favorite but after seeing it in the post I realized how much I liked them! Check it out:

Images via Brooklyn Bride & Delbarr Moradi

A Year Ago Today

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | | 0 comments

...this happened! The love of my life asked me to marry him! As you can tell by the expression on my face I was definitely surprised and of course said yes! Now we are just a few short weeks away from being MARRIED. My how time flies! The anniversary of our engagement is probably not one we'll always remember, but for this first year just a short while from our wedding day, I wanted to look back on that amazing day :) Thank you kochanie, can't wait to spend my forever with you

 Photo via our sneaky, co-conspirators Mr. & Mrs. Stachowiak :) 

Living in The Moment

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | | 0 comments
When we first began wedding planning, I remember vowing to myself that our wedding would be "timeless". I was so hellbent on having this "timeless" affair that I didn't realize I wasn't being true to who I really was.

Looking back, I'm so glad that I decided to live in the moment and choose things that reflected who we are right now rather than trying to predict the future. As we all know, nothing remains in style forever. Fashions come and go, people change — life goes on. So who was I to think that our little wedding can be the huge shift in the time-space continuum and remain stylish, chic and beautiful forever? Yes, it will be a wonderful memory that we'll always cherish but will it stand the test of time? I mean who the hell cares? Luckily, not me anymore!

This was especially true when it came to picking my dress. I was down to two very beautiful but very different options and was torn between which one to choose. But eventually something clicked. I stopped trying to envision myself 50 years down the road and what I'd think of my wedding photos and instead pictured myself right now, in this moment of my life and how I felt. Because really isn't that the beauty of it?? Who cares if in the future I laugh out loud at the style of dress or the type of cake, flowers, etc., that we had at our wedding. What I'd rather remember is the FUN I had and the JOY I felt in marrying the love of my life.

So my advice for those planning a wedding now is to be present and live in the moment. Make decisions that complement your life as a couple today, not your life years down the road. You'll be a happier person because of it :)

Image via DeviantArt

T-Minus One Month!

So my posts have tapered off quite a bit as we near only one month till wedding day eek!! But I thought I'd take this time to sit down and reflect a bit...

I cannot believe how fast the time has flown, and yes I know everyone says that and it's incredibly cliche but it is so.damn.true. It seems like only yesterday I was getting the surprise of my life when my then-boyfriend proposed to me. And now here we are, just weeks away from becoming husband and wife.  The year has brought with it many changes, lots of ups and downs to navigate through while we also journeyed through the pains + joys of wedding planning. As everything slowly but surely comes together I sometimes forget all that went into making our day a reality: The hours upon hours of research, the printing and the cutting and the painting and the sewing, oh and of course the cooking (that hasn't happened yet but will, come wedding weekend!) And of course the time + money our loved ones will be dedicating to join us on our big day has already filled me with an indescribable amount of gratitude and the wedding hasn't event happened yet! (Man am I gonna be a crybaby at this shindig I can already tell lol)

As I sit back and think of all this, I can't believe that OUR
new life, OUR little baby family will come into existence in just one month. Everything and everyone that has helped shape us will all be present in some way on our wedding. After all, we wouldn't be who we are today if it hadn't been for the experiences that we've gone through. Lucky for us, our paths did somehow cross in this big ol' world and now we're getting ready to make a permanent impression. Come June 9, 2012 I will be a wife to an awesome guy that I'm honored I get to spend the rest of my days with :)

Images via Jason+Anna Photography

Happy Anniversary

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | | 0 comments

Happy 31st Anniversary to my Mom & Dad, who have shown me an amazing example of what a marriage can be — compromise, determination, dedication and most of all the love you have for one another and your children. Love you guys!

The First Dance

Ahh the first dance. The time when literally all eyes are on you — no pressure right?! I wish...
So the thing is we don't have first dance yet. Or rather we don't have a song to dance the first dance to. No fancy choreography, no surprise break dance. Nada. I was stressing about this until I realized once again, why do people put so much emphasis on this? Who even remembers their first dance? OK I think girls will probably remember, but I asked my dad what his and my mom's were and he laughed and said he couldn't remember for the life of him. lol I'm not sure if back in those days in Poland they did these things or not but it reiterated to me how much we as a society are influenced by THE WEDDING INDUSTRY and also the damn internet. Nowadays, your life is just seconds away from being uploaded for all the world to see. Watching all those couples bustin' a move on YouTube has made me nervous — I keep thinking, "maybe we should do this? Or how about this?" or "Damn I need to learn how to do THAT!" I try to not let myself get too crazy and worked up about this and remind myself that just because other couples do this or that, doesn't mean we have to. I'm sure in the end we'll choose a song, we'll dance a dance and all my worrying will be for nothing. ;P

Photo via Olivia Leigh Photographie
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