I really really SWORE I wouldn’t talk much about wedding planning because I REALLY thought nobody cared. Like, honestly– I”m a yoga teacher, not a HGTV show host!
Turns out, I get about a billion questions a day about what we’re doing, haha! Super surprised by this but also super excited because I’ll be honest with you: I’m REALLY excited… we both are, actually. So I love talking about it and doing cheesy things like buying ALL THE MAGAZINES and planning every little detail. Yet I’m not one of those girls who’s planned this day since she was 5-years-old, so all of this is really new to me. Whole new world! As cool/fun/sometimes overwhelming as it is, we’re not stressing about anything though. The marriage is the important part; this is basically just a fancy party 😉
Answers to your most popular questions:
1) We aren’t getting married until 2016 and not until the weather is cool, AKA NOT in Summer. Also, NOT on a beach because after living in Florida my whole life, I can tell you that sand is not sexy. And it will get every where. Every. Where. It will end up in your eye, up your nose, in your sandwich, and in your underwear (HOW?! I don’t know but it is the LAW of sand.).
2) I haven’t decided if I’m going to change my name… legally, I probably will, but I love being a MOTZ! So I’ll always be Motz in my real, non-legal-documentation life 😉
3) We’re going to have a pretty small wedding, partially by choice and partially by default because it’ll be in Italy.
4) No, I am not a boho bride. I don’t even quite get the “boho” theme… I’m like, why is it fashionable to spend a fortune and still look a little bit homeless? #confused
Here’s my inspo:
Everything I love is simple, elegant, and timeless. I don’t like princess-y stuff or overly ostentatious decor… Simple, beautiful, and intimate is what we’re going for here!
We love shades of white for flowers. They’re so romantic and always beautiful. Love this style of centerpiece.
I said no beach, but I didn’t say no water! 😉 We both LOVE water + mountains, so we’re scoping places with those things as the backdrop. I got a call from a rep at a venue in Lake Como and she told me that the rental fee was *brace yourselves* NINETY-THOUSAND EUROS! … for 6 hours! And of course that includes nothing. Seriously, I almost fell out of my chair, I laughed SO hard. Like, never in a million years. Who even pays that?! I could probably get married at Versailles with the Queen of England as my DJ and spend less, lol! There’s just too many things wrong with that number to even address here, am I right?!
Note: this is NOT my dress. Just dropping a subtle hint to expect something non-traditional… oh, and I do love this but it’s a bit too casual! I’m keeping that completely under wraps until the big day because I want it to be a surprise… because I’m SUPER corny and sentimental like that 😉 But I do love lace and something very fitted, streamlined, and again, timeless. I don’t want to look back at pictures and think “WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING HERE?!” I think everyone has a mom/aunt/friend that has some wedding pictures like that 😉
CAKE! Yum 🙂 Minimal details and not too feminine. I really loved this one with the platter on the bottom… it adds so much, doesn’t it? I could go even simpler, personally… smooth fondant instead of the texture. It’s creeping into boho territory here and we know how I feel about that, lol 😉
I don’t have an army of bridesmaids. Actually, I’m leaning towards just having my sister by my side as my maid of honor and no one else… is that awful?! I just don’t want this to be a circus, haha. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress in black with a simple bouquet. Boat neck with that slit? Wowza. Plus, my seester has been blessed with gazelle-like legs and Amazonian height, so this would be crazy beautiful on her.
Anyway, over to you! Do you know exactly what you want for your wedding? Or did you when you got married? Is the courthouse more appealing than this mess? 😉 Finally: ANY ADVICE?!