I've said this before, and I'll say it again - there is a reason you're supposed to get married at, say, 22, instead of almost-30. Or even, in B's case, almost-28. This requires an insane amount of energy. We are slumped on the sofa, with our sweet Luna passed on the floor in front of us.
The reason for all this exhaustion? We had engagement pictures taken tonight! But let's back up to the successes.
Number one - I got my hair done at Bubbly Blow Dry Bar before the shoot. And. It. Rocked. She did such a super job. Plus, it was fun. I got a glass of champagne and I got to watch Sweet Home Alabama while she did my hair, which, let's face it, is a lot more fun than being at work at 3:30 on a Tuesday. The only thing I will say is, my hair did not quite stand up to the amount of humidity and sweat that came of our engagement shoot (wearing jeans? In September? In South Carolina?! Clearly I didn't think that one through). It went flat pretty quickly. However, if you are going to be staying in the AC, or if you're getting your hair done in the winter, you will be just fine. Go check them out. I would definitely go back.
Success #2 - the chalkboard sign! My $14 Wal-Mart DIY chalkboard sign ROCKED. A cheap frame, a little chalkboard spray paint, a little ribbon and hot glue, and it didn't break. The ribbon stayed on, the glass didn't shatter...and THE DOG ACTUALLY WORE IT. I know, I know - I figured that would be the biggest challenge, too. Nope. Once more, Luna proves she will do just about anything for a treat. Furry girl has no standards where food is concerned. Here's a sneak pic of the sign....
Success #3 (I hope) is our engagement pictures! I tend to not photograph well, so I'm still holding my breath on how I will actually look, but the pictures themselves (and B!) are sure to be AMAZING. Beyond amazing. If you're in SC (or even if you're not) and need a photographer, puh-lease check out Raycroft Art. Amy and David were SO much fun to work with, and made us so comfortable during our shoot (so did the margarita B smuggled me in a water bottle...I have the best fiance ever). It was just an awesome, awesome experience.
I am dyinggggggg to see the finished product(s). I'm usually the one behind the camera, so we have very few decent pictures (ie, not taken with someone's iPhone) of the two of us. I cannot wait to see what kind of super photography magic they have worked. Seriously, patience is not my virtue anyway, and I know these pictures are going to be beautiful. And don't get me started on how my mama is already asking me when she can see them.
Until now, this whole engagement thing has seemed a little surreal. Even after being engaged for a whole month (today!). It's just bizarre. B is my best friend. Of course we're getting married. Why wouldn't we? What other natural course IS there? But today - well, this really made it seem real. Y'all, we are getting married! We are really, really, really getting married. I can't WAIT until April 26th...
Here we are at dinner at Nose Dive (with James and Luna) after our engagement shoot. I love this man :)