It’s 6:00am here in Virginia and I know I’m a little bit late with this post, seeing how we’re shooting to post something at least once every day. Just consider this one our first make-up post since we missed one for June 6th! Hopefully Reinna will be able to post something else before the day ends to catch us up!
These past couple of weeks have been beyond hectic. We’ve been doing our best to keep focused on planning our wedding. It’s been a roller coaster and there’s been some lack of motivation due to: finishing finals, work, school, photography, travel, and stupid arguments with family (yet-to-be-family). We’ve finally managed to find time away from everything, and all the busyness from life, to just simply relax, plan and really enjoy this season of being engaged.
Ica, I can’t thank you enough for everything this past week. I think God is so good and His timing is honestly perfect. Thanks for listening to me vent, as well as, all the love and encouragement. Our long talks filled with laughs, sighs, tears, and more laughs are always something that I look forward to whenever we see each other. It’s so funny how we’re honestly living the same exact lives on two separate coasts. You are to thank for this late, long, and jumbled post!
Anyway, back to wedding talk. Reinna and I have managed to cut our list down to 210 people, add/visit/remove venues from our list, line up to meet/talk with photographers, and find some refreshing and motivating inspiration. Reinna has been doing her share of planning, which I believe she’ll post about next.
I’ve been working all night on this inspiration board and I just finished putting it together. It’s a batch of images that I found to represent the color scheme we are going for. I picked out all of these images because each image has a certain color(s) and feel which I believe represents us well. I would like to see each and every color/mood mixed into the details that will eventually become our wedding. (P.S. I love how I made this inspiration board while Reinna was asleep and said that it would represent “US” well, but everything on this board is completely feminine. Apparently, I am best represented as a girl who loves flowers, dresses and bold red lipstick, as well as, pastel shades of yellow, lavender and cream.)
After a week that left me sick and tired of anything that had to do with weddings/planning, putting this together was so relaxing and motivating. I’m glad I did it! I’m so excited to get back on track with planning this special occasion in our lives, but more so, I’m excited to just live life with Reinna. We’ve been tirelessly planning for, and truly cannot wait for, everything that is going to happen AFTER we are married. This wedding is special, but it’s just one day that is going to kickoff the rest of our lives together. Sure, we’re planning for our wedding, but our main focus is to plan for what God has in store for us after the special day.
I can’t even begin to explain how excited we are, and the fullness of what we are excited for, in just one post. All I can say is that we are excited and that the best has yet to come. I know that this new season is filled with many blessings, as well as, many humbling lessons for Reinna and I to learn. I cannot express how joyful we are to begin this new journey of our lives, as a couple, in such an amazing community that we can call our home. We cannot thank God enough for bringing Reinna & I together, let alone, back to Southlands. We can definitely see God’s faithfulness as He continues to surround us with so many genuine, loving and gracious people, who have been more than supportive and encouraging with us. We finished our wedding in Delaware and still have this week left in Virginia. Then we’re off to San Francisco for another wedding this weekend as soon as we’re back, but we can’t wait to come back from the road and see everyone on the 19th! We miss everyone and we’re blessed by catching the start of the new Red Thread series via webcasts!
Well, the sun just rose, so that’s all for now! Thanks for visiting!