And so the wedding talk begins..

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…Because you know I ain’t got no restraint.

We are hoping for a fairly short engagement (5-6 months) although until we have a venue and a date set, I can’t be sure. We are already starting the planning process though. I thought it might seem “too soon” but with family already asking about a date, I look forward to getting some of the basics nailed down.

And let’s face it, anyone who follows me on Pinterest knows good and well I was prepared to get moving; this engagement wasn’t a totally unexpected development. Also, I tend to go through phases when it comes to how I spend my internet browsing leisure time: for a few months it might be all about home decor, then vintage fashion, then minimalism, then plant-based eating, then travel, then personal finance, and so on. And admittedly, weddings have been included in the cycle a few times over the years, and I know what I like.

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Without a doubt, I love intimate, chic city weddings. Somewhat low-key and non-traditional, but glamorous. Often held in cool restaurants (or sometimes in other elegant/historic/interesting venues) with a warm ambiance, minimal added decor, and a focus on good food and conversation. These seem to be more the norm in places like New York City, Chicago, or San Francisco than the rest of the country, at least from what I’ve seen online. But I like the thought of doing a Floridian twist on that “city chic” approach with our closest friends and family in Jacksonville.

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So here’s to staying grounded. Here’s to wearing the knee-length sheath dress I already bought on Ebay (yup) and having a simple enough wedding to match. Here’s to remembering what really matters as we embark on these short-term and long-term journeys. Have I mentioned I’m squealing with excitement about all of this? I am!!!

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