We really can’t believe it is already May! Where did the time go?! The wedding has passed and we don’ t know what to do with ourselves now. We used to come home from work every day and run to an appointment or a store, all in preparation for the wedding. It’s a funny feeling to just be able to come home to one another and relax. In the end, we couldn’t have been happier with the way things turned out on our wedding day and could go on and on about it, but for now let’s concentrate on all the exciting days leading up to it all.
The Thursday before our “big day” we had our rehearsal at St. Dominic Chapel. It was so great to see so many of our family members, especially those who flew in from out of state for us. We practiced the processional, took some photos, and had a lot of laughs. For months we had been planning, but this was the most important part…this was where we would be reciting our vows in two days. It was surreal to look around the chapel and see our family and friends preparing for what would be the most important day in our lives. It was so special. Afterwards, we wrapped up the night with dinner at Basil Leaf Cafe (where we went for Valentine’s Day
this year). It was the perfect prelude to an even more wonderful day.
One of the best things about planning a wedding is getting to taste all the delicious food. There are so many little details that make up a wedding, so it was refreshing to see “cake tasting” on our most recent to-do list. What was also really nice was that the bakery that is affiliated with our wedding venue is a local, family owned bakery. From the beginning, it’s always been important to us to make sure that our wedding night is (from top to bottom) a reflection of us, so when we can find local vendors to be a part of our big day, it really is a win-win.
With very little knowledge of what a cake tasting actually entailed, we weren’t sure what was going to happen when we got there. We were given two plates with several toppings, fondant choices and every filling from cookies-and-cream to cannoli cream. It was a fun little outing, joking around and putting together different “mini-cakes” until we found something that made us both really happy. Without spoiling anything for those who will be at the wedding, we chose a simple, yet extremely tasty cake. Every weekend has been filled with a different appointment for the wedding, but we know these are times we are going to look back on and cherish.
Congratulations Marilyn and Kevin! We’re so lucky to be aunt and uncle to this cute little guy. Welcome to the family, baby Cody!