Happy Friday! If you missed my big news on Monday, today marks exactly 1 week since I got engaged and I still feel like I'm on cloud 9! Since my head is currently filled with all things wedding, I'm sharing five engagement-related things I loved this week (thanks in advance for indulging me).
Sassy ring dish
I knew that I needed a very special place to keep my new favorite piece of jewelry, and this sassy ring dish was the perfect choice since it pays homage to our humble beginnings as a couple (in other words, yes: we met on Tinder). I was never a huge fan of online dating but take it from this Tinderella that swiping right actually can lead to happily ever after!
Sweet and sparkly cards
Glitz, glitter, and gems - many thoughtful cards and gifts have been rolling in since last week, and I love how pretty they look on our entry table! Also, it appears as though my love of gold has been made abundantly clear to all of our family and friends.
Mountain of magazines
While there are tons of online planning resources available (and I already have a very full Wedding apps folder on my iPhone), I was chomping at the bit to dig into some old-fashioned magazines to start my wedding inspiration journey.
T took me to the drugstore over the weekend and waited patiently as I bought literally every bridal magazine they had available, and I've slowly been adding to my collection thanks to a thoughtful package from Kate and trips to other drugstores on my lunch breaks! (I may have an addiction.)
I've seen a bunch of different versions of this mug all over the internet, but I particularly love mine because my BFF co-blogger M created it just for me! She brought it with her on proposal night since she knew that I would obviously need to use it for my cup of coffee bright and early the next morning, and it hasn't left my side since.
Thoughtful emails and comments have been pouring in from all over the blog community - I especially need to thank Biana, Emelia, and Pam for their advice about how to start planning! When we started this blog 3 years ago, I was a single gal trying to navigate the tough NYC dating scene, so thank you for sticking with me on this journey as I found my love! Make sure you come back soon to hear the full proposal story.
This is shaping up to be a pretty slow weekend for us, which is perfect after all of the excitement of the last one (and as you know, I have plenty of reading to keep me occupied!). Do you have any tips for this newly engaged bride-to-be on where to begin with all this planning?
Cheers to April, Amanda, Jennie, Karli, Rebecca, Katie, Heather, Andrea, and Tif for hosting today's link-ups!