One little snippet of news is that we've now booked our wedding venue, which is really exciting and it's definitely starting to feel much more real now we've got a date in the diary. We visited the venue again with my parents the weekend before last and they fell in love with it too which makes me feel even more certain that we've picked the right place. We're just waiting for our photographer to return from holiday and then we're going to book her, then all we have to do is book the caterers and we can start to relax a bit and give the other bits some thought in slower time. I still can't help but get ahead of myself about what I consider to be the really exciting elements however - we spent a good amount of time with Emma and her husband Nick last Thursday eating pizza and talking about all of the places we have to visit when we're on honeymoon (we're thinking about taking an American road trip, something they have lots of experience of doing!) We've already decided that we'll be hitting them up for extensive advice on where to get the best American barbecue food and where to stay in San Francisco, which is right at the top of our 'to visit' list. I've also asked two friends to be bridesmaids, and luckily for me they both said yes!
I didn't take any snaps of the inside of the wedding venue when we visited as they had people setting up for a wedding the following day, but this is just outside the venue, it's in such a lovely setting and the views from the top floor of the venue are stunning.
The last couple of weeks have been pretty non-stop. We're in a few different places over Christmas so I'm trying to get everything finished so I can go away with an empty to-do list (isn't that the stuff dreams are made of?) I've turned our dining table into a 'wrapping area' and have been non-stop present wrapping at the weekends, I absolutely love adorning pretty paper with decorations, string and ribbon. This was an early Christmas present for my Mum - I bought her a Christmas teatowel and cushion cover and it seemed silly to wait until Christmas so I gave them to her early so she could have them out over the festive period.