Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Licenses, parties and packing... oh my!

We are nearing an end to the lovely month of June, and as it does so, both Mariko and I reflect on how much we've accomplished in the past 30 days or so......... and then realize once more that our wedding is in 24 days!!!! And yes we did a little bit of panicking, but not much. I would say just enough. Honestly things are going well and I am almost certain we have things under control. Mariko and I just picked up our wedding license yesterday, so things are starting to feel a bit more "real" but not scary. We have toured the venue once more and hammered down things like the menu, color of table clothes and other such things. Things are looking well on that front.
The Pavilion for the Ceremony

The Reception room

All that is really left is to finish some decorations/flowers that we are making, finish the table assignments and to turn in the final guest count (which is due in 2 weeks). So that means we will only have 1 or 2 minor things pop up and stress us out as we get closer.... it is inevitable and thus I am actually planning for them.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Prelude to the adventure

So in approximately one  month we will be getting married, and by we I mean Mariko and myself of course. 30 small days until all the planning for the past year come into play. We will have family and friends flying, driving and making their way here from where ever they may be.  All the planning and bustle that we've been doing will culminate in a flash of 5 hours, that Mariko and I will probably barely remember without photos, and then we will be married.

Judging from what most people say, after the wedding is when you can take time to relax and just enjoy the new sensation of being married. Well we all know how Mariko and I love to be different, because that just isn't our plan. A mere 15 days after our wedding we will be packing up what we can take with us and moving to Germany. That's right we will be traveling 5004 miles over the Atlantic Ocean to make our home, albeit temporarily, in Braunschweig Germany.