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a and be bridal Minneapolis | Kitty Cotten

It’s been an embarrassing long time since I last posted here. So, it’s about time we catch up! Exciting stuff has happened in the past two months along with plenty of stressful hurdles to to navigate. As many of you know Joel and I got engaged, but that was back in August 2014 and not much has happened on the wedding planning front. Well, actually I didn kinda sorta try to plan a wedding here in Minnesota, but it just never felt right. I was overwhelmed and our families were getting antsy. Then about a month and half ago Joel and I were driving somewhere and I threw an idea at him, “What about we get married in Costa Rica?” Keeping his eyes on the road he said, “Sure.” In all that exciting glory we committed to a destination wedding. So, in the past month or so I’ve crazily planning a wedding in Costa Rica!

Destination wedding in Costa Rica | Kitty Cotten

But it wasn’t all adorable sloths and stunning sunsets. Halfway through, I panicked. I’d picked a hotel and reserved a wedding date at a place I just didn’t love. By now we’d told most of our family and friends the hotel, so changing it felt like a really big deal, but I knew in my gut it wasn’t the right place. A very stressful week ensued of endless pro’s and con’s lists of other hotels until I found one that was just right. So far my style of wedding planning has been a lot like the story of Goldyilocks, which is funny because I wouldn’t consider myself an indecisive person. But a people pleaser…definitely.

Location shenanigans aside, I found the most beautiful wedding dress at a and be bridal in Minneapolis! I wasn’t sure if I’d wear an actually bridal gown, but when you find the right dress you get this wonderful ‘I can’t wipe this smile off my face even if I tried’ feeling. I’m smiling at my computer just thinking about it. How’s that for cheesy.

Below is a peek at the invitation I made for our wedding, which I’m patiently waiting for printed version to arrive in my mailbox. I can’t wait to share with you guys all the details, DIY’s, and mostly the lessoned I’ve learned trying to plan a wedding. Up next, will be our ‘engagement’ photos. I put engagement photos in quotes, because sometimes I think engagement photos are way to corny and weird. Spoiler alert: there are no hearts, chalkboards or balloons. Thanks for sticking in here and reading this longwinded post. Let’s hang out more!

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  • Erin
    June 29, 2015

    SO glad you’re back online! really enjoy reading your posts.The combination of dark blue and gold for the invitations is amazing!!! Happy wedding planning,all the best from Scotland!

    Erin x