Wedding Planning Progress

Oi Vie! Holy Moly, hand this girl a drink if you please!! This has been a fabulous week in the way of planning Ben and my wedding and dang, with two more big decisions struck off the list, I’ve earned that drink that you should be shoving in my direction. What are you making me? Anything will do.

First on the list is…
The bridesmaid’s dresses!! 
Saw it. Fell head over heels in love. I tried it on myself, in taupe, Beka tried it on in this teal. We simultaneously melted. 
This dress is like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Bridesmaids’ dress. Beka and my body types are the difference between night and day, yin and yang and Penny and Leonard (Big Bang Theory, anyone?). But this dress fits us like PB&J, Nutella on a spoon, or like Jim and Pam – PERFECTLY! 
Not to mention – it’s a dress that can actually be worn again. I love my bridesmaids dresses, but unfortunately there’s never been an occasion to wear them again! Figure if the girls are gonna drop the dough on my wedding, I might as well force them to wear something they can don again…
So, for myself I did purchase the taupe one for engagements pictures, rehearsal dinner, graduations, and an office party I have coming up next month. See? And Ben thought I was never going to wear it…silly. If there’s a will there’s a reason. Right? 
The only downside to the dress is that the belt doesn’t exactly match the country-chic motif we are going for. Instead, we’re going to be resourcing us a different belt a little more suited to the wedding theme. 
Thank goodness equestrian is making a comeback – because I am absolutely digging this beauty.

This nude patent beauty also struck my fancy – especially since it would match any pair of nude patent pumps you could gets your hands on. Easy peasy, right?

Am I onto something here?
Now – for announcement Numero Dos…
We found a photographer!! 

The treatment of their photos is divine, whimsical, classic and wonderfully romantic. 
And since the wedding is about 400 miles from where they are located we opted for their all day, all inclusive style package. It’s perfect!
All day photography
2 photographers (Kimbry is actually Kim and Bryan – they’re married)
1 wedding album
2 parent albums
3 large prints – all framed
1 canvas print
Engagement session
And a CD and the rights to all the photos
250 Thank you Postcards
Including their travel and hotel costs, they were by far the cheapest option – but their photos ranked as some of the best we saw. I was blown away. 
Besides my dress, the photographer was the next thing I wasn’t willing to compromise on – and with them, I got everything I “dreamed” (read: required) and Ben got to stop hearing me hem and haw over photographers and big decisions and money flying out the window. 
Not bad huh? Win win!
So that’s our update thus far. Now all we have to do is find a cake, florist, honeymoon locale, hair/makeup salon, and honeymoon outfits (Yay more shopping!).
No, we’re not too far off? *scoffs* Only 10 more months to go, no big deal.
Now – where’s the drink you were going to bring me? 
What were you most stressed over during your wedding planning? 
How did you de-stress from wedding planning?