Wedding Prep & SNES

Weddings & video games are the theme for the year, no?  We also do some foodie things.  (Remember this?)  So, an average weekend.

Weekend vlogs are back on schedule!  I didn’t know if I was going to post this today, because it’s actually a very special day.  We got engaged one year ago today!  Instead of rushing a post for that, I’ll talk more about the engagement so far soon!

For now, I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL ULTRA SUN & MOON TOMORROW.

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My Bridal Shower in Photos

Since I really couldn’t vlog my perfect bridal shower, I wanted to share a few favorite photos I gathered from people!

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Can you tell I love donuts?  My mom surprised me with donuts as a dessert and my bestie & bridesmaid Julia took these hilarious photos.

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My brother’s girlfriend Courtney borrowed this chalkboard from work and served as the day’s event planner with my mom– they did such an amazing job!  Speaking of amazing, look at this guy with that bouquet!

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My MOH Amanda granted my wish of a flower crown!  My dress, which you can see in this photo with my beloved Nonna, is from Free People.

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My beautiful bridesmaids!  I have my lifelong friend Chelsea, bestie Julia, future-sister-in-law Caitlin, and cousins Amanda, Christina, and Daniella by my side.

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My immediate family, and the girl cousins (the “pretty babies,” as much uncle calls us)!

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A few favorite from instagram!  Clockwise: my hometown friends, soon-to-be sister, future husband, and moms!

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With Julia, who I’ll be a bridesmaid for a year from my shower; with Amanda, who I’ll be MOH for next month; and with Tara, whose wedding was the first Matt & I went to together!

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And one last shot of the flowers!  Big thanks to my aunt for taking so many of these photos.  Fun fact: I was in my aunt’s wedding maybe 20 years ago?  Her daughters are my junior bridesmaids!

143 days to go til we’re #lyontheknot!

Champion Amiibo Hunting

Let’s be real– it can be tough to keep up with amiibo pre-orders when you like, have to work, or say, plan a wedding, or maybe just generally live your life.  I missed the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild champion amiibo pre-order and was determined to find them all when they came out!  Guess what?  I did it!

I got really lucky.  How are your amiibo hunting skills?

Back in Chicago!

About week ago, we went back to Chicago to celebrate the marriage of my lifelong friend and the love of her life!  We had so much fun and confirmed that we do just love Chicago.  Before the wedding festivities, we had a day or two to ourselves sightseeing, eating (including a return trip to Girl & the Goat!), and seeing Hamilton!

Also, I have a lot to say about why editing this vlog was so difficult, but you’ll see that in my next weekend vlog.  For now, enjoy!