One week to go!

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Well, here we are…Tim and I have one more week to go before we are husband and wife! I’m happy to say that we are finished (for the most part) with all the crafting, concepting, creating, gluing, toiling over detail after detail, and are now enjoying the last week before our wedding. It was a long road to get here, let me tell you (and those that are planning or have planned a wedding know).

Running a wedding blog is one thing, and planning your own wedding (with the help of our planners Bash, Please, of course) is an entirely other thing. I knew it would be hard, and that we would have to make a lot of decisions, and emotions would be at an all time high. We really tried throughout this process to remember that this is our wedding, and we should slow down and enjoy the process. There were lots of highs and a few lows, times where I felt I was walking on air, times where I found myself weepy-eyed. I’m pretty sure I felt the entire gamut of emotions in this last year of planning. I am so happy to finally be marrying my mister though.. it’s gonna be so good.. he’s such an amazing man to spend this lifetime with.

I celebrated a recent milestone birthday, had a super fun bridal shower (which we will be showing next week up here), and Tim and I have had a few video sessions with Brian from Shark Pig, which he is going to weave into a story of us, ending with our wedding footage. I’m particularly excited about that.. I’ve loved his videos for years and can’t believe it’s our turn to star in one!

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The snags in these last 2 weeks have been keeping us on our toes…the fabric dinner napkins I designed came back with the wrong color, programs were printed incorrectly at the printer, my hair dye came out too dark at the salon, and I kept telling Tim, “I am going to be a gothic bride!” until I got it corrected yesterday. Such fun! I feel like I’m on one of those bridal reality tv shows sometimes. ha. I do try to take it all in stride, and secretly giggle that these mishaps are going to be the funny stories we tell our kids one day.

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With weddings and new beginnings comes new life, and sometimes the passage of old. Last May, my grandmother whom I was very close to, passed away at the age of 89. She lived a wonderful and full life, and I was so inspired by her. In her final months, we had many chats about the wedding. I told her about my dress, shared our engagement photos with her, and listened to her stories of love. Although she is gone from the earth, I know she will be looking down on us on our wedding day, smiling ear to ear. She will also be making a special appearance in a golden locket on my bouquet.

I’m so honored to be a part of a blog like 100 Layer Cake. I do look at weddings differently now that I have planned one. I hope all the things I’ve learned, resources I’ve found, and ideas I’ve come up with along the way will help 100 Layer Cake be an even better resource for you all. Thank you for being a part of our blog thus far, and we promise.. many more exciting things to come!

xoxo, Amanda

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rita on Sep 7, 2012

love the recap! i cannot wait to see your actual day! the week before is the craziest, most exciting time. make sure to take a few breaks and just enjoy every moment . these moments will be as seared into your memory as the actual day, you don't want to miss a thing! and, make sure to have a few little dates with tim, too! with so many friends and family around it can be hard to get quality time when you aren't actually doing wedding stuff, but it is so worth it. we made sure to go get coffee together AM since we were staying in different houses with our family, great way to start each day! congratulations!

the Inspired By This girls on Sep 7, 2012

Good luck with your big day, Amanda! Your day is sure to be stunning with your GORGEOUS ceremony spot & beautiful dress!

Madalyn on Sep 7, 2012

Love, love, loveeeee the honeymoon sunglasses! Who are they by?

Heidi on Sep 7, 2012

Yes, LOVE your honeymoon glasses like Madalyn mentioned. You are going to be such a beautiful bride. Wishing you nothing but the best and enjoy your special day. I will always remember the first time seeing my groom for the first time. I hope you will love that moment as well! Congrats!

Julia ~ Mrs. Vintage on Sep 7, 2012

Congratulations Amanda, I'm so excited for you! I can remember all the butterflies and giddiness that goes on the week before your big day, enjoy every minute! I wish you and your future hubby a lifetime of happiness and seriously can't wait to see the pics! Julia xox

100layercake on Sep 7, 2012

Thanks for your sweet comments! I'm just really excited to get this show on the road! Madalyn and Heidi, my glasses are by Dita, called Vesoul, and I splurged on them at Shopbop! They are honestly the coolest. sunglasses. ever.

Carleigh on Sep 8, 2012

yay! congratulations! i can't wait to see pictures! enjoy!

Eliska Lam on Sep 9, 2012

Congratulations Amanda! Can't wait to see everything in the photos :) Remember to breathe and see the beauty of everything happening around you on the day. Soon enough it'll all be a good memory sketched into your mind forever. Cheers!

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