And so the countdown begins... On Friday, April 20th we hosted a "Meet, Greet & Eat" for our bridal party and immediate family. The date aligned perfectly - 6 months to go before the big day! We didn't want to have a traditional engagement party, but rather something a bit more intimate, casual and low-key.
The idea came to me a few months prior when I was out wedding dress shopping and overheard a group of girls next to me. The bride-to-be was doing her final fitting accompanied by her bridesmaids. They spent half the time playing a round of twenty-one questions.
"How do you know the bride?... Where do you live? ... Where do you work?..."
Quite the entertainment as I waited to try on a few dresses. With all the events in the upcoming months - Bridal Shower, Bachelorette parties and planning.. I thought it would be a great idea to get the group together well in advance to meet one another. Always good to put a face to the name! More on my bridesmaids in another post!
We rented out the "Party Room" in our apartment building, which more than accommodated our 25+ guests. It was a great opportunity for everyone to meet one another, enjoy some good Italian food from Vito's, sip on some bubbles and play some friendly games of pool. Great times had by all!
Location: 333 River Street, Hoboken, NJ (Private Room)
Catering: Vitos Deli, Hoboken, NJ
Our Wedding Hashtag(s): #itsTtime
Big news from your friends at atlantic avenew.
This past winter we decided to try out a "digital detox" - staying off social media and email to regroup with family and friends. So what have we been up to? Wedding Planning!
Our very own Colleen is getting married this upcoming October and we couldn't be more excited. Throughout the upcoming months we will be sharing many of our DIY projects as we gear up for the big date!
What's in store?
Wedding Save the Dates!
"Meet, Greet and Eat"
Bridal Shower Invitations, Decorations and Party Favors
Bachelorette Gifts and Party Supplies
And of course Thank You Notes. A personal favorite of Colleen - she has been making her own hand stamped and embossed thank you cards for quite a few years. It all started when she attended a card making class on the Upper West Side at Papersource with her good friend Alex. (Circa 2013?).
We will be documenting our DIY journey along the way and look forward to sharing with all of you.
What's up next? Save the Dates... on deck.