Wow, I meant to post this a while ago! Happy 2016, friends.
Shortly after getting engaged, I started to think about the overall look and feel of our future wedding invitation suite. As a stationery person, the pressure was on. On our flight home from Hawaii, where we got engaged, Andrew and I brainstormed and worked on the huge guest list. It's amazing how much a budget can change your wedding. And so, it changed and changed and simplified, but it was ours and exactly what we wanted. After about a day of treading through all the frivolous stuff and researching venues (my mom all shut down) I threw in the traditional wedding towel. It's true, the wedding industry can easily become not only a money suck, but a complete time suck! Happiness ensued, the sun lifted, and I went forward with complete conviction on how Andrew and I wanted our wedding. All doubts and naysayers were brushed to the side! We wanted three things: an intimate gathering, locally sourced and good food, and charm without having to invest in things. I don't really need more things floating around or to buy more things. It then dawned on us that one of our favorite spots happened to have a loft space at their farm for dinners. Harley Farms it was!