Since Jenna a.k.a. That Bride has such a fantastic bio on her blog, I figured I’d just let her introduce herself. 🙂
My name is Jenna and I call my guy Swayzie (you know, for privacy reasons, and also because my grandma couldn’t remember his name and called him that once). We are an LDS couple (Mormon) and I from Washington state while he hails from Poland. He is a gorgeous European and I love listening for the hint of an accent he lets slip through when he isn’t paying close enough attention. The way he says “girlfriend” is just adorable. After we get married we will be living in Texas where he currently works as a consultant, and then who knows what will happen after that. Eventually we will end up in Poland. We’ve been together for almost a year now, and although we aren’t engaged yet we have set a date in October because I don’t want to deal with the unavailability of all my favorite vendors if I wait to start planning after he proposes later in the Summer.
We lived in the same building 2 years ago, and after we started dating last May we were only able to spend 2 short months together before he moved down to Dallas and I stayed in Utah to keep going to school. Long distance is the worst idea ever, but we don’t have any other choice right now (and I actually prefer it because I think it is speeding up the engagement process a little bit).
Swayzie is as far removed from the planning process as a groom can possibly be, and he and I are both okay with that. His ambivalence combined with my opinionated nature pair up very nicely together. I am picking out (basically purchasing) my own ring (a post to come on that very topic rather shortly) and pretty much only requiring him to propose, show up the day of and bring a few friends and family along.
My parents are funding this entire affair so they are highly involved with the planning process and their opinions mean a lot to me. They are even willing to do things a little differently (especially compared to the weddings that are usually planned by brides in my hometown).
As of right now the tentative plan is to get married in the Bellevue Temple on Friday. Won’t we look perfect in the place of that bride and groom to the left? (Photo by Derek Pearson) Only those with a temple recommend will be able to attend the ceremony so that guest list for this event will be rather small. We will then have a luncheon for all those who came to watch us get married and then Swayzie and I will be off to enjoy our first night as a married couple!
The next day we will wake up and enjoy the city (a time when I will desperately want to be wearing my dress and make everyone else dress up as well so we can wander all over the city and take pictures like the one to the right by MBK). Maybe we will get on a boat and enjoy Puget Sound a little bit, maybe we will visit a museum, or maybe I will make everyone wander around Pike’s Place. After a day exploring the city we will all have dinner together, do some toasting and cake cutting, and then have some kind of exciting getaway. I hope that the entire weekend can be an unforgettable experience for our guests (especially since we have people flying across the world to come!).
As if all that excitement weren’t enough, after spending a few days relaxing in Seattle we will get on a plane and fly across the world so that we can make our big debut in Poland as a married couple and most likely have a little ceremony there as well for his friends and family who couldn’t fly over. The best part of this plan is that after we are done in Poland we can have our honeymoon somewhere in Europe (we might as well, we will already be there). I am definitely an off-the-beaten-path kind of a girl, so there isn’t really any chance we will go any of the standard European honeymoon locations. I am leaving all of that planning up to him (although I am not above emailing him helpful hints every once in a while!)
So that is a little bit about me, my situation, and my wedding vision. Please feel free to introduce yourself, and if you EVER want to discuss something wedding related leave a comment or email me at jnicholea at gmail dot com. Ciao e Grazie!
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Check out this really great blog, A Bride in the Making all about planning a fall 2009 wedding in NYC.
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If you want to read a really fun wedding blog with lots of cool and kinda funky ideas, you must check out It’s a Jaime Thing.
Recently finding an outlet to let my creative juices flow, I decided to finally begin my own blog. Hope you enjoy my findings, thoughts, dreams and creative plugs…into the life of a 29 year old woman who’s still trying to figure out what she “wants to be when she grows up”. Through life’s journey we find a fascinating road, but why not take the scenic route?! Hey I’m just Jaime…but if you understood you’d see a lot more!
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This fun blog, Lucky Me is absolutely chock full of wedding inspiration and ideas.
Lucky Designs is built around and supported by family. The company has as its focus providing clients with a unique, customized product that will enhance any event, gift, or communication for which it is used.
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So I’ve decided that I will select the photographers for Photo Phriday based on how many incoming hits Unveiled gets from photographer blogs. Yesterday, Jennifer Davis Photography brought us the most hits from a photographer so I bring you a spotlight on this very talented New York Wedding Photographer.
A little bit about Jennifer:
I absolutely love what I do. I have the privilege of documenting the most important moments in people’s lives. I have always been intrigued by photography and took my childhood hobby to the next level by earning a BFA in photography from the University of Florida.
I grew up in the suburbs of New York and knew I wanted to return to the Northeast after graduation. My experiences freelancing at The Knot, a national wedding magazine, and assisting commercial and wedding photographers served as a great foundation as I started my career in wedding photography.
I have developed a style that mixes my creative eye with an unobtrusive approach. I get excited when I capture a great moment, and those are usually the images that the subjects didn’t even know I was shooting.
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Anyone who is planning to visit the Caribbean for their honeymoon should totally check out this place, Jungle Bay Resort & Spa. It looks pretty amazing and is also eco-friendly and full of adventure opportunities. Something like this would be great for me since I can’t lay on the beach for more than about 20 seconds without getting bored (and sunburned).
Jungle Bay’s Mission is to enhance the natural environment and improve the livelihood of surrounding communities so that the region is improved in a sustainable way, while providing quality, comfortable nature-based experiences for our guests. Jungle Bay Resort & Spa was built and is operated in alignment with international sustainable tourism guidelines. As an alternative to traditional Caribbean tourism, the focus is on enjoyable nature-based activities and wellness of guests with quality service, guided by the principles as set by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES): TIES defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.
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DC Nearlyweds is one of my favorite wedding-related blogs because I get to read about all of these great weddings in my hometown of Washington DC. The funny thing is that I never even discovered this blog until after I moved to Los Angeles but now I can’t get enough. Enjoy!
Ah planning a wedding. Venture with us as we trod through the ever glamorous, vitally important, detail oriented process of orchestrating the most important day in a woman’s life (or at least it seems that way at the time) all while attempting to maintain some decorum and have a great time. These are the DC Nearlyweds!!
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