and we're back. we went down to virginia for the fourth of july like we do every year, and, as usual, it was a great and relaxing time. it's always just a simple trip home, but i look forward to it so much every year. we go to a vineyard or two, eat at some favorite restaurants, hang by the pool, grill out, make s'mores, drink coffee on the deck. for a couple of new yorkers, we basically live like kings. a good friend from college just moved down to virginia and from the looks of her apartment i'm pretty sure she's a millionaire. she assured me she's not and i just need to get out of the city more. fair point. (but she has a washing machine and dryer you guys!!!)
we also did a good amount of stuff for our wedding - met with the priest, visited the florist and, biggest of all, did a walk through of our reception site. when searching for a reception site we really wanted something that showed off virginia, particularly charlottesville - it's an absolutely beautiful place and we wanted our guests to leave thinking the same. but the vineyards booked up quickly (and were lots more expensive) and other reception sites were way off in the country - when we finally remembered an old club in town that was an option for us, it was like we smacked our heads and said "duh!" it looked beautiful in pictures, we trusted my parents when they said it was a great spot, and it has an old and storied virginia history. so seeing it in person for the first time? i almost peed myself. and brian said it was amazing and kept taking pictures of everything. and it has a great view of the mountains. all-around, a big win. after that little peek (i included some sneak peeks for you below!), we felt so excited and so happy - it was a great feeling to take away from the weekend and as we get closer to the wedding. addtionally, as we get closer to the wedding i'll be sharing more and more with you. i didn't want this to become a wedding blog but, to be honest, a lot of ya'll have asked about it and are interested! and since it's always on my mind...it makes it a pretty easy thing to blog about. so fear not! wedding details and stories will become a regular thing once we're a couple of months out. and with that, i wish you a happy monday!