Getting engaged is fun. You get a bunch of attention, people want to hear how "it happened," there's a sudden fascination with looking at your hand, it's exciting. Then you start planning a wedding. And, while it's fun... it can also be daunting. So much to think about! So much to do! So many questions! Then things start to level out, and you get to begin enjoying the time and the entire process. That's about where I'm at now. The days following my engagement, things were nuts, like, bananas. I was thinking about so many things that I never in a million years anticipated thinking about. Now J and I have a a couple of the big things knocked out and now we can start to enjoy being fiances.
Last weekend, my mother threw us an engagement party at Pi in the Delmar Loop. When she asked us where we thought the shin-dig should be, the two of us knew that we wanted to do something that was special to us. And anyone who knows anything about our relationship knows that we have a serious love for pizza... and beer. In fact, when we first started dating, our "date nights" were always referred to as "pizza nights" because we would try a new pizza place each week.
After a little (read: a lot) of worry about the weather, since the day before we saw a good six inches of snow, the sun came out, the snow stopped falling and the streets were cleared. Our closest family and our wedding party joined together to spend the afternoon enjoying pizza, salad, beer and garlic bread from the fantastic team at Pi. From the planning stage to the execution, Pi took care of us well, and we all left very full and very happy.
Continue reading for pictures from our engagement party and more details on all my favorite pizzas that were served, some gifts we had received (Hello, I had no idea we got gifts! There's so much to learn as a bride...), and a sneak peek at our wedding party. Read More