This Won't Be A Wedding Blog

Ok. I'm gonna talk about my upcoming wedding BUT I promise this isn't going to be a 'wedding blog'.

There's nothing wrong with having a wedding blog, really, but this isn't going to be it. This might even be the only time I even mention my wedding, who knows.

We have a date set (September 30th), and a lot of stuff decided, but we're also still planning all of the smaller details. We're DIYing pretty much everything, and our venue is 'booked'. FYI, our venue is his parents house, so... we can kinda do whatever we want. One thing that is important to us: This is a wedding. This is not our marriage. And our marriage matters more to us.

We don't want to spend more than we can afford, and even if we could, we're just not big-fancy-wedding kind of people. I already have my dress ($14, what up!) and we're not having bridesmaids or groomsmen.

To say this is going to be non-traditional is an understatement.

I will, however, leave this Polyvore collage with you to show you my vibe. Surely, some of you will think to yourselves 'ugh typical and basic' and I say to you, good thing you will plan your own wedding : ) We like what we like, and trends come and go all the time. Plus, the food is going to be the dopest.



patio dreamin'

A collection of inspiration photos, and a 'vision board' are all I can really do right now, being that it's early February. But the chilly air won't keep me from dreaming!

We love to entertain and people tend to just drop by the house on occasion. I want to be sure we're taking advantage of every single beautiful day that will be more of a regular occurrence here in St. Louis pretty soon. Being outside is one of my favorite things, and life gets so busy it's hard to find time for picnics or hikes. My solution to this is to attempt a small back yard oasis for the little moments in between the craziness.

We have a modest backyard behind our rented home. There is no lake, no fancy gazebo. But we have projects in mind, just a few small ways we can make it our own.

First up, the fire pit. We found a metal one ridiculously cheap during the pre-holiday season sales. Bradley's going to build up around it with some bricks, so it looks a little more permanent.  During our thrifting adventures, we've been keeping an eye out for outdoor furniture. I wouldn't mind refinishing and painting a set, but we haven't found anything we like yet. Fingers crossed we can find something before spring sets in! 

String lights, lanterns and patterned pillows will tie together our little outdoor bohemian spot. Succulents are going to be key plants in our backyard space, as I have a hard time remembering to take care of plants. Low water i.e. maintenance is the way to go for me!

While most things in this vision board are expensive, as I've previously mentioned, we'll be DIYing everything. Rarely do we purchase anything 'new', so I'm interested to see what we can come up with!


patio by denvy featuring garden decor