Monday, May 24, 2010

So This Is Love....

John and I recently had our engagement photos taken with our wedding photographers from Toole Art Photography.  Our photographers (Crystal and Mike) were kind enough to travel from Holland, MI down to Chicago and join us in Millenium Park for some fun. 

The engagement shoot was not part of our original plan but I'm so thankful we changed our minds as it was well worth it!  I'm so happy with the pictures and most importantly, it was great being able to get to know our photographers prior to the wedding.  Also, it was wonderful practice for John and I as we don't have much practice in model shots and perfect posing.....hahahaha.

Here are a few pictures that Crystal was kind enough to pass along for use on my blog.  There are many more and will be posted very soon!  Enjoy!

{Photos Courtesy of Toole Art Photography}

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Just Breathe....

Yes, I am still alive and my blog has not been shut down!  I have recently succombed to the stress of planning a wedding and unfortunately abandoned one of my favorite pastimes - all things weddings and sharing my wedding planning story through this blog.

No matter how hard one may try, a bride will most certainly reach her limit of stress at some point throughout the planning is only human.  However, hitting this breaking point has made me realize how important it is to not lose sight of your favorite hobbies and be sure to enjoy life.  While the wedding will be one of the most important days in my life, it is ONE day and I want to be sure and enjoy this entire experience with my fiance, family and friends rather than lose sleep over seating charts and table linens.

So on a lighter note, John and I recently had our engagement photos taken here in Chicago at Millenium Park.  We both had a ton of fun with the shoot and were really happy to be able to meet and work with our photographers at Toole Art Photography prior to the wedding.  Pictures will be posted very soon!

69 days and counting......I can't wait!