March 11, 2017

Our Blog

  • Fine Print

    or the small things

    Some things to note:

    1. Plus One: while we would love for everybody to have a guest accompany them, there simply isn't room enough. We've had to limit the "plus one" we can give out for space and food accommodations. So please, unless we indicated a plus one on the invitation, we respectfully ask that you don't bring a guest.

    2. Small kids: being that our wedding is at a private residence, and the yard is open to the street, we would like to ask guests with children to consider making alternate plans for them for the day. We're only able to accommodate for immediate family members with children.

    3. Social media: take and post all the pictures you'd like; we would love to see them too. Please use our hashtag so we can easily find them to enjoy: #ArbourWedding031117


    Added by Rebecca & Michael on Tue, Jan 10th 2017

  • Counting Down

    or how it's only 60 days away

    The final stretch 

    Added by Rebecca on Tue, Jan 10th 2017

  • Bridal Shower

    Or how the gals showered me with love

    My bridesmaids put together a great bridal party brunch. I cannot stop giving thanks to the ladies and all the guests for such a great time. 

    Added by Rebecca on Tue, Jan 10th 2017

  • Fur Baby

    or our new child

    We posted back in June about Stevie. Sadly, it seems when we adopted her she was terminally ill. Unbeknownst to us. 28 days after adopting our precious girl we had to put her to sleep. After many tears and discussions, we decided to try again. We were blessed to fall in love with a beagle boy we named Kylo. He's 1.5 years old, gorgeous, sweet and so hyper. He favors Mike and protects me when Mike is away. He's active with us and boy is he spoiled.

    Added by Rebecca & Michael on Thu, Sep 1st 2016

  • Crafty

    Or how the Bride does DIY

    So. Much. Crafting. Seriously I love it. We spent an hour at Hobby Lobby getting together all the things I'd need to make my bouquets and banners and center pieces. Things are in motion. 6 months, 10 days. 

    Oh that just reminded me that the "Save the Dates" need to go out soon. Time to compile addresses....

    Added by Rebecca on Thu, Sep 1st 2016

  • Wedding Planning In Full Swing

    or How the Bride has OCD

    im a planner. i love it. i'm also very organized. the wedding is like 9 months away and we have everything planned out. it's a matter of executing the plans now.

    colors are chosen.

    the vendors have been selected.

    my dress has been purchased.

    his attire has been picked out.

    wedding party is in order.

    location secured.

    official has been selected.

    rings figured out.

    i have some small details to figure out but since there's tons of time, i'm not worried. the best part? (other than marrying my one true love!!!) i get to craft soooo many things for our wedding. which is fun for me and very budget friendly.

    Added by Rebecca on Sun, Jun 19th 2016

  • Becoming Parents

    Or How We Adopted a Dog

    Mike and I are the proud parents of a 4 year old weeny dog we named Stevie. She's kinda the best thing in life. Other than my groom, of course.

    Added by Rebecca on Sun, Jun 19th 2016

  • How We Met

    or How We Became Swolemates

    I started a journey to lose weight. That journey included joining a local gym, and being active with weight loss groups on social media. One of the outlets I used was Instagram. While surfing through a weight loss transformation page on IG I saw the transformation pics of a few guys I’d seen working at my gym. I commented on the pics and mentioned I recognized the guys from the gym. Mike was one of those guys. We began talking on IG about weight loss and at the gym we’d wave or smile at each other. Soon I started to workout with Mike and his friends. Texting and going to the gym and fitness Expos and baseball games. We saw each other often and really had the time to get to know each other and we both liked what we found in the other. We built a friendship pretty much immediately, and love crept in slowly but surely.

    Added by Rebecca on Wed, Apr 20th 2016