First things first…Did or did not the filming of Harry Potter’s Hogwart scenes take place at the University of Chicago? (Okay, I’m not even gonna pretend like I’ve made it through that movie. I’ve tried like three times and I fall asleep every time; I just can’t.) But for real this campus (George’s alma mater) is insanely gorgeous. It’s crazy to see kids in sweatpants lounging on the manicured garden lawns like well…normal college students. Every bit of this place, even the cafeteria looks like it’s a cathedral in Europe. So it was fitting that these two brought their own booze. (Hey, it’s college. But actually grown up and sophisticated now so whisky in grandfather’s flask will do the trick.) These two are absolutely fascinating! The more I get to know them the more I’m enamored. From their life goals to their world travels. From their foodie passion for cooking, to their love of the game Cribbage. I mean that’s the perfect example. Who actually knows how to play cribbage? They do! I’m tellin’ ya, they are absolutely fascinating people! They’re incredibly intelligent, but they’re also warm & inviting. I truly cannot wait a City View Loft wedding with two of the most interesting people!
They had me at that they’re having a brunch wedding. (Brunch, quite possibly in my top 3 simple pleasures in life.) They had me at donut cake. (Let all the angels say amen!) They had me at engagement photos at the house with coffee. (Coffee, absolutely, no doubt, in the top 3 simples pleasure in life) (:
These two are my wedding couple soul mates!
I knew it from the moment I first heard about their vision for their wedding. Of course, I’m obsessed with the brunch, the donut cake, the coffee, the whole thing. But the best part of brunch is that you’re having a relaxed time with people. And that’s what Marissa & Jordan have focused on from the get-go. In a day that can often times feel full or even hurried, I love that we get to slow down, and allow these two to soak up every moment of their wedding day. Savoring conversations & coffee…Dancing over handfuls of donuts. The people are the party. Mimosas help. (:
We’re starting a hashtag that #brunchisbest but I’d argue Marissa & Jordan are. Absolutely cannot wait for the wedding!
I’ve embraced the reality that having kids really does change things. Changes them wonderfully. Worth every I’m lookin’ a hot-mess second. But then I go into homes like Erica & Mike’s and I’m like: “Ya’ll are actually doing it!” You know, the still have your cool factor that most the rest of us parents have abandoned along side our previously late night cocktails & Netflix binges.
Mike & Erica, in all seriousness, (though ya’ll are for real providing major parent cool factor) you’re doing amazing as parents in short weeks that you’ve had David. Taking things in stride…Letting David get all the puppy brother kisses…Feeding instinctively…Hoping for a vacation (which I sure hope you’re on this week!) but holding the plan loosely…There’s going to be days where it’s easy, and days where you type out a blog as your kiddo throws a teething fit. (: Days where you’ll feel ahead of the parenting cool factor and days where you’re literally embarrassed to be seen. It’s all okay! Actually, more than okay. It’s real life. A life that you never fully can prepare for but one you would never trade even if you had seen it all coming. Keep embracing this new chapter. You’re doing amazing.