If you have any questions about our wedding information, or are wondering about one of the vendors, or would like pictures of any of it, feel free to leave me a comment with your question, or leave me your email and I will gladly get back to you!

Ian proposed to me on September 29, 2007 and we immediately dove into wedding planning. 

I opted to rush the planning so that we could get married the summer before I started law school, as opposed to trying to plan our wedding during law school.  Good decision?  Yes!  We were married on June 21, 2008 during a beautiful ceremony in North Bethesda, MD and it was followed by an amazing, fun night filled with dancing and laughing with all of our friends and family in Washington, DC.  I can honestly say, our wedding day was filled with so many special moments that they still bring tears to my eyes.

I documented a lot of the planning on this blog.  I shared the names of all of the vendors we met with, the venues we looked at, and the ideas that went into planning our special day.  I've compiled a very short list of various things on this page.  If you're looking for more detailed information, I suggest looking in the archives anytime between October 2007 and July 2008 for countless posts about our wedding.  There are a ton of resources and advice that helped us throughout the process.


Ever wonder how many appointments go into planning a wedding?  Here's our list of appointments, deadlines, and all of the vendors we met with.

09/29/07 - Ian Proposes!!
09/30/07 - The Planning Begins!
10/13/07 - Visit Reception Sites
10/14/07 - Register at Crate and Barrel
10/18/07 - Day off to Visit Reception Sites
10/20/07 - Hitched for Dresses and Dinner with Jeremy and Kim
10/21/07 - Creative Cakes for Tasting
10/23/07 - Bridal Images for Dresses
10/27/07 - Distinctive Designs for Dresses
10/28/07 - Absolute Entertainment for DJ
11/01/07 - Cherry Blossom for DOC
11/05/07 - Carl Bower Photography
11/06/07 - KIAD Creations for DOC
11/08/08 - Jan Michele Photography
11/10/07 - Bridesmaid dress shopping with Maggie
11/12/07 - Elaine Studley Photography
11/13/07 - David's Bridal with Maggie for Bridesmaid Dresses
11/14/07 - Freed Photographery
11/16/07 - Lauren Arrives! and Meeting with Russell from Freed Photography
11/18/07 - Photo Session with Kim and Jeremy
11/21/07 - Engagement Session with Freed Photography
11/29/07 - Meeting with Chris Laich
12/09/07 - Interview Marc Wilner - DJ
12/12/07 - Deadline for all Bridesmaid Dresses to be Ordered
12/31/07 - Bed Bath & Beyond Registry
2/02/08 - Wedding Band Shopping
2/06/08 - DaVinci's Florist
2/12/08 - Normandie Farm Restaurant for possible rehearsal dinner
2/16/08 - Cakes in Style Cake Tasting
2/17/08 - An Elegant Invite and Custom Cake Design Tasting
2/24/08 - Attendant Gift Shopping
3/02/08 - Upper Crust Cakes Tasting
3/04/08 - Westin Grand Tasting
3/08/08 - Pre-Cana Day 1
3/15/08 - Pre-Cana Day 2
3/17/08 - 3 Year Anniversary
4/07/08 - Pick out Flower Girl's Dress
4/18/08 - Sairra Lax for Makeup Trial
4/19/08 - Perez Salon for Hair Trial
4/22/08 - Meet with Priest
5/05/08 - First Fitting
5/10/08 - Quick Makeup Trial with Sairra and Shopping for Hair Piece
5/13/08 - Meet with Priest
5/17/08 - RSVP Deadline
5/19/08 - 2nd Fitting
5/20/08 - Meet with DOC - Erin!
5/27/08 - 2nd Tasting at Westin Grand
5/28/08 - Get Nails Did
5/29/08 - Meet with DaVinci's to go over Flowers
5/31/08 - Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party!
6/03/08 - Meet with Russell from Freed
6/04/08 - 3rd Fitting
6/06/08 - Walk-through at the Westin and Sex and the City Movie with Girls
6/07/08 - Ian's Bachelor Party; make seating cards, menus
6/10/08 - Final Fitting
6/11/08 - Nail appointment
6/13/08 - Meet with Music Director
6/14/08 - Hair Appointment and Ian's Family Arrives
6/15/08 - Last minute details
6/16/08 - Last minute details
6/17/08 - Last minute details
6/18/08 - Hand over Materials to Erin
6/20/08 - Get nails done, Rehearsal and Dinner
6/21/08 - WEDDING!!!!!:)
6/23/08 - Leave for Honeymoon in Greece
7/06/08 - Home from Honeymoon


Here is a list of all of the wedding vendors that made our day so special. (Here is the link to a page with all of the vendors we used, and their websites).

Alabasters Limousines - Bride and Groom's transportation
Atlantis Imagery - videographer
Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events
Chris Laich - We used Ray
DaVinci Florist - all flowers and centerpieces
Distinctive Designs Bridal - wedding dress
Freed Photography - Russell Cosner
Georgetown Prep's Chapel - Our Lady of Lourdes
Perez Salon and Day Spa - Michael Sr. for hair
RMA Limo - buses for guest and wedding party transportation
The Westin Grand - for the reception
Upper Crust Wedding Cakes
Vista Print - for save-the-dates printing

If you're looking for resources in the Baltimore/DC area, these are links to places that really were useful.