Posted by: Lara | May 20, 2011

not so far now…

We’re at the 5 month mark now, and I’m starting to sweat a little.  We *did* get the registries all done (yea!), but there are still lots of details I wish we had further along their particular paths.  We haven’t settled anything with a florist, but we are exploring options with one of Scott’s family friends who did the flowers for his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary party.  We do have lots settled with the Biltmore.  The food is settled, the schedule is settled, but we still have details like the layout and decorations.

Oh, and I was pretty distressed to see that only three parties have gotten their reservations in at the hotel!  Come on everyone!  Get over to the tab we have set up on this very web page for Accomodations!  There’s a phone number and web page for the Quality Inn, so there’s everything you need.  Go make your reservations!  The nice discounted rooms in our block disappear on Sept. 7th!  Scott and I are thinking we’re going to send out another mailing.  Apparently the web page on our “Save The Date” magnets wasn’t inspiration enough for people to actually *visit* this site and see all the great info we piled on here.  So, if you’re reading this…. go to the Accommodations tab and get your reservations!

Did I mention that Scott and I have started one of those “crazy” diets?  It’s a low carb, low everything really, diet that was very good for Scott’s dad called “Medifast.”  You may have heard about it.  It’s a very restrictive diet, but we’re surviving so far.  We’re almost done with our first week, so think good thoughts for us as we try to stay committed!

Ok, back to work…

Posted by: Lara | May 11, 2011

Registries and Tasting

We’re almost done with the registries!  Yea!  We’re having some technical difficulties with one online service, so once that’s settled we’ll post our registry info here.

This past Saturday we went up to Biltmore with Scott’s parents to have the official Tasting!  It was magnificent!  You all are going to just *LOVE* the food!  Now, Scott and I have generally agreed that the food is one of the lesser important elements of a wedding, so we really didn’t have high expectations.  But we should have known better!  The Biltmore’s many restaurants have always been *outstanding* and we’ve been impressed with the awesome food every time we’ve eaten anywhere on the Biltmore estate.  So, I should not have been surprised when the food was all melt-me-in-my-chair delicious!  We’re having a great salad for the first course and a filet of beef and salmon as the second course.  The cake is going to taste just awesome too!  One layer will be a chocolate cake with chocolate filling flavored with Chambourd (sp?).  Another layer will be lemon with raspberry and cream cheeze fillings!  It will be outstanding! :):):)

We still have lots of stuff to manage, like deciding on a florist and getting the invitations dealt with.  Wish us luck!


Posted by: Lara | March 18, 2011

Random update

I’m taking a break from work to post a bitty update. Scott and I bought our plane tix to Aruba and are working on getting vacation insurance. It’s much cheaper than I’d imagined. We’re going through AAA.
We’re also working on the registries. Now that’s a lot more work than I thought it would be. It’s fun to shop, but it’s takes time to really plan what we’re going to do with the house, kitchen supplies, and other homey things. This Saturday we’re going to Macy’s to see what we can accomplish.

I hope everyone remembers to reserve your rooms at the Quality Inn! The room block is finite! Check out the “Accommodations” tab up top here if you need more info.

AW, back to work! TTYL!

Posted by: Scott | January 8, 2011

Honeymoon: We’re going to Aruba!

Beach at Divi Village in Aruba

Woo hoo! We just booked 8 nights into the Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort in Oranjestad, Aruba. It is on the NW corner of Aruba so we should be able to watch wonderful sunsets. Beach, sand, snorkling…. Woo Hoo!

We owe a great deal of thanks to Mom and Dad Coutinho for giving us their time-share points for this and going through the booking labyrinth for us! Thanks mom and dad! 🙂

Posted by: Lara | January 3, 2011

Save the dates are out!

We finally got the save the date cards out!  They were mailed this evening, so they should be showing up in mailboxes about January 4-5.  *whew*  One more milestone achieved!

Posted by: Scott | October 25, 2010

We are Live! (kind a)

Well,  Here we are on!  Not much here yet but give it time.

— Scott

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