{60 Days – Wedding Mode}

Time Remaining Until Wedding: {60 Days}

I spent the weekend in Wedding Mode. I felt bad for James, who kept trying to talk to me about extra-wedding things, much to his own detriment.

“Hey, Mal!” He said as he got home from work on Friday, planting a kiss on my forehead. “How was your lunch meeting today?”

{I had had lunch with one of the editors at Marvel, who is amazing. And when I say amazing, I mean that- apart from also being engaged and outraged at how expensive everything is- she and I are on the same page as far as our priorities and values in life, enjoy the same sort of media entertainment and agree that J. Crew is proof that the universe loves us and wants us to be happy. She is smart and funny and ambitious and lovely. I don’t often get too excited over New Acquaintances turning into Really Good Friends, but I’m fairly certain she and I were intended to divinely find one another so we’d both have someone to roll our eyes with. :) }

I could have told him all this, of course, but instead he got a quick glance as I looked up from the giant dry-erase board to-do list I was staring at, trying to pinpoint what I had forgotten. “Hi, notnowI’minweddingmode.”

I went through all my craft books, and the Martha Stewart Website, and my on-hand materials. I planned out which paper flowers would go in what arrangements, and took inventory of all my paints, brushes, glues, sparkles, scissors and baker’s twine. I made a long list of all the stuff we have to get done. I harassed our poor artist to get us the invite art, so I can take it to the printer today and have the invitations assembled and out by the end of the week.

I didn’t sleep earlier than 11pm and later than 4am.

I was a wedding-machine.

I realized that I’ve turned into a girl who can’t talk about anything but her wedding. I’d like to think that it’s simply because we moved the date dramatically forward, but I think all brides hit this phase. Happily, mine will only last about 8 weeks– after that, I’ll be married. And really, truly, I am trying to curb it. Mostly, that looks like me just keeping myself from talking when I see people’s eyes start to glass over. {I don’t mind. I’m just as efficient when I sit silently and think feverishly about The Wedding. :) }

Oh, how I cannot wait to just be married.

I’m also in love with the Country Strong soundtrack. Any girl who’s having a hard time getting herself on track, or who’s having a hard track pulling herself out of a planning rut {I was that girl two weeks ago}… I highly recommend downloading Country Strong by Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s an easy song to learn and a cathartic song to belt out when paper flowers are making you question your worth as a human being. :)

xo -MM.

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