It’s been an eventful week. For starters, today marks 1 year since I started this blog. I’d call that an accomplishment (and a reason to celebrate/give myself a pat on the back). Next thing: I was offered a full time job as a Print Designer with Kellwood. This was pretty out of the blue for me (I was a temp for them until the end of 2014 and thought that door had closed but here we are now).
And having a steady paycheck came at a pretty ideal time for Zack and I because (drumroll please)….we have a wedding date! April 1, 2016. And, no, we aren’t fooling you with the date. More on the where and when later; today we’re focusing on the who.
I knew who I wanted to be in my bridal party for a while but I made no mention of it to anyone (although as some of my best friends, I’m sure they knew it was coming). I planned on popping the question when I visited NC, and I had found the perfect idea on Pinterest (side note: how did anyone plan a wedding before Pinterest?).
So today’s post (and one of the first DIY/wedding posts for the blog) recounts how I popped the question. Let’s meet the maids:
Katie Allen Peters —the matron of honor. Friends since middle school, the good times go way back.
Brittany Hall — the maid of honor. Met the first day of high school and the rest is history.
Megan May — bridesmaid. We met in college but I feel like we’ve been friends forever.
Lizie Hardy — bridesmaid. Zack’s sister but we were friends before Zack & I started dating.
I had everyone meet for dinner under the pretense that I wanted a girls night the weekend I came back into town. Everyone got a box and inside was a balloon with the instructions to “pop” it. (Get it?) Scroll through the pictures below, and you’ll see how it went down.
XO — Courtney
PS — for those of you following who don’t know me, my fiancé’s last name is Hardy . . . hence the “Party Hardy” & the wedding hashtag. Here’s the story of how he popped the most important question. Thanks for following!