The weekend after our Engagement Party, we had an appointment at Men's Wearhouse...which was a disaster, to say the least. The employees were so unprofessional and were completely unorganized. Did I mention that we actually had an appointment? You think they would have been prepared.....but no. The salesman who "helped" us didn't really try to show us what they offered as far as tuxes, and only showed us 3 different suits, from which he expected us to choose one. He then pointed us to their very limited samples of vests/ties, and then told us to meet him at the register once we picked. Umm, no thank you. We proceeded to walk out, and decided that we were going to be heading back to Maya Couture for our tuxes too. As it turns out, we'll be getting all of our wedding party's attire from Maya...and I'm really pleased with how that turned out! We went to Maya this past Thursday and picked out all of the tuxes, from Michael's to our groomsmen & ring bearer to our father's tuxes. I love all of them and I'm so glad we ended up ditching Men's Wearhouse in favor of Maya!
On Valentine's Day, Michael and I went to a nice restaurant that we've been wanting to try for a while. We usually never go out ON Valentine's Day because of how crowded it is, but we made reservations well in advance, so it was actually a pleasant evening. We had a very nice dinner along with a bottle of Riesling...and dessert too. I definitely ate too much...so I did what any normal person would do....I went for a run when I got home that night. I know, I'm such a romantic person, right? ;)
It was a late night for me, because I was also packing for a quick trip to Orlando for work. I had a 7am flight on the 15th, so I got very little sleep that night. Which is fine because I wanted to sleep on the plane...only I didn't really fall asleep. I'm such a nervous flier, so if I can fall asleep, I do. However, my flight to ATL was only an hour and then the flight from ATL to Orlando was only an hour, so sleeping wasn't really an option! I arrived in Orlando to 85 degree, sunny weather - perfect, since I left behind cold, cloudy weather in VA. Even though it was a short trip, I had a great time and it was a nice change of scenery! I headed back home on the 16th, and had a bit of a stressful return flight. Both landings, ATL and home in Norfolk, were bad...like uneven, right-leaning landings. It was incredibly foggy in Norfolk, so you couldn't even see the runway lights until we were like ~100 feet from the ground. Seriously. And when we did see the ground, we were definitely coming in at a strange angle. I'll just say that I was so relieved to be on the ground and safe.
Unfortunately, when I woke up the next morning after my trip, I had picked up a virus...and ended up sick all weekend. While I hate being sick, I think it was actually good for me to take an entire weekend to just relax and catch up on sleep! Luckily, I was fine once Monday came around. This past week has been nice...and exciting. I took my engagement ring to get resized, because it was much too big and it needed to be done before it fell off my finger! I couldn't stand the thought of my left hand having a bare ring finger, so I went to Nordstrom and bought a cubic zirconium ring to wear in the meantime. From a distance, it almost looks like the real thing. ;)
|The "fake" ring!|
I also made an exciting purchase this past week - I happened to go on Rue La La at the right time, during a sample sale....and I found the perfect wedding veil! I had no idea they even had any veils for sale, but I was just checking out the sale, and there it was! I tried on a gorgeous veil at my bridal salon, but the cost was outrageous (nearly 2/3 of the cost of my dress!), so I wanted to keep looking. I hadn't really had any luck finding the type of veil I wanted - lace, cathedral length - for a good price. So when I saw this veil on Rue La La, I knew I had to purchase it. It has small scalloped lace, it's cathedral length, and it's ivory...all things that I was looking for in a veil. It's supposed to arrive in the mail this week, and I can't wait to see it! I can't believe that I've already purchased my dress, shoes, and now my veil...and bridesmaid dresses, and the groomsmens tuxes. Making progress! :)