Engaged 2/2019 - micro-wedding 7/2020. Cat mom, game nerd, bookworm and avid hiker.

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July 20, 2021

130days 19hrs


We got our pro-pics from our micro-wedding celebration! (pic heavy)
Gwendolyn in Married Life, on July 26, 2021 at 4:34 PM

Almost one year to the day from our legal marriage (we self-solemnized on a hike), we were able to have a wedding celebration with some of our loved ones. Travel constraints still made it impossible...

Melle, Jul 28, 2021 8 269
We did the thing (non-pro Bam)
Gwendolyn in Married Life, on July 21, 2021 at 8:51 PM

Yesterday we had our celebration of marriage (after COVID steamrolled our wedding). Some key people still couldn't come, so our 18 person list was down to 8. The day was so fun, especially with such a...

Gwendolyn, Jul 27, 2021 12 228 1
Best tattoo cover up (that won't rub off)
Gwendolyn in Wedding Attire, on May 19, 2021 at 11:35 AM

So what I'm finding is a lot of older posts and sales-y links. When I bought my dress and had it fitted, I didn't have a large side tattoo - one COVID postponement later and now I have a tattoo that...

Gwendolyn, Jul 1, 2021 7 229
Make-up feedback!
Gwendolyn in Hair and Makeup, on June 23, 2021 at 3:46 PM

Hi! My wedding was COVID delayed, I had my trial a year ago (now just under a month to go) and went back looking at the pictures and have decided there are some changes I want and would love...

Kari, Jun 27, 2021 12 267
Have any of you used Classic Photographers?
Gwendolyn in Planning, on June 21, 2021 at 10:23 AM

I'm 28(!) days out now, and among some other chaos (my pastry chef just resigned on Friday, leaving me with no cake) I haven't yet heard from CP. I did my worksheet a few months ago, and have updated...

Gwendolyn, Jun 21, 2021 2 76
Seating for a micro-wedding - help!
Gwendolyn in Wedding Ceremony, on June 10, 2021 at 11:37 AM

Hi everyone! I'm 39 days out and starting to think about seating now that we know who all is coming. Unfortunately, our guest list of 14 is now down to 8 (my grandparents, SOs parents, my aunt, uncle...

Gwendolyn, Jun 10, 2021 8 169
Fringe bangs - did they work for you?
Gwendolyn in Hair and Makeup, on June 9, 2021 at 11:01 AM

I had fringe bangs done a few months ago, and I really like what they do for my face. The big issue is, even with nightly cleansing of the fringe and using dry shampoo, they suck up all the sweat and...

Gwendolyn, Jun 10, 2021 4 133
Our trip is booked! Washington state, here we come
Gwendolyn in Honeymoon, on May 11, 2021 at 11:18 AM

Hi everyone! I want to share my excitement that we finally fully replanned and rescheduled our honeymoon. Our wedding was supposed to be last July followed by a 3 week trip to Japan. We've rescheduled...

Laurissa, May 19, 2021 8 93 1
Finally re-booked our "honeymoon"
Gwendolyn in Honeymoon, on October 19, 2020 at 12:28 PM

Our wedding (now marriage celebration) was rescheduled to next summer due to COVID. We went ahead and eloped and this weekend we are going on a weekend trip close to home to relax. When we...

Lynnie, Oct 20, 2020 5 115
Copper Stallion Media in Colorado Springs
Gwendolyn in Colorado Planning, on May 26, 2020 at 10:17 PM

I'm not sure if everyone has heard now about the pretty crappy actions of this company in response to a man asking for a refund after the death of his wife to-be, but I thought this should be shared...

Sydnee, Oct 15, 2020 4 31 1
Noticed something about my alterations that I'm worried about
Gwendolyn in Wedding Attire, on July 30, 2020 at 3:03 PM

My wedding has been delayed until next summer due to COVID - so my dress is already finished and is now stowed away into my closet. When I got home and looked at it again, I noticed something I hadn't...

Gwendolyn, Jul 31, 2020 12 303
With one week to go, we have officially post-poned
Gwendolyn in Community Conversations, on July 20, 2020 at 4:18 PM

Hi all, Oh today has just been a bucket of stress. From 22 family members coming, we moved down to just FH's parents and sister making it. I was thinking of all sorts of options, but ultimately, we...

Lynnie, Jul 21, 2020 11 245
Hair and make-up trial success!
Gwendolyn in Hair and Makeup, on July 12, 2020 at 5:07 PM

I had my trial today! I think I may ask that we go a little darker/more intense on the cheek and jaw counter (second makeup is after I added a little more at home) but otherwise I'm very happy. ...

Lynnie, Jul 13, 2020 11 177
My dress is finally finished!
Gwendolyn in Wedding Attire, on July 3, 2020 at 10:12 AM

Unfortunately due to my bust size, the illusion neckline was cutting my back and shoulders. My seamstress cut the sheer and added in some asymmetrical lace that it super similar to the rest of the...

Lynnie, Jul 6, 2020 18 288 5
Diminished guest list - move dinner into a "semi-private" space, or keep a too big room?
Gwendolyn in Wedding Reception, on June 20, 2020 at 1:36 PM

Hi all! Like many of you, I'm feeling the impact of the COVID situation. Our wedding is scheduled for 7/28 and we have opted to keep it (so far). We started with 22 people, immediate family only....

Gwendolyn, Jun 23, 2020 14 168
Inviting "last minute" local friends, after pandemic made family not able to attend?
Gwendolyn in Etiquette and Advice, on June 5, 2020 at 5:19 PM

I debated if I should post this because I feel like this could be sort of sensitive. Anyways, because most of our friends and family live many states away and we initially wanted to elope, we kept our...

Queen Cone, Jun 6, 2020 9 237
Centerpiece and cake table decor!
Gwendolyn in Style and Décor, on June 3, 2020 at 10:50 PM

We only have one large table, since we are now down to 14 people. We have a 16ft long table in a really nice room. I just finally tossed all the pieces (minus the fresh flowers from Trader Joes -...

Maria, Jun 5, 2020 8 119
Second fitting down, two more to go!
Gwendolyn in Wedding Attire, on June 2, 2020 at 7:39 PM

Today i had the second fitting to check the hem and how the illusion neckline is working now (she cut the fabric at the shoulder open to add some lace and make the sheer not dig in). We are going to...

Lynnie, Jun 4, 2020 14 338
Gwendolyn in Style and Décor, on May 22, 2020 at 1:40 PM

We are having a pretty small wedding (9-14 people total, depending on the COVID situation) but I still wanted everyone the "right" spot so I ordered these placecards from Minted. They are a bit small,...

Gwendolyn, May 28, 2020 5 111
Making micro-wedding dinner fun/special
Gwendolyn in Wedding Reception, on May 18, 2020 at 1:07 PM

Hi all! As long as Colorado allows more than 10 people in a group by July 28th, we will be having a microwedding with our close family. Unfortunately international family can no longer come, so we are...

Naikesha, May 28, 2020 6 141
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