wedding minus one

dom perignon

craig and i are getting married one year from today!!!  on 11.5.11 we'll be tying the knot and beginning our happy married life together. 

xix's view : )
so what does one do on wedding minus one year? well, we're cracking open a 2000 vintage bottle of dom perignon (which was a very thoughtful gift from family friends), enjoying a gourmet (albeit homemade) dinner and relaxing fireside for the remainder of the evening. sounds perfect to me...

xix restaurant

one year from today we'll be in philadelphia, staying at the bellevue hyatt.  the ceremony will begin at 4:30pm in the cliveden room, and we'll exchange vows that we found in an irish wedding traditions book my mom gave us on our engagement.  after the ceremony, we'll do our first "couple shots" with the photographers (craig doesn't want to see me beforehand, so he can be surprised at the ceremony) as our guests enjoy the cocktail hour.  once we get in enough picts, we'll join our guests for the reception in xix restaurant on the 19th floor of the bellevue building.  it has amazing views of the city.  then, as the reception draws to a close, we'll remind guests to join us at tavern on broad for the after party!  fun times await : )

happy weekend everyone!