9/18/18

Guess what? We only have 20 days to go! It’s been a busy few weeks. I started my last semester of school so I’ve been incredibly busy between working, classes, and clinicals. However, I have also kept myself occupied with getting all the little details of our elopement together. Seeing as everyone thinks that I am having a surprise birthday party for Tony, he couldn’t exactly jump in on that planning (although he’s been helping from behind the scenes!).

We are all set for our big day. Tony bought his suit, my dress is ready to go, and will be picked up in 2 weeks. We’ve picked out some fun little details to include in our special day. I bought us two paper flowers to put on top of our cake, but what makes them unique is that they were made from Harry Potter pages, specifically The Order of the Phoenix. They are also painted Scarlet and Gold because we were both sorted into Gryffindor. There was no way I could get married without letting a little bit of my nerdy side some out somewhere. We also decided that because this day is truly about us that we would write our own vows. I already told Tony be prepared because I’ll probably bawl my eyes out! Our photographer is all set, and I am looking forward to seeing the final prints.

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After our elopement, we come home and hang out for a few days, and enjoy being Mr. and Mrs. for the first time. We then pack up, and head to Cleveland for the big family reveal. Our dinner reservations for 22 includes my family from Buffalo, and Syracuse, Tony’s family from Cleveland, and Columbus, as well as close family friends from the CLE area. As far as everyone still knows the dinner is for Tony’s birthday. Our plan is to have our family and friends come in, sit down, order drinks, order dinner, and then we’ll reveal our surprise! I have created gift bags with to give to everyone! The bags will include a framed picture of our day, maple syrup to represent me, and scarlet and grey m&ms to represent Tony (O-H I-O!), as well as the super cool fox sugar cookies we’re having made by a local baker here in Buffalo!

Last but not least, our party in Buffalo with our friends. I’ve been tip toeing around Tony’s back preparing for his ‘surprise party’ here on October 20th. Location is confirmed, delicious Fat Bobs ordered, and naturally I had to get a few things to decorate. Once we announce to our family I’ll get out website up and running, and start telling our friends that it’s in fact a post-elopement celebration, and not Tony’s birthday! Everything is falling into place easily, and I have sincerely enjoyed how fun and laid back the planning process has been.

With that being said, as of right now, we can kick our feet up, and wait for our day to come. I hope you all have enjoyed reading about our adventures leading up to our elopement!

Love,

Brenna

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