I can’t believe how quickly 2016 flew by. In January Matt and I got engaged, and by the end of December we were married! Our wedding turned out perfectly and I have hundreds of photos of our big day! While I can’t possibly share them all with you, I picked some great photos that truly showcase how beautiful our day was.
A while back I decided that I would take December off of blogging. I’m getting married on 12/29/16 so I want to be able to focus on the wedding and Christmas without any added stress. Blogging isn’t stressful at all, but I don’t want an extra to-do list hanging over my head. My brother is also coming home on leave, which is why Matt and I are having a December wedding in the first place! I want to be able to spend as much time as I can with my baby brother before he walks me down the aisle on my big day.
This has been a big year for Matt and I. We got engaged in January and right now we’re in the process of buying a new home. We close on June 30th and move in the weekend of July 1st! Our wedding is on 12/29/16 and as soon as we move into our new home, the wedding planning must proceed. In the midst of purchasing our new home, which is on 1/3 acre, I was thinking about some of our wedding plans. While pondering how fun the event will be, an idea came to my head. Why not have the wedding rehearsal dinner at our house since our new home is so much bigger than our current one and the yard is massive and gorgeous? Brilliant. I ran it by Matt and my mom, who both agreed that it’d be perfect. The best part? Dogs are welcome! That’s right, I’m having a dog-friendly wedding rehearsal dinner.
It’s actually happening. I’m going to be a wife! The future Mrs. Genovese, to be exact! (And I seriously can’t wait to change my last name). The time between the proposal and booking of a venue has been very short, but we’re less than a year out from the wedding. Matt and I didn’t have much of a choice because we wanted to get married whenever my baby brother would be home on leave from the Army. Originally we chose 12/30/16 but the venue we wanted was booked that day, so we went with the 29th instead. So……we did it! We put down the deposit, signed a contract and we are rockin’ & rollin’. Matt and I will become Mr. & Mrs. Genovese on 12/29/16 at Villa Siena!
My baby brother, Matthew, came home on leave this past week. He serves in the US Army and I hadn’t seen him in one whole year. Of course, we were all beyond excited for Matthew’s homecoming. We’re a close family and occasions like this one mean a lot of celebrating and quality time together! My mom has a second home in Payson, AZ so this weekend Matt and I headed up there with Matthew and my mom. Payson got about six inches of snow, and we wanted to have some fun! Little did I know, it’d be the most memorable Payson trip EVER!