Weekend/ Wedding Plans Update:

Had an eventful weekend. Started off Friday night celebrating my great grandma’s 93rd birthday with pizza and cake at her house. Although, with her sarcastic and sassy personality, you’d never know she is 93!! So grateful to still have her around!
During the day Saturday my fiance and I spent time checking a few more items off of our wedding to-do list. We booked a location for our rehearsal dinner. We chose Joey’s Party House in Penfield, NY. Their party house is in a completely separate building from their restaurant, so we will get to enjoy our dinner with our wedding party privately with our very own bar πŸ™‚

Saturday night was spent attending a fundraiser for the Lustgarten Foundation. For those of you unfamiliar with the Lustgarten Foundation, their mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. This foundation holds a special place inΒ my heart as I lost my grandpa to pancreatic cancer in 2012.

The specific fundraiser I attended was located in Rochester, NY. The fundraiser is called the Luau for Lustgarten. Each year people purchase tickets to attend the luau, and everyone comes dressed in their Hawaiian leis and grass skirts. There is a DJ playing music, we have a sit-down dinner, as well as participate in raffles and silent auctions for amazing prizes. All of the money raised from the event goes directly to the Lustgarten Foundation. It is truly the greatest feeling be able to contribute to a cause that I feel so passionate about.

To learn more information, check our the Lustgarten’s site: https://www.lustgarten.org/Β 

Sunday morning was spent running errands with my mom and sister. Lately all of our errands are centered around my wedding, surprise! We purchased a few items for my upcoming bridal shower, but mostly looked for ideas for shower planning process.

My parents, my fiance, and I spent Sunday afternoon at our wedding venue, Deerfield Country Club. Deerfield invited us to attend a food tasting. The venue was completely decorated as if a real wedding was taking place. Deerfield set up various food stations along with several vendors (bakeries, makeup artists, etc.), and we were able to wander around, ans sample different items. It was absolutely phenomenal!

The tasting event made everything feel so real–August is basically right around the corner! We have an appointment with our event coordinator Tuesday to select our menu items and go over some of the other wedding details. Does anyone have any advice that they would give as to choosing menu items, etc.? Always love hearing suggestions from those that have already gone through the wedding planning process!


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