Does anyone want to buy a house? No, seriously. I’d really like for someone to buy my house. Thankfully we aren’t in a position where we are on a time crunch to get it sold or in a financial crisis but I’m starting to get really excited about what’s next and the fact that I have no timetable as to when that’s going to happen is starting to annoy me.
We’ve had three showings. Not bad but not great. I’m hoping my freshly laundered undies sitting atop my bedroom dresser didn’t deter the last showing. That’s what happens when you aren’t expecting a showing and are in a meeting when you get the “Can we show your house in 10 minutes?” call. I’m also not complaining about having the house on the market because it’s given me an extended excuse to have Sany and her crew come in and clean the house from top to bottom every few weeks. I can’t tell you how much I haven’t missed scrubbing the shower or mopping the floors. It’s completely worth the eye rolls I get every few Fridays.
Speaking of which, next time I catch grief about having Sany clean the house, I’ll just remind Chase about how he recently got into a fight with a wasp on our front porch and cracked a gigantic piece of our siding with a broom. I took less of a UFC approach and went to the grocery store to buy wasp spray. Take a guess at which method worked.
I think I’m most excited about simplifying our life. We have so much wasted space for just two people and a canine. We also have too much silly stuff. Stuff just sitting in closets, in boxes and sitting in the attic doing absolutely nothing but collecting dust. When we finally do move, I don’t want to take with us all of that stuff. I’ll honestly probably sell every single thing I possibly can. Except for my farmhouse dining room table that I didn’t tell Chase we were getting and just showed up with one day. I guess a dining room table is a little more subtle than the new car I just showed up with on another day. Did I ever mention how I have this deep-rooted issue with proclaiming my independence? I’ve since learned those actions were really selfish and probably not the smartest decisions for a successful marriage.
Something tells me that Sarah and Luke aren’t going to have any issues with a successful marriage. They are a seriously adorable couple. There’s a few notable things that I adored about this couple and their wedding:
- They met at a bowling class in college at NC State.
- I introduced Sarah’s mom to Sun Drop slushies and she loved them. So much so she asked for seconds during one of our meetings.
- The groom’s brother, who was the best man, gave the most heartfelt toast at the reception. I usually keep my emotions in check at weddings but I couldn’t help tearing up while listening to him speak about how proud their father would have been of Luke.
- Sarah looked drop dead gorgeous on her wedding day. Not that she wasn’t beautiful every time I saw her but typically she came in straight from work and would be in scrubs with her hair up. She was perfection in that gown.
- In lieu of a guest book, the couple had guests sign a canvas with the state of North Carolina painted in the center. We placed the cutest little sign next to the painting politely asking guests to not sign on the state but around the perimeter. I periodically checked throughout the night and I’m happy to report we made it until the last 30 minutes without having someone sign inside the state. Since I enjoyed the best man’s speech so much, I decided to let him get away with not following the signing rules.
- The Raleigh Trolley ran into the parked car of a guest about five minutes before the ceremony. Ok, maybe I didn’t adore that about their wedding but it is something I’ll never forget.
It was a beautiful April wedding ceremony at All Saints Chapel with a reception following at The Stockroom 230. Even though the couple maxed out the space with about 180 guests, Unforgettable Food Affairs had no problem providing an amazing dinner. The couple opted to display the cutest cutting cake baked by Sweet Traditions by LeAne. CE Rental provided the luxurious linens while Gregg Kennedy with Brides & Bouquets added a touch of romance with the personal bouquets and reception flowers. He even voluntarily lent a helping hand in setting up the ceremony space. Blue Light Entertainment kept the dance floor packed right up until the moment Sarah and Luke departed in a rickshaw provided by Crank Arm Rickshaw. And during that departure, at the end of a long day, Sarah’s make up still looked flawless because Perfection by Patricia knows how to rock it.
Reliving this beautiful wedding day wouldn’t be possible without the amazing and talented Julie Livingston Photography. I always enjoy working with someone with such a sweet heart, incredible eye and wonderful personality. She’s a gem.
It’s the simple things in life sometimes. A single rose sitting in a vase. A shared affection for Sun Drop slushes. Signing inside the state. A baby’s breath bouquet. A hug from a grateful bride at the end of her wedding day. A house that fits. Simple doesn’t mean boring. I’m looking forward to making my life not any less significant but much more simpler.
Ceremony Location: All Saints Chapel
Reception Location: Stockroom 230
Coordination: Orangerie Events
Photographer: Julie Livingston Photography
Caterer: Unforgettable Food Affairs
Florist: Brides & Bouquets
Linens: CE Rental
Make Up: Perfection by Patricia
Rickshaw: Crank Arm Rickshaw