Monday, September 28, 2009

The final 48....

Hello All and Happy Monday!

We had a busy weekend! Mark's birthday celebration was Saturday evening. There were lots of people and lots of food! All turned out well! Especially the Oreo cheesecake and buffalo chicken dip.....mmmmmm.

Our engagement photo session went well last week. Here is a sampling for you!

Another busy week ahead!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Did you really think....

...that I would post pics of MY dress. I think not. You can in 51 days!



*Thank goodness it's almost Friday!

We had our engagement photo session last night at Lititz Springs Park. It was fun, but it was also hot and buggy. Our photographer should have them up soon! :-)

In other news, my dress fitting is tonight. I'll post some pics later.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Hello All!

I was thinking today about the wedding (when am I not). I realized that many of you don't know about Riverdale Manor (ie: the place we'll be getting married). So, I will play tour guide. When you turn at 62 Pitney Road, you will probably be wondering why you are driving down an alley. This is normal. That was my first reaction, and I thought we were lost.

Once you reach the wrought iron gate the scenery morphs from construction site riddled with potholes into a rolling lawn with natural water feature (ie: Conestoga river) and a picturesque farmhouse.

The farm house was built in the 1800's and has been fully restored. The ballroom was build to look like an old barn, but hasn't had it's 10th birthday yet.

The pavilion where the ceremony will take place was completed earlier this year.

Photos are all courtesy of Riverdale Manor and their respective photographers.

PS- Engagement photo session tonight, hopefully, if the rain holds off!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hotel Info

Hello All!

Big news: Today is Mark's 25th birthday! So give him LOTS of birthday wishes! :-)

After a second review of the hotel contract I noticed an important detail I did not divulge earlier:

Cut off Deadline

Reservations must be received by 10/15/2009. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only.

Please book early! If you have any questions/concerns/comments call me, email me or leave a comment on our blog (aka here).



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's the Final Countdown...

I am bouncing off the walls today! It could be the extra large iced coffee from DD or the fact that in 2 months, 5 hours and 16 minutes (but who's counting) I will be Mrs. Aldrich! *insert Happy Dance here*

Good news on the wedding front:
Calligrapher has been confirmed.
Hair salon has been confirmed.
I FINALLY found shoes! <3 DSW

PS- I hope you get the reference. That song is stuck in my head today.



Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Hello to All!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We were super busy as usual. Friday night we met Kay and Nanners for a late dinner at PF Chang's in Plymouth meeting. Slooooww service, but goooood food! We went rock climbing with Dave and Eric for Dave's 17th b-day! *Happy Birthday Dave!* Followed by dinner at The Works and sleep. We had a lovely Labor Day picnic at John's humble abode followed by a couple of games of volleyball where everyone got to witness my "amazing" athletic skills. *shocking, I know*. Overall, it was a nice long weekend. 2 long weekends in a row...I think I could get used to this. :-) Have a great Monday, er Tuesday!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

T-Minus 73 days!

Happy almost Friday!

Mark and I are having another uber busy week. Yesterday we confirmed the hotel. There are a block of rooms reserved at the Lancaster Courtyard Marriott. If you are planning to stay Saturday or Sunday night(s) please call 717-393-3600 and use group code: BAWS. There will be a shuttle service for hotel guests taking them to Riverdale and back again. You will need to request early check in, seeing that check-in is normally at 3pm and the ceremony begins at 3pm.

Tonight we are going to pick out the tuxes and have our 2nd pre-marital counseling class with Pastor Rene.

*Still looking for red wine suggestions. If you have any, please share!*


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Long Weekend

Hello All,

I am back to work today after a long, enjoyable weekend. We drove up to Mark's parent's house and then off to the NY Finger Lakes for a day of wine tasting for your enjoyment on the 15th of November (it's coming up so fast)! We still need to purchase red wines though....anyone have suggestions? I'm more of a white wine kind of girl.


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