On our final full day in Florence we slept in a bit because we had no official plans. No tickets had been bought, and no set time to be any place.
As we finish up our last full day in Rome here is half of our Florence adventure. More to come soon as we will be hanging out for one night in Milan before flying home.
Hello all! We are still working on our wedding weekend blog, but as it will be a long post we decided to start posting about our trip. The following blogs are written by Matthew with comments from Amanda in italics
Hi! Hope all is well out there in the interwebs. I’m going to attempt to write up the recap from Matt’s bachelor party weekend aka MATTCHELOR PARTY!!! So please forgive me if I’m not goods at this words-on-paper-talking thing. Like the Game of Thrones, this is my POV so you have to ask others for their version of the story.
So I’m possibly the worst blogger imaginable… One month later, here we are to recap the New Orleans wedding shower for Amanda and Matt! It was a great night filled with family and good friends.
We finally bought our tickets to Europe for the trip of my life.
Hello, all! I’m here to recap Amanda’s bachelorette over Memorial Day weekend. I apologize for the belated post, but at least we’re getting this up before the next shower!
On April 17th, 2007 Amanda and I had our first date. More than eight years later we still aren't married. Thankfully, plans have been set in motion to remedy that.
Matt and I were really excited to visit New Orleans for so many reasons: family, Christmas, and taking care of wedding tasks that are hard to from Austin. Setting up tastings with bakeries and our caterer was the first thing on our list.
This is the story about how it happened. The amazing, not-as-romantic-as-I-pictured-it-in-my-head moment when I finally found the courage to ask her.
After the excitement of getting engaged settled in a little bit, we started to think logically about the wedding. One of the first things we talked about was our bridal party. We both had so many people in our lives that we loved and wanted to be next to us on our special day. Once we decided on a list, we wanted to ask them in a way that made them feel special and loved.
Last year (2013), Amanda and I spent Thanksgiving in New Orleans. At that time, I knew 2014 was the year I wanted to propose. Amanda and I were better than ever, and our professional and personal lives were in sync. It was time to ask her parents if it was OK for me to marry their daughter.