Behind The Butter

Virtual Coffee Date

If we were having coffee this fine Thursday morning, I would tell you that we found the PERFECT wedding venue last week in Austin. I’m not going to give too many details quite yet {I want to wait until we actually put a deposit down so I know it’s for sure} but….it’s wonderful. And it’s so “us”. I want to live in it. Or at least the cute little retro bride’s house. Heh.

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that, on top of finding the perfect venue, we also picked a date! Adam and I will get married on May 25th, 2013. Memorial Day weekend. Originally we were thinking of a June wedding, but since we want to have the ceremony outside we were a little worried about the Texas heat. Our venue happened to have a May date open so we are snagging it! Can you tell I’m excited?!?! And highly caffeinated??

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that I’m so excited to go home for Christmas. We are doing the whole multi-family Christmas again so we’ll be in both Georgia and Texas this year….Austin again for New Years Eve, which I am already super excited about.

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that I made another HUGE pot of spaghetti last night. The weather is just awful outside and this meaty sauce seemed like the perfect solution. If you haven’t tried this recipe yet, please do! My soul begs you.

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that I’ve started to assist a yoga class once a week, along with teaching twice a month, and I still really, really love it.

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that I’m going wedding dress shopping next month with my mom and maid of honor in Charleston. That still feels funny to say {type} out loud. I feel like just yesterday I was prom dress shopping?

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that Adam and I recently discovered Parenthood {I know…3 years late} and we are addicted. Like, totally addicted. We’ve watched two seasons in a month and just started season three last night. It’s SO GOOD. I can’t even believe how good it is.

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that you need to come over and help me eat the leftover banana pudding from the other day. It’s still in my fridge. And it’s dangerous.

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  • polly
    November 29, 2012 at 3:43 am

    oh i LOVE this coffee date. and eeeeee for Memorial Day weekend! 🙂

    happy happy happy. love love love!!!!

    and Parenthood? It only gets better and better. This season has me crying every single episode and i adore all the characters. Especially Amber and Joel and Jabbar and grandpa Zeke. <3

    happy Thursday sweet little sis! love you!

  • Erin
    November 29, 2012 at 3:45 am

    That’s so exciting that you picked a date!! I’m actually getting married on the same day but here in North Carolina! Happy wedding planning!

  • Linda
    November 29, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Thanks for coffee! I so enjoy your site–the recipes and your joy warm my day here in chilly Maine. Savor all the special moments leading up to your wedding day. Best Wishes!

  • Beth @ a latte inspiration
    November 29, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Oh how I love your coffee date posts! I can’t wait to read more about your wedding plans. 🙂 I made your Mom’s chili using Thanksgiving leftovers, oh my goodness it is amazing! I could of eaten the whole pot in one sitting, perfect for chilly weather. 🙂

  • Anita
    November 29, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Congrats on setting a date and finding a perfect venue!

    If we were having coffee this morning , I’d tell you we must have been great friends in another life – we have the same birthday, are the same age, and now have the same wedding date! I’m a long-time reader but first time commenter – slightly alarmed I sound like a stalker but the commonalities were just too many not to now!

    Have a great time dress shopping – I went last week with my Mom and Grandmother and had a blast (and found the perfect dress!)

  • Blog is the New black
    November 29, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Congrats on setting a date and picking a venue! It’s so fun and exciting. I can’t wait to see your details unfold!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    November 29, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Ooh it sounds like your plans are coming along so well for the wedding!! I can’t wait to see your dress, the venue, and oh my gosh, the menu!! I feel like that’s going to be the biggest decision I make when I eventually get married lol! I hope you have an awesome time shopping next week!

  • Poetesswug (Deb)
    November 29, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Ha! Ha!…If we were having coffee this morning, I would say: “How wonderful! A May wedding!!” 🙂 And you would no longer have leftover banana pudding…or spaghetti sauce…in your refrigerator!! LOL That’s the kind of coffee date I ‘virtually’ am!! ^_^

  • Laura
    November 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

    I’m drinking my morning cup of coffee as I read this, which makes this post even better
    And I can’t wait to see your dress! Hmm…. You should keep that a surprise until you blog about your wedding day!
    I’m curious what kind of dress you’ll get? Simple/classic I bet

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    November 29, 2012 at 4:52 am

    So EXCITING! I recently discovered Parenthood too and LOVED it but then forgot. I made need to “rediscover” it. 😉

  • Jenn
    November 29, 2012 at 4:58 am

    I’m so excited for you and Adam!! May will be the perfect wedding. I will live vicariously through Polly:) And, we LOVE Parenthood, too! Another good series to start after that is Brothers & Sisters. I’m not through every season yet, though. You’ll love it that they drink lots of wine!!
    Happy planning and shopping!!

  • Elisabeth
    November 29, 2012 at 5:14 am

    So glad you finally discovered Parenthood! I’ve been hooked since the beginning 😀

  • Kristen
    November 29, 2012 at 5:18 am

    We got married on Memorial Day in Austin – six years ago :). So Fun!!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    November 29, 2012 at 5:20 am

    You have a date set – congrats! And dress shopping and all the things that need to happen leading up to it. Wow, how exciting and I bet the time is just going to fly by leading up to it. Good luck in Charleston!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    November 29, 2012 at 5:21 am

    I’m drinking coffee as I read this! Love the wedding details!

  • Barbara
    November 29, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I LOVE Parenthood! Congrats on your wedding date/venue! Picking the venue was my favorite part so far of wedding planning..its great to tell everyone that you have a date! (Although my date is over 1 yr after yours!) Good luck with the rest of your planning – enjoy it!

  • Meg @ In the Kitchen & On the Run
    November 29, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Wedding planning is soooo exciting! You are brave to plan in less than a year 🙂 Also, Parenthood is definitely the best show ever.

  • jenn
    November 29, 2012 at 5:32 am

    love this! could you also do a “favorites” post soon? Your favorites post last year about this time was awesome and as a result I:
    -Bought a pair of Frye boots (merry christmas to me!)
    – got that yummy smelling bath wash from Ulta
    -got that cookie batter lip gloss
    -started using neutrogena lite night cream
    -started using oil of olay reguevnist (sp) eye lifting syrum (sp)
    … and something else I can’t remember.

    Please? 🙂

  • Em (Wine and Butter)
    November 29, 2012 at 5:40 am

    I love love these coffee date posts Jenna … I’ve loved reading your blog for three (four?!) years now and I’m so excited for all the amazingess this past year (and year to come!) has brought you..!

  • Sarah
    November 29, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Hey – I’m getting married on 5/25/13 too! It’s a good day 😉

  • Mina
    November 29, 2012 at 5:42 am

    So happy that you found the perfect venue!

    Also, if you love Parenthood (and I love it) you should watch Friday Night Lights if you haven’t already seen it. Same creator and maybe writer. FNL’s characters are unbelievable real, the writing is crazy good and the music makes the scene almost as much as the actors do. And if you need a reason to watch, it takes place in Texas. The whole series is amazing, but season 2 slumps a bit – they were trying to make the network happy. But after that it gets back to it’s roots.


    • Michelle
      December 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      I second that you should watch FNL! It’s amazing! I’ll have to start renting Parenthood to watch!

  • Nancy
    November 29, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Well, if we were having coffee this morning, I would jump out of my chair and give you big hugs…because your wedding plans are coming together so great and it is definitely news that deserves a big hug and squeals of delight. Then, as we talked of wedding dress shopping and yes, how fast life flies and probably talk about prom dresses too, LOL. Then, before I sat back down, I would grab the banana pudding out of the fridge, get two spoons and we would finish that dangerous but delectable treat off as we talked about the wedding, discovering a TV series late and watching it as fast as we can, then being sad when we have finished all the available episodes. My silly guilty TV discovery, was Greys Anatomy. Not my normal kind of entertainment but I still finished over 130 episodes in 3 weeks…it almost turned me into a couch potato, LOL. Then after I was coffee’d out and the pudding bowl was empty, I would give you another hug and head home to start on a wedding quilt for you. THAT is how our coffee date would go. :o) …. Congratulations Jenna, and here is a big cyber hug {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

  • K.
    November 29, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Austin for New Year’s? This year will be my THIRD Austin New Year’s, and I can’t wait! I fly home to Florida for Christmas every year, but I have to be back in Austin (where I live and go to grad school) by December 31st, because it is such a fun city to celebrate in.

  • Emily @ Emily Eats and Runs
    November 29, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Congrats on finding your venue and picking a date! My husband and I were married during Labor Day weekend this year, and many of our guests were happy to have the long weekend to celebrate! Memorial Day weekend sounds perfect!

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    November 29, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Ah congrats! i cant wait to hear all about the wedding planning!

  • kate
    November 29, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Oooh! I wonder if the venue is Star Hill Ranch…

    exciting stuff all around!!!

  • Lydia@2BlueEggs
    November 29, 2012 at 5:57 am

    How exciting!! I bought my wedding dress at Modern Trousseau in Charleston! Definitely put it on your must-visit wedding dress shop list. You are going to have a blast:-)

  • Luvwhatyoudo
    November 29, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I am having my own virtual tea date here this morning as I procrastinate going to work : ) I’d love to swing by for some pudding. I love that everything is coming together so smoothly for your wedding! Enjoy this fun engagement time!

  • Julia
    November 29, 2012 at 6:09 am

    May might not be as not-hot as you expect! I got married memorial day weekend 2012 in Tennessee and it was so hot I thought I was going to have a heat stroke while we were taking pictures. Hydrate!!!!

  • Jen A
    November 29, 2012 at 6:12 am

    My husband and I got married on Memorial Day weekend this year! It was such a gorgeous weekend, I hope your wedding weekend is just as beautiful!

  • Ashley
    November 29, 2012 at 6:13 am

    congrats on the wedding date/place! very exciting! Parenthood I believe is one of the top shows ever for TV. I’m obsessed. I caught up on all previous episodes in about a month haha. I couldn’t stop watching!

  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
    November 29, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Love this series. I am amazed that you are going to be getting married in less than 6 months?!! My sister did it all in like 11 months and that seemed like she was planning constantly from the get-go! Good for you! 🙂

  • Sharla
    November 29, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Congrats on the date and venue – eek – May will be here in NO time!!! Parenthood is one of the greatest shows ever!

  • Breanna
    November 29, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I love hearing about your wedding plans 🙂 After reading your book, I feel like you two are my close friends. Coming from a newlywed…enjoy the process. The planning and excitement is such a blast! Lately, I have been obsessed with wedding photography. I would love to hear who you choose to capture your day when you get to that point :). Congratulations!!!!

  • Aaryn
    November 29, 2012 at 6:20 am

    These posts are among my fav 🙂 too much fun. I’m happy that all the wedding stuff is falling into place!

  • brandi / branappetit
    November 29, 2012 at 6:23 am

    you guys will LOVE having your anniversary on Memorial Day weekend 🙂 Ours is May 29th, and it’s nice because we always have a 3 day weekend around our anniversary!! Best idea ever.

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    November 29, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Awesome, jenna! I can’t wait to hear more about the venue =)

  • rebecca @ blueberry smiles
    November 29, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Cutest post! We just got engaged last weekend, but we’re thinking Memorial Day too AND *might-have-fingers-crossed-if-all-works-out* have found the perfect venue a couple days ago too! Exciting

  • Sarah
    November 29, 2012 at 6:32 am

    I just discovered Parenthood recently too and I am so glad I did. It is one of the best shows on tv, I love the family 🙂

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    November 29, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Congrats on picking your date & finding a venue. It seems like you guys are getting married fast! David & I got engaged in April 2012 and we’re getting married July 13th, 2013. I’d be lying if I said the wait hasn’t be painful! I just want it to be here already! I hope you find a dress easily! Luckily, I found mine and the first place I tried them on at.

    Also, parenthood is awesome!

  • angela
    November 29, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Congrats on your wedding!!

    Have you seen Friday Night Lights? It’s even better than Parenthood!

    • joelle (on a pink typewriter)
      November 29, 2012 at 7:29 am

      TOTALLY agree about Friday Nights Lights.. SOOOO amazing.

      • meagan
        November 29, 2012 at 8:21 am

        I was just about to post about FNL! Such an incredible show.

        I want to be Tami Taylor when I grow up 🙂

  • Sarah
    November 29, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I so enjoy these posts.
    I’m with you on Parenthood. I was a little late to the party to, but it is ADDICTIVE (therefore, easy to catch up:-)).

  • joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    November 29, 2012 at 7:28 am

    LOVE these posts! YAY for picking a date and venue! Can’t wait to hear more. 🙂

  • Beverly Aragon
    November 29, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Thanks for the “coffee date!” Very happy and excited that your wedding plans are coming along so well.

  • RachR
    November 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Oh man, Parenthood makes me cry every.single.episode. I have to watch it alone because I refuse to choke the tears back. Such a good show! Love the virtual coffee dates, keep em coming 🙂

  • Sara
    November 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I’m a May bride too! May 4th, 2013! Get going on that dress! 🙂 Austin will be a lovely place to get hitched! Congrats!!

  • Jen
    November 29, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I am so excited for you and Adam!! Having found the right venue is HUGE! And, dress shopping next?!?! Have SO MUCH fun!!! You are going to be a gorgeous bride 🙂 Thanks for the updates!

  • Sam
    November 29, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I know i said this earlier but i live in austin and you HAVE to do a tasting with Crave Catering. They are the only catering i will use in austin and everything is homemade, no short cuts and in austin, “you get what pay for” and with crave they underpromise and over deliver.

  • Sam
    November 29, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Its also a family owned place. Its run by the head chef Kim Price. Kim’s partner Leslie, does all the bookings and Kim’s mom and brother work there as well.

  • Cara
    November 29, 2012 at 8:07 am

    If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you Parenthood gets better and better (but a tear up EVERY episode)!
    If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you how excited I am to hang up my new Advent, individual card calendar. I’m going to hang them along with a goodie bag for my daughters on a “clothes line” tonight! Can’t wait!
    Finally, if we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you a virtual coffee date would be a wonderful idea for your blog! It’s so joyful!
    I’ll be right over for that banana pudding! 🙂

  • deva at deva by definition
    November 29, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I just squealed at my desk – congratulations on your venue! Our search was nerve-wracking and I am so happy we found the venue we have. We are also getting married May 25th and I cannot wait to say our vows!

  • Nikki
    November 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Parenthood is!!! I cry every single episode. Literally, every single one. I tried watching it while on the treadmill, but bawling profusely and running, no matter how slow, do not mix. I seriously love every character.

    Congrats on picking a date!! So exciting!! Enjoy every moment of planning!

  • Becky
    November 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

    If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you I made the recipe for All-Occasion Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from ‘White Jacket Required’ this past weekend. Since I made it as cupcakes, about half the frosting was leftover. It would be sinful to let something so good go to waste, so I’ve been using the chocolate frosting every morning as a bagel topping. I am not at all ashamed about that.

  • Janna
    November 29, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I love Austin! We used to live there (Northern California now), and miss it every day. My friend was married at Mansion at Judges’ Hill, and it was gorgeous. What a great city to be married in, your guests will love it.

  • Heather @ Heather's Dish
    November 29, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Coffee dates are my favorite posts 🙂 I can’t wait to hear about the venue! And I am still so excited that you guys are getting married – you’re in for the best time!

  • Sarah @ Yogi In Action
    November 29, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I love your virtual coffee date posts! They’re my favourite! Congratulations on setting the date and finding a space to have the wedding. You guys are fast planners.

    I can’t wait to hear more of the wedding planning- it’s such a fun time!

  • Jill
    November 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

    My husband and I are hugely addicted to parenthood. Just wiat until you become parents and there will whole other level of appreciation. Who is your favorite character? Zeek is a total crack up but I can really relate to Julia’s character… love that show! Congrats on the engagement and yay for wedding dress shopping!

  • afarmerinthedell
    November 29, 2012 at 8:59 am

    my friend stood me up for coffee this morning. Thanks for the date! So excited for all the wonderful things happening in your life, love following along!

  • Megan - NewlyWife
    November 29, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Yay for wedding planning and soon to come dress shopping. It is such a wonderful time!

    As for Parenthood, I found out about it late too, and also love it!

  • kim@hungryhealthygirl
    November 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Congrats on finding your venue! That is so exciting! If we were having coffee together, I would soooo help you eat up that banana pudding!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    November 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

    That’s so exciting that you picked a venue and date! May 25th is actually my birthday, so I’d say it’s a good day. 😉

  • Alexandra
    November 29, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I love posts like these <3 thanks for sharing!!

  • Erica {Coffee & Quinoa}
    November 29, 2012 at 9:43 am

    So excited for you as all the wedding stuff becomes REAL!

  • Jen W
    November 29, 2012 at 10:07 am

    If we were having coffee this morning, I’d hug you and make all sorts of “squee!” noises at every happen wedding detail and yoga class. Then, I’d make you switch to decaf 😉

    Happy Planning!

  • Jen Papaya
    November 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

    These cupcake tea towels reminded me of you! so cute.

  • Sarah
    November 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I’m a new addict to your blog and I have to admit that I’m in love! Parenthood is amazing. Wedding planning is SO fun…I’m getting married April 27th and there is no stress in sight. AND. Charleston is my home, and where I did the majority of my wedding dress shopping. Shout outs to Modern Trousseau (JEN IS AMAZING), Gown Boutique of Charleston, and Maddison Rowe. You should check them out. Best of luck on your adventure here!

  • Kelsey
    November 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Maddison Row in Charleston is where my sister and I both got our wedding dresses! The girls are absolutely fabulous and the dresses are out of this world :).

  • jessica
    November 29, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Oh, I just discovered Parenthood too and I love it. Except I can’t get through an episode withotu bawling my eyes out. One of my best friends has an autistic son, and the other one just went through treatement for breast cancer. I feel like the producers are trying to kill me.

  • Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit
    November 29, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Love the virtual coffee date! If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that Parenthood is one of my all-time favorite shows and that I saw Monica Potter (who plays Kristina) in my local Trader Joe’s a couple of months ago. 😀 I’d also tell you to bust out the delicious spaghetti and banana pudding! 😉 Congrats on finding the perfect wedding venue!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

    How EXTREMELY exciting!!

    ‘How to Buy a Wedding Dress’:

    Perhaps blogger friends will host a virtual bridal shower for ELRers who’d like to send a wedding gift!

  • M.C. Phillips
    November 29, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I stinkin’ love Parenthood…and banana pudding. yum.

  • Jane K.
    November 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

    May weddings are the sweetest!! I am new to your blog and love it especially the coffee dates! I live in Austin and can’t wait to hear where you are getting married!

  • cristin
    November 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

    congrats! i’m getting married may 26th =) have fun planning!

  • Kari@Loaves n Dishes
    November 29, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Coffee with you sounds so exciting! Wedding planning is so exciting, and it’s so terrific that you get to see both families for the holidays.

  • Susan
    November 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

    is it at Barr Mansion??? That’s where I got married in Austin! 🙂

  • Caroline L.
    November 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Jenna, I am so thrilled for you and Adam! Such a beautiful couple 🙂 Keep us updated on wedding plans!

    Also, ugh, I ate sooo much strawberry shortcake last night. I cannot leave this in the fridge anymore or else something bad will happen.

  • Sara
    November 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Jenna. I am OBSESSED with Parenthood right now too! A friend of mine introduced me to the show, and honestly, I can’t. stop. My husband is really into it too, but he does give me a little grief for how much I cry (how can you not?!) and how I try and relate everything in life now to Parenthood episodes. Not sure if it is still on sale, but I just bought Season 2 online at Target for a measly $20. Best money I’ve ever spent. What character do you think you are most like?

  • jenn
    November 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    P.S. Have you read “Anna Karenina”? If so, did you like it?

  • Kelly
    November 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    My husband and I just discovered parenthood too! We are only on episode 5, and loving it. But it’s only been a week. Watching it on netflix.

  • Meg
    November 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Yay- congrats on choosing a day!

    I’m getting married 5/25/13 in Milwaukee! 🙂

  • Lia
    November 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks for that! We have all been curious! What a cute idea too, a virtual coffee date. I may use that myself as inspiration for fun catch-up posts. May is a great time for a wedding, though I often say that about every month. I hope the planning is going smoothly!! I’d help you eat the pudding in a heart-beat!

  • Tara
    November 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I am also obsessed with parenthood! I think I did the same thing, discovered it on Netflix and didn’t stop!!! Hint: use Hulu when you are done with Netflix!
    Congrats on all the good news!

  • Marnie
    November 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    That’s my wedding anniversary!! May 25th, 2012. It was a beautiful day and the perfect date!!

  • Lauren P.
    November 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    How exciting! I live in Austin (born & raised) and am getting married October 26th, 2013 at the Wildflower Center – planning has been so fun, especially in this great city! We’re doing our rehearsal dinner at Lamberts & are having fun thinking of what other ‘Austin-y’ elements we can incorporate into the wedding. I’m curious to know which venue y’all picked out – I’m going to guess Camp Lucy?

  • Lauren @ Sassy Molassy
    November 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Congrats on finding a date!! Getting those plans made is so exciting. I’m definitely looking forward to trying on dresses.

  • rachel
    November 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    hi jenna! congrats on hopefully finding a venue. i will be in austin for new years, too! maybe i will endeavor to make the creme brulee like you did last year 🙂

  • Gara
    November 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    We got married this past Memorial Day weekend and it was wonderful – it’s fun to be one of the first weddings of the year! Good luck with the planning! (And send me the extra banana pudding!) You probably already know about this site, but if not check out for dresses and accessories. It is anthropologie’s wedding line.

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    November 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I can’t wait to follow along as you plan your wedding. A venue and a date are a big deal, so congrats!

  • Jill
    November 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Wedding planning – how exciting!! Can’t wait to hear about and see more details as they come about!

  • Find a Date
    November 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Yeah, really I’m very excited for my wedding on Dec 26. now busy in purchasing and got very happy!

  • Valerie
    November 30, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Congratulations on the wedding date and venue! My due date for the birth of our first baby is May 26, 2013 (exactly one month before our 3rd wedding anniversary). I’ll be thinking about you on your wedding day as I’m in labor…nope, probably not! But I’ll look forward to the pictures! 🙂

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  • Kristin cappello
    November 30, 2012 at 7:46 am

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  • Malkire
    November 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Picking the location for one’s wedding and reception somehow makes it all seem real. Enjoy every second of the planning because regardless of the stress times, the wedding day will be perfect when you marry your best friend!

  • Danielle
    November 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Wedding heat. I’ve got a story about that one, well heat and my stubbornness.

    My anniversary is July 23. The date was set and all that before I had picked out my dress. And then…..I totally fell in love with a dress that was never ever meant to be worn in July, perhaps more like Nov-Feb only.

    But, I insisted that this was the dress I was going to get married in. I didn’t care if it looked weird to others, I didn’t care if it was going to be damn hot. It was my day….I could be crazy if I wanted, right? And when the A/C in our reception hall broke down…..well we just won’t go there!

  • calee yoe
    November 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Our anniversary is May 25th too, it’s a PERFECT day to get married! So happy for you both. I hope you find the perfect dress, Charleston has a ton of options! Congrats on getting all the details started- and thanks for sharing with your readers over a “cup of coffee”

  • T
    November 30, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Ahh! Long time reader here. I’m getting married that same date! Have so much fun planning! Jcrew has great dresses, by the way… 🙂

  • Susan
    December 1, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I am very happy for you – you deserve it. I met you briefly at Copperfields in Santa Rosa. I enjoyed your book and am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet brother – so much pain, I know and yet, your new journey has been incredible! Lucky you – you deserve it! Can you please, please, tell me where you took your mom to awhile ago – some cute bed and breakfast place… It used to be on your blog, but I cannot find it anywhere. I would LOVE to go there! I would be so thankful – I’m older and just am finishing up a teacher cred. program in S. Rosa and would love to take a restful weekend with my daughters! Love your blog/recipes and Happy Holidays!

  • Lorelle
    December 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Oh, Jenna! Just catching up on your blog. Congratulations! We had a late-May wedding too, and now Memorial Day weekend is always extra-special (and so nice to have a long weekend to celebrate your anniversary)! And we were late to Parenthood, too, but love it so much now. It always inspires us to discuss how we’ll parent as Kamal grows!

  • Katherine
    December 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Ohhhh so many exciting things going on for you!

    My parents got married on May 25, and celebrated 26 years of marriage this year. I pray that this will be a lucky date for you, and that you and Adam will be blessed in your life together.

  • Billy
    December 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Love you!!! Congrats on picking a date! xoxo

  • Heather
    December 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    My husband and I discovered Parenthood a couple months ago and quickly watched every season on Netflix. We are obsessed with it and I literally jumped with excitement when I saw you mention it. It is the best show ever, and I feel like no one I know watches it. Netflix has spoiled us and now that we are caught up with the current season it is so hard to have to wait a week between each episode. I don’t want it to end!
    Good luck with wedding planning! I can’t wait to hear more and eventually see your dress!