Posts tagged with "wedding planning"

The Proposal + Our Engagement Celebration

Posted May 11, 2017 in the proposal, engagement, wedding planning and 1 more

This is the biggest news I've ever shared on Sweet Success...I'm engaged! I'm sharing all the details from the proposal and our weekend of celebrating.

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I'm engaged! 

I snuck this big announcement into my birthday post last week, but I wanted to share more because this is big big news!

If you've been following the Sweet Success blog from the beginning (six years!), then you've gotten to know the BF. Our seven year dating anniversary is in July, and he's always been a big part of the stories that I share here.

Which is why I want to take you along on our wedding/marriage journey beginning with how we got engaged!

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How to Save for Your Wedding {when you're not frugal}

Posted May 17, 2017 in saving money, wedding planning, financial health and 6 more

Not a frugalista? Neither am I! Don't worry, there are still simple ways to save money for your wedding, dream vacation or next big purchase.

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Wedding planning is happening! 

My fiancé and I got engaged about two months ago, (you can read about it here), and we're just beginning to plan for the big day.

Some of my priorities during the wedding planning process are to take care of myself, be present and really enjoy planning the wedding and all the festivities, and to keep things low stress.  

Finances can be a huge source of stress any time, but can be even more stressful during wedding planning. Which is why we're being really mindful about saving for our wedding, our budget and the cost of the wedding.

I know money can be an uncomfortable topic, but our relationship with money and the stress that we allow finances to create are all connected to our health and overall well being. So I think it's worth talking about. 

And if you're planning your wedding or saving for something big, the tips I'm sharing could relieve some of your stress around money.

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Bolder Boulder 2017 Recap

Posted June 8, 2017 in Bolder Boulder, running, yoga and 4 more

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The fiancé and I ran our sixth Bolder Boulder 10K together on Memorial Day!

It's a tradition that we've kept alive since we started dating, and something we always look forward to doing together each year.

We actually considered skipping it this year because neither of us have been running much. We were worried that running a 10K might be a lot without proper training. 

But we decided to just go for it, walk as much as we needed to, and have fun. Which is exactly what we did!

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Colorado Wedding Planning Trip

Posted August 14, 2017 in wedding planning, travel, active travel and 3 more

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The fiancé and I just returned from a gorgeous weekend in Colorado looking at wedding venues!

Yep, we're planning a destination wedding in the mountains. This was our first big wedding planning trip to Colorado, and it was so much fun. 

We stayed in Longmont because we planned a couple of venue tours in Lyons, which is nearby and doesn't have many hotel options. At the last minute, I booked a tour at a venue in Estes Park, so we also took a trip there. 

I'm not going to share details about the venues we toured right now. Maybe in the future, after we choose a venue, I'll write a post about all the venues we've looked at. But I want the fiancé and I to make a decision without a lot of outside influence. 

That said, if you have any great wedding venue suggestions in Colorado, please share! We're looking for a venue that isn't too high up in the mountains (since most of our guests will be coming from flat lands), has options for an outdoor ceremony and/or reception with gorgeous views, has on site or nearby lodging, has that rustic Colorado charm (but isn't cowboy), and is affordable. 

In addition to venue tours, we ate delicious food and sampled lots of craft beer during our trip. So read on to find out what we ate and other adventures we had during our trip! 

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