Travel Bucket List

Being able to travel to a new place at least twice a year has been my goal for a while. Starting now I hope to be able to explore the world even more and book a trip to a new country at least once a year. To get some ideas going, I put together my travel bucket list:

  1. Greece. Already booked for 2019.
  2. Ireland. MUST go like now.
  3. Iceland
  4. Japan
  5. Portugal
  6. Croatia
  7. Germany
  8. Argentina
  9. Brazil
  10. Peru
  11. New Zealand
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Wedding Planning. Pt. 1

It’s been 5 months now since Shawn and I got engaged so it’s probably time to share my experience with wedding planning, vendors, and other stress that comes with weddings.

First of all, I’m always the one making plans, booking trips, and organizing our free time… So naturally, the day after we got engaged I jumped right into the planning phase. Since we live so close to wine country and love spending our free time there it was not a question that we will be getting married at one of the wineries. But which one?!

We scheduled tours at two of our favorite places: Brasswood Bar + Kitchen and Cline Cellars.

We discovered Brasswood on one of our getaways and fell in love with the atmosphere, food and location.  On our tour, Karen was amazing and showed us all parts of the venue that we would be able to use for the ceremony, reception, cocktail hour, bridal suite, etc. We were in love with the place already, however, after receiving the quote for the venue rental itself it didn’t make sense to go “wedding poor” and spend all that money plus more on actually food, drinks, flowers, and other necessities.

Or next stop was Cline. To give you a little background on this venue  – one of our first dates happened there, Shawn proposed to me there on our second anniversary… Many, many amazing memories have been made at Cline. After taking the tour with one of their planners, we realized that it was just meant to be.

The venue represents our style and taste, and holds a special place in our hearts. I hope our guests will see that and enjoy our special day with us next year.