livin’ the dream

I can remember a vision I had as a teenager.  It was a cool fall day on the beach.  My pants were rolled up a few cuffs.  (I think they were actually khakis in my vision – it was the 90’s when I dreamt this.)  Anyway, rolled pant legs, walking the beach with my future husband who then remained a mystery man.  There was actually a pier in this vision as well.  We were walking hand in hand down the beach allowing the surf to crash on our bare feet.  I just knew this vision was in my future and I never seemed to forget it.

Do I sound crazy yet?

Before you lock me up, I just want to say that dreams can very much become a reality.  Intuition maybe?  The mystery man and life I seemed to imagine have come true.

Ryan and I have finally set a date.  We’ll be getting married 7 months from today in none other than our favorite place – Cape May, NJ.  After laboring over a venue, we seemed to easily select the one.

It was such a ‘duh’ moment for us when we discovered we could host our big day at the Ferry Terminal.  It is perfect and just so us.  We bike there all of the time and watch the ships come and go.  It is a big open space by the sea.  Casual.  A little out of the box.  Just one mile from home and right down the beach from where we got engaged.  It is pet friendly so you better believe Wilson will be there.  Yes, we’re those people who will have their dog at, no wait, in their wedding.

Now hosting this kind of wedding is sure to be a ton of work.  We’ll transform that blank canvas of an open field by the sea into a completely memorable party al fresco next spring.  I’m up for the challenge and can’t imagine not styling our own wedding event.  You’d better believe that it will be chock full of vintage, rustic details.  Many of which I’ve already started working out in my head.

I’ll be sure to share details of fun vintage, repurposed and DIY projects here.

Goodness, only 7 months to go.  If you’ll excuse me, I have a dress to shop for…

P.S. Does anyone have a lead on a vintage aqua pick up truck that I could rent for the day?  Yes, I’m serious.  I even pinned it.

18 thoughts on “livin’ the dream

  1. Yey!! I am so happy for you guys, congratulations!!! I cant wait to see the dress and the decor and everything!! And I would also have my dog in my wedding, after all he is a member of the family.. Also, i dont think he actually knows he is a dog too..xoxo

  2. Congratulations Dana. Rosey, my husband, and I tried to take the Cape May Ferry to Lewes, DE on our way home from vacation this summer. Drats, didn’t make a reservation and it didn’t work out for us to wait until later in the day because after all there was fun and shopping to be had in Lewes, DE. and they would all be closed by the time we crossed over. I saw the Ferry Terminal and it is an amazing place. So glad you picked your date and venue. Just a suggestion from one of your blogger friends. Do you think you could have a viewing side section on the side lawn and invite us bloggers to see your cool, glamourous and funky wedding? Think of us like paparazzi (sp?) Not to attend the reception, of course. Come on you said out of the box. I want to come to your wedding but of course it would be rude to invite myself. Hold it – I think I just did. Anyway maybe you need us bloggers to take pictures and to describe all your cool, crafty ideas from your wedding. Think about it. (wink, wink). Karen McCall

  3. P.S. I could also take care of handling Wilson during the wedding ceremony if need be. Just trying to think of a way to get to your wedding short of crashing it. Hey maybe I could get that ferry trip in after all and view it from the waterfront. Hmmmm. Karen McCall

  4. Congrats to you both!! (I mean all three of you, Wilson). The setting looks like it will be absolutely lovely. Hope you’ll share your plans with us as they come together. xo

  5. I am SO excited for you both!!! I can only imagine how personal and amazing every little aspect of this wedding will be. It is going to be so special. Can’t wait to celebrate your OH SO SPECIAL DAY!!!!!

  6. I was informed that I commented under my husband’s blog name… should know the last comment was from his better HAPPIER less angry half 🙂

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