Waking up this morning, I felt like Charlotte York the day she married Harry in season six of Sex and the City. You know the episode when she sprung out of bed as soon at the NY Times hit her door step. Only to find that there was a smudge on the page above her lip giving her an inky mustache.
I can assure you that there is no smudge on our love story in the Philadelphia Inquirer today. You can read all about how Ryan and I met and how our wedding day played out on philly.com or in the paper.
If you are new here, welcome! I certainly hope you’ll stick around for a while. I’ll be posting wedding DIY tips and snippets throughout the summer plus the usual vintage furniture rehabs. You can also learn more about Circa Dee and how Ryan & I spend our time on the About page. Details about where you can find Circa Dee goods are listed on our Shop page. In the meantime, I’ve included photos below from our wedding day leading up to the big “I do” at the Cape May Ferry Terminal.
Photo credit: Love Shack Photo
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.