less than one month left!

Y’all there is less than one month left until Jeff and I tie the knot.

Lemme repeat that. Less than one month!Β 

My dress is ready. I’ve found the perfect shoes. Our photographer is paid for. My hair and make up are booked. (Oh my gosh, what a hassle this has been.)Β I hired a florist. Hotel rooms are booked.

The only big thing left to do is a book a flight. Honestly, I’m a little stressed about that. Okay, a lot stressed. When we first got engaged round-trip flights were dirt cheap. We figured we’d wait a little while to book and what a mistake that was. They’ve nearly tripled in cost. There is going to come a point where we just have to book regardless of price sooo yeah, that sucks. Or who knows, maybe we’ll decide to drive if the prices just continue to rise. Either way, I’m ready to get that decision over with. I think it’ll feel a little bit more real when we have travel plans set in stone. Cross your fingers prices drop ASAP!

There are also a few other small things I want to do beforehand like find the perfect earrings, and figure out what I want to do with my nails. I’m sure there a couple other tasks like that but for the most part those aren’t really even bothering me. I spent so much time and energy worrying about my dress and hair that I basically have no more f’s to give. We’re in the home stretch now and I’m just ready to party.

All of that to say I one hundred percent cannot believe its actually happening. It’s almost like the closer it gets the less it seems real. There’s no way we’re actually taking an epic roadtrip with our family and friends! There’s no way I’m actually going to walk down a desert path with my dad to meet my handsome dude at the ‘altar’. It all just seems so unfathomable. It’s going to be SO AMAZING!

cookies Jeff’s mom made for my bridal shower!

Last weekend Jeff’s mom and sisters threw me a bridal shower. I wasn’t super jazzed for there to be a party where all the attention was on me but it was honestly a blast. We had brunch and they decorated so so so cute. There were plants on the table for all the guests in the sweetest little containers that said ‘let love grow. jeff + kaylah’ and then our wedding date. It was so much more than I ever expected. I am so so so thankful to have not only scored Jeff but the absolute best in-laws possible. I love his family.

One of the highlights of the shower for me was a questionnaire his sister, Emily, organized. Questions like ‘how long have Jeff + Kaylah been dating?’, ‘how many states have they been to together?’, ‘where did they go on their first date?’, etc. She had sent them to me beforehand so that I could answer but the very last question was a surprise. She had asked Jeff ‘what’s your favorite thing about Kaylah?’ His answer? ‘She feels like home.‘ I managed to not sob in front of everyone (because, thankfully, I was able to avoid eye contact for a few minutes) but just typing that now made me cry. I can’t believe how lucky I am.

I actually can’t even talk too in depth (or like at all) about the wedding without crying. I’ve already told y’all a million times how I’m a crybaby. I cry when I’m mad, when I’m sad, when something is too cute, and definitely when I’m happy. The closer we get to the big day, the more I cry – about the most stupid stuff too. The thought of us getting into the rental car? Tears!Β  Meeting up with our families in the desert? More tears! Thinking about seeing Jeff for the first time? MAJOR TEARS. This whole ordeal is just going to be a sobfest. OR maybe I’ll shock everyone and spend so much time laughing that I somehow don’t cry. Let’s hope for that!

Read more wedding posts under the ‘wedding‘ tag! I’m particularly fond of our engagement story, not that I’m biased or anything.

Author: Kaylah Stroup

A collector of weird things. Plant Enthusiast. Wanderer. Beachcomber. Forever longing for the desert.

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  • Time is flyin! I hope those prices drop ASAP for you. Urgh! Still, driving would be so cool! I’m not going to lie, even reading about you crying made me want to cry! πŸ˜‚ “feels like home” needs to be on your music playlist for your reception party πŸŽ‰

  • Maybe it’s obvious to everybody, and then in that case, sorry, but do you know that if you keep looking at the same flights, the tickets will get more and more expensive? It’s to make you feel bad and buy without hesitation, psychological warfare if you ask me. Use incognito mode and/or clear the cookies each time you visit the site, it can save you a lot. I hope every technical detail goes perfectly, and you have FUN! πŸ™‚

  • *I* almost cried reading this!! I am so so excited for you Kaylah! I’ve been reading for so long I feel like your mom! “I can’t believe the crazy haired girl whose blog was once about foraging for mushrooms and talking about teeth years and years ago ( and sometimes still. Ha!) is getting MARRIEDDDDD! MY BABYYYY!” hahahahahaha
    Congrats girl!!!! <3

  • Worst case you should rent a RV from U-Haul to do the road trip (if $100 a day ends up being cheaper then a flight). It would give you space for all your wedding stuff, bring your own food, a built in bathroom and a new kind of road trip to document.

  • For flights, I always go with Priceline because they have this guarantee where if the price drops after you book, they refund the difference automatically–no special insurance to buy or boxes to check or anything when you’re booking, and no stalking the flight after so you can use the feature most credit cards have for price drops within the next 30 days, Priceline just gives you the refund. I’ve been doing this since they started offering it years ago and I’ve never not gotten a refund (yeah, sometimes it’s only a few bucks but I like having the peace of mind and one time I saved half the cost of my flight). Good luck! πŸ™‚

  • I absolutely LOVE that you’re a big cryer, because I am too. I have always thought that you seem like such a strong person and knowing that you cry a lot has made helped me realise that I can be strong AND cry when I’m happy, sad, or mad. Jeff’s favourite thing about you is the sweetest thing in the world and I am so happy for the both of you! Hope you have a great wedding day when it arrives ✨