Woah woah woah Monday, where the heck did you come from?! I swear this weekend flew by for me, not only was it a weekend that I had off (after 3 non-stop working weekends), but my fiance and his parents came to Chicago for 2 days! The bulk of the trip was meant finalizing things for the wedding, they looked at the venue (and loved it) and we discussed hotel rooms, etc. The other half was spent eating. I think we tried to pack in every "Chicago" staple in this weekend. It was so much fun, we accomplished a ton, and helped fill the gap until I see A again in less than a month for Thanksgiving!!
I was a super terrible blogger this weekend and took a whole 2 pictures the entire time, my bad!
My fiance and his parents landed mid-day on Friday so I picked them up from the airport and dropped his parents off to their relative's house while A came back to my house. We decided to do date night and headed over to Yard House. We love this place from Houston and knew when choosing places, this was it. I got the grilled cheese & tomato bisque soup...this was seriously the best grilled cheese ever, 4 different types of cheeses, avocado, and roasted tomatoes...yum!! My drink of the night was the Bikini Tini, it was delicious and made me feel like laying out on a beach someplace!
We started the morning out by heading to our venue with everyone to get an idea of what it will look like (since his parents have only seen pictures) and discuss timeline of events, etc. Lets just say a lot got done with that lol. Next we headed next door to the hotel to check out the rooms, we've already decided on the venue and hotel, but again this was the first time his parents were seeing anything so just to get a visual for it all it was nice. After all that we headed to this boutique to look for a designer bridal dress for me. I know I talked about possibly doing custom and at this point, I may go that route. Surprisingly it costs about as much as a ready-made dress and every single design piece I get to work with top-class fashion designers (in India) to create my dream dress. This is the inspiration piece I've given them, of course with some tweaks to make it perfect for me...can't wait to see (and show you guys) the sketch of the dress they come up with!!!
This is the dress I keep coming back to no matter what else I see so I know I will be so thrilled knowing that something like is will be what I'll be wearing walking down the aisle!!!
This day we were definitely slower in getting up, but when we did it was just in time for a massive lunch. My dad ordered food from the place we will be catering food from to pick some items that we'll be serving. It was a great way of taste testing food without being in a restaurant, everything was done at home! After the massive lunch, we all hung out and just talked until I had to take them to the airport :(.
It was such a quick trip for them, but it'll definitely hold me over until Thanksgiving. I'm glad they were able to come and see where we are at as far as wedding planning and visualize a lot.
Hope you guys all had a wonderful weekend. This is luckily a short week for me, since Thursday is the Luke Bryan concert, my weekend starts early!! Linking up with the gorgeous Biana for Weekending!