Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Big sigh of relief

Greetings, friends! I’ve not been here but I’ve been around. Mostly I have diligently switched from sweat pants to interview clothes and back again many times in the past month. I’ve watched more reality television than any self respecting woman should view in an entire year and painted my nails enough to be awarded an honorary nail tech certification. I set a wedding date, chose a venue, and got a job. If that isn’t a life altering sentence all rolled up into one sentence I don’t know what is. So, let’s break it down.

After applying to roughly 35 companies I was contacted by a recruiter for a position with a Fortune 500 company. We set up an interview at the process began to unfold with interviewing rounds. I lost count after the 4th or 5th round but was offer the position and gladly accepted, I start tomorrow. I’m beyond elated, I never thought a company like this would hire me and the opportunity is much better than I was given at my previous job.

Side note: My last job was a jeans, sperrys, and t shirt type of ensemble place. Tomorrow I rejoin those who wear business clothing which meant ample shopping. I plan on sporting this little number manana:

[The Limited]

And I see this dress is now  half of what I paid for it on Sunday, that’s super.

Wedding Date: 5/4/13

What’s really unique is this also happens to be my lovely Mama’s birthday. The two dates available were the 4th and memorial day. We’re big proponents of not committing people for a holiday weekend and my mom had no problem sharing the spotlight so we booked it.

Church: Our Lady of The Woods

We decided to get married at a church very near and dear to our hearts. B an I met at Our Lady of The Woods in the summer of 2004 on a mission trip. We began our relationship there surrounded by our best friends and it was such an incredible beginning to our journey so far. Our families are both parishioners there and we’ve been involved in the church as well. I taught religious education there, and went to Europe with the youth group while in college to see the Pope. Our Lady of The Woods just makes sense.


VenueThe Nineteenth Century Club

We found the venue and it’s truly a blank canvas and I can do so much with it! It’s located in Oak Park, one of the cutest suburbs there could possibly be. It’s a gorgeous women’s club and all proceeds go back to their scholarships for women. We rented out the entire facility and will have cocktails on the main floor followed by the reception upstairs. There downstairs is set up like an elegant front room and can also serve as an escape for guests who want less dancing and more chatting.

19th Century Club - Reception Site :  wedding venues 19thce

I took another photo of it and added my own make shift elements for the look I’ll be trying to achieve. Branches, shabby chic, wishing tree, pastels, swoon.

19th century club wedding

Such a relief to have this part of the wedding taken care of. We are so excited to dive even more into the planning. And another huge relief? Having a job to begin tomorrow, thank God!


  1. Glad to hear everything is on track! Are you going to be doing any DIY's for the wedding?

    Good luck with your new job!

    Gemma x

  2. I know I'm late, but congrats on the job! & on setting a date & picking your venues. Big step! I'm doing the same thing right now. :-)


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