You may have noticed that I've been a little MIA 'round these parts and that's because we took a quick, last minute trip home over the weekend. It was the best trip, albeit full to the brim with wedding events and appointments.
We hit the ground running right after we landed and had three back to back appointments with venues and wedding planners. We've decided on a venue (more on that soon) but I'm struggling with deciding on a wedding planner! I do think that we'll need the help since we're planning from out of town, but I just don't know how much help. We rounded out the day with a little family engagement party. It was the perfect way to celebrate and now it's starting to feel real since we've seen our families in person!
We visited Windows on Minnesota, The Depot Minneapolis, The St. Paul Hotel, and the St. Paul Athletic Club (pictured above). They were all fabulous, but we could only pick one. It was extra special because our families were able to come look at venues with us.
It wasn't all business though we did have time to sneak in a little outing to the Minnetonka Orchards for some #fallfun. I'd never actually been to an apple orchard, so I can officially check that off my list. I also enjoyed taking advantage of the Minnesota fall weather because it's currently in the 90s in San Jose. Gross.
Of course we couldn't go to an apple orchard without getting apple cinnamon donuts! They were honestly the best, all warm and sugary. Mmmm.
Not pictured, but it worked out that we were home for Mark's nephew's first birthday party, which was so nice to be a part of. Also, my mom, sister, and I had fun unboxing her wedding dress and all taking turns trying it on. That was so fun and special. My mom had been saying for years we could unseal the box once one of us got engaged, so it was highly anticipated!
The trip was too short and went by too quickly, but we accomplished what we went home for: we picked a venue! I'm going to do a whole post about it, so stay tuned for that!