a 2 month out sneak peek

Since our engagement in February, time has been moving so quickly.  Here I sit, two months away from our August 9th wedding date feeling slightly prepared but incredibly unprepared at the same time.  From what I have gathered, these feelings are pretty normal.  A good friend of mine is getting married next weekend, and I’m banking on the idea that I will be in full-swing once her wedding is celebrated.  (Lets hope- otherwise this wedding is going to be pretty bare!)

We do have some of the details ironed out and I have been anxious to share them with you!  For us, the venue came first and it was love at first sight.  I’m telling you, this place is dreamy.  An old mansion buried in the woods in Cincinnati; we stepped foot on the property and I was smitten.  The Krippendorf Lodge is part of the Cincinnati nature conservatory, and for us it is a small slice of heaven.  Wild flowers, woodland, a giant Southern style wrap around porch.  It had me at hello.



The  best part about the lodge is that it is dripping with character.  In terms of decor, I just want it to feel whimsical and romantic.  Old books, antique jars and bits and pieces of who we are.


An eclectic mix of royal blue, coral, emerald and mint are dancing around in my mind.  I can’t wait to see them all come together.  Brandy J kindly volunteered to design my invitations and I could not love them more.  (Her list of talents is on the ridiculous side, but we have an idea brewing that you may hear more about in the future on this…)


I am so excited to see this all come together and get into full-crafting mode.  Pinterest has been a dangerous place for me, but I have found some budget-friendly decor ideas that I am anxious to get busy with!  One thing I am a bit stuck on is this mop on my head.  As wishful as my thinking is, I think it is safe to say at this point that I will not have an extra 5 inches come August.  (womp womp)  The only thing I know for certain is that I want flowers in my hair.

wedding_hairWhat do you all think? 1, 2, or 3?

Wish I could share with you the dress, but that one will have to wait. 




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12 Responses to a 2 month out sneak peek

  1. Kyley Adams says:

    I’m sure it will be gorgeous Shannon! can’t wait to see pics! also I vote number 1 :))

  2. Kelly says:

    LOVE the Krippendorf! My husband and I were married there two years ago and it was the most amazing place 😉

  3. Megan says:

    I am loving your wedding already! The venue is gorgeous and I think the decor style and colors will be prefect for it! The invites are beautiful too. As for the hair I love the 1st one! You get to see the hair style and the flowers…a nice mix!

  4. Pretty invitations, Brandy! A woman of many talents, indeed. And Shannon, I must agree with Kyley, #1 is my favorite too 🙂

    • prettyplainjanes says:

      I am smiling Alicia. Every time I make an invite or anything graphic design I think of you and your amazing ability to transform paper to art. 🙂 – brandy j

  5. Vidhi Patel says:

    I LOVE number 2! Elegant yet whimsical

  6. number 1 number 1!

    I love the idea of the elegant flowers in the hair!
    I can’t wait to see more pics after august 9th 😉

  7. Grandmother & grandfather Bello says:

    I really feel bad we can’t make it but I know how beautiful you are without all the fancy stuff. I happen to like the hair style #2 but remember I’m and old bag. I love you tow great kid and adore Adelynn.

  8. Anna says:

    Your wedding will be beautiful, Shan! Love the unique colors you’ve picked out. As for the hair., I like 1 and 3! So pretty!

  9. Aunt Sandy says:

    I like 1 the best too but I also like three….you could mix one and three…have the flowers in the braid but the hair long…..just my thought…whatever YOU pick will be lovey.