Jan 302017
 

Hello, hello! Did you have a nice weekend? Mine was one of the best I’ve had in a while, and I’m bummed it’s already over. Wahh.

Here’s my recap!

Friday

When I got home from work on Friday, I immediately got to work cleaning the house. I knew we had a busy weekend ahead of us and I just wanted to get the cleaning over with. Plus, after two weekends in a row of traveling, the cleanliness of certain things that I had been ignoring (like the tubs in the bathrooms) were really starting to drive me nuts. I was a woman on a mission, and with Fabio’s help we had the whole place clean pretty quickly. Phew!

After that, we sat down to dinner: broiled salmon with Asian sesame salad and couscous. Yum!

We spent the rest of the evening watching Netflix on the couch. We are in need of a new show right now – we tried watching the Black Mirror but I found it to be really weird and also kind of boring. Hmmm. Any suggestions?

Jack kept us company until we headed up to bed.

Saturday

On Saturday we were up bright and early for wedding planning festivities! Woohoo!

At around 7 a.m. I took Jack for a really quick run (just about a mile) and then Fabio and I were showered, dressed and in the car by 8. We met up with my mom along the way, and then before we knew it we were arriving at our wedding venue! My dad joined us for the festivities as well, and we had a fun morning meeting our amazing wedding planner Kathie (she works for the venue) and our florist, Amy. Kathie had set out coffee, muffins, fruit, and pound cake for us. Amazing!

I had to giggle at Fabio and my dad wearing matching sweaters – my stepmom got them these for Christmas and I thought it was funny that they both decided to wear them on Saturday. Twins! 🙂

After a couple of (very fun) hours talking about flowers and detailed plans for the rehearsal dinner and wedding weekend, we took a spin around the grounds! This just got me so incredibly excited for the wedding (no surprise there) and now I am feeling even more giddy than ever. Eeeek! It will be here before we know it!

After saying goodbye to Kathie, the four of us drove over to our next appointment of the day: dessert tasting! Fabio and I don’t want a traditional cake for the wedding, and instead we’re going to have one small cake for cutting and then a bunch of other treats on the dessert table like cupcakes, brownies, bars, mini pies, mini cheesecakes, and cookies.

Kim of the bakery Peace of Cake did NOT disappoint with our tasting – I couldn’t believe how many treats she set out for us! Everything was phenomenal and I tried my best to just try a small bite of everything so I didn’t get too full on sweets, but it was definitely hard.

These were two of my favorite elements: little pies with hearts on the top and crab cookies! We added a bunch of these to our order. 🙂

If you are planning a wedding on the Eastern Shore of MD (or know someone who is) I can’t recommend Peace of Cake enough!

After our sugar coma, we met up with my grandparents for lunch at one of our favorite spots, The Narrows. We love this restaurant because not only is the food great, but the waterfront views can’t be beat.

Woah – don’t mind the crazy hair. It was windy!

None of us were feeling too hungry after all the sweets, so I got a small cup of the cream of crab soup and then shared and order of crab cakes with my mom. Hit the spot!

Lunch was a lot of fun, and I had a great time catching up with my grandparents. We had lots of wedding details to share with them!

All in all, it was such a fun morning, and I’m so thankful that my mom and dad were able to join us for the planning session. Thanks for coming, guys!

When we got home, we relaxed for a bit and then decided to keep the wedding planning going. We popped open a bottle of champagne that we already had in the fridge, and then sat down to answer a premarital counseling questionnaire that our officiant sent us a while back.

We were supposed to work on the questionnaire alone without sharing answers with the other person, so we put some music on and worked on separate computers until each of us had finished. There were some really thought-provoking questions in there, and it definitely made both of us think more about our relationship. I think we were both feeling a little mushy toward each other when we were done. Haha!

For dinner we had some leftover chicken sausage and brussels sprouts from earlier in the week, plus some of Fabio’s homemade mozzarella sticks we had in the freezer. We also finished up the champagne!

After dinner we watched the longest movie ever (the Physician – it was just ok) and then hit the hay. What a fun wedding planning day!

Sunday

Sunday began with a trip to the dog park.

Then we ran a bunch of errands including Home Depot and the grocery store. I’m starting week 2 of Designed to Fit Nutrition and was really excited about some of the scheduled meals this week!

The rest of the afternoon was spent prepping and organizing for the week ahead!

This also included making a batch of fresh juice. This week’s concoction had carrots, beets, kale, other random greens, parsley, ginger, an apple, and a pear. Yum!

Once the meals were prepped for the week, I folded some laundry and watched one too many episodes of Fixer Upper (the house envy was becoming crazy). Fabio also had a fire going for us and I enjoyed some delicious green tea!

For dinner I made us some mac ‘n cheese using a “sauce” of Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, sundried tomatoes, and garlic whirled in the food processor, alongside some random chicken sausages we had leftover in the fridge. Plus a salad on the side!

It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend. 🙂

Question of the day: If you’re married, did you have a traditional cake? If you’re not, would you want one at your future wedding?

 Posted by on January 30, 2017

  11 Responses to “Weekend of Wedding Planning!”

  1. I’ve found it so interesting to read your blog over the past couple of weeks and see such a contrast between the privileged life you live and what is going on in your country right now. I am not American. The world is currently watching the U.S. in horror — it’s so strange to see someone who is living in the D.C. area take photos of food, talk about wedding venues and describe this past weekend as “perfect”. That last line was honestly shocking to me. You’re allowed to write whatever you want on your personal blog, and I’m sure you will continue to, but your post popped up in my reader and I felt I had to comment on how odd it seems compared to what I’m reading in the news and on social media. I’m sure you didn’t feel it was odd to write. Maybe Americans aren’t as outraged about what is happening in their country as I thought. Thank you for the other perspective.

  2. I wasn’t going to comment on the above comment, as I’m not typically a “keyboard warrior”, but I feel compelled. This blog is called Chelsea Eats Treats, not What’s Chelsea’s World View. It’s a lifestyle blog; perhaps whimsical posts about her lifestyle are not what you were hoping for, in which case, perhaps this isn’t the blog for you. But hey, that’s just my perspective.

    As you asked Chelsea, I love all cake and treats, and though I’m not married, no do I have any plans to be, as a many-wedding-guest-attendee, I think your assorted treat idea is wonderful. They look delish.

  3. Personally, I enjoy reading something that’s NOT focused on politics right now. I have enough of that on Facebook and the news. An escape can be a good thing.

    That said, I gasped about the Black Mirror comment! 🙂 That is my absolute favourite show. Every episode is totally different so if one was boring, you might like a different episode. You could try watching the episode called San Junipero, it’s a feel-good episode.

    Other show recommendations I would have are Master of None, Love, Easy, The Crown, and Orange is the New Black.

    I got married two years ago and we did have a traditional cake. Half of it was a white cake, the other half was chocolate. We also had a sundae bar set up so our guests could make ice cream sundaes. I don’t really recommend that though, as the ice cream got a little too melty by the time I had a chance to try some. But our guests enjoyed it, which is the important part.

    All the goodies in the photo look so good…I just started doing a low carb diet again and so that photo got me like 😩.

  4. Thumbs up to the dessert bar at your wedding. I will definitely have that…and a real wedding cake too. I love sweets!

    Thumbs down at the out of place comment on this post. Yes, what’s happening in our country is horrible. Devastating, actually. But that doesn’t mean it should infiltrate every entertainment or media outlet.

    At the end of the day, this is your corner of the Internet. Do with it what you please.

    http://www.poweredbysass.com

  5. I obviously don’t read Chelsea’s blog to find any sort of significant political/social discussion. However, as someone in a similar position of privilege also living in the DC area, I feel compelled to address this. I think it’s our responsibility as people of privilege (i.e. white, upper middle class) to at the absolutely very least ADDRESS the situation going on in our country. And to completely ignore it further de-legitimizes the issues that are being fought for. I’m overall disappointed not only that Chelsea did not provide any kind of generic one-liner about the current situation occurring in our country (much of which is centered in her very own city), but also that she’d be so insensitive to claim it was a “perfect” weekend. I fully recognize that this is an exciting time for her (as it should be!) and by no means do I believe that she should re-route the direction of her blog to necessarily comment on all the issues surrounding this country. But I DO believe that it is her (and my and every person of privileges) duty to at the very least recognize that these issues exist and should not be cast aside.

  6. I also felt like that last sentence was insensitive–a “let-them-eat-cake” sort of remark, almost. I also live in DC, and I as a privileged white woman, I agree that we have an obligation to speak up (or, at the very least, acknowledge our good fortune). Especially if you have a blog with a captive audience! It is sickening what is happening in our country right now, and it makes me really sad that people might think Chelsea and her “perfect weekend” reflect what most Americans were thinking and feeling this weekend.

    I know people might comment saying, “You aren’t being fair to Chelsea!” and “It’s her blog!” and “If you don’t like what she has to say, then don’t read it!” But honestly, I am more worried about the thousands of refugees and immigrants who will could literally die because of our nation’s policies–policies that are being made only miles from where Chelsea is sipping tea by the fireplace and eating cupcakes. To all my fellow white women pursuing the lifestyle blogosphere and creating content for it, I say this with love: we can do better!

  7. People! This is a lifestyle blog. You assume that Chelsea somehow has zero opinion on what is going on right now, one way or the other. I am sure that she has an opinion – she chose not to share it in her blog, but to focus on what her audience enjoys and expects. Nobody said her weekend reflects what most Americans were thinking or feeling. She is providing interesting content that you can elect to read. It sounds like a political blog would be better suited for some of the commenters.

    I love the idea of little desserts and have enjoyed this at friends’ weddings more than a traditional cake! I love mini cannoli!

  8. ^^^ If you’re not interested in what treats Chelsea is eating, and which exercise classes she’s enjoying, or generally what she does daily, kindly take your negative opinions elsewhere… There’s no room here for that crap.

  9. ^^^
    I agree 100% Meg! Just because Chelsea is enjoying planning one of the biggest and happiest moments of her life doesn’t mean that she is insensitive or doesn’t care about what is happening politically/socially.
    She is one of the best people I know so I it is infuriating to read some of these comments.

    It’s puzzling that anyone who would choose to read a blog entry clearly about wedding planning, was expecting to read her views on the political world.

    As opposed to attempting to break her down and ruin her moment by writing comments that don’t apply in this situation, I would suggest writing to your government official to make your voice heard and make a difference in that way.

    Thanks to the others that are supporting her! xo

  10. Hi Chelsea,

    I’m getting married in April and am having a cake! The bakery told me that we can save the smallest cake on the top for our one year anniversary. I have never heard of this until going to our cake tasting. It sounds a little odd to me but people keep it in their freezer for a while year.
    Congrats!

    • I think a lot of people save the top layer for their anniversary! I’ve never had frozen cake like that before, but lots of people do it so must taste ok? Let me know how it goes and congratulations!

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