Sunday, July 6, 2014

Brittany's Sunday Brunch

Doesn't today feel like you woke up and get to relive yesterday? I feel I should be getting ready for work! This long weekend has been great...but quite different than my normal 4th of July agenda of watching fireworks, eating brats and sunbathing on the boat. This year, it was more wedding themed.

Since we officially booked our ceremony and reception site, we have had wedding fever (yes we, my fiance loves to stay in the loop and help me and my indecisive nature pick wedding things)! It's been so much fun. 

On the Wedding To-Do this weekend:
  • Start a wedding website. We chose to use The Knot's website template. It's been working out nicely!
  • Order save the dates from Wedding Paper Divas (we had a persuading coupon). We decided on a simple flat sheet with one engagement picture and feminine font. It's perfect!
  • Register!
  • Celebrate checking things off the wedding to-do list!
Registering was so much fun. We both still use our college-day items (that were hand-me-downs when we got them then). It will be exciting to have the chance to get some good quality stuff. What's the bulk of our registry, you ask? Kitchen goodies and dinnerware, of course!

Before going to Pottery Barn and Macy's, I made sure to have ideas in mind. This article and this one helped to make registering less stressful.

Big Items on our Wish List:
  • All-Clad cookware set
  • Kitchen-aid stand mixer
  • Chicago Cutlery set
Smaller but just as exciting items on our Wish List:
  • Hand-held mandoline 
  • Digital meat thermometer 
  • Baker's blade
Once we got things done on the To-do list, we made time to reflect on how much fun we were having and on the more important part of the wedding: becoming Mr. and Mrs. We did this by having an impromptu dinner date at my new favorite place, Coopers Tavern. Want a delicious meal paired with the perfect tap, all with a beautiful view of the Capitol? Then go there. We also took our time walking the square after dinner and then the next day at the Farmers Market. Ever try a pastry from Graze? The above picture is me trying their chocolate croissant for the first time. It was quite the buttery, yummy treat! There was even an accordion player next to us while we ate. It felt like we had traveled to Europe! 

Overall, our 4th of July was far from traditional but very fun. I hope you all had a fun and safe Independence day! 

Until next time,


  1. Cooper's Tavern + Graze are two amazing picks! sounds like the perfect weekend!


    1. Yes, we definitely spoiled ourselves with Cooper's and Graze! Thanks for reading, Lauren!

  2. I LOVE Graze on Saturday mornings! I especially love the ham and Swiss market bun and breakfast sausage and pepper jack cheese croissant! And the magic coffee!!

    1. I think when we went to the market together the summer after living in the dorms was the first time I had iced coffee and it was the magic coffee!

    2. I almost got the sausage and cheese time, with some magic coffee!! Yum, my mouth is already watering!



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