Saturday, November 28, 2009

Can I have your attention please? I've got some BIG news!

MY LOVE AND I ARE GETTING MARRIED!! On Monday, December 28th, we will finally tie the knot after 7 wonderful years together.



You may have witnessed the confusion over whether a traditional wedding was what we really wanted in this post, but we've got it all figured out now. We came to the conclusion that eloping was what we wanted to do, but then we had to decide where. We've been researching/pricing our options, and doing a little bit of soul-searching to determine what would really make us happy. After taking all these things into consideration, we ended up with Eureka Springs, a quaint Victorian town nestled into the Ozark Mountains. Since we'll be having a winter wedding, we wanted a location that was beautiful year-round. I think it's safe to say that Eureka Springs is just that.



And the coolest part is that the ceremony will take place in a treehouse chapel. This one, to be exact:



As soon as we're done with the vows and the photos, we'll be whisked off in a horse-drawn carriage to the downtown area for our first dinner together as husband and wife. Then, we'll come back to our cabin (which is also a treehouse), where the property managers have arranged to have rose petals, candles, and chilled champagne waiting for us. How romantic, right?! The best part is that this little getaway will require very little effort on our part, which is exactly what we need. My love has gone a long time without a vacation from work, and I will have just finished my school semester, so it will be very nice to just kick up our heels and enjoy each other.

This is the treehouse cabin we'll be staying in:



Since Eureka Springs is only four hours away from where we live, a very small portion of our time will be spent traveling. We get to spend a whole week in our little treehouse, kissing by the fire and sipping hot chocolate. It's just so perfect, you guys! We're extremely excited.

And if you think that's the only good news I've got, you're in for a surprise. We also bought a house! We found the perfect place for us, but we weren't sure if it would work out or not because the price was a little higher than we were able to pay. We fell in love when we looked at it, but tried not to get our hopes up before knowing for sure if we could negotiate the price. Fate must have been smiling on us though, because the sellers accepted our offer! The house is adorable, and it sits on a large lot with plenty of trees. There are quite a few windows, so our new home will be full of sunshine and happiness. We won't be moving until January, but that will be perfect because we'll be married by then and we can claim our first home as husband and wife.

I can't wait to share this experience with you all. You're always so sweet and encouraging, which is something I very much appreciate. You'd better believe I'll be taking tons of pictures of the whole process, both the wedding and the new house. So hold on tight, friends, because it's going to be a fun ride!

37 comments:

Pili said...

Oh my goodness!!! =D

BIG BIG Congrats, Holly!!

Your absolutely amazing news have cheered me up!!

And my goodness, the place is totally perfect! So gorgeous and romantic! I'm sure you'll have an amazing wedding!! *hugs*

And huge CONGRATULATIONS on your NEW house! BIG YAY!!

Lyons Creations said...

Congratulations! Lovely post. I especially love the treehouse chapel. I wish you both all the best.

Heather said...

Yay Holly!!! That is so amazing! Congrats to you both, on ALL your big news! We literally were in Eureka YESTERDAY!!! It is a cozy little place all year round :) I highly recommend eating out at Ermillios for one night, and we love the restaurant at the Basin park Hotel...you can eat out on the balcony all year round :)

You'll have the best romantic time. We went there on our honeymoon :) best of luck with everything!~
~Heather

kiddo said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both!

MelMel said...

Such happy news...lovely..congratulations!xxx

Wasted Wishes said...

How fantastic! I must say, that I love the idea of eloping...and to a treehouse no less! Take a ton of pictures and share them, please!

Congratulations. :)

Robin Thomas said...

Holly! Congratulations and how smart of you to elope! Eureka is lovely and romantic anyway bt then you.ve gone and found heaven in the tree top spot. My best to you both and may you dance at your grandchildren's wedding!

vegkat said...

Awww! Congrats! Your plans look like a dream.

Megan said...

Ooo Holly, how exciting :) Yay! Sounds like you two are going to have so much fun at your wedding and with your new home!

don't forget to take lots of pictures for us! :)

devonrose said...

OMG! Congrats! We're so happy for you!!! Have a beautiful wedding and a romantic honeymoon:)
xx

Christie Cottage said...

Awesome!!!

Congratulations on your engagement, your new home and a beautiful future together! You deserve it!

Funkybella said...

Congrats Holly!
I'm so happy for you!

alexkeller said...

what a magical ride! you are going to have SO much fun! the place is so amazingly beautiful, and can't waits to see the new place!

icandy... said...

Congrats, Holly!
You are getting married in one of my favorite places on earth! We LOVE Eureka!!! My hubbs is from Arkansas and we used to go each year on our anniversary!
Such a magical place for a magical time in your life!
Blessings to you both!
Christina
oxox

Rheea said...

Honey, you don't know how excited and moved I was as I was scrolling down your post. I almost wanted to cry! CONGRATULATION, HOLLY!! A wedding at the treehouse is so romantic!! Absolutely love the treehouse cabin too. Oh, Holly!!! I'm just so happy. If you are here right now, I would have given you a BIG BIG hug. Now I can't wait to see my buddy in wedding gown! :D

Hugs and Kisses~
Rheea

audreyscountrycrafts said...

Oh Holly!! That is a beautiful spot for a wedding!! When we got married we went for the big church wedding - wish we'd done what you are doing! That is going to be amazing.
Take pictures of your tree house!!
Oh - and the new home too - would love to see it!

Tasha said...

Congratulations to the happy couple! You'll love your Eureka Springs wedding. My husband and I sure did. We love it for another reason now - it's easy to go back to where we were married, where we had lunch that day, the shops we visited on the way home, all thanks to the short drive from Tulsa to northwest Arkansas. Great choice, you two - can't wait to hear all about the treehouse. Have always wanted to know more about those. The ceremony will be GORGEOUS, for sure.

Again, congrats! And best wishes and kind regards and Xs and Os and all of that great stuff!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is so, so, SO exciting!! I can barely stand it!! Congrats!!!

And I so love that treehouse chapel.:)

Melody Sage said...

Wow so happy for you! The tree house chapel sounds amazing!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

OH MY!!!anD More my!!!!
sO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! 2010 IS GOING TO BE YOUR YEAR!! THE WEDDING SITE LOOKS MAGICAL. I HOPE YOU CAN SHARE SOME PHOTOS OF THE GLORIOUS EVENT..... I AM SORRY TO SAY...THE TURKEY IS ALL GONE....BUT NEXT YEAR YOU WILL HAVE YOURS IN YOUR NEW LITTLE LOVE NEST. ALL THE HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD TO YOU BOTH.....

KAREN EILEEN

JUST ME said...

PERFECT.

Congratulations. Everything looks adorable...just like you.

PS: Do I see some hot tats on your arm??

apparentlyjessy said...

Congratulations Holly, I was so happy to read your good news. I think your decision to elope is fantastic, I am certain I would like to do something like that myself instead of a big wedding hoopla as well.
The tree house chapel looks so lovely, you guys are going to have a wonderful romantic day!
Congratulations on settling on a house, you must share pictures when you can!
Couldn't have happened to a more deserving gal :)

Princess Caitlin said...

WOAH!

Almost too much happiness for one post! What a sweet, gorgeous place you're staying. So pictueresque and poetic.

Congratulations to you and your man!!

And congrats on the house. Wow. What a busy, exciting time for you. :D

Charmingdesigns said...

I just happened upon your blog. Sounds like congratulations are in order. You found a beautiful place to get married.

Rose said...

oh Holly a HUGE congrats to you and your hubby to be! Im so excited for you both, and it looks like youve choosen the most perfect spot to get married and spend some time together.
I cant wait for wedding photos and also to see your new house.
Keep us posted :)

Rose

Raven said...

Congrats Holly! That is so great that you guys are getting married. I can only imagine your excitement. :)

I agree with you-you're idea is SO romantic! I wish the best for you all!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Holy Cow! This sounds like something out of a dream :) I can't wait to see how all the plans unfold. Congratulations, so romantic!

cabin + cub said...

Wow!! Double congrats to you both.. an new married life and a new home... that is super exciting! Your wedding plans sound amazing! Can't wait to hear how it all goes! :)

SheezKrafty said...

Sounds like 2010 is going to be the year of Holly! Congrats a million times over!!!

Kristin said...

Congrats!! That is so so exciting. And your venue looks just gorgeous. Only a few more weeks!

Back To Nature Goat Milk Soap said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both!

tattytiara said...

Oh it's perfect, perfect! You're just pushing every girlie button I've got with this post. I'm all excited for you - congratulations!

Amy Perrotti said...

Congratulations! This is such a wonderful happy time of year to get married! The location you chose looks perfect! Best Wishes!

Brian Burke said...

Ooops, I'm late to the party here!

Congrats to Holly and The Man, you make a beautiful couple! Your wedding day will be the best day in your life, ever -- enjoy!

And the house, how great for you two, perfect timing!

Ahh, young love!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

(whoops! that was me above, I wasn't signed in to my blog. garh.)

HOLLY!!! You're getting MARRIED!!

Oh My Gosh!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

I'm so sorry I'm just now seeing this... I haven't been such a good blog reader lately.

I'm sending you a convo! Oh My Gosh!

YYYAAAAAYYYYYYyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!
:D

Terresa said...

A huge congrats to you! That date is coming up soon. I realize I'm late reading this post, but I'm so excited for you! You two make a gorgeous couple!

Bat Whiskers said...

Oh how great! I'm so excited for your TreeHouse ceremony and it sounds perfect for you 2!
And the house! Wow, I'm so happy for ya'll!
Congrats Holly. :) Post plenty of pics from the ceremony!
*hugs*
Tiff