Saturday, September 24, 2016

Marissa Rubino in 5 days and counting

Tonight is my last night in my bed. In the room I've slept in since I was 3. Trying not to be nostalgic about that, because the reason that it's my last night here is HAPPY.  It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that I was lucky enough to find someone I love and who loves me enough to get married- to spend every day together for the rest of forever. That is big. It took me a long time to decide that's what I wanted, but once I did, I just felt better and better about my decision. Even though we were used to dating long distance, this summer apart was kind of terrible. I'm usually not very emotional about stupid things, but ever since the day he left in June I just have felt super sensitive and on the verge of tears way more than I can admit without being an embarrassment to myself. So glad that's over!!

I hope this whole week goes well and that we all get through the stress of wedding planning and just be happy and celebrate together.

We picked up David and his parents at O'Hare tonight! No more saying goodbye now. We all head to New York state tomorrow for the wedding.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


I can't believe that we already made it to my bridal shower! And that just 1 week from today we'll be picking up David and his parents from the airport. And that I'll be freaking married in a week and a half. What??

I really enjoyed my shower today!! It was fun being spoiled and starting the official wedding celebrations. Jill, a family friend who I basically consider family, offered to throw it for me. Jenna helped with the games and others helped with the food. It was Parisian-themed, which was perfect for me... even though we're moving to the Riviera and not Paris. Paris will always be my favorite!

Everyone put on a strand of pearls when they came in and weren't allowed to say "France", David", or "marriage" during the party. If they got caught, someone could steal their necklace. The person with the most at the end got a prize. I got caught saying France haha 

The keepsake/guest book that I get to take home is a dish I can use- pretty creative!

Lovely decorations- my favorite was the "Traveling from Ms. to Mrs." sign.

We ate a French-inspired brunch of pain au chocolat, macarons, quiche, fruit, and French man cookies.

Games included a "guess what age the bride is" poster, a game guessing our likes and dislikes, and a kahoot multiple choice quiz where people had to guess where in the world our different relationship milestones took place. For example- met for the first time (Strasbourg, France), first date (Nancy, France), first kiss (Paris), first DTR (Germantown), etc...

For some reason several people seemed to think I was 15 in the 24 year old picture (#3)... that made me laugh. 

Guessing game
Hard at work on the quiz
Then came the GIFTS! We got lots of generous presents. Dishes, silverware, pans, glasses, gift cards, cute bathroom decorations, tupperware, a toaster and some games from Jenna. Unfortunately we'll be leaving almost all of our nice new beautiful things behind in storage. It will be like Christmas when we move back to America and can furnish our apartment. I guess that way we can prolong the fun and celebration.

Soeur <3

My mom is already at quite a height disadvantage when I don't wear heels ;)

Our hostess Jill! She throws the cutest parties!!

Basically, I was kind of sad when it was over! But I guess it's only the beginning of the wedding festivities :)