This past Saturday was a monumental moment in Kyle and my process of marriage- we registered!!
I don’t think I’ve officially stated our wedding plans on the blog. We plan on getting married in April 2014. We will have a ceremony in my home town, in the church Kyle’s parents were married in. We are only inviting parents, siblings, and grandparents to the ceremony. We don’t plan on having a reception afterward- we will go to dinner with our families but that’s it!
Kyle and I want to spend our money on our honeymoon instead of a big wedding. I have a super small family and never really wanted to have a big wedding. Kyle has 2 sisters so his family will get to do the wedding thing twice.
Since we aren’t planning on having a wedding reception, we are going to have a big couple’s shower this summer for Kyle’s extended family and our friends. My best friend and would be maid of honor if I was having an actual wedding, Vanessa, lives in Australia and will be home this summer! So she is graciously throwing a bridal shower for me and all our girlfriends!! I am so excited I can’t even think about it!!!
Kyle and I didn’t really know if it would be proper to register for wedding gifts, since we aren’t really having a wedding… but since we are going to have a bridal shower and a couple’s shower, we thought we should at least register for a few essentials!
So off we went to Crate and Barrel!!!
We had SO MUCH FUN picking stuff out!! We also realized that we are obsessed with all the furniture there and can afford approximately 0% of it. Bummer…
Anyways, if you win the lottery and want to buy Kyle and me a wedding gift, hop on over to Crate and Barrel and you can find our registry!! Kyle Tooley and Andrea Wenzel 😉
After all the pointing and shooting and picking and choosing, we were hungry! I opted for some sushi for lunch.
After running a few more errands (including going to look at wedding bands!) we stopped by the grocery store to get ingredients for dinner:
Shrimp and Pesto Fettuccine
- 1 lb Whole wheat fettuccine
- Jarred roasted red peppers, 3 diced
- Pre-made pesto (you could make your own if you were feeling ambitious)
- Asparagus chopped into 1 inch pieces
- Dry White Wine
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Boil pasta for 3 minutes less than the al dente cooking time on the package. Add asparagus and cook for 3 more minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta water. Drain pasta and asparagus and add back into pot. Add in diced red peppers and 1/4 cup pesto.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tbs olive oil in a medium pan. Add shrimp. Cook about 3 minutes or until each side is pink. Add 1 cup of white wine. Turn heat up to high and allow wine to cook off. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve shrimp on top of pasta and enjoy!!
I added tons of greens to my plate and had less pasta.
Our night ended with a glass of wine on the couch, watching the Hunger Games.
Where did you register for your wedding?
Do you think it’s appropriate to register even though we aren’t having a reception?
Did you do anything cool this weekend?