On Saturday David and I celebrated our minus-one anniversary with dinner at the legendary Chez Panisse Cafe. I surprised David with the dinner, and I think it was one of the better gifts I’ve given him! I’ve been hearing about Chez Panisse – the birthplace of California cuisine, and the local and organic food movements as we know them – for my whole life. Naturally, I was worried that dinner wouldn’t live up, but ohhh it did! I’m still dreaming about the tastes. It was a particularly romantic spot for us because it’s where my parents had dinner after their wedding, and it’s were we plan on having dinner after ours.
People often imply that long engagements lead to lots of wedding stress, but I firmly believe it depends on the person. I like careful long range planning, and I hate being rushed, so the year and a half wedding planning time line is perfect for me. That said, on Saturday, when I fully realized that the wedding was now a year away, I pondered freaking out, but decided against it. We’re close to signing lots of our major contracts, or have opted out of them all together. We have a good idea of where we want to go, and freaking out is only going to ruin the journey.
Just remind me of that in 11 months.
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