Weekending: Wedding Venue Hunting, Oaktoberfest 5K & a Baby Shower

Good morning! Hope you all had a great weekend- ours was BUSY, but all in all a good one- picture heavy recap for you today 🙂

  • Post run foam rolling- one of those things I know I SHOULD do more of, but rarely do…

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  • My friend Ashley got me a ring cozy which is going to be amazing I already know it! Thanks, girl!

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  • Friday lunch: scrambled eggs, kale, butternut squash & goat cheese- SO good.

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  • Post work drinks at Buff’s Pub with my sister- now that she works in Watertown and I live in Watertown it’s so easy to get together!

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  • RM’s commute home was over an hour (from Boston, mind you), so I promised him some wine- we both prefer white but have so much red I figured I should open some. This was delicious! We drank it on Saturday with our steak dinner, too.

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  • En route to Maine to look at a few wedding venues! Trying to stay organized, although it’s not going very well so far 😉

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  • Tested out my new Kitchen Aid mixer- the verdict? LOVE it! I made cookies and muffins and then mashed potatoes for Shepherd’s Pie.

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  • We grabbed some stead at Whole Foods and RM grilled for us on Saturday night- it was delicious!

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  • OAKtoberfest- it was COLD, but fun getting to chat with Athena and Missy before the race. I must’ve been running extra fast because of the cold weather because I got a new PR and came in 3rd for my age group- couldn’t believe it! I didn’t even get to hang around after the race because I had to rush home to shower and get ready to head back to Maine to look at another venue. I literally finished the race and kept running home- ended up covering 4.4 miles!

 

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  • En route to day #2 of wedding venue hunting!

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  • After looking at another venue, I headed to Hampton for my friend Kia’s baby shower- it was a jack n’ jill baby shower at a brewery and it was so fun! Food was great, beers were delicious and it was great seeing my favorite girls!

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  • Once I got home I quickly threw together a healthified Shepherd’s Pie- ground turkey, kale, frozen veggies topped with mashed sweet potatoes. yum!

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Questions for you: How was your weekend? Do anything fun outside? Any tips for venue hunting and keeping costs down? Or, what would your one tip be for planning a wedding?

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9 thoughts on “Weekending: Wedding Venue Hunting, Oaktoberfest 5K & a Baby Shower

  1. Jen @nutcaseinpoint says:

    I saw all those 5k race pics yesterday on Instagram and was like whoa ear warmers, it’s warm out! Then I realized I live far away. Sad.. My advice would be to book vendors that are familiar with the venue- makes planning/situating everything less stressful. Unless you find a place that does catering and all that jazz..depends on the type of wedding you’re going for!

  2. briana1010 says:

    My only tip for wedding venue costs is find a place who’s just starting to get into hosting weddings. I’m getting married next fall at Cork Wine & Tapas in New Bedford, and they’re just asking us to meet a VERY low food + beverage minimum to close the restaurant on a Saturday.

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