Away We Go

You know what the best thing is?  When you have a horrible week, but somehow end it on a super great note.

Today friends, we picked out our wedding rings!

I was so super excited to knock this one off of our list, and I couldn’t wait to see what style of ring Chris liked and what it would look like on him!  So, right after work, we met at Midtown Jewelers in Reston, and we got our shop on.

We started with Chris first and he was hilarious to watch.  There were so many options, and as we looked through them, he’d look at them, touch them and just respond with “I don’t know, I don’t know!”  After a few minutes, he relaxed a little bit and was able to identify a style he liked.  It came down to cobalt or titanium, but titanium was the winner.  Come October,  Chris can officially open beer bottles with his wedding ring.

My band was easy to pick out since the designer makes a matching band to go along with my engagement ring.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided to turn our little shopping adventure into an impromptu date night.  So, we walked around Reston Town Center and stumbled upon an awesome place called SweetGreen.  We had never heard of it, but it looked kind of healthy, so we thought we’d give it a shot.

Seriously friends, coolest place ever.  So many amazing + healthy options, locally grown food, no soda (only all natural soft drinks…as in made with sugar cane, no aspartame) and recycling/compost bins galore.  So neat!  I had a deconstructed guacamole salad with shrimp and Chris got some salad with chicken, watermelon and feta.  Everything was silly delicious and I want to go back asap.

After a healthy and fresh dinner, we treated ourselves to a tiny helping of gelato across the street.  I happen to love gelato and there is nowhere nearby to get it, so when we’re at Reston Town Center, I make it a point to stop for a treat.

I love how Chris goes for mango + pineapple and I go for vanilla chocolate chip + chocolate hazelnut.  Opposites totally attract.

After our dessert and people watching, Chris took me to my favorite shop in the town center, PaperSource.  I could spend hours in this store, friends.  Between the journals, the stationary, the unique cards and the stunning single sheet gift wrap, I’m in love.  We popped in for some wedding inspiration (I was hoping to get beautiful paper to wrap our bridal party gifts in, but at $7 a sheet, it’s not happening), and we left with a few cute and unexpected things.

After making our way through the town center, we were getting tired and ready to go home, but, we had to make one last stop at Barnes and Noble and Michaels to pick up some supplies for our crafting day on Sunday.  We have plans to get a lot knocked out this weekend with the help of some of our bridal party, so we’re excited to see how our ideas come to life.

We took these couple of pictures while at Barnes and Noble, and yes, it has to do with the wedding.  Are we crazy, or are we creative?

I’m really excited to get through this weekend and see what we’ve accomplished by Sunday evening.  Hair + makeup trial tomorrow and projects on Sunday…we should be productive.

Wish us luck!  Away we go!