Brideology: A Weekly Journal to the Big Day

Cara, our resident Bridal Project Manager is engaged. Congrats, Cara! We thought it was a perfect opportunity to have her share her journey–from just-betrothed to blushing bride–in our new feature: Brideology.

The ring shot. I am in love with it! Designed by Cathy Waterman.

Hi everyone! I’m Cara, and I’m a new bride-to-be. I am so excited to be starting this series on the Wedding Suite Blog; I think it will be a great way to connect with other brides-to-be (whether that’s “to be” soon or “to be” sometime in the future!) It will also be good way to document all the planning, since I’m sure it will go so fast.

I hope to share the big, small, happy, frustrating, confusing, exciting stuff along the way…with plenty of pictures, of course!

My birthday and the day of our engagement! An incredible day filled with family, friends, food, cake and sun!

About me: I’ve been working on the Nordstrom Weddings team for a year now, which is a totally amazing, challenging, and fun experience. I’m surrounded by everything “wedding” all day long…pretty dreamy, right? And now I just got engaged–which means it suddenly all applies to me. I feel SO lucky to be surrounded by such wedding experts and great people…and to get to learn from other brides!

My weddings team getting in the spirit at a bridal event professing our love for our jobs!

As far as planning goes, my fiancé and I are really starting from square one. We hadn’t talked about wedding ideas before getting engaged, and I have to admit I was never the girl who started planning her “dream wedding” as a child.

Now I’m seeing there are so many different directions to go in! So many choices! I guess you could say it’s a bit overwhelming…but I think it’ll also be fun to explore it all and figure out what’s right for us.

Sunset on the day he proposed.

Can’t wait to share more in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

P.S. I’m capturing pics of the process and things that inspire me on Instagram. Follow me @Brideology!

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Kate December 8, 2012, 8:03 pm

    HI Cara,
    Looking forward to following your journey! Your ring is beautiful. Tell your fiance I think he did an amazing job.

  • Heather December 11, 2012, 11:42 am


    Congrats on your engagement that’s so exciting! I look forward to reading your blog post along the way!

  • Cara, Blog Contributor December 12, 2012, 11:26 am

    Hi Heather!
    Thank you!! I am very excited for the wedding planning process, and so glad to have you following along the way!

  • Cara, Blog Contributor December 12, 2012, 11:27 am

    Hi Kate!
    Thank you so much! I think so too. I will definitely pass it on to him! 🙂

  • Molly December 13, 2012, 11:40 am

    Congrats Cara! Thanks for letting us follow you on your journey! Can’t wait to hear about the venue and THE DRESS! Best wishes, Molly

  • Jennifer December 17, 2012, 10:46 pm

    Love your ring can you tell me what the stone is?

  • Cara December 21, 2012, 11:38 am

    Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you so much! The stone is called a ‘rustic diamond’. They are unique stones that come in various natural colors.

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