Feeling Festive!

I know I’ve probably said this a million times, but it is seriously crazy how quickly this year has gone by! It’s hard to believe that there’s less than a week until Christmas. (WHAT THE HECK!!) I’m looking forward to a little Christmas break and spending some much needed time with the family. I’m incredibly excited this year because my family and fiancé’s family will finally spend Christmas Eve together! As a soon-to-be married couple, we’re both curious to see what new traditions will come as the years pass. We’re definitely thrilled to bring our families together!

Our families both have their own traditions, but Christmas Eve is their one commonality! My fiancé’s huge family of 50+ people all get together to celebrate. It’s a wonderful night filled with laughs, food, drinks, and a gift exchange. We usually stay until almost 11 and then we make our way to my grandparent’s house. We always eat my great-grandma’s traditional soup to honor her (Christmas Eve was her birthday). Around 11:30, we’d all gather around and begin passing out presents, not-so-patiently waiting for midnight to finally come so we could open our presents. While I’m sad we won’t be doing it this year, I’m very excited to have (almost) all of the people that mean the most to us in one space. What fun holiday traditions do you celebrate?

Check out this adorable engagement session photographed by Rachel.


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