A lot of couples decide to live together before making the leap towards marriage. Some choose to move in after they get engaged, while others move in while still in the dating phase.  When you decide to move in with your romantic partner, whether you were still living at home or you were living on your, it can be a big change for both of you.

In fact, a survey commissioned by an online art marketplace (UGallery) surveyed 1,000 women aged between 20-40 years old and found that “83% think moving in together with a romantic partner for the first time is a real challenge.”

The top five issues these same women said were potential move-in challenges are:

  1. Dividing chores (77% of respondents)
  2. Sharing expenses (76%)
  3. Sharing a bathroom (65%)
  4. Managing different home décor styles (59%)
  5. Splitting TV time (55%)

This survey tells me that you need to find a place with 2 bathrooms, 2 TVs, and cross your fingers that he can store his favorite freshman wall posters!

The lovely couple in today’s post were engaged the day they moved into their new house. I’ll let them tell you their story below. Captured by Hundreds of Moments LLC, this super cute biking and picnicking engagement session screams summery romantic fun.

Biking and Picnicking Engagement ~ Proposal

Bride’s comments: “Drew proposed on December 13th, 2013. We had just closed on a new home together and this was the day that we moved in. After the movers left, and the house was filled floor to ceiling with boxes and furniture, Drew brought one of the boxes over to Andrea, he then proceeded to get down on one knee, and started going through the box, asking Andrea what could possibly be in there. At the bottom of a very large box filled with packing peanuts was a smaller box with the engagement ring.  Andrea didn’t really catch on to what was going on, as she didn’t even notice he was on one knee and didn’t understand why he was making such a big deal about this one box, when they had so many more to unpack!  Once Drew pulled out the smaller box, she finally realized what was happening, and Drew proposed.  She of course said yes!  They celebrated with champagne, calls to family and friends and some more unpacking in their new home and new life together!”

Green picnic blanket with basket, a bottle of wine, glasses and sign that says, "keep calm and say I do"Green picnic blanket with basket, a bottle of wine, glasses and bunch of pink flowers bunting banner with engagement date
Engaged couple sitting on bench with guy holding a bunch of flowers Engaged couple holding a bunting banner with wedding date
Engaged couple head to head having a picnic with winewine bottle with 3 hearts on the label leaning against a picnic basket  engaged couple laying on their stomachs having a picnic with wine  couple stand on bridge holding bunting banner
engaged couples walking bikes over a white bridgeBiking and Picnicking engagement couple together on a path
pink flowers in basket on bikeengaged couple man looking down and women with his hands on her shoulders
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Photography: Hundreds of Moments LLC
Venue/Location: Cypress Grove Estate House

 

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Couples who are in love are often called “love birds”.  In fact, a lovebird is a small parrot that gets its name from the affection they show their partner, often remaining by their side for long periods of time.

Today we wanted to show off some fantastic love bird cake toppers in various materials such as wood, felt, plastic, fondant and even glass. There are so many cute options and ideas to choose from!

We view a lot of real weddings at Love & Lavender and have noticed that the love bird theme still holds strong.  One of the easiest ways to incorporate a theme or get inspiration for your wedding is to start with a good cake topper. From this cake topper post as well as this one, you will see we absolutely adore unique cakes toppers! 

Love Bird Cake Toppers for Your Wedding Cake

Two Love birds on a one tier white wedding cake with a wooden heart that says "we do"3 white tier wedding cake with 2 blue love birds in Love Bird Cake Toppers
2 blue birds in a bird nest and baby's breath as a cake topper
love bird cake toppers with mrs and mr written in blue
Two blue wooden bird cake toppers on 3-tier white wedding cake 2 budgies for wedding cake topper

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White love birds in nest with hearts and pink flowers on white wedding cake wedding cupcake stand with 2 love birds on top
2 vintage love birds on black and white polka-dot wedding cake 2 love birds with yellow and white pattern on white wedding cake
2 brown love birds in nest on 3 tier white wedding cake  on a wood slabBend the Light Photography
2 white wooden love birds on a 2 tier pink wedding cake 2 brown love birds on a 2 tier pink wedding cake
2 felt DIY love birds on 1 tier white wedding cake

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