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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Carbzilla

    Chris was so disappointed to hear no Star Wars. 😉

    Just take it one piece at a time. It’s really not that hard (but I should shut up since I have an events background) but there will be weird things that fall through the cracks (mostly right after the wedding – we left our parents at the venue with no transportation back to their hotel. Oops. Then we didn’t have enough room in our car to pick up the décor from the venue the next day. Again, oops.), but get through the big things first. Look at Rylee, she’s putting together her wedding in two months!

    PS We’re free all of September 2014. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m sure there will be lots of things that don’t go quite perfectly. That’s going to be the hard part for me, letting things go and not getting upset if there’s something that isn’t “perfect”.

      Rylee is amazing! 2 months! I was impressed when I heard that!

  2. Courtney

    I love love love Edgefield!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      A lot of the McMenamin’s locations are REALLY nice!

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    LOL at Michael’s suggestion of the Star Wars themed wedding, and the hilarity that ensued!!! Your ring is beautiful Lisa! And September is a GREAT month to get married in. (we got married on Sept 17th)
    Continued good wishes to your both during this exciting time!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think September is nice because it will (hopefully) still be nice weather but not too hot.

  4. Marie

    Ha, I saw your FB post but I’m slow and didn’t realize that was the big news! I just figured you guys had been talking about it a while. The ring is beautiful, congrats!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh we’ve talked about it for years! Thanks! I love the ring.

    2. Marie

      Oh P.S. I got married in September too!

      1. Lisa Eirene

        What beer did you have on tap at your wedding??

  5. christi in ma

    I love your ring. It’s perfect for your active lifestyle.

    Back when I was planning our wedding I liked Wedding Bee. A good forum and an interesting range of bride bloggers who post as they plan their weddings and beyond. Not as high stress as The Knot.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, Michael made a good choice. Now I don’t have to take it on and off all the time to work out.

      Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll check out Wedding Bee.

  6. Coco

    Congratulations!! I love that ring! Wedding planning can consume you — try to keep focused on what really matters (each other).

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m trying not to be consumed!

  7. Jess

    The knot is great for ideas, but take everything with a grain of salt. You don’t need half the stuff they say you do. Weddings are money makers, and there is a lot of stuff that people say you need when you don’t!

    Happy planning! My advice is to go with your gut and trust your first instinct. You usually go back to the thing you liked the most anyway! I planned my whole wedding in 3 weeks because I’m not one to ponder situations, I just went with my gut. Also, don’t sweat the small stuff. No one remembers your shoes or your table decorations. They remember a lovely ceremony, great food and drink, and a good time. Focus on the big picture and you’ll be fine.

    Always happy to chat about weddings 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the tips. I agree. I think things will just kind of fall into place as we go along.

  8. Beth

    We got married September 6 – it is a great time of year for a wedding.

    You will have a wonderful day! Focus on what’s really important to you – if flowers or favors are not a big deal to you then don’t go crazy on them! We had amazing food at our wedding (sea bass for entree) – 15 years later people are still talking about it to us! Food was important to us – I’m sure to you also.

    Congrats again!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The food is definitely an important part.

  9. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    I’m so excited for you! We’re getting married the end of May and it’s so overwhelming for me that I’m on the serious SLOW track.

    We went to a local wedding show and that was crazy but also a great starting point. You can see and talk to lots of local vendors and get ideas. Other than that the generic checklists you can find online are helpful to give you a starting point. Buy a magazine to get some ideas, relax, and have fun. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      So far it’s pretty fun. Congrats on your engagement!

  10. Biz

    I’ve never been one of those girls that thought about their wedding growing up – I just knew I’d get married someday, never thought about the details!

    I met and married my husband within six months – my MIL planned almost everything – we got married on a beach in Naples, FL – my daughter was maid of honor, my step-son was best man, then just my Mom and my parents in law – it was perfect!

    People thought we acted too fast, but we knew within a month that we were meant for each other. We’ll be married 13 years in December!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That sounds wonderful and simple! Less stress!

      Nah, I think when you know you know.

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