Okay, so I've definitely mentioned those two lovebirds in the photo above before.

What can I say? I kind of love them. It helps that I'm related to one (yep, that's my baby brother!) and have been convinced that the other is one of the sweetest people out there since the moment I've met her.

I talked about them a year ago when they got engaged. Honestly, I've probably mentioned them on a monthly basis since that date. But I don't know if I've ever told you their whole story.

See, Danielle lives in and is a citizen of Canada. And Andrew, my brother, is from the U.S. They met, fell in love, and decided to get married. And then, because of the lovely process of applying for a fiancee visa (which is required for Danielle to legally move into the country, marry my brother and become a citizen), they've gotten to wait.

And wait.

And wait.

Finally, though, the waiting is over! Visa approved, permission granted, wedding to plan. Except that all of a sudden it's the wedding part that has become complicated. He lives in Washington D.C., she is in British Columbia, my parents are in Colorado and, randomly enough, her family is visiting San Diego next weekend. Which would just be another run-of-the-mill family vacation, except that it's looking like the only opportunity to get everyone in the same place at the same time.

And so, because the engaged pair is officially sick of living in different countries (technology is great, but seeing your favorite person's face on a computer screen instead of in the same room gets old after a while), guess what the plan (which I learned about yesterday) is?

Wedding! Next weekend! San Diego! I'm considering it my special duty to make sure that Danielle has a white dress and a bouquet - the essentials, obviously!

Now you probably know that I love to ask you questions. It's my favorite thing to pick the brains of brides-to-be. But if you suddenly only had two weeks to plan your wedding, what on earth would make your must-have list? Would it be the veil? The shoes? The cake? Or just the rings and the license?