Sunday, August 29, 2010


We got our very first wedding gift last week!  I was so excited to see a box sitting on the doorstep because I had no idea what it might be.  So I brought it in, opened it up and saw our first place setting of China!

I can picture having Thanksgiving at our house one day using our pretty new plates and having fabulous dinner parties or tea parties!

I have my first shower in two weeks.  Everything seems to be happening so fast, I am getting so excited to finally be a Mrs!  I'll have some updates for you all soon!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Finally an update!

Man, have I been slacking on the wedding updates lately. I'm at the end of the term for school so things are a little crazy.  Hopefully I can catch up on all of my exciting news.  I finally have my bridesmaids dresses.  Best part?  They were under $50!  I happen to be a big fan of them :)

So here they are! Not the best picture.  The sister wasn't in the mood for a photo shoot, so I had to take what I could get.  So far they have looked great on everyone that has tried it on, very flattering and just a super pretty dress.

I also finally mailed out my Save the Dates.  I still need a few addresses, but I didn't want to put off mailing them any longer. So if you get yours late, it's because I didn't have your address.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Show me your bling :)

Wow, it's been a while since I've updated!  But no worries, I have a lot to report and some good updates for the next week or so.  We finally made it to the jeweler to get my rings appraised so we can add them to John's homeowner insurance.  While we were there we decided to look for a band for John.  Let me tell you, I was so worried this would be an ordeal.  He had his mind set on a simple white gold band, and I insisted that he needed to look around and try some on.  Rings are so different on your finger than in a display case.  He tried on the simple white gold band that he insisted that he wanted and it just wasn't him.  Tammy, one of the awesome ladies that work there, started telling him about Titanium and as soon as she told him it was light weight he was sold.  He tried three on in different widths and ended up with the 7mm brushed Titanium band. 
Sorry for the off-center not great quality picture, I took it with my phone.  And while I was taking pictures of rings, I decided to show you my engagement ring and wedding band too :)
Rings are so hard to take a good picture of, grrr...  But that is my best attempt with the camera on my phone.

More updates to come soon, I promise!  Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

What comes before Part B??

Part-ayyy  hahaha.  I am kidding.  No, not really.  I want my reception to feel like a big fun party.

Anyway, I spoke with the company that owns several liquor stores locally.  They provide beverage services for events and parties.  Not only do they deliver all alcohol purchased to the site the day of the wedding, they also pick up and will buy back unused bottles.  Win!  I got a quote and was pleasantly surprised.  We'll be able to go for a little bit nicer alcohol for not much of a difference.  Woohoo for a check off my list :)

The wedding is only a little over 6 months away, I gotta get busy!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I'm having a really hard time picking out flowers.  I've never been a big flower person, don't get me wrong I think they are beautiful I just don't know a whole lot about them.  I stumbled across a website (click here) and I'm pretty sure I've found what I want!  Of course I'm not 100% sure, but I'm really liking these.

This first picture would be my bouquet. It has green dutch hydrangea paired with purple lisianthus, vendela and escimo roses, and green button mums, with ivory double faced satin ribbon and embellished with a brooch accented with pearls.  No purple though, it's not in my vision haha.  And I'm not sure what ribbon I would use to wrap, but I really like this one!
This would be the bridesmaids' bouquet. It has ivory hydrangea, green button mums, green hypericum berries, and vendela and escimo roses hand tied with mossy green double faced satin latticed with ivory satin and embellished with pearl headed pins. 

What do you think?

*I have no idea what is going on with the font in this post... love me through it, k?*

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Engagement Pictures

Hello all!  Here are some engagement pictures taken by Amanda Fagan.  I hope you like them :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

The dress!

I found my wedding dress this weekend! I went and tried some on last week and nothing really wowed me.  I saw bits and pieces of dresses that I really liked but nothing that I just loved.  Last Saturday, my mom and grandmother joined me and went dress shopping.  I had about six dresses picked out and in my dressing room to try on.  Adrian (my consultant who was flipping awesome) told me to pick the dress I think I would like the best to try on first.  So I grabbed the dress that I thought was gorgeous, put it on, looked in the mirror and immediately knew it was my dress.  I didn't want to try on any other dresses because I knew that was the one. But I put one more on that was by the same designer.  It was in my size (my dress was a size too big) and in a different color.  I decided I didn't want white, so the color I got is called alabaster and I love it!  I have pictures if anyone wants to see them, leave me your email and I'll send them to you.  I don't want to post it on the blog just in case John decides to try and sneak a peek.  I'm so excited to have the absolutely perfect wedding dress for me! 

I should have engagement pictures this evening, I'm hoping that they are good and I'll want to share them haha.  Keep your fingers crossed :)