Thursday, September 25, 2008

Have you ever?

Today I haven't actually done anything wedding related!?!? Except for posting my shower pics...that's it!!!!
I have actually spent a little time catching up on a few blogs and it got me thinking. Have you ever gone through someone's blog that you normally read and then see someone else's comment or see a follower that looks interesting and click on them and then just keep going deeper and deeper and then you've forgotten how you even got there?
I've been doing that all day and I've been finding some really cute blogs........which made me start thinking (randomly) that I want to update my blogroll! So if you read my blog then leave me a comment and I'll make sure to add you to my blogroll and if you have a follower icon then let me know that too and I'll make sure to become a follower of your blog! I want to share the love!!!

Shower #2 Pics!

My recipe book my mom made for me
Group shot
My bow bouquet!!
My sweet mama and me
My cousin LOVED the hostess gift I gave her!
A picture that I had in my apartment in college and then gave to my brother and sister-in-law when they moved into their house (becuase they had a safari themed room!) and my SIL gave it back to me as a shower gift....I laughed so hard!!
One of my cute little flower girls watching me!
Taking a look at the serving pieces
Don't you just love the facial expressions!
Barefoot Contessa DVD's yay!!!

Everybody digging into the yummy food! Would you believe that's my Granny and she's like 83!! She's acts like she's 50!

My mom, cousin, and me
Me and my sweet cousin who hosted the shower for me...I'm holding her cutie pie little girl!
My cousin and I laughing about something
My mom was writing my vows and I was laughing at how long it was taking her!

I had such a great time!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hello and thanks!!!

I'm feeling much better after reading all of your sweet comments! I'm just on a roller coaster ride right now! I'm talking to all of the vendors everyday getting it all squared away! And one minutes I'm feeling good and then the next minute I'm feeling stressed....oh well it'll all be over in less than 17 days!!!!

My bridal shower went GREAT!! I've got pics that I'm going to post asap! I got some great stuff! All of my everyday china! Some great entertaining pieces! My flatware! My Kate Spade flutes for the wedding! And my sweet mama outdid herself....again!!! She made me a recipe book with my new name on it and put all of our family recipes in there!!! Then she made my garter with tartan ribbon of course!!! Then she bought me some Barefoot Contessa dvd's and finally she got me a gift certificate to Victoria Secret to go and get my wedding night outfit and she threw in some cute bridal panties!!! Seriously she has spoiled me to death!!!

Then on Sunday we went to The Pottery in Williamsburg and got my portrait framed! Which was a load off my mind!

And finally I decided on my bridesmaids final gift........................................I'm getting them one of these...............Personalized LUGGAGE TAGS!!! And I found them on Etsy! I decided on luggage tags because all of my bridesmaids are traveling in the next month or so!

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Friday, September 19, 2008


Do I have any readers out there or have you all given up on me since I keep disapearing? I'm so sorry! I'm in my first week of my new job and the new cube that I'm in is not as nice as the last one I was in, a.k.a. it's not as private so I can't do the blogging thing like I normaly do! I guess I'm going to have to start posting when I'm at home at night! Job is going well, it's been seriously crazy though, I don't know if I've mentioned it before but I'm in the financial industry, yikes!

So on the wedding front I'm going a little crazy, I'm having bridezilla moments and feeling terrible about it! I'm such a control freak and I think that's part of my problem because I'm taking on way too much and it's making me go a little insane! We've had a few hiccups, like the frame that we got for the bridal portrait didn't work, because the picture wouldn't fit in it so now we are going on Sunday to try to find a new one. Then we got two frames to give to my grandparents with my picture in it and neither one of those worked either.

This is how I'm feeling right now......this was me when I was I think 5 or 6, it's one of Fiances favorite pictures of me because I'm pouting!

I'm still at a loss for what to get my bridesmaids as their last gift....I don't want to spend a lot but I want to get them something monogrammed. My brain won't function to think about it anymore.

Teeth whitening + no coffee = one headache ridden bride to be!!!! I think that this is some kind of torture device created for the soon to be brides to help increase the madness!

Kiehl's Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant is anything but superbly efficient! Aside from the fact that it has no scent? It doesn't work! I got all sweaty and it was not good ya'll, so don't waste your money!

Really sorry to be all negative like this!

On the brighter side my second and last shower is tomorrow! YAY!! I promise to take lots of pictures and share with you on Monday!!!! I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Less then a Month!!

It is officially less then a month before the wedding!!!!! I can't believe it! I went last night and got the program paper for my DIY programs. I also got my second bridal shower dress and shoes!!! I went to Ross (for those who don't know it's like a TJ Maxx or Marshalls) and found a super cute ivory and black dress and then I saw some oh so cute red/hot pink pumps to wear with it.....I wanted a splash of color!

For the centerpeices at the reception I decided to use pictures of Fiance and I instead of flowers. I'm using pictures of us in our travels! Here are a few examples.....
This is us in Rome right in front of St. Peters Basilica minutes after Fiance had proposed to me!
This is us in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
This is us at Mt. Serrat in Spain
At the beach in Lloret de Mar, Spain.
At a sightseeing spot overlooking Florence.

I thought that it would be a fun twist to flowers on the table that people probably wouldn't even notice anyway. I think we have about eight tables that we are going to put pictures on and I got some frames for them last night at Ross. I'll probably just put a little card beside each frame that tells where we are.

Did you or are you doing anything different for your table arrangements or any other decorating for your reception?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

In Remembrance.

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I can't believe it's been 7 years since the 9/11 attacks, it's seems like it was only yesterday. I can remember exactly where I was when I heard that the first plane had hit one of the towers and then I remember every minute, every second after that. I know that day will forever be seared into my memory. And it's a somber reminder for me as to exactly why our troops are off fighting a war, it's so that horrible events like 9/11 don't happen again and it's so that you and I can live in a world and a country FREE from that kind of pain and agony and loss. I thank God everyday that he chose to make me an American and sometimes I wonder why I'm so lucky and others are born in war torn countries and live hellacious lives.....I'll never forget and NEVER stop being grateful!!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bridal Luncheon and Gifts

The day before the wedding my mom and I are taking my bridesmaids, future mother in law, mistress of ceremonies, and fiance's aunt to Feathernesters for the bridal luncheon.

We really wanted to take them somewhere that was a little different but fun and cute at the same time. I love this place and it seemed perfect for what we wanted to do. I've decided that I'm going to give my Bridesmaids their gifts at the luncheon rather than at the rehearsal dinner, I think they'll be plenty going on then without dealing with gifts. Plus that's kind of why you do a bridal a thank you to the girls for being a part of your big day! I think they'll really enjoy Feathernesters none of them have been there before.

And speaking of gifts I posted about the bags I'm getting the girls and now let me tell you what I'm putting in them.....

Cute frames that I posted about here and I'm putting the little poems in them

Soap and Glory hand cream that smells sooooo good!

Burt's Bees lip gloss

An ivory pashmina

And for jewelry I got a black satin and pearl necklace from Forever21 for $6.80 that's no longer available so I can't show you an exact picture of it bit it's a knock off of this one.....It's not that long though....
I really wanted to get them something fun and different to wear and if they never wear it again then that's perfectly fine because it was under $7!

And then I'm paying for them to get a pedicure and I'm going to get them something monogrammed.....I just haven't figured out what yet........

So what did you get or are you getting your bridesmaids for their gift???

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Update on the list!

Create Program Outline - ALMOST DONE
Print Programs
Create Wedding Day Timeline - STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS
Confirm wedding rehearsal reservations and decide what our guests will be able to choose from to eat - REDERVATIONS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED, STILL NEED TO DECIDE ON FOOD
Finish getting Bridesmaids gifts
Get handkerchiefs for mom, dad, and MIL - DONE
Create Favors! - DOING CD TONIGHT
Put family wedding photos together - DONE
Finish pulling together pictures for slideshow and get to SIL - ALMOST DONE
Pick out Doll for Grooms cake - BIDDING ON A PERFECT ONE ON EBAY
Pick out pictures and frames for table centerpieces - PICTURES ARE PICKED NEED TO GET FRAMES
Decide on picture for my bridal portrait and have it printed and framed - DONE
Send a playlist of songs to DJ
Create "thank you" sign to use for thank you cards - DONE WILL POST PICTURES
Out of Town bags....have the bags need to get everything that's going in them - ALMOST DONE
Need to get Garter - MOM IS MAKING ONE
Need to get Cake Stand - MAJOR DILEMMA SHOULD I RENT ONE FOR $40 OR BUY ONE FOR $70????????????????????
Meet with Pastor for counseling - DONE, WENT VERY WELL
Need to get dresses for Shower #2 and Rehearsal
Need to decide what I'm wearing under my wedding dress
Get Marriage License
Get documents for changing my name
Contact vendors to finalize everything

So that's where I'm at on my to do list! And I wanted to thank all the sweet ladies who commented on helping me decide on a frame! My mom and I went to Michael's last Friday because they were having a 50% off sale on frames! And all of the gold frames that we tried with the print just didn't look right....I don't know if it's because it's a black and white print or b/c it's black and white on canvas but it looked off. I had originally not even considered a black frame b/c I thought it would be too dark but we found a really nice one and when I put the portrait in it the picture just POPPED and looked great!!! I'll post pics of it once we get it framed!! But thanks again for all of the input!!! More to come soon!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

I got a Diamond!

I'm a little late in posting this but the sweet miss tickledpink gave me a diamond award! Her blog is fabulous and I always enjoy reading whatever she has to talk about!

So the rules of this award are, you have to pass it on to 7 other wonderful blogs! So here they are in no particular order.....

Happy Daily - I think we must have been seperated at birth because everything from fashion to design that she posts on her blog I'm in love with! She's also a loyal reader of my blog because she's always sweet enough to comment, especially when I need help!

My Life as a Married Girl - The lovely Katrina is always ready to help me whenever I ask for opinions and her blog is equally wonderful!

Belle of the Ball - This sweet lady has a great blog and an even greater attitude....she's always positive and looks at the bright side of things, I think if more people could see the world through her eyes it would be a better place!

Houndstooth and Nail - I owe this awesome girl a lot! She introduced me to the Twilight series and for that I will be eternally greatful!!! Oh and her blog is fabulous!

Etiquettely Correct - This is another southern belle and soon to be bride that I think must have been seperated from me at birth! We have a ton of things in common and I always enjoy reading her blog and seeing how her wedding plans are going!

That Bride - We are getting married on the same day!!! If that doesn't deserve a diamond then her awesome blog will do the job!

Girl Learning along the Way - Rachel is another fellow bride and she has a super cute blog that I love reading and seeing how her plans are all coming together!

I'm sorry if some of you girls have already gotten the diamond award but I guess you can never have too many diamonds right!? Okay ladies pass on the diamond!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's getting crazy ya'll

It's officially getting crazy around here. Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but with the wedding right around the corner and starting a new job on the 16th, my posting may be at a minimum. Did I tell ya'll I got a job? Oh, I got a job!! With the same company and basically doing the same thing I'm doing now, so it will hopefully be a smooth transition. Because goodness knows I need that with all of the wedding last minute running around I've got to do!
So in the meantime, here are some pictures from my shower! With all of the festivities and present opening nobody took any pictures until after the there aren't any funny expressions on my face, just really cheesy poses! : )

Me surrounded by all of my (I mean our) gifts!

My Matron of Honor and her mom got me the cute t-shirt and Bride bag and inside was a wedding day emergency kit filled with all of the essentials! A big lifesaver, I'm sure!!!

Cheesy pose with my oven mits!

My Matron and Maid, Me, and my Mistress of Ceremonies or Wedding Coordinator (kind of)

My ribbon bouquet that I'll add to at my second shower and then use at the rehearsal

My sweet mom is the craftiest woman I know and she cross stitched Fiance and I this beautiful picture and then had it matted and framed!! It was my favorite present (next to the Kitchen Aid that she got us!!) She spoils me : )

Another pic of my matron and maid and me!

Hope everyone's having a great week!