Thursday, September 25, 2008
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
Friday, September 19, 2008
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
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
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
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 luncheon....as 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.....
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
Find Program paper - THINK I FOUND IT, STAPLES IVORY CARD STOCK 250 COUNT $10.99
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
Get memory vase - MAY NOT GET B/C THE COMPANY THAT I WAS GOING WITH IS OUT OF STOCK
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
Decide on transportation to reception from the Church - WE DECIDED THAT GETTING A LIMO FOR A 15 MINUTE DRIVE WAS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD FORGO I JUST CAN'T SPEND $200 FOR 15 MINUTES SO WE'LL BE DRIVING FIANCES MERCEDES, WHICH IS PERFECTLY FINE WITH ME
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
Thursday, September 4, 2008
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!