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Archive for August, 2008

Surprise shower!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Well, since most of you who read the blog were there, you already know…but I gotta write about it anyway. Sunday was my bridal shower, and it was the best party ever. I had so much fun and every detail was perfect! The black, white and hot pink decor was so modern and pretty. (more…)

I’m on the “most visited” list!

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The wedding chat board that I spend way too much of my time on has photo albums where all the brides can share photos of DIY projects, their engagement party, hair and makeup trials, their first home, professional photos from their wedding day, etc. Today I was looking at the list of the most visited photo albums of this week and TWO of mine are on the list! (more…)

The Little Things

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

We are getting to the point now where we have a ton of little details to work out and not much time left. I still feel relatively panic free, but I am ready to be done soon so I can go into the wedding with as little stress as possible. (more…)

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Who knew there would be so many to make. I sure didn’t. Now I know better. You would think my guy friend’s would have let me know it would be this way. Maybe they didn’t because it’s some kind rite of passage that guys have to go through. You don’t “spoil the surprise” for your pals. You let them find out for themselves. (more…)

I’m lazy

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Billy, this is in response to your question. Why do I have so few blog entries? Why? Why, Why? It’s simple. It’s because I’m lazy. Let’s see if I change that. (more…)

Wedding band shopping

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Today we went back to the shop my engagement ring came from and looked at wedding bands again. I pretty much knew what I wanted because we had gone in to browse once before. The first ring I tried on today was perfect. It was even my size. I decided to go with the channel set because it adds a little more sparkle to the overall look, and it is simple and sleek which is what I am usually drawn to. (more…)

Practicing Our First Dance

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Tonight we practiced the dances we learned at our lessons and Pete’s mom took some pictures of us. It was weird to see photos of us dancing because I really have no idea what we look like! I can’t wait until we can see the video of it. I hope we look good. Here’s a snapshot:

Us Dancing

Night in working on favors

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Tonight Pete and I had fun sitting together working on assembling the favors. It’s a multi-step process, so we only got through about a third of them. I had printed, cut and hole punched tags that I wrapped around the favor with raffia. Then Peter assembled them in the bag with the other part of the favor. (more…)

Hair and makeup trial

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Today I had my first hair and makeup trial. It was a fun experience but I’m still thinking about my opinion on the outcome. One thing I’ve never had before but loved was the false eyelashes. I could totally see myself becoming addicted to them!

Makeup trial

Makeup trial

Mom to the rescue

Monday, August 4th, 2008

My mom came to visit this week and ended up helping me get it together and put it in perspective. I actually got sick from stress, so she stayed for a couple extra days to help me get things done. I’ve had a to do list in my head for months, and getting it all out on paper was a long process, but well worth it. Once it was written down we could start checking things off and I didn’t have the stress of remembering so much.

We also managed to call about a dozen limo companies, and finally book one. We decided to go with a party bus and a Rolls Royce. I first noticed the Rolls for the bride at Lisa’s wedding, and I loved the “here comes the bride” horn. I can’t wait to be the one it’s sounding for! :)

We scheduled a second appointment with the florist. We decided to simplify the flowers to mostly roses. All the different types of flowers we had originally picked out just became to busy and we were over thinking how we could make them into something we liked. Since I love the type of roses that we picked out for the bouquets (vendela roses), we figured why not just stick with what I love? Here’s our new inspiration photo:

Centerpiece inspiration

Another thing we did was schedule a hair and makeup trial for me. I’ve been holding off on this, so I’m glad to have it set up. I am also interested now in understanding more about airbrush makeup. I was under the impression that it was better and didn’t realize there could be any drawbacks. The woman I scheduled the trial with was telling me that she feels airbrush is not usually the best option. I guess we’ll talk more about it during the appointment. Here’s my inspiration photo for my hair:

Hair inspiration photo