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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…)

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

Happy ending (to the weekend)

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Everything seems much better from where we stand tonight than it did yesterday walking to the bridal shop. Once we got there, Stacy got a different person who was much more willing to help. I think he sensed that we were really upset and we weren’t being caustic, so he was willing to help us out and get Stacy fitted. After that we went on a mission to set up the tuxedo rentals, but on the way we stumbled on the perfect wedding band for Peter! He was having a hard time deciding what material he wanted the band to be made from, but once he tried on titanium he was really impressed. He’s never worn jewelry before, so the lightweight feel of titanium appealed to him. (more…)

Centerpiece mock up

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Tonight Pete and I went to look at the first mock up of our centerpiece design for the reception. We were a little disappointed with the amount of green and thought there was not enough white. The florist promised to make it more white and swap out the two types of greens at the bottom for eucalyptus since it’s a softer, paler green. She also said she will make it a little higher by having some of the calas at the top instead of the stock. And she said she would switch out the roses for the same kind that will be in my bouquet, I thought those were too yellow looking, whereas the bouquet is vendela roses – a white with a slight pink undertone. Hopefully once those changes are made we will love the design!

DIY Cake topper

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Today I made our cake topper. I started with two ceramic cake toppers that were all white and I got out my sewing machine and little accessories that I had purchased and put together a one of a kind cake topper! It’s so cute and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.

Hunt for a florist

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Today I went with Pete’s mom to a couple of florists to start getting ideas. I’ve been trying for weeks to get a mental image of what would fit in our beach theme but still be elegant at the same time. I originally had the idea that I wanted to avoid using so many flowers because I found it sad how many of them get cut and then die so quickly. While I was at the florists though, it was very easy to change my mind, and get swept up in the idea of traditional over-the-top floral arrangements. They do seem much prettier and fancier than any of the DIY centerpieces I have seen. Now that I’m back home, I’m just as confused as ever. I think I need to talk to Pete about it and sit with the idea for a while and see how we feel.

Trip to Michael’s

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

We also went to Michael’s (craft store) today to get some ideas for flower arrangements and other decor. Maria had some great suggestions there too. I had originally planned to make a treasure chest instead of having a money bag. I liked the idea of a treasure chest for the “treasure,” but Maria pointed out that it’s a little pirate-y, which is true. (more…)

The lanterns just came!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

The lanterns for the centerpieces just came in two humongous boxes and they are soooo cute. They’re even better than the photo! I love them so much!!! The more wedding stuff I keep getting, the more I’m wondering where to store it all until the wedding…


Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

I have been struggling to come up with a concept for the table centerpieces at the reception because neither Pete or I have loved any flower arrangements we have seen. I finally found an inspiration photo that we both really like! I love the lanterns, and the sand and starfish fit perfectly with our theme. As far as what goes in the vases, we still have some work to do, but at least we love the rest of the tablescape!

Table names

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

We decided today to go for table names instead of numbers. I want to keep the exact details a secret for now, but I had lots of fun coming up with the idea. I even went to the library to do some research for the different table names. I plan to make a photo for each table with the name, and then have a small icon of that same photo on each place card. We think it’s going to be very interesting and a nice conversation starter… hopefully. If nothing else, you can all make fun of Mr. & Mrs. Poindexter!