Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New blog! I know, I've been MIA

Happy New Year bloggers!

I've clearly not posted here for quite some time. After much thought, I've created a new blog with a new purpose, and I will no longer be posting on K5 Becomes a Bride...bittersweet.

This wedding planning blog was a lot of fun and now I get to look back at all the details I labored over for nearly 2 years! The best part is my little sister is getting married at the end of this year, so for the next 9 months I get to help HER plan a wedding. I certainly have a bit of advice for her!

Planning advice for you engaged gals: In the end, it's your love and your relationship with each other that make your wedding day what it is; not a cake topper, not a chocolate fountain, not the linens, not the fancy shoes that cost several hundred dollars. Keep it simple, keep it REAL. Have great entertainment, a great photographer and a great videographer (we thankfully had all 3!), and focus on the real reason for the day (and make sure you get all the family photos you can ON that day!).

I hope you'll follow my new blog where I'll be talking about our home renovation and styling projects.
It's called Rhody Home.

Don't forget to become a follower :-)

Signing off.
K5

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tall Vases for Sale

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I have 1 tall vase (center) and 4 medium-tall vases…pillar holder seen on the left to show height comparison…I may keep 1 of the medium-tall but willing to sell all 4.

Will be posted in the For Sale section!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pro Wedding Pics TEASER!

Hello world!

As you know it’s been a while since my last post. Married life is fantastic and we’ve just been keeping really busy with…well, being married and being domestic!! We wake up at 6am, enjoy breakfast together every morning, work full time jobs, enjoy dinner together every night, work on our house (it’s so cute to see him mow the lawn), enjoy a Sox game on the couch…as Husband and Wife! Saturday mornings equal house chores (keeping up with cat hair is driving us nuts), Sunday mornings equal making us a big breakfast, getting back into attending mass.

I’ve clearly been in a blogging/post-wedding slump. To be frank – the fun of planning is over. I have a hole in my life..a hole in my heart. I’m trying to fill it with other things now...projects around the house, work, creative things, and taking another RISD class again this Fall. It’s hard…for 2 years and 3 months I poured over fun, wedding imagery, met with our vendors (whom I now call our wedding friends) many, many times and devised the creative details for our wedding day…it came and went in a flash, and thankfully we are left with unforgettable memories and incredible, tear-jerking imagery that we will never get sick of looking at…THANK YOU JENNIFER LEATHERWOOD AND DAVID BETTENCOURT!

Speaking of wedding imagery, yesterday we received our pro wedding pictures from Jennifer Leatherwood!!

I have lots of posts lined up to chronicle the wedding, and I want Jennifer to blog the wedding first because she just has a nice way of putting images together, but I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite moments:

Us, the kiss, and my little Sis, Jess, the Maid of Honor, and the Best Man Ryan.

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And the moment we turned to look at the crowd as Husband and Wife for the first time…lots of applause! :-)

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Nothing else mattered…this was the most important moment of the day. We were finally MARRIED. And it was perfect. Our ceremony was so peaceful, he didn’t pass out when he saw me for the first time, we did not stumble when reciting our vows, I didn’t trip, he didn’t step on my dress when we were exchanging the sign of peace with our wedding party….all those little things that ran through our heads weeks/months before the wedding that we thought could go wrong naturally didn’t go wrong haha…the ceremony music was insanely beautiful…everything was just plain amazing.

Here’s the link to our wedding highlight reel by David Bettencourt in case some of you missed it!

Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wedding Items Listed For Sale!

Starting to get back into the swing of things :)

Check out my FOR SALE page for items from our wedding I'm looking to pass on to other brides-to-be. Will update soon with photos/prices.

I can't believe tomorrow marks ONE MONTH that we've been MARRIED!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A few quick photos!

 

Just dressed, all laced up! Maid of Honor and cousin Sara following :)

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Looking in the full-length mirror with Jenn Leatherwood snapping some shots and David Bettencourt filming from behind!
(my dress was Private Label by G, 1383 in Ivory)

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A cousin took this great iPhone photo while we were at the altar!

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And us…yes, drumming, alongside our beyond amazing DJ Victor!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

I’m Back!! And with a video highlight!

Hello!!! It’s been so long since I’ve last written! What a whirlwind it’s been.

I wanted to start off with our amazing highlight video that David Bettencourt produced…rave reviews!! I can’t stop watching and reliving the day! We love it so much.

View it here (wouldn’t embed for some reason): http://vimeo.com/24899393

I plan to write in depth when I have a bit more time, but our wedding day was nothing short of amazing and all that we wanted it to be. We are so happy to be calling each other husband and wife… it’s really cute…He just looks at me now and says “Hi, Wife” with a big grin. Smile 

Our honeymoon was so much fun which I’ll also detail later. We went to Disney for 3 days and then Sandals Whitehouse for 6. Unfortunately it rained every day at Sandals…sometimes buckets…it wasn’t just a passing shower, just rainy, rainy days. We got a few hours of sun in total, but we made the most of it! The views were still perfect and gorgeous…he surprised me with a beachfront walk-out suite!

This was a spot along the beach…some of the only blue sky we saw, and we made sure to soak up all the sun we could!

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We are happily home now and settling back in and trying to organize life…we go back to work Monday! I can’t wait to share everything here, so stay tuned!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Last Post before I Walk Down the Aisle

Well, the time has come!!!!!!

As much as I wanted to post things this week, I simply had NO time whatsoever…I was non stop from the moment I left work on Friday 5/20 until now when I’m writing this post, 5/28, after an amazing rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. I have all my bridesmaids here with me and tomorrow is going to be an amazing day..IT CAME SO FAST!

I planned on honeymoon posts as well but I don’t think I’ll have the time…I might try the day before we leave for the honeymoon.

THANK YOU to everyone who has read this blog and shared their support. Please continue to read after the wedding…I will have TONS of highlights and reviews of everything, and pictures!!

I love my future husband SO much and I cannot wait to become his Mrs. It was emotional saying goodbye to him tonight on his parents’ front porch, where we spent so much of our time while we dated…when we first began dating we’d watch thunderstorms roll in off that porch…and tonight I gave him my last kiss goodbye before I see him at the altar <3

I have the most amazing wedding artists who I can call my friends…two years planning this wedding, I really feel like I’ve developed great relationships with them...I’m so lucky to have them on my team!!

See you all as a married woman! I cannot be happier!!!