Monday, November 29, 2010

6 months to go!

And I’m freaking out!

I still have SO much to do and I feel like it’s all creeping up on us! Invitations, tuxes, wedding bands, nailing down decor so I can purchase things and store them away…figure out and purchase bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts as well as parents gifts..find a garter, FIND THE PERFECT SHOES, find the perfect clutch, and oh my god I’m sure there is more.

…and we’re still waiting on a closing date for our townhouse so there will be painting, moving and decorating occurring over these next 6 months too!

Thinking of outsourcing invitations at this point. Am I nuts?

I love this from Shine Wedding Invitations, on Etsy:

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Simple, modern, romantic and on pearlized stock…I’d use charcoal gray ink instead of black. Their prices are truly reasonable too.

Oh, decisions.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful for all of God’s blessings today, and everyday.

As we become adults we realize the true meaning of holidays – being with family and friends, enjoying the food and shelter we’ve been given, and celebrating the life we have together.

And, thanks a million to all of my blog pals. I have connected with some of the most talented and creative people out there ever since I started planning our wedding and began blogging.
You inspire me.

Enjoy the day everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bridesmaids dresses are in!

Got the call from Bridal Garden this afternoon :-)

One step closer! And one of my maids just moved back home and will get to try on the actual dress for the first time hopefully next week!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Success is not born

"Have courage when times may fail. Be not afraid to make a change. Take a chance on the inevitable.

Make a difference in everything you do.

Be the person who you were meant to be. Success is not born; it is made by those who seek to see the difference." -Anonymous

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More little things accomplished

The little things..they add up!

-We found out the tasting at the Crowne Plaza will be on Sunday, January 23rd. We get to taste all of the food options available for us to choose from.

-We booked our marriage prep class for Sunday, January 30. We will be doing a one-day class.

-My bridal shower will be Sunday, March 20 – that’s all I know. Some girls like a surprise…I do too, but I know this event is coming..I’d rather be prepared and have a cute outfit all ready to go!

-We changed our engagement pictures to be in the Spring..I feel like we’ve been waiting forever..we’ll we have in actuality. I got my braces put on and I’m being stubborn and refuse to go in front of a pro camera until they’re off. And my dentist keeps pushing the date further back…I’m not going to rush us into doing them at the end of December when it’s cold and gray. We will wait for mid-March to come around…we’ll have daffodils and tulips and hopefully some blossoming trees. And we’ll be SUPER excited, as our wedding will then be only 8-ish weeks away!? Crazy? Yes.

Here are two of my favorite Spring engagement shots from our photographer Jennifer Leatherwood! Get’s me so excited!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Groomsmen looks

So…we’re all guilty of it…stressing so much over what we and our bridesmaids are wearing that we can forget about our men! It’s important to complete the look of your wedding party so don’t let this one slide until the last minute.

I googled “build a tux” the other day and I found this awesome site Jim’s Formal Wear. After you’re there, you click the “Launch” button and you’re able to build TONS of different looks for your groom and his men.
When you’re done building a look you can view a report of the styles of each item you chose, and then see where you can rent these styles.

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Awesome! Before I found this tool, I knew we wanted to choose and rent tuxes from Carl Anthony in Cranston, RI. They have a great reputation.

Here are some more looks I’ve built…and Dan approves of most ;-) Dan looks stunning and so handsome in gray…he is dark haired and dark eyed…an all-black tux can be a bit much…so why not experiment with gray/silvers/charcoals…they also work nicely with our blue bridesmaids.

Groom:
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I love this tie from The Tie Bar – VERY similar pattern to some embroidery on my dress :-)

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And his men:
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Now.. to try on and see how realistic these renderings are…will report back!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I’m a Chatty!

A Chatty Bride, that is!

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Lots of brides are blogging with some great content. If you’re searching for vendors and advice on weddings in the southern New England area, be sure to check it out. Make sure you sign up to receive the next edition of SNE Weddings magazine too!