Friday, June 26, 2009

Hair Trials.

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As this last month of crunch time sets in I have a few very important things to finalize, this Saturday I hope to finalize my hair. My lovely Maid of Honor has offered up her skills to see what can happen with my hair. I originally wanted something like the last picture. I realized though in August those pretty curls are going to fall and frizz and make me look like the troll doll my brother said I was when I was a kid. Which is the last thing I want to look like on my wedding day. So I've rethought about it and decided I want my hair up. but how. Do I want it more to one side? All in the back? Do I want a flower, a rhinestone comb. Do I want it more loose and soft, more controlled or a mix of the two. The options are endless. I also have my veil to consider. Which I haven't gotten yet. I hope that puppy arrives soon. I am anxious to see it. Hopefully this weekend will settle this hair situation for me.

Monday, June 22, 2009


So there are very few moments in life where I am speechless. I can usually come up with something in any situation I am in. Saturday was one of the few exceptions. For the past three months I have been thinking that I was going to my future-in-law's for a surprise Father's Day get together. My Future-Mom-in law said that it isn't often that all her kids get together and it would be nice to. Sure that sounds great. I'll be there, no problem. Fast forward to Saturday. A few hitches in the plan, venue change, I made cake bites, got a cool Dad's day gift. I'm ready to go celebrate.

We arrive at our destination and Surprise! it's not anything for Father's day. It's a surprise wedding shower, for Eric and I. I was so speechless. I couldn't believe it. Eric had been let in on the plan, but I had no clue. I am still in aww that everyone kept such a secret from me and that Eric's Mom threw us a shower, but wait it get's even cooler.

So 97% of Eric's extended family is from the midwest and couldn't be there so they set up a web camera hooked it up to the TV and over Skype they were at the shower too! On their side they had sugar cookie wedding cakes, and decorations too! It was amazing. Oh and I can't forget that my parents were there too. Who I had recently spoke to about some other wedding details. They were already waiting on us to arrive.

I am still in shock and so thankful for everything. I also think that I am marrying into the best family. :D

Thank you so much to my soon to be Parent's-in-law for planning such a wonderful event and for everyone that showed up via web and in real life. Thank you, Thank you Thank you!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Dad's Day!

This is an image I found of a bride getting ready to walk down the aisle at my Chapel. Dad, I love you and I can't wait for us to make this same walk. You're the best! Happy Father's Day.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wedding Day for friends

It seems like in your mid-twenties everyone you know is getting married, We all seem to share in this collective excitement for each other and cheer and celebrate with our friends when they all tie the knot. This year I have had the lovely opportunity to share in two of my friends wedding day celebrations. Yesterday my good friend, and fellow Bridesmaid got married. Their wedding was held at a beautiful historic home in Roswell Georgia.

The day had a slight chance of rain but no drops fell to dampen the day. It turned out to be great weather. I had such a great time at their wedding. They both looked so happy, beautiful and excited to be together. Most of their relationship has been spent traveling long distance to see each other. They looked so happy to be together in person and relished the moment together and fully enjoying all the family and friends that joined in on their day. It was wonderful to be apart of their wedding day. I'll post more pictures later. I just snuck this quick one that Eric took of the gorgeous bride. I hope I can have half the calm composure, joy, poise she had on her wedding day. Once again Congratulations you two!



I am speechless.... We are going to Barcelona, Spain for our honeymoon! I can not wait. It is going to be so amazing. Eric booked it this weekend so it's official that we are going. We leave two days after our wedding and are gone for 9 days! Amazing architecture and the beach here we come! Has anyone been to Barcelona before? Anything that is a must see/do?

Friday, June 12, 2009


If you have stumbled across my blog, then you probably realize that I have a slight obsession with paper. I love fine quality paper, paper weight, texture, color. If it's metallic, linen finished or embossed. I truly love letterpress. Sigh. So a few months back when my lovely bridesmaid asked If I could design the paper goods for her wedding. I was thigh deep in designing my own and said hell yeah I'll do yours. I quickly came up with what I thought was 4 good ideas. I brought them over to her and let her pick one. She loved the one pictured above and, from there I designed the rest of her invitation ensemble. Since many of her guests are from out of town she wanted to make sure they had all the information they needed. So besides the RSVP card I included a map of the area, things to do while in town, and she wanted to include some history of the beautiful antebellum house they are getting married in. I was very happy to be of service. I think the end product came out really well. It seemed to be well received. I have to say I enjoyed seeing the blue and white envelope in my own mail box.

I thought I would share her invitations since this weekend is her wedding weekend and I am so very happy for her and her groom. I wish them all the happiness in the world and I can't wait to celebrate with them on one of the happiest days of their life.

I will also share the her ceremony programs that I made for her. I drew a sketch of the garden where she will be getting married for the cover in pen and ink. To match with the antique etching that came with the invitation.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A shoulder


Sometimes in wedding planning you just need a hug. When you first set a date you have a whirlwind of excitement and trust me I am still excited. I am just a little daunted by how long my to do list is. Luckily though I have a shoulder to lean on, and in my case a few shoulders and a lot of ears. I just want to say thanks to Eric, my Mom, and my bridesmaids's for listening to me talk about all the ideas and helping through the crazy printing fiasco that happened. We are under the two month mark and still have lots to do but I just wanted to say Thanks for being there for being a shoulder and in most case's an ear. For listening to my crazy ideas and cheering me on when they work.

And thanks to my fellow bride and bridesmaid who is getting married this weekend! Together we make the ultimate planning duo. You're wedding is going to be a blast, I can't wait.

Dress Happiness

So my bride's maids dresses are in. I have given all but one to their respective owners. I hope to see my Maid of Honor soon to give her her dress. Mine are not the ones pictured above, but my girls will be wearing blue and carrying pink flowers. I just loved this picture and wanted to use it for a post. I can't wait to see them all together. I love the blue and pink together.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Holy Wedding Planning Batman! I am under the two month mark. Where has time gone. I feel like I have a mile long list of things and have gotten nowhere on it. Maybe because I haven't written things down. I am bound and determined today to sit down and make a detailed list of things I need to track down and do. I am excited yet nervous to get everything done. It's also time to buckle down figure out our ceremony, figure out the music for the ceremony and eep start thinking about vows. Eric said he wants us to write our own. I have to start early. I am a terrible writer. I also know I'm going to be a blubbery happy mess. I get teary eyed whenever I am really happy. Stock in Waterproof mascara here I come. ::insert breathing into a paper bag:: I have a lot of work to do.