Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Blogger Award!

I was so thrilled to discover that !llegally blonde has given me this award. She is just the sweetest. Her comments always put a smile on my face when I read them. If you haven't had a chance to check out her blog, do it now... here it is: http://nonblondeditz.blogspot.com/

THANKS AGAIN !llegally blonde!!!

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE!

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

1. The Relentless Bride
2.On my way to being a healthy bride
3. Katie's Wedding Blog
4. From Ms. to Mrs.
5. Southern Belle Wedding

Thanks for being such amazing and loyal bloggers! Take care y'all and have a happy, safe holiday!

Take care until next time,

Without further ado....

Sorry it has been so long. First there was Christmas and then I got sick. I am feeling much better today, so... as promised... here are my invites!!!

I swore that I wasn't going to DIY my invites. I thought it would just be too much to handle, but I was actually able to accomplish this quite easily. AND I LOVE THEM!

First, I went to Michael's and found fabulous gold crinkled scrapbooking paper. I cut the paper down to a size that would appropriately fit into a standard envelope.

MyMr mentioned a long time ago that he loves vellum for invites. So, I incorporated it into our invites. Just like the gold paper, I found the vellum in the scrapbooking aisle at Michael's. I cut it down so that it is smaller than the gold paper. Then, I printed on the vellum with my inkjet printer (we will have the others professionally printed by a family friend).

After fixing the vellum to the gold paper via hot glue gun, I attached beautiful ribbon (also found at Michael's 60% off plus additional 10% off). One end was hot glue gunned at the left side of the vellum, wrapped around the back of the invite, and the other end was hot glue gunned at the right side of the vellum. I like to think of it as a belt for the invites.

Then, I attached HotFix Swarovski crystals next to each end of the ribbon. These crystals adhere with heat. I did five on each side.

Then, voila!

Here are our RSVP cards. I did them similarly to the invites, but without vellum. I used opalescent white paper. Also, I didn't use the same "belt" concept with the ribbon. Instead, I attached the ribbon along the left edge.

Here they are together. Our cute little invites that I actually did myself. If I can do them, ANYONE can do them!!!

Take care until next time,

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm still alive!

Hey guys,

I promise a good post will be coming soon. Sorry I have been M.I.A. I have been bogged down with finals! Stay tuned for a good one though! I embarked in the world of...

... DIY invitations!!!!

I never thought I would hear those words come out of my mouth. Be excited though! :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

I wasn't going to make this post until later, but I am way too excited so I MUST do it now.

I have found the most AMAZING DJ ever! MyMr and I just met him a couple weeks ago, and I can't keep him under wraps any more!


If you are involved in my wedding in any way shape or form, DO NOT look at this blog any further.

I have discovered that many people do not like the "dreaded" bouquet and garter toss. Personally, I love it! It is one of those things that I have wanted to do since I was little. I spent my whole life trying to catch the bouquet and now, it is my turn to throw it!

I have read many posts about alternatives to the bouquet toss, such as the breakaway toss. In this, the bouquet breaks apart and flowers with fortunes on them disperse to all of the lovely ladies out there. Although I think this is a lovely idea, my DJ came up with one that is IMHO even better!

Keep in mind that my DJ came up with all of these ideas for us. I, unfortunately, can not take credit for them.

In addition to the bouquet and garter toss, we are doing a boutonniere toss. Here, we are having all married women come out on the dance floor, INCLUDING myself. My hubby is going to toss a boutonniere. I have been instructed NOT to catch the boutonniere. Why, you ask? Because whoever catches it will be deemed the next person to have a baby!!!! My DJ has said that it is hilarious when someone other than the bride catches it. I am just hoping my grandma catches it!

Then, as if this wasn't funny enough, we have some "tricks" up our sleeve for the garter toss. We are going to put together a bag of "tricks" that my DJ will strategically place under the chair that I will sit on. So as myMr is fumbling to get the garter, he will surprise everyone by pulling out items such as HUGE granny panties, handcuffs, a chicken. It is going to hilarious.

Not only did my DJ come up with great ideas to make the reception fun and memorable, but he was just so thorough and friendly. I have no doubt in my mind that he will make my wedding just what I have always dreamed of. PLUS as an added bonus, he is incredibly affordable too! Plus, if you mention that I referred him to you, then YOU will get a discount at your wedding!

So, who is this mystery man?!

Dun dun na naaaaaa.......

Meet Mark Huntzinger with Music & More. I am telling ya, this guy is phenomenal.

So, as I close this post, I will leave you with Mark's website to give you more information if you are interested.

Music & More

Take care until next time,

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Brides Bitches

Choosing your bridesmaids can be a very difficult task. Many people want to make sure that the number of groomsmen match the number of bridesmaids, others want to keep the number of bridesmaids small, and others have their whole family standing up for them. This is something that should be thought about long and hard. The more bridesmaids you have, the more flowers you have to buy (assuming you use bouquets), the more bridesmaids gifts you have to purchase, and well, it gets expensive. For me, choosing my bridesmaids was an easy task.

- We will call her #4. This is my sister. There are 5 of us girls, so my dad had us number ourselves to keep each other straight on the phone. I am #5 and my MOH is #4. We have been SO close growing up. She is definitely one of my BEST friends ever. I couldn't imagine a better MOH.

In no particular order:
BM#1 - We will call her #3. If you read the previous paragraph, then you will know that this it my sister as well.
BM#2 - This is my FSIL. She is one year younger than I am, and she is such an amazing person. We have become really close over the past few years.
BM#3 - We will call her LP. She has been my bestie and partner in crime since Freshman year of HIGH SCHOOL. Love this girl.
BM#4 - We will call her CG. She is one of those girls that will have my back forever, and I have hers too. One of my best friends ever.
BM#5 - We will call her KS. She has been one of my best friends since KINDERGARTEN!!!
BM#6 - We will call her TV. She is my niece, and is only 4 years younger than me. We grew up together like we were sisters.

So there are my 7 bridesmaids.

Having that many bridesmaids, all different shapes and sizes, made dress shopping a little difficult. I switched colors SO many times. I just couldn't make up my mind. Finally, ALL of my bridesmaids got together and we went shopping, and what do you know... we found the perfect dresses at our first stop!

Drumroll please....

The picture does not do it justice. Honestly, seeing it on the rack does not do it justice either. I kept referring to it as the "Ugly dress". Then one of my bridesmaids tried it on, and we were all in aww at how beautiful it was. Not only is it a flattering style, but the color was beautiful too.

So, in finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses, we found our colors as well. We are doing the fern green with gold as an accent color. How beautiful will that be in October?!

So, with that said, I will leave you with a random link (since I already linked to Davids Bridal):

Cute Make-up Bags (Possible bridesmaids gifts)

Take care until next time,

Monday, December 1, 2008

Flip floppin down the aisle...

Hey guys!

So, it is official. I have found THE shoes that I will wear as I walk down the aisle. I am not your typical bride. I have no desire to be in heels all day long. I don't want to have to worry about the aching blisters forming on my heels as my dad walks me down the aisle. I want to be comfortable.

Well, the wait is over...


These are white Swarovski Crystal Rainbow Sandals! Not only will I be able to wear these with my dress, but I will also be able to strut my stuff on my honeymoon in these little babies. FINALLY, a wedding shoe that will not get lost in my closet. It was love at first sight.

For those of you that are into a little POP of color, but still want to have this fabulously comfy sandal accompany you down the aisle, they have these same rainbows in several different colors!

These bad boys are worth every penny. MyMr also enjoys the fact that I won't be anywhere near his height. Silly boys and their macho tendencies. :)

Today I will leave you with a site that sells none other than the above mentioned beauties:

Take care until next time,