Sunday, August 30, 2009

Save the dates

I forgot to post our save the dates! We got them from . It's a photobooth magnet. Other than the Cinderella winderwonderland we also wanted to throw in the photobooth. ;) tricky!


My momma is so smart! She's always been real crafty and kind of past that along to me. We've been looking for cute, simply, cheap decorations for the reception and a little for the ceremony. We found these cute beaded ornament type things at Hobby Lobby and decided to make a ton of them!
We're calling these our Wedding angels. We'll also give these to some of the attendants.My mom made this. We wanted to see what the blue looked like under the beads. It's a Winter Wonderland theme. Hints.. snowflakes! I love these!The crosses. They look better in person. The icicles. We made a ton of those!We're not done making them all. We still have a lot to do! So far so good, huh?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Dress

I found my dress a little more than a month ago. It's gorgeous and I love it. But I kinda have the problem of being nervous about things so with all the looking I never thought any of the dresses would do. THIS dress on the other hand was just about perfect! We needed some alterations and see if we can add a little more to it. So we took it to my great alteration lady and it wasn't what I expected. I saw a dress in my head... and then what she was going to do was different. Although!!!!!!!!! I don't know what I was talking about, so her way makes much more sense. I stupidly made the comment that I didn't like the dress and I didn't want it. =( Not true. I do want the dress! I really love the dress, but I'm worried the alterations won't work out. (then the dress won't fit and I'd be terribly upset.)

How I got the dress. It's a fantastic story! I looked and looked and it was coming on 6 months away from the wedding and I didn't have a dress and I knew I'd need some alterations and I wanted to make sure to have it before the day of! We couldn't find a dress I even kinda liked. My mom's friend said that she was engaged and had to cancel the wedding, for something unkown, and won't wear the dress and she only wore it once. And that was to try it on at the store. She let me see it and we loved it! I love it more and more when I think about it or look at it. It's exciting! I really feel that the Lord has helped me out with the wedding so much. I know that this dress is a wonderful answer to prayers, so I can't complain!

But.. I do complain. I'm scared! She, the alteration lady, is ripping out the back! Now my mother reassured me that she's wonderful at this and won't mess up.. me.. UGH! I'm scared. lol. So I wasn't the more polite person to anyone. Also.. my mom said that I didn't seem happy to get married at all. I'm not happy with anything... So I thought about that. I really thought that even though there are tons of drama with the BMs and things I was still positive.

My goal... be more positive and pray. Alot. Things will go great and if not.. my supermommy and I can fix it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bachlorette Party

So with school starting this week and much to still do for the wedding, I asked my MOH to call the slumber party lady, Theresa, to book her early because she's the best, a friend of a friend, and now pregnant so she wants to get a ton of parties in before the baby so she has enough money. Well.. MOH couldn't call because she's got homework and an almost 2 year old running around her house. I decided that I would call her. Theresa is WONDERFUL! I'm so excited for the bachelorette party!

The day is set for December 12th and we'll start out in the late afternoon at a house doing the slumber party. Theresa assured me that this will be one of the best times ever. My girls can buy novelty items, penis cake pan (to make a cake, which I want lol) and other excited things, for the party itself and me at cost to her! Which is way cheaper than buying anything here in town. So I'm sure we're in for a GREAT time. =) Next, we'll all go to a local comedy club for some more great fun! We'll party there for an hour or so and then my family, BMs, and a few good friends will head back to 2 hotel rooms and finish the night!
I'm more excited about the wedding festivities than ever!

On a bad note... I've had to drop one of my BMs. I'm down to 5 and I'm keeping them that way. No more bringing in drama. These 5 are the best and now I don't have to worry about what's going on and if something bad will happen. I know these lovely ladies will support me.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wedding Colors

If ya haven't noticed the colors will be a light blue (Cinderella blue), silver, and white accents. We picked a day in January not only so it would come faster and to be different, but also because I love these colors! I'm also madly in love with Cinderella.
The overall theme is a Cinderella Winter Wonderland.

The bridesmaid's dresses will be the light blue with a silver sash.

Like this dress, but with the sash. They will wear their own black or white shoes. I'll decide when the dresses are finished. My mom, her friend, and I are making them ourselves!

The Reception (Part 2)

Our DJ is wonderful! We met them at a small bridal fair and won gift certificates from them and they gave us a great deal so we're happy to have them DJ for our wedding. The company name is Musical Reflections. Derek Haas and his wife own it and are the only DJ's to my knowledge.

Another exciting thing we're having, probably, maybe, I'm not real sure how this will work. It's a candy buffet table. It won't be all the wedding colors, which my mom isn't that happy about, but it will be entertaining. We aren't having a formal sit down dinner. It's not our style and not in our budget. We're having snack and possibly the candy. Of course we're having cake too! My friend's mom is kind enough to make our cake.

Here's a few of the cakes she's done.

Hopefully Callie, my MOH, can have her make my bridal shower cake!

Also we're having a cash bar. I thought that would be 'tacky', but talking to the people at the company they said a lot of people are doing cash bars now days. So, I felt better. It's not really that expensive overall.

I can't think of anything else at the reception I can inform ya'll on yet. =)

The Reception

I'm so excited about the reception! We're having it at the Mid America All Indian Center on Seneca street.

I wasn't sure about it till I saw the inside and it decorated for another wedding.

At night you can see the Keeper of the Plains all lit up and pretty! Hopefully it will sprinkle with snow a little.

We're having the Photobooth Company come in and do that for some favors!I got this from the website. We can personalize the border! It's sentimental for Grant and I since everytime we see a photobooth I insist that we take pictures. It's fun! You can fit up to 8 people in there and they get the copy and we get ALL the photos taken that night on a disk.

Another favor we're doing is Mexican Wedding Cookies.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and water. Add the flour and almonds, mix until blended. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Shape dough into balls or crescents. Place on an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from pan to cool on wire racks. When cookies are cool, roll in confectioners' sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

And this is similiar to how we will be presenting them.

Thank you!

I've been "friends" with this girl, Laura, on facebook for a while now, but we just started to actually talk and having a ton of stuff in common! One being that we are both getting married in 2010. We talked about sharing our projects because we are both hands on and active in creating our own weddings. She got me started on some other wedding websites and also introduced me to this! I'm very grateful, so thank you to Laura!
I'll add more on this later, just so I can get a nap in before class.