(All photos by the talented Alyssa Jul!!)
Friday, May 29, 2009
These last two were both Watters and Watters dresses. I almost got the last one! It was just a bit over what I actually wanted to spend. Plus I really liked look of the second to last one, with the straps (it was just a bit slimmer than I wanted). Oh dress shopping is so hard!!!
Normally I am not a big fan of weddings where the ceremony is at 3 pm and the reception is at 7 pm, because out of town guests have to figure out what to do with 3 hours in the middle of the day. Well, in this case, it definitely worked out in my favor!! We went shopping!! I found a pretty nice dress, I actually got complements on it all night!! I would always reply "oh, let me tell you a story!" Here is a pic of the new dress, although you cant see much of it! Luckily everything worked out in the end!!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Anyway . . . we went to the first one of these 7 weddings this a couple weekends ago. I just thought I would share a couple of their sweet details. The theme was a country horse theme, so a pretty fun theme!! Enjoy.
This was of course one of our traveling trips!! Good old St Louis!!
They had cowboy boot bubbles . . . I forgot to take a pic, so I found this one here.
Their getaway car was a giant truck . . . so them I must say!!
Cute horseshoe napkins!!
Their cake topper totally fit the theme . . . and totally fit the couple!! I think it is super cute!
The whole cake was pretty too!
They had two frames filled with childhood pictures. I would really like to do something similar. I think it is really sweet. The only thing I might add it a third frame with pictures of us!!
Someone had a larger version of the cake topper made up as a gift. I am not sure if this was a something the couple had made just for them, or if it is a famous sculpture, but I think it is pretty cool.
The tossed bouquet. Of course I got dragged up to catch the bouquet. I can't decide if I am going to do it at my own wedding or not. All of the single women who end up ready to catch the bouquet don't really want it. All of the women who were up there with me where saying "Bride" toss it to the left, no the right . . . I was like oh just let me have it, I know I am next!!! So here it is. Plus, you can see the wedding favors as well!
Here is a fun picture of the dance floor. It was a fun night. Check out tomorrow, I will tell you about the drama!!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
BR Cohn Olive Oil!!! I would love to be able to use the Oil from the Winery that is the leading inspiration for my wedding . . . the place we got engaged! It is a little above my budget!! Oh well. Still pretty.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We have a piano at the B&B . . . so this might be a sweet pic! I think this one is my favorite! The little grapes are just so cute!
Another branch picture. I must really like these to have kept 2 around.
And, within a stump is pretty cool too!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
It comes with a cute little belt, but I think I would like to try to find some kind of flower belt or something. Anyway . . . I think it is great for my bridal shower. Now I just need to figure out what to wear for my other shower and the rehearsal!!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I wish I had taken before and after pictures because my dresser was just piled with stuff. Tons of little boxes filled with necklaces and jewelry and everything!!! There are still quite a few boxes on the dresser, but it is soooooooooo much better!! Plus now I can see (and remember) all my jewelry and decide what to wear. Thanks Deanna for the recommendation.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I love the beaded flower belt on this dress. So pretty.
Now this dress . . . was pretty amazing . . . and it should . . . it had a $15,000 price tag. Don't worry I budget is not that high. I actually didn't even know the dress was that much when I asked to try it on. I think the only reason that the sales woman actually let me try it on was because I was there by myself. I guess she figured I was pretty serious about my purchase because I didn't bring a posse with me!!
You can see why it cost so much though . . . there were tiny flowers, with pearl beads in the center, all over the dress. I am sure it took forever to make.
Here is a pic of the dress on the cover of Brides New York!! I can't quite remember but I think it was an Ocsar de la Renta!