Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another Shower Dress . . . or maybe Rehearsal Dinner!

So I bought my second shower dress and I am absolutely in love with it. It is actually really different then I would normally wear. Plus, a bit shorter than my regular style as well . . . but I am still in Love!!

You can probably tell it is Anthropologie!! Isn't it pretty though?? Oh I love it!

Monday, June 29, 2009

To Do List Update #2

Here is the newest to do list update. I am glad to see things coming along, although a bit more got added!!

1. Finalize Transportation
2. Finalize Flowers (bouquets and boutonnieres, potted plants for centerpieces)
3. Extra Long Petticoat (we bought one on sale, but it is way too short, let me know if you would like to buy it!!)
4. Create and Print programs (buy handles, paper, print, put together)
5. Order OOT Bags (Zach and Deanna) But I haven't seen them yet!
6. Check on frame for escort cards DONE!
7. Put favors together
8. Make crayons for kiddos
9. Stitch hankies
10. Order/buy the rest of the alcohol (Oregon red and white, 2nd white, Champagne, 2nd red)
11. Order jam for OOT bags, and everything else that is needed (water, snacks, brochures)
12. Finish reserved flowers
13. Create Music List
14. Buy hairpiece
15. Make cones for tossing (mom send, cut, put together, add ribbon)
16. Make bag for Deanna (get fabric/interfacing, cut, sew)
17. Finish Gathering supplies for bathroom baskets
18. Make "Wedding" signs (MOM!)
19. Create Seating Chart
20. Make table squares (MOM!)
21. Cake Stand (Joe!)
22. Gifts for people helping (Nani, Helen, Martha, Jeremy, Nanny, Joe)
23. Stamps for guest book
24. Glasses for Mom and Dad
25. Petticoats for Flower Girl dresses
26. Make veil (fabric, comb, cut, sew)
27. Vases for Bridesmaid bouquets
28. List of events for bridal party
29. Schedule of the day for vendors
30. Collect coolers for wine!
31. Assign jobs for day of
32. Make bridesmaid sashes
33. Finish escort cards
34. Figure out the ceremony musician situation But now I need to figure out what I want them to play
35. Finalize details about honeymoon (I will tell you more later)
36. Figure out the ceremony Find Readings for Ceremony, Ask Readers to Read
37. Ring Bearer outfit
38. Make garter
39. Ribbon for archway and tall tables
40. Cake topper

41. Make Signs for reserved seats at ceremony, for flip flops, drink choices
Print Vows on something pretty
43. Write toasts for wedding and rehearsal
44. Finalize Details for rehearsal dinner

  • Favors for rehearsal dinner (chocolate, molds, make)
  • Finalize catering for rehearsal dinner
  • Finalize rehearsal dinner invites
  • One more table cloth for rehearsal
  • Plates, cups, silverware
  • Directions from B&B to my parents house, print for everyone, bring to rehearsal

45. Little stuff needed

  • 2 Cork Screws
  • Bar towels
  • 3 trash cans
  • Soap/Lotion for bathrooms
  • 3 lanterns for bathrooms
  • Suntan lotion, bug spray
  • Galvanized buckets for lotion, etc.
  • Clear nail polish

My menu Chalkboard

I found the best chalkboard ever!!! It's frame is made out of old wine barrels, so you can see the red stains on the wood. It is so pretty. I bought it from the little gift shop attached to the restaurant of my caterer (I will tell you more about her later).
This is the same Chalkboard that I bought (a bit smaller) leading towards the little shop.
Here is the one we bought! I am excited to use it for the wedding . . . but also to have it in my house for years to come!!

(Photos by Me)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Dress Appt #2

So my second dress apointment was actually the day after my first apointment. It is amazing how much Sara accomplished in a matter of hours!! The new dress was the right length, with a train (a really long train). It had the neckline we had decided on the day before as well. Still made out of muslin, still amazing!
A little blurry, but you can see how rediculously long the train is.
I look totally scrared, not sure why.
I think discussing the lenght of the train.
Now the train looks a little more reasonable.
Sara working! Look no black bra . . . I am already doing better.
The dress hanging again. Can you see how it is coming along? I know it doesn't look like much yet, but I think it is going to be wonderful!


I told you that I love flipflops at weddings . . . so . . . I bought flip flops. I bought mostly women's sizes, with a few men's, just in case someone is hot or something. I made tags so that people could easily find their sizes, and I think they turned out really cute.
My piles of flops!
God I am a dork . . . the brown ones are the men's flipflops!
My cute little tags.
M helping remove sticky stuff from the shoes.
Mom punching holes.
Mom and Me punching and tying tags on flops.
I just love all these pics of my mom and I working together. We are so dang cute! Finished tagged flip flops. Look pretty good huh??

(Photos by me and M)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another Ring Pic

So I found another totally adorable ring picture. I may need to send this one to my photographer and tell her it is a must.

(Image from The Brides Cafe)


It's my birthday!!! I am officially 25 . . . and it is the 25th . . . my golden birthday. So . . . happy birthday to me!
(Image from here)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


My brother is 6'6" . . . yes very tall. I went with him to get measured for his suit and I must say it was a lot of fun. I laughed my ass off. The best part was the tiny girl that was there to help us!!!
See . . . she can barely reach his neck . . . looks like she is choking him, although that might be hard on your tip toes with your arms completly above your head!!
Her arms are still completly over her head and she is now measuring his chest.
Strike a pose . . . god he is such a goof!! Can you see those highwaters??
Those highwaters are unbelievable!! Why they have tiny pants I have no idea!

At least the jacket fits.

(All photos by me . . . blurry from all the laughing!!)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Aprons for Alexa

Remember Alexa?? I made her a ring pillow?? Anyway, she decided to make her bridesmaids aprons as one of her gifts to them. I offered to help out so I just thought I would share some of the pictures of our journey in making 7 aprons. That's right 7 bridesmaids . . . and Alexa picked one of the most complicated apron patterns I have ever seen. Super cute, but a lot of work!!

This is all the different fabric for all the aprons.
The pattern!
Oh kitty helping to measure and cut!

Pattern piece and fabric.

The apron starting to form
We even got M to help cut!!
And there is Alexa sewing with her husband (fiance at the time) helping as well . . . with my little Tumbleweed watching!
M modeling with his coffee.
He doesn't quite fill out the bust very well!

And there is Alexa in the first finished apron . . . much cuter than M!!! I wish I had a picture of all the finished aprons . . . oh well. Apparently all her bridesmaids really liked them. I think they are super fun too. Great gift idea!