John and I met through some mutual friends in December 2007. He proposed a year later on Christmas Eve with a ring and a bottle of Champagne!! I said yes, of course!
We live in South Boston, MA. I am from just north of Boston and he is from County Carlow, Ireland. We both come from large families and as a result, we are in the process of planning our Big, fat, IRISH wedding!!
Here is a picture of us at a wedding Here we are at my Dad's 70th Birthday
in the fall of 2008
John and I at a Bruins Game, March, 2009 Right after we got engaged, December 2008
My Aunt and Uncle's 50th wedding anniversary My cousin Jennifer's wedding
Please excuse the knuckles...It was exactly what I wanted!!
We bought our wedding bands today!!! This is the stock photo as I had to have the ring sized...it is a 5 diamond prong setting and it is just as sparkley as my engagement ring!! The other is John's stock photo as well...He picked one out similar to this but he wanted it a little wider...they are calling to see if it is avaliable...and it is!
They are here!! It's getting close!
Here are some ideas of what I am looking for on the big day...My colors are Chocolate Brown, Apple Green, White and some splashes of Gold.
We are getting married at Gate of Heaven Church in Boston.
This is similar to what I will be carry and this is what John will be wearing...
I LOVE CAKE!! :) I can't wait to go cake tasting!!
I LOVE trying on wedding dresses!!!
I think I was driving everyone a little crazy but I did just buy my dress...I had tried on a bunch of Maggie's and was getting ready to leave the store. I saw one hanging that the store had just received. I said, I want to try THAT ONE! I did and I fell in love but I went to a few more stores but I kept going back to this one.
It is Maggie Sottero "Krystalyn" and should be in sometime in July. Can you tell I was excited!!
I went and tried on my dress with my veil and jewlery ~ I love the whole look!!
My veil arrived today!!! I ordered from Bella Bridal on Etsy and it it perfect!! Quick turn around time and great service!! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6156483
I LOVE the green ones but they really hurt my feet after a little bit so I might wear them for the ceremony and pictures and then switch to the others that are very comfy and cute...
My earrings that I got from Lord and Taylor ~ I snagged a deal as they were on sale for $34!
The postman arrived with my new bracelet today!! I love it!
I have ordered my purse and CAN NOT wait until it arrives! It matched my green shoes perfectly! I did not want a white one that I would use sparingly. I knew that I would use it plenty! I ordered it from Shakuyaku on Etsy. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6184781 Here is the sample. Mine will be green to match my shoes on the outside and a pale pink on the inside.
I got my purse today!! I love it!
So I got my makeup done at the MAC store. They are not who I have booked for the wedding but after getting my makeup done there...I might change my mind...
Got my hair done that afternoon as well but I am thinking I am going to wear it up...
Some ideas that I like...
Ring Bearer Bowl
I have ordered the "to have and to hold" ring bearer bowl from Paloma's Nest on Etsy. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5358026 I thought it would be nice to have after the ceremony as opposed to a pillow.
They are here!!! They are here!!! And I LOVE THEM!!!
Here is the cardbox that I have ordered. I ordered from Shea Chic designs on Estsy. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5545471 Mine will be the solid lime green band with the damask on the sides. It should be in at the end of May.
Cake Knife and toasting flutes
My Mom and Dad gave us our toasting flutes and our cake cutting knife for our engagement present. They are beautiful and I look forward to using them as often as possible after our wedding!
I want to take the "Thank You" picture so we can make cards when we get back from the honeymoon.
Then for before... And after....
My water bottle lables...
Here are some pictures from Jen Ing in Boston. She is just starting up her wedding photography business and was offering her services to any couple who was interested in taking some engagement photos. They came out great! We had our pictures taken at Castle Island in South Boston.