Well, we met in college actually. We were both into journalism/communications at MSU and he decided to get enough courage to ask me out on a date! The first date we had was super fun, and when I told my mom about it, she said "Do you think he could be the one?" I do now! We are so in love with each other, and it came so easily. We both think that that's what love should feel like! I'm really excited to be here on PW and begin the process of planning my wedding!
I love them! They turned out perfectly! These are just the few I have on my computer.
YAY! I'm so excited!
This the beautiful ring he got me! And I didn't even help pick it out! It is Princess Cut 14K white gold ring with LOTS of diamonds! The bottom part is actually the wedding ring, it came as a set! I love it!
This is my color inspiration:
I love red and white together, and roses are my FAVORITE flowers EVER! I'm still trying to decide on a third color though. I don't want it to be boring with all the same colors.
And the third color is...AQUA!
I don't know why, but I think it's a very good combo. It doesn't really seem like it would be. Look at my Inspiration Board stuff for more. :)
**UPDATE: I''ve actually decided to add a cute lil pink color, like the one in the middle, to my color scheme. If you look at some of my cake/bouquet inspirations there is a pink like this one added in.
This is a Mori Lee gown...I think it's absolutely stunning! If I decide to buy it, it will be in diamond white. I can't wait to try it on!
This is all of my lovely inspiration! I found them all on google but let me know if they're yours so I can give you credit! I really love my color combo and I'm thinking about using the butterflies, like in the second pic.
This is my cake inspiration:
I'm hoping to get one very similar to this.
Actually, no I'm not!!! I've changed my mind...here's the new inspiration pic:
<--I want to do this sort of "cherry blossom" cake with red, pink, and white flowers. More:
I just finished this today! I think it turned out great! It was DIY and I feel so proud...
I even added that cool black frame on my computer!! Haha...
There will also be clear votives and candles and possibly little square, thin vases with like 4 roses that I just haven't bought yet. Something like these:
With different color candles:
Obviousely all the same size as the votives. :)
So...my DIY pomanders came out great! I'm putting them on the sides of the chairs at my ceremony. FI loves them and even helped out a little with the process! I'm feeling super proud of myself!
Oh my gosh, I am so in love with my venues!!! Yay! I super excited!
<--This is the ceremony location...of course there wouldn't be those pink flowers and we're going to be adding some different decor. :)
<--Okay, look into the background of this pic and that's where our tent is going to be set up! I'm so excited! I mean, look at the view!
So this is the decor so far for the top of the tent:
<---Lights and Aqua Chinese Lanterns. I love Chinese Lanterns: they're cheap, elegant, fun, and beautiful!
I'M IN LOVE! Hopefully my stylist can do this. I believe she can! Of course, I love all Carrie Underwood's hairstyles, and this one catches my eye because it's elegant but fun and comfortable! Yay!
This is the veil I'm going to wear. Since my dress doesn't have a long train, I decided to have a long veil to "make up for it"
It has BEAUTIFUL lace edging...I love it so much! I'm really excited to wear it!
These are the toasting flutes that me and my sister made. They are hand painted with rhinestones and beaded wire on the bottom. I love how they turned out!
This is my FI's ring...we're both really excited about it!!! It's a 14k white gold ring with diamonds all around it. We got it on www.ice.com. My sister got her husband's wedding band there and her experience was good, so I'm really excited! Here's a pic:
Here are my Bridesmaids...this is a kind of funny picture, but anyways:
**Going from left to right: My MOH Kathleen, my sis Amanda, and my BFF Melissa.
This is my Jr. Bridesmaid, my cousin Sarah:
(Sorry, this is a weird pic, no she's not drunk!!!)
Here are the dresses they are going to wear, by Alfred Sung (except they will be in all aqua):
Going from left to right, the girls that are wearing them: Amanda, Kathleen, Melissa, Sarah.
I'm wearing this for the RD:
With these shoes--->
I found the shoes on http://www.polyvore.com/ and the dress on www.wists.com/folara/f28688c1a48b279ac2b8d442c0f0fe28
I was so excited when I found this garter!!! It's so stinkin adorable, and it represents my Michigan State Sparties!!! Here's the link for a pic: http://www.advantagebridal.com/enlarge.html?http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/advantagebridal_2097_156656603 and here's the website I found it on: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/advantagebridal_2095_385581785&im grefurl=http://www.advantagebridal.com/college-garter-collection.html&usg=__hso_zqk4uPFdOA8txmN24W_W2b4=&h=163&w=170&sz=23&hl=en&start=42&itbs=1&tbnid=Sjm6fOUcla6B9M:&tbnh=95&tbnw=99&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmic higan%2Bstate%2Bwedding%2Bgarters%26start%3D21%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D21%26tbs%3Disch:1 :):):):):):):):):)
For our Honeymoon, we're going to the beautiful, relaxing Mackinac Island! I'm really excited!!! Pics:
<--We're going to be staying here, in the Grand Hotel, in one of their HM suites!
There are lots of things to do in Mackinaw Island, like:
-Discovering Fort Mackinac
-Going to Mackinac Island State Park
-Seeing Arch Rock
-Going to a few spas they have
-Eating their world famous FUDGE!!!
I'm so excited for this trip! Especially because I get to go with the absolute best man ever! :)
These are my adorable lil ballet flats (on top):
You can find them at "Fashion Bug"
These for the groom/GM:
Found here:http://www.google.com/imgres?im gurl=http://www.seejackshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/tennis_keds.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.seejackshop.com/archive/colorful-tennis-shoes-top-five/&usg=__Ioxpw7fwedCnvRnPlAL-QtZ_1tc=&h=240&w=300&sz=39&hl=en&start=4&am p;itbs=1&tbnid=ThgtelbSXCJokM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dred%2Btennis%2Bshoes%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1
And finally, the BM's shoes:
My Guestbook and Pen holder thingy!!! Pic:
<--From creativebridal on etsy!
<--Ordered from http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.favorsandflowers.com/images/tif fany-blue-italian-favor-box-details.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.favorsandflowers.com/italian-linen-favor-box.htm&usg=__PBd0cHRZ6uUuyWSqEFCzsfmmsEU=&h=500&w=500&sz=241&hl=en&start=51&itbs=1&tbnid=qfga1IKoe4JLBM:&t bnh=130&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtiffany%2Bblue%2Bcard%2Bbox%26start%3D42%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D21%26tbs%3Disch:1
I can't wait til' they get here!
These are shots I really want to take at my wedding:
Here they are: (they're really easy to make, you can look up the directions online)
My Victoria's Secret blue lingerie for the big day:
<--The straps are going to be removed cuz of my strapless dress.
Yay! I found my something blue! And I think FI will definitely be pleased...now the old, borrowed, and new!!!
Here is just a mock of the centerpieces:
So what do you ladies think? Should I add a little more? (Of course they will come in white, pink, red and possibly aqua, and the same for the rose petals)
I am totally in love with the candy table idea...here are some my inspiration pics:
And a couple that are actually the colors of my wedding:
<--not sure what's up with raggedy ann...
I am thinking about doing little bags or something and coming up with a monogram for people to take the candy with.
We are definitely doing LOTS of chocolate...I LOVE IT! (who doesn't?!)