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Cory and I have known each other since we were in middle school. During field day our 8th grade year I stole his hat and asked him to be my boyfriend. He said NO! In high school we became really good friends. We hung out all the time but I always had a boyfriend some nothing ever happened. He always joked around with my mom and said that if I would just kiss him once I would know that we were supposed to be together. We didnt get the chance until Christmas break our freshman year of college. We kissed but I was scared, I didnt want to lose my bestfriend so I would pick fights with him. After what seemed like forever of trying to be together and it not working out, the summer of our Freshman year rolled around. He came home about 2 weeks later than everyone else because he plays baseball and they had games after the school year ended. Anyway, he was going to be leaving again to go to play in NY for the summer in 2 weeks. We hung out everday before he left. We wanted to try dating but I didnt know how it would work since he was going to be so far away all summer long. After he left I was really upset, I felt like I had missed out on something amazing. I was listening to the season opener game on the computer when they said that Cory had thrown a wild pitch and that he was down on the ground holding his arm. The next day Cory was on his way back to SC and we have been together every since.
PUTTING A FACE TO THE NAME
So I knew he was going to ask me soon...I just didnt know when. He knew that I was kind of thinking it would be my Christmas present because my grandparents got engaged on Christmas. On Christmas Eve we exchanged our gifts and....NOTHING. Christmas came and we hung out and had dinner with my family and NOTHING. He left my house at about 10 PM and I thought that it was over and that it would come another day. So I went to bed. I fell asleep and Cory called me at 11:30 PM and was like "Hillary I need you to go to your moms car and see if my wallet is in there." I was like "babe I'll just check in the morning but i swear it was sitting on the table earlier." He goes "No i think it fell out of my pocket in the car...please go check and call me back." So I went and checked and saw NOTHING. I came back inside and called him and told him it wasnt in there and that I was going back to bed. He begged me to go look again so I did. So i got on my hands and knees and couldnt find it. He then told me look on the ground outside of the car to see if it was under the door..NOTHING. So then I could tell he was getting nervous and I was getting mad. So he goes WAIT are you on the drivers side of the car and I was like ummmm..no. He goes OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO look on the drivers side. So by that time I realized something was up and was like Cory where are you. I walked about the car and I saw my ring hanging from the car door with a note that said "will you marry me check yes or no" (like the song) i started crying and he pulled up in his car. He jumped out and hugged me and said there are 30 mins left of Christmas..will you marry me?
We are getting married October 23 2010. The theme is Vintage and Autumn. With deep autumn colors and natural elements.
RB will be caring an antique baseball glove instead of a pillow
Half the centerpieces will be these on Gold chargers with green moss underneath and some sort of red flowers as a small accent
I am in love with the beautiful NIKA00's alter, with the curly willow and potted plants. I may have to attempt this at my church. I think it frames the ceremony so well
^Mine will be very similar to this
^My girls will be very similar to this
I love the part hanging down.....I wonder if i could work something like that out
MrsAnderson's beautiful bouquet is my ultimate inspiration
I think I made up my mind of my hair:
LOVE IT...SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL!!!
Thanks to Carysbride and LTwernbo I have some amazing monograms to choose from:
This is our reception site. It goes along perfectly with our fall theme and it absolutely beautiful..the pictures dont do it justice.
These are just the miscellaneous things from the wedding:
Ring bearer pillow:
This is the wedding band I want:
FI just wants something simple
We haven't gotten either yet
Here is some of the wedding party
^ Me and my MOH Meredith
^ Me one of our BM Allie (College roommate) LOVE HER!
^ BM Jess (We have been friends since we were born) and me
^ Another BM Lacie (we have been like sister since we were born) Me and Chelsie who will also be a BM. They are sisters and I love them like they are mine
^ This is my brothers FI Liz. I havent known her for long but I love her to death and she is perfect for my brother. I cant wait for her to be part of my family.
^ This is my little cousin Bailey Grace, she reminds me so much of me when i was little it is crazy. She will be one of my beautiful jr. bridesmaids
^ Micah one of our Junior BM and Cason one of our Ring bearers. They are my heart
^ Cash our other ringbearer and Brodie our Junior GM
^ Cory, Me and his Best Man Erik. They have been playing baseball together since their freshman year. He is a great guy.
^This is my Brother, Hunter (please excuse the horrible picture of me).
^ This is Jeff. He is one of Cory's bestfriends. Cory, Jeff and Erik all have played baseball together since they were Freshman in college.
^This is Jason, Cory's brother
^This is my awesome cousin Jud. We love him to death and are so happy he is going to be part of our special day
Convertible dress in Chocolate from Victoria Secret. Each girl will wear it tied a different way.
All the Groomsmen will wear Khaki Suits with white shirts and rust colored ties
I want to get my little ringbearers boxers that say RING BEARER. I was thinking we might be able to get boxers for all the guys that say what they are...that could make for some cute pictures
Junior Bridesmaids Dresses
Ring Bearer but with Burnt Orange Tie to match the big guys
I really love the idea of a DIY Photobooth. I figured it would be a great way for our guest to entertain themselves before the wedding party gets to the reception from taking pictures.
I'm going to get one of my photographers to shoot the pictures before we get there
My aunts through us an amazing engagement party in August:
We will be getting most of our Bridal Party pictures done before the wedding so it won't take us long to finish up the rest of the formal shots. FI and I will then stop by this amazing location on the way to the reception to take one-on-one pictures of just us.
One of my amazing friends that got married last Fall gave all of these wonderful things to me for free!
Cory and I are huge fans of Corey Smith. He is a Southern boy from Georgia and all of his songs are about the South. We go to see him in concert whenever possible so it perfect to have this song as our first dance song
First Dance by Corey Smith
The leaves are fallin down The air is cool and clear It's a seasonal change And the night we've waited for is here And we've exchanged the rings And we've taken the vows The ceremony's over baby And the honeymoon is starting now This is the first dance But it won't be the last Timeless moments like this They won't ever be a thing of the past We'll spark a candle tonight An eternal flame of romance When the honeymoon is over baby I'll still move you like the first dance I've been scared as hell Cause I've heard how the story goes You get married and you settle down And the passion withers like a rose But I refuse to lose This thing we have together And I'll keep the fire burning baby Burning both ends of forever This is the first dance But it won't be the last Timeless moments like this They won't ever be a thing of the past We'll spark a candle tonight An eternal flame of romance When the honeymoon is over baby I'll still move you like the first dance I see heaven in your eyes And feel god movin in this room Ain't love the greatest gift of all Ain't it amazing what desire can do This is the first dance But it won't be the last Timeless moments like this They won't ever be a thing of the past We'll spark a candle tonight An eternal flame of romance When the honeymoon is over baby I'll still move you like the first dance Yeah I'll always turn you on And move you like the first dance
tree pillar "candles"
Will You Be My Bridesmaid?
burlap table runners
Misc. Reception Signs
Unity Candle Holders (trees)
Here Comes the Bride Banner
Tin Can Lantern Centerpieces for cocktail tables
curly willow centerpieces for reception tables
personalized wire hangers
wine glasses for bridesmaids
Wedding To-Do List
Things to Book:
Ceremony & Reception Site
Band or DJ
Baker for Wedding Cake
Manicure & Pedicure Appointment for Day Before Wedding
Rehearsal Dinner site
Wedding Night Lodging
Things to Decide:
Wedding Cake Design
Formal Dances Music (First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Groom)
Wedding Day Timeline
Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue
Things to Do:
Register for Gifts
Plan Rehearsal Dinner
Finalize Menu and Service Details
Get Engagement Photos Taken
Schedule and Attend Dress Fittings
Apply for Marriage License
Write Thank-You Notes for Shower
Make List of Must-Play for DJ or Band
Make List of Must-Take Pictures for Photographer
Confirm Honeymoon Reservations
Wrap Bridal Party Gifts
Change of Name Paperwork
Prepare Toasts or Thanks to Guests
Give Wedding-Day Directions, Schedule and Contact List to Parents, Bridal Party and Vendors
Give Final Head-Count to Caterer
Confirm Final Payment Amounts with Vendors
Confirm Delivery Locations, Times and Final Arrangement with Florist
Confirm Location, Date and Time with Photographer
Confirm Date, Location, Time and Playlist with DJ
Pack Bags for Honeymoon
Leave Honeymoon Itinerary with Parents
Drop Off Required Materials to Venue
Write Thank-You Notes for Wedding
Things to Order:
Favors (Crystal hearts, Honey Jars)
Bridal Party Gifts
Things to Send:
Thank-You Notes for Shower
Thank-You Notes for Wedding
FI was born in Panama and I was born in Charleston SC. I thought it would be cute to get custom cufflinks made for the wedding day with his birth place and my birth place. The cufflinks came from etsy and they are made of vintage maps. I dont have a picture of mine but this is the one from her etsy shop. They are amazing!
These are the blogs that I frequent: