on september 27, 2012 i was privlaged enough to be asked to join the hostess team! i couldnt be happier or more honored to be a part of the nicest community on the internet! i mentioned this in my sign off, and i will say it again because i truly believe it... as crazy of a world we live in, PW must have slipped through the cracks because everyone on here is so amazing!
if you are a new member and reading this, WELCOME! other then winning the lottery, this website will be the most essential and helpful tool you could have found to prepare for the most amazing day of your life!
if you are a PW vet and reading this, i just want to say THANKYOU for being such an important and helpful resource in my planning and life, and i love all of you!!
*I AM SELLING MY WEDDING GOWN, IF INTERESTED, MESSAGE ME FOR DETAILS!* :)
reading DHs amazingly heartfelt note to me!
his gift to me! <3
waiiiiting an eternity for our turn to walk!
our daughter opening the door for me ;)
me, daughter, mom
i really wanted drews first look at me cought... and what does he do?? smile for the freakin camera!!
i finally made it up the aisle, and he was teasing me about being a half our late! haha. charming.
-- we had our reception at the sports bar where we met. it surpassed my expectations completely! i was afraid that it would feel alot like "a night out" but it was 100% wedding! we coldnt have had a better time :) --
my cousin/MOH gave the BEST speech!
haha, notice how drew is gracefully sipping his champagne!
daddy and mya dancing
** our "first dance" needs an explination. we were NOT planning on doing one. when i was in 7th grade, my gf and i used to love "meat loafs paradise by the dashboard light" we sang that song at the top of our lungs for the longest time. so to be funny, she requested it from our DJ. which in turn, turned into drew and mys spontainous first dance, full of ridiculous moves and us singing belting the song to each other. i have never had so much fun in my entire life. i appologize in advance for the embarassingly funny pictures that are about to follow **
thank god he cought me, bc i deffinatly had a dirty dancing moment where i leaped on him. and he spun me, until we were both about to fall over.
and this concludes our performance ;)
the photogs stuuuuupid flash is in so many of our pictures! i was so upset about this.
these are going to be out of order, they are just what i was tagged in on facebook, so they are all over the place!
my cousins, and my brother. we are only missing one person. the 6 of us were raised like siblings, so this picture was veryyyy important to me!
limo ride to the church. the brides keepin it classy with a flask ;)
our daughter, mya, who was AMAZING. she takes 2 naps usually, and didnt get a single one that day and was such a trooper!!
crappy pic due to people instagram-ing the life out of it! i cant wait to see my pro pic of this one. my two favorite ladies walking me down the aisle :)
us exiting and being announced! (i swear we looked up, there was just a step here and apparently noone got the pic of us looking)
heres some of my DIY pics when i played photographer one day: (aka-i was trying on my band for the thousanth time and decided to do something more then just oggle at my left hand for once)
< his band. all of our rings
just our bands
How old are you both? im 24 and hes 27, ill be 25 a month after our wedding
Do you have any pets? nope, but we have a 1 year old who thinks shes a dog! ;)
Was the proposal a complete surprise? unfortunatly, not!
Will the wedding guests be "balanced?" he has more family then i do, but friend wise, we have all mutual friends, (with the exception of like 3 that we are each friends with from childhood)
What are you most looking forward to about being married? everything!!! i was NEVER a wedding person! its something i drempt about, but after a very unsuccessful 5 year relationship, i was against the whole idea! at that point, i didnt see the difference between dating someone exclusivly and getting married. then i met drew, and will do ANYTHING to become one with him. other then our daughter, marriage is the one thing that will cement us together as a family.
Inside or outside? ceremony- inside a church. reception- in and outside
How many people will be there? 120
Time of day? 11 am ceremony 1pm-1am reception
Any kind of theme? wedding. haha. no particular theme! decor wise, purple and b&w damask
How many bridesmaids? 3 BM 1 MOH
What kind of cake/what will it look like? a 9" cake for us to cut, with a tower of mini cupcakes around it in different flavors. im a snacker, so i liked the bitesize options of cupcakes so everyone can try everything!
What kind of dress will you have/color/material? jeeze.. im terrible at describing things! its white, a-line, has 3 tiers at the bottom, and beading under the bust. you'll all see it in action after sept 8!
What kind of flowers in your bouquet? silk. this goes into the category of "i stink at describing" so again, youll see it in action soon!
Kind of engagement ring? it has a vintage feel to it. see above section of DIY e-pics.
How will you wear your hair? volume up top, with a low bun
How long will you be engaged before you get married? 8.5 months december 25,2011-sept 8, 2012
Live together before or wait till married? Living together now
Take a long time to plan the wedding or will it be simple? deffiantly simple! mostly DIY. im a tight budget bride. but it has all been planned since 2 months post engagement, so over the past 6 months i have just been fine tuning everything
Will you write your own vows or use something pre-made? pre made! we arent having anything unique at our ceremony. we both agreed that we'd like it to be as quick as humanly possible. our minister said it should take 17 minutes total, include the walk down the aisle. if i could cut it any shorter, i would! i just wana say i do!