I want to THANK ALL the Project Wedding ladies, for your inspiration, ideas, DIY projects, EVERYTHING, this wedding would not have been anywhere close to where it was without every single one of you, I was able to have the wedding of my dreams, on a budget all because of PW. Thanks, SMOOCHES!!
Venue: Agave Road, Katy Texas
THE KISS (DH, stepmons face in the back is classic)
Lets eat cake!
My FI and I met at a nightclub of all places,I had just moved back to Houston from a stint in Dallas, and was only going out to get out the house, my friend kept trying to tell me about his friend,(who she knew) I was like ok yeah sooo who's the other one, he's kinda cute. Since we were attending the same party, everyone danced together and we eventually danced to a song, and then went on our merry way. I'm thinking after we danced he was going to ask for my number, he didnt, thought there was a connection, maybe not? !Hmph. After the club closed, I was like oh well and was on my way out the club,and he grabbed my arm,yes! We talked in the parking lot for two hours. The next day he called, and we met the day after at a local gym for a basketball game and we have been inseperable every since. who wudathunkit, on a random night out I would meet my FH, the most loving, genuine, down to earth guy u cud ever meet, and most importantly he loves me for me, no if's and or buts!!
Hello everyone, love the site and the fact that so many are willing to share such wonderful ideas, there are so many wonderful photos, if i happen to use one of yours, just let me know, so that i can credit your wonderful inspiration!!!
Thanks to PW, and the wonderful Classifieds section, I got the opportunity to do engagement pics for FREE, even though the wedding is just a couple weeks away...with Donnatella Mackenzie Photography!
These were done by the ever so talented Danielle http://www.donnatellamackenzie.com/index2.php
And then to top it off, she did an amazing slideshow!! When you have time check it out
Or on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilkxz30lCNo
ROUND II - MUCH BETTER!
Update 08/01/2009:: I will be a Maggie Bride, ..forgot my camera the day I tried it, so wont be able to see it again till January or February, when it comes in...booo
Update 1/14/2010: I got the call, I got the call!!! My dress is in!!
I'm not doing bridal portraits, originally, I thought it was a must do, but now thats ite time, just not feeling it, so I wont have to go in to do my first fitting til May...booo again..I can't wait to see her!!
Update:1/27/2010: I went to the bridal store, i couldnt wait to try on my dress plus I wanted to know what i would need for the 1st fitting, and guess what, it fit like a glove, therefore Icant gain a pound, oh my, these next couple of months are gonna be tough!! I cant post me in the dress because the FI, is always right on my shoulder when Im on PW..but its the Maggie Sottero Fiorella!
Update: FIRST Fitting....coming soon!
Here are some pics from my first fitting we are having a bustle problem, doesnt look right!
The Makeup:: Hair by Lisa Polite
Christette Michelle's makeup is always on point, she is so my makeup inspiration.
Photo courtesy of SacredImagePhotography.
I kinda want to be daring on the makeup, love this look.
Love Jada Pinkett's look here...credit from kelli8810's bio, this look i s so me!!
My 1st Makeup Trial - will have her go deeper on the eyes, and there will be lashes for that extra umph!
AND ON MY HEAD WILL BE?? I've always wanted to wear a traditional veil, but now Im re-thinking..
Photo Courtesy of Inspiredbythis.com
Update:11/05/09: the more I see brides with long veils, the more I go back and forth about it. I guess I will just have to wait til my dress comes in, and see which one I like best.
Love this look as well...
TEXAS Humidity..must have an updo.....gotta find the RIGHT style though
Update: 1/14/10 - I did a pre-wedding chop!!! THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!! New Year, New me!!
THE EARRINGS? Got these from the lovely PW bride Reay_dw, THANKS!!
My WISHLIST bracelet" = Dana Saylor -found a close look alike on Ebay- seller lafancybeads...hmmm
Update 03/23/10 - PW'er Johnsgirl is making me a bracelet..WOOHOO!! MAN, I LOVE PW!!..
"My Wishful Hair Accessory" by Regina B $225
Found this hair comb on ebay!!!!! Close enough for me, and at a fraction of the cost! After two auctions, its finally mine...YAAAY!!
Update: After all the work I put in to purchase the comb. I cant wear it, since i cut my hair...( will have to put it up for sale, but oh how I lOVE it so)..SOLD
Now to find a flower or fascinator............to be continued - FOUND
We are having the groomsmen buy their suits instead of renting. I feel they would get more bang for there buck, and have a nice suit to wear after the wedding is over.
Update 10/01/09: I ALLOWED FI to go to the store alone with his boys, he comes back with a totally different suit, and different color, more of a charcoal gray, WTH?? We tried on/ agreed on the suit below 2-3 times, he states that there werent enough suits, they have been sold..ok, dude.
So now instead of the light gray that you see below, and in my colors scheme above, we are now doing the CHARCOAL..ok, I'll work with it, he actually found a really nice alternative, best believe I was peeved at first sight, Im ok with it now.
**Found these on thebridescafe.com. But they WILL NOT do the raised leg shot. (I dont think)
Update 7/8/10 - Since the wedding is over, I can reflect back and say that I'm actually glad that my husband picked the charcoal gray instead, the girls in silver dresses, and them in the light gray, I dont think would have had the same effect with the magenta, the colors were perfect together. Thanks babe!!
I found bridesmaids shoes before I found the dresses... I also got these for myself as well?! There are Zigi Soho in color Berry!!!
I heart these BM dresses
Pic courtesy of greenweddingshoes.com
The look Im going for except, charcoal gray dresses, with the magenta heel!!
12/30/09..The winner is:: Alfre Angelo
My dresses in action!
Now to find accessories...
These are actually really cute on!
Our package includes a round cake with scrolling detail, soooo that narrows down my cake choices quite abit now to find inspiration...
Original Photo Courtesy of Essence.com
Also will add a gorgeous cake topper.. I purchased from Ghana_Bride!!
Actual: Will see in June
Update 11/09:: I met with the bakery, and I will have a 4 tier cake, with ribbon and 2 brooches!
We are definitely jumping the broom.
Update: 7/8/10 - we actually ended up NOT jumping the broom, I didnt have a clear plan as to how it would even get down the aisle, somehow i thought it would just magically appear I guess! One of my nephews who i didnt include in the wedding party could have easily did this,I just didnt think through the process! Then my DOC didnt know what it was, just decoration, again, let your DOC know EVERY detail!!
The ceremony will take place in front of this fireplace, if weather permits, this would ne my ideal look.
Photo courtesy of HollyHoyt Photograpy.
Thanks to princessmiapuff, I will be the proud owner of flower pomanders for my aisle!!...
These are so cute, I will add my magenta ribbon!!
I'm a big chocolatebrides.com fan, and saw a pic on there of a couple doing the infamous President Obama, and Michelle wedding pic, I love it, and hope we get a chance to duplicate it!!
All of these were done with templates found on the web.
The coloring books (which didnt end up being given out at the wedding) were from PW bride Bunn2be
The template for the programs were found here:
And the template for the tags on the favor boxes were found here:
Thanks to kohler44
The boxes were purchased from www.efavormart.com
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