Phillie! (Named after the Philadelphia Phillies!) She's our 5 year old chocolate lab!
The dress is Alfred Angelo 7016. All 5 of my bridesmaids will be wearing them. They will be in espresso.
On my MOH (She's my twin!)
From kgarnerdesigns on Etsy
I went to the florist with this inspiration:
The bridesmaid bouquets will be this, but probably small scale, with only 3 orchids.
My bouquet will be about this size with 6 orchids. The florist is also adding ivory roses and ranunculus for a more "bridal" look.
Here's the bout for all the men:
The mothers' and grandmother's corsage will be made up of ranuculus. My other female attendants will have ivory rose corsages.
So I love cake! Actually I love all desserts!
We're going to be having 4 cakes flavors: white with lemon buttercream, chocolate with cookies and creme buttercream, marble with vanilla buttercream, and my favorite, yellow with fudge buttercream!
We're also having a chocolate bar with oreo truffles, chocolate covered peanuts, scotcharoos, etc.
Here's a layout I like (I saw this posted on the boards a couple days ago):
I like this cake design. Instead of the bow, I would probably have fresh flowers on top. I think our cake will be white on white frosting.
I met with our cake lady...it's great when she lives next door to my parents and I can go over whenever...but the design for the cake has changed...it will be covered in hydrangea blooms. She's going to do a sample cake for us so we can see it, I'll post once we get those.
The Holiday Inn!
Cocktails and appetizers will be served poolside:
Dinner and dancing will follow in the ballroom:
These are still a work in progress, but I'm happy with the direction they are going.
Here are some of the updos I'm loving (now only if I have the patience to grow my hair out!):
Here's more hair inspiration:
And the makeup I like:
Last week I met with a local artist who I found at a bridal show. Not only is she going to do some fabulous paintings for the parents' gifts, she's also doing some custom jewelry for me...and even better...she's super reasonable!
Today she sent me a few pearl colors to choose from:
She's doing a pendant necklace and drop earrings. The main color will be satin sand. Pistachio and olive green will be used and a few black cherry pearls will be used as an accent. I'm super excited! Once I get the sketch, I'll post that too!
My dress came in this weekend and I had time to go try it on yesterday. She's a little big and wrinkly, but otherwise looks great and I love her just as much as I remember. And the veil I have on is the one I will be wearing for the wedding. Here are a few pictures (sorry for the weird face):