May 22, 2010
We believe we have the most beautiful flower girls ever, one of them is our daughter.
Because our second flower girl was added in, it was too late to order the same dress, but I found a great deal from ebay seller baxter28 on this light ivory Sweet BeginningsL301 for free after my best offer, ebay rewards cert, and paypal discount code.
They both will be wearing these from Payless, love those BOGO sales. I wanted to get them both something that wasn't too dressy, that way maybe they could wear them again.
They will carry vintage Leonard silver ice buckets. I know that seems like a strange choice and a little heavy but when I found it, I fell in love with the shape and the $3 price tag.
Ooops! After months of searching I thought I had found a matching bucket for my second flower girl on ebay and purchased immediately. Lesson learned, always read the description! But seriously who would have thought this bucket comes in different sizes. To correct the problem one flower girl will carry petals in the small bucket and the other will carry the I Do cards.
I want to DIY some amazing sashes for both girls, like the Vera Wang Audrey sash.
After going through our cake guy's book this is the one we picked. Minus the dots, flowers and with the addition of a green ribbon.
Inspiration for our cake stand came from Kristeen.
Our cake server, a Pottery Barn but with an R monogram, a Christmas gift from my aunt.
My MOH/amazing daughter.
After seeing this photo in luna621's bio of her beautiful gown I am going to DIY something on the side similiar. I bought this rhinestone applique from ebay seller gloryshouse7 that I will cut up, hand sew on some green beads and add a fabric flower in the middle.
These photos by Aaron Delesie on Style Me Pretty made me change everything. The bouquet is perfect, but the braidesmaid bouquet needs to be a little fuller, maybe add a few garden roses.
Maybe some large branches with hanging votives.
Centerpiece inspiration by Ashley Kohler Events, photo by April Smith
Maybe half of the centerpieces to look like these.
I collected a bunch of baskets from work that were going to be tossed out after all the corporate Christmas food gifts. I am thinking about dry brushing them white and making something like this at the front of our ceremony with the programs.
The venue was hard for us to find. We wanted something local, that didn't break the bank, and it had to be handicap accessible for my dad. Dorey Park was the only thing we could find to fit all three. Our ceremony will be held outside on the lake gazebo and the reception will in the barn. I urge brides looking for something budget friendly to check with their local parks and recs. That is where we found our venue and it only cost $250 for 4 hours if you are county resident and it comes with all the tables and chairs. The lake gazebo is only $25 for half a day.
Marisa 737, extra length in ivory with buttons added down the back zipper. Ordered from Pearl's Place, please see my review before ordering with them. After buying 8 dresses and trading up each time to include a store credit total out of pocket costs $200.
*Update she's here and she doesn't fit, I have no one to blame but myself. The extreme stress I have been over has causes to to fine comfort in food. But all is not lost, since I need to pay to have Pearl's Place's zipper error corrected anyway I am having a corset back put in. I also did not get the extra length that I paid from from Pearl's Place. I have filed a complaint with the BBB.
I purchased a mermaid crinoline off ebay to give a fuller look.
I hope to have the same bustle as gatorbride
Some of my favorite Marisa 737 brides