Jun 23, 2012
As many Brides before me have done - I sit here thinking, "Wow...it's already time for my sign off? Where the heck do I begin?" I want to start off by saying each and every one of you are a part of our wedding. Each of you are my bridesmaids standing up with me on Saturday. You are special, unique, and creative in your own ways and I am grateful for you and for this community.
When Dan and I first got engaged (4 years ago!!!) - I bought a few magazines and started browsing but I knew that we wouldn't have a wedding right away. When we finally had an idea of when this wedding would take place, I started researching and googling my heart away. I became addicted to giveaways and entering contests which is how I found PW. It wasn't until a couple months later that I actually found the forums. When and how my lurking morphed into a site that I open up first thing in the morning with my email followed by multiple visits during the day, I'm not sure but I'm happy it did.
You've heard me vent and picked me up when I was down, you cheered me on when I showed you my purchases and DIY projects, and you applauded me when I shared happy news and AW posts. You all are amazing and my own personal cheerleaders. I can't put into words my gratitude for all of that as well as the plethora of inspiration and creativity on here. Our wedding would never be what it's going to be if it hadn't been for the amazing people on P-DUB.
So with 3 days to go, my last day at work (and not wanting to be here lol), I bid you all adieu. See you all on the flipside my lovelies!
I thee wed...
My e-ring with FI's wedding band
My wedding bands with my e-ring!
I was lucky enough to be chosen to model wedding gowns in a Bridal Fair put on by the salon I bought my gown from. As a thank you for doing that - I was given a $150 gift certificate to apply towards a purchase from them!
Here are some photos from that day.
And here is a video they posted up from the show.
This was so much fun and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
BEST TIME EVER! The limo picked us up from my Sister's house at 6:30 and we headed to our pole dancing class. Which was a blast. We learned pole techniques and lap dancing moves. ;) Brown chicken brown cow! LOL
We changed and then headed to downtown Sac for some food and drinks. I had the most amazing time, I'm just sad that it all went by so fast!
And here I am with Uhlease!!! I was so excited to meet another PW bride in person and I got to meet her Fiance Trent. We didn't get to chat long or hang out much but it was still a blast!!!
Group photo at our last stop before we had to head home. Yes I'm holding a jello shot! lol
Lingerie Shower (Shower #1) on 5.6.12, two of my BM's were the hosted a lingerie shower for me and they did a fantastic job! I loved it and had a awesome time! While the turn out wasn't the greatest I had a blast. The food was yummy, the decor was cute, and the games were fun! We played Bridal Bingo and guess who brought what underwear game! LOL And I am officially set for sexy underwear! LOL
Here are some photos :)
Some awesome gifts!
Me and my Mama
Kari, Me, Sierra - my awesome BM's and hosts!
I had the most amazing time this past weekend! Saturday (5.19/12) was my Bridal Shower Tea Party hosted by my Sister (MOH) and then that night was my Bachelorette. We had so much fun, and there was even a star appearance made by Uhlease!!! :) More on that later. :)
The Shower was perfect, the games were fun, and we got some really great items. I feel an overwhelming amount of joy and love from those around me celebrating with me. For the Bach party, we hopped in a limo, went to a pole dancing class and then hit up some bars in Sac. And of course pix are below!
Some of the decor - My Sister thought of everything! She's so creative and clever.
Food tree made using tea cups and saucers. Gift table.
Table decor, and entry decor.
Our Toilet Paper Brides. Dean'na, me, Terra
Me and my Aunt D. Me and my Nana.
Me and my Mama. Me and my Grandma (my Mom's Mom)
Me and Danielle. Me and Sierra (my BM).
My Sister, Amber and I.
My Sister also gave me a beautiful box and enclosed was some Bridal Swag from VS (2 tanks, 2 undies, and the white Bride zip up hoodie), wedding day emergency kit items, makeup bag with Bride embroidered on it, and my Mrs. Albert hanger!!! I'm a giddy happy girl!
Our DOC also does graphic design so she created our monogram and put that together with our invitiation wording for printing. Below is what she came up with based on fonts I liked.
You are cordially invited to see what I did for our invitations! I found a 4 fold pocket invitation kit at Target for $40 a kit. It included everything I needed: Card for invitation and RSVP, pocket enclosure, envelopes for RSVP and invitation, sticker seals, and pre-cut ribbon! Made by Gartner Studios. I added embelishments to dress them up a little bit but here they are!
My Work Station!
Printing and added embelishment to dress up the invite!
The invite card added and all folded up ready to be stuffed!
In the envelop, I loved how the A peeked out from it. :)
All ready to go, the night before dropping off at USPS to be hand canceled!