Mar 10, 2012
These non-pros were taken by Susan, one of my BMs, and Mary, a friend of mine.
Getting my hair done at the salon; my original hairdresser was unable to be there that day due to a family issue, but she set me up with a wonderful woman who once did hair for fashion shows in Russia.
This is Alesha, my matron of honor and sister-in-love. She was such an amazing source of help and support.
This was one of our pastor's daughters when she first saw me. The reaction of her, her younger sister, and many others was truly classic. It's true what they say about the hope and beauty that a bride symbolizes, and I don't think you truly realize it when you are the bride.
My grandmother has been like a mom to me for many years (people have even referred to her as my mom at times). She is such a blessing in my life.
Happy Valentine's Day, PW!
With all sincerity, I have to say that I love every single one of you; you are amazing, kind, and fun, and I am so blessed to have come across this community. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Following in the footsteps of many PW ladies, I decided to show you my inspirations and how they came to life.
Oki, so we all know the old superstition/tradition: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Well, here are my items that fulfill that tradition.
On Christmas day of 2011, my mom gave me the following bracelet with a short note. When she was in elementary school, schools were required to test for TB and administer shots if needed; they would use a fourth or fifth grade student to go to each classroom to let the class know that the nurse was ready to see them. In 1972, when my mom was a fourth grader, she was selected to do this for half a day. As a thank you gift, the nurse gave her this ten commandments bracelet. She's saved it for 39 years, waiting for the day to give it to one of her daughters on her wedding day. I am going to wrap it around my bouquet.
My entire wedding ensemble--dress, jewelry, lingerie, headband--are new, so that explains it.
I put my name in for a sixpence brooch that was advertised in the Something Borrowed forum on PW, but it has been MIA for several weddings. I finally thought to ask my grandmother, who's been like a mom to me, if I could borrow a penny from her. So I will wear this borrowed penny in my left shoe instead of the sixpence.
UPDATE: Christmas has come and gone, but I must say, I enjoyed the PW holiday extravaganza. Who knew that getting and giving virtual gifts would have been this much fun?!
This is my section devoted to the 2011 Holiday Extravaganza!
Here is my stocking, but don't mind the kitty. She's very sweet and she will only bite if you try to leave coal in my stocking--she knows I've been a good girl this year!
Part of the wedding day cannot be possible without vendors; they help bring to life what is in our imagination. So here is a list of those businesses that I am relying on to help bring our day from the drawing board to reality.
Dress--fionavogue on dhgate.com
Save the Dates--Zazzle
Bridesmaids' Dresses--David's Bridal
Bridesmaids' Shoes and Cake Topper--Amazon.com
Guestbook--rfrantzdesign on etsy