Mar 10, 2012

  • Last updated on April 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm
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These non-pros were taken by Susan, one of my BMs, and Mary, a friend of mine.


NONPROS Pre ceremony photo 1

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.

NONPROS Pre ceremony photo 2

This is Alesha, my matron of honor and sister-in-love.  She was such an amazing source of help and support.

NONPROS Pre ceremony photo 3

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.

NONPROS Pre ceremony photo 4

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.


  • Last updated on February 7, 2012 at 10:11 am
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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!




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  • Last updated on January 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm
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Following in the footsteps of many PW ladies, I decided to show you my inspirations and how they came to life.

The Dress


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Bride's Bouquet


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BM Bouquets






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  • Last updated on December 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm
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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.

Something Old...

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.

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Something New...

My entire wedding ensemble--dress, jewelry, lingerie, headband--are new, so that explains it.

Something Borrowed...

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.


Something Blue...

My bouquet!

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  • Last updated on December 10, 2011 at 4:49 am
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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!

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  • Last updated on November 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm
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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.

Photography--jackiesue photography  

Bouquet and Hobby Lobby 

Dress--fionavogue on

Necklace--Jewelry Baker 

Headband--Sara's Boutique


Invitations--Kendrick Kreations 

Save the Dates--Zazzle 

Tuxedoes--Men's Wearhouse 

Bridesmaids' Dresses--David's Bridal 

Bridesmaids' Shoes and Cake 

 Guestbook--rfrantzdesign on etsy