Sep 22, 2012
This is one element of my wedding day that makes me so excited.
I don't want to rush away the day of being coming a wife, but to know that our ceremony will be followed by riding in this lovely machine with the love of my life, makes me so very happy.
These bouquets are the inspiration for my bouquet. I have been thinking all along I was going to have a red roses or deep red calla lily bouquet.
It hit me out of the blue that I should have a carnation bouquet.
My mother passed away when I was 19. She didn't see my first wedding nor will she see this one. I wanted for her to be a part of my day in some way. Carnations were her favorite flower. I figured what better way to honour my mother on my wedding day than to carry a bouquet of her favorite flowers.
My plan is to have the bouquet of red carnations (red is my favorite colour) and wrap the bouquet with black ribbon. I am going to ask my former mother-in-law for a brooch to pin on the bouquet stem, as well as ask my FI's sister is she has a piece of jewelry that belonged to their mother, since FI's mother has passed as well.
I love how it is all coming together and to represent such important women in the shaping of who FI and I are as people and who we have become as adults. This may fast become the most important and sentimental element of my wedding day, beyond the fact that I am marrying the man of my dreams.
I hadn't given much thought to the idea of what to do with my bouquet after the ceremony. I came across a thread on the main forum and in there a bride, JackieG, mentioned hers was placed on her father's grave site and I love that idea. I am going to take mine to my mother's grave site and leave it there for her to enjoy!
Thank you so much, JackieG. I really hope you don't mind that I'm stealing your idea. It is done with the utmost respect and appreciation. xoxo
My wedding day shoe vision is red strappy, bowed or blinged.
I have searched the internet high and low for THE shoe. I haven't found it yet. Don't you worry your pretty litte bridal heads. I will be the victor in the battle of the red wedding shoe!!! I can and do wear 3" heels on a rather regular basis and don't want to go much higher than that on my wedding day. If I could get a sexy 2.5" that would be easy peasy.
These are my shoes! They are not as sexy as the inspiration shoes I've listed, but I love the look when I see them on my foot.
I don't wear a lot of make-up and I'm trying to keep my wedding day look very simple. I am going to do eyelash extensions long before the wedding to see how I like them, because it is one look that I think is so gorgeous. Long dark eyelashes are gorgeous and if I have to buy them, buy them I will.
My youngest daughter is amazing at doing make up and I would like for her to give it a try. It will be a challenge for her though because I know she is so picky she will be doing her own make up for the wedding and to ask for her to do mine too. I'm just not sure yet. I will get her to do a trial run one day soon and see how it looks.
As much as I don't wear a lot of make up, it is an element that adds so much. I really want to look like myself, but have that special make up, well done make glow about me.
- Find shoes
- Make Attendant Request Cards
- Get FI working on his annulment - working on it!
- escort card table ideas - decided
- mailing labels for rsvp cards
- figure out how to make my own bouquet or what I'm doing at least
- Make decision about day of transportation
- Get FI working on the next step of the annulment process
- bouquets for BM
- Corsage for Todd and Tyshaun
- Find silk robes
- Decide on hangers for the gowns for the girls
- Find the proper clutch
Before starting the list I had half a million things running through my mind, now it's blank! GRRRRR
- spray paint card box
- spray paint 'love' letters
- spray paint table number frames
- heart shape punch for the table escort
- find the silver clips for the escort table deal
- silver wire
- black fabric
- wooden frame for escort table
- Words for the 'Key To My Heart' shadowbox
- 'Have a drink on us'
- Donation cards
- Candy labels
'Sweet' words and 'Love' word
- finalize ceremony
- boutinneirs in for Todd, Ty and Mike
- flowers for Brenda
- Aisle runner
- memory candle
- wash vases
- spray paint keys
- print key tags
- print drink ticket
- get layout of programs
- print donation cards
- get pictures of Todd and I as children
- finalize pictures for the escort cards
- make wine glasses/beads
- engrave Todd's watch
- talk to Ruth about photographs
- ask Michelle to hand out programs