Oct 05, 2013
Since we are so far out from the big day, I am not even thinking about trying on dresses yet. I plan to wait until next fall to do that. However, that naturally hasn't stopped me from looking! :)
If one of these doesn't end up being "the dress" it will probably be something really similar.
Maggie Sottero Devine Maggie Sottero Kendra
(pre trying anything on these two below are front runners)
Maggie Sottero Nicolette Maggie Sottero Priscilla
(can you tell I'm head over heels for Maggie Sottero?! lol)
Private Label by G 1311 Private Lable by G 1345
And THENNNNN there's the outlier. It is nothing like any of the other dresses, and I'm not even sure I like it. My fiance adores it and it is kind of growing on me. I may give it a shot just because it is different and not at all what people would expect me to wear, but I have to be well on my way to my weight loss goals to even consider this one!
Sottero and Midgley Adorae Rose
After much back and forth, I have settled on eight girls. The wedding party will definitley be on the bigger side, but these girls (friends and family) are all incredibly important to me and I couldn't imagine getting married without any of them beside me!
Maid of Honor:
My sister Ally. I feel like I look the same but she's grown up so much since this picture :)
Matron of Honor:
My cousin Julie (with her son/my ring bearer!) Chrismas '92. Julie helping me read :)
Jordan - friend from high school and current housemate at PSU (oldddddd pic lol)
Brittany - my other half in high school/BFF (another old one!)
Amber - another friend from high school and fellow bride to be. I will be in her wedding Sept '12
Deanna, Jess and Maribeth - all best friends from undergrad at Susquehanna
Maggie - Julie's daughter. 1st pic is much older, but my favorite of the two of us :) She will be 6
Natalie - My little cousin. She is a ball of personality and the same age as the ring bearer. She'll be 4.
We both really want a fall wedding. My favorite color is orange, so fall is the perfect time to use orange in the decor/attire/etc.
I really like the rich colors of fall - burnt oranges, deep reds, and dark browns. I am trying to figure out a way to combine the ideas of a vintage carnival with fall elegance. I think with all of this inspiration, I can do it! :)
My Colors (generally):
(I saved this a LONG time ago, so if you recognize it as yours please let me know and I will give you credit. I cannot for the life of me remember where I picked this up)
My Inspiration Board:
I got most of these from websites:
Blogs: 2 days in the rain, affairs at a glance, eventpros.wordpress., weddingplannin.blogspot, ruffledblog.com, Other sites: Craft Gossip, weddingbee.com, somethingturquoise.com, valeriekirklandweddingplanning.com
There are a few pictures that, like the color palette, I have had for a really long time and can't remember where they came from. If they are yours, don't hesitate to tell me!!
Once Jeffrey moved to State College, we got our little baby! We had been looking for a long time for a Goldendoodle to adopt but that was next to impossible. Neither of us wanted to purchase a dog and adopting a Goldendoodle just wasn't working. So we started to look at local shelters and we found Olivia! She is a five year old poodle-bichon mix and absolutely wonderful. :)
Curled in a blanket!! Learning Mergers & Acquisitions with mom!
Nap with Dad! Pre-haircut
This is one of the first rings we looked at when we started ring shopping. It was the first one I found that I really loved. We then thought about doing a custom ring from a local jeweler in State College, but Jeffrey went with this one because he didn't want to wait any longer and the price was a little more reasonable (which was perfectly fine with me!!)
(all of my friends gave me a hard time about having my nails done...that usually never happens! But it actually WASN'T just for the picture. lol I had been doing them all week to try to curb the biting habit!)