LLauRRa

WEDDING DATE:

Oct 10, 2009

LLauRRa
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Hiya!

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I just thought I would add a post about my blog for any fellow blog readers out there! I am planning on posting lots and lots of DIY goodies and a play by play of my wedding planning. I'm a former bridal consultant and a current freelance graphic designer, and full time dork, so if anyone wants to come along for the ride, I would love for you to stop by my blog! Also, if you do decide to subscribe to my blog, let me know because I would love to read yours as well!

-Laura :)

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artsybride.wordpress.com

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The BRIDE and GROOM

Hi there! I am a Dallas, Texas bride and I am about 6 months out (as of 3/10) from Wedding Day!! My name is Laura and my fiance is Russell. I love Russell more than I previously realized possible. I have an adorable mini-weenie dog named Tinkerbell, and Russell has a gorgeous siamese kitty named Dollie. The thought of our little family merging makes me excited and gives me butterflies of lovie goodness. We are a nerdy artsy couple. We are interested in politics, art, indie films, old films, most films :), animals, travel, japanese culture, vintage American culture, the Dallas Mavericks, and technology. I am a artsy craftster and he is a passionate gamer/sports buff. 

The GOALS

1) Stay focused on Mr. Ninja (Russell), the fact that the only thing that really matters is that I am getting to spend the rest of my life with him, and that it is okay if not everything goes perfectly according to plan.

2) Personalize our wedding. I want to DIY as much as humanly possible, and as cheap as humanly possible while still being cool and classy.

The BUDGET

Our budget is $10,000 for EV.ER.Y.THING. I think that is a great amount. I don't think it is reasonable for us to give a single penny more to an industry that has been blown out of proportion. I think if I DIY as much as I can and keep priorities straight then all will be peachy keen. 

The VENUE

We will be joining hearts and lives at the Plano Centre in (you guessed it) Plano, Texas. It is a beautiful conference center that holds many different kinds of events. There is a gorgeous lit fountain in front of it. It has several rooms of different sizes and they provide catering in house which makes things ever so easy. 

The DRESS

I ordered my dress on 3/25, and it is due in by 7/25/09. It is a beautiful ivory silk taffeta draped gown with gorgeous bits of lace delicately embellishing a few key areas by Allure Bridals. The back has pickups and lace with a gorgeous train. There are both buttons and a corset, lace up back. I used to work at a bridal salon. I went in to look at dresses and the owner said she knew right away what dress I would pick. I tried it on and fell in love. I tried others on, but my mind kept drifting back to number one. The shop owner is giving me a killer deal on it, and I can't wait to wear it!! It is strapless though, and that's not my thing, so I am knitting a shrug in teal to match our color theme to go over my arms. I might even make a beautiful flower to go on it too. I already got my shoes at DSW and again, got a GREAT deal. I knew I could get some pretty shoes and not spend a ridiculous amount. At $10, I believe I won that battle.

The BLOG

Want to follow my DIY projects and experiences? Visit artsybride.wordpress.com and I will keep you posted on my progress!