Jun 20, 2009

  • Last updated on April 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm
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I gave my girls the decision on the dresses -each got to pick out a dress from David's in the color "marine" with a sash color "rose petal". The only restrictions other than color was that it has to be floor length doesn't have a lot of detail around the waist area that makes the sash look awkward, lol. My girls made some great choices-I love every dress!

My super awesome MOH! aka twin sister : )

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Her hairpiece

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I don't have pictures of the other girls in their dresses yet, (and Davids Bridal website won't let me copy and paste the pics-boo) but here are their choices

Natalie (best friend since 6th grade!)


Amber (best friend in highschool)


Kasi (younger sis)


The girls will be carrying pink hydrangea bouquets. My florist is spraying the hydrangea so that the pink shade will match their sashes : )

And here's how it came out-I loved how each girl got to choose their personal style in the dresses

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  • Last updated on March 17, 2009 at 3:24 am
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Bride s look photo 1   Bride s look photo 2

Bride s look photo 3


These are dyeables from Payless

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(they look a tad yellow in this pic-but they are white)

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I decided to wear my hair all down, this was a practice run I did at home

I purchased the veil from CuteBrides on ebay and loved it-elbow length (it actually went almost to my fingertips) with beaded edge for $23

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  • Last updated on March 7, 2009 at 11:09 am
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My engagement ring! all I told him was that I liked princess cut, and he picked it out himself. I think it's beautiful : )

The Rings photo 1  The Rings photo 2

His wedding band-four small diamonds in the middle with brushed texture to the sides of the diamond, then polished finish all the way around.

  The Rings photo 3

My set                                             Just the band-you can see the detail better here

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  • Last updated on January 28, 2009 at 4:35 am
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*make miss piggy wedding dress for guestbook table

*make and mail invites

*get fabric for church drape

*order favor bags

*order linens

*find stands for stage pomanders

*buy guestbook

*buy cardbox

*buy toating flutes

*decide on decorations for headtable

*buy cake knife/server

*buy fabric for church decoration

*order centerpieces

*make song lists/CD for DJ (reception)

*make ceremony CD

*write vows!

*get candles for fireplace mantle at reception hall

*meet with Linda about cake

*meet with Carol about flowers

*premarital counseling!

*make programs

*get more flowers for my bouquet

*make pomanders for stage

*get bm gifts

*get groomsmen gifts

*get parents gifts

*flower girl gifts

* make FG basket

*put together must have shots for photographer

*find small photo frame/brooch for cake

*get flower girl dresses

*order vinyl for dance floor (ebay)

*write vows!

*select unity ceremony wording

*get ribbon for unity ceremony

*get alterations done!

*get candy for favor bags

*hair and make up trial

*get passports!!!

*book honeymoon

*make reserved signs for pews (6)

*make reserved signs for reception tables (8?)

*get ribbon for cake

*contact cake lady and send her the ribbon

*make FG headband

*make instructions for reception advice book

*add white sashes to FG dresses

*make nail appointment

*get more cardstock for programs

*get basket for programs

*make hair flower for reception

*Rafy's bout

  • Last updated on January 11, 2009 at 2:35 pm
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First dance- Brian Littrell "Grace of my Life"

Father/daughter dance-Mark Harris "find your wings"

There will definately be a lot of salsa dancing, it is how FI and I met ; )


Reception photo 1



Inspiration                                           Our cake

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Toasting Flutes

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Reception photo 5

We will also use pink and white rose petals on the table around these candle holders, and our favors-candy in pink bags-will be at each setting for a pop of color against the navy tablecloths

Pics of our cps,reserved signs, and favors the day of

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We're going to have navy blue tablecloths and white chair covers with navy blue sashes.

Day of look:

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For our sweetheart table, we'll have a white tablecloth with a silve table runner. We will decorate it with a couple of the bms bouquets and candles

I really like how it turned out-simple but elegant

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 Grand Exit

We'll use streamers for our exit instead of birdseed or bubbles

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I used all white streamers

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 Our Getaway Ride

My Dad ownes this wagon and the horses and he is going to drive us away

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This was one of the funnest parts of the day!

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  • Last updated on January 2, 2009 at 10:15 am
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This is my inspiration pic for the pews....

We will decorate the pews like this, except that the ribbon will be navy blue

This is a pic of my first pomander ball, just waiting on the ribbon. My first DIY!

Ceremony ideas photo 1

 Unfortunately, the aisle was SUPER narrow, and I couldn't use these for the pews. I wouldn't have made it down the aisle with my Dad or new hubby without knocking into everyone. Comical maybe, but not the look I was going for ; ) Fortunately, my Mom did make good use of them. She hung them on a sign outside the church that said "Jessica & Rafael say I do today"

 Ceremony Music Selections

Seating the parents- Parent's Prayer. Preformed by a family friend, originally by Steven Curtis Chapman

Wedding Party Processional-"Tale as Old as Time"-from Beauty and the Beast (instrumental version)

Bridal Processional-"Bridal Chorus"-guitar solo

Recessional- "I feel good"-James Brown : )


Rafael/Jessica, I choose you to be my husband/wife for life;

to be my lover, friend, and closest companion.

I promise to share your joys and comfort you in your sorrows,

...to stand by your side when we are in abundance and when we are in need,

...to respect you and encourage you,

...to do my best to make you happy,

...and help you achieve the desires of your heart.

I vow to love you with my whole heart, for the rest of our days.

Unity Ceremony

Today, Jessica and Rafael have chosen to tie three strands of ribbon together into a single cord.

The white strands represents God.

The blue strand represents the groom.

And the pink strand represents the bride.


In tying these three strands together, the couple have demonstrated that their marriage is more than a joining of two lives together. It is a unity with God as well.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”