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WEDDING DATE:

Jun 12, 2010

al0626
  • Last updated on May 18, 2010 at 4:59 am
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Thrown by the WONDERFUL ladies in my family, oh how i love them <333  the theme was pink, obvi :)

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  • Last updated on May 15, 2010 at 5:08 am
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The RD will be held at Appalachian Brewing Company, which i'm VERY excited about!!  We'll be having an array of seafood...imagine that ;)

 

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  • Last updated on May 12, 2010 at 1:32 am
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well, yesterday we finally got our marriage license!  here's to p dub tradition!

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we got back, and danny set up a "picnic" in our old apartment to celebrate (since our grill is still over there lol)  we had champagne, BANGING steak and asparagus on the grill, and smoores for dessert!  he's so, so sweet..

picnic setup!

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our MASSIVE steak and grilled asparagus =)

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we made mimosas!

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mmm its been so long since we've had smoores..

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one month to go <3

  • Last updated on May 6, 2010 at 10:44 am
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thrown by my coworkers!! they're soooo sweet.  it was also an UTTER surprise, which is why my hair is so whack!  we just got off the motorcycle...LOL

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  • Last updated on April 27, 2010 at 5:46 am
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well girls, i ended up ordering 2 diff bpic books. after reading several posts about blurb.com i decided to order one from them. and i've gotta be honest, I was really disappointed with it!  It was TINY and some of my images were cropped strangely, even cutting out my head in some of the photos!

well, i knew I could get a better book, so thanks to laurasweets post about her guest book from mixbook, I decided to give them a go, and I LOVE IT!  the book is HUGE, cost only about $36 with a coupon, and the quality is out of this world.  Here are some photos:

blurb on left, mixbook on right, front cover:

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blurb had some photo editing options, but mixbook had a ton more.  i only got about 16-18 photos from my photog to use, so this was important. inside cover or blurb book:  eh, its ok...

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and of the mixbook:  

mixbook vs blurb photo 3  omg love it 

mixbook, the photos came out SO clear!!

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examples of the cropping issues I had with blurb:

mixbook vs blurb photo 5 <---cut off entire upper left photo!  even some of my face!

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here's the mixbook photo, which not only cropped it exactly how I wanted, but also has an AWESOME "extend the picture across 2 pages" option.  i think its sooo much cooler:

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mixbook also has awesome reflection effects, which I made my fave page of the whole book out of:

mixbook vs blurb photo 8 <-- it says "You've gotta breathe her, really taste her, til you can feel her in your blood..and when you can see your unborn children in her eyes, you know you really love a woman"  and I never woulda come up with it if it wasn't for the reflection function!! LOL

SO, for about the same money, I got a FLIPPING AWESOME book frommixbook.com, and would not rec blurb.  Hope this helps you out ladies!! <3

 

  • Last updated on April 27, 2010 at 2:43 am
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my incredible mother in law and the women of danny's family threw me an AMAZING surprise shower!  i've never felt so loved in my whole life!

the surprise!  there was a WALL of women going all the way up the steps and on the balcony when I walked in the door!  very overwhelming!!

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danny, me and momma, who made the 2.5 hour trip! <3

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some details:

beautifully decorated

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tons of food and wine!

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present from my momma <3

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one stack of gifts!!  

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his and her stacks, so cute!

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jello shots with nana...my fave part!! ;)

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cutting my MASSIVE cake, which I didn't get a picture of (but I know someone did!!)

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they did the coolest thing. two days before, they invterviewed danny and asked him a bunch of questions and recorded him!  so then they would ask me the same questions and play the tape back.  it was SUCH a good idea, everyone loved it and it made me cry so many times!!  everytime i got an answer wrong, i had to put a marshmallow in my mouth! it was hilarious:

tough to see, but I look like a chipmunk!

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it really makes you see who your real friends and the important ppl in ur life are.  my one bridesmaid flew in from illinois and had to leave the next morning  JUST to come to this!  now, i'm SUPER excited for the wedding!!!

<3