May 29, 2009
My Boss wanted to throw me a Lingerie shower...yes.. my boss! Thought it was funny. She's calling it a "personal shower though" and I'm sure it'll be lots of fun. Any who, here's the invite I did for the shower. What all do you do at a lingerie shower? Im not sure she knows either... like, what are some cool things we can do at the shower? I guess im not supposed to really be in on the planning, but I'd like to know. It's not like its the bachlorette party (....which my sister is planning and im scared of...lol..)
PS- A funny thing: I told my FI about the lingerie shower and he laughed hysterically at the thought of my boss in lingerie (she's in her 70's)... I had to tell him "honey, we're not actually wearing lingerie to the shower!"
FAIRY TALE MANOR
"Where dreams come true..."
The place we are getting married is very new. They just opened in January of this year. You can go to the website and see all the pictures. The owners / staff of the venue are great to work with. When you book with them you get a event coordinator & bridal assistant which has helped me tremendously, granted i am a lil' picky and im sure i am getting on their nerves! Didn't have to worry about linens and chairs either. They provide and we are talking Chaviari chairs. I was one of the first brides to book and since, they just keep adding to their already beautiful venue. I have my own bridal suite with a bathroom, closet and stocked refrigerator. Theirs a couch in there and a huge granite vanity for me and the girls. I sound like i should be one of their reps! Oh--- and there's also a "cold feet" door. Thought that was funny when he said it, but it really is a cold feet door! The only thing i didn't like is that everything is white in the ballroom, but then the owner said " i can paint my own canvas"... Well, not literally paint but he means it works with whatever color scheme i choose. Maybe not an ivory toned wedding though... but I agree, it left so much open to the imagination!
For our outside ceremony, we decided to hire a musician. It will help us avoid any technical problems with wires, plugs, and all of that.
The style of music: romantic Spanish guitar
There's nothing better than the sound of a classical guitar serenading you. We have chosen a guitarist by the name of Julio Patino. He is a wonderful musician who has been playing and performing for many many years. I searched everywhere in Dallas, posting ads and what not, for a classical guitarist hoping to find someone who sounds like him, but maybe not as pricey. Nothing. He travels all over so I thought it was too short notice to even try to get him. I finally just spoke with Mr. Patino and he was a DOLL! Genuinely nice and honest and I could tell right off the bat that he had a lot of experience with weddings. He even spoke with my father and they practically became friends. He assured me i wouldn't need a musician as long as I thought I would and my price dropped ALOT.... Im so excited! He's going to help create the romantic atmosphere that we are wanting for our Big Day!!!
FYI- If you find a musician through a gig master or booking agent, the price is very high! (I'm marrying a musician, i know these things)..... I went on a limb and contacted him personally because i figured he spoke Spanish and that was why he relied on agents and what not. It worked out better for the both of us!
As requested ;) ----- I will add more as I find all my pics! The black dress is the actual bridesmaid dress we are using! Flowers are Hydrangeas in both white and green. These are also the actual invitations...done by me! My cake is off/white with green butterflies cascading around it! Like the cake in Martha Stewart's cover for Spring Weddings 2009!
Okay... so im a graphic designer. I found a lot of really cool websites where i could build a wedding site, but none of them let me be as creative as I wanted to be. So i just made my own using wix. I will probably change it out the closer we get to our day, but this will do for now! Check it out!! Tell me what you think...
Maribella by Maggie Sottero
Bought this brand new with tags, not a sample dress, my exact size (except length) on ebay for $500!!!! I made the store an offer and they accepted it! Came with my Maggie Sottero Certificate and arrived in less than a week. Absolutely stunning and more beautiful than the one i tried on at a very upscale boutique here in Dallas. Cost $1500 retail! My aunt is a seamstress and will be doing my alterations.
The color is Diamond white and when the light hits the dress, it looks like lil' diamonds sparkling all over. We are having an outdoor candle lit ceremony and it will look stunning!!!
Message me if you would like the link to the store!