Jun 26, 2010

  • Last updated on July 13, 2010 at 11:42 am
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Summer Bay Resort---LAS VEGAS!!!!!

Honeymoon my aunt rocks photo 1Honeymoon my aunt rocks photo 2Honeymoon my aunt rocks photo 3Honeymoon my aunt rocks photo 4

  • Last updated on July 13, 2010 at 11:38 am
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my first fitting...

A Pink dress OMG photo 1A Pink dress OMG photo 2A Pink dress OMG photo 3

I'm not able to post my bridal proofs...stupid reserved rights>:-(

But if you want a look may be worth it. Platinum Photography by Lorenzo is awesome. I had sooo much fun!!!!! Tell me whatcha think:-)

                     > event name: Hughes bridal session


I do have some non-pro pix though:)

A Pink dress OMG photo 4A Pink dress OMG photo 5A Pink dress OMG photo 6A Pink dress OMG photo 7A Pink dress OMG photo 8


  • Last updated on July 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm
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We came up with the color scheme, chose the paper sizes, bought ribbon, downloaded free trial of Publisher and went to work! (the camera didn't pick up the actual colors but they were a perfect match)

All paper was cardstock...we had the invitation with the ribbon as an accessory, the RSVP cards were mailed according to the number in the party (from 1 person to family of 6), and the directions card. We tucked the direction card and RSVP card under the ribbon; giving the illusion of a gift. I didn't get a pic of the steel gray envelopes we used. 

My DIY projects so proud of myself photo 1

My aisle runner...I figured out what I did wrong after it was all done but I'm still so proud of myself! Never-mind the blue painter's tape;-) 

My DIY projects so proud of myself photo 2

This is what it looks like now, my guest least until I put it in a frame. 

My DIY projects so proud of myself photo 3

My cardbox...that I forgot to take to the reception site :-( I was sooo proud of this... blood, sweat and blisters and no one got to see it.

My DIY projects so proud of myself photo 4


  • Last updated on April 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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First custom monogram, thanks to ALEX, has been completed! Now working on doing other basic ones...

And Two Became One photo 1 not understanding why this is showing up blue??? But if you know why, please tell me what I need to do. The blue is actually purple and the S has a gray outline.

And Two Became One photo 2Our 1st walk as Mr & Mrs!!!!!!!!!




~ By: Mari Nichols-Haining ~

Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...

Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
Who won't hold them against me,
Who loves me when I'm unlikable,
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me...

Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold...

Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love in friendship...

Because marriage is a discipline
To be added to a list of achievements...

Because marriages do not fail, people fail
When they enter into marriage
Expecting another to make them whole...

Because, knowing this,
I promise myself to take full responsibility
For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
I create me,
I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
Together we create our marriage...

Because with this understanding
The possibilities are limitless.


  • Last updated on April 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm
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Few pics of the reception site BEFORE... The ballroom has a patio the length of the building and is accessible from the 3 doors. Luckily the center just ordered umbrellas, so we can actually use the space and not have people baking in the June sun:) 

Before and After Events that is photo 1Before and After Events that is photo 2

Before and After Events that is photo 3Before and After Events that is photo 4

Before and After Events that is photo 5perfect spot for the dessert/candy bar...yummy!!!

  • Last updated on April 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm
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Colors and Shoes photo 1Colors and Shoes photo 2 with a pinch of Colors and Shoes photo 3 kinda

MOH and MOH gowns didn't change except both are going to be platinum w/concord bands...can't wait to get actual pictures:)

BMs still had a choice of 2 to choose from...both in all platinum. 

The swatches aren't really doing the shoes justice but they are a perfect match...really!!!

SHOES SHOES SHOES, makes me happy happy happy!!! All but 2 girls are wearing these sexy numbers:)


Kelly & Katie Sophia T-Strap Platform Sandal

I can't post my gown picture but I CAN post my shoes!!!!!

Colors and Shoes photo 4 

I really wanted the louboutin's, prada's, gucci's, but at the end of the day...I got a huge deal on my gown and none of the shoes would have gone with it:( 

I think I may be on my way to being a budget savvy bride. We saved tons of $$ so far...can't wait to tally up!