Jan 30, 2010
I *love* when brides have loose, long waves and leave their hair down (like PW HMM & Kristeen) but sadly I have funky, thin hair that would NOT stay cute that way, so alas, I will have an updo. I want a low, messy sidebun with lots of volume around my face (even thought I dont have it, i want the illusion of lots of hair) haha
<< need some "bump" with my bun though!! :)
<i think her bun is just a little too much "to the side" for me
<< Brittany's hair color is *perfection* i will be adding some caramel lowlights...
<< Dear Hairdresser, Please dont make me look like this! ;O
~ ~ ~ ~** ~~~ mAkE mE uP ~~~ ** ~~~~
i LOVE bold, smoky eyes and thick eyelashes, so these are a must for my "big day" face... neutral, glossy lips..
We will be having a very large wedding party (all because of FI!!): 9 groomsmen, 8 bridesmaids, 2 junior BM's, 1 flower girl & 1 ring bearer! :)
My 2 matrons of honor (BFF & sister- no way to choose between them!!) will be in champagne with latte sashes
My bridesmaids picked out their own style floor length dresses from David's Bridal-- all in "latte" color.
My junior bridesmaids have similar DB dresses in "truffle."
Our flowergirl, Miss Kinley :) Ivory dress with truffle sash.
Our groomsmen will be sporting a choclate brown tux, similar to this:
But with latte vests & ties. Groom will be in an ivory vest & tie.
Our ring bearer will be in a Chocoalte suit with chocolate vest and tie.
As so many other brides, I have been completely inspired by kristeen (pw)'s all white bouquet :)
I will be wrapping it in ivory satin and using the broach that i wore as MOH in my sister's wedding :)
Here is my bouquet:
My ladies will have ivory and green mixed-flower bouquets.
Our flower girl will have an all ivory pomander fashioned after my bridal bouquet with a chocolate satin ribbon.
Our GM's will not have boutineers, but square pocketfolds, made out of the same material of the BM dresses.
We are in the processing of finding & booking a caterer and have decided to go with a New Orleans theme buffet. This is significant to Ryan & I because he lived there for a year, helping to restore after Hurricane Katrina. It was a long year for him to be gone, but I got to visit every month and we have some of the best memories from that city!!
So, here are some of our menu inspirations:
~ Hor D'Ouerves ~
- Mini Crabcakes with remoulade sauce
- Cajun in a Blanket (andouille sausage en croute with Creole mustard)
- Cold seafood spread with crackers/pita points
- Remoulade with Vegetable Crudites
- Assorted Cheeses
~ Dinner Entrees & Sides ~
- Kickin' Creole Chicken
- French Quarter Chicken
- Voodoo Jambalaya
- Shrimp Creole
- Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage & Chicken
- Louisiana /gumbo
- Red Beans & Rice
- Dirty Rice
- Seafood-Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Fried Green Tomatoes with Chipotle Aioli
~ Drinks ~
- Keg Beer, Wine, Champagne, & Non-Alcoholic options
- Pat O' Brien's Hurricane Punch (YUM!!)