Jan 30, 2010

  • Last updated on May 11, 2009 at 4:34 am
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I will be doing bridal portraits before the wedding.. and I want to go with a very urban/downtown feel.. here is how i would like to do my hair (clip in extensions = necessity) :)

Bridal Portraits Inspiration photo 1

and some inspirations poses:

Bridal Portraits Inspiration photo 2Bridal Portraits Inspiration photo 3Infinity Bridal session New York City NYCtrash dress New York City Picture Infinity StudiosBridal Portraits Inspiration photo 4<< PW jennelise (how cute!!)

  • Last updated on May 11, 2009 at 3:58 am
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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

Hair Makeup Wonders photo 1  << i LOVE megan joy's hair here!!


Hair Makeup Wonders photo 2<< need some "bump" with my bun though!! :)

Hair Makeup Wonders photo 3<i think her bun is just a little too much "to the side" for me

Hair Makeup Wonders photo 4<< Brittany's hair color is *perfection* i will be adding some caramel lowlights...

Hair Makeup Wonders photo 5<< 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..

Hair Makeup Wonders photo 6

Hair Makeup Wonders photo 7

Hair Makeup Wonders photo 8Hair Makeup Wonders photo 9

Hair Makeup Wonders photo 10Hair Makeup Wonders photo 11Hair Makeup Wonders photo 12


  • Last updated on April 17, 2009 at 6:32 am
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THE dress photo 1THE dress photo 2THE dress photo 3





  • Last updated on April 17, 2009 at 6:29 am
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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.

Bridal Party Style  - Strapless satin side ruched ball gown with beaded bodice and organza insert.Bridal Party Style  - Strapless satin ball gown with criss-cross ruched bust and beading.Bridal Party Style  - Long strapless satin A-line dress with sweetheart neckline.Bridal Party Style  - Satin empire ball gown with chiffon halter and ruched sash.Bridal Party Style F13573Latte - Strapless Satin A-line with Pleated Chiffon Bodice and Side Drape

My junior bridesmaids have similar DB dresses in "truffle."


Our flowergirl, Miss Kinley :) Ivory dress with truffle sash.

Our Bridal Party Outfits photo 1Our Bridal Party Outfits photo 2

Our groomsmen will be sporting a choclate brown tux, similar to this:

Our Bridal Party Outfits photo 3 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.

  • Last updated on April 17, 2009 at 6:05 am
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As so many other brides, I have been completely inspired by kristeen (pw)'s all white bouquet :) Bouquets photo 1

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:

Bouquets photo 2

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.


  • Last updated on April 17, 2009 at 4:04 am
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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!!)