Jul 11, 2010
I knew I would do our invites instead of ordering them. I used 2 50% off coupons at Michael's to get the Brides damask invites. When I opened the box I wasn't impressed. There was just too much white for my liking, I wanted more color. So I took on this huge task of lining them with yellow and black cardstock. I had to hand trim all of them =( I wanted to add another splash of color with the ribbon instead of the black that is included. Again another trip to Michael's and FI found this perfect yellow damask ribbon and it was only $1! I grabbed everyone that they had. FI wanted to bling out the invitation slightly, I wanted it make it really sparkly, but he won. I looked on line and saw these gorgeous square jewels, but they were $4 a piece and that wasn't in the budget. I was looking aroudn Joanne's one morning and found a bag of 52 square jems for $3, they were perfect! I used my cricut machine to make the "M" and the swirl on the bottom. And then I ordered return address labels from vistaprint saying "The soon to be Mrs. Lastname". So here they are! I am so proud of them and I can't wait for my guests to see them!
FI's only request when it came to my hair on our wedding day was for it not to be all up. For me that is kinda hard, but when I started looking at all the hair inspiration pictures, there were so many down and half up dos that I love. I knew that I wanted to have a hair flower of some sort and that I wanted to wear a cathedral veil for the ceremony.
The hair flower that I bought from fellow PWer Sparkle
I am in love with this hair flower, it was everything I hoped it to be. It matches my dress perfectly. I will wear this with my hair side swept on the right side and all my hair will be soft, loose curls.
This is my veil inspiration
I've never seen a bride with her hair all down and a veil. I love this look!
I work in a floral shop and my flowers are very important, but at the same time I don't want to invest so much money into them. So finding something that I can compromise with has been extremely hard. This is what I've been thinking right now, but may change....
I will be doing cream roses, yellow mini cala lillies and white alstromeria.
Yellow mini cala lillies (I love the wrapped bear grass!)
The Bridesmaid's Bouquet
I haven't decided which one I like more. The flowers will be yellow.
My old manager had mentioned that she had gotten married at the barn and I looked into early on, but then we decided that we were going to get married in Vegas, so I didn't give it anymore thoughts. Then we looked at the budget and we decided to move it in state. So I was drawn back to the barn again, this time they didn't have our orginal date open, but we decided to check on it anyways. Once we stepped inside, I was in love. I love how its so natural and open, it's a blank canvas. They don't charge you to set up or clean up. They only charge you when you're having fun! You can bring in your own alcohol, which was a plus for us, and you can decide what caterer you like. The silo acts as the bar, which is super cool. We'll host our cocktail hour in the market square, which is outside in the back. I loved that they have a gazebo that you can have your ceremony in, that's where we'll have our ceremony. I'm so glad that I looked here! The pictures were taken here on our scouting trip with my parents, another party was setting up for a wedding that was taking place later.
I love love shoes! When I started thinking about my big day shoes I knew I needed something with a huge heel (I'm 5" 1 and FI is 6" 4) to attempt to make us look somewhat less awkward and that I wanted some bling! I was going through fellow brides bios and I saw this pair and I knew that I had to have them. FI caught me drooling over them and was shocked by the price. They were 100 bucks! He thought it would be outrageous to spend that much on a single pair that I would probably only wear one day. I researched and researched until I found a site that had them 10 dollars cheaper and then I found an online coupon for 20% off plus free shipping! I got them for 70 which is much more reasonable!
The online's description:
Liz Rene by Benjamin Walk Women's TATIANA
Whether you're out to catch the bouquet or catch serious attention, the Tatiana platform sandals from Liz Rene are all you need. Dyeable satin upper in a slip on dress sandal style with a square open toe. Pleated symmetrical vamp features center-tied rhinestone embellished straps. Smooth lining and cushioned insole. Platform midsole, leather outsole, 3 1/2 inch heel.
They arrived today!!!! I am in love with them!!!