Mar 06, 2010
We got so many pictures (about 300, but that is ENOUGH to doubt which one is your favorite) that there had to be some for the giggles. Well here we go:
"How to squeeze myself in a car while wearing a wedding dress" by Sandra
"The jump" by Darren & Sandra
"I will carry you inside babes" by Darren
"I like to be me" by Sandra
"Lets walk in that supermarket and make some fun pics" by Ria
"So beautiful" by Sandra
To show that a wedding doesnt has to be expensive to make it worth dreaming for. Darren & I decided to have 2 weddings, while living apart from each other, and everything on a budget. To give a little inside look in our Budget-Wonderful-Wedding in the Netherlands:
Dress: Pronovias Laica (bought over preownedweddingdresses.com) €275,-
Heels: Unlisted (bought from PWer D1rty) €30,-
Undergarment: Poirier (new) €120,- // gift from friends
Cardigan: WE Women (On clearance) €14,95
Hairflower: Market €2,95
Pants: H&M (On clearance) €24,90
Shirt: V&D (On clearance) €8,- // JCPennys (On clearance) €15,-
Vest: JCPennys (On clearance) €22,-
Tie: V&D (On clearance) €7,-
Shoes: Converse All Stars (On clearance) € 44,95
Copy of birthcertificate: €11,-
2 Apostilles: €29,-
Secured shipping: €20,-
Costs for a Saturday ceremony: €275,-
Invitations: * Design by our friend Jeremy Downs http://www.jeremyrdowns.com for FREE
* Prints by http://www.drukwerkdeal.nl €45,-
* Envelopes: Hallmark €4,50
* Stamps: appr. €7,-
Engagement ring: Zales $...
His wedding band: Local jewelry shop $160,-
Her wedding band: Gift from a dear friend (Resizing cost €30,-)
Bouquet: Local flowershop, made by my aunt € ....
Boutonniere: Local flowershop, made by my aunt € ....
Ribbon: Michaels €5,-
Total: +/- €60,-
Ria Kneepkens by Woodstock Fotografie http://www.woodstockfotografie.nl/main.php For pictures before the wedding and during ceremony. All pics high-res on CD, and copies of her favourites.
Hairstylist / MUA:
Hair >> A friend: trial / day off, €70,- (But a gift from my parents!)
Make-up >> A friend: FREE
High tea decor: goodwill shop €32,- // borrowing from family & friends
Candles/votives: IKEA €30,-
Flags: internet shops €20,-
Table linens: € ....
Total: €82,- so far
Total: € ....
Hotel at our wedding night: ???? a friend arranged this € FREE
Car-service: Ford Thunderbird '65 € FREE
Honeymoon: Undecided €....
Grand total so far: € 1594,25 // $ 2190,28
Our tea-side of the wedding so far:
Our tea-side of the wedding so far:
Our rock-side of the wedding so far:
His hair like it used to be:
Thanks to the lovely Mrs. C. Norton for letting me borrow her pic!
Our invitation inspiration:
Our escort to teh courthouse (credits to my sis friends!)
I wish that my sis & bf still had this car!!
I'm considering to have a very "untraditional" wedding look for the Netherlands wedding. I did think of it before, but I think that all the American people would faint at our wedding, if they would see me like that ;) So now we're officially planning 2 weddings, and our NL wedding is so off-weddingish already...
Note to Darren, the dear FI: (Cause I know you read our/my profile every now and then lol)
Its just a crazy idea, nothing is set & done yet. So dont freak out loooool.
** The Dress
Can be found under "The Dress II"
** The Shoes
** The Hair
Credits: Fuller Edge Photography
More eye candy: http://fulleredgeblog.com/post-151/Angel-Craig-Calgary-Wedding-Photographer
Credits: Vivian Hui
More eye candy: http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2009/08/the-eyes-have-it/
More eye candy: http://offbeatbride.com/2009/07/rockabilly-wedding#more-2550
** The Make-up:
Born: 1981 New Orleans (LA) USA
Loves: music, food & videogames.
Music: Darren used to sing in a band called Fuego http://www.myspace.com/fuegoroots, they played a tour with other bands on the East Coast of the US and he loved every tiny bit of it. Check a small video of one of his gigs here:
http://s143.photobucket.com/albums/r153/aloN_Photography/nightlife/Fuego at The Bar/?action=view¤t=DSCF5717.flv
http://s143.photobucket.com/albums/r153/aloN_Photography/nightlife/Fuego at The Bar/?action=view¤t=DSCF5718.flv
http://s143.photobucket.com/albums/r153/aloN_Photography/nightlife/Fuego at The Bar/?action=view¤t=DSCF5719.flv
(Copy / paste entire link in your web browser)
Food: he loves everything as long as its spicey, hot and Southern. On my first trip to Louisiana he gave me a present, I copy of the River Road Receipe Book. Southern home-made food on it's best. So far I'm in love with the pecan bars *yumm*
Videogames: He's hooked up to consoles ever since he got born, thats why we love each other. He plays all kinda games, online most of the times. Tried his best to get his 1st platinum trophy on PSN and finally got it for FallOut3.
His wedding look: he didnt want to wear a suit or a tuxedo and seemed to be relieved when I told him I was not expecting him to. He could live with my wish not to wear a Hawaiian shirt, and he loves the idea of wearing flip-flops.
His look so far:
* Grey linen dressed pants by H&M
* White slimfit shirt by JCPenney
(Ooow did I mention that he LOVES hats in general ;)))
Name: Sandra P.S.M. J.
Born: January 30, 1984. Weert (LB) The Netherlands
Loves: music, yoga and videogames.
Music: I loooove music, always played instruments and even took music classes in high school. I did several workshops in singing pop & jazz, and eventually bought my own set of turntables. I love the tunes of vocal house music, I been to more raves (>10.000 people) then I can remember, and I can be found on 2 DVD's of them ;)
I played once in a club, I felt sick all night cause of the nerves and never went back out there. My DJ name used to be: La Ziva http://partyflock.nl/artist/41076:La_Ziva.html was known around the Southern of Holland rave scene as LadyY http://partyflock.nl/user/263575:Lady_Y.html
Yoga: my dream and desire, to bring back yoga in my life. It makes me feel at eased, comfortable, I dont feel stress and my spirit is 1 with my body. I used to take yoga classes at this small studio, when I worked at my former job. My teacher was Janneke, and I adored her. http://www.deyogastudio.nl/ Now I live 40 miles away from the studio, and still thinking to go back there and take classes once a week.
My ultimate dream is to go on a Yoga Vacation; spending my days taking lessons, relax, healthy food and environment.
Videogames: I'm a geek and I love it! Have been playing videogames since I was 10years old and always kept on doing it. Made me find the man of my dreams too! Hooked up to the Playstation3 for 2 years by now, and even made it to Warhawk Legend: http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=warhawk&message.id=986948&query.id=189929#M986948
Her wedding look: bridal, but not over the top. White dress: yes, but nothing to princess-like or so. My pictures can be found under "The Dress II" what will be pop-up when we're buddies. Feel free to send me a friends request, note: you have to have an active profile to be accepted :).
More pictures of him & her:
And with our good friends Jason & Kate, who are hopefully will be able to attend to our The Netherlands wedding, and will be Darrens witnesses :)