Apr 21, 2010
These are a selection of Engagement photos that I like from the gazillion that our photographer took. She came up to the Central Valley of California from San Diego and spent the day with us. For the most part, we stayed at California State University, Stanislaus and had a blast taking pictures there! I love the waterfall, the "lake" and the scenery in general! After that we went to Ripon and took a couple of shots by a little waterfall off the highway, then wrapped it up by taking some awesome photos on "Sally" ~ Brian's 'best girl' ~ his Motorcycle. I absolutely love all the motorcycle shots that were taken!!!
My two oldest ~ Joseph who is 22; He's in the Marine Corp & works at Jiffy Lube! :) And my 19 year old daughter Ashlee who is in her second year of college.
Here's a picture of my youngest daughter ~ Elyssa and I! And a picture of my two oldest and I :)
I'm still undecided on the flowers ~ my bouquet or the bridal party bouquets & boutieneres. Here's what I've narrowed it down to as far as bouquets are concerned!
Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!
Both of these next two photos are from a fellow DW Knottie from theKnot. These are my "inspirational" Photo Share Cards and Wedding Day Timeline cards that I want to create and put in the Welcome Bags.
Although they aren't 100% finished yet, here are my Palm Fans. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what I'm going to finish them off with. I was originally thinking of hot glueing a starfish on there, but tossed that idea aside. So, I believe I may just put a flower on there. Once I figure it out I'll post a picture here! :)
Here's an "inspriational board" that I made ~ Kinda highlights everything I'd like my wedding to be ~ some of the things I've already purchased or DIY'd, others are a work in progress!
Here's my Wedding Day Timeline and my PhotoShare Cards!! Yay!!
Here's a Hibiscus Hair Flower that I like and I'm thinking of getting for my hair.
Here's the veil I am using for the ceremony! It is from a former DW bride ~ Natalee215 ~ and I am grateful that I was able to get it from her!!! :)
Here's a photo of my DIY Veil! :) It was my first try, so I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out. I, personally like it alot. I am going to make one more ~ taking my time ~ and see which one I like better! I'm using this one primarily for TTD pictures.
The above photo shows the 'rhinestones' that I added to the veil to make it look glitzy.... I didnt put a trim around the edges of the veil because personally, I like the "raw" edge look! :)
We've decided to do Welcome bags for all the guests that are cruising with us. I've come across many different options I have as far as bags are concerned, and I finally picked the ones that I like. I got them at our local Dollar Store. I happened to pick up 20 of them ~ 5 green, 5 navy blue, 5 turquoise blue, and 5 orange. After careful consideration, I've decided to stick to the turquoise ones. Here's the pictures of them:
Unfortunately, my local Dollar Tree doesn't have any more of the ones I want, so I've hit the surrounding cities within a 20 mile radius and no such luck. I have a couple of friends from another DW Forum hunting them down for me as well! : )
These are travel mugs that I purchased from another Knottie. I'm going to put my monogram where she has hers and viola! :) Also, the playing cards I bought at Michaels for $ .40 each! Swwweet!
Here's what I intend to put in the bags; travel sizes of the following:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Moisturizer Towelettes
- Shout wipes
- Crystal Light Packettes
- Snack Crackers
- Sewing Kits
- First Aid Kits
- Extension Cords (the cabins on the cruiseship only has one outlet)
- Night Light
- Some kind of survival / hangover remedy kit
- Travel Mug
- Playing Cards
After trying on several different dresses of different styles, I finally found one that I really, really, liked! It made me feel very comfortable in it and Brian also liked it a lot as well. Come to find out, this particular dress was clearanced for $99!!!!! SCORE! I have intentions of continuing to look (yeah right), in case I find something else I really fall in love with, and if that's the case, I can use this dress I just bought for my TTD session! Deep down in my heart, I know that I love this dress though and I think I'm just gonna stick with this one! : )
*** UPDATE ***
Here are a couple of photos of the dress I bought for the TTD Session:
The Groom's and Groomsmen's Shirt!
*** UPDATE *** Here are the NEW dresses the ladies will be wearing!!
Here's a couple of dresses that I want for the cruise ~ the Bachelorette/Bachelor Party and also for the AHR's!!
I absolutely LOVE these shoes I just bought! I got them at none other than TARGET!
Another dress for the cruise ~ it's a Lauren Conrad design.