Jun 19, 2010
Here is my jewelry! I'll get pics of my jewelry with my dress in a couple of weeks - gotta have help from my BMs =)
This is Eisenberg Ice that belonged to my FMIL. Its costume jewelry from the 60s and I love that I get to wear something that she loved to go out in!
This is what I'm wearing with my gown:
Keeping it simple so I don't overwhelm the embroidery on my dress
I have another set of Eisenberg Ice that I'm wearing later for our dessert party - I don't have a picture of that dress up yet - I'll have one in a couple of weeks though:
I love this set - but it was just too much for my gown - it looks great with my other dress though! =D
When 2 of my BMs and I went to the planning session at our DW, we got to meet the chef who will be in charge of our event. They set up cooking stations in a ball room and set a table and we had everything prepared right there! Oh so yummy!
Appetizer - Penne ala Vodka - can you believe the size of this portion???
Vegan appetizer - Roasted Red Pepper and Asparagus Soup
Salad - Ceasar with a sundried tomato infusion - holy cow was this yummy! They tucked the ends of the lettuce leaves through a hollowed out slice of tomato to make a bouquet!
Vegan Salad - Organic greens with Champagne vinaigrette (no picture)
Entree - Chicken Breast with Blackberry-demi sauce, Filet with citrus mustard sauce, yukon gold smashed potatoes and steamed veggies. Okay, I am not a fan of mustard sauces, but this one was soooooo good that I can't wait to have it at the wedding!
Vegan Entree - Polenta stack with roasted vegetables (no picture)
Dessert - Wedding Cake: Bottom layer, Yellow cake, tropical mango filling w/ fresh strawberries; middle layer, chocolate cake, buttercream filling w/ fresh raspberries, top layer to take home - almond cake, amaretto filling (see my inspiration pic).
Individual Vegan chocolate cake w/ vegan chocolate frosting (no picture)
Why all the vegan dishes? My uncle, who is giving me away and helped to raise me is vegan - makes it harder to eat out together, but I love him and respect his beliefs =)
I took a mini-vacation w/ 2 of my BMs and went to the planning session at our DW. I was pretty sure of what I wanted until two nights before when I saw an episode of Castle on ABC that turned all my ideas upside down! Here are screen shots from that episode, "A Rose for Everafter" Season 2, Episode 12:
We are doing the eggplant pin-tuck linens and napkins and using the same flower colors and adding white peonies as well. I can't wait to see it all put together!
My shoes! Mootsie's Tootsies Essential Sandal - got mine at DSW for $35! http://www.dsw.com/dsw_shoes/catalog/product.jsp?index=6&sort=&category=&prodId=150643&brand=300243