Feb 10, 2010
I have a photographer!!!! Carol Ryan from Carol Ryan Photography will be shooting the whole day from getting ready to our last goodbye!!! I'm so excited!
Before the Ceremony
- Your wardrobe - the veil, wedding gown over a chair or hanging on bedpost, the garter, shoes beneath gown, etc.
- Bride and bridesmaids getting ready.
- Groom and groomsmen getting ready.
- Bride and maid of honor; bride and bridesmaids; bride and parents; etc.
- Groom and best man; groom and groomsmen; groom and parents; etc.
- Your mom zipping your dress, fastening your necklace, or adjusting your veil.
- The husband-to-be tying his tie.
- The bride or groom looking in the mirror or out the window.
- Guests arriving; bridal party arriving; you getting out of the car at the ceremony site.
- Guests taking their seats.
- Each member of the bridal party walking down the aisle.
- Your father giving you away.
- You and your fiancé at the altar.
- Everyone at the altar.
- The audience.
- Vow exchange; close-up of ring exchange; kiss; and other ceremony traditions.
- Shot of musicians.
- The processional and the exit.
- You and your new husband leaving the ceremony or in the car or limo.
These photos can be taken before the ceremony, but are usually taken right after while guests make their way to the reception.
- Full length shot of you.
- You and your new husband.
- Family photos - bride and groom with your parents, his parents, and all parents. Poses with siblings and grandparents.
- Bridal party photos - you and your groom with the bridesmaids, with the groomsmen, with the flower girl and ring bearer.
Must Take Reception Photos
- Inside and outside the venue; table arrangements, decorations, food displays, gift table, centerpieces, etc.
- The receiving line.
- Head table; parents table.
- Special dances.
- Shots of the DJ or band.
- Guests on the dance floor.
- The cake and the cake cutting.
- The bouquet toss and the lucky girl catching it.
- The garter toss.
- The getaway car and the departure.
**********DECIDED********** BOUGHT: 22 SEPTEMBER 09!
And most likely with this shrug
I got the shoes today (23-09/09)
And they match perfectly with the blue in the dress
(sorry or the crappy phone pics)
FIs niece is 6 months older than DS so she'll be our flowergirl.
I found this dress in Dublin and I think it works so well!
FI said we could get a Sharpie and colour in a few of the flowers to match the bridesmaids dresses lol. I'll maybe put a blue sash around get waist (with the obligatory bow!) and I'll get her a real coat instead of the shawl because we're getting married in February and she'll just be a month shy of 2 years.
Uh oh!! Just found this dress from www.cottoncandydress.com
I was thinking a tutu maybe...
I'm also thinking of giving my girls these soft flat shoes that roll up into a little bag.
I'm also going to make them up a little Wedding Day survival kit and put it in a canvas tote with this love-hate logo on it (only a little more embellished and fancy...)
Great article for bridesmaids gifts under $20!
1 bottle of water
2 snack packs
total = $1.50
reasoning: made sure they have something to eat before the wedding
gel foot pads
oil blotting tissues
total = $6.50
reasoning: heels are not comfortable, lip balm and oil blotting are for touch ups, tissues in case they cry, and gum for those impressionable moments
make up remover
nail polish remover
bar of daisy soap
total = $6
reasoning: at the end of the night after getting sweaty from all the dancing, you just want to clean up and feel good before getting into bed.
Here's a link to MissQnomore's timeline.
Nanaboop sent me her fantastic timeline which is just sooooo cute!
STARTER Chicken with Wild Mushroom, Chives and Tarragon in a puff pastry Case drizzled in a Creamy Chardonnay Sauce SOUP Leek and Potato Soup MAIN Slow Roasted Sirloin of Irish Beef with Potato Fondant, Yorkshire Pudding served with Shallot and Red Wine Gravy DESERT Profiteroles filled with Crème Chantilly smothered in a Valrhona Chocolate Sauce and topped with Fresh Mint Leaf I really like the menu idea below
Chicken with Wild Mushroom, Chives and Tarragon in a puff pastry Case drizzled in a Creamy Chardonnay Sauce
Leek and Potato Soup
Slow Roasted Sirloin of Irish Beef with Potato Fondant, Yorkshire Pudding served with Shallot and Red Wine Gravy
Profiteroles filled with Crème Chantilly smothered in a Valrhona Chocolate Sauce and topped with Fresh Mint Leaf
I really like the menu idea below
With the "menu" part like the pic below!
The hotel provides petit fours as part of the package.
Since our wedding is in cold old February, we might be giving hot chocolate as favors!! Wahoo I was so chuffed when FI thought it was a great idea!!
Great thing is they're very easy to make too!!
I really really really want to do Kristinkay's favors!!
WOOHOO!! My wonderfully amazing Chief Bridesmaid can get me mini donuts!!!!
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as posted by jennied12.
My mom very generously offered to let us use the Waterford Crystal glasses that her father passed down to her and that will one day become mine for our toasting goblets. Initially I said I would love to use them because I was crazy about my grandad and it would have been like I had a little piece of him with my on our wedding day but the more I think about it, them more scared I am that something will happen and those special glasses will get chipped, cracked or smashed. There's NO WAY I would be able to live with that!!! So instead myself and FI spotted some cute glasses in a local hardware store for €2 which we'll use instead.
I'm thinking of doing something like this charm idea (don't know where I got it) around the middle.
Or maybe something along these lines
Naturally, since we've bought these glasses, I've rethought the whole thing!! Now I'm thinking that because FI and I don't like champagne or wines, maybe I'll get him a pint glass engraved with the date and our names instead...
I ended up asking our friend to engrave the glasses we had already bought with "Happily Ever After..."