Aug 21, 2010
The wedding dress
The hairdresser an makeup-artist..
My best friend helping me getting dressed..
My mommy came to say hi..
Meeting each other as bride and groom..
Our groomsmen and bridesmaids:
Photoshoot @ Amsterdam central:
Dinner @ our favourite restaurant.. having mexican meals with La Familia
And then the Ceremony:
I found out during the engagement time, that I'm a pretty creative person.. :D
So I started making things for the wedding, also bacause making it yourself is so much cheaper than buying them.. I loved making all of them and I'm still planning of making more.. It did bring a lot of stress along, but also fun time with friends and proud feeling when they are finished and I'm hapy with the results..
Here are some of the things I made myself:
My bridesbouquet I made with foam-roses. They look so real!! Plus I made it way upfront, so i'll have less to think of the days before the wedding..
I asked my bridesmaids to choose between bridesmaidsbouquets or wristcorsages.. Both of them chose the wristcorsages, so I made them too upfront.. I also made the corsages for the groomsmen and the rest of the familymembers.. But I'm not done yet.. I still have to maken one for the groom and a lot more for other family members.. I realy enjoy making these..
Box for the wedding bands:
It was actualy the first thing I made for the wedding.. That was like almost a year ago now..
I made my envelope-box also like a year ago.. I wanted something I've never seen before, something new.. So I just started draping the satin fabric over a box and before I knew it I was done.. It's the placing of the diamonds that took the most time.. But I love the end-result..
A few of my wedding invites.. This is but a small portion. when I finished these, I already posted like 70 invites and in the box there are the unfinished ones..
And i felt so bummed, cause I forgot to make pictures of my fiancé helping me out.. He looked so cute, sticking the ribbons on and melting the seal..
And these are the 3 centerpieces for the seatings.. Later we'll be putting little white and silver fishes in them and decoration diamonds on the table around them..
I still have to place little gems on the antique embellishments.. I just loooove thos embellishments.. They look so classy and elegant..
Bridesmaids and groomsmen books:
I made these little books with info for the bridesmaids, groomsmen and flower girls.. When I finished I realised how cute they look..
I hope they love it as much as I do..
Kids activity books:
It took me like 3 days to search for the right things ad make the books. I was verry happy with the result.
I saw these on this site and I fell in love with them.. I'm going to make them myself..
I think I will make twoo small ones and put them on each side of the stage, where the band will be..
I loooove this idea too.. I just don't know yet where I'll find fabric or paper that long..
We've been engaged for over a year, so I had a lot of planning time..
these are our wedding colors:
I love diamonds, so we're having a diamonds theme..
This is my wedding gown:
It looks a bit diferent on me, since my body has more curves than the model.. :D plus I will have a shorter veil.. Elbow lenght.. Ik think the cathedral looks too dramatic...
and my hair and make-up:
I loved the idea of having simply beautiful white roses.
For the bridesmaids I'll make wrist-corsage's like these:
I'm still trying to figure out how I'll make them.
I want the dress without the flower and in mid-grey. I have two bridemaids and two flowergirls.
This is for the flowergirls. It will be made of the same fabric as the bridemaids.
The front will look similar to the bridemaid's dress as well.
This will be my mom's dress:
ofcourse also in silver/grey.. :D
I looked around for such a long time before I found all those dresses.. And with each one I got that "this is it" feeling when I saw each one..
When My BF and I were together for two years, he asked me to marry him trough the phone. I wa so happy, altough it wasn't what I allways dreamed of. So we went looking for a engagement ring and I chose the one I fell in love with. It was a simple, but gorgeous. A ring of white-gold with a swarovski diamond. He told me he couldn't afford it and I was a bit disapointed, but I understood. Later we blew off the wedding plans, cause we realized we both weren't ready for it.
I was born on a small island called "Curacao" in the
So it was December 2008 and my BF surprised me with tickets to Curacao! I was soooo happy..
We went to Curacao and I had a blast. I visited all of my family and we stayed at his parents house, so i got to know his parents too. I loved the whole experience and it was verry emotional for me too, since i saw my father again, who I had not seen in 9 years!
It was 3th of december and we had nothing to do actualy. So my BF told me that he wanted to go eating at a fancy restaurant. I was up for anything so i got dressed and we went with his mum's car. Before we went my mother in law gave me a package and told me that we should bring it to a friend of hers. But she told me that I should keep it with me at all times, cause it's of high value. After driving around all day looking for the "perfect" restaurant (my BF tought none of them was good enough). When the sun was just going down we found a restaurant by the sea. It was beautiful.. this was a part of the view..
So I was sitting, waiting for him.. He was walking up and down the whole time.. We had our first course and then we ordered the second one, when all of a sudden the waiter came up with a bottle of champagne and opened it up. Then My BF asked the waiter to hold the camera and tape what was going to happen..
Then he started opening the package that his mother gave to me. I was wondering what he was up to ( he always had weird surprises). He started singing a song I had never heard before (he made the song in his head while he was singing) and at the and he sang if I wanted to marry him.. I was shocked and then he went on his knees and I could only cry! It was soooo perfect.. I couldn't talk since I was crying like a baby.. so I just nodded and let him put the ring on mu finger. Then I found out it was the ring I fell in love with over a year ago! (he had bought it, but kept it, waiting for the right moment). I was so thrilled and then we had to drink the champagne in like 10 minutes, cause he said that there was another surprise..
We went to his parent's home and found them and his best friend plus his girlfriend waiting for us. His dad had bought alcoholfree champagne and we toasted together and the prayed for us. It was so special.. much better then whatever I ever dreamed of..
Happy us after he asked the question.. my E-ring
(I lost my engagement ring a couple of moths ago, but my FI bought me a new one. He's so sweet..)
this is the video of him popping the question: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=111138202235448
I was 17 and single.. living at my mom's house and going to church every sunday.
One sunday I went to church, it was my turn to take care of the songdisplay at church (wich i found verry boring). So the praise and worship started and I was just praying to God to help me stay single till mr. right shows up (I was so sick and tired of all the other guys I met or dated).
All of a sudden a tall, dark and verry handsome guy walks into the church and i was stunned.
He went to a seat and starting singing. I couldn't keep my eyes of him! I messed up the songdisplay a couple of times, wich made him look back to see who was messing up the songtexts and that made me even more nervous.. But I just started feeling butterflies in my belly and I just kept staring at him. After church I had to put some things in order and he was standing right at the side of where i had to walk by. So I gathered all of my courage and walked by pass him and I gave him the sweetest smile I could. Then later I had to walk by again, and I gave him the smile again. Then I went to the church's cafeteria and i sat all alone at a table closeby the door and waited.
After a while (I didn't count the time, I just wanted to get at least a glimpse of him) he came to me and started talking to me. I was so surprised! He was so kind, smart and funny. I actually can't remember everything he sayd, but I do remember looking at his full lips and cute, naughty eyes. There was something so mysterious about this guy. I gave him my phone number and we've been dating ever since!
On this picture we were together for 2 weeks!