Oct 23, 2010
I rarely wear makeup and usually wear my hair up in a ponytail...so I was pretty nervous about getting my trial done! I found Appease, Inc. on WeddingWire.com - and Carla was very quick to respond and very helpful! So, while I was back in IL for a long weekend, I set up a time to get the trial. So, without further ado...
PLEASE let me know what you think...I was pretty happy, but I'm always up for suggestions! :)
Time for the bachelorette! Holy cow did I have a blast!!! Love my friends, they were the best!! I won't show ALL the pictures, but here are some good ones:
My girls! (Well, three of the six!) My friend Kari ordered the shirts - "Last Fling Before the Ring - TEAM SHANNON"!!! LOVED THEM!!!!! :)
Something was REALLY funny I guess!
Yep, getting down on stage!
My two good friends from growing up - so glad they could make it out!
Kathryn and her future hubby! :)
Oh what a night!!!
I know I'm late with these, but...better late than never! It was soooooo hot that day, so our photo shoot was cut short, but we were happy with most of them. :)
Credit goes to an AWESOME photographer - Simply Mella at http://simplymella.weebly.com/ - we can't say enough great things about her!!!
I'm so behind, but here are a few pictures from my IL shower! I had a blast - it was great to see family and friends, it meant a lot to see everyone who showed up!
my Aunt gave the bakery a picture of my dress, can you believe it!? the cake was amazing!! :)
some of our gifts!
one of my awesome Bridesmaids - Kari!!! :)
Maid of Honor and BFF, Gretchen! :)
We got a lot of wonderful gifts - unfortunately, since we live in MA, we're figuring out how to get them all here. We'll see...maybe we'll ship them out one at a time.
OK, I have more to upload but the "server" is down! :( More soon though!!
So I just got my invites back - I looked ALL OVER the net to find one that both FI and I loved, and we found a style we liked and I designed the invites and RSVP postcards from that. If anyone recognizes these, please let me know and I'll definitely give kudos!! Thanks!!
My gorgeous dress - KARENA ROYALE is finally here! It took exactly 5 months and I absolutely couldn't wait to see her...so my FSIL and bridesmaid Anna brought me to try her on! Here are a few pics:
YAY! Can't wait to get my hair 'did and everything put together...