Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
We haven't decided yet what exactly our grand exit will include. I love the look of sparklers, but I have heard they can be very smoky, and can be dangerous for those who have had a bit too much to drink! They do make beautiful pictures though. :)
But this one is probably my favorite. Flower petals! This shot is beautiful!
How will you (or did you) make your grand exit?
Sunday, March 29, 2009
And I like this as a half up/half down compromise:Does anyone have any thoughts/suggestions/words of advice? Any and all would be greatly appreciated!
How did you (or will you) wear your hair on your wedding day?
And here are my parents, back when they got engaged! :)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
"Love is friendship set on fire" ~Jeremy Taylor
"Love is a never ending feeling" ~Adeil Prince
"Love is being stupid together" ~Paul Valey
"Love is a moment that lasts forever" ~Julie Wittey
And then there is this, one of my favorite quotes about love of all time:
"The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." ~Victor Hugo
How do you define love?
Friday, March 27, 2009
For us, the answer is no. The first time I will see him that day is when he is standing at the front of the church and I am walking down the aisle. I cannot wait for that moment!
This photo is actually of two friends of my friends from college and was taken by the talented Bryan Johnson of www.abryanphoto.com.
Will you (or did you) see your groom before the ceremony?
He is such a good sport. :) But this brings me to an opportunity to brag about my fiance. He is wonderfully domestic. He has no problem vaccuuming, doing dishes, making dinner, cleaning bathrooms, doing laundry, mopping floors, etc etc! Aren't I a lucky girl?? Especially if you know me. I am definately lacking in the "domestic" area. I like to cook...every so often. And cleaning? Eh. When I get around to it. So I am very thankful for my domestic fiance!
Here is he is picking out some new things to be domestic with - note the "manly" colors. :)
Who is the domestic one in your relationship? Are there any other domestic fiances (or husbands) out there?
Thursday, March 26, 2009
My question is...are four registries too many?
I was browsing http://www.etsy.com/ the other day (one of my favorite pastimes), and I came across these invites that use the same (or almost the same) stamp!
The back story about our ceremony site - it has been my fiance's church since he was very young. I mean, very young. The pastor that will be marrying us has been his pastor since my fiance was about four. This building is actually the place where we first met, over fifteen years ago! So it obviously holds very special meaning for us!
These images were taken last weekend when we were there for our pre-marital counseling. Things will look very different the day of our wedding - for one thing, all those banners will be taken down. And as I'm looking at this picture, maybe those white things in the back of the seats need to come out too! I'm loving the lighting in these pictures - that is the great thing about it having no windows...we can use candlelight and adjust the lighting however we want! But as you can see, it is a VERY short aisle (seven rows deep). We are still playing with ideas for decorating the aisle and stage - I'd love to hear any suggestions you all might have!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I just wanted to share. :)
Sandals Ocho Rios, Jamaica:
Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic:
I will go into further detail about each of these in the future; these are just the teaser photos. :) To be honest, I'm leaning toward the Majestic Colonial. Mostly because of Mrs. SeaBreeze's posts on Weddingbee! Check out her (hysterical) blog about her destination wedding at the Majestic Colonial: http://www.weddingbee.com/author/seabreeze/
Have you heard about either of these resorts? Input? Suggestions?
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
When I asked her how she did it, this is what she said:
If you have or have access to photoshop, you can create cootie catchers pretty easily. Go to www.vintageglamblog.com and download the photoshop file that they provide! Fill in the blanks, and print!Y ou will need to trim the paper to be a square. Then fold each corner to the middle, (so that the writting is on the outside). Then flip it around and fold the new corners to the middle. Now you will need to fold the square in half, open it up, and then fold it in half the other way. (this will create creases in the paper that you will need to open it properly. Now just stick you fingers underneath the outside flaps and pinch! Enjoy!
Man, she's good. Thanks Shannon!
Monday, March 23, 2009
She specializes in creating fonts - including yours! Check this out!
This is my personal favorite:
So creative - and the ultimate in personalization! I have a feeling some of her work will be finding its way into some of my wedding items!
Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? While love is a many splendored thing, it is sometimes a very confusing thing, too. And as people come in all varieties, shapes, and sizes, so do their choices of personal expressions of love. But more often than not, the giver and the receiver express love in two different ways. This can lead to misunderstanding, quarrels, and even divorce. Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This is how she made it (in her own words)...
"I got four different kinds of ivy took them out of the pots....put a thin layer of forist foam on a wire wreath form and then wired the ivy on to it...then wired moss over it all. I am now spraying it down on a regular basis .I am hoping to keep them alive and well for two different weddings. The nice thing about making a live wreath for a wedding is it needs to be cared for on a regular basis and if you have a green thumb like mine you know that you need to spend time praying for the wreath to stay alive...while doing this I try to remember to pray for the couple that it is being made for...by the way...ivy is a sign for fertility..."
I love it. And Mom, I love your explanation. I didn't edit a thing. It is perfect. Thanks.
And here he is, showing off the scoresheet...boo!
The funniest part of the night was after the game when I declared, "Fine! Loser has to clean it up!" He reminded me that was, in fact, me. I told you I wasn't used to losing...
What is your favorite board game to play?
My fiance's little sister striking a pose