Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
He doesn't want to have to deal with getting his tuxedo to someone before it has to be returned the next day. But does he see what this means for me?
I now need a getaway dress.
Yessssss...another reason to shop. :)
Any ideas for a fabulous getaway dress?
The first gift I opened was from Littlest Sister - a recipe book with her AMAZING smoothie recipe in it! There were a lot of blank recipe notecards so it worked well that I opened it first - we passed the blank cards around and people wrote their recipes down on them! I love having those recipies!
More presents...this one was a Calphalon sauce pan! Whoohoo!!
My parents bought me a complete set of SILVER. The best part? Both my great-grandmothers had the same pattern - and now I have it too! (And my mom, and my aunts...hehe)
I was really excited about these Florida State Tervis Tumblers. :)
(Hold your jokes please) :)
And all the while, my dear friend (we will call her Mini Bridesmaid - seriously, she is tiny!) was creating my bouquet for my rehearsal. :)
She did a great job!
And here it is...the loot! :) My parents are holding it all hostage at their house until after the wedding to make sure I don't use it before then. Hehe.
These ladies are very special to me too. The one on the left is my Mom's best friend and has been like a second mother to me my whole life. Both of these ladies graciously gave me a job at their children's clothing shop when I was in high school and have both always been a part of any of my big life events. They also helped Super-Crafty Sister with all the wonderful food!
I love this. They put out baby pictures of me and my fiance. Too cute. :)
The cake was stunning. Daisies are my favorite flower, so that theme carried beautifully throughout the shower.
And then there was...gift bingo! I played this at a friends' bridal shower and LOVED it. So my sister decided to recreate the game! Each guest received a blank Bingo card.
Super-Crafty Sister (in true teacher fashion) instructed the guests to fill out the blank squares with the gifts they thought I might be receiving that day.
As I opened each gift, the guests would mark off the square that matched the gift. It is a great way to keep guests entertained and involved as the presents are opened!!
Stay tuned for more! :)
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I love being a bride. :)
My sisters, close friends, and even my fiance have been busy planning this party for me. They are trying to keep me as out of the planning as possible and they have done a pretty good job. I am sure it will be fabulous. I can't wait to fill you in on all the details. :)
Friday, June 26, 2009
And inside was...
Our first wedding present!!!!
How exciting is that????
Some relatives from out of town (who won't be able to make it to the wedding) got together and purchased this beautiful place setting of our china for us. I love love love holding it in my hands! I have a strict "no use until after the wedding" policy, but it was so fun to get our first gift!!!
What was the first wedding gift you received?
I love him.
And I get to be his wife in 50 days.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
One fun thing about blogging are the "blog awards" that bloggers give eachother. I have received two in the past week!
The first one is from Marian at Escaping the Single Life. I love reading her blog, and will forgive her for being a Red Sox fan. :)
Here are the details. The Splash Award is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and inspiring blogs. When you receive this award, you must:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let your nominees know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
Since I am nominating blogs for another award below, I won't be able to quite make it to nine, but hopefully six is good enough! And the award goes to...
1. Cheap Wife
2. Honey My Heart
3. J. Bride Adventures
4. Attacked by Tulle
5. Project: 10k Wedding
6. Poor Wedding Dad - of course I had to give a shout out to my dad. :)
The second one is from from Candice at Lovely Tonight. She is getting married just one week after me and it is fun to travel through the wedding planning process together! Thanks Candice!
So now my job is to tag 6 people who have lovely blogs! Here they are!
1. Pirate Bride
2. Life of a Savannah Bride (now Life of a Savannah Wife! Congrats!)
3. Two Kids and a Wedding
4. Wedding Peephole
5. Tammy & Kareem's Day
6. Burning River Bride
Whew!!! I hope I have given you some fun new blogs to add to your Readers! Thanks to all of these lovely bloggers for giving me so much fun reading material! :)
Here is the idea. Each guest gets a certain number of these "tokens" at their seat. Each token has a designated dollar value. The guests then choose which charity they would like to receive their "token"! Mrs. Taffy used the paper below to explain the process to her guests...and they filled up the jars above!
Mrs. Lovebug gave each guest four tokens, worth $1 each. Her tokens looked like this and you can see how it is done here:
I think this is a great twist on the "charitable donation" favor idea.