Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day



There's a man, whose not my dad by blood but by heart. He's my father's brother...but more my dad than my father has ever been. He is the funniest, charming, prank-pulling and loving man I've ever known. He's the man who saved me from a life that was damaging. He's the man who drove me to soccer and softball practices, moved me in and out of college, made me lunch every day my Sophomore year of high school, dressed up as Santa to hand out gifts to us kids, attended my high school and college graduations, rallies all the street hockey and pool basketball games. The man who, on my wedding day, delivered my bouquet to me and was the first to tell me how beautiful I looked, the man who shared the father-daughter dance with me, without even hearing the song. The man who is a great father, and one day (far away!!) will be an even more amazing grandfather.

Happy Father's Day to you, Uncle Ed! I love you and wish I could be there to celebrate. Enjoy your day!

Our Wedding: The Accessories

I think choosing accessories were the most difficult task for me! The headband I bought at David's Bridal the same day I bought my dress. Before my bridal consultant even placed it on my head, I was sold!

I had wanted to wear a colored pair of shoes--like a fun green or a flashy purple, but I didn't want to regret it 10 years from now, so I stuck with the traditional white bridal shoe. Which I'm thankful I did!
Unfortunately, I was unable to wear them any longer than the ceremony and formal pictures because I had been in a walking boot a month before the wedding and should have been wearing in for the wedding, I begged the DR to allow me to wear shoes for the wedding...he said heals for the ceremony flats for the reception if I planned on dancing (DID I!!). SO... I just had to purchase another pair of shoes...two days before my wedding I found these beauties!
I was pretty last minute with my veil and most of my jewelry! I had a topaz ring Steven had given to me for Christmas 2008. This was a very difficult time for us, we were living a part for the first time in years. I knew that I would wear this ring on the day of our wedding to give more meaning to the ring.
The jewelry I ordered from an amazing online store, White Store, I was afraid to order it without seeing it, but the woman I emailed back and forth with was so amazing, and reassured me!

When the earrings and bracelet arrived I was beyond happy with my choices! They were perfect for my dress and headband! I plan on wearing these pieces to a wedding next month!

And after searching and searching and searching for a veil, I didn't know if I wanted to wear one, then I knew i wanted to. I wasn't spending $100's on a veil! I ventured on to ebay (mom mother-in-law always has such luck!) and found a $12.00 veil with the exact trimming and length I wanted, free shipping. I bought it thinking if it works-great. If not, I'm fine without one!
I loved it! It got ripped on the bottom towards the end of the night when all our friends were dancing around us and it came unclasped, it was worn by Steven's friend John, it was fluffed admirably by my flower girl and clipped on by my mom and sister...now I'm so thankful I had a veil.

Up next...bridal shots?
All photo credits: K-C Photography!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Our Wedding: The dress!

My mom and I visited David's Bridal one Sunday afternoon, to check out what they had. After trying on quite a few dresses...I could not for the life of me decide between THREE dresses! I'm a plus-sized girl, and to have three dresses to choose between was overwhelming! I tried on these last three at least three times each!

This is the one I chose:





My mom took a poll with my consultant, other consultants and every person within distance of us. I never found out what the favored dress was...hopefully the one I chose!

Next up...accessorises!

All photo credits: K-C Photography

Our Wedding: Morning of! Her story...

Saturday night, March 27, I'm lying on the couch in the front living room at my parents house, as I've done so many times in the past. This time- the TV is turned off, my eyes will not close and there's a smile from ear to ear. I remember sleeping, and waking and sleeping and waking and sleeping and waking. Once I heard my dad come down the stairs, I knew I had about 30 minutes before my mom would be up making big breakfast. Yes, the morning of my wedding....she made a big family breakfast. Man I love her for that!

The hairdresser was coming to our house for 10:30 to begin make-up and hair on my mom, sister (Maid-of-honor) and myself. Two of my best friends who live local to my parents house came over and hung out while we relaxed and got ready.







My parents and siblings got ready at the house:




Once we were ready, we headed over to The Publick House!

All photo credits: K-C Photography

Friday, October 23, 2009

5 months...how could this be!

I cannot believe that I'll be married in 5 months!

I cannot take my mind off of all the ideas I have:


Flowers:




Cake:






My wedding dress came in today also! I'm really going to start making my final decisions...I guess I have a fear of making a decision and then finding something I like better!

<3

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We're Registered.

It only took us for what felt like forever to register...but we did. After debating where would be best for us. We decided on Macy*s and Target....cause that's how we do.

We mostly registered for kitchen items (this is where we lack the most), new bedding, CHINA (yes...me...I registered for fucking China. Ha. Weird.)!

Here are a few of my favorite registry items:






So crazy!

<3

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ohh Grandma.

A few weeks a go I had the pleasure of taking my mom and Grandma to David's Bridal. My mom was haunting me about finding a dress for her, and I was concerned about the style of dress she would choose without me being there. So off we went. We arrived at the shop and I give her three dresses that I loved and that I felt would flatter her nicely. While my mom is trying on a dress, my Grandmother and I were waiting outside the dressing room watching brides try on dresses. If you don't know my grandmother, I should tell you she has NO filter. She's giving me all her comments and critiques (yes, my grandmother who asked if she could wear jeans to my wedding...critiquing a wedding dress.) One girl came out in a STUNNING dress, so beautiful, she was a much Skinnier girl and much taller than I. My grandmother announces that I would look better in the dress because "I have more to fill it out."

Thanks Grandma.