Friday, April 30, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

You Go Girl...

This post from Cupcake Wedding absolutely 100% says everything about our wedding. She just puts it in better words than I ever could.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Table Numbers....Check!

You wouldn't think that something as simple as table numbers could stress a bride out. Well, think again! Over the course of our engagement I have had so many ideas on what I could do for our table numbers. I was recently going through my "inspiration" folder and I couldn't believe how many pictures I had saved. At one point in the planning process did I really spend this much time looking at table numbers??

I apologize for not knowing the source of all these pictures. I saved them before I started blogging

It started out with the idea of taking pictures of our favorite places around town and then printing them with table numbers on them. It didn't take long for us to realize that our favorite places just aren't that great looking! When you take a photo of them they seem very "blahhh" and that's just not the look we were going for


I then thought it would be a great idea to use our engagement pictures, but that idea fell flat when the weather wouldn't cooperate and our e-pics kept getting delayed. Oh, mother nature how you love to mess with me.


An idea that really stuck with me for quite some time was using luminary table numbers. I found them on Etsy but I just didn't want to commit to ordering, because I wasn't totally sold on whether this is what I wanted. (ahhh....I know myself so well)


My most favorite idea was finding a way to incorporate our pets (2 cats and dog). I fell in love with the idea after seeing it here. I even went as far as buying the numbers. But if you know us and know our pets, this turned into an impossible task. We have a jack russell dog who is not calm enough to even sit still for one second to take a picture, let alone trying to add some numbers to the photo. He thought they were toys and it simply wasn't working. I was convinced if I got my cats while they were sleepy this would be simple....WRONG! I guess they call cats "curious" for a reason.


So after 17 months of wedding planning I finally finished my table numbers. I simply used the wood numbers that I purchased when we tried using the pets and I painted them red! Done and Done!!!

I tied them to our dog run out in the back yard using fishing line and painted them using glossy red spray paint. (Please don't look at the condition of our lawn/dirt....our backyard is so pathetic)

Was there anything in particular that you obsessed over? Maybe it was table numbers like me :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Marriage Equality

I read this on Facebook today and had to post it here:

So, Larry King is getting his 8th divorce, and Elizabeth Taylor is possibly getting married for a 9th time. Jesse James and Tiger Woods are, well... you know... Even Newt Gingrich is on his 3rd marriage. Yet the idea of same-sex marriage is what is going to destroy the institution of marriage? REALLY?!?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cynthia Vincent

I bought these new Cynthia Vincent shoes from Target last weekend and I can't wait to wear them!

They are so comfy and look so cute with a lot of my spring/summer outfits. The only problem is that it's still a little too chilly here in Michigan for me to bust them out yet.

Friday, April 16, 2010

85 days

So we are 85 days from the wedding and to be honest....This is the most stress I think I've ever endured!

One minute I feel like I'm right on track and the next minute I'm fighting severe anxiety knowing that I'm knee deep in shit (pardon my language). I'm in the final stages of the wedding planning process and I can honestly say that this stage IS NOT MY FAVORITE!

A few months back I had that revelation that I think all brides eventually have, where you start to "scale back" and only concentrate on the things that actually matter. But, I still feel like there is so much stuff (and truly I think of it as "stuff") that I'm so worried about.

Whenever I start to question myself I step back, take a deep breath and try to find the "sane" bride that I know is hiding somewhere deep inside.
  • What if no one likes the music I picked for the DJ to play? To be honest, my fiance and I like the music and I know my friends like the music so even if we are the only ones on the dance floor it will still be a blast
  • What if my dress doesn't fit after alterations? I've lost 30 lbs in the past year, I think if I need to lose 3-5 lbs the last 1.5 months before the wedding I will be fine. I've got the resources and knowledge to do this so calm the F down already
  • Are we giving our guests enough choices in the booze department? People like free booze and after enough time passes they will be too loaded to even care
  • Are guests going to be upset that there are no chairs for the ceremony? Young people can stand and the older guests get a chair with the family. If you don't like it, plop your butt down on the ground
  • What if any of our relatives/guests start "acting up"? We are going to ignore them or ask them to leave
  • What if the guests don't like our casual buffet? We are serving food that fiance and I both like and it tastes amazing. Everyone else can swing through McDonald's when they leave.

These are only a few of the items that I battle everyday. In the end, the "sane" bride always pulls through and makes sense of it all, but it's those few moments when I feel like the earth is slowly giving away under my feet that I could do without.

Did any of you "graduate" brides go through this the last few months before the wedding or am I really going insane?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vaca Starts Today

Today I'm leaving for Panama City Beach....Yippee! About a 17 hour drive from Michigan but it will be totally worth it.

Enjoy the rest of the week and try not to miss me while I'm gone :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

100 Days....

We have 100 days until the wedding....OMG! Tomorrow I will officially be in the "double digits"

BTW ~ Rachel, here is a new post for you!