Sunday, March 28, 2010


Yesterday we met with the lady who will be making our cake. She is giving us a REALLY good deal! One flat rate for a perfectly sized, three tiered cake. But, here is the kicker...she will design it however we want for no extra charge. That means colorful icing, intricate designs, shnazzy flavors.

The thing is....I really don't care.

The cake could be a plain white square tower for all I care! Just as long as it's edible. (I probably won't even eat any of it anyway.)

I have never been excited about our wedding cake anyway. Yea it's yummy dessert, but why would I want to pay a bagillion dollars for something that is going to be eaten and forgotten.

But, now that it is not going to cost me a bagillion dollars to get something beautiful, I don't know what to get!

Should it be square or circle, colored or white, intricate or simple, topper or no topper....?

I have no clue.

Thus begins my search for a picture of a wedding cake to give to my baker. Suggestions are welcome.

I really like the simplicity of this cake.

But then again, I love this one.

This one is just precious. I love birds.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Guest List

After spending three hours addressing and stamping about 65 envelopes with David last night I began to question why I chose to invite so many people. We are just about a quarter of the way through the guest list. Phew.

But, I will say they look mighty fine.

I am now an ultimate calligrapher and David is an ultimate stamp artist. We should open up a card business. (Never.)

Only about 200 more to do before our beautiful invitations (designed by the wonderful Kyle Turman) arrive.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


We are getting down to the last couple months so it's time to buckle down!

Sunday afternoon David and I decided to go out and search one more time for groomsmen outfits before we just gave up and rented suits.

Good thing it was our lucky day!

David is not a tux guy. He refuses to wear one and frankly I'm not a big fan of them either...too fancy. So our next option was a suit. We began looking for them a couple months ago and while we were searching David spotted a mannequin with the perfect wedding outfit.

Black slacks, shirt, pinstripe vest, and a tie.
So David.

Thus began our search for vests. We figured that all of the boys could wear their own black slacks (we're not picky) and we would find pinstripe vests, black ties, and the impossible to find green shirts to match the bridesmaid dresses.

I think we looked everywhere with NO luck. The vests were either old manish and not trendy looking or $80!

So we decided to give the vests one last shot before we gave up on them. We went out to lunch with David's mom and then checked out K and G fashions. To our surprise we found the perfect pinstripe vest for $30 and they were able to order them for us to get all of the sizes we needed. Yes!

Now that we had the vests it was on to finding shirts in the impossible-to-find shade of green. We were headed towards the mall when David's mom suggested we check out Kohl's since we were right by there. Neither of us were that enthused, but we thought "What can it hurt?" So we went in and started looking around and we spot a perfect olivey/avocadoy dress shirt hanging on the clearance rack.

We immediately begin searching for more and what do you know? We find all six of them in the correct sizes, in the perfect shade of green, for 80% off. Bam.

This is the look we are going for, except with beautiful green shirts instead of white.
The boys are gonna look pretty smooth if I say so myself.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More Honeymooning...

We have a hotel room for our wedding night! (Thanks future father-in-law!)

It is downtown at the Hampton Inn and Suites.
Also, it has a whirlpool. Sold.
We also made our Disney Honeymoon Registry!

Registering your honeymoon? Yes, it's fantastic. We registered for our resort, tickets, meals, and even some fun things like swimming with dolphins and bride/groom mouse ears.

So feel free to buy us some things off of our registry or just donate some funds to save my poor finace from going bankrupt.

Click on this link to check it out!------> Disney Honeymoon Registry


Monday, March 8, 2010


I am sorry for all of you out there that thought you had the cutest boyfriend/fiance/husband.

You thought wrong.

David had handmade wedding journals made for us by the wonderfully talented Brianna Gaither so that we could write to each other during these last three months and then trade with each other on our honeymoon.

What a perfect wedding present.

He is definitely the romancer in our relationship.

I am not a writer at all (except blogging) so I am very proud to say that I have already made a total of 3 entries.

He has probably written ten.

That's what you get for dating a poet I guess.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Bride and a Bridesmaid

Being a bride is the best...but, getting to be a bridesmaid too makes it even better....and I get to be a bridesmaid twice. Once before my wedding and once after. This will be the year of weddings and I am MOST excited!

So, as a bridesmaid, I got to help plan and host a Lingerie shower for one of my best friends, Westin.

It was a lot of fun and I got a lot of practice making invitations and getting ideas for my own wedding.

My two best friends and I spent HOURS making 32 of these invitations. But I must say...they looked pretty dang good!

I made this box as a gift for the bride and it went along with a game we played!

As an ice breaker, we had the guests decorate clothes pins for Westin and we used them to hang up her gifts on a clothesline.

Best friends since 6th grade.

Westin had this precious hanger made for her by a lady on Etsy. Someone buy me one of these please. I love it.

All her presents. Named appropriately.