Monday, May 31, 2010

The week of...


That's right, I'm getting hitched THIS week! Friday to be exact.

At this point in the game all I can think about is being with my new husband in Florida.
Now is the time when I wonder why the heck we didn't get married by Elvis in Vegas...
it would have been so much easier.
(Don't worry though, I already made David promise we could get our vows renewed in Vegas for an anniversary. It's kind of a dream of mine.)

So yes, although it would have been definitely would not have been near as fun or as gratifying. Knowing that David and I pretty much made and put together everything ourselves is so fulfilling. I can't wait to hear people's reactions to things and be able to say "Thanks, we MADE that!"

This week is going to be SO hectic, yet so much fun at the same time.

It's already started out great...I had my bachelorette party on Sat. (that needs a whole post to itself...let's just say it involved pole dancing, boas, chairs, and very sore bodies the day after), David and I handmade about 80 of the programs, finished the bouquets/boutineers, and started packing for our well needed and deserved honeymoon.

We are so close.
I will be a Bowden by the end of the week...
and I couldn't be more ready:)

Friday, May 21, 2010


Our wedding is two weeks from today and it looks like my apartment has exploded hobby lobby bags everywhere!

My apartment is wedding chaos, but it's quite fun. I started filling up jars for the candy buffet, picked up my wedding dress, and bought all of the last minute decorations.

I am checking things off my to-do list left and right! All I have left to do is:

-Make the bouquets/boutineers
-Pick all of the music
-Make a slide show
-Buy all the food
-Make day-of itineraries
-Pack for the honeymoon
- Write my vows
-Figure out the programs

I can do that all in two weeks...right? Oh geez.

This is on my living room floor.
Closet filled with wedding things

Wedding Hair Trial
What do you think?

Saturday, May 15, 2010



That means, if you haven't let us know you're coming...DO IT!

So far 91 of you are coming to see us get hitched, but we need to know if there are more of you for food and seating reasons!

You can email me at
Call me at (405) 606-1340
OR, just comment here on my blog and let me know!

Thanks so much!

Friday, May 14, 2010


We're engaged!

Well, we just got our engagement pictures taken...three weeks before the wedding...

Our wonderful friend, Laura Bowles, offered to take our engagement pictures free of charge because she is just that amazing!

We went downtown and found some cool locations and had a lot of fun! I'm surprised she was able to capture a few good ones in between all of our craziness!

So, after 5 outfits, four locations, 3 hours, and 4oo pictures...Here are some of my favorites:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Shameless Plug

For those of you who don't feel like going out in the tornados to buy us a wedding present...just help us pay for our honeymoon!


.....Don't Judge

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Instead of giving out wedding favors, we are having a candy buffet! Don't know what that is? Here is an example:

Of course...ours will only be about half that size, cuz let's face it...specific colored candy can get pricey!

My mom and I searched some bulk candy websites and picked out some winners! (All black, green, and white of course!) There will be peppermint patties, oreos, rock candy, jolly ranchers, taffy, M&M's, and more!

So throw your diet out the window when you come to our wedding because we are here to fatten you up with wedding cake, cheesecake squares, and lots of candy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Crunch Time!


I am getting married exactly one month from today and I am crunching to get things done! Also, my last month work out plan is in full swing and I AM FEELING IT! My legs and bottom hate me. But....I gotta look good in my swimsuit and new "outfits." ;)

My mom and I went shopping today to try and get all of the decorations purchased so that I can put them all together while I am just sitting in our NEW APARTMENT!

Yes, you read that right, I am all moved into our new apartment! I have hardly anything unpacked so no pictures yet...but I love it. It is the perfect first year apartment. I am just ready to have someone to share it with!

Today we purchased about 15 candles, 8 plate chargers, more candy buffet items, and most of the flowers I am using to make the bouquets.

I decided to just go with plain roses for the bouquets. Since I am using fake flowers, the roses just look the best. And I just like the shape of bouquets made of roses...nice and round. Don't worry though, I'm still gonna throw in some feathers for good measure!

Also, I purchased my wedding shoes! They are nothing fancy since my dress is large and poofy and they will hardly be noticed...but they are still plain and beautiful and only $22!
Check out that heel! Let's just pray my feet hold up...
Who am I kidding? They will be kicked off as soon as I enter the reception!