engagement

Wedding Wednesday: Centerpieces

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this.

Is perfect. I think this is what I want.
Maybe not the exact flowers, but this idea is perfect!
Maybe mix in some white pumpkins as well.

I’m really getting into the Halloween aspect of my wedding but I need to take a step back from that because no matter
how much I love Halloween and all that, I do not want my wedding looking like a Halloween party.

Wedding Wednesday: engagement mini book

I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before.
I have a wedding planning book that my mom got me that I am using and will keep forever
but I also wanted to document the process somehow.

So of course I went with a mini book!

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I covered the chip board covers with scrap book paper
and used a label to name the book.

The rings I have are way too big (I need to up my supplies).

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I went back to put all the events in order.
So the first page has photos of Danny and I from the day of.
And then some photos of the ring.
The ‘magic’ is a rubber stamp and the arrow is a decorative chip board piece.

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I added the stamps – which were the fist purchase for the wedding – and journaling about them.
I’m really excited to continue this book. I have a few more ideas to catch up on.
I think this is a great thing that I can show my children and look back on years from now.

Just as a reminder my idea for mini-books comes from Elise Blaha Cripe

Wedding Wednesday: Reception Venue

Danny and I will be getting married on October 31, 2015. So, yes, I know it’s early to be doing all this planning. But I really, really wanted to make sure we found something that was open on Halloween. Danny will be gone for a few months this year so I really wanted to get this done before he left. So we went and looked at a hall and it just so happens that I absolutely loved it! The price was right as well and so were all the options, assistance and extras provided to us.

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This first photo is what you would first see when you walk in.
If we decide to have our ceremony here (which I highly doubt), this will be where we would stand.

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This is another view from the entrance.
That window is where the bridal party table will be.

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That is the bar. The wooden doors on the left side of it also open.
The woman wrote ‘heavy drinkers’ on her notes for our reception. HA!

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This is another view of where the bridal party table would be.
At first I was thinking that we would only have Danny and I at it, but it’s such
a beautiful window and a large space that I may have everyone sit with us.

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And that is looking out of the entrance.
And my mother photo-bombing.

We have our choice of table cloth covers and napkins.
And they are not strict on decorations.
I think this is a great decision and that we won’t have any complaints. (hopefully).

I don’t know if I want to say that it’s a relief because it’s not like it’s the last minute,
but I’m so happy that this part is out of the way and that the date I really wanted is set.
Danny is the best and is spoiling me with the decision making.

This is becoming real. This is awesome.

Wedding Wednesday – Invitations, Save the Dates & other paper needs

So I have been doing a lot of browsing on Pinterest for wedding stuff.
We’re so far out that I’m just focusing on getting ideas and finding companies I may want to use.

So I found Wedding Paper Divas 

I love the different fonts and layouts they have.
I’m definitely leaning to cards for our save the dates.

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So far these are my favorites.
But we’ll have to see what kind of photography we have before actually choosing.

I love getting ideas – I may have too many.

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Oh, Wedding Dresses…

… there are so many. 

But I’m sure I know what styles I like – A line, Sheath, Fit & Flare and Mermaid. Theses are what I have so far.
I’m loving the lace and I think it will work well with the theme I plan on having. I’m a little unsure about straps though.
It’s something that I’ll have to wait and see what they look like on – but I have a feeling I’m going to get a strapless one – sweetheart probably.
I also like the low back – as long as it’s not too low.

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October Sum Up

Getting engaged!

Sharing the news with our family and friends!

Danny’s one week vacation!

Brandon and Kortnie’s wedding!

The Pretty Reckless concert!

Going to the pumpkin farm!

Party with my wonderful girlfriends!

Rereading The Great Gatsby! 

Getting back into reading in general!

Finally getting a date night with Danny!

Got my own office at work (I still have yet to move in though)!

October went by so unbelievably fast! and was so unbelievable wonderful!

Wedding Post #1 (I’m sure there will be many more)

I want to use this blog to document the wedding planning process. I want to document any DIY and crafting we do for
it as well so I thought this would be a good way. I’m sure scrapbooking will be used as well.

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^^ this picture sums up the wedding a bit.

Other than that I have many, many ideas
and a date
and a budget