Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Show

A couple weeks ago my mom and I went to our first bridal show. We were successful, we booked a DJ and put a down payment on tuxedos and found a potential invitation place. We also went to a new church that morning to check it out for the ceremony, but it’s out. It was a Catholic church but it is not the one. We were also able to get a few things for the reception. It’s nice to check some stuff off our list, and to have some plans. I think we’re working at a nice pace. 1 1/2 years until the wedding! We’re doing good.

And this is our lovely photo strip we took at the show.



Wedding Wednesday: Centerpieces



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: Wedding Band

I chose my wedding band! It was quite and easy decision once I found one I liked
for a great price I snatched it up! It is something I’m going to wear forever but it wasn’t one of the
most important items of the wedding so I was really on the hunt for a great deal.
It’s early and I still have over a year until I can actually wear it. But I saved $300 on it and who could say ‘no’ to that?


(The picture is kind of blurry. It’s 14k white gold with paved inset diamonds. Simple but perfect.)

Danny knows what type of band he wants but we need to go and have him sized before we can order it.


I’ve been absent from this blog .. again. I’ve only been gone a week or so. So I’ve updated with a new layout just to changes things up and get myself back into the game.

Thanks to those of you who have nominated me for the Leibster Award and sorry that  I did not follow through on any of the rules/nominating of others.

Lately I’ve been keeping up with my 2014 reading goal and I have surpassed it. At first 14 books seemed like a lot, but I guess when you’re not in school constantly reading for class you have a lot more time to read other things. I should have upped my goal to 50! (I’m currently on number 18!) Hopefully I can continue to share the books I’ve read so that if others see the posts they can discover new books to read, because who doesn’t love that!?

Wedding planning is still in full affect and I am currently torn about where to actually get married. The reception hall is booked but there is still nowhere for our ceremony. Part of that is due to the fact that Christen churches around us want a ridiculous amount of money to have a ceremony there. (We’re talking almost $1000! – not worth it to me) So we’re looking into Catholic churches (I was baptized and raised Catholic). So now we need to think about if we want to do the classes required and blah blah blah.

We’re fighting our way out of the last bit of winter, and it is a rough battle. Just when you think it’s over, it comes back.

My job was up in the air for some time due to major changes but as of right now all is well and I’m so thankful to be employed.

My finances and whatnot are going well. It is one of my 25 by 25 to save money (for the wedding and school loans). I am quite proud of myself.

So, thank you to those who are continuing to read/follow my blog. If any of you exist …


Wedding Wednesday: Flowers

While shopping with my mom one day we were at a craft store and we were looking at a bunch of fake flowers. I’m getting real ones for the wedding but it was a good way to get ideas of which kind of flowers I like and which ones would go well with our theme.

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They’re all orange of course. Once I talk to a florist I will be inquiring about what flowers are in season
so they are guaranteed to look more like fall.
There will definitely be pumpkins too so I want to make sure they go well with those.

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!


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.


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.


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


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!


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.


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.