Monday, April 25, 2011

I made a new friend at my store the other day. She and I found out we were getting married on the same day. She came into the shop to purchase some jewelry supplies to make jewelry for her friends. Like me, she is also having just one bridesmaid, but wants to gift things to those that are close to her heart. Kind of like honorary bridesmaids. Which is exactly what i was planning to do as well. When she told me she was getting married Sep. 17, 2011, I squealed! How fun is it to be able to chat with someone who is getting married on the same exact day! I may have just made a new friend!

She emailed me a couple days later to show me the wedding dress website she was shopping through, and I already found a dress I LOVE! Unfortunately it says smaller on top, and I am ALL TOP! So I can at least use this as an inspiration. Onto looking at more dresses!

Esme Dress BHLDN Wedding dress website

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wedding Playlist

Another song I want on our playlist. Dinah Washington, "is you or is you aint my baby"

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wedding Playlist

I am starting to really listen to songs that make me think of Shane, Me, and our relationship. Today I worked 9 hours, came home, cooked, cleaned, ate, cleaned again. As I was doing the dishes I heard this song by Billy Joel, who is one of my favorite musicians thanks to my parents. This song, though I don't "hide like a child" I definitely throw tantrums like a child. Which in fact, I did tonight when I noticed BOTH of my Pepsi cans missing when I got home. I never drink soda, so it was a treat I was yearning for this particular evening. So I threw the tantrum. Shane warned me last night to hide them, and I forgot. He felt really bad and volunteered to go get more. He was going to walk in the stormy, rainy, thunderous night to get me my Pepsi...again (he went last night for me but I never drank it). What a good man. I told him not to go, and I can live with my home made soda water. It's the little things.

ANYWHO...this song just made me think how complex I am, and how Shane can still love me for all the "layers to my onion". He puts up with me, cause I'm only a woman to him =)

More Bridesmaid Dresses

My mom sent me some bridesmaid dress ideas today. I liked a few of them. Here are some of my favorites.


Then one I found today in a shop, that I really like, but the photo does not do it justice below.

This one is fabulous because it has the oranges, and blues, with splashes of other colors to boot. It is a tube dress, and made for petite women, so would be perfect for Andrea!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bubbles in the sky

Since our wedding is outside, on the beach, rice would just litter the beach. I am not the traditional type, so rice was already not in the books. I do love the idea of handing out bubble bottles to our guests to blow into the sky after the ceremony. Since bubbles can be kind of messy, I think it would be good to provide each guest with a drawstring pouch, with one small bottle of bubbles, a napkin, and a note asking each guest to blow bubbles once we walk down the isle as husband and wife, then toss the napkins and bubbles in the trash close by. I want to make sure everything is disposed of, so I will need to make sure someone is around for damage control just in case someone discards it on the beach.

Friday, April 1, 2011


So, if you were not already able to tell, the colors of our wedding will be a soft orange/coral color, and a soft bluish green color. Orange is one of Shane's favorite colors, and I really love the combo of the two. So long as it does not look like the Miami Dolphins I will be pleased =) I have to find our invitations ASAP, so I did a little shopping on ETSY today. I like the idea of the invites to be an ocean/nautical theme, so these star fishes seem like a great option. I do love the image of a star fish, and think it would incorporate nicely with the whole theme of the wedding. You can the invite from Whimsicalprints along with many other cute invitations.

I think it would be great to add these little swarovski star fishes to the key chains for all the girls who attend the wedding, even the children. With my jewelry hook ups, I can get these real cheap wholesale.