29 July 2009
The view, before the wedding.
My bridemaids - and TRULY my best friends. Bridesmaid dresses - Ella by Jenny Yoo.
I asked my dad to say a prayer for Mark and I right before we walked down the aisle.
So handsome... waiting for me to walk out :)
My dad, walking me down the aisle.
It was JUST the way I envisioned it :)
Saying our vows, one of my favorite parts of the day!
And then, he kissed me and we became Husband and Wife :)
Our entire wedding party. Family & best friends!
The crystal tree that I made -- the centerpiece of our place card table.
Our wedding cake! Flowers made by CCbyCherrie on ETSY.
The vintage love bird cake toppers were made by Ann Wood
Our kiss after cutting the cake.
A beautiful night at Lansdowne Resort
So I've decided to do a little of both. That's right. I'll never stop swooning over wedding magazines (Ack... I STILL buy them). But I think there's also got to be a place to chat and openly share newlywed life that doesn't yet involve babies.
So join me.... I promise more posts - but this time, a little bit wedding, and a little bit newlywed. But a whole lot of me.
After all, Bride-to-be, bride, or newlywed... it's all pretty much the same thing :)
08 July 2009
First of all, let me begin the story by thanking EACH and every one of our friends and family members who truly helped our wedding day to be SUCH a great success. We were blessed with a perfect day. And by perfect I mean the weather was fantastic (key for an outdoor wedding) and any potential mishaps were completely oblivious to us. (Now THAT's love!)
Getting dressed took a bit longer than I thought, but as I started the excitement was overwhelming. All the planning leading to this moment - the dress - the details - and MOST importantly the man I love dearly waiting at the end of the aisle to marry me. It's a pretty powerful moment. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to treasure it!
07 July 2009
For some reason, RSVP'ing to an invitation is hard for guests. And even some guests who are prompt to send their reply cards back manage to goof.
Their only tasks are to 1) write their name(s) on the card, 2) check "yes" or "no," 3) stick it in the envelope, and 4) put it in the mailbox. But many are the brides sitting there with a reply card in their hand checked "will attend" and wondering, "Whose RSVP is this?"
Because the guest forgot to write in their names on that little line that says: M______________________.
There's a simple trick that will help: Number your guest list. Then use a pencil to write the number on the back of the reply card. Sneaky smart, right?
06 July 2009
Check out this one, just posted this weekend. For only $18, it's a perfect 'something blue.'