Friday, October 24, 2008


My mom has been in contact with the Piper Palm house and we found out the times we can have the rehearsal are kind of awkward times. Our choices were on Thursday or before noon on Friday. After talking with my mom and Kim I decided that we would have it from 11-12 on Friday, the last possible time we could get. I figure that way it gives people some time to get into town if they can. I'm sure not everyone will be able to make this time, since it isn't really ideal, but I figure enough of us will be able to get there we can fill in those who weren't there on Friday night or on Saturday before the ceremony. We will still have a rehearsal dinner traditionally on Friday night. Hope everything goes smoothly. :)

Things I need to do next: contact caterors and officients

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Just bought these two flowers from Etsy today. They are by tijusai.

Ellen and I are going to wear them in our hair. I am becoming addicted to Etsy. I could look at it for hours. I have been spending most of my lunch hour looking at it every day. It would be so awesome to make such creative things and sell them on there. It does inspire me to want to start crafting more.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Playing Dress Up

Growing up Ellen and I used to try on my mom's wedding dress every year. Here I am modeling it one year outside our house on West A.

Since mom and dad moved, mama has the dress at her house. We all know I couldn't fit into it today, but she sent me the veil. It's so pretty. I hope I will be as beautiful as mom was on her wedding day. :) And that I have a little girl some day that can put my dress on year after year.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sylas & Maddie's

Chewie LOVES ice cream. Friday night we got Sylas & Maddie's and Steve insisted we get Chewie a mini cup. I wish there was a way to have Sylas & Maddie's at the reception. I wish we could have Chewie there also. :)

Waiting patiently for his treat....

Eating it up.....

Fabric Swatch

The bridesmaids dresses are going to be aubergine, which sometimes looks maroon(like the yarn I bought) and sometimes looks more purple. So before I go choosing other purple items, I wanted to make sure they matched up. Last week I ordered a swatch of the dress fabric and it came this weekend. I love the color and I think its going to look good on everyone. Just to make sure, I created this....

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bridal Show

Last Sunday Lauren invited me to go along with her and her mom to a bridal show in Overland Park. It was a lot of fun. Most of the people there were vendors for the Kansas City area, but I got a few good ideas. I also was able to check out places to look at invitations. I was inspired to try to do them myself, but I have rethought that. I don't know if I want to spend the man work on them. We will see though.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I forgot to mention a few weeks ago I saw these cute shoes at Marshall's. They only had my size in red though, but I was able to go to another store and find them in this off-white color. I think they may work with some of the dresses I liked, if not they were only $15. They are pretty comfortable and they only have a small heel, just like I would want. I plan on taking them when I try on dresses again in December.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pom Poms

I saw this is idea and fell in love with it. I think it could look really cool.
Instead of guests blowing bubbles or throwing rice(which I don't think anyone does anymore), you have them throw pom poms. I picked up two skeins of yarn yesterday and started making some pom poms. I have also enlisted mama to help me work on them. The yarn I got is ivory and aubergine, but I think it looks a little more maroon than I thought it did in the store. 14 down, a couple hundred to go. :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I made an appointment to meet with a photographer on Nov 1, when we are in St. Louis for Becky and Steve's wedding. Her name is Patti Gabriel. Cathy, at NEO, referred her to us. She has a great knowledge of photography. I also had my dad look her site, he seems to know a thing or two about photography :) I liked a lot of the work she has up on her site. I'm looking forward to this meeting a lot.
Check out her site

If we can get a good guest list together soon I think I am going to try to make an appointment with a caterer for that Saturday. I also scheduled a day in December to look at dresses again with Ellen, mom and if she can come SL.