Monday, November 22, 2010

Our Save the Dates : )

We finished our Save the Dates and here's our finished project!

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We absolutely LOVE them and I can't wait to get them sent out. I really liked the design because we didn't want them to be too bright and scream Christmas since we are doubling them as Christmas Cards and Save the Dates . I absolutely love Christmas but we wanted them to be something people could leave hanging on their fridges even after the holidays are over and not look way out of place.

What do you guys think?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Cards/STD's

We couldn't decide if we were going to send out save the dates and then Zach came up with a great idea! He knew I had always wanted to send out a christmas photo card together but we thought we would just hold off until we were married. Well he surprised me and told me he thought it would be fun to send out a Christmas Photo Card and double it as a save the date. I thought it was an awesome idea so we went for it! We went on Shutterfly and found a ton of Holiday Photo Cards. It is very simple and anybody can do it. You just go to Shutterfly and create an account. Then you upload pictures and pick which product you would like to incorporate them into. They have a lot of really cool products including: Christmas cards, mugs, calendars , and holiday photo cards. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out! Once I get them in the mail I will add a photo of the finished product. I'm too excited to not show you anything so here is a link to my favorite Holiday Photo Card that ended up as our STD. I highly suggest Shutterfly to anybody because it is very easy to work with and their products are very high quality.

Are you doing a Holiday Card with your significant other/husband? If so where did you order them from?

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Bridesmaids Dresses Arrived!

I got a call last week that the bridesmaids dresses had arrived and I was very excited but also nervous. In an older post I talked about finding them and included a picture but it was small and you really couldn't see much. The sample dress the girls tried on was a coral color opposed to yellow. There were other dresses by that designer in the yellow I had picked out but they were chiffon and the dresses I was wanting were silk. She had warned me the color could differ between the two fabrics and I have been anxious to see what the finished product looked like. To make matters worse I had a dream last night that when I went to look at the dresses for the first time I absolutely HATED the color! In my dream somehow they turned out green haha, don't ask me why! Anyways, from the beginning my number one priority was to not end up with pastel yellow dresses. My wedding is in April and I knew my bridesmaids would be at their fairest skin tone during this time of the year and I didn't want to make them wear pastel yellow. But it was much harder than I thought to find yellow dresses that weren't pastel but also not neon yellow. Well...... I LOVE them!!!! One of my bridesmaids was with me and she loved them too! The color turned out very rich and it was the exact color I had wanted :) I really don't think they will wash out the girls and I think they will look great up against the charcoal grey suits. I took a picture but unfortunately it was just on the hanger.

I also love that I was able to find a bridesmaids dress with a sweetheart neckline just like my dress. If you forgot what mine looks like I'll remind you :)

So what do you think? Do you like how the the color turned out? Do you think it will look good against the grey suits? Do you think it will wash out the girls skin tone? Sorry for so many questions I just love all your input!

Hope you all are having a great week!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Scarf Exchange!

I was soooo excited when I got to my mailbox and saw a package waiting for me! I think we should do another exchange of some sort.... Not sure what but we should think of something! Anyways, I was paired up with Jennifer over at The Adventures Of Our Army Life and she did such a good job picking out a scarf I can wear with soooo many outfits. Thanks so much! If you're not following her blog you definitely should!

Well I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Am I being a Bridezilla???

Something I found out this weekend really frustrated me and I need to know if I'm being a Bridezilla or if I have a reason to be upset.

This weekend we attended a couple from high schools wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and we had a great time! At the wedding we were sitting with a group of our friends and one of Zach's best friends brings up the fact that their sister is moving back to town earlier then expected and that her wedding is now going to be in the Spring instead of next Winter. When anybody says anything about a Spring wedding I get a little nervous until I hear the date. Well he said they were still looking into venues and they hadn't set a date yet. Zach asked him to remind her that our date was April 30th and to just keep that in mind when setting their date. Well later that day we were told that when he went to remind her of our date she told him they had just put a deposit down and their wedding will be May 1st! That means our wedding will be Saturday and theirs will be Sunday. A million things started running through my head. Zach's friend is a groomsman in both weddings and now I'm worried she will have her rehearsal dinner then night of our wedding and he'll have to hurry out of our reception. We also have LOTS of common friends and I do not know how many of them will be involved in her wedding.

So give me your thoughts... Is it appropriate for me to talk to her about not having her rehearsal dinner the night of our wedding? I don't want to come off as being rude or making my wedding the priority. But I do feel that I should mention that we have had our date set for over 4 months! Anyways, what do ya think?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blog Award!

Laura at Lucky in Love and The Luckiest in Love has given me a blog award and I am very excited! It is called A Blog With Substance.

It is my very first Blog Award and it could not come from a more fitting person, Laura is who got me into the blogging world in the first place. Thanks so much! I know my wedding wouldn't be nearly what it's going to be if I had not met you and been introduced to the blogging community :)

I am supposed to sum up my blogging experience in 5 words. So here they are:

Inspiration: As a result of being a part of the blogging community I have received all sorts of inspiration and great ideas that have greatly impacted my wedding plans.

Motivation: Blogging has given me motivation to work on projects and get pictures on my blog to share with blog friends.

Encouragement: Some days when I feel like my ideas are not that great or all the time I've spent on something is not evident an encouraging comment from a blog friend brightens my day.

Stress-relieving: Blogging takes me away from school, work, and anything else that is causing stress in my life. It is wonderful!

Fun: Lastly, it's just plain FUN!

Now it's my turn to pass the blog award on to some deserving blogs! I absolutely LOVE these four blogs, if you don't already follow them you definitely should!

Shanna at Miss Arkansas Bride

Nicole at Seaside Smitten

Janna at Love The Moments

Laura at The Luckiest in Love I figured since you got this award the first time around for your wedding blog I could give it to you for your newlywed blog!

That's all I've got. I hope everyone's had a great start to their week!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

LONG Overdue Update

So first I have to apologize for being absent from blogging for the past month! It has been a crazy month and somehow blogging was the thing I sacrificed :( So here we go with a month's worth of updates haha.

-So to catch everybody up with the dress situation I did end up purchasing dress #5! I fell in love with it and nothing I tried on at the trunk show even came close. I found myself constantly staring at pictures of the dress throughout the day and I knew that it was "the dress". I really think Zach will love it and I can't wait for him to see it on our wedding day (btw it is less then 8 months away now.... crazy!!!).

-Right after I bought my dress I had to go straight home to start moving. One of my friends Elisha, who is the best landlord ever (I know you read this, love ya!), bought a house and is renting out the rooms to a bunch of our friends. But of course we chose to move-in on one of the most disgusting days of the year haha. It was 100+ degrees outside and we were all completely exhausted after the move. But by the end of the day I was moved-in to my new house AND I had purchased the most beautiful dress I could've imagined!

-The second week in August Zach and I went to Los Angeles to visit my brother. It was soooo much fun! We were busy everyday from 8:00 am to usually past midnight. Throughout our trip we were able to go to a LA Dodgers game, go on a Warner Brothers Studio Tour, go on lots of shopping trips, go to the most awesome Karaoke Club in Hollywood, watch my brother film a show he is in, go to the beach, lots of sightseeing, and spend a lot of time with my brother who I miss soooo much! It was not a relaxing trip but it was a lot of fun and we made lots of memories we'll never forget :)

- Then came the start of my last semester of nursing school! I am soooo excited to almost be done :) This semester is filled with lots of clinical hours at the hospital and not much time to work. So Zach and I are both very excited for me to get out of school and find a full-time nursing job!

- We also officially decided on and booked a DJ and a Photographer, which i will blog about later. Everything is starting to come along really well and I am getting very excited : )

- I have also been very lucky to spend a lot of time with wonderful friends! Our new house has turned into a common gathering place and I couldn't be happier :) I LOVE my friends and I am completely cherishing these years of my life. One person I have been able to spend lots of time with recently is Laura from Lucky in Love and now her awesome new married life blog The Luckiest in Love. If you don't follow her blogs you definitely should! Her wedding was amazing and she has tons of DIY projects you can read all about. She is awesome and Zach and I absolutely love spending time with her and David!

Well I hope I caught you up on what's been going on and I can't wait to get back to blogging! My projects lately have slowed down with school but I hope to at least write weekly updates about wedding plans and just life in general. So glad to be back : )