Tuesday, December 08, 2009

mr. and mrs.

After our first look took place, our wedding party headed up with Jen Wade, our super awesome photography assistant to Wright Park where we planned to take wedding party and family pics.  Jason and I stayed with Jenny GG to take some bride & groom photos with our cool ride for the day...the '56 Cadillac!

This beautiful car belongs to a very good friend of my family...who just so happens to be my sister's and my real estate agent.

This is one of my favorite pictures!  I LOVE that it looks so old fashioned...and you get a little peek at my pink shoes!

After taking a bunch of pics, we hopped in the car and rode up to the park.

You can see that I was a little worried about my hair here...

...but then my inner beauty queen took over...

Up next: The Wedding Party

Friday, September 25, 2009

peek a boo

After spending the morning getting all pretty, we had our "first look". We decided to forgo the traditional first look down the aisle so that we would have plenty of time for pictures and wouldn't have to miss our cocktail hour after the ceremony.

Jason waiting patiently for me...

We did our first look in front of the marquis with our names on it. A family friend let us pose with his awesome 56 Cadillac and even took us on a drive later (more on that to come)!

The wedding party watching from across the street...

Here I come!

Aww...you look so handsome!!!

Do you like my shoes? :)

You look good in a tux!

We're getting married!!!

Up next: Bride & Groom Portraits

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

pretty as a princess

We started the morning off at my mom's house to get ready. We turned the dining room into a salon...

Putting my veil in...it was quite uncomfortable at first.

Even my grandma got in on the action...

Al of the bridesmaids & my mom helping me into my dress. I LOVED my dress so much. I wish I could just wear it around the house.

My sister (MOH) helping me get all laced up.

Ready to meet my groom!

Up next: The First Look!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

officially a mrs.!

Yep...it's official...we're married!

I know I wasn't good about updating the old blog about all of our details during the whole planning process, but I gotta tell ya...planning a wedding TAKES OVER YOUR LIFE!

To make up for my lack of pre-wedding posts, I am going to fill you in all of the details
now...and I even have pictures to share!

Here's a sneak peak!

We absolutely LOVE our photographer Jenny GG! She did SUCH an amazing job! I've been spending most evenings just oohing and aahing over pics.

Stay tuned for more details...up next Getting Ready!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

are you coming to our wedding? please send us your RSVP!!!

The invitations went out before Labor Day. A total of 86 in all. (I know, I know...I need to post some pics...I promise I will soon!)

We have only gotten 33 RSVP’s back.

What is the deal? I know they aren’t due until the first of July (and I did send them out a little early), but why procrastinate?

When I get an invitation I send back the RSVP immediately. I don’t want to keep the inviter waiting. So why, my dear friends & family, are keeping me sitting on the edge of my chair? I want to know if you are coming so I can highlight your name in pink on my list and get an idea of just how close to capacity we are going to be.

Please don’t keep me waiting…pretty please!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

and so we begin the 7 week countdown!

We only have 7 weeks left until the big day.


With all of our vendors booked (and awaiting their final payments) we’re working on the final details…which seem to be the most tedious and time consuming.

Programs – my mom keeps asking why we even need them… I can’t imagine not having them. I’ve come up with a simple design that shouldn’t be too hard to assemble…the real problem is what to put on them. Any suggestions?

Favor Tags – They’re designed, I just need to buy paper for them, print them and punch them out…they are going to be little round tags that just say Jason & Jenni Better Together and the date. Sounds easy enough, right? Well my printer is out of ink and I keep forgetting to go to the office store…

Card Box – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to Ross or Marshall’s and found really cute black, white & pink damask boxes that would be PERFECT for a card box at the wedding. Have I bought any of those boxes? Of course not! I always thought I’d find something better… Now I’m sure I won’t be able to find what I want.

Bridesmaid Accessories – I’ve nixed my original necklace idea. When my sister’s got their dresses and tried on the strand of black beads as a necklace it didn’t look as good as it did in my head… Back to square one.

Besides the outstanding projects that I keep thinking about, I have to say that things have gone pretty smoothly and I’m really excited for August! Our wedding coordinator, Bobbi Roth, keeps assuring me that all will be great and every time I meet with her and go over stuff I feel relieved.

So while I feel like I’m stressed to the max and can’t sleep at night…when I step back and look at all I’ve accomplished and what’s left, I realized that I really do have a firm handle on everything.

Ok…enough talking about what I need to do…now I’ve got to DO IT!