Friday, July 8, 2011

One Sweet Wedding: Ceremony and Reception

Last post I left you wondering if I made it to the church on time. Now, everyone that knows me knows that I sometimes get caught up and end up running late (ADD much?) And to top it off, my future husband had made a bet with his groomsmen that his future wife was going to arrive late to the church. Well guesss what?!
I made it early! Doesn't my hubby look cute waiting for me to come down the aisle with my parents? I love love LOVE this picture. So many emotions, so many feelings come rushing back to me whenever I see it. DO you have a picture from your wedding day that makes you feel like that?

Here's a pic of that long train. We are getting a blessing for our wedding from Fr. Doug (quite a unique priest whom we really enjoyed being mentored by).

  After the ceremony, we headed out for some pictures around town and then to the reception. Here's some of my favorite pics from the reception

 I love cake! I couldn't pick just one flavor so we had an assortment. The center cake was made by that fabulous friend (my cousin's fiance). She whipped it up and it was her first cake she ever made before launching her business. It's based out of Columbus, Ohio so if you would like the name of the bakery, leave a message. She is amazing and sweet! I don't know what I would have done without her.

My bouquet and our rings. We used to purchase our wedding bands from some awesome sellers. I used the alchemy option to have a jeweler bid on fabricating my band. (Seller Quilted Pony) He rocked and was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone and would definetly use him again. We used Titanium Knights sellers for my husbands band and the quality and the price was perfect.

The perfect ending to the perfect day.... Happily married for almost 2 years now and looking back it feels like yesterday. I'm so blessed to have the friends and family I do to help us have the best time. I don't think I could have had a better time,although there would have been some things I wish I could have "tweeked". That could be a post for a different day :-)

Next post: Life changes.....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wedding Tidbits!

Here are some of my favorite moments leading up to our wedding, and the actual wedding itself. I had some of the most amazing and supportive people around me (specifically my cousins fiance-love her!) friends and family. People who flew as far as Alaska, New York, and Seattle just to name a few. It was really a dream come true and it went off with glitches! Of course, I just smiled-someone was always constantly in my face watching me and taking my picture...know the feeling? I was so happy, felt so loved, and couldn't wait to party!

I loved my hair. My hubby's cousin did it for not only myself but the whole bridal party! What an amazing wedding gift andddd to top it off she came to the location where I was getting ready to take a load of stress off the "morning rush" of events that usually preceed the ceremony.
*Sigh* My dresssss! Loved this! I stumbled upon it at Filene's Basement "Running fo the Brides" in Columbus in the beginning of 2009. It was a Mon Cheri dress (the Janet if you want close ups, google image!) that retailed for more then my budget would allow normally. But if youa re familiar with the RoBs then you know it became totally affordable at under $300 with tax.

My shoes, which were pretty, but killeddd, so you wont see them on my feet for very long. They are from David's Bridal and the only piece of my wedding outfit that I paid full price for. Kinda sad that they sucked so bad. You'll also notice the earrings I wore which are hanging ont he shoes. Those were my something old and something borrowed. When my grandma (whom I loved dearly) passed away in 2005 my aunts had her pearl necklace broken down and had earrings made for all the females in the family including their birthstone as the bottom crystal. My birthstone happens to be diamonds (whaaa? no diamonds?? boo) so swarovski crystals anchored the set. These were very important to me on my day and I waited to wear them for the first time until my wedding day. I wanted my grandma to be there so bad...and even though she was watching, I felt her presence the whole day.

Ready to meet my muscle man at the altar! But would I make it on time or late as predicted?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We have a lot of catching up to do!

When I originally started this blog I wanted to focus on telling the story of our wedding plans and how the day went and all the memories we made. However, I "got busy livin' and forgot to document it-Ill try and recoup as much as I can now through pictures. I can say this, it was one of the best dang weddings of all time!

I also want to refocus what I am blogging about: being a military spouse. I never thought I would be in this role, however I am adjusting to you will read!

Welcome back old readers, I promise to start recapping the wedding first for your enjoyment (and for my mind's sake) and you are encouraged to stay around.

Welcome in new readers! If you are also a military spouse, girl friend, fiance, etc I encourage you to share your stories with me. It can get lonely out here and the more support, the better.

This is going to be a wild ride, hang tight and read on!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Heads up!

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And Congrats to Roddy Bride! Tomorrow is her BIG DAY!

Picking a wedding date

As you may have guessed, selecting our wedding date would be influenced by the military.

Currently my future father -in-law is deployed overseas with the Army and you already know my FI had been deployed last year. That being said, since both men are integral parts of the wedding party, we had to pick a date that allowed both to be present. FFIL is not due back til Oct. so Summer 2009 was out. We also had to deal with upcoming holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas) and a lot of our guests coming from out of town. Not wanting to run into snow storms and other unforseens, we were hoping for a late fall wedding.

Now I guess I should tell you one of contributing factor that was important in selecting a wedding season! FI and I are huge Buckeye fans and did not want to get married on a Buckeye game  (our friends would prob kill us too!)

We ended up selecting November 14th as the date we would get married. While it was on an OSU game, it fit in the time frame of before the holidays.

Fast forward to selecting the hall and they gave us some bad news. They were booked on November 14th! Ughhhhh. I looked at FI and gave him a worrisome glance. With a quick prayer I asked, "What Saturdays do you have available between October and December?" "We have October 31st and December 26th" she replied.

A Halloween wedding?


 A Christmas wedding?


What's a bride to do....

Coming up...the date we picked!

Did you run into any problems that were unique to your situation in picking a wedding date? What were they? How did you end up picking your date?

Getting Engaged! 9.8.2008.

We had been together for about four years, graduated college, and FI had just gotten back from overseas with the military in August 2008. We had moved into a townhouse and I started a my first career job in September. It was a whirlwhind of excitement to say the least! On my second day of work, I was driving home and recieved a call from my main squeeze telling me to, "Park in the front because the back lot was full.". That's weird, I thought but wasn't too suspicious. He then told me that he wanted us to go to my least favorite store in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD (which will remain nameless...) and that put me in a slighly foul mood -since I clearly do not like going there and all I wanted in the world was a nice hot bath. I parked in the front and in a little huff got out , only to find my FI on our porch with a bouquet of red roses and a smirk that spelled "Gotcha!" My mood melted and my face warmed as he told me he was proud of me for getting a job and that he was really glad to be home with me.(Awwwwwww :-) We kissed and I went to head inside to put the flowers in a vase. FI turns as I walk past him and says, "Hey will you do something for me?" I said "Sure, what?" and he said "Will you marry me?" And before he has time to get on his knee I am yelling "WHAT?!"
And jumped up and down laughing and crying!! I was thrilled, shocked, duped, astonished and exhausted! I even asked him, "Are you sure?"
We had never gone ring shopping or even really talked about it. He knew my ring size and that was about it so it definitely was a surprise.

How did your FI propose? Were you surprised?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hairspiration Pics

Forgive me I have been saving these for a long time and don't have the links for where I found them. I really would love half up, half down. Do you have any links I can check out for more hair styles-let me know! How are you doing your hair/how did you do your hair for the big day?