Wednesday, December 24, 2008

oh dear...

i have been so busy these past couple of weeks that i haven't even had time to think about the wedding. yes, i know... shocking!

anyway, happy holidays everyone! for those of you who have your significant others with you, i'm jealous. mine is halfway around the world :[

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Anyone else think the term Bridesmaid is kinda mean?

I really like this dress for my MOH aka my sister.
The rest of the bridesmaids could wear anything else in all Aubergine.
I'm really kind of dreading the bridesmaid dress search. I've done a few searches online but I'd really like to take a day where we all get together, have lunch, and go shopping for their dresses... mostly so they can all get to know one another. I definitely don't want them to look like clones, especially since they all have different body types. I want them to be able to express their individuality and find something that is complementing to their own body. I dont care if their shoes don't match, their hairstyles aren't the same, or their jewelry is different. I do however want them to have the same color dress- Aubergine/Eggplant. Styles don't matter either as long as they're tea length.
I showed that dress to my sister, and she loved it too! Plus, I kind of like the idea of the Maid of Honor standing out from the rest of the bridesmaids.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

a girl can only dream...

Ever since I started wedding planning, two things I knew for sure were that purple would be my main color and I'd wear purple shoes under my gown. I have a pair I love that would have been PERFECT. They are just the right shade and everything. Problem is... I stained them one drunken night in Vegas :( So lately I've been scouring the web for the perfect pair and today I stumbled upon these beauties from Forzieri! Too bad they're $229. I do love admiring them though and if I had a bigger budget, I'd get them in a heartbeat!

sigh... back to searching!
Ok, I found some more...
I'm not sure if these are too dark, but I love the bow in the back!

I love the knot on these Caparro's.

These are from Nine West. Love the embellishment.

& is it weird that I love these sequin pumps?? I think they're fun!

Monday, December 8, 2008


I am pleased to announce that the hubby and I have decided on a photographer. All I have to do is sign the contract and send it back along with the deposit. & the winner is...

Nick Corona.

I met with him a couple weeks ago. Very professional guy & his rates are great :]

Monday, December 1, 2008

Flushmount Albums

I mentioned in a previous post about how I fell in love with flushmount albums. I still am. If we weren't on a budget, there would be no question about it, I would HAVE to have one. I ran across a talented photographer who offers 5 hours, pictage gallery, flushmount album, proof book, and a cd of images for $1500. Thats pretty damn good if you ask me considering some photographers want $900 for a flusmount alone. However, the hubby and I were discussing our options and asking ourselves exactly how important this flushmount album is for us. Yes, I love them but we came to the conclusion that I can live without them if it means we can save a good $500 dollars. You can always get one made later and there are plenty of other album options. So while this certain photographer is still open for consideration, so are other photographers who don't offer albums but may offer more hours. With $500 in savings we can afford to spend a little more on other stuff.

Planning on a budget can be very difficult if you don't have the patience. Luckily we have plenty of time to plan. Plus, I dont really see the point in spending so much money on ONE day. This way we can also concentrate on whats really important, and thats celebrating our marriage with our families.