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Cake Topper! May 20, 2009

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So I got my cake topper today! it matches the design on my Save the Dates!

Dave, from http://www.mountainbrook.etsy.com, made this wonderful cake topper silhouette for me using my Graphic Designer’s design!



Now all I need is a cake:-)


Saved the date May 8, 2009

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Just thought I would post my awesome Save the Dates that were designed by my awesome graphic designer, Ada!

If you love it, email me and I will get you her info.  She’s totally reasonable.  I cannot wait to get to work on the invitations!


my lovely save the dates!

my lovely save the dates!

N is an avid cyclist.  He got into it about 2 years after we started dating.  He is so amazing when he rides and he has far surpassed me in the cycling department.  So I wanted to make sure that this wedding incorporated so much of both of our personalities.   I thought this design was super cute and he loved the colors and we both agreed that the simple design was perfect.


2nd dress fitting! last one is in July…

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I went to my second fitting with Angie, seamstress extraordinaire yesterday.  WOW.  I am seriously impressed and the dress still fits (i have been a snack machine lately) and the earrings I picked out were so superb and perfect.



Here is a few before pics:











HANDS IN MY POCKETS! pockets that Angie made:-)


Altered Neckline<3



























Angie did an amazing job.  She hemmed the dress, changed the neckline, added pockets, and bustled the darn thing.  Thank goodness I found the right size at the Running of the brides because it didn’t have to be taken in or out.

I am now even more excited to get back in this dress. N is gonna love it and i cannot wait until October when he finally sees me in it.  





Since I’ve been gone… May 4, 2009

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So this spring has been a nightmare with everything else in my life that is not wedding related.  Unfortunately, that put everything on hold until now.  Unfortunately, i have about a week of free time to get things done but I did order my bridesmaid dresses!

They will be wearing Jim Hjelm style JH5930 in Ink (which is a dark navy color).

Here is a pic of the awesome dress:


Bridesmaid Dresses (but the color will be in INK)

Bridesmaid Dresses (but the color will be in INK)



The lady at the shop, Best Bridals in Chantilly, was absolutely wonderful and gave us a GREAT deal on the dresses.  

I cannot wait until she calls to let me know when the dresses will be in.

I love the dress so much that I bought one for myself for a formal event that I have happening a few weeks after my wedding.






Next up:  2nd dress fitting on Wednesday.  I’ll post pics then!




UPDATE:  BM Dresses will be in July 25th!!!!!


Details: Ebay Obsession March 15, 2009

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I love ebay.  I know that its probably not the best thing to become addicted to but I do find that its been really helpful in purchasing wedding things such as jewelry and decor.  So I wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to some of my ebay vendors:

I won this item from:


I think i am going to use this pretty thing at our table as the centerpiece and have green hydrangeas at the bottom.

This bracelet is super simple but pretty and I think it goes well with my entire ensemble.  I have a pretty big dress and big dangly earrings, as well as a custom headpiece being made for me so I wanted to have something simple on my arm.  Also, my dress has a flower motif that sort of matches the bracelet.  My earrings are a few posts back. I bought this from Ebay seller tintansalon.

Finally, i purchased two of these which are HUGE (I think 2 feet each) that I plan on using at the reception at the escort card/guest book table.  They are so pretty in person.  I bought this from seller romovalues.

That’s all for now.  I think I have a few more purchases I would like to make so we’ll see.  Slowly but surely my wedding is coming together.  Now I just need to figure out how to tie it all up in a pretty package!


Just because its gorgeous outside… March 9, 2009

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It’s sunny and warm and windy today in the DC Area.  We had such a wonderful weekend.  I am a little envious of any brides who got married this past weekend–they had perfect weather!

Here’s some wedding eye-candy.  I’d blog more but i’m going to spend the rest of the day staring out my window:-)

Pretty Flowers. Pretty Bouquets.



Details: Gifts for the bride, bridesmaids or wonderful people in your life March 8, 2009

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This is slightly non-wedding related.

I have been trying to think of something to give my girls as a thank you other than the totebag/makeup/pashmina combo (which I may still do but wanted to add something a little extra to).  I found this amazing website.  Even if I don’t use it for bridesmaid gifts, I definitely want to order something for friends for bdays/celebrations/future awesome happenings.

The site is call Dogeared Jewels and Gifts.

They make some really adorable and affordable jewelry and gifts with neat messages like “Make a Wish” and “Pearls of Friendship,” which are some of my personal faves.  I also love the “kick ass” message.

Here are a few favorites:

One in a million

"One in a million"

Pearls of Friendship are PERFECT for your best gal pals

"Pearls of Friendship" are PERFECT for your best gal pals

And my serious favorite stuff are the underthings!  They have “Sassy Pants Panties.”  I seriously cannot decide between:



or these:

SOMETHING BLUE thong th-thong thong thong

SOMETHING BLUE thong th-thong thong thong

We’ll see…I already have blue shoes, so pink sassy panties might be the next thing on my details list!  But let’s all just hope we don’t need these on the wedding day: