Tuesday, July 20, 2010

wedding update...ONE MONTH!

so. i know you're all sick of my wedding posts, so i'll try not to say too much. here's what's on my mind at the ONE MONTH marker before the big day.
  • i hate jewelry. i can't pick anything for the life of me. also, my collar bone sticks out, causing certain necklaces to flip on me. ANNOYING.
  • also, i'm just in general too indecisive. we should have had a three month engagement so i didn't have time to buy 3 pairs of shoes or decide between 4 different hair styles.
  • my good friend Danielle is doing our wedding photos. she just posted some from a wedding last weekend and they are SO AWESOME. i get more and more excited for her to do them every day!
  • we have to finalize ceremony music and our vows. should be easy...you'd think.
  • i have to pick up our marriage license.
  • i think i'm going to have enough money to pay for everything...i think...
  • i cannot WAIT for a week of just laying around and hanging out with Josh. it's going to be awesome. all. inclusive. no. kids.
  • i'm not stressed. i'm excited. but i'll probably be stressed day of. i think i'm gonna need some anti-anxiety meds.
  • i'm excited to turn Josh's apartment into "our" apartment. he's probably not as excited (to get my crap in his townhouse) as i am...
  • alicia is coming up to Erie a few days before the wedding! i'm so excited to spend some time with her and my other bridesmaids!!
  • my sister is amazing. she took so much time to work on our invitations, and she did a beautiful job. i'll have to get her to take some pics so we can show them off.
  • RSVP's are due Friday. i'm nervous people didn't get their invitations. i'm also nervous we aren't getting people's RSVP's, but at least we can contact people and make sure of all that.
  • SIMPLICITY is the new term for the wedding. i've got ideas in my head of how i want our day to look, but it's literally not possible to look that way with 1) reception location, 2) amount of guests we're having, 3) we don't have time, 4) we don't have the resources/money. new goal: simplify everything. no one is going to care how the cookie/dessert table looks and what color flower petals are on the table. i may care now, but i won't care day of! (josh has been telling me this for 9 months)
  • i can't wait to marry my best friend and the most wonderful guy i know!

Friday, July 9, 2010

sorry i've been distant...

i've been lacking in blog posting and blog reading/commenting recently. things are crazy in my life, maybe more so than usual! also, i have no internet (or tv...cable...) at home, so that puts a wrench in posting and reading. here's what's been keeping me busy...
  • wedding planning. duh!! we bought our rings, finalized the flowers and put down a deposit, met with our wedding coordinator at church, had my trial run with my hair stylist, made some decisions and purchased some super fun gifts for my bridesmaids, been planning day-of schedule, thank you cards from the shower are written and sent, invites sent out & RSVP's coming in, next dress fitting is Monday, i attempted to make myself a necklace and failed, i bought shoes...again...
  • roomie moved out so the place is a little empty. a centipede tried to take her spot but, with the help of my dad, i killed it (that is another story)
  • i've started packing up a few of my own things in the town house
  • Josh and i joined cell phone plans and both of us got the new iPhone 4!! totally love it, though the limited data plan sucks major and i still can't type/text on it worth crap. but the display is amazing. cameras and face-time are amazing (when face-time works, that is...)
  • work is very busy, which is great, but also unusual at this time of year. things are normally a little more calm now, and they might be if it weren't for the huge project that's been consuming the majority of my time. we're hoping it's finalized and ordered next week and ready for install in Sept-Oct!
  • Josh's brother's wedding is this weekend; he's in it and i'm photographing it
  • Josh's bachelor party is next weekend, which means he's off for 3-4 days with 4 of his 6 guys to New York City
i'm sure MORE things have been going on than just this, but it's time to get focused. have great weekends everyone!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

my bridal shower!!

my amazing mother, father, sister, bridesmaids, aunt, neighbors and several other family members helped throw me the most amazing bridal shower ever. we braved the unpredictable Erie weather and threw it outside (and it down-poured in the morning for about 15-20 minutes), but was clear (AND HOT) for the shower.

the shower was "English Garden Tea Party" themed, complete with teapots, teacups and old victorianesque gloves as centerpieces. it was pretty amazing. the food was also delicious - tea sandwiches, chicken salad croissants, and assortments of scones and trifles. i was surrounded by the women i love and was given some wonderful gifts.

here are some pics... (taken by Rachel and Katie)

thanks to all my amazing friends and family for a great shower!!!!!!! check my facebook for more pics!