Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hair today

After trying on my dress a couple of weeks ago (check out that post, the dress is AMAZING!!) Mom and I decided on a whim to go to Vancouver to lunch and the mall.

Let me just say that Golden Tent is the best Mongolian restaurant around and I would gladly drive the 35-45 minutes everyday for it's goodies (if you've never had Mongolian, you MUST try it!!! That is your homework). After lunch, we walked the Vancouver Mall (I'm sorry, Westfield Shopping Center) and I found my girls' hair accessories.

MOH and bridesmaids will be wearing these lovelies in their hair. They are not perfectly white, but very cute and I couldn't resist the feathers.

My two junior bridesmaids will be wearing these headbands that tie in to the others with the flowers.

And my adorable flower girl will be wearing this headband. There is not flower on it, but her dress will have red bows on it, so I think it will be a good match.

I haven't decided what to do with my hair yet. I'm going for a half-up do like these:


I will have a waltz length veil for the ceremony and pictures, but I want some sort of red flower for my hair for the reception. We'll see what I can find.

I love costumes!!

Last night was my mom's work Halloween party and I went all out on my costume. I was originally going to be a Victorian era vampire, with Christopher's outfit from Project Runway.


But ended up looking like a saloon girl because my teeth weren't working for me, so I didn't wear them. So this is me and let me know which you think I am.

This is my mom (on the right) and her friend. They went as Evil Things 1 & 2 (my idea).

My sister and her boyfriend went to the party as professional thieves.

We also had a dead Billy Mayes at the party. It was a lot of fun, I love dressing up and I even won best costume!! Yay me!

Now I just have to decide what to wear on Halloween to go to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Hmm....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Save our date!!!

Well we officially mailed (most of) our save the dates last saturday and I can't wait to hear what people think of them!! We have a few stragglers that haven't gone out because of lack of address, but hopefully they will be going out soon. I am really pleased with how they turned out!! I made them through Zazzle and it was super easy and a great price (so if you are looking to make postcards, T-shirts, etc. check them out).



The only problem I have is that I have 400 of them!! I ordered 200 (and only really needed to order 150), but Zazzle sent me two orders of 200 so I got to keep the extra without being billed for it. Now I just have to figure out what to do with 250 extra save the dates. Wallpaper maybe? :)

149 days from today!! Whoopee!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Registry fun

Nick and I spent last Sunday registering at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. We had already pre-registered at a bridal expo back in January so all we needed to do was go in and scan items. They were very helpful, explaining everything, providing bottles of water, and giving us a new gun when ours ran out of batteries. They also provided us with those lovely registry cards that we can include with the bridal shower invitations (and only the bridal shower invitations).

Registering was actually a lot of fun. I kind of felt overwhelmed at the beginning because we don't have a place to live so we didn't really know what we would need. Bed, Bath, and Beyond provides a great checklist, which really helped (even if it did have a lot of stuff we don't need).

Being a naughty blogger (and not having a charged battery for my camera) I didn't take any pictures, but I do have to show you what Nick was most excited to register for.

That, my friends, is a motion sensing soap dispenser. Haha!! Nick was so excited to put that on the registry and it's really funny because when we got home and I checked out the registry online, it hadn't scanned! So I had to add it in, but I thought that was rather ironic.

Did anyone else have as good of an experience registering as we did?

On a side note: I have 28 followers!!! How exciting! Thank you all and I hope you enjoy reading because I enjoy writing. :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

I just got the call part II...she fits!!

She fits! She fits! She fits!! I can't tell you how relieved I was when my dress zipped up all the way. Not that I had put on any weight or anything, but it's been four months since I ordered her and even longer since I had tried her on. Another thing I was so happy about was that she isn't yellow. I ordered ivory because white made me look like a ghost, but since I hadn't seen my dress in months (I think I tried her on in March) I couldn't remember what the ivory looked like. It's very subtle, but still looks amazing.

So without further ado...

I brought an ivory veil with me that I bought on eBay for $15, but it was too yellow and too long we decided. So I tried on a few different lengths and styles and we decided on a waltz length (54") with red trim to match the red in my dress (isn't she gorgeous!!).

Here is a shot of the beautiful detail on the bodice and the cute sleeves.

Showing off my beautiful shoes that I am not going to wear. They were a tad high and made me look like a floating bell. So I ordered a pair of shoes that were surprisingly comfortable and could be dyed to match my dress. The fun part about the shoes is that they will be two-toned like my dress with the ankle strap being white (since no one will notice that it isn't ivory).

Ah, the reason I fell in love with her in the first place. Look how gorgeous that train is. I spent most of my appointment trying to turn around to look at it. :D I love the detail and the shape of the red going down to the train.

There you have it, my lovely, lovely dress that I can't wait to wear.

On Tuesday it will be five months to go!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I just got the call...

My dress is in!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!