If life wasn't crazy enough with working on our home, Ryan and I getting used to living together after having opposite schedules, trying to figure out my place in the photography world, enjoying our adorable lil' nephews Evan, Forrest, and Levi plus Vivian, our adorable niece... Ryan and I also have a puppy or at least is the size of one, Jack, who is a Jack Russell mix! How fun and YES, and a little crazy, but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another Dress to add to all my TROUBLE!

I had to take a picture in the mirror cause I was trying it on by myself! The thing is.... its ivory.... other thing is.... its $130.... other thing is I HAVE A WEDDING DRESS!! AHHHHHH!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Crossed off the list!

Today I finally got up the courage to call on Officiants. I called Rev. Doornbos... who married my parents and knew my great grandma, grandparents, and aunt! He was very chatty which also made me feel better... he told me a story about my aunt and also asked how my grandparents were doing. Turns out he lives only a few blocks from YSRA entrance over in Gun Lake. Ryan and I are going to narrow down a day that we can meet with him to see if we like him. He seemed real nice and genuine. I'm excited cause I think this is will be the closest to making the ceremony extra special with him marrying my parents years ago.

Jill and I met mom over at David's Bridal... YES, I did buy something for my wedding from David's Bridal... a bird cage veil! I'm excited cause its perfect and looks adorable! Total, I only paid $35 for 2 veils!!!

While at DB's, we saw some adorable hair flowers on bobby pins. BUT for 2 it was $49! Mom, being the crafty women she is, decided we could find some just as cute for way less! We added that mission to our day... looking at Joanns, Hobby Lobby, and Flowerland! We did find some and enough for all 5 girls for $5!!!

We stopped in Cascade where mom got Jill's invites printed and we got a quote for Ryan and mine. They seemed high but I'm going to call a few more places tomorrow so that I can have them printed next week!

Last but no least, we found napkins for the cupcake table. I assigned mom to getting plates for the cupcake table like what Suzie got for Chris. This saves us $75 to $150 dollars on the fee they consider as "cake cutting" at Harbour Front.
Mom and Suzie spent Sunday and Monday putting together 12 quart size mason jar lanterns to use as decor for the ceremony. They will be hanging on end of the isle chairs with white flowers. This will be the one and possible only decoration besides the beaches beauty at the ceremony.

Yesterday, before our engagement session with Ashley, Ryan and I stoped by Lake Effects Winery and picked up my cork place card olders! They are adorable and fit in with the theme soo well!
Finally things are coming together! Before next week... I hope to have everything taken care of with Serendipity Resorts and get some invites printed! :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Engagement Session in GH!

Just got back from our engagement session with Ashley in Grand Haven! Take a look at a sneak peak...


I can't wait to see some of her other favs! She's a wonderful photographer! She figured us out, no problem! :D Looking forward to her shooting our wedding! THANK YOU, ASHLEY!

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Craft Project for a certain Bachelorette!!!

Hehe... every house needs a "Sex" wine bottle light?!? Vanessa would attest to this, she has one proudly displayed! :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

We found ties!

After trying every store we could think of and googling "Tiffany ties", we found a tie that was so close to the color of the dresses and that Ryan liked!

Here are some pics to show you just HOW CLOSE the color is to the dresses and my shoes!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Dresses!

Finally here they are... the girl's dresses! They will look much better on the ladies cause they are their sizes! Tie shopping this weekend to find a match.

I also got my J. Crew dress for the rehearsal! I think I am obsessed with dresses this summer! I also got a new dress for engagement pictures and MIGHT get another dress for the wedding as a party dress!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

You've been waiting....

We splished, we splashed it was one hell of a bash! :)

Keri's bachelorette party went on with out a hitch! The only hitch was me forgetting the OJ at home and worried I lost Danielle in downtown GH!

The place was amazing... even better than I expected! It had so much room... everyone, even if it was an air mattress, had a place to lay their heads! The whole atmosphere was perfect for a carribean themed party! At while sitting at the tiki bar... I did have a feeling I was in Mexico!

All the ladies were definietly in to it... bringing some awesome panties and gifts, being sports about the flowers and flipflops, and belping when or where ever needed! Everyone was sweethearts and I look forward to party'n it up again with them at the wedding! I know that crowd will make sure there is always some one on the dance floor!

I loved the fact Keri got the attention she deserved for being the bachelorette... even with 2 other bachelorette parties there! She got honking... whistling... CHAMPAGNE... and plenty of people saying congrats! She was beautiful so it was hard not to whistle or honk, I'm sure!

The music was awesome! Personally, I thought it was better than if a DJ was spinnin' it. A band just does something that makes it even more fun and crazy! Like the 5 minute dance they made Keri do! She was an awesome sport... and they took advantage of that!

All in all... MY BEST BACHELORETTE PARTY IVE ORGANIZED! :) Deep down... I think I would love to be a party planner... but that was probably my last bachelorette party to organize... guess I better polish up my baby shower skills! ;) Right, Keri?!? :P

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Let the Fun Begin!!!

Today is the day... that all the hard work went towards, Keri's Bachelorette Party!

Vanessa and Malachi helped me make her salsa recipe while I put together mini key lime pies!

I later finished up the finishing touches on the gifts for Keri and the favors for the guests. Last things I need to pick up... Jamaican Rum and clothes line and clothes pins for the PANTIES! :)

(Hope she doesn't read this before 4 p.m. or it will give away all my planning)!

None the less... I hope she loves it!

Crosing my fingers everything turns out... I need to plan my own wedding!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Who says you can't drop a size in seconds!

Victoria Secret... I HEART you!

While there for a pair of panties for a special bachelorette... I went to the clearance section and ran in to the most amazing body slimmer! :) Slims the thighs, hips, stomach, and torso! A $70 piece of lingerie FOR... $15!!!! HA! What a DEAL!!!! The hope is that I can slim down on my own some more, of course... but its always great to have some extra help!!!!!!