Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This past weekend, I got to share my favorite place with my favorite people! Saturday, my wedding party, moms, mistresses of ceremony, Malachi, and Loraine headed up to Leland for beach time and wine sipping! It was a beautiful weekend for our festivities! We headed out of 8:00 a.m. arriving around 11:30 a.m. Grandma had created a warm welcome with a construction paper sign greeting us! When we got inside, she created a wall of Julie in Leland! :) Jill, Suzie, and Chris put together a very yummy lunch and we headed down to the beach for some sun! After spending some time in the water, we decided to head out for wine tasting stopping at some of my favorites: 45 North, Tandem Cider, and Leelanau Cellars. After Leelanau Cellars, we stopped at Just Knot a Bar for some dinner. We kept the rest of the night low key... opening the wonderful gifts the girls got me and playing a few games about how well I know Ryan. We called it a early night since all the fresh air, sun, and wine tired us out! Next morning, more goodies were out... by the way too much food! I was soo stuffed by the end of the weekend! Keri and I headed back mid-morning since a bunch of stuff was waiting for both of us at home.
Plain and simple, it was the best Bachelorette Party EVER! Love you ladies for doing that for me!
This week is motivation week... we have been trying to tie up loose ends and get stuff set up for next week. Favors come tomorrow. The seating arrangements are made, just have to put them on the Harbourfront seating map. Applied for our marriage license to be picked up Friday. Picking up my, Rachel, and Jenni's dresses tomorrow.
We are getting there! Maybe next year it will all kick in.... thank goodness I have to only work Tuesday and Wednesday next week! :)
Friday, August 27, 2010
First we have to get through this weekend of fun at my Bachelorette Party in Leland and my INS 22 test on Wednesday! AHHHHHHH!!!!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
My wedding is going to end our wedding season with a BANG! :)
IT’S GOING TO BE FABULOUS!
Monday, August 23, 2010
BUT I'm excited to spend time with all my closest friends and family... I'm not going to let people that aren't going to be able to make it, get me down!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
It all should be feeling real but hasn't really kicked in yet! Bachelorette Party in Leland this coming weekend... can't wait! :D
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I called another salon and scheduled hair and makeup appointments. The salon I was originally hoping to go with basically told me they could only get 2 people to do 6 girls hair and 2 girls makeup... I DON'T THINK SO! For Keri's, we had 4 girls doing hair for 7 of us. With one of those being specifically for Keri. I wanted that... I'm the bride and deserve to have the extra attention to my hair... especially since I have ALOT of hair! The salon I scheduled with is right across the hall from the reception location. So... if people get done early, they can just walk the few steps to the reception room and help with setup! I feel much better knowing that we will have 4 girls to do our hair! :) I got in next Saturday to get a practice done! :)
Also, Ryan and I stopped at Meijer to pick up pictures I had printed off for the table decorations. I've got about 28 misc. scenic pictures from Leland. Mom has some too... so we will have to take a look and go threw them to see what we want to use for table names! While there, we saw they had boxes of 36 individual bagged chips that we purchased for the rehearsal dinner. To us, the rehearsal dinner isn't as important as the reception dinner and with that, we are keeping it simple. Subs, Chips, Salads... especially since we are just using the park picnic shelter to do it!
We made a trip to the wine specialty shop right by our house to purchse 24 cobalt blue while bottles and 25 corks! That was the last element needed for the centerpieces/tables. I've already started making a wine bottle lamps but can't find my wire that I have :(... I'm sure it will show up!
My party dress is coming Monday and I'm going to nail down information with our Rev. on Monday! :)
Feels good to have so much done when we are this close! :D
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I just bought myself a new bathing suit at VS for the honeymoon in MEXICO! :)
Can't wait to get it!
Few things to do on my list this weekend... but still making lots of progress. Just need to meet with Rev. Doornbos, call on renting chairs, and figure out what we would like to do for rehearsal! After being at Keri and Bob's rehearsal dinner, we like the idea of keeping it simple with subs, chips, and veggies... I'm leaving it up to Ryan, I've got enough on my plate! :D
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
They know there stuff and are going to make the reception a party to remember!
Just a month away.... how CRAZY! :)
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I feel so lucky to have been a part of such a beautiful event! The Lawton Community Center is an amazing place! Oldest winery in Michigan! The place has so much character and such a big space to take over. All this made it perfect for Keri and Bob's wedding!
I'm so proud of Keri! She let the stress go and seemed to enjoy her day to the fullest! She made a beautiful bride for her dashing groom. As she walked down the isle to him she was just glowing. I did real well holding myself together... but I do admit, I had tears many times during the ceremony!
Good food, great company, and ALOT of FUN! I can admit, I was at the photobooth serveral time with several different groups of people! I also rocked out my 80's sunglasses from Jilly-bean!
Keri and Bob seemed so happy and it was an amazing day for a wedding! Congrats again, Mr. and Mrs. Trayers! :) Love you both! You are always going to be my best friend, Keri, I'm with you for the long hall! :D
Friday, August 6, 2010
P.S. Steph and Ryan a.k.a. "the neighbors" - I would of expected you first, since not only did we hand deliver it the day before we sent them out but cause you are also right next door! :P
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
We dropped off our neighbors who thought they looked really good! It was great to hear all that work really did pay off!
I got the last grapevine napkin rings from Hobby Lobby today! We have enough for everyone that is invited... so no worries about running out of those!
Today I also met with Shelly, our florist. We narrowed down what we were thinking. Unfortunately, the bill went up... but I had to add a few more tables. But in the end, I have a feeling everything will look beautiful!
OH... biggest thing about the wedding today... I GOT MY BIRD CAGE VEIL! :) It looks beautiful! Can't wait to wear it!!!!!
Hopefully tomorrow we will cross more wedding "to dos" off the list! Hard to believe 46 days!
I found them off Etsy and even got myself one! Might even wear it at the wedding too but we'll have to see how my whole outfit(s) come together! But I know they are something that can be worn with any outfit!
Looking forward to giving the girls all the goodies I've got them! :) You'll all just have to wait and see what the girls have on the big day! ;)
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Hoping to get them out like TUESDAY!