Sunday, January 30, 2011

Over the top wedding ideas...

So, I have what you may refer to as... um... unique???, yeah we'll go with that... unique taste and ideas when it comes to dressing and decorating for special occasions. I love sparkle and things that are a bit different. If I were planning an over the top wedding, here are some of the ideas I had...

Depending on how they fit and let's be honest, what mood I am in, I could go for a traditional white/ivory dress or put in some color - either way, have it covered head to toe with glitter and sequins!

Here are some ideas I had for the Bridesmaids. I like the idea of going totally against tradition and having them wear a sequin pants jumper or to be a bit more traditional - have them wear a dress but sparkle galore!

Now, if I could wear heels, these would be the shoes I would go for! LOVE THEM!

I know not every one digs glitter - I get that... So my other thought was FEATHERS!!! I have been a big fan of feather boas and peacock feathers for a while. While doing some exploring on weddings, I came across two dresses that I immediately fell in love with. Check them out:

The first one I would wear if I was negative double zero, but it's still pretty hot! The other is just over the top fun! I can't imagine how heavy and awkward it would be to wear, however it is a show stopper!

Well, we can't forget to decorate the most important thing at a wedding, THE CAKE, right? I love this feathery looking cake, very unique and goes great with the theme - I just hope it tastes as good as it looks! :-)

Okay, now it's time to confess a deep, dark secret - something only those closest to me know... I am obsessed with tiaras. If it were socially acceptable, I would totally wear one every day. They make me feel important and special. I used to wear one every year on my birthday, however, since I turned 30, I felt too old to wear them. But because I am showing you my over the top wedding ideas, I had to include them.

So, truth be told, I don't have an unlimited budget and what's really important that we have a smaller, intimate gathering of all those we care about. We want everyone to be comfortable (including us! :-) and have a good time. Honestly, I don't need or really want all that other stuff. I think I may come to regret it when I'm 80 if I go too over the top. As long as Joe's there, waiting for me at the end of the aisle, the other stuff doesn't really matter.

(go ahead and let the teasing begin for that last sentence ;-)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wow - what a month!

Ok, sorry I haven't posted in a while. So much has happened that I think I have been too overwhelmed to write...

Well, here's the big news (which I know everyone already knows) - I'm engaged!!! Joe had been hinting for quite a while that he this would probably happen soon. We are kind of big on dates and anniversaries, so I always thought he would do it on a special date that was important to us. So when he insisted that we go to dinner, just ourselves, on Jan. 16, I was pretty sure he was thinking of proposing. You see, Jan. 16th, 2009 was the day we first met in person. He met me and my friends out at the Upstream, where we had the usual awkward first conversation. Then as we were leaving, we ended up separating without getting a chance to say goodbye... I was a bit sad about this, BUT before I made it to the car, I heard Joe yell my name. I crossed the street back to the Upstream and met back up with Joe. He thanked me for inviting him. I thanked him for coming, and went in to give him a half hug - however he held out his hand to shake mine. My purse was in my right hand, so I had to awkwardly switch hands and shake his. We departed and I went back to Kacie's car. I remember telling her that I was hoping he and I could get together again. When I got home that night, Joe had emailed me (and it was late when I got home!) saying again what a nice time he had. The next day, he explained that he was moving and switching jobs, so was going to be pretty busy the next few weeks, but was wondering if I would wait and go out with him after he was all settled. Of course I agreed and we went out on our first date on Feb. 1. We sat, drank our drinks, and talked til we closed the place down. It was perfect! Two days later, Joe asked me to "go steady" with him. I was so excited! And that began our great romance...

Fast forward two years... Joe realized that I was catching on that he was thinking of proposing on Jan. 16th, and surprised me by proposing a day early. He proposed in the same spot where we had our awkward first hand shake - where we realized we wanted to be together. It was perfect!

Joe's a wonderful guy and I am one lucky lady! I love you!!!