Friday, December 12, 2008

Sexy Time

For something truly sensational for the wedding night check out Catriona MacKechnie and her very sexy lingerie.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A warm and Cozy Bridesmaid is a Happy One

It is the season for giving and if you are a bride on a budget this is a great gift, not just for the bridesmaids...but for everyone you know! I made this last year for all my girlfriends and future sister in laws and I have actually been requested to make more for christmas gifts this year! They are easy and best of all cheap! I purchased yarn from my local craft store and either doubled or even trippled the amount of yarn called for. I also love long scarves you can wrap a lot so I added a lot of extra length. These are fun to make while watching christmas movies!!! I added sparkley yarn to some, and ribbons to others. Play with the idea and have fun.

Image and Directions are from Marthat Stewart Living

Here's a cozy yet speedy project. Cut 12 pieces of bulky-weight yarn to about 1 1/2 times the desired length of the final scarf. (We used 140-inch pieces to make an 86-inch scarf.) Divide yarn into 4 bunches of 3 strands each. Tie 2 bunches together with a square knot, leaving 6 inches of fringe at end; repeat with remaining bunches. Pin the knots to a piece of foam board. Knot inner 2 bunches of yarn together, spacing knot about 1 inch from existing knots, then knot left and right bunches together. Alternate knotting the inner bunches and the left and right ones, spacing knots evenly apart, until about 6 inches of yarn remain on the end. Finish so that final knots mirror opposite end, and trim to even the ends.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Love Letters

I'm a big sucker for love letters. I love cards and emails and little notes that say "I LOVE YOU". I don't get them too often from the Fiance, he is usually good for Birthday Cards and that is about it :( However I love this purse mirror that you can have personalized with a love letter. It is shaped to look like a envelope, its silver plated and inside there is a mirror and a place for a picture of your special honey. I love this and yes... I did have to forward this link over to the Fiance so he will know what to buy and where. It's available at the Red Envelope and its currently marked down to $13.99 plus an extra $10 for personalization. Steal of a deal if you ask me.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Wish Upon a Star

I know most grooms would give their future wives all the stars in the sky to show how much they love them.... well YOU CAN!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE one of these... I love looking at the stars they are so magical! This Optical Star projector will stream up to 10,000 stars on your bedroom ceiling (doesn't that sound romantic). I really want one of these some day, though it would make for a really neat wedding gift, for the bride or the groom ;)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Not Good for my Nerves!!!

Soooooo the boutique we ordered the bridesmaid's dresses from is going out of business :( ... Which makes me sad because they were really nice. I'm anxiously awaiting January, when I'm told the girls dresses will be in. They just don't know if they will still be open and if I will be picking them up at a different bridal shop. I feel in times like these the best option is to have a plan of action incase the worst happens. So we have an alternate plan in the wings waiting.... I hope all works out. I will just sip my tea and remember "while there is tea there is hope"!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Love is All Around

Last night the Fiance and I put up our christmas tree!!! It was a lot of fun. We got a real tree this year and the smell is amazing and brings back memories of my childhood. After the tree was up we curled up together and watched Love Actually. I really LOVE this movie. Its soo cute and I find it neat to see all the different types of love shown in the movie. Rent it!! Its great to watch anytime, but I like to watch it during the holidays best.
If the cathedral wasn't so strick I would love to pull this off!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope you are with your friends and family and have much to be thankful for!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Time of the Season for Family

I love Thanksgiving and the whole holiday season because of the time you get to spend with your family! Which reminds me of how important it is to be sure to get those group family shots of the wedding. It's those photos that are going to be around forever!!! Like these!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Did I tell you we picked a dress!?

Yes we picked a bridesmaid dress! It met all the requirements... pretty from the back, came in the right color and was under $200! We picked Watters style 9250 in FRAPPACINO!!! mmmmm these dresses are so sweet you will want to drink them up! I love the buttons trailing down the back and the slight train!

That means the wedding party (at least the girls) will have a look similar to this!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Save the Dates!!

The wedding is coming we both can't wait, so please don't forget to save the date!

Yes, that is the cheesy line we had inside our save the dates. Here is also a picture of the save the dates we sent to our friends and family. The picture is a magnet and my fiance even helped make them by punching the decorative corners. I'm such a lucky girl!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

When life is changing there is a soundtrack...

In all my major life changes (which I'm only 26 so there haven't been too many) I have attend an amazing concert of classic beautiful music that touches the soul and changes it forever. Before graduating from high school my parents took me to see Andre Bocelli. It was the most touching concert I have ever been to in my life and I will never forget it. When college graduation was around the corner my mom and I went to see Sarah Brightman. I love her music and here I was again at a concert that brought tears to my eyes and changed my outlook on life... that it is beautiful, and amazing and something to be cherished. Last night I saw Sarah Brightman again with my family. The wedding is around the corner and as I sat between my mom and dad I felt so fortunate to be there and to here such beautiful music with them. I actually got chill pumbs listening to her sing the Phantom of the Opera and cried when she sang Time to Say Good Bye. A song that I realized on my way home last night was sung at every one of the concerts I have mentioned. Like a sign from God saying its time to say good bye to the past and look ahead to the beautiful future, my special song on my soundtrack of life. I hope this song will maybe touch you... I plan on having it played on my exit from the reception (since I can't afford to have a firework display to it)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Urban Chic Wedding

I can find inspiration anywhere. Honestly!! While shopping with my SUPER BRIDESMAID Jamie, we ran into Urban Outfitters. I love the store for all its vintage and unique pieces. I didn't buy anything because I'm on a wedding/Christmas budget; but boy did I see lots of things I loved. Browsing everything in the store sparked an inspiration of a wedding where almost everything came from Urban Outfitters. I know sounds crazy, but I bet there is a girl out there that could totally rock this look. It would work great in a vintage or low key ceremony reception site for a small wedding.
Yes, the head piece has feathers and includes a netted veil. I love all the jewelry and I actually tried on a pretty ivory embroidered dress that would be pretty for a simple spring wedding. I thought the LOVE frame would be cute for table numbers and the clutches... they are just adorable. You can also get great beauty products at Urban Outfitters, which are great for bridesmaid's gifts!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Where's Waldo (scratch that) Where's Lula?

Hi Readers,
If there are any... I have been MIA pretty much all of September and October. Life got pretty crazy busy. I had LOTS going on at work and I had my Niece and Maid of Honor's Birthday (which was AWESOME); I also took a trip to Disney World and made my save the dates. So please forgive me!!!??? All the planning is done, except for a few details so I will spend the next few post catching you up and let you know what else is in store. I have to say I have missed blogging sooo much.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

For Becca!!!

I wanted to pee my pants when my friend Becca told me her theme for her wedding. PEACOCKS!!! I just loved it. I love peacock feathers to begin with and I love that you can take the look of it modern with fun bright colors or classic with deep dark colors. It can even be rustic with a country flare... OOOH I can't wait to see what her wedding is going to look like i know it will be FABULOUS. Either way, here is an inspiration board with a few pictures I have been collecting.

Warm and Cozy

Last night for my fiance's Dad's Birthday I gave a gift that I know is perfect for this time of year and going into the holidays. William and Sonoma Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows. MMMMMM. This is by far the best hot chocolate ever. I think I may need go pick up a box for my fiance and I and my parents too! HOT CHOCOLATE FOR EVERYONE!!! However after eyeing the hot chocolate box all night I thought about how nice it would be for a winter wedding party favor. You wouldn't have to go out and get the expensive William and Sonoma brand but you could make your own signature mix or buy a high quality cost effective brand and package pretty for your guest to take home and enjoy. Of course you would need a hot chocolate bar at the wedding to match the favors. Your buffet could include chocolate dipped spoons and Cinnamon and peppermint sticks and the really good home made marshmallows. You can have sprinkles and whipped cream and Carmel. Mmmm now I'm sooo in the mood for some warm hot chocolate.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Johnny on the Spot!

John Mahdessian an extraordinary New York dry cleaner created this must have stain removing kit, perfect for you Wedding Emergency Day Kit. You can purchase them online for $10. The Madame Paulette Stain Removal Kit includes special wipes. It can tackle everything from wine to mascara.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Engagement Pictures!

Our photographer Will Godfrey from The Decisive Moment did a great job. Now I'm left with the task of trying to pick a picture for our save the dates.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Never a Bridesmaid, Now a Bride

That isn't a completely true statement. I was the Maid of Honor for my sisters wedding, but I was 12 and was more like the sister of the bride then a bridesmaid. I didn't pay for my dress or doing of the Bridesmaids duties (expect for holding the ring!). So I have found myself fretting and being very worried over the choice of the bridesmaid dress. I want the girls to like them, but I also know I can't please everyone. I'm also having a hard time asking someone to pay upwards of $200 for a dress they will wear for 10 hours. So here are my picks.

1.) My favorite through pictures. I don't have a price yet because I found it online and just love that it has a slight train and buttons. As soon as I hear back from the bridal shop I will have a better idea of if it is in price range and if it is available to try on.

2.) My second favorite. It has a slight train, and a sash and tails. I think it will look very pretty going down the isle. Its also at a fair price at $165.

3.) This one everyone loved at the shop. Its pretty, also has buttons. It doesn't have a train so that makes me like it less. It was also the higher priced dress.

4.) Is my guilty fall back dress. It isn't as pretty and a girly ballroom gown as the others. It does have a train and is on sale for $100.
Oh the choices!!! I guess I need to just make a decision and go with it!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Crazy about cakes!

I have been on mission cake the past few days. Trying to find a cake perfect for our "wow" wedding cake, as well as the perfect cake for Scott's grooms cake. Oh the choices!!!! I think I saved about 40+ images just looking at one website. Here are some of the ideas for our wedding cake- what are your thoughts!


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