Monday, June 30, 2008

Why You Should Be My Bridesmaid/Made of Honor

Just found this and thought it was cute so figured I'd post it!

Top 10 Reasons to be My Bridesmaid
Submitted by: erobbspike
Author: Unknown
Top 10 Reasons to be My Bridesmaid

10. You look great in (whatever color your BM dresses are).
9. Someone has to help me go to the bathroom in a ballgown.
8. I know you will plan a great bachelorette party.
7. I will give you a great bridesmaids gift.
6. I want the people at my wedding to see how beautiful my friends are.
5. These wedding favors won't make themselves.
4. You get to have the best seat in the house at the ceremony.
3. I need someone to pretend to want to catch the bouquet.
2. My fiance asked for some hot girls to be in the wedding party.

And the number one reason you should be my bridesmaid/Made of Honor is...because you are one of my best friends and I love you!

Yet ANOTHER reading!

I just keep finding good ones!

Happiness in Marriage (aka - The Art of Marriage)
Two readers alternated lines.

Happiness in Marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage the little things are the big things…

It is never being to old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives; it is standing together facing the world
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and deomonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways
It is not looking for perfection in each other, but cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which they can grow
It is finding room for things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which “the independence is equal, the dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.”
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
It is discovering that marriage at its best is described in the words Mark Twain used in a tribute to his wife: “Wherever she was, there was Eden.”

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Just Another Reading

Just another reading I came across to day and wanted saved! Enjoy!

The Art of a Good Marriage-Wilferd Arlan Peterson
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end
with the honeymoon, it should continue through the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice,
but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

They said yes!

I got two phone calls last night! YEP both from my bridesmaids saying they got my cards and they're definately in! Jerry's sister Donna called first, around 4pm our time, she was VERY touched that I asked her over some of my actual friends. My other friend, Emily, was pumped, I didn't get to answer the phone but she left me a msg. that let me know she was really excited to go to Pennsylvania and be a part of my day! Now all I have to do is get him to talk to his potential groomsmen and ask them.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I think I want to have Boudoir Pictures done..don't ask me how to pronouce boudoir because I have NO idea :) ha I had never really heard of them either till a couple months ago on the knot. We're getting our E-Pics done in two weeks, on July 6th, and I think I'm giong to ask our photographer for those if she'll do B-Pics for me too! We're using Lynette of Fort Collins, Co-the same place we're from! woo! I think she'll be taking us up near the horsetooth reservoir but I'm not entirely sure yet! I know she does B-Pics though because she has some on her website! I really want to use the photographers that were using for our wedding for the b-pics but I dont think I'll be back home long enough to have them do them so I'll have to settle for next best!

Heres some ladies sites I found that have really good B-Pics in them!

*Knottie Marni's

*My Publisher Album-unknown which knottie I took this from

Lina Jangs Photography Collection

Monday, June 23, 2008

Flower List

So I've decided to make a list of all the flower arrangements I will be needing. I plan on calling florists in the next couple of months so I want to be ready.

Attendents Flowers
Brides Bouquet
Tossing Bouquet
Maid of Honor/Bridesmaids Bouquets (3 or 4)
Grooms Boutonniere
Groomsmen Boutonnieres (3 or 4)
Ushers/Readers Corsages/Bouttonieres (?)
-I think I'll have three ushers, although its undecided at this time for sure how many and who they will be. As for readers, I might not even have any, thats undecided as well.
-Pastor P.J.
Moms Corsages (2)
Grandmothers Corsages (5)
Fathers Boutonnieres (1)
Step Fathers Boutonnieres (2)
Grandfathers Boutonnieres (4)

Ceremony Flowers
Petals lining the aisle
Petals for flower girl basket
Arrangements for side of chairs down aisle
Guest Book Table

Reception Flowers
Arrangements for Wish Bowl Table
Arrangements for Gift/Card Table
Arrangements for Buffet Tables
Arrangements for Cake Table
Head Table Arrangements
Centerpieces for all tables
Arrangements to hang off tulle on posts of pavillion

I think thats it for now, but I'll be adding if I think of more.

Funny Wedding Comic

Double click on it to make it bigger then read it! Its funny :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Will you be my bridesmaid?

I made two will you be my bridesmaid cards on Friday night and got them mailed out yesterday. I only have two people I want for bridesmaids so far, I'm hoping to ask one more but I'm not sure yet so I'm going to wait. As for my maid of honor, I asked her right away when we got engaged last year so I didn't make her one either.

This is the front of both of them.

This is the one for my college friend Emily. Sorry their so blurry :)

And this one is for my FI sister Donna.

On this inside of both I wrote a cute little poem I found on the internet.
The day, the dress
The bride, the groom
The joy, the tears
Will all come so soon

Professing true love
To my husband-to-be
With family and friends
All watching me

I hope the sun will
Be shining down,
Keep your fingers crossed
That I'll fit in my gown…

But there's just one more thing
that there needs to be…
and that's to have you
Standing with me!
Will you be my bridesmaid?

Saturday, June 21, 2008


I've decided to make a list of everything I need to buy/do for the wedding..then Im hopefully going to make a timeline of when it should all be completed by. I got ideas to do this from knottie KareBear0408 she seams to be organized and its working for her so hopefully if I can get dates down for everything, it will all work out better for me to! I have soo many ideas..but dont know where to start! ha

Unity Candle Holder
Hurrican Shade for large candle
Monogram on Candle
Aisle Runner
Rent White Chairs for seating
Stand for Lemonade/Limeade
Canisters for the Lemonade/Limeade
Monogrammed Water Bottles
Guest Book
Guest Book Pen
Some sort of stand to put it on
Flower girl basket and Petals
Ring bear pillow
Bubbles with ribbon
Birdseed in tulle
Baskets-2-one to hold each the bubbles and the birdseed

Tulle to hang from posts
White stringing lights
Table Numbers-Picture Frames and Pictures
Chair Signs
Love Knot Straws
Cake Candles for cake table
Monogram Letters for doors and head table
Monogram Napkins
Cake Serving Set
Toasting Flutes
Bridal Party Flutes
Engraving of cake set and flutes
Cake Topper
Cake Stand
Favors-Lotto Tickets and Envelopes/Stickers for each
Card Box
Rent china-plates, flatware, and glasses
Bathroom Baskets
Wish Bowl
Table arrangements (centerpiences/flowers/colors)
Picture Frames-2 for bathroom basket signs, 1 for wish bowl saying, 2-3? for main course items on menue
Flip Flops for Bridal Party with special note
Flip Flops for guests
Basket for flip flops for guests
Something to hold sparklers and matches

Save the Dates

Grooms Tux
Grooms Shoes, Socks, Cuff Links
Groommen Tuxes
Brides Dress
Brides Shoes, Veil and Tiara
Brides Jewelry
Brides Hair/Make Up
Brides pedicure and manicure
Brides Tanning
Throwing Garter
Sexy Lingerie
Find Bridesmaids Dresses
Bridesmaids Hair
Bridesmaids Pedicure/Manicure (maybe)
Bridesmaids can choose their own shoes and jewelry so no need to worry about that!
Flower Girl and Ring Bear Outfits

I think thats I just need to sit down and make a plan and figure out when I should start working on things or buying them..hmm..:)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


On the knot today we had a post about readings for the ceremony. These are some of my favorites and I dont want to forget them so I'm saving them here!

Union by Robert Fulghum
You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way. All of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those conversations that began with, “When we’re married”, and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – all those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.
The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.”

Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another these past few years. Shortly you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same.

For after today you shall say to the world –
This is my husband. This is my wife.

I Promise
~Dorothy R. Colgan~

I promise to give you the best of myself ...
and to ask of you no more than you can give
I promise to accept you the way you are...
I fell in love with you
for the qualitis, abilities, and outlook on life that you have,
and I wont try to reshape you in a different image.
I promise to respect you as a person
with your own interests, desires, and needs,
and to realize that those are sometimes different,
but no less important, than my own.
I promise to share with you...
my time, my close attention,
and to bring joy and strength and imagination to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you...
to let you see through the window of my personal world into my innermost fears
and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you...
to be willing to face change as we both change in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad,
with all I have to give and all I feel inside...
in the only way I know how...
Completely and forever.

I Love You This Much
~author unknown~

I Love You This Much
Enough to do anything for you, give my life, my love,
my heart and my soul to you and for you.

Enough to willingly give all of my time, efforts, thoughts, talents,
trust and prayers to you.

Enough to want to protect you, care for you, guide you, hold you,
comfort you, listen to you, and cry to you and with you.

Enough to be completely comfortable with you, act silly around you,
never have to hide anything from you, and be myself with you.

I love you enough to share all of my sentiments,
dreams, goals, fears, hopes, and worries, my entire life with you.

Enough to want the best for you, to wish for your successes,
and to hope for the fulfillment of all your endeavors.

Enough to keep my promises to you
and pledge my loyalty and faithfulness to you.

Enough to cherish your friendship,
adore your personality, respect
your values and see you for who you are.

I love you enough to fight for you,
compromise for you, and sacrifice myself for you if need be.

Enough to miss you incredibly when
we're apart, no matter what length

Enough to believe in our relationship, to stand by it through the worst of times,
to have faith in our strength as a couple, and to never give up on us.

Enough to spend the rest of my life with you,
be there for you when you need or want me,
and never, ever want to leave you or live without you.

I love you this much.

CS Lewis
If the old fairy-tale ending "They lived happily ever after" is taken to mean "They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married," then it says what probably never was nor ever would be true, and would be highly undesirable if it were. Who could bear to live in that excitement for even five years? What would become of your work, your appetite, your sleep, your friendships? But, of course, ceasing to be "in love" need not mean ceasing to love. Love in this second sense-love as distinct from "being in love"—is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriages) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not like yourself. They can retain this love even when each would easily, if they allowed themselves, be "in love" with someone else. "Being in love" first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. It is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it.

-Idea for a reading from your officiant-
Officiant says to you-) *Bride and grooms names* - Please face each other and hold hands, so you may feel the gift that you are to one another.
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you,
that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other,
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief wracks your mind.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cake Serving Set

After searching on the internet FOREVER to find the matching cake serving set I think I've found it!

This one is the one I first found with the white handles. Then I found regular metal ones with the little vines!

After I go home and get our internet working again I'll show them to Jer and see what he thinks. Hopefully he'll like them and then we can get them ordered soon!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Stick with the pattern?

I've been looking for toasting flutes and a cake serving set lately though. I think since we bought our unity candle holder in the lenox jubilee opal innocence, that I should stick with the same pattern for the toasting flutes and cake serving set. I've tried finding it and I think I've found some flutes that match the candle holder but no luck on the cake set yet. I've found two flute sets that are saying their from the opal collection, but I'm not sure which one I like better, the one on the bottom looks more like the actual candle holder I think. When I go to find the serving sets though, the handles are all in a white opal color, they dont have the vines and stuff on them...hmmm?

Monday, June 9, 2008

Narrowed it Down!

I've narrowed my choices down to four. I'm not going to choose from these four until I try them all on again..ha. Thankfully three of the four are all at the same store so I only have to go to two stores to try them on....but I do have to drive to denver, which is about an hour away. Now I'm going to be taking one of my bridesmaids with me so I have more of an opinion then my father who can't bear to say he doesn't like one just incase I do..ha

The four I'm choosing from now are: dunt dunt dunt...ha Whichever one I choose I'm hoping to order it in pure white.

Allure-Style 8326-I feel like I will end up ordering this one, but I cant get rid of the other three till I try them on again. I've tried this dress on twice, in two different stores, and felt like I could've bought it right then...My dad though..didn't seam to really like it at the time so I think thats what was holding me back. The ONLY thing I dont like about it is that its not a corset back..but it has everything else I wanted, lots of detail, a little puff..lots on the train...perfect :)

This one is Mori Lee-Style 2134. I LOVED this dress in the store..but I HATE this picture of me in it..I feel like it doesnt even fit to my body. I think I'd like it more if I would've worn one of those skirts underneath it so it looked fuller. It does have a corset back though which is exactly what I wanted and it has some detail on the train which I just had to have.

This one is Rina Di Montella-Style 1707. I love how its a puffy ball gown and all the detail on it. The only bad thing is the back is very plain and its not a corset back.

This one is the Sophia Tulli-Style 'Alexandra'. I love how it pulls to the side and the front is gorgeous and it has a corset back. The only bad thing is that the train is so plain.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dress Shopping

So I went dress shopping all day yesterday with my poppa bear and had a blast! I went to 6 different stores, tried on atleast 30 different dresses, and came up with EIGHT favorites, you got it eight. So now I need to choose. I feel like theres atleast one thing wrong with each of them but I dont want to keep looking, I want to choose one now!

Below are 7 of the dresses I liked with me in them. Im missing the one Davids Bridal Dress I tried on-style T8612-it was the very first one I liked that I tried on but we forgot to take a picture of it!

This dress is Sophi Tolli-style 'Alexandria'. I absolutely love the front but the back is very plain so I'd have to wear a long veil-which I didn't want to do-with stuff on it to kind of spice the back up. I never though of trying on a dress that came to the side on either, I only wanted to try on b ball gowns, but I'm sooo glad I tried this on because its gorgeous!

This one is Signature-style 1311. Again, I loved the front, but the back was kind of plane again.

This dress is by Rina De Montella-I'd never heard of them before..but I loved the dress-especially the front! The back though, had nothing on it at all :( so again I'd have to wear the long veil to spice it up.

This was Mori Lee style 2134. I loved it in the store, front and back. Now that I'm looking at a picture of it though, from the front it doesn't really seam to fit my body type. I'm not sure if its because the pictures of the frong were my second time trying it on so the back wasn't laced up..or what.. I want to try it on again, but its an hour away :/

This dress is Marisa-Style 787 or 'Emily'. I really liked the front, but the back in kind of plain so again I'd be wearing a long veil, or dealing with the plainness. ha

This one is Eve of Milady. I dont know the style number but I'm not even sure if I like it..I love the design and how its a ball gown, but I felt like I liked it a lot better in the store then now that I'm at home looking at a picture of it. Maybe because I look like a goon in the picture..hmm..?

This one is Allure, style 8362. I really like it, I'm just not sure about the sash thing that goes across the front..if it wasn't for that I think I would've purchased this dress on the spot.