My future husband and I are big time horse racing fans. We actually met at our local race course. My father was a jockey and Ryan is a huge fan. So it felt appropriate to do our engagement pictures there. I have posted some of the pictures below.
When it came to our talbe numbers\names we wanted to incorporate our hobby.. I met with my cousin this past weekend, she is the one that took the pictures.. and made 5 x7 of our pictures with past Kentucky Derby Winners.. (I borrowed the idea from a friend but spiced it up a little different)...
I than went to the dollar store and spent 23.00 on 23 frames and they turned out adorable.. I have posted pictures..
I also got a 11 x14 picture for our signature frame, went to Michaels and got an adorable silver frame along with scrap booking pens for everyone to sign
Tell me what you think Ladies
46 Days!-things are coming together.. I truly cannot wait!
Programs n Program Basket
So I worked really hard on our programs the other day. It's so so aggravating to get everything centered and to look perfect. I looked at templates and did not really like any of them so I chose to do it the hard way..they are only on computer paper once everything is final..than we will finish them on nice card stock
They are adorable.. I wanted to share something I found online because it is cute.
On the back our programs say:
To our parents: Thank you for always believing in us and helping us to create this beautiful and special day. Love Dana and Ryan
To Our Families and Friends:
Thank you friends and neighbors
And relatives so dear
For all the joys you've wished for us
And for your presence here.
Now when this day is over
And our guest are on their way
The memory of this joyus time
Will forever stay.
Love Dana and Ryan
We Remember: Regretfully some of our relatives are no longer with us to celebrate this special day. We feel they will be in here in our spirits and always in our hearts.
We Remember: FAMILY MEMBER NAMES
A hand to hold
A new excitement...never old
A fresh beginning from day to day
And simple pleasures along the away
A pleasant walk
A gentle smile
A favorite song
A life worthwhile
A special love flowing wild and free
And all the blessings a marriage can be
Dana And Ryan 11.20.2009
I thought these poems were cute..feel free to use them, I found them online!
Also..here is a picture of my basket.. my bridesmaids made it on Sunday..they did a great job and it took 2 mins. it's just a spool of ribbon, two fake flowers and a hot glue gun! Enjoy it!
Thank you to all the ladies for their help on the signature picture frame decision... I have not decided yet but I will be posting pictures of our table numbers next weekend. I am heading up to my cousins on the 30th work on them. Our table numbers are going to be famous derby winners since we love the track!
Photo Session with my cousin Jamie
So my cousin came down this weekend and took some engagement pictures of us. My FH and I met at Turfway Park which is a race course. I was working there and he was an regular visitor.. so it was important for me\us to take our pictures there. Plus Turfway will always hold a near and dear spot in my heart because my whole family works or worked there and I grew up around the track.. They turned out really cute.. I hope you enjoy them!.. Which one should I use as my signature frame? There is one that I have my hands over his face just for pure fun..lol Enjoy them
So picking music for the wedding has been a little stressful for me. I'm really into music and just cannot pick my favorite songs, so I need your help ladies.
So I've included a play list so that you can help me choose!
7-seating of the grandmas
8-seating of the mothers, pouring of the unity sand by our mothers
9-bridesmaids walking down the aisle
10-little girls, junior bridesmaids, junior groomsmen, ring bearer-THIS WILL BE INSTRUMENTAL
11-13.. My song to walk down the aisle.. I cannot pick =(
14-15 unity sand, singer performs
16-20 after the big announcement
So...we only have four months until the big day! Things are going to so fast and I can barely enjoy them at this point..lol, I'm so excited for the big day. According to the count down there are 102 days left.. WOW!!
This week has been an exciting week
1.) Meet with the pastor of our church and we loved him. He was really exciting and very down to earth which we love. He even told Ryan to take me to get a drink after the meeting because I looked nervous..lol which I really was. This church was my last hope and it was what I really really wanted.. I love it!
2.) Today I ordered invitations! YES! I was orginally going to make them but my fh and I saved money but not having favors that we decided to just buy the invitations. I actually got a good deal, I feel.. and I'm really excited. I got them from www.weddingpaperdivas.com.. so you may want to check there
3.) I ordered the some of the gifts today. I got all of the girls tote bags and my little ring bearer a camo back pack.. he's only a year old but I figured he could use it for something..I'm really happy
4.) I've kind of narrowed down the songs for the wedding.. I just need to get ahold of the musician.. it's been a little stressful because she does not have an answering machine..lol
Things are finally coming together.. I cannot wait for the big day!
I hope everyone is doing good.. if you need help with anything. I'm always up for a challenge
So.. I've started to make the proof's of the wedding invitation.. But I need some help on which wording I should choose.. here are the choices
Once in a while in an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale
Along with our parents request the presence as they join their lives together in marriage on Friday the Twentieth of November two-thousand and nine at seven o'clock in the evening
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds
Because you have shared in our lives and friendship
Together with their parents
tell me your ideas!
So once again still awake and searching for the most perfect songs.. I found another one called "This Ring".. I was thinking if possible, the soloist could sing this song after the ring ceremony.. this is when we would be hugging our parents and our wedding party.. or you could even show a small power point of you and your husband growing up at the reception or even before the wedding. I'm not sure I have the time or energy to put together a slide show.. but it's a great idea for you ladies! I guess it could even be a first dance song as well..
Again its also by T-carter music.. enjoy
So.. I am playing on the computer because I cannot sleep and I just found the most perfect father\daugther dance.. it's gorgeous!! And I doubt that anyone I know will be using it, well lets just cross my fingers that they do not use it!.. I am so excited about this song
check it out on you tube.. the link is up above.. what are you ladies doing for your father daughter dances?
Enjoy and feel free to use this gorgeous song by T-carter music
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Hey Ladies..what type of readings are you doing at the wedding? I really like Corinthians but everyone does that.. I kind of want to be different.. so..
I found an irish blessing that was adorable..
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your home,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And the light of friendship guide your paths together,
And until we meet again,
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May green be the grass you walk on.
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
And when eternity (can use God here) beckons, at the end of a life heaped high with love,
May you know the hand of a friend was always near.
And, today, may the Spirit of Love find a dwelling place in your hearts.
Apache Wedding Blessing
Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth to each other.
Now there is no more loneliness for you,
For each of you will be comfort to the other.
Though you are two bodies,
There is but one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place,
To enter into the days of your togetherness.
And, may the days of your life
Be good and long upon the earth
The best love is the kind that weakens the soul, that makes us reach for more, that plants fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And thats what youve given me. Thats what I hope to give to you forever.
*** With this one, we would have to change it a little bit.. because someone else would be reading it ***