I found this on another bride's blog ...and it's perfect. You see I haven't decided on what kind of ...
dress price reduced...see previous
Price is now 800 for dress.
dress/veil for sale update:dress price reduced.
It's been forever since I've been on here. Been searching for a job like crazy. I tried to hold onto my dress for as long as I possibly could but 3 months after the wedding and I'm still searching for a job SOOO
the dress must go.
Designer: Monique Luo
Back: Zipper with added buttons going all the way down (only bottom ones fasten for bustle)
Top: Lace with Swarovski crystal beading
Bottom: Layers and layers of organza
Bustle: 3 point
Length: Sweeps floor for 5'5 with 5 inch heels
Top has build in pads that can be removed
This dress is no longer being sold in stores and is cleaned and ready to be shipped or picked up. Comes with bag and DOUBLE petti-skirt for more flare.
Price: $1000 or OBO
I actually have 2 different veils.
I have the one that I bought with the dress that matches the beading perfectly. Has crystal beading around the edges and is elbow to fingertip length depending on where you were it.
The other veil is a birdcage veil.
Both are in ivory color, on combs and are FOR SALE.
The longer veil I have listed in another area on my site. It is priced at $120...never been worn!!! OBO
The 2nd is the one I am wearing in my pictures. It is priced at
$25. Does not come with flower!! OBO
Please only serious inquiries... First come first serve...I do not want to sell these but I am being forced so I would like for them to go to another appreciative bride. Thank you!!
Last part of our Extravagnza
Before I start...I promise this part is much happier than the other 3.
The reception was AWESOME!!!
I will be honest here and say I think I had a lot more fun than anyone else because everyone seemed to just be so tired once it was all said and done. Several people left right after dinner and no matter how hard we tried people just weren't in a dancing mood BUT the photo booth was a HUGE success and some of the guests even made up their own game with the chalkboard table numbers. Now for some pictures...again don't hate they have been altered yet!! :)
My daughter and her Uncle
So, we walk up to my dad and we ask him if he is ready for his speech/toast...he was like...WHAT!!! Um, pretty sure I told him about this months ago but its all good. He just spoke from the heart and this is a shot of him doing just that. I forget exactly what he was saying here but it was something about sex and him explaining he puts his hands in his ears and says lalalalala. Pretty funny!
Then we hear that we are supposed to give a toast also...was not aware of this...so beware people if you didn't know...this is B looking like...say what!!
We tried our best to throw out tradition but they weren't having it. They tried to do the clanking glasses thing where you kiss so we had to do it. (FYI, I HATE pda) Then they talked us into a 1st dance...which now I don't regret ONE BIT!!
All of this was done after dinner and cutting of the cake. So at leat everyone stayed for that. The food was AMAZING!!! I mean AMAZING!!!
Hence why people were probably pretty tired. Plus we had cocktail hour while we did our pictures. Then it was time for some photo booth fun!!! YESSSSS!!!
I totally forgot about this...my friend Ollie and I decided to do a complete acting out of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody...there is a video of it floating around in youtube.com of me headbanging at the end and him trying to go up my skirt...I was rolling so hard I couldn't even move practically. Here is a shot of that
Ahhh...to go back through it all. I don't have many of the photo booth photos but the photo's listed of the side are of the game of us rating my hubby with the table numbers...I think everyone should do this after we did it. It was a blast and a great photo op. I don't have very many regrets on anything but if I had to go through and say I wish things were different I would say....
I wish people would have not left and weren't so tired so they could have danced.
I wish I wouldn't have had those 2 particular people in the wedding b/c every single shot they are in they have their hands crossed and just look completely blah.
I wish I would have taken my bridal pictures and that we had a few more of the shots I wanted but am happy that we got the ones that we did and was very happy with my brother's skills.
I wish I would have went with a different florist although the flowers were pretty they were not what I asked or paid for.
And of course I wish I wouldn't have had that anxiety attack.
But in the end it all really came together, it was gorgeous despite any issues we ran into and we are very happy. I hope you enjoyed our wedding and next up....hopefully by the end of the weekend...STUFF FOR SALE!!!
Part tres of our extravaganza
When we left off the ceremony was about to take way....
Let me set the mood for you.
75 degrees, not so windy for the beach area but enough for a good last coat of hairspray, harpist playing softly and quietly. Ok...now we are ready!!
The Mr. is READY!!!
My lil girl didnt actually carry the "Here comes my mommy" sign for everyone to see but ya know..she was so dang cute who cares!
And here I come with my handsome daddy
My mom met us at the end of the aisle...she was supposed to walk down the aisle with us but for whatever reason the people who set it up didnt allow enough room for barely even my dad.
And here is my brother checking off his list of photos I asked for...haha
Ok...now prepare yourself for what I am about to go into...its pretty rough to be honest...but 1st here are a few more ceremony shots.
This shot shows me very smiley...
The Gods knot ceremony
You may notice we aren't facing each other during our kiss...my grandpa forgot it! haha It's ok though, Blaine took it into his own hands.
BUT somewhere between the last shot and this shot I began freaking out. I am not kidding...FREAKING OUT!!!
As soon as we got up to the aisle and my parents sat down, the cold feet started in. Remember that post about me describing what cold feet was...yeah well good thing I knew what was what b/c this was definetely cold feet. I began shaking uncontrollably and suddenly...I wasn't sure I was doing the right thing. I was hot. My back was burning and I literally almost had to stop the whole thing. I dont remember any of the beginning ceremony. I had honestly one of the worst anxiety attacks I've ever had. I don't want to get emotional about it now b/c Im still dealing with that moment. I know it sounds weird but it just really set the mood for the rest of the thing for me. I hope my husband never reads this but unfortunately the ceremony just is a big cry fest for me to even think about. In fact, I am going to try and redo it at our 1 year thats how incredibly upset I was over it and there wasn't anything anyone could do about it. I put on a happy face and we pushed through it b/c I knew I was just scared but my anxiety attack really ruined it for me.
Anyway...I have tons more to post but I probably wont be able to get to it today and no worries ladies the rest of the stuff isn't all boo hoos and crys. The whole day was really a wonderful experience.
Part 2 of our extravangza
Part 1 turned alittle more into me complaining than it did looking back but I have to say it was all stuff I needed to get off my chest so...moving forward.
Sunday turned out to be a pretty good day. It did rain early that morning and we didn't ever get our ceremony decor back for whatever reason..thank God it was just dollar store stuff. I also had it out with Blaine's Stepmom during picture time b/c noone was listening to me when I said go inside and have cocktail time so we can do OUR photos but whatever it overall went really really well. The boots turned out fantastic although we completely forgot to give the moms theirs and we weren't able to take my pictures of the 2 of us b/c we ran out of time. We also didnt get ANY pictures of me getting ready or of my dress beforehand but thats all stuff we can still do so Im ok with that.
Here is my honey...yeah yeah yeah he is smoking...but doesn't he look all tough!! haha
The boys showing off their kicks.
And here is some decor of the Reception shots beforehand...
The cake I designed....would you believe me if I told you this cost $140 and was made by Kroger? Believe it people!! And it was DELICIOUS!! White cake w/strawberries on the inside. We had a cake topper but it took away from it so we X'd it at the last minute.
And here is the sign in Wishing Tree we made as well as our picture...
Another Would you believe...this picture of us was $3 and its a piece of paper. We had it taken at my brother's Bday in Feb. at one of those photobooths at Dave and Buster's
One of the tables...there were 2 tables that didn't have flowers on them...this is one of them.
The gift table...things here that I made are the banner of Love is... as well as the cardbox and the yay flags.
Another table shot...
The photo booth prop table
Programs and still not sure why the umbrella was put on this table haha
The ceremony site....
More to come!!! Again keep in mind all of these pics are the raw form.
Review of our wedding...
I realized today it's been almost a month since I have updated on anything so since I have some time on my hands today I figured I would take this opportunity to post some of the pics my brother sent me. Be advised though none have been altered yet so the color is alittle off.
Let's start our journey!!
Thursday night we arrived at in Galveston and ran around to a few places to finish things up. Then to unpack and you know how that 1st day of vacay goes.
I will go more into detail about all that as we go further along.
Friday, we took advantage of the sun and laid out for awhile.
Friday night was rehearsal dinner. It went off without a single hick up!
The food was AMAZING, the service was just ok but the its alright all ended well. After dinner, we all headed to a few bars and hung out. We went to the bar where we were getting married which had like outside fire pits and a nice swim up pool vibe. Loved it!! Drinks were pricey but hey I dont drink so didn't bother me at all.
Saturday, we had lunch with DH's dad and about 20 others and his dad surprised us and picked up the ticket for everyone. That was really sweet of him considering he paid for our honeymoon. Before lunch we had rehearsal which seriously took like 20 mins. I was so proud of everyone for just getting in there and doing this damn thing!
After lunch, a big group of us hit the beach again. Saturday, was a rough day for me I must be honest. At rehearsal, I told everyone to enjoy their day and do whatever they like. I also told everyone that I needed to get my nails done but I was for sure going to the beach for alittle while. Then I let them all know that they were free to go out but to please be respectful and do not get wasted the night before our wedding. I made this VERY clear!! I felt as though I was being pretty reasonable. Not a single person had to help me with anything while we were out of town and I had given them ample time to do whatever they wanted to do...but in the end it was taken advantage of.
Anyway, so we are at the beach and here comes like 4pm. By this time I've been hinting to all my girls who are with me that I still need to get my nails done. Expressed that I would prefer to not do this all by myself. Noone volunteered to go with me. 5pm rolls around...still hinting and now on the phone with places in town to go get them done. Ask 3 of the 5 if they would like to go or will go with me. All say no! 5:15pm I pick my stuff up and tell everyone Im leaving as I say I really didnt want to do this by myself. I walk back to my room by myself, call my mom start balling b/c I felt as though I had been incredibly generous and then head to get my nails done.
I think I was more upset that everyone on the beach with me was slamming down beers left and right and had been since about 11am. So, the whole dont get wastey face thing I requested...yeah that was out! Blaine's mom finally comes with me to get my nails done...and then what happens...the whole time I am there all my girls are calling me asking me what we are doing for dinner...blah blah blah...I was pissed! So, not only did they not come with but now they want to bother me while Im doing it. Needless to say, my nails take awhile so by the time I get back to the house everyone is waiting on my for dinner. Guess what, I have sand all in my hair, I havent had a shower and now I have to go to dinner all gross. After dinner, everyone decides they want to go the bar...surprise surprise...I tell them I dont want to go b/c I need to get ready and its already like 1030 and to be quite honest Im just annoyed at this point. My matron of honor and 1 bridesmaid go back to their hotel and crash. My cousin asks if I want her to stay with me, I ask her to be back to the house by 12 so that Im not by myself all night the night before my wedding. I ask my family to sit with me b/c the nerves are setting in and I want to spend time with them...they decline and crash. So, what happens...I sit watching tv by myself and finishing the things I need to get done ALONE...12am rolls around...no cousin...I call my other girls...no answer...my mom goes to bed...and the water works start. 2am rolls around...still no cousin and now we cant find my dad...I also call my other girls who then tell me they are back at their hotel...I tell them Im having a rough time settling in...ask them to come over...they decline. In fact, not only do they decline but they tell me this...Just think, after tomorrow you wont ever be alone again. Trust me that's something you should eb grateful for where as I get lonely alot!!...I mean really!!! I wake my mom at 230 crying b/c Im alone...THE NIGHT BEFORE I GET MARRIED WHILE MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE OUT GET WASTED!! We call my dad who then comes in at 245 with my cousin and aunt and brother...all of whom are completely and utterly incapable of walking!! I should add that my dad wasnt wasted...he just didnt have his cell phone...I cry and cry and cry. My dad apologizes and they stay up with me until I finally fall asleep around 5am.
On a good note though, I took some inspiration from MRS Sarahdarling and had my nails done like Dita only done in a pink color...I LOVED LOVED LOVED THEM!!
Sunday...the big day...we set up!! And then get the show started!!!
Pictures to come in next post....hold on to your knickers!!
Here is the pic I had my bro take of Blaine saying goodbye Sat. night...this is the best one we got!!
writing his children's book reading
the sorta best man
one of the ushers
man, I am a lucky lady!
the guests made their own game with the table#s of rating our dudes.
pretty lil flower (sign holding) girl
i love my daddy
1 more day!
bride's side decor
groom's side decor
he is so gucci!
my girls are ready to go
i was grinning from ear to ear
my mom met us halfway down the aisle and walked the rest of the way with us
do you? i do. do you? i do
we couldnt find the argyle so we went soccer instead.
Our Wedding Pictures
Teasers coming your way...
Pulled some pics from other people off of facebook...sorry if they aren't very big...resolution crap. BUT hopefully I should be getting some finished ones of the real deal by the end of this week!!
Been really busy trying to get caught up on stuff. For whatever reason I guess we thought the world stopped turning when we got married and we forgot to pay a few bills in the mix of everything. AHHH!!!
So, I've been catching up on those. Have yet to unpack so my house is still a wreck and spending much needed time with the lil' one.
Hoping I can find time to do an actual review and still get on here to see how everyone else's plans are coming along. Who would have thought afterwards would be just as busy as the week of?!
Thinking of you all!!!
Just to touch on some of the things I noticed that will be in pictures...
My husband looked UH-MAZE-ING!!
My posture was HORRIBLE...that dress was weighing me down b/c I have no ta ta's!! I tried to hold my shoulders back...obviously that didnt work out.
The Argyle socks proved to break the bank after everything was spent so we opted for soccer socks instead...mehh it turned out alright.
The girls looked to die for!
My daughter's dress was sooo adorable.
It rained early that morning but was perfect come wedding time.
I loved the rating game the guests came up with...so fun!!
My dress was gorgeous...oh and wait....it's for sale!!!
My veil...we made it...oh and wait...it's for sale too!!
Trust, in the next few weeks....lots of stuff will be for sale!!
More to come!!! Hope you all like what you see so far.
We are back!!
I dont have photos or my computer or any of my other belongings back yet since we got in really late tonight but I just wanted to let everyone know that everything was PERFECT!!! Not a single issue!!
More to come as soon as I get settled but for now...I must sleep!!!
Sayonara for now...
Well, its time!!! I cannot believe it is here. I figured out this week that I am a planner and not a doer!! I would rather plan the entire thing then sit back and watch it all come together then have to follow through. It has been a fun process and its kept me busy while I stay at home with my little one but BOY OH BOY am I ready to get it over with.
I want to say thank you to WBC for putting this site up to allow us all to come together and brainstorm as well as be support for each other. I also want to say thank you to each and everyone of you for all of your advice, support, honesty and inspiration. I have blogged on many, many sites before but no one has ever touched me the way that you ladies have. My only wish is that I would have found WBC as well as you sooner. The amount of hardwork and creativity that you have all done has inspired me so much and not just in wedding planning but in everyday life. I feel as though I am a better person after this process and I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without you all. Well, ok I could have but let's face it...It was much more enjoyable and easier to handle situations because you were there. I don't mean to get sappy on you guys but this is a pretty surreal moment for me. This will be the 1st thing in my entire life that I have fully planned and executed!! I am notorious for beginning things and then not finishing them including school, jobs, what have you.
I never imagined myself with this man who I now cannot live without. We grew up together and were apart for 19 years. How is that when we met back up in the same location that I would find my mate. Since, I was a kid I've wondered where he was, what he was doing, what he looked like. I remember playing boyfriend and girlfriend with him and chasing him around while he complained. I remember wanting to marry that bleach haired, blue eyed kid. He was so adorable and now I will marry him. He doesn't have blonde hair anymore but man do those baby blues sparkle. I cannot believe that someone like myself who has been through so many personal battles has found someone that will love me as much as he does.
In closing before I become a blubbering mess. I am off to the alter!!
Be back when its all said and done!! Love you all so much and thank you again.
I got online to get the weather update for our wedding and GUESS WHAT?!
Lucky for us we have a back up plan. But still!! The whole point of getting married AT a destination beach is to get married BY the beach!!
This will completely ruin any type of decorations I have for this but they do say rain is a good luck charm on your wedding day so push onward we go!!
Be praying for no rain in Galveston on Sunday!! K? Thanks!!
It is supposed to be showers so let's hope they are early morning and light!! It's supposed to storm on Thurs and Fri though...oh man!! This could ruin my time in the sun too!! Yucky!!