GUYS: So for our nautical wedding I want to have a more laid back kind of attire. I dont want th...
Purple Wedding High Heels with Rhinestone Brooch
These are absolutely STUNNING shoes that I wore on my wedding day, but no longer need. I never have an occasion to wear them and they just sit in my closet.. so I'm hoping another bride or maybe a high school senior looking forward to her Prom can make use of them.
They are Waltz brand, size 10, in the Aruba-2 style. They are a gorgeous deep purple/plum color, swoop cut out on the inner side of the shoe, open toe with a gathered look and scalloped edging towards a large rhinestone brooch in the middle. About a two inch heel and they were worn twice.. during my outdoor ceremony and my indoor reception (different days). They have a slightly cushioned sole, so they were very comfortable to wear.
Asking $35, but willing to hear any reasonable offer.
Email me at jessica.cocker @ gmail.com or comment if you're interested
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1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
He's playing Dragon Age II
2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
Definitely Ranch. That man puts Ranch on EVERYTHING.
3. What's one food he doesn't like?
Pancakes. He's the master at making the, but doesn't like eating them.
4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What's he order?
Whiskey or tequila on the rocks.
5. Where did he go to high school?
Belleville High School, but had to drop out to get a job. Got his GED when he lived with me. :D
6. What size shoe does he wear?
7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
Knives! Thank god we put a stop to THAT! However, he DOES have a big collection of books, which I've helped him acquire.
8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
Ooohh, that's hard! Probably a Chicken Bacon Ranch.
9. What food could he eat everyday?
Ice Cream! He's addicted.
10. What is his favorite cereal?
11. What would he never wear?
A polo shirt
12. What is his favorite sports team?
He has no interest in sports at all.
13. Who did he vote for?
14. Who is his best friend?
Ian and Nick
15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
Drive like a psychopath.
16. What is his heritage?
Native American- 3/4 Lakota.
It's Been A Long Time!
But I'm Back!
I can't believe how many times I've thought "I should really get back on WBC" and then complete forgot about it. Life really caught up with us after the wedding, especially with having to move shortly after our reception due to some not-so-pleasant experiences with our crappy landlord. :(
But, I'm back! I plan on posting more photos, doing vendor reviews for any brides in the St. Louis area and announcing my wedding planning business info! I'm very excited to get back to posting here.
I Want to Do It All Over Again!
Now that my wedding is done and over with I can't stop thinking about doing it all over again! And this time, differently!
BUT, I know how crazily expensive our reception was.. so there's no way I can do it again anytime soon.
So I've been thinking of becoming a wedding coordinator/planner and helping brides plan their special day! I know a lot of brides think about this while planning their own wedding, but I just can't get all these wonderful wedding ideas out of my head!
Does anyone have any idea where I should start? I did find the website for the American Academy of Wedding Professionals, so I'm going to look through there for info.
Wedding Gift Registry
Still Receiving Gifts!
Yesterday the FedEx man surprised us with two boxes! Both of them were from my stepdad's friend's who also attended our reception. We received some kind words from the husband so it was really nice to see that they sent us gifts. :)
Both boxes were items off one of our registries. One was a gorgeous Anchor Hocking Salad Bowl set. (picture) I LOVE Anchor Hocking. :) The other item was a 3 piece pot (sauce pot, boiler, and steamer), which Rob adores! We don't have any nice pots, so I'm sure this set will get used a lot! lol
Other than that, we also made away with over $400 is cash and gift cards and my boss made us a really nice kitchen gift basket. Most of the money went to helping pay for the reception though.. wish we could have spent it! lol!
NWR: My Daughter Started Crawling!
I'm so excited! Our son didn't start crawling until he was about 10 or 11 months old, then went straight to cruising and then walking shortly after he turned one. :)
My Bachelorette Party!
With all the last minute wedding planning I completely forgot to post about my bachelorette party!
After my MOH and I had a little falling out over my bridal shower she and I made up and she decided to throw a little party for me. Nothing big.. basically just going out for drinks.
She made invites and sent them to my mom to give out.. only most of the guests were friends from my work.. so I just gave them to the girls there and made them promise to keep everything a secret.
I got little hints about where we were going.. like I knew that some of the girls couldn't go because they weren't 19 and one of my coworkers was sooooo excited to go! I knew it was somewhere where we could drink, but up until the night of the party I had NO IDEA where it was!
On our way there I told my mom (who came with because she's my bestie!... and she drove.. lol) that I brought two pairs of shoes.. my heels and my flats.. and asked which ones I should wear. She responded "that depends on if you want to dance or not.".. hmm.. so dancing is added to the mix!
Then we head through downtown St. Louis and end up in Sauget, IL.. and if you know anything about that area there's only three things in Sauget. 1. Pops (a bar/music venue) 2. Strip Clubs and 3. Nightclubs!
We ended up at The Oz, a nightclub that my mom used to go to every week with her best friend (my "aunt" sue) when they were younger. My MOH bought me a bachelorette crown and sash, and she made me a shirt that was covered in lifesavers that said "Suck for a Buck" on it. The idea was to get people to eat the candies off my shirt and pay me a dollar, but I completely forgot it in the car.. :(
It was only 10 p.m. when we arrived, so the place was dead when we walked in. We were deciding whether to stay there and wait or go somewhere else for a bit and the bouncer at the door said "Well, if you ladies decide to stay.. I'll let you in for free!" Score!
So we stayed, headed to the far side of the club to a booth and had a few drinks while we waited for things to speed up. Now, I don't drink. If I do, it's very "girly" drinks and nothing too hard. I started out with a Sex on the Beach. Then another. Then two Long Island Iced Teas (one of which I chugged down)... and I was on the dance floor shakin' it like I've never done before in my life!
I couldn't get my MOH to move from her seat at the table, but my mom and I were having a blast dancing! I saw maybe one or two other white girls on the dance floor that night, but they had nothing on me! lol
It was about 3 a.m. when we noticed people starting to leave in a big rush and got curious. Then it hit me... someone sprayed pepper spray. My lips got tingly and I started coughing.. so we headed out to the back patio with everyone else, which was the closest door.
That's when we decided it was time to go home. We walked to the exit at the other side of the club (btw, I'm drunk and in 3 inch heels... and coughing.. not a good combo! lol) When we get outside there were at least half a dozen cop cars parked outside and cops standing everywhere handing out bottles of water. We still have no idea what happened, but it was a pretty crazy way to end the night!
My mom drove and we stopped at Rob's work (a gas station) on our way home, where he got to witness my drunken self. I don't really remember much after that, but I know I got home and up the two flights of stairs at my apt building fine.
Overall, it was a great night!! :)
Photo Sneak Peek!
It was a BLAST!
Besides a few things that went wrong, our reception was a big success!!
Rob and I arrived at the reception site about 5 p.m. to start getting ready. There were a few little things that still needed to be set up as well, so when I was done getting dressed I started rushing around to do that.
Our photographers arrived a few minutes before 6 to start setting up our photo booth and to take pictures of the details. The photo booth was a HUGE hit! Our photographers brought some props and I bought the mustaches and brought the chalkboard. It was a great combination! You can see all of our photobooth photos here.
We spent a good hour and a half walking around the golf course and taking photos with one of our photographers. She's already sent us a few sneak peek photos, which I'll share with you ladies tomorrow. :)
When we were done Rob and I walked to the front of the building and saw that my coworkers had written all over our van! Then we were announced to the Star Wars theme song (which was surprise to both of us!) and went straight to cutting the cake. Then we sat down and one of Rob's friends gave a quick speech.
Then my mom started to give a speech and told us that she and my sister had put together a slideshow for us, which was a ton of photos of me as a baby and growing up and more photos of me and Rob together. It was really sweet and my mom cried.
Then dinner was served and Rob and I said our quick thank yous. Around 9 p.m. a pair of professional dancers came by (my mom hired them) and they did an awesome Swing dance, full with tricks and jumps and spins! It was blast to watch! They also stuck around for about a hour to teach us a few simple dance moves and to dance with us.
The rest of the night was dancing, visiting the photo booth and with our guests, drinking and having a blast! About everyone was gone by 11:00 except for close family who all stayed until about 12:00.
I've already gotten several compliments on all the details, the typewriter guestbook didn't got over as well as I'd hope (the ribbon didn't want to work very well) but the guests loved it anyway.. the ball jar centerpieces were probably my favorite detail. Everything else was perfect!!
Can't wait to share more photos with you tomorrow!
P.S. I'm still a bit upset over the RSVP issue. Some of the people who RSVPed and said "yes" didn't show up, then others who didn't RSVP at ALL showed up.. and worst of all.. NONE of my husband's family attended!!! :(