Prelude -Music to play while your guests find their seats Bless the Broken Road I Do 98 Degrees ...
My Dress Fits!!!!
Last month I had tried my dress on for the first time in 11 months, and to my horror it didn't fit!! After a mild panic attack FH and I buckled down and started watching what we ate.
I am happy to say that after loosing 15 pounds in a month my wedding dress now fits!!! I am SOOO EXCITED!! with just over a month to go I am soooo happy that it fits better now then the day I bought it!
Soooo..... What do you think???? I have fallen in love with my dress all over again :)
Diamond Engagement Ring/Necklace/Studs
I have for sale three pieces of of Diamond jewelry. The Engagement Ring and Solitaire necklace both have appraisals that will be included.
14K stamped white Gold Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring - $1700
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
Carat Weight: 0.47 cTs
Clarity Grade: SI1
Colour Grade: E-F
Cut Grade: Good
Total Weight: 3.12 grams
Retail Replacement Value: $3600.00 (2005 estimate)
14K stamped white Gold Diamond Solitaire Pendant and 18 inch Chain - $500
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
Carat Weight: 0.22 cTs
Clarity Grade: SI1
Colour Grade: F-G
Cut Grade: Good
Total Weight: 3.09 grams
Retail Replacement Value: $1290.00 (2005 estimate)
14K stamped white Gold Diamond Stud Earrings - $300
This set is not appraised, but are around the same size diamonds as the pendant. Since these are not appraised I will sell for a reduced price.
I am willing to sell all three pieces for a total of $2200 (it is like buying the ring and necklace and getting the studs for Free!)
Only Serious Buyers please. Local meeting only (GTA/Mississauga/Milton/Hamilton/Burlington/Oakville)
Appraisals can be emailed upon request.
Table Linen - Can't decide what to use..
I need your help with deciding on what combination to use for my table linen!
I originally wanted to use a black and white damask overlay (picture 1) with fuchsia napkins(picture 2).
But when I went to place my order, they where both out of stock! the overlays would be in stock late August and the napkins wouldn't be in until the end of September. I don't think I want to have these arrive a week or two before the wedding as I would need to press them and have them to the hall the week before the wedding.
My other option is doing the reverse, having a fuchsia and white damask overlay (picture 3) with black napkins (picture 4).
Both setups will have a black table cloth underneath.
My colours are Black and White damask with fuchsia accents.
I have also attached a picture of my center piece (picture 5) that will have fuchsia gebera daisies instead of white.
So Ladies....... which one do you think?
It's My Birthday!!
Well today marks my last birthday as a single woman!
And I must say, I am looking forward to being a married woman for my next birthday!!
I hope to do something fun on the weekend.
Tonight FH is taking me out for my birthday dinner and drinks.
My Boss at work surprised me with a really yummy chocolate cake which was a nice surprise!! Love my boss!!
Hope everyone has a great day!
A little about us :-)
How long did you date before you got engaged?
4 years 6 months
Did you get the ring you wanted?
Yes! I had picked out several rings to help him narrow down the choices
Was the proposal a complete surprise?
Yes it was! I didn't expect it (see post below for more details)
Do you wish you had a bigger/smaller diamond? If so How big or small?
I wish I had a bigger diamond, but we can upgrade later on :-)
Did you cry when he proposed?
Was the proposal romantic or creative?
Romantic! (again see post below for more details)
When do you want to go for your honeymoon?
Right after the wedding
Are you buying his wedding band for him?
Have you gone over your original wedding budget?
Oh Yes, due to the massive guest list from my parents!
What day of the year will your wedding be?
October 23, 2010
What kind of weather?
Hopefully a beautiful fall day, but my luck it will be cold and rainy
Inside or outside?
Church/justice of the peace/other?
justice of the peace. It won't be a religious ceremony, but more towards celebrating life
How many people will be there?
we have invited 160 people, so far 7 people have said they are joining us!
Time of day?
Any kind of theme?
Elegant, romantic and fun!
How many on each side of the wedding party? Who are they?
3 on each side
MOH: Carrie my sister, 2 BM's Jill and Jen both sisters who I have known forever
Best Man: James, FH's brother, 1 GM: Bob FH's Dad, and 1 GroomsMaid Nikki
What kind of cake/what will it look like?
not sure of the kind of cake yet, still have to do our tasting but will be a three tier square with the middle layer offset. White fondant icing and black and pink damask detail.
Where will the reception be?
What kind of dress?
Alfred Angelo, A line with full train. Diamond white with platinum accents
What kind of flowers in your bouquet?
Roses, gebera daisies, whatever the florist wants to design! my dad works for her and we have given her free reign to design something pretty to surprise me with.
Kind of engagement ring?
Kind of wedding bands?
white gold and diamonds for me
titanium for him
How are you wearing your hair?
up and pulled back. Not too sure yet as my trail isn't until September
Who will be important to be there?
All my friends and family
Will the reception be big or small?
What will the groom wear?
for the ceremony he will be wearing a kilt along with his brother and father to celebrate their Scottish heritage.
How long is the honeymoon?
hopefully 2 weeks
What will you do?
Will it be modest or costly?
probably end up costly
What will you stay in?
How old will you and the groom be?
I will be 26, groom will be 31
How long will you be engaged before you got married?
Live together before or wait till married?
live together. We moved in together 6 months into our relationship. I was 21 and he was 26. Last year we purchased our first house and couldn't be happier!
Take a long time to plan the wedding or will it be simple?
Originally it was to be less then a year to plan the wedding but things got pushed back as my FH was diagnosed with Cancer and we had to get him well again before we could get married!
Will you do it yourself or with family or hire someone to plan the wedding?
I have hired a wedding planner, but since I am so hands on I think I could have gotten away with just a day of coordinator instead.
Will you write your own vows or use something pre-made?
I want to write my own vows, but FH doesn't. We are going to work with the Minister to see what we can come up with.
RSVP's are coming in!!
I got my first three in the mail today and one handed back to me at work!!
I am so excited! This means the wedding is HAPPENING and guests are Coming!!!
Oh man let the count down begin! 103 days left!!!!
*Doing my happy dance!*
Invitations are DONE and SENT!!
I am so excited! My wedding invitations are done and have been mailed!!!
We went with the Black and White damask pocket invitations from Michaels.
I had no problems designing or printing them.
Wording was a difficult choice as my mom was VERY picky as what we should say in OUR invitations lol.
Anyways I love them and I hope you do too!!
Share a Deal
Damask Tape Sale!
After searching online for rolls of damask packing tape I finally found a great deal! well I think it is a good deal anyways :-)
I picked up two rolls for under $16 including shipping.
they cost $7 each, but you can get 15% off by using the coupon code: Welcome which brings it down to $5.95 each!
The site is:
Hope others will be able to benefit from this as well :-)
Photography, Video and DJ BOOKED!!
I am so glad that we where able to check off three major vendors in one go!!
We decided instead of going through different companies that we would book from the same one.
Their work is great, and their prices are fantastic!
Since they have all worked together in the past they know how each other works and the photographer and video person won't be fighting for camera time and will work together!
We also decided to get the upgraded DJ package so we will get lots of lighting, up lighting, dry ice, disco ball the full nine yards! it is exactly what I was looking for!
Best part, after getting the second top package for all three we still came in under budget!!!
A Chapter we never thought we would have to face
After we had booked our hall and was looking into other bookings we get some news that we where not expecting.
Kevin had went to his doctors in early October complaining of trouble breathing as he was always wheezing when he laid on his back. Initially the family doctor thought it was Asthma but took a chest x-ray just to be safe.
Not even a week later we get a call that Kevin has to go see the doctor ASAP, so the next day he is up to his family doctors. After that day, we where in auto mode. Kevin was referred to a surgeon as they found a huge mass in his chest that needed to be looked at.
At the end of October he was scheduled for a biopsy to see what the large mass is in his chest. That biopsy came back inconclusive so Kevin had to be put in for rush surgery on November 11th. We where not prepared for this and the things that would come next. After the biopsy was done, we where told it was some form of Cancer. CANCER?!?!? we where in total shock!
This was to be a happy time in our lives, new house, newly engaged and planning a wedding. No one was supposed to get Cancer!
After many more tests and doctor's appointments Kevin was finally diagnosed with having Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage 3A.
At that point we just shut everything down and concentrated on getting him well. Kevin was scheduled to have 12 rounds of chemotherapy followed by possible radiation.
We have come along way since then, and I am glad to say Kevin is doing ok, and he only has 2 more chemo treatments to go!! On May 20th will be his last treatment!! We are very excited!
This whole experience has been a tough battle, but it has brought us even closer and just secured our bonds.
A lot of people said we should just go to city hall and get married, but I knew Kevin would pull through this and come out the other side better then ever and we could then celebrate our love, and journey together!
If anyone is interested in following our Cancer journey I have kept a blog going at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kevinwatt
And I am glad to announce we have started our wedding planning again and our new wedding date is October 23, 2010!!