I was browsing online for some pictures for a great subtle smokey-eyed look and I stumbled upon this...
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How does the marketplace work?
I looked all over trying to find the best way to do it, but I couldn't find anything. Do most people use paypal or some other way to exchange payment? Pretty soon I'm going to post a bunch of frames, leftover place cards, my veil and some other stuff I'd like to sell. If you have any tips, please let me know!
Thanks : )
Pictures at Cantigny
Until the ceremony started, the day was uber-hectic. The night before
I realized that the streamers I ordered for our ceremony exit never
showed up... so as soon as the doors opened we were in Hobby
Lobby buying wooden dowels and pink & white ribbon for Ribbon
Wands. We put together 150 of them THAT MORNING! The whole
time we were worrying that we wouldn't get them done before the hair
people showed up, but they ended up getting lost and didn't show up
until an hour after their call time.... My mom was FREAKING OUT
about us not getting to the church on time to meet the florist, so we
were super rushed. I completely forgot to pack tons of stuff that I
needed and was not very pleased when I got to the church and
realized that I forgot the letter I wrote to Matt to read right before the
ceremony. Other than those three things, everything was fine.
If I could do it all over again, I would
1. make sure the hair stylists have my phone number and my maid of
honors (that's why I wasn't mad at them for being late, I really should
have made sure they had this)
2. have everything packed and ready to go the night before.
The ceremony itself went really smoothly. All I remember is that my
bouquet was sooo heavy! I could not wait for the pastor to give me
the signal to hand it off to my MOH. I was so worried I was going to
After the ceremony, we had just a few more little snafus. After the
girls decorated our getaway car, I asked if they parked it right where
we came out, and they said they did. However, by right in front of the
church they thought I meant in a parking spot lol. So when we did our big exit there was nowhere to go! Kind of embarrassing, but no biggie. ALSO, apparently I hadn't been clear with the plans right after
the ceremony, so while us girls were all packed and ready to leave,
the guys still had their clothes and stuff strewn all over their changing
room. I had planned on leaving right after the ceremony, but we
ended up having to go back and help the guys clean up. So a good
idea would be to make a timeline and give to give to your groomsmen
& bridesmaids so everyone's on the same page. I totally wish I
would've done this.
These little things were the only issues that happened all day! The
rest of the day was a breeze and everything was sooo amazing.
Look how cute their dresses are!
I got their necklaces for super cheap at Forever21
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Blessing of the Hands
These worked out even better than the streamers would have!
Okeydokey, up next will be the pictures we took at some botanical gardens in between the ceremony and reception.
I've finally got all the pictures on my computer and organized, and I think I've finally got the energy to do my recap! A bunch of posts will be coming atcha in the next few days with all my favorite pictures and some highlights from the Big Day : )
We Did It!
I woke up with a HUSBAND in my bed!
The wedding was yesterday and it was spectacular! I'll definitely do a big recap with pictures pretty soon, but I'm going to take these two days before the honeymoon to relax/recover. See you soon with all the pics & details!!!
: ) : ) : )
Sneak Peaks from our Engagement Shoot
The week before the wedding we FINALLY got around to doing our
E-shoot, can you tell we're major procrastinators?
Last night we met our photographer at the Illinois Indian Boundary
Prairies. I knew she was gonna be great, but she really is
phenomenal. She helped us to feel so comfortable and not scared
at all. It was actually really fun!
Here are the sneak peeks she posted to her blog last night:
If you're looking for a photographer in the Chicago area, I highly
recommend Danielle Aquiline. She's so sweet and incredibly
Here are the finished confetti placecards! I just have to finalize the
seating chart and then write all the names and table numbers on.
Overall this was a really easy DIY. The only sucky part was running
back to Hobby Lobby a million kajillion times to get more paper, then
to get more brads, then to get even more paper. Other than that, real
easy and not too time-consuming! I also am making paper flowers to
intersperse around the cards : )
Wedding Hair Style
Pics from my Hair Trial
Mkay, so we tried two different styles during my trial and I liked/didn't like different things about both. Here they are:
For number one I really like the front and the back, but I think I'd like the back to be a bit more full (which I'm sure she can do)
For number two I am NOT a fan of the poof. Bit too Snooky for me. So if I did this style, I would definitely have the front look like the front of the first one. I like how intricate the back is, and how cute is it with a bow! (I wouldn't use that bow though, I'd have a simple white one).
*I showed the future hubster (after I almost passed out seeing that there's only eighteen days left!!!) and he said he definitely likes number one best. I was leaning more towards that one too, so that's how it'll be on the Big Day*
Wedding Day Jewelry
Wedding Hair Style
I'm having my hair trial tomorrow, and these are the pics I'm taking
with as inspiration. The photo over there <------- is my favorite so far.
I've always been a hair down kind of girl, so I'm not sure if I should go
with an updo. I might give it a try, or just have it look like that in the front and
then down in the back (maybe like the pic with the bow).
We shall see!