Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
- You can save a lot of money using silk flowers
- You won't have to worry about flowers wilting or dying prior to your wedding (or transportation damages)
- A lot of people have allergies and this would remedy that issue
- The bouquet can be created ahead of time
- You will always have the bouquet and won't have to spend the costly amount to preserve your wedding bouquet (I looked into preservation it it is pretty costly)
- Silk wedding bouquets travel well for destination weddings
- You can use any flower you want whether it is in season or not
These are all great reasons for using silk bouquets!
For a bride on a budget who is looking to cut costs somewhere, silk flowers can be a great alternative! The fact that you will always have the bouquet that you walked down the aisle with is awesome. Preservation can only do so much and depending on how rough you were with your bouquet that day it definitely will not look as good as it did when you walked down the aisle.
Side note - My mother had a real bouquet for her wedding but then had a mirror image of her bouquet created with silk flowers. If I can dig the picture up I will definitely post it but my mom has a picture of me when I was little dressed up in her wedding dress carrying her silk bouquet around! Haha!
Monday, November 24, 2008
You can find these and many more at Etsy!
We all know how much I love Calla Lilies!!!
Photo via Flickr
I love how the dress shot was tied in with the fall theme.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Photo via Jessica Strickland
I mean, what is not to love about these shoe shots?!
I am beginning to think that I am going to have to go down the dyeable route. Has anyone ventured into the world of dyeable shoes?!? Please share your experience in case I need to venture away in dyeable shoe land!
For the time being here are some pictures of shoes I found that I like. Let me know what you think!
And now......the love and lust of my life!
While I can only imagine that it would be heavenly to slip my feet into a GORGEOUS pair of Louboutin's the morning of my wedding I can not for the life of my rationalize spending $860 (*gasp*) on a pair of shoes. But hey, a girl can dream!!!! Well, I am off to dream of Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik shoes, feel free to snap me out of dream land and back to reality!!!
LOVE the center piece!!!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I am getting my hair done at a hair salon on the south side of Indy called Exclusives Hair Salon and Day Spa. I am sure that some of the other bridemaids will also want to get their hair done at the salon. The salon has a wonderful area upstairs for bridal parties where they are completely separated from all the other clientele. They have several chairs, manicure station, etc. My big issue is that I didn't want everyone to have to drive down there and then back downtown. Plus, let's face it......we will all be drinking a couple of Mimosa's the morning of the wedding! I had also debated on seeing if the hair stylists would come to the Bridal Suite downtown at the Marriott where I will be staying the night before the wedding.
My other issue is that I really don't want to stay in that suite all by myself since we are going down the traditional route of not spending the night together the night before (yes- I am a big baby).
Adrienne, one of my best friends and bridesmaid, helped solve my dilemma!
Solution - I am going to see if all the bridemaids would want to crash in the bridal suite the night before the wedding but only if they want to! I just think it would be so awesome to wake up the day of my wedding with all of my closest friends! Is this selfish of me?!?
Once awake we will all get showered (or shower the night before) and then climb into a limo to head to the hair salon. My mother, mother-in-law, and flowergirl (though I am sure she will want to crash in the bridal suite with us) will join us at this time for the limo ride. We can sip Mimosa's on the way to the hair salon and just have time to spend together. There will be a couple of hair stylists scheduled to work on people's hair. My photographer and videographer will stop by to capture some shots of us getting ready. Once we are done we can head back downtown to the bridal suite to finish getting ready.
Mmmmm.......I could go for one right now! I am sure work would frown upon that!
This would be nice to transport us to and from the hair salon!Meanwhile, my fiance is going to see if the groomsmen would like to crash at our house the night before the wedding. They will all get up and get ready together (I am sure while watching football and drinking). My fiance's exact words were- "While you guys get your hair done I will throw a party with my groomsmen." LOVELY!! I am thinking that since the hair salon is just down the road from our house I am going to send the videographer and photographer to the house to get some "memories" captured. Maybe the boys will behave a little better if they are being taped/photographed (doubt it). In the end, we are going to have to get a limo to take them downtown to finish getting ready as well (I'm sure they won't complain about that one bit).
What are your plans for getting ready in the morning?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
- Save the Dates
- Blurb/Shutterfly Book
- Guest Book for the Wedding
Guest Book - Lastly, once my engagement pictures are done my photographer, Angela, is going to put together a guest book for people to sign at our wedding that will have all of our engagement pictures! I am SOOO excited!