Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years Eve!!!

Anyone have any great plans for New Years Eve?!? Rich and I are hosting a small party at our house this evening so I have been cleaning and preparing the food! I have a bunch of great appetizer recipes for tonight but after the clock strikes midnight I officially begin my wedding diet! So you can bet I am going to enjoy those appetizers tonight!

Have a safe and fun filled New Years Eve!!!! See you in 2009!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sooo lucky!!!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Over the holidays I had several family members inquiring as to how wedding planning was going. I quickly realized that I still had two big items to take care of- DJ and cake. For us, a DJ is very important because they set the tone of the reception. I had no clue when it came to selecting a DJ so I asked several family/friends who had recently gotten married. There was one DJ (DJ's Direct) that had received several rave reviews. I had even been to one of the weddings that utilized this DJ and remember the dance floor always being packed with people dancing. Rich and I want to be able to dance the night away.

So, today I jumped online to get a quick online quote. We really wanted to book the owner of the company because that was the specific person that was recommended to us. After seeing that he was available I just went with my gut instinct and booked him. I called the company to confirm that they had received my deposit. The secretary informed me that I was very lucky because another girl had asked for a quote today for the same day as my wedding and for the same DJ but she had not put her deposit down. Since I put my deposit down I pretty much snatched this DJ up and forced the secretary to send that email that every bride dreads- 'the person you are looking at has been booked' email. I did feel bad (for about 2.5 seconds). Needless to say I am very relieved and happy to be able to check another thing off of my list!!!!

And of course, some beautiful pictures!


How precious is this picture of the flower girl gazing out of the window?!? (photo via Evoke Photography)


Gorgeous!!!! (photo via Jessica Claire)

Friday, December 19, 2008

New Look

I just want to thank everyone who commented on my post regarding changing the look of my blog! Your helpful comments were great! Special thanks goes to The Cutest Blog on the Block for her great template!!!!

So, what do you think of the new look?!?

Have a great weekend! And of course, here are some more pictures of a wedding that I love drooling over!

All photos via Jennifer Skog

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Monogram

Sorry this is so short but I have Christmas shopping to do and a house to clean!!!

Erin, at Lucky Designs, did a fabulous job designing our monogram for our wedding.

I am so happy with the end results! It is everything that I had visualized (our wedding colors are taupe and champagne). What do you think?

Okay, back to Christmas shopping and cleaning. Hopefully I will be back to blogging more tonight! Have a great day!!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Help!!!

Here is my situation- I really want to re-vamp the image of my blog because I am sick of the boring header and background.

Problem- I am blog retarded. I know how to post, upload pictures and do basic things but as far as creating anything asthetically pleasing for my blog I am clueless. I am in awe of so many of the blogs out there that I follow on a daily basis. So I am asking for your help! Please educate me on how to re-vamp my blog background and header (easiest way possible please).

And, it is Friday so I leave you with a gorgeous picture! Love it!!!!!

Photo via Jennifer Skog
All help would be greatly appreciated! Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Honeymoon, Part I

I am going to apologize now - I have been a very bad blogger this week! Things have been so hectic between work (I am leaving my job in a week) and my computer. I had this huge dream of working on a Blurb book but apparently you have to have enough hard drive space on your computer to support the program. My computer is 5 years old so needless to say it was time for a hard drive upgrade!!!

Back to wedding planning........the honeymoon! Drum roll please..........

We are going to the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!!!! DISNEY WORLD!!!!!

All laughing aside, Rich and I LOVE Disney World. It is a place where no matter how old you are you can act like a child! There is so much to do and some of our greatest memories are at Disney World. When I was a junior in college several of my college friends (including Rich, who I was dating at the time) went down to Disney for spring break. It was the best spring break ever.

We have been on so many beach/island vacations, cruises, etc that we wanted to do something different. We eventually want to go to Europe but would rather not go right after our wedding since we will probably be a little tired. We want full energy for Europe to see everything we possibly can!
And of course, some awesome pictures of Disney-


The Rose and Crown at Epcot is one of Rich and I's favorites! Beer + Disney World = HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!!!
Animal Kingdom was so awesome.

Who could ever forget the castle?!?

Epcot is Rich's favorite park at Disney World

Last but definitely not least, the entire gang of Disney characters!


Where are you going on your Honeymoon? Or where did you go?

Monday, December 1, 2008

They're Here!!!!

I received a WONDERFUL surprise on Friday......my engagement pictures had arrived!!!! I was very happy with the outcome and have far too many to decide from! Here is a sneak peak at some of my favorite pictures-









All of our pictures were taken at IMA (Indiana Museum of Art) and Butler University. Rich and I met at Butler so it will always be a place of significance to us!
Hope you enjoyed our pictures! Have a great Monday and if you are located where it is snowing (like Indiana) be safe and stay warm!

All pictures by: Angela Talley. Please link back to The Beginning of Forever when posting any of these pictures.