Friday, September 16, 2011

Introducing...the Mrs.!!

So...I've been married almost a week now (our date was 9.10.11), and everything is awesome! I guess I should do a wedding recap, right? : )

Of course, everything did not go perfectly/as planned, but all in all, I was happy with everything, and most importantly, I was married at the end of the day!

I have to say I felt a little...weird all day. I mean, I didn't really feel like a bride at all until it was time for the actual ceremony, and I really didn't feel "bride-like" after that either lol. It was just a really surreal feeling all day, like I couldn't believe it was happening. And now that I'm married, things really don't feel that differently...

Anyhoo, I thought the venue was decorated beautifully (shout out to my aunt and her friend), my cupcake cake was amazing, and everyone looked fab! The wedding started about five minutes late (which was only because some guests were late), but like I said, everything was great...There were a few snafus: I did trip a little going up the stairs to get married, we ended early because most of the guests were older, some people were getting on my nerves, and Chris's car battery died before we left, so we had to wait around so he could get his car jumped off. But, like I said, it was fab, I didn't have to turn into Bridezilla (although I wanted to a couple of times) and I'm soooo happy that it's all over, and I'm married now!! : )

Anyhoo, here are a few pics (in no particular order; shout out to NakeshiaRenee Photography!):













** One more thing: I want to give a HUUUGE thanks to LaKesha Womack! She coordinated my wedding and helped keep me sane throughout the entire process. We definitely could not have done it without her! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

20 days to go!!!

OMG! I can't believe that I have less than three weeks until the BIG Day!! Y'all, I'm finally more excited than I am stressed, but believe me, I still have things to be stressed about lol....Let's see, Chris still doesn't know who his groomsmen are (I know...), and I haven't gotten a whole bunch of RSVPs (and the date to reply is this coming Saturday). But, I know everything will work out, so...yay!

I still have a few more things to do (of course, lol):
  • Going to get decorations Tuesday.
  • Have to figure out who's doing my bouquet, and get single flowers for the bridesmaids.
  • Finish the programs, which probably won't be until the week of, unfortunately : (  But, I will have help, so yay!
  • Get my bra, makeup and nail polish, which I plan to do this weekend.
  • Have my Passion/bachelorette party/gathering this weekend.
  • Make a list for the DJ and photographer.
  • Have one more counseling session.
  • Get ready for the honeymoon
  • Make a day of schedule for everyone.
  • And I almost forgot the most important thing...get the marriage license!! But, we're definitely doing that this week.

And oh yeah, we have an apartment! So, I will officially be a South Carolinian, although it's only about 30 minutes from where I live now. But I'm super excited because I was a little worried about finding somewhere to live lol...

Well, that's about it for now. Hopefully, I'll be able to do an update before 9.10.11, but we shall see...until next time...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's getting closer...

So, today, I was on The Knot, and I saw that I only have 47 days left until the wedding! I started freaking out a little...I mean, it's really hard to believe that in about a month and a half, I'm going to have a new name, a new place and essentially a new life. I think it's really starting to hit me now that I'm. About. To. Be. Freaking. Married. I'm excited and nervous at the same time...

I'm excited because I get to spend the rest of my life with an amazing man...but I'm nervous because it's going to be completely and totally new. Like, we're going to be living together (I mean, I stay with him from time to time, but it's not the same), and I'm going to be a wife doing wifely things...that just seems almost weird...but I can't wait! : )

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In other news, my aunt and cousin will be decorating our venue, and I think I found a florist. We also sent out invitations last week, so yay! In the next couple of weeks, I'll be purchasing decorations and my shoes that I haven't bought yet, and hopefully, I'll be getting a hair trial, too. I'm starting to get excited!! ^_^

P.S.- Here's a (not-so-great) pic of our invitation:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Updates!

Wow, I haven't updated y'all in two months! So, so sorry...I have been super busy. Yes, the wedding is still on, in case you were wondering lol.

What's been going on:

I officially have five bridesmaids and one maid of honor. One did order hers in mid-June, and I'm praying that it comes back in time-- and fits. And they're starting to plan the bridal shower, so I'm super excited about that! Unfortunately, I still don't know who the groomsmen are...

I met with a florist who has grand ideas about decor...ideas that cost twice as much as the venue! {Yeah, I know...}. So, I've decided to ask her to just do the bouquets and boutonnieres and have my aunts to decorate.

I recently tried my dress on for the first time since I got it...and it's too big. : (  And I didn't lose weight. I'm hoping it's because I didn't have the slip on. So, I'm going to buy one, and see. *fingers crossed*

Oh yeah, we received the final version of our invitation, and we'll be sending them out next week...

So yay! I finally feel like I'm making progress, but I'm really just ready for it to all be over because I have been really stressed. And I'm just really ready for my life to get back to normal...and I'm ready to be married!! Lol!

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May Updates

So...what have we gotten done since last time?

We finally had our cake tasting. Well, not "we" exactly; it was my mama, sister and me because Chris had to work. And although our cake baker left a ton of samples at my house, he still hasn't tasted them. So, I went ahead and decided on the ones that we would use. We're doing cupcakes for about 200 people, so I decided to do 25 cupcakes with each flavor, and he's cool with that. And I'm doing a groom's cake, which I'm very excited about!

I've also been looking at decor ideas and flowers (I'll post pics of what I have in mind in another post) and trying to figure out the whole DJ thing. And we received the almost final version of our invitation, so yay!

But, of course, there's something not going quite so well (isn't it always something?). It's the bridesmaids. To be honest, I don't even really know who's in the bridal party any more. There are supposed to be eight of them (including the maid of honor), and I know for sure that three bridesmaids have their dresses. Yes, just three. One is a maybe (haven't talked to her lately, and she lives out of town). The other four haven't ordered , and I'm kinda frustrated about it because 1) I asked them to be bridesmaids a loooong time ago (last year), and they could've saved money and/or declined (really, it wouldn't have hurt my feelings; 2) One of the people who hasn't ordered is my sister/maid of honor; 3) The wedding is in about three months, and since it's about to be summer (i.e., wedding season), if alterations are needed, there's a chance that they may not have enough time. But, I've decided not to dwell on it/worry about it. Whoever has their dresses and shoes will be in the wedding, and whoever doesn't, won't. At this point, it's as simple as that.

However, I do feel like it would be pointless for anyone to order theirs after the end of this month, so I'm going to tell them if they don't order it this weekend that they shouldn't worry about it. They can just be guests. But yeah, it's annoying because I already have enough pressure/stress dealing with other aspects of this wedding, so I really don't need this situation adding to it. Well, we shall see what happens with that...that's about all that's been going on...until next time...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Engagement Pics!

Last weekend, Chris and I finally took our engagement pics. Although I had a migraine, it was pretty fun, and I love how they turned out. And our photographer, Nakeshia, is awesome! Here are a few pics:




You can check out the rest here. : )

Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm back...

...in the planning mood-- woo hoo! As I told y'all last time, for the last couple of weeks, I have so not been in the mood to plan this wedding. I guess it was the fact that we didn't have a venue or photographer. Now we have both! I'm going to pay the deposit and sign the contract on Monday {although we did have to change the date to Sept. 10}. But, the good news is that we don't have to rent tables and chairs, so that's a huge burden lifted.

And we got a freelance photographer; she did my headshots last summer. So, now I'm kind of excited about the wedding since those two huge things are out of the way. I've also paid the deposit for my jewelry, and I'm getting a custom flower made by Flowers From Fatima.

Next on the agenda:

  • Finally take engagement pics.
  • Get the rest of the bridesmaids' dresses.
  • Look for tablecloths, invitations, flower girl dresses, music, a DJ
  • Start thinking of centerpiece ideas
  • Resend the Save the Dates since our date has changed
  • Start getting guests' addresses

I still have a lot to get done, but I'm feeling better since we have the major things squared away and the wedding is two weeks later. : )

Well, that's it...until next time...