"First comes love, then comes marriage..."

Facebook asks me "what's on my mind" every time I log on. The answer: weddings. Not that I'm complaining. I'd much rather have weddings on my mind than spiders, or drowning, or fighting an octopus. (That last one came from a story my seventh and eighth graders read.) Talk about scary.

So, I'm perfectly content on thinking about weddings. But, not just any wedding. No, no, no. 

My wedding.
(I suppose Brandon has a part in it...so, OUR wedding.)

We met this weekend with our photographer. She is a super sweet person and we feel she is the one! She's a lawyer by trade and does photography on the side. How cool is that? I'm so impressed with her work and can FINALLY cross that off my list! Another thing to cross off is the groomsmen's tuxes. Brandon got fitted for his and I picked out all the outfits. 

So, here is the new and updated wedding list:

Parent's Approval
Bridesmaid Outfit
Groomsmen Outfit
Pre-Maritial Counseling
Ceremony Decor
Reception Decor
Reception Food
Vows (semi-crossed off...we're writing our own.)

That's what's left! I'm sure there will be little things popping out to add to my stress, but I'm so excited for June 11, I can handle anything! 

The decorations for both the ceremony and reception are the main things that are clogging my brain. I've found SO many ideas and I can't seem to put them all together!

I have quite a collection of little items I like...enjoy!

I love everything about this! The dresser, the pendants, the books, pictures, etc. It's perfect to place the guest vase!

I love the hanging paper lanterns. Our colors would be black, white, and light yellow.

I don't see the need for covering the WHOLE chair, so an alternative is tying some fabric like this! Since we're having an afternoon wedding, the reception will be an ice cream/ dessert bar which means two things: 1) Short reception and 2) No need for everyone to be sitting down at once which means less chairs! (We'll have other things for the guests to be doing instead of sitting down.)

I'd love to find some old windows and add some "umph" to them!

For the centerpieces: books, bottles, candles, frames, etc.

I have a collection of glass bottles that I want to fill with sand and place some flowers or candles in!

Instead of a traditional guest book, I'm going to have tons of river stones, permanent markers, and a vase. I saw this idea a few years back and fell in love! 

My bridesmaids are wearing their own black, above the knee, strapless dresses. I'm having these necklaces made for them all to wear!

A cute sign to hang around the dessert tables. I'm thinking of painting on some old wood...

I love this idea of a "family" tree. It can be filled with pictures of Brandon and me, our families, past weddings, or family members who could not make it.

Ladders? At a wedding? Absolutely! I fell in love with the look of this. With some plants and draping yellow fabric...love!

I love umbrellas and parasols. I want to incorporate them somehow!

My bridesmaids will be carrying pomanders (aka ball of flowers) instead of a bouquet of flowers. I'd like to have yellow spider mums and a big black ribbon.

So, as you can probably tell, my head is full! I have so many fun ideas that setting them in stone seems impossible! Add in a photo booth "box" and my plate is officially full! 

But, knowing that on June 11, 2011 I am marrying my best friend, puts all of my stress at ease. He is worth so much more than little details. I know it's going to be beautiful, simply because that'll be the day my name changes to his. 


  1. I love all these ideas! It's gonna be beautiful and very natural! I love it so much. Did you know that I'll be one of those girls wearing a strapless black dress just above the knee carrying one of those balls of flowers??? Yah, I'm excited!

  2. Yay! I DID know that! And I'm thrilled! :) Love you, Kamera!