Lady Di's GINORMOUS planning thread!
Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:55 PM
First off, I have to give tremendous thanks to Tammy because without her, I would not have the help with my wedding planning in a far away location and created friendships.
Special thanks to my SB ladies, Royal brides, and May brides! Thank you for putting up with millions of my questions/vents!
Without further ado…
How we met
We first met at a club back in 2000 or 2001 through a mutual friend. We danced together for a bit then I never saw him again until 2004 at Texas A&M where he was attending about two hours away from Houston. My sorority’s chapter at A&M threw a party one weekend. At the end of the night, a sorority sister introduced us but I was too tired that I passed out on the couch. Talk about first impression! A few months later, we ran into each other at an outdoor event in downtown Houston. He came up to me and my friend. He told me that he recognized me and we figured out that we met at that party at A&M. He is in a fraternity that my sorority has worked with a lot. We said our goodbyes then went on our ways… a week later, we bumped into each other again at my chapter’s banquet. That night, we hung out and I gave him my number. We hung out over the summer. He had gotten out of a 3 year relationship so he was nowhere close to being ready for another relationship. After a year of “does he like me or not??”, we made it official in summer of 2005. We decided to split up in 2007 but got back together 7 months later.
We decided to buy a house but before that, I told him that I did not want to buy a house with him if we weren’t going to get married. So we were closing on July 23, 2008. He asked me to meet him at the house so we could go together to the closing then go back to the house. So we went back to the house and the key was not in the lock…turns out that our realtor had the key. I noticed he was acting very weird. I was standing front of the house while he was going to the back of the house to see if it was open but he came back and it was locked. He looked very nervous then he got down on his knee. He signed “will you marry me” in American Sign Language. Poor him, his hands were shaking! I was pretty shocked because I never expected that! Of course I said yes. I think he wanted me to cry but I didn’t. Haha. I was just too shocked. He was supposed to propose once we got in the house. The ring didn’t fit me so we had it resized. So it will be almost two years since that day. A long engagement!!
First thing we did was to set up the website!
At first, I wanted hot pink and orange but FI didn’t like it because orange reminds him of University of Texas Longhorns and he is a Texas A&M alum so it is hot pink, black and white. I really wish I thought this process thoroughly because I kept changing my mind as you can see with the STDs and invitations. In the end, it is hot pink, black and white damask. The end result matters, right! Lol.
Save the Date
I made this on my own. I wanted to create a beachy STD to get people in mood for a vacation. I ordered the magnets on VistaPrint. Great site! I also ordered starfish envelopes.
I created my own invites.
Also purchased this from the consignment store
More to come
Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:59 PM
Purchased this from a fabulous BDW member, Linda. I :heart: you. I didnâ€™t need any alterations!
After changing my mind 100 times & 6 sandals later, I finally settled on this. It was white, silver and black and now silver. No more changing my mind!
Purchased from etsy.com
My hair piece
Also purchased on etsy.com! I love that site!!
Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:04 PM
They were all on sale! Definitely saved $$$.
Front of the dress shirt.
Back of the dress shirt.
He will be wearing this for a bit at the reception once dancing starts. Canâ€™t wait to see the pics!
FI TTD outfit
I had a hard time deciding what I wanted so I enlisted FIâ€™s cousinâ€™s fianc©e for help. She is also a hairstylist. I loved the end result so I asked her to do my hair on the day of the wedding. She will be going so it works out perfectly! I even had clip on hair extensions in!
I have thought about this long and hard. My color theme is a cool tone but I look better with warm tones so I decided to go with browns for my makeup. I was a bridesmaid for my cousinâ€™ wedding over the summer and I really loved my makeup. It was done by a MAC makeup artist. I will be having a MAC makeup artist from cancun doing my makeup and bridesmaids as well.
Here are a couple of pics from my cousinâ€™s wedding.
An all deep pink roses with black ribbon tied around the stems.
More to come...
Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:08 PM
I purchased this garter on etsy.com. It’s too cute!!
Rehearsal dinner outfit
Bridesmaid dress & sandals
I paid for their dress/sandals. They were both $20 and $35. Score!
I told them that they could alter the dress to their liking.
They will be wearing their own jewelry as long it’s silver.
I kind of went overboard with the gifts! Haha.
Plus the beach bag with their first name inital
Bridal Survival kit
A DYI project. I created the design.
The contents are:
Hey, never know if condoms come in handy! Lol.
More to come...
Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:10 PM
We will be using Maya Diseno Floral, in Cancun.
Here what they will look like
The bouts will be a single rose bout in hot pink and white.
We purchased dress shirt and pants for them.
A travel bag from Fossil and a libre mask as a gag gift.
For his junior groomsman
Rest of his guys
Groom Survival kit
A DYI project!
More to come...
Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:11 PM
Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:14 PM
We are having two flower girls. I don’t have a picture of his other niece.
Flower girl basket
Flower girl gifts
Got them from etsy.com. They are just too cute.
Purchased the contents from Hobby Lobby
Ring Bearer outfit
We are having his 7 year old niece to be a ring bearer. We do not have any little boys attending the wedding.
Ring Bearer gift
Ring Bearer shell Inspiration
Actual ring bearer shell
I am stealing this set up from my FSIL who did my bridal shower. It is beautiful!
I absolutely love this setup!! The chair sashes will be black/hotpink. We will have the flowers on the huppa.
More to come..
Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:17 PM
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.-Judy GarlandBride and...
Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:18 PM
There will be a white overlay on the chair.
I donâ€™t have the table runners with me. Mom took them so I will use the one that I took a while ago but ignore the candle holders. We will not be using them.
There will be a white overlay on the table.
For the huppa.
The florist will provide centerpieces as rental. It will look like this but without the trim on the end. They are crazy expensive!
A DYI project. We will have one frame at every table
We were going to do placecards but decided not to because the food will be same among guests. They were going to be table numbers but we put our initials instead. We will be putting a pink LED light and some sand in the luminaries to hold them. FI did this on his own. I couldnt do this. It was too hard!
More to come!
Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:21 PM
A local vendor made a custom cake topper but we did not like the letters she did so FI bought the letters from Hobby Lobby and spray painted them. We are still going with the heart that she made.
Bought it off Etsy.com. It took a while to get the parasol because the post office lost my original one so she kindly made another one with no charge.
Cake stand and placecards table d©cor
The cake will be between the blocks.
Got this off etsy.com
DIY project! This will be used when we walk down the aisle.
More to come!
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