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#1 kks2012

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    Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:53 PM

    Hello Ladies,

    So I tried to find a blog but was unsuccessful. I'm not really that organized but I'm better with doing things as I go so I think this would be good for me to have a place to chit chat, vent and celebrate. 


    Where to start...

    My FI and I met in college our sophomore year in 2000 but we didn't actually get to know each other until 2007. We would see each other in our social circle, chit-chat here and there but never anything serious. He would give compliments and I would take them. Around that time, I was a serial dater and not open to a relationship. One day, we were at the same event (me volunteering, him attending) and he says that he became infatuated with me from that day. He asked me out, I thought he wanted to network so I told him he could hang out with me and my girls. He cancelled, because something came up and then tried again.. I finally got the hint that he was TRYING to date me and I agreed to the date and it was the best last first date, ever! I got all my " I don't do" I don't like" and he answered all my questions and then asked so when is the next time you're free? Fast forward 3 years later he asked me to marry him while we were celebrating our dating anniversary at a winery during a private dinner.


    We kinda "sat" in being engaged for a little before making the formal announcement. We announced our engagement on New Year's Day of 2011. http://animoto.com/p...R6gb6xLCN01yjpA


    Tried doing the wedding planner, expensive dress, nice city wedding but it wasn't our reality. My FI joked about going out of the country and I agreed. He's learning that I make hair brain schemes a reality. We did some research and decided on a cruise wedding and I found this site.


    So far we have:

    Taken our Engagement photo shoot: I absolutely enjoyed our photographer  


    We sent out our STD in August.


    Found my dress at Running of the Brides (just realized it was a convertible dress!) and have decided on the bridesmaides' dress. I'll be back with pics.


    #2 JayKay

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    Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:01 AM

    Your engagment pics are fabulous!

    #3 cvgreene

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      Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:35 PM

      Love the video announcement! That is so awesome... I wish I had seen that before. I notice we have the same wedding date too! Can't wait to see more, happy planning.

      #4 kks2012

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        Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:48 PM

        Thank you, Ladies. I finally have a wedding date twin!!!! Thanks so much and same to you!


        So, since we decided on a destination wedding I decreased the brides maids from 6 to 3.  I was trying to figure out a way to invite my brides maids. I was going to get them custom made cards by one of my friends. They were $10 but then I happened upon these really nice envelops. I purchased a drawing pad that gave the aged paper feel/look and some scrapbook stickers of beach scenery and flowers with some heartfelt words. I think all together is came out to be about $12 for all the supplies. photo 1.JPG photo 2.JPGphoto 3.JPG


        #5 kks2012

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          Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:18 PM

          I wanted to do Running of the Brides earlier in the year but didn't have enough time to plan it. I found out that it was happening in October. I purchased shirts and then did screen printing and added some bling bling. The finished products come out to $2.50 per shirt. I purchased headbands and mardigras beads. That was an addition $2.

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          #6 belledame

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            Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:12 AM

            Love the engagement pics! Super cute DIY bridesmaids cards.

            #7 murmel

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            Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:50 AM

            Love the engagement video-especially the fountain photo, so cute! Looks like your well on your way for planning, keep it up!

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            #8 kks2012

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              Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:26 PM

              My FI and I are purchasing the clothes for our attendants. My bridesmaid and I went on a lovely excursion to David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo. We went to David's first. The experience was nice and my girls liked two of the dresses. They tried these two dresses on and said they felt like the fairy witches from Sleeping Beauty. 

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              We went to the Alfred Angello and the experience was the worst. The customer service was horrible, their select was not that great, Things were falling apart and my girls were somewhat deflated by the experience. I'm so happy we went to David's first.



              I decided to go with the red dress but my will be in turquoise. I purchased them yesterday and informed my Bridesmaids that this is one of their gifts from us. 

              #9 kks2012

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                Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:28 PM

                Thank you ladies! I just realized that I have 5 months to go.  This time last year I was trying to figure out how to announce our big news. Time sure does fly!  

                Originally Posted by belledame 

                Love the engagement pics! Super cute DIY bridesmaids cards.


                Originally Posted by murmel 

                Love the engagement video-especially the fountain photo, so cute! Looks like your well on your way for planning, keep it up!


                #10 SS2012

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                  Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:49 PM

                  awww i love the engagement photos! amazing :) and i love your bridesmaids dresses! congrats on getting organized, cause time sure does fly! good luck everything else

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