Wednesday, April 29, 2009

17 days, 5 minutes and 39 seconds!!!!!!!!!

That's what the countdown said when I started writing this. I can't really believe it is that close, it seems like we just got engaged and now we are about to be married!!!

Any last words of advice??? If I can just get through this last bridal show I will be in the home stretch with a million things to do :). I need to make the brides maids jewelry, pick out gifts for them, make the itineraries, programs, name cards, favors (Lisa :)), gift bags, etc, etc, etc.

It will be fun though, I work really well under pressure. Hopefully I won't get to crazy though and have Jeremiah second guessing this whole marriage thing :).

17 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bridal Shower Photos

We got the shower photos back today, shot by the very talented Brandi Entrekin!!! Even though I just got finished working on this weekends wedding and its 3AM, I still had to post :).

I made a few collages to highlight the afternoon.

1st we have all the wonderful details...
Next some fun shots...
Then the portraits...
Finally the group photos with everyone...
Thank you again to my sister and to all my bridesmaids for making this such a wonderful and beautiful afternoon.

If you would like to see the entire album you can view them

Friday, April 10, 2009

Calistoga Trip

On Monday night I drove up to Riverdale, CA with my aunt and cousins so that my aunt and I could continue on to Calistoga on Wednesday. We visited the wedding sites, ordered the cake, met with the caterer and finalized a bunch of details. Here are a few pictures from the trip...

Here is the view looking towards the ceremony site. These tall sequoias in the Petrified Forest will be the natural backdrop of our beautiful outdoor wedding. Everything was so green and vibrant when we were there on Wednesday because it had just rained, I hope it will still be as vibrant in 36 days!

This is the outside view of the cuter than cute Tucker Farm Center. It even has yellow trimmed windows!!! Perfect!!!! When you drive up it is quaint and cute and just so perfect, exactly what I was hoping for.
Here is the inside, it looks plain and the floor definitely needs to be redone but that just adds to the country charm. Everything, and I mean everything is wood in there and it has an old museum musky smell to it (my sister will love it, she'll say it reminds her of Disneyland). Just imagine it filled with beautifully decorated tables, antique chairs, a chandelier hanging from the ceiling and friends and family watching as a happy couple dance for the first time as HUSBAND and WIFE! (tears already)

If you can't tell I am getting very excited and this trip to Calistoga to finalize details was really productive. Each time I drove under the canopy of trees that line HWY-29, which runs through the Napa Valley, and saw the beautiful grape vines and picturesque towns I got butterflies from excitement. I know that it is going to be so much fun and so beautiful that now I can hardly wait. It is 36-ish days till "I Do" and I still have 3 weddings, 1 50th birthday and 2 big bridal shows!!! When will I have time to finish everything and still have a moment to relax??? I don't know the answer to that one but I do know that each day I get more and more emotional just thinking about May 16th. I can't even describe the feeling I have in me, it is butterflies, anxiety, fear and LOVE all wrapped up in one ball twirling in my stomach and aching in my heart.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wedding Hair and Make-up

Here are some photos of my mock hair and makeup for the wedding, my cousin/really close family friend Amy is the wonderful artist. She always has impeccably perfect hair and makeup so I knew she would do a great job and she did better than I could have ever imagined...I can't wait to see the whole thing with the dress!!!
We had a lot of fun, her mom my moms best friend, set out cucumber sandwiches, organic green tea, strawberries. We all sat around with my sister and her sister, my best friend, and gabbed while I was getting dolled up. It was a very good day but now I am tired and going to bed so that I will look fresh for my bridal shower tomorrow....can't wait!!!!