Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Country Club Dress Attire..

Hello ladies!  Hope you're all having a great week.
Mr. and I met w/ our amazing stationary designer this weekend & we couldn't be happier. We landed the most amazing and creative person on the planet to design these for us. Each and every product she comes up with blows us out of the water.

I still can't wait to show you our save the dates and I will soon, I promise! :)

There is one thing that she and I are stumped on though and I'm reaching out to you fabulous ladies for help.

As you know, our ceremony and reception are taking place at a Country Club.. So there is a strict dress code. We are stumped on a polite, unique way to tell everyone that they need to dress in "Country Club Attire" - we also know that a lot of people don't know what country club attire means.

Our club has the following dress code - No denim, Men must wear collared shirts, and women must be in lengthier dresses/skirts. 

Our designer thought it might be fun to insert a page that has "Additional Information" and say something like
Please be aware the Country Club Attire is required on Country Club Property.
Country Club Attire 
- Noun
No denim, collared shirts required for men, and lengthy dresses required for women.

What do you all think? Do any of you have any ideas?!? :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Growing up in my parents house as a child around the holidays was amazing. 
My mom has a love for all things Christmas. 
Every year the day after thanksgiving we'd rock out to Christmas music & start setting up the house to bring in the Christmas Cheer. 
My mom had everything! 
She has 20 bows to hang on the stair case, she has a beautiful wreath hanger, and she even has a dancing Santa that sings "Rocking around the Christmas Tree" but most of all she has the BEST ornaments for the tree!
This made decorating the tree the most fun!

Every year my mom picked out ornaments for my sister and I. 
They were always very similar but often times very different reflecting our personalities. 
Every year my sister and I were allowed to open one gift on Christmas eve...
Every year we begged our mom to give us our ornaments so we could hang them.
Her goal was for the two of us to have enough ornaments when we moved out to fill our tree and have it look different.
I don't think she owns a single bulb ornament for her tree.
My mom has passed this tradition along and is now doing the same for my niece and nephew.

This is a tradition that I will carry on when Mr. and I have children.  The ornaments were and still are so special to me and my sister. I can't imagine my children not having that same experience. 

What are traditions you will carry on? What traditions have you created?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wedding Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! :)

It has been a while since I updated you all on our wedding plans.. There is a reason for that so before I jump into the update I figured I'd explain to you why I haven't been sharing much.

As excited as I am about our wedding and telling you every little detail I also want those who come to be excited about the unknown. I don't want everyone who is attending our wedding to know what it's going to be like before they even arrive. I feel like that takes a lot of the fun out of it for guests.

I also realize that everyone has different visions when I describe a specific detail. This also gives people an idea of what they think they're going to see when in reality it might be something different. So, with the risk of making our wedding sound more glamorous than it really will be on the day, I've kind of decided to keep quiet about some things. I'm not saying that our wedding won't be  beautiful and glamorous because it will be but I don't want anyone to envision something and then look back and think "that isn't what I expected".

I realize that most people aren't as anal as I am and aren't going to be judging my wedding as harshly as I'll judge my own, or sadly, the wedding's I have been to since we got engaged. Let's be honest here as a newly engaged or newly wedded woman we have a tendency to look at things and think "I will NOT be doing that" or "Well, I didn't do that and my wedding was better"... And at the end of the day making those mental notes of what you want and don't want is great because that is what makes your wedding your own! Each wedding is beautiful in it's own way because it reflects the couple.

I know that I have one good friend who reads this blog on occasion, Hi D! :) I know that D is one of the most NON-judgmental people in this world, seriously, I've never heard her say a bad word about anybody, and she gets me and my vision so I know that she's probably envisioning something very similar to what will be on the wedding day, but I want her to have some element of surprise. I want her to be able to walk into the reception when everything is set up and be able to take it all in.

So, with that being said, I've decided to start sharing less about the actual wedding. I'll be sharing less about the food, less about the favors, less about the cake, less about the flowers, less about the lighting, the DJ and the overall feel of the wedding.

So what am I going to reveal? The bridal party's attire, the stationary, the florist (& maybe some inspiration), and i might give some hints as what to the favors are...

I'll also start posting links to weddings I loved that have some sort of inspiration for me. I'll keep you all posted on the bridal showers, and of course the bachelorette party too! :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


6 MONTHS that is until our Wedding.

One year ago Saturday, Mr. asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.
I happily said yes! 

Sunday was 6 months until we tie the knot!

It's crazy to me how fast the last year has gone by.

I am so blessed and I can not wait for our wedding day!