My fiance and I wanted an outdoor wedding (even though I am scared to death that it will rain!). We looked at places all over East Tennessee and finally decided on Ridge Valley Farms. It’s a gorgeous location that we can have the ceremony and reception at. Here are some pictures I took on our first visit.
Have your cake and eat it too! July 14, 2008
There’s not too much about me or the wedding I’m planning that’s traditional. The overall theme I’m going for with the wedding is modern, fun, and funky but I still want a few traditional items thrown in. One tradition I would like to keep is having a white cake.
Here are a few of my favorites…
Blurb! July 12, 2008
AWESOME! I am so freakin’ excited right now. There are tons of sites out there where ya’ll (or your photographer) can create a wedding album with a hefty price tag attached. However, blurb.com is a great place to download (for free) a program to create your own wedding or engagement album. If you’re feeling extra spicy, you can put your boudoir pictures in it for a wedding present for your man.
The albums come in square, standard landscape, standard portrait, and an extra large landscape. The cheapest one is a square, soft cover album with up to 40 pages that starts at $12.95! You can put up to 12 images a page, so hypothetically you could have a book with over 450 of your images in it.
Check out some covers of samples from the page…
*All images are from blurb ofcourse!
When I tell people that I want red flowers with aqua dresses they think I’m crazy. Some think the color combo is horrendous and others think that red is blan and boring. Well, I generally don’t care who likes my color combo but I can see where red is overused and can seem somewhat generic. I want something bright and vibrant like this bouquet:
Red roses are classic but not what I would consider exciting and unique-the color is incredible though!
I want something with more texture, loose, and with a variety of flowers-a little funky maybe.
So pretty…and so not the right color. I don’t know anything about flowers so I don’t know if all these can come in vibrant red. This bouquet is a great combo of peonies, roses, lilies, fern, and ranunculus. So, the search continues…
Yay! I love this one, not so sure about the white though. This bouquet consists of peonies, poppies, ranunculus, and parrot tulips.
Hopefully, these pics are enough to show my potential florists when I meet with them in a couple of weeks.
Sweet Treats July 10, 2008
Looking through budget websites I found that one option for saving on food at the reception is to have a dessert reception. Dessert reception? Yeah, definetly hadn’t heard of that before. Ofcourse, images start filling my head of decadent chocolates, ice cream, and any other treats you could possibly imagine.
My fiance and I are definetly sweets people. He can eat a sheet cake in one sitting and I could pretty much slaughter a tub of ice cream in 30 minutes. So I was psyched that we could save money AND have all of our favorite sweets. Well, in my research I discovered that I could have the latter of those two, but saving money, probably not going to happen.
I may have gone a tad overboard…below is SOME of my inspiration.
Arippke July 9, 2008
Searching on etsy.com for some custom invites, I found Arippke. Her invitations are great and reasonably priced! It’s odd, I was searching through some of my favorite blogs before I went to write this post and found that the great etsy blog was highlighting this vendor also! Here are a few of my favorite invitations that are in the running to be my invitation. Tell me which one is your favorite!
1. Wedding Invitation #13 $270 for 100 Invites and Response Cards
I love this design and funky feeling. It definetly fits with the theme of my wedding. Ofcourse, I would customize it to my wedding colors.
2. Wedding Invitation #17 $260 for 100 Invites and Response Cards
Great Design! It’s more classic than the first one but still has that extra umph.
3. Wedding Invitation #20 $275 for 100 Invites and Response Cards
LOVE this one, but I’m thinking it’s a little more appropriate for a STD. What do you think?
Go check out Arippke’s site!
When Nature Calls July 8, 2008
This next topic is not personally related to my wedding at all, but was suggested to me by a fellow Knottie. It’s something I have not given much thought to, but it truly is something to consider-and get a few laughs from! Going to the bathroom in your wedding dress-how does it work?
Ehow.com gives brides out there a few tips on bathroom how to’s in a wedding gown. Some of my favs are listed below.
1. Don’t drink too many liquids on the big day (not to the point of dehydration!)
2. Take an attendent, family member, or friend to help lift your dress.
3. Use the handicapped stall.
Here is a great picture I found nycityweddings.com.
If in doubt-you can always wear a dress made from toilet paper-yes I said it, toilet paper!
*Toilet paper gown image found on CheapChicWeddings.com