Tuesday, April 10, 2012

So much progress!

I've been a busy bee.

My dad and I took a trip to Planet Smoothie and talked with the owner, who is lovely, by the way. We booked the smoothies for the wedding! I am so excited. She's going to bring 200 smoothies (I'm going to pick a couple of flavors). AND she's throwing in regular sized smoothies for the wedding party in whatever flavor we want. Hellllloooooo Screamsicle (my absolute favorite)! So you should be able to sip on a smoothie and eat some pop corn while you watch Josh and I say our vows. How cool is that?

Also, I have our invitations finally! I am so happy with them. They're so pretty and exactly what I wanted.

I finally got them all stuffed in envelopes and I have addressed almost 10 of them. I know that sounds pathetic...but Lauren (my maid of honor) is coming over Thursday night to help me address them. So if all goes well, I will be mailing them on either Friday or Saturday! I'm so ready for everyone to get them.

Finally, I have been stockpiling the newspaper since December and I finally did a practice run with some of them. They make beautiful paper fans! I'm really happy with them. 

I'm wanting to hang a TON of them behind us on the stage. So it will look like a wall of paper fans behind us. I'm thinking of spray painting some of them yellow. And I bought some card stock to cut out flowers and circles for the centers.

I also worked out a game plan for the cake with Carla. 
Basically a cake with 4 regular sized layers and flowers like these.

I'm not sure what color I want the fondant to be yet...gray, white, or yellow. I know that you're thinking this cake is going to be pretty amazing...but the best part isn't even the decoration. The cake is going to be FUNFETTI! The best ever.

So things are starting to come together! It feels good. It's only 87 days away! I can't wait. I'm going to marry the coolest guy on the planet. I'm so lucky.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

save the dates, invitations, wedding soundtracks, and honeymoons...woo!

Well, I have save the dates printed. Since they're postcards I thought it would be sweet and personal if I wrote a little note on each of them and hand addressed them. Now that I've gone through 55 of them, I still think it's sweet and personal but OMG I have a lot left to go.

I also got a paper proof of our invitations today. They look awesome! I'm so excited :-). Things are coming together.

We have also finished compiling our Wedding Soundtrack. And just for fun I'm going to post the list of songs that we've chosen. :-) They're not your typical love songs. But let's just say they all have something to do with relationships. It's actually a really good playlist I've listened to it in my car and it plays well.

1. You Belong Here - Anberlin
2. Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
3. Marry You - BB King and Eric Clapton
4. She Does - Collective Soul
5. Better Together - Jack Johnson
6. Faithfully - Journey
7. Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Muse
8. I Got Your Back - Andrew Simple
9. Stickshifts and Safetybelts - CAKE
10. Kiss - Prince
11. Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
12. You're My Best Friend - Queen
13. Blue Jeans - Keith Urban
14. Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
15. Who Do You Love - George Thorogood
16. All I Want Is You - U2
17. The Very Thought of You - Billie Holiday

I'm so excited! I already booked our honeymoon resort and plane tickets :-). We're staying at the Royal in Cancun for 5 nights and 4 days. I CAN NOT WAIT!!! It is going to be the best! Only 169 days left! WOOOHOOO!


Monday, November 28, 2011

engagement picture preview :-)

Okay, I promised some preview pics from the engagement photo shoot. :-) and I follow through on my promises! These are unedited and just a random sampling. Jessica and Mandy were both snapping pics that day and these are just a few from Jess' camera. We're working on the save the date layout, I should be mailing those out in January.

This pretty much sums up how we felt through all of the plane clothes pictures...

Then we started having fun with the 70s!

Then Katy Perry and Russell Brand took a trip downtown...lol

Then we took some legit 80's hairband pics. I feel like that 1st one would have been our album cover (had we been an 80s rock duo about 30 years ago haha)

So there you  have it...just a teensy taste of the amazing-ness that happened on our photoshoot! :-)

Also, I've been working out a really neat movie clip montage for the wedding. I don't want to give away too many details but I'll just say the movie list includes dodgeball, pretty woman, and everything in between :-)...it is going to be super funnnnnn! Seriously, I am so excited about this wedding...it is going to be so much fun, if you're invited you don't want to miss it.


Monday, November 21, 2011

2 things FINALLY happened...

I picked a bridesmaid dress FINALLY!!! ANNNNNNNND we took pictures FINALLY!!!

Jeeez, I feel like this took me forever to make a decision. All of my lovely bridesmaids have ordered them, hopefully they will all fit and look gorgeous in them.
You can get a closer look at it here.

We're all going to be wearing yellow shoes (including me!) and I want them to accessorize in any way they want - as long as it's yellow :-). I'm not going to ask everyone to wear the same shoes, just the same general shade of yellow. That's not too much to ask right?

Here are some of the shoes I've been looking at!

Source: yesstyle.com via Krystle on Pinterest

Just for fun, here are some cute accessories :-)

Source: etsy.com via Maria on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Amy on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Brooke on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Kärt on Pinterest

I'm excited to see what kind of accessories everyone wears! Including myself :-). My aunt Judy loaned me her pear necklace, it looks absolutely gorgeous with the dress! I am so in love with it! I need to find some good earrings to wear now!
I'm also going to try and fashion some kind of hair clip out of one of our many brooches so Amanda (my awesome hair stylist!!) can put it in my hair. If you have an event and need a great hair stylist you should call her! Check out her Facebook page here. Maybe I'll get a yellow bracelet or ankle bracelet too. Who knows?

I'm really excited about TWO things: our invitations (which are close to done) and our save the dates (which we FINALLY took the pictures for 2 weekends ago). Hopefully, I can show you some more of the save the date pics soon because we did themes.

And honestly, the plain clothes pictures aren't even the best ones. Mandy is working on them diligently and I'll have them in the mail soon!! I'm super excited about them because they are SO. MUCH. FUN!!!

No other news in the wedding planning department. I'll be back soon with more I'm sure!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

updates and engagement picture inspiration

Ok, first of all, can I just say that Nicole,  the woman designing our invitations, is super fun to work with? Seriously, I feel so incredibly lucky to have found her on Etsy. You should click here and check out her shop. She is very easy to communicate with and she totally shares my enthusiasm about these unique invitations. It's nice, and the icing on the cake is, she's a local gal from right here in Arkansas! I am so looking forward to working with her on these invitations in the near future. Hopefully I'll have a sample soon. I'm still debating on whether or not to post the progress. I'm thinking I'll wait until I've mailed them all.

Mo  has so many brooches wired up already!! And we are still collecting them. This bouquet is going to be so beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product and the best part about it is I'll get to keep it forever :-).

I am so ready to take our engagement/save the date pictures...The hard part is getting Josh to commit to a date. For some reason, my fiancé who LOVES attention and being in front of a camera, has decided that engagement pictures are dumb...so I'm having a hard time getting him on board with this. However, I AM RELENTLESS and we will have these pictures taken and soon! I really want to have some fun and entertaining engagement pictures, not your typical photoshoot (is anyone surprised by that statement at this point?) We have an idea of what we want to do, and it's classic Josh & Krystle...I'm pretty excited.

 Here are some engagement pics that inspire me:

Source: google.com via Ashley on Pinterest
Source: google.com via Krystle on Pinterest
Source: google.com via Krystle on Pinterest

I'm hoping to send out Save the Dates in December and then invitations in March or April. It will be so exciting to actually be putting these in the mail. And you can bet that as soon as we finish the photoshoot I'll be posting the high lights on the blog! So check back soon because these pictures will be taken this month! It is my mission!!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Decision Time: Food

Ok, we've had this discussion before. The whole food situation was really scaring me. Luckily, I'm pretty sure I made a definite decision. ANNNNND I think you'll like it, because it's awesome, yummy, and a lot of fun.

To go along with our vintage cinema theme I am going to set up a...wait for it....Concession Stand. Complete with three different kinds of popcorn (regular, cheesy, and caramel) and a variety of candy. And that's not all! There will also be SMOOTHIES at the concession stand :-) The concession stand will be open before the ceremony so everyone can enjoy some refreshments and watch us get hitched at the same time.

Source: google.com via Krystle on Pinterest

Then after the ceremony, we will have a buffet prepared by a great chef and my cake, of course, by Carla (my cake mentor). I'm pretty excited about it all. I haven't decided on any kind of cake design. I can look at pictures of cakes all day long and tell you which ones I don't want, but I can't pick one that I DO want. I don't know what my problem is. But here are a few that peaked my interest.

This one is nice...and the color scheme is pretty much perfect

Source: google.com via Krystle on Pinterest

This one is striped...and kinda reminds me of a pop corn box, which is appropriate considering the theme. but that is way to much cake, I don't think we don't need one that big.

Source: None via Krystle on Pinterest

This one is pretty interesting, and I think that is the right amount of cake. It doesn't look too over the top.

I absolutely love this, it's really neat. But I'm not completely sold on it. I would like to have a more traditional looking cake. Maybe we can do one like this for some other occasion another time.

So, even if I can't make up my mind about a cake, at least I have a game plan on the food. :-)
My goal this week is to find some dang bridesmaid dresses! I would really like to check that off of the to-do list!

ALSO: Dress update, I had a fitting a couple of weekends ago, and guess what it was almost perfect! Just a few bells and whistles to add and it will be finished. It is exactly what I wanted and I am so happy about it! My grandma was with me and my mom when I tried it on and she approved. She also couldn't believe that it used to be my mom's dress. hehe it looks totally different.

OH! P.s. I'm ordering invitations soon and I am super duper excited about them! I'm not going to post any pictures yet, because you'll be getting them in the mail soon enough. I will tell you that our inspiration is vintage playbills. And they're really awesome looking!

Until next time (I'll be sharing our wedding soundtrack with you soon...it's not complete yet)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Progress Report :-)

Okay, so I posted a few weeks ago about the brooch bouquet and we have made a lot of progress!

We have acquired several brooches! Thanks to everyone who has purchased, or donated brooches to the cause! I am so grateful :-). Mo has officially started wiring them. They look awesome! I think we will probably end up painting some of them...but they already look awesome together so the paint is a minor detail.

*sneak peek*

Here are a few of them together. And this is not even all of them. :-) So excited!

I'm looking into invitations right now. Josh and I already have a pretty awesome idea for save the dates that will be pretty cheap, which is a good thing - because our preliminary guest list is a little bit HUGE. 

Here are a few that I think are super cute:

These are super cute quirky!

...We know how I feel about vinyl.

Obsessed with Hot Air balloons...

Source: tumblr.com via Marie on Pinterest

LOVE this cinema style invite!

That's all for now. Official countdown: 288 days

much love,