Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A busy weekend...

Ok, here goes a long post with lots of fun wedding details...

Friday night we baby sat for the munchkins that I nanny for.  I truly love when Vince and I get to watch the kids together, because it makes my heart melt to see him with them.  He is so patient (he spent 30 minutes on this one book answering every single "why" question from Tyler) and he loves them so much.  I literally cannot imagine what it will be like to see him with our kids one day.  I can't wait!!
(check out Vince's standard weekend "comfy" outfit.  Sexy.)
On Saturday my mom and I headed up to the mountains to check out some wedding stuff.  We got to meet with our AMAZING DOC and venue owner, Suzy.  She is seriously an amazing woman who truly loves what she does.  We found out some AWESOME information: I thought our custom package and price was for 100 guests.  I've been stressing out about cutting the guest list to keep it to 100, and she told us on Saturday that our price includes 150 guests!!!!  That is the biggest load off-I cannot even explain to you!

So...after we met with Suzy we met with a cake lady, and I showed her the EXACT cake I want.  She quoted us a great price, and her cake tasted delicious.
I can't remember where I found this wedding, but I love so much about it...
I love this cake, and I cannot wait to see it in our venue with our cake toppers.
One of my biggest dilemmas right now is what to have the grooms wear.  Vince does not want them to have to buy anything.  He wants them to wear a black suit that they already have.  I'm thinking no.  I love this look below: 
Another big development is the dress.  We thought my mom was going to make my dress.  After a lot of discussion, we decided this might be too difficult and stressful for her and me.  SO, I have been looking at Nordstrom and Dillards online...here's what I like.  But I have to try them on of course...
I still want super simple and no poof.  So I cannot wait to try these on.  Although, I am still 40 pounds away from my goal weight, so it will be hard to tell right now what I will look like on the wedding day!
I'm OBSESSED with this boutonniere .  It's so manly and DIY friendly, don't you think?
So thats all for now.  I'm sorry I'm not too bubbly today, but there is some not so fun wedding stuff going on right now that has me really down.  I'll go into more detail later, but I will say that I can totally relate to all the girls who blogged about fighting with your fiance in the midst of wedding planning.  It's not fun, and I'm so confused as to what I should do right now so as not to offend him or his family.  Wish me luck!

13 comments:

Adrienne said...

That picture of him with the kids is adorable! And that cake....so yummy!

bekapaige said...

I LOVE that top dress, so beautiful. And the bout is awesome!

bekapaige said...

P.S. I personally feel as if there are stages of engagement-- first there's the euphoric excitement stage which is quickly replaced by the oh-my-gosh-we're-going-to-be-together-forever stage in which every minor (or major) detail becomes extraordinarily important. Hence fighting follows :)

The good news is, that stage ends to. And we all end up old married people after all :) Hang tight.

Jenny.Lee said...

The cake looks super yummy! I really love both of the dresses and I agree the bout is super DIY friendly!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Good luck and remember it is your day. In the end make yourself happy the others will have to get over it!

jessica lynn said...

love that bout!

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

those dresses are so pretty!

Mrs. Gibbons said...

It is totally normal to drive eachother crazy. I swear, most of our fights are really only one of us trying to put our feet down.
When it comes to your future in-laws, you have to do what is best for you and Vince. They had their wedding at one point, this is yours.

Jaded Jill said...

love the cake!

Southern Bride To Be said...

That is a beautiful cake!

Mother*Loaded said...

Kelly's Closet has lots of more bohemian type dresses like these and the girls who work there make you feel like a princess...It really is a dreamy little wedding boutique and was far better than any of the others that I visited on my search...you have to go there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ask for Holly...she's the greatest!!!

TJLoop85 said...

I hope your wedding goes off without a hitch. It sounds like you are well underway and tackling each and every obstacle that comes by. Sometimes wedding planning can seem daunting...take it one day at a time and it will definitely all work out.

Also, (on a side note) the cake in the above picture looks so yummy!

Hope you have a great wedding!

Abbie said...

We tried to go the suit route, but we couldn't find any that were within the range we felt comfortable asking the guys to pay. We ended up finding this "tux" that's actually more like a suit.

http://www.jimsformalwear.com/tux202_suit.htm

The great thing is that you can mix and match like your picture! J and the groomsmen are wearing all khaki, with my brothers in blue coats and khaki pants. My dads are both wearing navy suits they own.