Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jessica's Sneak Peak

I love, love, LOVE her photos. Sposa Bella Photography did a fabulous job and Jessica looks like a queen.
I will say that one of my favorite is the shot of the flower girls. Theresa (the littlest one) was the cutest thing I have ever seen and was smitten with the ring bearer. They played one intense tag game during the night.
So precious!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Another big event in Wedding Land...

Our engagement photos are on-line! Whooo! After all the trouble a few weeks earlier - I thought we'd never get this off our to-do list.

Well at least a sneak peak was posted today. We started at the famous octagon church, called McBee Chapel in Conestee, SC and then moved to the old G-Braves stadium. .

After all the issues with the first few phone calls, we were blessed to find a kind worker who let us in to take a few key shots. I got the picture that I've always wanted from day one...a kiss on the pitcher's mound.

Then we were off to Lake Lure where Lenny and I had our second date. It's a beautiful place and where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed. Overall it was perfection! So excited!

Photo Credit: Olivia Griffin Photography

She's married!

I know that I've been MIA for the last week or so but it was for a good reason.

My kid sister is now married!

The wedding was beautiful, the bridal party entertaining and the time with family was grand. More pictures to come soon!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Yeah for E-day and ring shopping!

On the 7th anniversary of e-day, Lenny and I decided to shop for rings after our lunch meeting today. We have a few favorites but didn't buy anything.
I did discover that I'll need to have the jeweler design my wedding band if I want it to match my engagement ring. Who knew? I guess everything in life can't be simple.
Even though we didn't completely cross the item "wedding bands" off of our to-do list, we're headed in the right direction I think.

Photo Credit: SmithWorks of Spartanburg

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jan. 9th

I will be at the movies. Can't wait!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Reception Idea.

I'm having an internal debate between a sweet Southern theme or a Great Gatsby theme for our reception.

After seeing this photo on our photographer's blog, I'm now leaning towards the Great Gatsby idea with all the crystal and diamond decorations.
Photo Credit: Olivia Griffin

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Noah's Ark.

Needless to say, we had to reschedule. This morning during my 6:30 am walk, it was cold…dreary…but not raining. Well now it’s raining so hard here that I won’t be surprised if Noah himself shows up soon with the Ark in tow.

On a positive note – it is a good thing that the date was pushed back. At least there’s a chance of having photos with the leaves changed.

So now I’m back to other things on the to-do list. Finalize bridesmaid dress; figure out reception food, decided on save the dates.
Photo: The view from my office. Makes you want to stay inside doesn't it?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm stalking Weather.Com

Not going to lie – I am really frustrated with Mother Nature.

According to The Weather Channel, it’s going to rain tomorrow ALL day. I should not be shocked by this last minute change of plans. Lenny proposed during a tornado like storm; our engagement party was during another rain storm so why on earth should I ask for beautiful weather on Wednesday for our engagement photos?

I must be asking too much from the wedding powers above. I guess I should expect rain on every major occasion that deals with our wedding including the big day itself.

To say we can “reschedule” is very simple to say but very (very) hard to do during the month of October. Why? Because everyone else has the bright idea of going to the mountains when the leaves change and everyone is trying to beat the daylight savings time.

It’s events like this that is going to drive me bananas.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Dear Mother Nature

Please keep it sunny on Wednesday. I selfishly would like to have beautiful weather for our engagement photos. I know we need the rain but if you could wait until after sunset - that would be great.
Thanks - Amanda.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Simply Lovely

Photo found at Martha Stewart Weddings

How can you not love a dress that fits the typical wedding list?

Something old, something new

Something borrowed, something blue

And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Drooling on my keyboard.

Photo from The Knot

How yummy do these things look?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

To-Do List


Less than eight months to go people! Holy cow…

We’ve accomplished so far:
Reception Hall
Florist a.k.a. Greg “the flower guru” who works out of a van
Cake Lady a.k.a. Shady Cake Lady who also works out her car
Started a registry
Engagement photos scheduled
Colors picked out
Engagement Party

This month
Take engagement photos
Create Save the Date
Decided rehearsal dinner location
Finalize bridesmaid dress