Friday, January 22, 2010


Please go vote for us! They are towards the bottom, but it's worth it - there are some amazing nominees!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Carly, over at A Disney Wedding, hosted the 2009 Disney Brides awards last week. Well, this week, she announced the nominees for the pre-2009 awards!

Now, how many of you are scratching your head and saying "but you're not married yet!"? You would be correct. However, the information for submitting nominations reads:
Best Disney Wedding Blog
The best blogs of Disney brides. Trip reports posted on a public forum may be nominated. The blogger must have posted at some point before 2009.

Believe me when I say that I am honored just to be nominated - there are some phenomenal weddings up there (if you've never been to Sarah and Frank's website to see THE fairytale wedding, I recommend you go. Now. I'll wait.) But. If it's not too much to ask. I'd really love it if you'd go vote for lil ole me. Because, well, I am competitive at heart, and it won't take much. But if you don't, it's ok. I might bribe some of my students to go vote for us - it almost worked with the funjet contest last year.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bridesmaid Dresses Ordered!

As of today, all of the girl's dresses are ordered! They will be wearing the dress pictured at left from David's Bridal. I wasn't going to get matching dresses, but they all fell in love with this one! The color is Ruby, which I adore. The dress looks fabulous on all the girls, and I can't wait to see them all dressed up to celebrate with me and David!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

T-minus 5 months!

(source: personal photo, tablecloth from Target)
That's right... five months from today we will be MARRIED! It seems a little unreal, because there is still so much to do. I have been doing a LOT of thinking/plotting/dreaming, although a lot of it has not made it into anything that makes sense to anyone else yet :)

For example: I have a hair trial set for March. This will be with my regular stylist (yes, she who is pregnant) but my "second choice" will also be there. I can also do a trial with my second if I choose, which I probably will if Cheri has the baby late. But that doesn't amount to much planning to other people.

Our vocalist is also pregnant! She will be about 7 months along by our wedding, but neither of us truly anticipates that being a problem. In my head, I've thought how easy alternatives will be (not that I WANT to replace her, but if I have to) as some of our groomsmen have musical girlfriends. As in, vocal majors in college, not just singing along to the radio. It's nice having an easy fallback on that one if we need it!

working on some thoughts for how to reserve the parent tables. I bought some gold table clothes (shown above) from Target during their after Christmas sale. I figure that will make the tables stand out. We are not going to do assigned seating - my family is the kind who always ignores it - but I want to make sure our parents have good tables reserved. Still need to figure out how to do some cute reserved signs and cute holders... I'm thinking some of those wine cork holders that I've seen might be cute, and a very "David" touch.

Other than that... found out we can get our invitations at 50% off, which makes me feel a lot better about ordering them! My mom has a connection (thanks Mom!) who has a connection. It's a long explanation, but the short story is - when we order all of our stationary (and napkins and matches) we will get 50% off, and we will probably have them in hand in about a week! Hoping to get them ordered before we are t-minus 4. That's another of my "mini-goals" that sometimes happen and sometimes don't :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's 2010!

I can finally say that we are getting married THIS YEAR! It really excites me - we are less than 6 months away, I paid my car off (!) earlier this week, and we are finally in the same year as our marriage will begin!

As I started thinking about everything that was left to do though, I have started to worry. I am really thinking about hiring a DOC - I know that I am a control freak, and I might have some problems letting things go. However...... I don't think I want to be the contact person on our wedding day. I really don't want to have to run our rehearsal. So I'm trying to find information. I have a few DOC's websites bookmarked. If anyone knows someone / has heard of someone in the Batesville, IN or Cincinnati, OH area, let me know!