Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Invitations

When we got engaged I knew I wanted to handle as much as we could ourselves. A and I are pretty much both passionate DIYers...I love me a good craft. So for our invitations I spent a good bit of time coming up with the perfect design. I was a little overly ambitious thinking I was going to design AND print every single one of them. I succeeded in designing everything and home-printing the envelopes (purchased from Paper Source), but I used Wedding Paper Divas "uniquely yours" function to upload my design and let them do the printing. I was extremely pleased with the end product!
I purchased a stamp off Etsy from Rubber Stamp Press and embossed little tags to add an extra touch (we used this stamp throughout the wedding decor).

This is definitely one of the areas that we were able to save a good bit of money...which was huge because I don't know about you other brides but somehow a handful of other items came in over budget! 

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More pics to come once I receive the professional ones :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Five on Friday!

[1] Wedding Reliving
I can't wait to finally sift through all our family/friend's photos from our wedding (since our professional ones won't be ready for a bit!). I've reserved Sunday for thank you card writing and wedding photo sorting. Can't wait to start bloggin' about this day and all the projects I've been busy with with past year or so!

[2] Oh, Baby!
Tomorrow my sista, mama and I are throwing my wonderful SIL and soon-to-be Niece a shower.  My plans tonight consist of breaking out the new Kitchen Aid (first time, woot woot) and finally using all the fun baking ware I received at my shower to whip up some cupcakes for the special event!
Fun & exciting  fact: my SIL is due end of November and my sister end of December, two Nieces coming my way so soon :) Here's the 3 (or should I say 5) of us on my wedding morning!
[3] Fall
Somehow with our wedding being end of September and not coming back from our honeymoon until October, my mind missed the whole "it's Fall!" thing. Although our Southern Ca weather isn't following along (per usual), I'm excited for Fall activities to come!
Here's to wishing we'd see some of these beauties around these parts soon...ha! We can dream :)
[4] Nashville
Again with my wedding busy self, I have not even had the chance to watch an episode of the new season! I'm so excited to catch up, hopefully this can be part of Sunday plans (I sense a Sunday football/Nashville competition...wonder which will win!)

[5] Gifts on Gifts
As I'm sure all of you past Brides can relate with, one of the (few) exciting things about coming back from your honeymoon is the last few wedding gifts that arrive! This awesome tray arrive this week one of my dear friends. It's the perfect addition to our living room!
happy almost weekend to all!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Honeymoon [Exuma, Bahamas]

Well, just like that, our wedding & honeymoon has come and gone. Our wedding was truly greater than I could have ever dreamt and I'm still holding onto the bliss that overcame me that day! I honestly haven't had the time to process how close to perfect that day was yet, and can not wait to see more photos, so I am going to hold off on writing about it for now!

Instead I am reliving our honeymoon which was equally as amazing! My husband (ah) and I went to Exuma, Bahamas and stayed at an all inclusive resort, it.was.awesome.
When we weren't relaxing on the beach [with the most crystal clear water and whitest sand I've ever seen] or laying pool side in between trips to the swim up bar for endless lava flows and pina coladas, we paddle boarded, sailed, snorkeled, golfed on the most beautiful course (well I drove the golf cart and Alex golfed) boated around the islands, and yes even "swam with the pigs," this is a "thing" in Exuma which at first we thought the most bizaree thing ever, but everyone said we had to do it, and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

This was definitely the hardest vacation to come back to reality from. 
I wanna honeymoon every year!

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