Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

Sarah only has a few months ago until she goes from bride to wife. Follow her as she completes her bridal journey at Wed 2010. Congratulations Sarah and enjoy every moment. I know from experience it goes way to fast and will be here and gone before you know it.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

As we celebrate Christmas today, there are some that are also celebrating one of the most important day of their lives. I actually have a friend who is celebrating her 22 wedding anniversary today. Here are a few inspirations if you are planning a holiday wedding. Have a Merry Christmas!!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

From wedding to newlywed...follow BekaPaige's  process in Diamond to Vows. Check her out as she talks about her life from being fiance to wife.  Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Go Green

Like last are some bridesmaids dresses in the shade of green that may assist you in your search for that holiday dress.

J. Crew

J. Crew

Banana Republic

I found most of these selections on Newlyweds and Nesting. Follow the link for more green selections.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

This weeks wedding happened in 2008, but Heather has great ideas that could help any bride. Finding her blog on the internet is what introduced me to blogging and gave me a lot of inspiration for my wedding. Check out her wonderful wedding and if you want to see what she doing in her married life, just go on over to Heather Drive.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Seeing Red


Jordan Seperates

Jim Hjelm Occassions

Mia Solano

James Clifford Black Label

With the holidays around the corner, the color red is a big part of the season. If picking out bridesmaids dresses or a holiday party dress the dresses above show different options in a short dress. Heck, if you pick one of these dresses for your bridesmaids, they will definately be able to wear it again and you just won't be saying that.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

Follow the journey of Christy and David as they plan their Disney wedding. They have had some ups and downs, but soon Christy will marry her prince charming. If you are planning a Disney wedding, this blog is for you.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Not sure if I would do this in my wedding dress...but this bride was very comfortable finding dinner in hers. I hope that you are having a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Ohio State Buckeye Theme Wedding
Credits: Raya Carlisle Photography (3), Ariel Yve (3), Artisan Events, Michelle Mospens, My Personal Artist, Zoeica, Corbin Gurkin, Corbin Gurkin Photography, Orchard Cove Photography, Tim McDermitt Photography, Hank's Cheesecakes, St. Louis, The Knot

Today is the big game between The Ohio State University and Michigan University. If you are a true OSU fan you know the importance of this game. I am a Buckeye fan and my husband is a fan and graduated from OSU, but do not know if I would have incorporated it into my wedding. I think that this wedding looks very elegant, but with a bit of whimsy. It shows their true spirit of being Buckeyes.
O-H-I-O......Go Bucks!!!!

found  here

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

If you are a southern gal, you will definately want to check out The Bridal Addition. It is all about southern bridal,  bridal fashion, inspiration and planning. It is a great place to look and check out the lastest in bridal fashion...especially bridal shoes. Hope you enjoy the read!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Planning a Holiday Wedding

Planning a wedding is stressful enough without having to throw in the holidays with it. I would really want to reduce my stress as much as possible during this time.  Here are some thoughts that I had to do that...

  1. Take advantage of  day after Thanksgiving sales--These sales then to have holiday items for a reduced price, which would reduce your cost. If you know exactly what you want you might even be able to find some the items that you needed for your holiday wedding right after Halloween since that is when some of the stores begin to put out their holiday items.
  2. Have a Party and not Just a Reception--The holidays are a festive time. Make sure that your wedding reflects this. This can be done through the attair that everyone wears, the decor, food served and the music played. Take advantage of the festive spirit.
  3. Ask Family and Friends for Help---Instead of recieving Christmas, Hanakkah, Kwanzza or wedding gifts, ask family and friends to in-kind their services. You might have a friend that can bake ask them to make your wedding cake or a aunt who does flower arrangements ask her to do the flowers for your wedding. By recieving in-kind gifts, it will help with your budget and will make the people that you ask feel special about taking part in your special day.
  4. Wedding Favors--Favors for a wedding, especially during the holidays, can get lost in the shuffle in the whole planning process. Make your favors something that your guest will use again and will remember you when they use it. You could give each guest an ornament with your wedding date or it or bake a special batch of your families favorite holiday cookies. Making the favor more personal makes your guest feel that you were really thinking of them.
  5. Remembering What the Holidays are About--Whatever your family tradition is during the holidays, it is always special to you. Your wedding day will be one of these special days, just with the added bonus of it happening during the best time of the year. Remember why you are getting married and all the new traditions that you will begin to make with your special loved one.
Wedding planning has it ups and downs, I know from experience. If you  just look at what you feel is important to you for your wedding, your holidays and wedding day will be stress-less and wonderful.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

If you are looking to learn how to have a stylish destination wedding and to have a stylish life check out I Am Style-ish. She will show you every thing from fancy bags to how to prepare for a destination wedding. I check her out weekly now to see what great pair of shoes that she has puchased now. Check her out, she might just make you stylish.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

87 Years

Today is my sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. 87th anniversary. I am a very active member of my local graduate chapter. I had several sorors in my wedding . At my wedding, my sorors sang to my husband and I the sorority's "Sweetheart Song". It was beautiful. We even did some stepping afterward. I even think that my husband's fraternity brothers were jealous because they did not have anything to sing. I love my sorority and want to wish every soror a Happy Founders Day, with 87 more great years to come.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy 7 Months

Hard to believe that I have been married for 7 seems longer. Just kidding, it has been a good 7 months and I am looking forward to the next 70 years. That would put us both at 106 years old. I think that I can handle that.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

For everything bridal check, African-American Brides the blog. You obtain all sorts of useful  information from the latest gowns to how to interact with your future mother-in law. Click on over and enjoy.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

Sara is a breath of fresh air. She is a funny, light-hearted, nurse, newlywed and military wife. I have enjoyed reading about her wedding and her life. Check out her blog and see what she is up to.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Saw this inspiration board for a Halloween wedding at Blush Events. It looks like it would be fun, spooky and elegant all at the same time. I am sure there were lots of weddings this year on Halloween since it fell on a Saturday. Hope you have a happy Halloween.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

Soon To Be Mrs. Patti, is recent bride turned newlywed. Her writing is witty, funny and insightful. I have really enjoyed reading about her wedding process. Check her blog out to see how her she went from being Ms. Patti to Mrs. Smithville.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Peek-A-Boo , I See You

I thought that these peep toe bridal shoes were pretty and wanted to share. Picking out a bridal shoe is a fun, but there are so many choices. Have fun shoe shopping.

shoes and images found here

Sunday, October 11, 2009

6 Months

We are at the half way mark to our first year!! Happy 6 month anniversary!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

Follow the adventures of Jessica from Marriage to Motherhood. I have read about her beautiful wedding, now I follow her through her journey of pregnancy. Her blog is very insightful, creative and fun. Check her blog out!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

One Bride, One Groom and a Broom is one of the blogs that I have been reading. She is quite funny and have enjoyed reading about her wedding adventures and can not wait to see her wedding photos. Congratulations, to her for her recent nuptials.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

Here is another recent bride turn wife that has a fabulous blog. The Buckeye Bride (T.B.B) now wife has lots of great DIY ideas and inspirations. She even does design work and is from a great state. Check her out.

Friday, September 11, 2009

5 Months

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Monogram Dance Floor

For my wedding I wanted my monogram on the dance floor, but I knew that I could not afford to have lighting to do it. I did some investigating and this is what I did to still get the look I wanted.

What you need:
  • Design on jump drive or cd. Design must be in a jpeg or gif format.
  • 2-3 days of wait time.
I took my design to Kinkos (tried to go to Staples and Office Max, but they did not do what I needed in the time that I needed it) and spoke to one of business advisers. The business advisor took my jumpdrive, uploaded and formatted it for my project. Have you ever noticed advertisements on the floor at your locate store? This is what I had made. This floor mat had a reusable adhesive on the back that can be laid on any floor and pulled up without ruining it. Once you are done with it you can put the backing cover on it and store it for later use. It was very durable and people were able to dance on it all night without ruining it.

It took 2 days to make it, since when I went to pick it up it was a poster and not the mat that I ordered. So they had to take another day and redo it. When doing this make sure that your, consultant knows what they are talking about. Mine did but the people making did not.

Depending on the size mat that you order, depends on the cost. I spent about $80.00.

It added a great touch to my wedding and it looked really good. It was an unexpected surprise...which I really liked.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

I have followed this bride, turned Mrs. since her engagement. The Bona Fide Preppy Bride is a great site for all wedding things preppy, especially all things pink and green. She is full of creative and preppy ideas...I should know since I used her coloring book idea for my wedding. Give her a look over.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Garter Girl Gets Married

Julianne Smith is going to be on the Lifetime show "Get Married". It will air tomorrow at 7:30 am. If you forget to set your TiVo , it will re-air on September 9th, 2009 at the same time. Congrats Julianne!!!! Check her blog out for all of her wonderful garters..I know because she made me a pretty garter for my wedding that inspired her to design a new one in her collection!!!
(This looks like the one that I wore for my wedding)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wedding Blog of the Week

I have followed this blogger through her engagement to her wedding day. iI have enjoyed reading about her wedding and her life afterwords. The Budget Savvy Bride is a great resource for all brides and those who are not. On the blog she recaps her wedding, gives great tips of how to save money on your wedding and offers design services. Check her out.

Happy reading and have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Friday

I have been busy working on a new venture, so I have not been blogging lately...I hope that I can share it soon with you. I will be getting back in the grove soon enough.I hope that everyone has a great weekend.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

4 Months

It has been 4 months. This picture shows one of our favorite things to do in the summer...eating ice cream. Unlike ice cream, my love for Mr. J will not melt away. That was mushy wasn't it?. Happy four months!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What Would You Do Different?

My mom asked me a few weeks ago..if there was anything that I would do different for my wedding and I told her no. Now that I think about it, I do know one thing that I would want to change which is being a procrastinator. I started several projects for my wedding thinking that I had time to get them all done, which I did, but some of them I was finishing the day before the wedding and late into the night. Since I was engaged for 14 months, I felt I had plenty of time. Time goes by faster than you think when you are planning a wedding. If I give any advice to a bride, is to start and finish projects for your wedding as soon as possible so that you do not have to make a mad dash at the end.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Trash the Dress

I did my trash the dress session in June. It was wonderful. I had such a good time with Sarah my photographer. It was really fun walking around and taking pictures in some unexpected places that you would not normally take pictures in with a wedding dress on. If you did not do a trash the dress or after the wedding photo session you might consider it. You do not have all the expectations of wedding photos and you can just have fun. I will show more photos from my session next week.