Thursday, February 26, 2009

Longest Recorded Marriage

A Craven County couple are in the Guinness Book of World Records. The two did nothing outlandish such as sky-diving upside down or having the most tattoos.
No, Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of the Brownsville community have been married for more than 84 years. That is a feat in itself. They have the world record of the longest marriage for a living couple.
They can thank their granddaughter Iris Godette for getting the
recognition. She submitted the information to the Guinness Book of Records. The information was apparently checked by Guinness and a
certificate was given to the couple. Herbert was born June 10, 1905. His
hearing is going but his mind is sharp. Zelmyra was born Dec. 10, 1907.
She uses a walker to get around the house and yard. The two of them can
still give their reasons for marrying on May 13, 1924. "He was not mean;
he was not a fighter," Zelmrya said. "He was quiet and kind. He was not
much to look at but he was sweet."
That is such a blessing and hope that I am blessed with tht many years of marriage.
Information found here

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wedding Tip of the Week: Wedding Drink of the Week

Something Blue

2 oz Hpnotiq
2 oz white wine
1 oz ginger ale

Mix all ingredients in a champange flute and enjoy.

Information found here

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Breast vs. Mom

Well, I went to my second dress fitting on this past Friday. The dress fit really well everywhere but at the top. I could tell by the look on my mom face that she was not pleased. Yes, a small portion of my breast were showing, but I at times like "the girls" to show a bit. The dress did need to be a little more fitted at the top, since I was pulling it up a little and I would hate to spend the whole night pulling my dress up especially when I am doing the "Casper Slide". The seamstress did hear my mom's pleas and asked if I could come back on Saturday to try the dress on again. Round one....the breast

When I was getting ready to go to my fitting, I get this call from my mom. She states," I have a solution for your dress. If it does not fit right today maybe we will add a strip of material at the top or add straps to it." The horror streaked across my face and I composed myself to say," I am not adding straps to my dress." A long pause occurred and then I heard, " We'll I will see you there." Round

Upon arrival to the seamstress, I saw that my mom had beat me there. I once again tried on the dress. Of course, before I go there my mom had already spoke to the seamstress about her ideas about the dress. Luckily the seamstress had an idea of her own. She add elastic to the inside of my dress so that top of my dress caresses "the girls", without showing them off. I jumped. I jiggled. I moved. " The girls" moved with me, without moving out of the dress. I appreciate the seamstress hard work and I hoped that she saw the gratitude on my face of her solution for my dress. I was happy when we walked out with my dress. Now all I have to do is get it cleaned. One more thing off of my list. YEAH!! Round three....the seamstress.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

23 Times

I am only getting married once, but some people get to have that experience more than one time. Let's try 23. There is a woman who has been married 23 times and her last husband had been married 29 times. Click here to see the full story. What do you think about that?

Friday, February 20, 2009

DIY: Cake Topper

Just call me cheap, but I wanted a sparkly cake topper, but really did not want to pay alot a money for something that I was going to use once. I decided to make one myself.

Supplies used:

  • Paper mache J

  • Rhinestones

  • Hot glue gun/ glue sticks

  • Skewers

I used different size rhinestones to cover the J. The project is not hard, just a little time consuming. The project really did not cost much either. I purchased the paper mache J at Jo-Ann Fabrics when it was on sale for $1.99 and the box of different size rhinestones for $6.99 with a 40% coupon. I had the glue gun and sticks. Once I started the project, I realized that I was going to use the entire box of rhinestones. I had to go back to Jo-Ann Fabrics to purchase another box. Luckily, I had another 40% off coupon. When I was covering the J, I left a small area on the bottom to make a small hole, I then stuck two skewers in the hole and added additional glue to secure them in place. I think it turned out pretty well for only spending a few dollars.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Got a Ticker?

There are several of us " bride bloggers" who have wedding countdown tickers on our blog. This countdown shows how many months and days that you have until your big day(or it can show the procrastinating bride how many less days that she has to get stuff done). If you would like to have one of these tickers on your blog, check out the Widgetbox site. I have found it very user friendly. There are many different types of countdowns and you can even customize them. There are several different types of formats that you can create your ticker in so that it is compatible with the site or system that you are using. Be creative and have fun using this site. If you have any other sites that might be helpful, post it here and share with us all.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wedding Weekend

The past few days have been busy. On Friday, my mom and I went and put the deposit on the linens for the wedding. Of course, I thought that I knew what I wanted, but of course when I went there all that went out of the window. What I ended up was half brown linens and half aqua. Which would work out great. When at the rental company, I also saw so other things I pot lights. The pot lights will show the aqua color on the walls, I thought that it would look nice during the reception. Have to think about the cost of that..those will be will a last minute budget decision.

As I previously reported, that one of my bridesmaids needed to have some material added to her dress. On Saturday, my mom and I went to the bridal store that I ordered the dresses from and ordered the material. The store stated that I should have it by the end of the month and that they would ship it to me. I am glad I got that taken care of. While we were out, we went to Jo-Ann Fabrics to look at patterns for a flower girl dress. I have been looking for some time for a dress for my flower girl, but I thought it was totally unreasonable to ask her mother to buy a dress for a child for $70.00. Well, we found a pattern that we liked and they were on sale so I only paid $1.00 for it. The fabric that I selected was on sale and of course my mom had her Jo-Ann's coupon from this weeks paper so we got 40% off the zipper for the dress. So without my mom's time and labor the materials to make the dress were a whole $14.00. That beats $70.00.

On Sunday I had to be resized for my bra for my dress. I recently had lost some more weight, which made my bra gap at the top and not fit right for my wedding dress. When I went back to Barbara, the bra lady, she was amazed how much the bra had changed since she fitted me last month. Well, by time she got done I was down a cup and band size for the bra. Yeah!!

I have also been working on my cake topper, bathroom boxes and invitations, I will post about those later. So I have been busy and that was my busy weekend.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The First Fitting

Today I had my first fitting today. There were alot of pins put into the dress, which was a good thing. The seamstress took the top of my wedding dress in alot. The way that Mira, the seamstress, had it pinned made my waist so small. I thought that it look really good, but I will not know how good until I go back in a couple of weeks. My mom and my matron of honor, Kelly, were the only ones there when I got my dress altered since they are the only ones that have seen my dress. I made sure that the seamstress put it up before the others got there.

Most of my bridesmaids had their dresses altered today as well. Most of these ladies needed to have their dresses taken in. There is one that we had to order some extra fabric for to get a panel put into her dress so that it can fit. Two of my other bridesmaids have to go next week, since they could not join us today. The good thing about today was that I got to see everyones' shoes, since I told them that they could select whatever type of shoe they wanted as long as it was dyeable. I must say my bridesmaids, have good taste. Well, I guess they do they are my friends (HA HA). Thank goodness only major issue today....but we can get it taken care of. It is a relief that I have one more thing started for the wedding, but it is also scary because it means that the wedding is just around the corner.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Create a Cake

If you have not been able to come up with the wedding cake of your dreams, Brides has a way that you can. You can make your cake with different cake designs, from colors to trim.You can add embellishments and even a monogram cake topper. Click get started. Have fun..I did.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wedding Tip of the Week: Custom Drink...Drink of the Week

The Wedding Toast

1 part Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1 part ginger ale
1 part simple syrup
Juice of ½ lime
4 skinned cucumber slices
5 sage leaves (without stems)
Dash of bitters
Muddle fruit, add ingredients (except ginger ale) shake with ice strain into a martini glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a floating sage leaf.

Information found here

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Reception Meal..Yummy!!!

My mom and I met with the cater, my friend Reggie, last night. I am sure glad that he cooked, because talking about all that food made me hungry. The broomjumpinggroom and I wanted comfort food to be served. I came with ideas of what I wanted and my mom came with what she wanted (which she should since she is paying for it. Thanks Mom!!). Luckily, we agreed that we would be having a soul food meal. Some of the goodies that are going to be served are mac-n-cheese, green beans, sweet potatoes, chicken (got to have chicken) and corn bread muffins. There will be more on the menu, but that is just a tasting. Yummy!!! I told my mom at the meeting that we needed to order another table cloth to wrap around me to so that I can eat, ( and I am going to eat) and not get anything on my wedding dress. Yeah!! more thing off of my list.

Monday, February 2, 2009


When I looked at linens for the wedding, I originally wanted white linens with Tiffany blue runners. My mom and I went about two weeks ago and priced linens again for the reception. We went to two linen places in the area, one I already knew was expensive and the other was more reasonable. I had my heart set on using the less expensive company, which makes sense, but the linens that they had were not long enough. The round table linens stopped in the middle of the table leg, instead of brushing across floor like I wanted. Needless to say, I am having to use the linens at the more expensive linen place. Luckily the difference in price is only about $2.00 per table. The runners that I wanted to use are $15.00 a piece...way out of the budget. Due to the price I have decided to go in another direction for my tables. I am going to use chocolate brown table linens on my tables and use Tiffany blue tulle circles in the middle of the table to get both colors on the tables. On the circles, I will be using the vases with white flowers that I talked about in previous postings. Even though it is not what I originally wanted, I think it will be pretty regardless. Besides, I will not have to see all the food on that people would have spilled on the tablecloths if they were white.

Have you had to make any changes to your wedding design due to cost? If so, what did you have to do?