Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bridal Shower and Wedding Wishes

Here is a preview of my bridal shower. I will add more pictures later. I know that you want to see pics from my wedding. I am still gathering photos. I will have some up shortly.
(I am in the middle surrounded by my divas, AKA bridesmaids)

I would like to wish The Budget Savvy Bride congratulations and best wishes on her wedding this weekend. Enjoy your will go fast.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 9 or April 11?

I went to our probate court website yesterday so that I could obtain an abstract. In not sure how it is done on every state, but where I live you need an abstract of your marriage license, so that you can change your name on all paperwork, such as social security card, drivers license etc. When I went to apply on line to obtain the abstract, I noticed that the date listed on the website was that I was married on April 9, 2009. The first thing that came to mind was that it was a typo. I called the probate court to find out how to get that changed. When I spoke to the clerk at the probate court she stated that, " I just looked at you application for your abstract and wondered if you knew when you got married." She laughed when she said it. I did not think that it was funny and wanted to say some choice words. She said after she got through laughing, she said that the minister that married us mailed the license back in with the April 9, 2009 date. She stated that all I need to do was to have the minister that married us write a letter so that I can get the date can be changed. One more thing that I need to take care...but it is going to be an easy fix.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

DIY: Monogrammed Aisle Runner

Of course since I was monogram obsessed ( which several of my wedding guest were very impressed how every thing had the monogram on it) I wanted a monogram on my aisle runner. Here is what you need:
  • aisle runner
  • paint
  • design
  • time

I have had my design of my monogram for sometime. I took my design to Staples to have them blow it up poster size. To save money, make sure that when getting it blown up have them do it in black and white. My copy person accidentally made the my copy in color..but since it was not what I ordered, I got it for a black and white price, which was $4.99.

Place the design under the aisle runner and trace it. This is one of the time consuming parts of this process. Make sure you use a steady hand and do not press to hard through the aisle runner because you can rip through the aisle runner. Once the design is traced, it is time to paint.

Make sure that you have something under your runner while you are painting, so that you do not also paint what is underneath. This can take time as well.

Make sure where ever you are painting it aisle runner can stay there a day or so to ensure that the paint is totally dry so that when you roll it back up for transport you do not have paint on other parts of the runner that you do not want paint on.
To finish off my aisle runner, I added rhinestones to the curly loops of the D, C and J which added extra sparkle. I also added some brown satin ribbon on the end of the runner for another touch. Since I have time on my hands and if you want some help with your runner contact me for pricing.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wedding Post-Pardum

(Picture from the beach from my honeymoon)

Well, I am back from my lovely wedding and my relaxing honeymoon. Now that I am back...I am kinda like what am I to do now. My life for the last year and a half has been wedding planning. My husband, ha ha husband, stated that I am grieving, I think that I that he is right. Do not gt me wrong I am happy to be the new Mrs. J, but there is a sense of loss. To keep myself busy before I return to work is reorganize my house...oops, our home with all of the lovely gifts that we received from the wedding, but that gets boring after while. I am sure that I will busy with organizing for a while since I have not gotten all the stuff back from the wedding yet. My mom and a friend of mine has to still bring some things over for me to store. So brides...remember you store the stuff before the wedding and after the wedding.

I have had some ideas on what I can do after the wedding, which is wedding planning for others. I have had some many people come up to me at the wedding stating that there were so many unique ideas and things ran so smoothly. I have been wanting to do this for sometime, have a partner and a name for the company. I will update you more on that later.

The next few posting I will talk about my wedding and the honeymoon. Stay posted!!!!