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v2. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE!
julietori
2009_weddings
julietori
My husband and I were married at Mount Vernon (in Virginia) on May 2, 2009. We just celebrated 6 months of wedded bliss. It took me forever to get around to uploading pictures to LJ because we had over 1500 to go through, and then had to order prints, and our album (which is gorgeous), and photobooks for the parents, etc., etc. And get to the business of being married. But here they are, finally!

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angelprojekt
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angelprojekt
Having trouble posting pics to lj the normal way. Slide show for now!Collapse )

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angelprojekt
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angelprojekt
Ladies! A little advice!

When you let your DH open a pile of wedding gifts, do NOT leave him alone to do it! You will return to see the presents all unwrapped together and all the cards in the bottoms of boxes or in a pile, and DH will have no idea which card went with which gift.

If your DH is like mine, he will guess, to be helpful. And then you will receive several urgent notes from concerned relatives asking why you thanked her for a pot when she sent you two plates in your china pattern.

If you are like us, you received something like 10 plates in your china pattern, so you are left with, "Omg, then who gave us the pot?"

So assist DH in unwrapping and save yourself that headache.


(A note: I tried posting pictures but had a bit of trouble getting it to post! Will try again.)

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Current Mood: nervous nervous
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celtic_moonfire
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celtic_moonfire
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My F MiL is coming around, very suddenly and it's so nice to have her help instead of butting heads with her.

Since we lost our venue and it was too close to the date to find something that fit our first vision on our current budget, we had to change our vision instead.

I'm beyond pleased to say that this is working out 5000 times better than we imagined it could.

We're now having food at the formal reception and a cocktail after-party at the hotel where all of our out of town guests are staying. We get to use the indoor pool and hot tub and we'll be using the suites directly across the hall from the conference room where the dj and bar will be, the pool is on the same floor and end of the hotel as the conference room and suites, as in so close that the doors to the pool room are adjacent to those rooms doors!


We'll have a party going throughout that part of the hotel me thinks! teehee!!

For the food we're going roast and carve up two turkeys before hand, add ham, roast beef, veggies and cheeses and we have a sandwich board .  This would allow us to have a smaller budget, and not have to have too many things need to be hot.  I've always enjoyed those, since people can make their own sandwiches according to their diets, we just provide the different kinds of food to go on the sandwich plus different kinds of salad. Have a hot appetizer, like the meatballs and lil smokies and maybe a chili or soup. I can make chili and soup by the gallons without breaking a sweat.

I'm meeting with the women of both families next week to finalize the menu and delegate who's in charge of what dish, we're making everything ourselves and friends of mine in the service industry will take care of making sure everything stays stocked and passing out the champagne for the toasts.

At the hotel, the space is big enough for 80 plus the indoor pool area and two suites across the hall for $330!! O,O (Really?!? WOOOOHOOOO!!)

That should be more than enough for an after-party and it means that we'll be spending about the same amount between the fee and the bar, as we would've if the Pub had stayed open for us. The hotel doesn't have a restaurant and bar, so we get to bring everything in ourselves and have a friend bartending - taking care of the extra expenses much more cheaply than one would normally wracked up at hotels which provide everything for you.  It's perfect and I'm glad it happened this way. Now I don't have to worry about drunk drivers coming from my party; anyone who cannot drive can either crash in one of the suites or get one of their own at the front desk.

The older I get the more I appreciate my community and how much easier life is when one isn't set in a specific vision with all the details just so. If it's a bit hazy and nebulous on the edges magic is able to flow and things work out so much better than you ever imagined possible!

Congrats to those of you already married (there's so many of you!!) and to the rest who are still plugging along like myself - it's all worth it, it's all beautiful and I hope that your day is the beginning of a life full of magic, love and beauty. (Well, I wish that for everyone actually. ;)

Current Location: the Moonstard Corral
Current Mood: excited excited

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zante
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zante
I don't think I've done any posting in here since I joined this community a few months back, but my fiance and I are getting married soon, and I had a dress fitting last weekend so I decided to post a few pictures I had taken...

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Edited to add...

I should have been more prepared when posting this, but I just wanted to show you my photos!

My name is Sarah, and my fiance is Adrian. He is 26, and I am 24.

We have been engaged for 3 years and we will have been together for 6.5 years the day we get married.

We live in Melbourne, Australia, but Adrian grew up in Wales, when he was 15 his family moved over here.

We met on the internet through a group of people we were both mutual friends with, and after recent break ups for both of us, we were able to help eachother heal, and eventually met and fell in love soon after.

We are getting married in the Dandenong Ranges, at a Ceremony/Reception Venue called Lyrebird Falls.

Most of our planning is complete, he just has to sort out suits for his 3 groomsmen and then we need to pay every thing off!

Thanks for reading! Sorry this was so jumbled! :D

Current Mood: jubilant jubilant

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celtic_moonfire
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celtic_moonfire
Our engagement cake ended up in LA Weekly's Food Blog as one of the nerdiest pastries in the universe. LOL I think they're exaggerating a bit... maybe? We're #3 - the people are modeled off of our engagement photos.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/baking/dungeons-dragons-cakes-the-ner/

Mar's also making our wedding cake, which will not be nerdy - it'll be the Pigeon Point lighthouse, with the house attached, on a cliff over a beach and the ocean. No really, that's what she told me and that the lighthouse will light up behind it's sugared glass windows (it's better than the actual lighthouse which doesn't light up at all these days.)

My cake is going to Awesome!

PS Instead of panicking about our not being able to find the right venue for our vision of a 2nd reception, we've altered our vision and almost instantly the right venue opened up for us. The hotel where all of our out-of-town guests are staying. Instead of a second reception, we're going to have an after-party with cocktails, dancing and hopefully use of the indoor heated pool and hot tub (in the middle of December in Colorado!)

Since the availability for people to feed themselves at a second location is now out, the women in both of our families and some of my girlfriends are rallying to make enough food for 120 people to eat at the church reception! I am truly blessed.

Current Location: The Moonstard Corral
Current Mood: excited excited

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meridius
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meridius
If anyone in the Buffalo area needs an aisle runner, give me a shout. I have mine that I never used.  Local pickup only, cuz Im not shipping it. :)
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annndscene
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annndscene
My sister is getting married next year and has been on the hunt for wedding reception locations. Anyone got any creative ideas? We live close to the city, so the surrounding areas of boston, and north of boston are preferrable. Also, she really wants HIGH ceilings.. :)
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celtic_moonfire
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My FH and I have been working slowly but steadily on the wedding. (Dec 20th)
I was a large event organizer for 10 years, so I think this is probably easier for me than most brides learning how to orchestrate an event like this for the first time.

I came up with the gifts for the guys in the wedding party - geek cufflinks. My FH actually sat down and put them together, since they are supposed to be gifts to them from him, he's such a sweetie. I found 20-sided dice in the guys' favored colors, he attached them to silver cufflink studs and they look awesome!

I made the corsages and boutonnieres for our folks. They turned out way better than I hoped!

I'm almost done with the needlepoint table runner, it has a lighthouse scene on either end in cross stitch embroidery.

I was shown how to make my veil by my seamstress, so I'm going to attempt doing that myself next week at my Mom's house. (Wish me luck!)

My bridal shower was fun, I'll post pics of that later.

We finished all of the centerpiece bases and candy boxes for the reception decor, they turned out amazing and as eclectic as my circle of friends. I just have to fill the centerpiece bases with rocks and the willow branches to make them into mini trees, then hang the light catchers and gifts on them and those will be complete! It'll take me a couple of days at most.

We'll be making all the food and not catering anything after all...
Still no venue for our second reception. We're getting down to the wire now and I'm trying not to panic, we may just have to do it after the holidays instead...

I hear "We want pics!" The wedding ducks were a present from my MoH at the Shower. :)

Current Location: The Moonstard Corral
Current Mood: busy busy

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maxlavigne
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maxlavigne
Have any of you run into this problem? There are several items that have been purchased off of our registry but we haven't received them. The wedding was 2 weeks ago so there's still time. Also, do you think BB&B would be able to see who bought us something? We received a gift from that registry but cannot read their names for the life of us. What they wrote in the card is nice and legible but their signatures are a disaster!
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wolfaline
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wolfaline
We did it! I'm finally Mrs. Bryan E Centerfitt....

Will have pictures the next time I post!

*side note* Now I have to plan and orchestrate the dang renewal for the REST of the family..... ugh...

Current Mood: excited thrilled

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araenel
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araenel
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darling_etoile
What's the appropriate way (etiquette-wise) to notify people that you have chosen them for your wedding party? I've tried to google this and I haven't come up with any results. Also, are we supposed to choose our ring bearer and flower girl(s) at the same time and notify them at the same time? I am hopelessly clueless about this.
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araenel
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araenel
So we have a wedding coordinator at the church for our ceremony and we were going over the details of the ceremony.

When I said the groomsmen were walking the bridesmaids down the aisle she looked at me like I had two heads, and said "OHH, I'm so glad you told me that," like it is out of the ordinary?

I always thought that's the usual way it goes, but she said normally the groomsmen wait up front. So I guess I was looking for a consensus, how did you/are you going to do it?
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oxymoron02
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oxymoron02
FH asked my cousin's husband to be a groomsman. Since then, my cousin and he have split up. Then, he went completely off the reservation, hiding in the bushes next to her friend's houses when she'd go over to visit, all manner of wackiness.

FH and I are on the same page. We don't care how good a friend he is, my cousin is more important, and she's coming even if it means we have to ask him to step aside.

So, how do I do that? Suggestions?

It'll also leave things lopsided, fewer groomsmen than bridesmaids. There isn't really anyone else he can ask, and I'm not asking my sister, his daughter or mine to step aside. Lopsided it is, I guess.
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windex04
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windex04
Hey all!
So, October 17, 2009, My (now!) husband and I got married!! :) It was a perfect day with perfect weather and I couldn't have asked for anything better. All the planning we did really paid off and I heard great things from guests about our wedding -- even a few "it was the best wedding i've ever been to" comments!! :)

Anyway, I have a few photos for you. First, from The Knot's "My REAL WEDDING" site:
My Real Wedding on The Knot.

There are also more photos on my blog! :)
Wendy
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jazzellis
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jazzellis
And people are still RSVPing. Damnit.
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maxlavigne
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maxlavigne
I have to make this short because we don't have a computer desk yet so I'm sitting on the floor with the keyboard in my lap! Our big day was on the 17th. There was a noreaster so no amount of praying made the rain go away. We ended up having the wedding inside the Alumni House which is in front of the garden. We managed to fit everyone in there, not seated, but they were there and warm! There were a few no shows and 2 of them were from work so it will be awkward when I go back tomorrow. The photobooth was a huge hit but only 1 side of the room knew it was there so they almost filled the scrapbook before the other side even knew about it, oh well. Here is the link to the booth pics http://www.pictage.com/738520 and the key is 101709 At some points it was more of a distraction than anything else because when we started out first dance everyone was crowded around it. Also it was hard to get pics with everyone you wanted and then you had to cut the cake or say bye to someone or a song you like came on. But everyone raved about it so it was worth it. We even got them to stay an extra hour because it was so popular. There's a preview of our professional pics on facebook. I love them! http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=1&aid=162071&id=31160490154

I'll write a more detailed entry later when I'm not crouched over a keyboard.
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skwerly
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skwerly
So, on September 19th, after more than 10 years together, we've finally tied the knot! I don't have the pro-pics yet, but a bunch of friends have posted their albums of photos they took at our wedding on the facebook.

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Key advice? As many have already said, don't stress and enjoy yourself. Some people in my bridal party told me "you're the most laid-back bride I've ever seen". XD Really, what it boils down to is that, if there are no casualties and you're officially married at the end of the day, you've done your job. ;)
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jazzellis
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jazzellis
I was in a wedding this last weekend, as a bridesmaid. It was awesome, because I got to basically dress rehearsal my own and see what needed more direction and what was OK to not worry about at all.

I won't go into tons of detail, but I will say, if you are planning to have your bachelor/bachelorette/whatever parties the night before your wedding, PLEASE DON'T.

Vomiting bride and hung over to high heaven everyone else... not a good way to go, people.

Give yourself at least one day of recovery, I beg of you.

That is all.
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