Monday, October 24, 2011

My Playbill Inspired Programs

I've spent the last few days designing my programs and I was so excited about them that I printed out a mock program and put it all together so I can photograph is and share it with you all. I'm going with a playbill inspired program just for a little something different. Without further ado... feast your eyes on these babies (please excuse the parts that are blacked our for privacy):

Front Cover

First page.. a run down of what is going on.

Ceremony details and the beginning of the "cast"

Our "cast".. who's who in the wedding

We included the two readings that are going to be read during the ceremony and then a memorial page. The top half if in dedication to my mom, the middle section is a poem for our grandparents and my mom and the last paragraph is a poem for everyone else that has gone before us.

Then we have our acknowledgement/special thanks page and a listing of our vendors.

Back cover. All our vendors logos.

I absolutely LOVE how they came out. Now, I have to print out 200+ pages front and back, using a boning tool to fold them all in half and staple them all. But, it's my last project before the wedding and I'm done with everything else.. so at least it'll keep me busy.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pre-Wedding Festivities!

The past 3 weeks have gone by and I've had my bachelorette party and bridal shower. Both were such a blast and I had so much fun. Unfortunately, one of my bridesmaids and best friends got strep throat the day before we were leaving for Nashville and couldn't go with us, but she was still there in spirit!

Anywho, I wanted to share some pictures with you all of the fun times! First up, my bachelorette party:

My best friend and I acting scared after we drove through a sketchy area in Nashville:

We did a Murder Mystery Dinner Tour and rode around Nashville on a big pink bus:

At a Mexican Restaurant getting ready to go to an 80s dance club:

Another one of my best friends and myself:

Dancing at the 80s dance club:

My sister (and Matron of Honor):

These next ones are from my bridal shower, this is my niece (and flower girl) and myself:

My sisters, myself and my niece acting goofy:

One of the games we played, I had to walk around the room in this apron with kitchen utensils pinned to it and then leave them room and everyone had to remember what was on the apron.

My nephew (and junior groomsman):

All in all in was a fabulous time, there were some ups and downs and some people couldn't be there at the last minute, but it was still a fabulous time. My BFF did a great job with Nashville and my sisters did a great job with my bridal shower! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hello October!

Whew, am I the only one who feels like September just flew right on by? It was like a blink and you miss it kinda month.

I had my bachelorette extravaganza in September (I'll be posting some pictures later) and my bridal shower is this Sunday. I've also been busting my butt getting our favors done (I swear, my life has been consumed by them lately). Since we live almost 2 hours away from where our wedding is, we try to take boxes of stuff to our hometowns whenever we are in the area. I also will have my hair trail and make up trials this month, too! Whew, I feel like October is going to fly by just like September did. 

In other news, I've been talking with a wonderful lady on etsy about making a custom garter for me to go with my dress (I was going to get a sports one for Derrick, but he really didn't care at all what the garter looked like, so I went with fun and elegant to match my dress). She sent me pictures of the final product last night.

Here is a picture of the set together:

And here is a picture of the main garter on a black velvet piece to show the detail more:

I love how they came out and I cannot wait to get them in the mail! I went with JLWeddings on etsy and she was just wonderful to work with!

EEK! I cannot believe how close November 12th is gettting!! Is it bad that my biggest wedding day fear is how I'm going to be able to pee in my dress?! LOL!