Thursday, June 16, 2011

"You smell like pine needles & your face is like sunshine."

If you haven't seen Bridesmaids, you must. It's hilarious!  Picture here

When Mr. O & I first got engaged, I knew who I wanted to stand with me. I actually think it was one of the first decisions that I made (I know, I know... all bridal advisers want to slap me on the wrist right now.) Maybe I knew because I'm the cheesy girl that tunes into WE!'s "Wedding Sunday" and have, obviously, thought about the day that I would get married. It also might be because the important ladies in my life just kind of pop out at me. That doesn't mean I don't have a lot of important friends, but the history I have with all of these girls made it just perfect.

I introduce you to my 5 lovey, beautiful, and fantastic bridesmaids:

My Maid of Honor and "Seester." I love her to pieces and couldn't imagine me walking down the aisle without her at the end to hold my bouquet. ;) She's amazing, smart (like really smart), outgoing, and adventurous. I look up to her and I always have. I once wrote a paper about how she was my hero. If she's ever said that she wants to do something, she does it. I can't wait until my "big day" when my seester is my right hand (wo)man.

My bff Kaitlyn. We met late in college, but you'd think we've known each other forever. She was one of the people I called saying, "Omg, I just met this guy... He's a Marine. He makes me feel like I'm in a black & white movie!" She's got a big heart & would drop everything if I called her to say I needed her. Mark likes her so much that he gave her a nickname, Kilo Victor (what a military thing to do). When we got engaged we played a dirty joke on her. I told her that Mark and I had gotten in a fight. She was super sad about it and asked why. My response was, "... because we can't decide on what color your bridesmaid dress is going to be." Her response, "Shut up! Omg! Shut up... Shut up!" haha. Needless to say, she was happy for us.

Chelsea, Chels, Belle. From annual Spring Break trips to Ft. Myers Beach in high school, Taylor basketball camps, and visiting each other in college we've been through a looottttt together. She's ah-maze-ing. She'll be there to say something funny when I'm having a mini meltdown or making some DIY project the day of the wedding that I really wanted to do, but somehow ran out of time. She's a great friend & I heart her face.

Whitney Anne! Now the mommy to the most perfect little man ever, she's makes me so proud to call her my friend. I'm thrilled that we've remained great friends since I can remember and I'm so happy that she's going to be a part of my day. The days leading up to my wedding are going to be full of, "Remember when..." stories and I'm very excited about it. For example, "Remember when we took a random trip to Muncie & ended up at some dance hall thing?!"

My beautiful cousin, Jayln. The little kid that used to come over and let me dress her up in different outfits has turned into an awesome girl. I love her so, so much!! She is headed to Cosmetology school in September and I can't wait to see her become super successful.

Whoop! Whoop! They are fantastic & I can't wait until I get to be with all of them at the same time. Yay!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

On this Table You will find;Our Guest Book for You to Sign

I have had a hard time figuring out what I thought would be awesome at our wedding for a guestbook. I, obviously, love diving into one project after another. Therefore, I've been doing some research. I've loved the idea of a photo book that lets people sign on or around pictures. With that said, I've already made one of those. :)

Here are some other things that I really have considered and some I am still considering. I just don't think that the photo book will be enough? Maybe the photo book at the Ceremony and then something more "crafty" at the Reception. Hmm... these are things I like to ponder for long periods of time when I'm bored.

The "Guest Bench" - by the same person who made the quilt. Uh, IMPRESSIVE!

I <3 pictures so the Polaroid Guest Book is a fave, but since we're doing a Photo booth it might be too many pictures.

I'm sure that I'll find more things that I enjoy and that I want to do, but eventually one will make more sense to me & I'm sure Mr. O will love it, too. :)