Monday, September 29

wedding bliss

I have never been the typical girl that had her wedding colors and details planned out before she even had a serious boyfriend. But I have to admit, now that the time has come for me, its all I can think about! I love looking for ideas and finding new projects for the DIY bride. Here are some of the things I've been finding inspiration in...

One of the projects I'm most excited about are these moss-covered monogram letters. How cute is that? I'm also really excited about the monogram wax seals that will go on each invite; just to add a little personal touch.

Here are the bridesmaids dresses which are gold. They were actually the first thing I bought long before Lance and I were engaged. And I'm thinking a little embellishment around the bottom edge (lace, perhaps?) would be darling and so easy to do!

I will be wearing my mom's wedding dress. It fits me like a glove and is so beautiful! We found an amazing seamstress in Salt Lake that is making a few changes to it. I love the thought of being sealed to my sweetheart in the same dress my mom was sealed to hers in 27 years ago. Its classic vintage too; ivory from age & gorgeous lace.... I can't wait to see the final project! I'll post when we get engagements and bridals taken. In the meantime, thanks fellow bloggers for your love and support! :)

Thursday, September 25

Friday, September 19

Our engagement: so romantic!

So I thought that since Lance and I are engaged now, I can officially join the world of bloggers! Yay! I'll start things off with our engagement story. It's a good one too...

We had been planning a hike with our friends Justin and Lindsay (and little Turin) for awhile. And because of comments they had been making all week, I thought there was no way he was proposing that night. I was a little bummed because I had really hoped to have a ring. So we were hiking along and almost to the top when I noticed a red table set with fine china and candles overlooking the city. I didn't think much of it til I saw Tosh and Keith and then I just knew this had to be it!

Tosh and Keith with Turin

Justin, Lindsay & Turin

But.... we finished dinner and still, no ring! We started hiking back down the mountain and, being the impatient person that I am, I asked him if this was just for fun or if he was really proposing. He loved it! He kept me in suspense until we came around the corner on the last leg of the hike. And there, on the ground, were candles all around a blanket. He had written me a song on the guitar. It was the sweetest thing.

Then, he got down on one knee and proposed. I was so excited I practically yelled yes! We had chosen the setting and diamond together but I had never seen them together and it just took my breath away. I couldn't stop looking at it all night.

Oh how I love him. We are so excited to start our lives together.
Mark your calendars for November 21st :)