Monday, August 31, 2009
"We would love to have the save the dates. Our wedding is 10/10/10. Most of our guests are coming from far away, though, so we need to send the save the dates soon after the first of the year. We're having an magical garden/ breakfast for dinner event filled with music and board games. We're also avid Vista Print users, so this would be perfect. Thanks so much."
Congrats! Email me and I'll get you set up with your prize!
For those who did not win. Vistaprint is giving you a nice consolation prize in the form of deep discounts on a variety of their products! Follow this link www.vistaprint.com/theplussizebride to check them out.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
'Cause I am going to see Radney Foster at Gruene Hall (THE oldest dance hall in Tejas). We will sing at the top of our lungs, get to really sweat like crazy with my fellow Radpack buddies, and then usually afterwards we'll stand around sipping a little tequila with the band in the parking lot.
I will try not to embarrass myself by sharing endless stories of road trips from one end of Texas to the other to see the man play, or tattle on myself about the duct tape I put on the floor of Gruene Hall, or brag about the Sharpie abused walls of said historical building. But you can bet I'll have some fun!
Oooh and I just found out that my second favorite songwriter Walt Wilkins will be playing at The Texas Theater in Waxahachie tonight! I asked the darling husband if we could go and he said. "Just think of it ....seeing your two HEARTTHROBS in a 48 hr period......doesn't get any better does it????"
So you all behave and send me some wedding/engagement/diy porn to post when I get back and recover from the heatstroke (and hangover)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I just love Natalie's story! Thanks to Kathryn and Lesbian Bride for sharing this link with me. I have copied just a snippet of her sage advice...enjoy and then go over to axis of fat for the rest of this story and more.
"I wanted to share a few things that helped me survive as a fat bride, because if you’re not used to speaking up it really can be intimidating and upsetting. I had a crystalline vision of how I wanted to look on my wedding day and I wasn’t ashamed of my body, nor did I have plans to change it consciously before the date. Being somewhat blunt and quite confident, I had few real issues with the barrage of concerned but unhelpful people who just wanted me to look fabulous when I got married. I understood that they were coming from a mindset held by most brides, a world where a slimmer bride must be the more beautiful bride, but I was not convinced of that-"
Monday, August 24, 2009
I am very excited to announce that Plus Size Bride"s very first giveaway!
A) 150 save the dates
b) 150 invitations
c) 150 thank you cards
OR….drum roll please!
d) a combination of the 3 items totaling 150!
Our giveaway is Courtesy of Vista Print.
Hey gang! I will be leaving town earlier than I thought and won't have access to the internet for a few days. I will continue the contest until MIDNIGHT on Sunday August 30th and announce the winner Monday.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Tell us about your reception? I know you have at least one or two great stories you can share!
Did you do a grand exit? Why?
Did you take a honeymoon? Are you taking one later? Are you going to skip it and do something else with those funds?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This is where you guys are going to get to help me.
I would like to add engagement pictures, more backstory on you and your beloved, plus size bridesmaids dresses, etc. But I'm having trouble coming up with a good mix. (having a screaming headache for the last couple of weeks didn't help much either) What are some things that you want to see more of?
Also, lets come up with some additional questions for the brides.
One of our readers, Nihal, wrote me the other day with this to say.....
How about incorporating a questionnaire for the brides who liked to be featured. That way readers can have more insight. My suggestions:
-- What was the date of your wedding?
(often skinny brides are featured on shiny mags and it feels like they deserve to have great weddings/diy projects so next couple of questions are to show it is not that way always)-- What was the theme/colors of the wedding?-- What made you challenge most towards theme/colors?
-- Where did you buy your attire?--What was the most challenging thing while buying your dress?
-- What would you change if you could turn back?-- What's your advice to plus-size brides?
;And also maybe try to feature engagement photos too?
thanks for the great blog!
I swear she must have been reading my mind! So, lets put our heads together and make this blog even more fun and exciting to read. I want this blog to be about YOU not ME.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Good Morning everyone! I wanted to share the last half of Darla and Garrett's Sexy Vegas Wedding with you. I debated doing 2 posts yesterday so you could see all of them at once but I thought you might enjoy a little Saturday morning surprise with your coffee, tea, or mimosa!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Getting married at Flamingo Las Vegas meant I wanted something a little on the sexy side even if I was size 16! I found my dress at David’s Bridal in Michigan. While it’s the “Walmart” of Bridal Shops, it worked for me. Canadians don’t have too many options for a discount/cheaper vendor when it comes to wedding dresses so I was pleased to be able to walk into DB and try on real sizes on the spot and walk out with one!!! My dress style 9H9572 http://tinyurl.com/mm7vr4 wasn’t the clear winner at first glance, when I tried it on the 2nd time I noticed there was a removable modesty panel which I promptly took out to make it my Vegas Sexy that I was looking for. It matched my shoes that I already had bought at a local store. I wish good luck to those plus size brides looking for their special dresses, no matter what their style! Photography by Todd Wilson of Bently & Wilson. Las Vegas. http://wilsonphoto.20m.com/index.html
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Pictures were taken by Aurora Photography from New Milford CT.