Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I love the black lace on Cheryl's dress! What a cool touch. Cheryl and Doug's wedding from Jennifer at Buckley Studios.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I need some help from all of you on a table decoration project.
It's a work thing but I thought there might be some really creative folks out there that wouldn't mind chiming in. We are having our annual meeting and we need to come up with several table displays, each table holds 8 people and they don't know if they will be round or long. Their only requirements are that it be something "sun" related and fairly easy to transport. The only thing I can come up with is to make a display out of sunflowers but they really aren't my favorite for a business type meeting....even if they are trying to make it "fun". Does business and fun EVER really go together?
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The flower girls were watching the cake cutting VERY intently
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Our engagement pictures (all the ones where I'm wearing the tan jacket) were taken by our wedding photographer: Rachel Terry of Stellar Photography in Grand County Colorado. The picture of us at the top of Pikes Peak (right after the proposal) was taken by some stranger :) LOL
After about a year & a half of dating we started talking about getting married. We went & shopped for rings & I had a hard time finding something that I liked. Being a plus sized girl I have large fingers & the rings that I'd been trying on all seemed too "dainty" for my larger fingers...but I finally found a ring that I loved (a center stone with a halo of smaller diamonds around it which added to the size of the ring (making it look more substantial on my finger)... w/o adding significantly to the price of the ring b/c we could still go with a smaller/affordable diamond. After our shopping trip, I didn't know when it was going to happen & it seemed like forever (but it was really only a couple of months)... He proposed to me at the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs & after the proposal we went & had lunch at the same pizza parlor that we went on our first date. He did good :)
We've been engaged for just over 1 year and we're planning a small wedding at a ranch in the Rocky Mountains at the end of September.
One of my co-workers was telling us this morning about how his mother had been scammed with the granny scam. They told his mother (73 years old) that her grandson was in jail and they needed to have her send money to get him out. They even got someone to get on the phone and say Grandma this is Z I need you to help me but don't tell mom and dad cause they will kill me!
They scammed her for $2000. The poor thing was so upset when she found out it was all a scam.
Please talk with all of your elderly relatives, maybe have a code word in place incase you really DO have an emergency and need them to send you money.
My co-worker said the hardest thing he's ever had to do was tell his mother she had just been scammed.
In other news.
I will be posting a wedding later tonight. The power cord to my laptop died on me this weekend so I didn't get to play much. I've got a new one now but I'm at work and not supposed to be playing on the internet.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I’ve been out of retail for a LONG time so I’ve gotten away from watching what colors are “hot” but I was really excited to stumble across Artful Wedding Ideas . Michelle Mospens is the artist behind Artful Wedding Ideas and has been featured in The Knot magazines, Elite Wedding Collection, Modern Bride and Better Homes and Gardens. She has a posted about the color trends for spring 2010 I wish it had the names of the colors on there but having the pantone color number is VERY helpful. When we were working with Hatch Show Prints in Nashville for our wedding invitations, we were able to tell them what pantone color we wanted and they knew EXACTLY what we were talking about which was very helpful since I couldn’t just drop into their shop and check it in person.
Drop by her blog and check it out then let me know what colors you are planning on using for your wedding.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Pictures (sorry they are so small) are off JCP's website.
I was walking through JC Penney's (Parks Mall in Arlington Texas) and noticed that they had just marked all of their summer decor stuff down to 75% off. Their Vibrant Garden collection really caught my eye. They still had lanterns in orange, green and a few reds. There were really fun candles and other cool stuff so I thought I would let you know.
Wouldn't those would be a great color combo for a spring/summer '10 wedding. Or shoot, if you live in the south, where it's WARM most of the year you could use them year round!
Let me know if your favorite stores are having a great sale that we can pass on. This is a great time to start stocking up on clearance items for weddings!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
My friend fowarded me a link saying that you were looking for some plus size bridal pictures.The look I went for was far from traditional but here you go :) A size 28 bride in a corset!There are tons more pictures on the photographers website http://clients.iqphoto.com/p371492929
Heather Powers Olsen.