Friday, June 19, 2009

and more dresses...

So, the dress is officially paid for and ordered!

I went and tried my two favorites once again just to make sure and it confirmed what I thought, so we ordered and paid for it. Its the Enzoani gown from before and stunning. When we went to the bridal shop I mention bridesmaid dresses and then they had Ande try on a few, and I decided on my bridesmaid dresses as well. (I had some in mind already.) They are Mori Lee gowns and I decided on 784 in Vintage Silver taffeta. You can go to the link and change the color to the last switch. Also, you can add the halter and see it there. Otherwise this is the wrong color, but its the dress.
On a different note, we went to Coles Garden today for another visit. And, we are 90% sure that we are going to change the wedding and have it there. That means the wedding date will change too. Kris and I have two anniversaries one is our first date which was April 19, and then the day we had "the talk" date which was Cinco de Mayo. So, at Cole's Garden the date would be April 24, 2010. Right between our anniversaries which I think is perfect. They have three different gardens but we would have to use the Royal garden since we are going to have 150+ people. And, Kris and I like the walled in garden for a more intimate feel.

Keep in mind my colors are light pink, gray, and white(because that is the color of linens Coles uses) with lime green accents.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Minor setback...since my Mom is a teacher and has been in school until now I think she just now started to think about wedding plans, and is freaking out. A lot. With deciding on the Myriad Gardens we do have to everything from catering, to cleanup, to decorations, to booze. Now that she has had time on her hands to think this through she is thinking it is too much work, plus with it being outside in Oklahoma in April, is stressing her out. Especially all the finer details.

Perks of Myriad are
-we have control of everything
-allowed to bring in our own booze
-outside is awesome

Drawbacks are
-parking is a bitch
-inside not so hot for a ceremony inside, if it rains
-finding catering
-finding flowers
-finding etc.

She has now decided that despite the higher price tag of Coles Garden, they might be the better choice because they do everything for you. It will make our wedding more expensive, but I told her if her sanity is worth a couple thousand extra dollars then its worth it. But, all of use are going to have to think about it. Sigh. And, we have to decide by the end of the month because she has a meeting with the Myriad to sign contracts.

I knew things were going too smoothly.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Dresses, dresses

I did go dress shopping at three places.

My first appointment was at 11:30 at JJ Kelly the high end store. The customer service was awesome. Except, I could only afford to try on sale Monique Lhuillier dresses, etc. with stains or something wrong, and then they would have to be greatly altered. Then my next stop was Bella Rose, where they claim to have affordable indulgence or something like that... Their dresses were definitely more in my price range. Although they did made you put the dresses on yourself, which is no easy task, and they were really nice and helpful. Then just to be on the safe side we went to the Walmart of bridal stores, yes, David's Bridal and it was awful. I felt like I was a lab rat, and that's all there is to it. Although they did have the cheapest dresses, they only had one with sleeves and lace they called the jenna bush dress and my mom vetoed it upon hearing the name.

The dress I decided on was actually not quite what I was expecting, but you never know until you try it on, and it was at Bella Rose. Its an Enzoani gown, reasonably priced in my range and stunning on. The bridesmaid dresses I think are going to be vintage silver taffeta by Mori Lee.