Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Marry us, Please?!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.”
–C.S. Lewis

So! Chet and I now have someone to marry us — which is really good, obviously. But, as with everything there is a great story behind this. However, we’re not going to make it privy to the internet world. :) But, if you ask us, we’ll tell you!!

Instead, I am going to tell you a bit about our history with Sam, the wonderful man who will be presiding over our ceremony.

Chet and I first found Sam over the internet. It was summer 2007… this is sounding terribly cheesy already. Anyway, we were trying to find a church, and I happened upon one that also did podcasts of their sermons. Thus, we found Sam. When we finally made our way to the church in person, we hit it off with him. He and Chet share a common love of music, even if I have no idea what’s going on.

We met with him yesterday, and the meeting was golden. He is totally what we want in an officiant. We walked into his office, sat down, and he says, “So, any ideas on how you want to do this ceremony?”

Chet and I just looked at each other and smiled. We showed him the ceremony we have created. Sam looked at it and said that he loved it. He told us that the most important thing about a wedding is that it represents us.

We asked him if we needed to add scriptures or if there was anything that he wanted to see from it. He said that it was all up to us. He did say he would like to say a prayer over our life, but ultimately what matters is us.

We were also concerned about premarital counseling. It wasn’t that we didn’t want to do it, we just didn’t know where we would make the time. We have a lot going on this summer and our officiant being based 3 hours from us did not make it convenient for us to go through counseling with him. But, we knew we would do what we had to. Toward the end of the meeting, we asked if there was anything that we needed to do, specifically imagining the counseling. You know what he said?

“I’m not a marriage counselor, and I don’t pretend to be”.

Love it! He preceeded to give us some advice from his own life, and that was it. The meeting last about 30 minutes and it was wonderful.

I’m so glad we have decided to go with Sam. His spirit is much like mine and Chet’s, and I think that it is going to be marvelous.

207 days.

Weddings!

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Our amazing friends, Krystle and Lee are getting married today!

They are such wonderful people and Chet and I couldn’t be happier that they are tying the knot!

They’re doing the Vegas wedding (which I am jealous of on my not so good days). It’s going to be streamed on the interweb, so we’re gonna sit down and watch it at 4:45.

Then, in May, they’re having their reception outside of Austin.

Congratulations you two!!!! :)

Edit:

They’re officialy married! I hope that I look as beautiful as Krystle did on my wedding day. Gorgeous!

My friends

Friday, April 17th, 2009

So this is just a really fast post, but I want to post it.

My Bridal Brigade is amazing.

In no particular order:


Ashton is my fish face friend. With out her, I would probably go a bit bonkers. She’s quick to make me see the bright side, and to cool me down when I get angry.


Charlotte is my surrogate mother. This woman has known me through everything and stuck by me. She’s also going to be putting together my invitations… and paying for them as a gift to us. Besides all of that, she reminds Chet and I that it’s our wedding, and we should do it how we want to.


Jessi is spectacular. She is folding the majority of 1000 cranes. She is also designing our marriage contract. And has helped us navigate many tearful nights.


Lindsey is…. words can’t say. She’s pretty awesome. She’s my hodge podge go to gal. She helps us do just about anything, and is quick to answer the phone whenever I need girl talk.

ANd finally… last but not least…

This Lindsey is fantabulous. So much so she gets her own word. Whenever a new post comes up, she calls me to say that she’ll help with this, that, and the other. And she really does.

All of my bridal brigade is amazing, and I don’t know what I would do without them. Fo’ real.

Centerpieces

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Oh centerpieces.
Sometimes I truly loathe you.
Sometimes, I like you.

Back in December, my mom and I set off on journey to find sales at Micheal’s. While we were there we came across these lovelies:


They were on sale for $5 a piece. We bought 10. And, suddenly, my centerpiece journey began. We played with some ideas of what we wanted to do with them. We talked about lights with leaves spread around them (keep in my mind: November wedding).

And then, my world changed when I saw these:

via: Little Black Book Blog
Uh, yeah. These are perfect! One hundred percent perfect! So, I set out on my venture to make it work, because by golly it will.

I bought keys:

And crystals:

And, just for extra measure, we decided to make cranes:
*side story: we’re {and by we’re I mean my good friend} is making 1000 cranes for the wedding. they range in size from 6×6 paper to 3×3.

And then we did a test run:

This one, I’m not so sure about. Since the vases are kind of short and dumpy, making the flowers tall doesn’t seem aesthetically pleasing.

So, I cut them:
I like this much better. However, I’m afraid of where they will sit on the table. You know the old rule “better high or low than in eyesight”? Yeah. This is where I worry.

But, I do like the hanging stuff. And I love the crane in the flower. And I love the hanging cranes. It’s all adorable. Really, it is. My pictures just don’t do it justice.

Luckily, I have another, you know, 8 months to play. I told Chet that it’s such a shame he’ll have to start buying me flowers {with all the sarcasm in the world}.