Tuesday, August 28, 2007

i love you barr mansion

matt and i had our first venue tour today. we checked out barr mansion. it was so lovely. i love everything about it. they do everything for you. we get to have the whole estate to ourselves! plus they are 100% organic. here are pics....

Saturday, August 25, 2007

bridal gowns

after thumbing thru my many shitty magazines i have come to the conclusion i am in love with a handful of designers.

melissa sweet
jim hjelm

regardless of the mass amounts of other dresses i go back to these boys. some of them are out of my range but they are by no reason unobtainable. one funny thing that happened last night...

i found a pile of clippings nory and i had done a year or so ago. it was mainly rings but there was one dress i clipped out. i was in love with this dress. so last night i saw the same dress and cut it out, with no clue i had done it last year until i see the old clippings. i guess that means the dress and i are made to be?

i love everything about the dress except for those horrid gloves. you can't do gloves in texas. maybe you could but i wouldn't even consider it.


this has been my "it dress" for the past few months. sadly i saw it on another model in a magazine and the corset was very sheer. the body of the dress didn't impress me on her. i'll see if i can find that picture.


another beautiful casablanca dress. i really dislike the buttons in the back though.
and that diamond beaded belt above her chest.


nory wasn't too impressed with this one. maybe i'm just in love with the model.


girly night

so nory came over last night to look at all the wonderful things i bought at barnes and nobles yesterday. she is graciously helping me with my wedding...thank goodness! so back to b&n. i really hate that area and store but i was close by. i went crazy in there, see below:

i'm losing my mind i know. back to last night. we spent the night looking through my clippings, magazines and my fabulous spreadsheet. i broke open our new 3-in-1 blender and made pina coladas and cheesesticks. keith came over later on and played guitar hero and ncaa while we clucked away like hens. it was fun.

i got some really good ideas and opinions from nory. i feel better now.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

time to go crazy!

and make this blog my wedding planning blog. ok, i love the knot but i really am hesitant to create a bio with my saved pictures. i figure if i have to work at stealing these then i don't want others taking my ideas. yes that makes no sense whatsoever.

anyways in case you don't know i am happily engaged as of july 20th. sadly i have never even considered planning a wedding so i'm pretty behind on everything. i have purchased almost every wedding magazine at heb this month. plus i bought a really nice book called emily post's wedding etiquette guide and this really neat planner. both seem pretty good. i'm still reading and absorbing them.

i have also started a spreadsheet of all the venues we are interested in. talk about hard work. this bitch was difficult to create but its very extensive. i'm still collecting emails from venues with price lists and information. barr mansion is already booked for oct. 08. can you believe that? i thought i was early with a oct/nov 08 wedding. i guess not. now i'm slightly worried. when matt returns from booker on sunday we will start doing some tours and visits next week. we more waiting around.

oh here is something handy for you longhorn football fans:
Sept. 1: Arkansas State
Sept. 8: TCU
Sept. 15: at Central Florida
Sept. 22: Rice
Sept. 29: Kansas State
Oct. 6: Oklahoma (Dallas)
Oct. 13: at Iowa State
Oct. 20: at Baylor
Oct. 27: Nebraska
Nov. 3: at Oklahoma State
Nov. 10: Texas Tech
Nov. 23: at Texas A&M

Aug. 30: TBA
Sept. 6: at UTEP
Sept. 13: Arkansas
Sept. 20: Rice
Oct. 4: at Colorado
Oct. 11: Oklahoma (Dallas)
Oct. 18: Missouri
Oct. 25: Oklahoma State
Nov. 1: at Texas Tech
Nov. 8: Baylor
Nov. 15: at Kansas
Nov. 28 or 29: Texas A&M

it's pretty sad that we have to plan our wedding around college football. ugh.