Wednesday, April 20, 2011


BAM! They're here! Pouring in via our website! Okay, "pouring" might be an exaggeration, but still! The other day, I was sitting in a lecture and bzzz--my phone got an email. I opened my inbox, and there it was! My very first (non wedding party/family) R. S. V. P.!!!

This was my face

It was huge. It suddenly snapped everything into perspective. People are coming to our wedding! People are coming, and they want to come so much, they are telling me so two months ahead of time! Can you believe it?? Haha, okay, I guess that's actually pretty common, but still!

I've added it up, and so far, I have 2o definitely-coming-to-celebrate guests! We've gotten a few no's as well, which makes me sort of happy. Not that people aren't coming (it'd be awesome if everyone came!) but just that they were nice enough to let us know! It really is helpful.

We've also gotten a few song requests which I put on the RSVP form, and I'm so pumped! I hope more people make suggestions!

It's all so exciting!!!

My Evil Spam Folder....

...gobbled up a very important email.

In my last post, I mentioned that I hadn't gotten my bridals back yet. My guess was, there's a lot for my photographers to do right now, and bridals are particularly urgent. However, I discovered today that Aric and Casey emailed me a link to my photos the day after we took them. I've had them for over a month! The email just got shoved into my spam folder for some reason. =P

BUT!! Here they are! I LOVE them! I just have to pick one for my large print for the wedding. I'm not sure whether or not that's regional, but here, one of the bridal photo's is on display at the wedding. Kinda like a preview....

Here are some of them!! All from Aric and Casey.

Oooooh my goodness. Just deciding what three to put on this blog was hard! The last one is the only one of these I think I'd consider for the display because you can see me better--but the other ones are sooo beautiful! Oh, and by the way, I DID smile in some. In fact, I'm smiling in quite a few I really like! I just couldn't put all the ones I wanted on here.

Aren't they awesome?? I LOVE Aric and Casey!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Break Recap Part I: When in Doubt, Don't.

Okay, so, back before spring break I saw an episode of Four Weddings and one of the brides had my same dress! I was really excited, until all the other brides seriously bashed it. I tried to tell my self that they always do that on that show, but, in truth, I was starting to doubt my rather...unusual dress. But then, when I put my dress back on for the first time since this summer, all doubts flew away!

Even though I wasn't at my goal weight, my dress did exactly what it's supposed to do. It made me feel fancy, fun, and confident! I was just being silly.

The bridals went great! Aric and Casey are incredibly sweet and so concerned with making their customers feel comfortable in the photo sessions. (HA! Like I'd ever have a problem with that!) I'm not sure how many photos they took, but if I had to guess, I'd say around a bajillion.....

Now, I haven't seen them yet, but I'm so excited about it, I could explode! Their work is always so insanely beautiful--they never have a bad shoot!

My FMIL, Jeanette, as well as my FBIL, Jacob tagged along. Jeanette literally took pictures of the photo shoot (if you know Jeanette, this is 100% normal =D) and Jake wanted to film the process. He's huge into film, and he's good at it too! Two of the girls from our church are using him as a videographer for their weddings! Anyway, because of that, I have quite a few "unofficial" bridal photos!

So, here's a taste of what to come, photos courtesy of Jeanette!

Goals: Lose weight, and grow out these stupid bangs ^^^^^^^^^^