I have an announcement to make! I am deeply excited about it and I must spill the beans somewhere! And, since the important people in my family know (hi mom! hi granny and papa! hi sisters and Karen!) that read this blog, I can now share with you the wondrous news 😀 I was considering keeping it a secret…but we all know how I am with secrets, not to mention it’s just WAY to big of a deal to NOT talk about on my blog, since over the next 120 days it will be on my mind constantly.
Still haven’t guessed yet? That’s okay, I’m about to tell you…drum roll please…
On July 23rd, 2010, Matt and I are getting hitched! FOR REALZ THIS TIME! I know I’ve talked about it in the past, I know I’ve set tentitive dates that have fallen through for one reason or another but this one is pretty much set in stone. We are determined to have our way. This summer is the perfect time to do it, because we will be debt free, able to pay for it in cash.
I know what I want and I’m sticking to it; Matt and I are going to be married at 7:30pm (so the sun will just be beginning to set) at the old wood mill on the beach of the property (the land that Matt’s family owns). It overlooks the lake and I’m sure it’s going to be beautiful as the sun sets! We’re going to do finger foods afterwards, and have a wee dance to do the traditional first dance/father daughter dance/mother son dance, then there will be dancing in the mill and partying all about the beach 🙂 I for one plan on bringing a change of clothes so that I don’t ruin my dress.
My wedding colours aren’t really set in stone, what I’d like is something that matches the sunset…I’m thinking something along the lines of this:
Pretty, eh? I think so. I still don’t know if we’re going to go with black for the bridesmaid dresses (I love the contrast against the lilies and irises), or if we will be able to find purple dresses that won’t look too bad…we’ll see though.
As for me…well I’m not going to spend a lot on my dress (or this wedding, for that matter) at all. I’m going to hit up the off-the-rack, last season sales in hopes of finding something under 300 dollars. I don’t want to spend over, since it’s a dress I will (probably) never wear again. I do have a few ideas of what I’m looking for, although it depends of course what the dresses look like when I try them on…
Wedding planning is definitely in the go. I’m crazy to have taken this all on, but I know I’ll have tons of wonderful help from my sisters, Nat, and probably Karen too 😉 she doesn’t know it yet. Reading blogs is a GREAT way of finding out things, eh Karen? Tee hee.
The other dress style I was looking at is right here, unfortunately it won’t let me save it to my computer under the right file to upload here…so you’ll have to click on that link to see it.
So yeah, that’s why I’ve been avoiding my blog and twitter for the most part. I knew I’d spill the beans on one or the other and I wanted my family to know first. Everyone is excited and happy for me, which makes me happy! I dislike making other people unhappy in my quest to be happy.
Happy Bride Kisses,
P.S. I have no idea how to plan a wedding, but I’m sure it will be fun! Ya know, if I don’t go all bride-zilla on everyone…