Archives for April 2011

Another Yes Girl Wedding

 

Our Wedding day, March 19, felt like a dream. The fact it didn’t pour down rain was enough to make the day a miracle and a blessing from God. Tommy and I felt beyond blessed by people’s actions in the way everyone helped to make the day happen. We put a lot of thought into the ceremony, because that was very special to us. Since we got married outside at Parker Ranch, I knew I wanted something to hid behind before I walked down the aisle so Tommy couldn’t see me. I envisioned old antique doors to walk through. My mom and I went to work creating this. We found the doors at the Habitat for Humanity store and then a friend painted them to look aged. I found the doorknobs at Anthropologie.

The first thing I completed on my Wedding to Do list was my dress. I found it at Encore Bridal in Manhattan Beach. Once I found the dress the decor and the bridesmaids dresses went off the theme of my dress. I carried the ruffles through the curtains and the bridesmaids outfits. I will explain more about how I styled each of the girls in my We Say Wednesday post next week. Since the doors were one of my favorite things I wanted to utilize them as much as possible. So that is why I put our engagement pictures on one side and the seating assignment tags on the other. Our coordinator simply pushed the curtains back during cocktail hour and we had a whole new look!

I wanted to keep the ceremony simple because of how beautiful the setting was around us. We added flowers to the arch and our bridal party alone was decor. I added antique rugs down the aisle to add to the elements of the vintage doors. I really wanted a sense of feeling like you were inside a church while sitting outside. Before I made my entrance through the doors we had a bagpiper play Amazing Grace and then I walked down to an instrumental version of Amazing Grace. I will never forget those few minutes before I became a wife. Getting to close my eyes and reflect on the goodness of God and the love of my life waiting on the other side of the doors.

The reception was a mix of glamorous, rustic and vintage. We had bold purples, followed with silver and gray accents on the tables. I pinned doilies on the table cloths for seating assignments, continuing the theme from our Save the Dates that were on doilies. The centerpieces were all made by me, my mom and some very good friends! I started collecting old frames and ended up finding over 60 of them. We put lace in two and a word on vellum paper in the third to represent the table. Tommy and I chose the words according to what we hope will represent us throughout our marriage. We then placed battery operated candles in the middle to have a glowing affect. Lights were hung throughout the trees, and made it feel like we were in Never-Never Land from Peter Pan! The bridal party tables were long wooden tables and had flowers and candelabras down the middle. One of my favorites touches was one of my bridesmaids created handmade signs of everyone’s first name to hang on the back of their chairs.

I wanted our sweetheart table to feel intimate yet make a statement. We added pillows to our chairs and hung His and Hers signs on the back. I used a curtain for our table cloth, silver chargers and topped it off with a chandelier hanging in the tree. I would have sat there all night if I could have.

We had BBQ food and The Sweet and Saucy Shop created an amazing cake and dessert bar of mini apple pies and cheesecake, our two favorite desserts. We even had penguin cake toppers because penguins are our favorite animal!

The night was full of dancing, moonlight, laughing, touching speeches and special glances between Tommy and I in disbelief this day was finally here, and we had become one.

 

 

Vendors: Coordinator: Candace Events by J & C/ Photographer: Matthew Morgan / Videographer: Liz Hetzel/ DJ: Family Friend/ Food: Blake’s Place BBQ / Rentals: Baker Party Rentals / Bar Rentals: Life of the Party / Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Dress: Encore Bridal / Designer: Somsi Couture / Shoes: Max-Studio and Toms / Suits: Macy’s / Make-Up: Cheek Couture

 

Love,

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The Royal Wedding Dress

I know what I’ll be watching tomorrow! As you all know, Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting hitched and the wedding starts at 4 a.m. pst. I won’t deny that I’ve been reading all the articles in regards to her wedding dress even though it’s top secret. I’m dying to see which designer and the style she choses. Below are what major designers drew up as their best guesses to Kate’s dress. What do you think it’ll look like? Which designer has the opportunity to make her vision a reality? All I know is this will catapult the designers sales after this historic shindig. I’m excited to tune in!

Amsale / Angel Sanchez

Vera Wang / Monique Lhuillier

Valentino/ Rachel Roy

Gucci/ J Crew

Thoughts? Feelings? Likes? Dislikes?

Love,


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We Say “Yes” Wednesday

Now being married for a little over a month I thought I would share the three things that you do more together in a month than you do in a whole year.

1. Eating Dinner At Home. You start to treasure getting to spend that time together. It may be the only time in your whole day that you get to spend quality time together. Even if you don’t love to cook, it is something you get to do together! Tommy and I have enjoyed the moments in our tiny kitchen when we keep bumping into each other as he loads the dishes and I put the leftovers in the fridge.

2. Go to Ikea, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s and Home Depot. Yes we all occasionally go to these stores, but in the first month of marriage you go to these stores at least once a week. Whether you are returning something, buying bedside tables, curtains, trash cans, paint and cleaning supplies. You start to with there was a store called IK-Targ-Beyond-Macy-Depot so you go have a one stop shop. I do try to treasure these moments, but most the time it’s me picking up random items that aren’t on our list and Tommy telling me to stay focused and put the item down!

 

 

 

 

3. Putting Together Furniture That is Most Likely Missing a Piece. Last Sunday Tommy and I made a pact that we would take a break from screwing anymore screws into wood that doesn’t even have the correct size hole. The first month, you tend to buy furniture pieces that come with a manual with the worst steps ever and only pictures! Why do they only give us pictures? Yes, I am a visual learner, but these things looks like kids drew them. You purchase the item from the store hoping that it has all the pieces A-Z you need. Currently, we have an unfinished bathroom cabinet in our living room because we are waiting for the two letter D shelves that were missing in our box to be sent to us. This may be a more frustrating part in the first month of marriage, but you do feel a sense of achievement when that bad boy is done! But below is how I feel most of the time assembling these things!

If you have any other great first month of marriage tips I would love to hear them! Please leave them in the comments below!

Love,

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Cutest Anniversary Shoot You’ll Ever See

Here on LTYG we are all about romance and relationships. Thoughtful proposals that lead to weddings, which lead to a never-ending love story (aka marriage), well that’s just about as good as it gets. I came across this anniversary shoot on Style Me Pretty by Jesse Holland and pretty much started to cry on the spot because this is THE epitome of romance and relationships. I simply had to feature this couple who celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a picnic in the park! This could be the cutest thing you’ll ever lay eyes on. I hope to see many more of these anniversary shoots.

Well aint’ that the cutest darn anniversary shoot you’ve ever seen? For the full shoot visit SMP. Cheers to marriage and as they said, “that it gets better with age.”

Love,


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Monday “Rocks”!

Hey guys! Welcome to another Monday “Rocks”! I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend… possibly some cute proposals?! Today I am featuring designs I fell in love with from a new website called, Star Gems Inc. Their collection is named Vogue, The World’s Most Captivating Jewelry. Which is so fitting, considering these gorgeous pieces…

 

This vintage-inspired engagement ring is an oval cut diamond surrounded by a double halo, detailed with two smaller side stones. Not only do I love this ring because it’s antique but because no matter the size of the actual center stone, this ring looks HUGE! A good way to trick people into thinking your ring is so much bigger than it really is…

 

This modern encouraged engagement ring is a pear shaped center stone surrounded by a halo of pave diamonds, all atop a split shank band. The pear shaped stone doesn’t get much credit and is easily overlooked but I thought this ring was beautiful! Mainly because it isn’t the “typical” engagement ring and because it’s so unique.

 

This ring is beautiful and reminds me a little of one of our Yes Girls, Heather’s engagement ring! It’s a princess cut with pave diamonds creating a halo around the stone, all placed between two side stones. This piece has height and a lot of creative details, giving the ring a lot of character… very picturesque!

 

This is one of my absolute favorites! This ring has a lovely twist between the vintage feel and the modern look. It’s a round cut encircled by a halo and pave diamonds, set between two very unique baguette stones. It’s a ring to sure catch anyone’s eye and definitely make an impression.

 

I hope you have enjoyed today’s picks! Seriously, check out the other pieces on this website if you’re loving what you see… they have amazing jewelry! Have a great rest of the week!

Love,

 

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