Today marks 72 days since we tied the knot, which means that tomorrow our marriage will have lasted longer than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’s! Hooray!
Image via Us Weekly
I know I’ve kind of fallen off the face of the earth during the past month, but I promise to start recapping very soon. Twelve-hundred-plus pictures is a lot to go through, and Casa Treasure is undergoing a makeover. Can’t wait to tell you guys all about the big day!
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After I was done hamming it up in my gown, everyone was smiling.
Something was making us giggle, anyway. / Photo by Lindsey & Beto Photography
Now it was time to put on my jewelry, shoes, and garter. The necklace was my something new, and the hankie was my something old—an Irish bridal hankie gifted to me by a teacher at my elementary school back when I graduated high school. I’ve kept it tucked away for many years, waiting for this day.
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If you’ve been following our journey to the aisle, you might remember that I had my hair and makeup trial a while back, and I was really unsatisfied about how my hair turned out. I vented for awhile about not being the “right” shade of blonde, and I left you with a promise to keep you posted about what hairstyle I decided on.
To be honest, I’d been indecisive about my hair for a few months. There are so many beautiful updos out there, and I’d been worrying incessantly that I would look at our wedding photos afterward and have hair regret. Well, I finally made up my mind (it’s about time!!). I saw a beautiful Twigs & Honey headband for sale on a wedding blog’s classifieds page, and I fell in love.
It’s kind of a thing now to find fun and creative ways to ask your lady friends to be bridesmaids in your wedding. How did I ask my lady friends to be my bridesmaids? I called them on the phone. Lame, I know. But then I started to see all sorts of unique cards and crafts on the topic and my creativity wheels started turning.
You’ve probably seen how other bees have asked their ladies in the past. For instance, Mrs. Bracelet, Mrs. Unicorn, Mrs. Turkey, and Miss Lyre created adorable homemade cards. Mrs. Mink used elegant spools from Etsy seller Esther Shafer. Miss Gray Wolf made some super-cute Christmas ornaments. Mrs. Elk even staged a fake proposal (complete with rings!) for her bridesmaids. Not one to turn down an opportunity to spend money at the craft store, I set off to create something that would be fun to make while staying true to the general theme of our wedding. But what?
My bridesmaids live all across the country. Two live in LA, one in Colorado, one in New York City, one in Baltimore, and one nearby (thankfully!) in Atlanta. I’m sure everyone has seen Bethany’s lovely bridesmaid boxes, but unfortunately bulky wooden boxes just aren’t practical for mailing across the country. I wanted to make something a little smaller and lighter. So I came up with these:
The bridesmaid boxes (personal photo)
The base is a simple papier-mâché box, which I painted and then detailed with a gold paint pen. I used Mod Podge to attach small paper doilies to the inside of the boxes, and I painted the inside lid with the initial of each one of my bridesmaids. I then coated the boxes with clear glossy spray. I topped each one with a Marie Antoinette inspired scrapbook sticker. Finally, I cut out slips of paper which read “Will you be my bridesmaid?” which I carefully folded up inside each box.
MissGemini posted this photo of her beautiful autumn-inspired bouquet.
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As my hair and makeup trial is only two weeks away now, I thought I’d share the name of my artist for my fellow Minnesota brides along a few inspiration photos.
My hair/makeup story started a while back when I was searching for some new options after an initial frustrating experience. I was pretty set on hiring someone who could do both my hair and makeup; I love the efficiency of two vendors in one! After a few more Google searches, I found Laura Westrem Artistry and this gorgeous website and I sent in my information only to receive both an email and a phone call within a few short days, hence this post entitled, The Hair and Makeup Vendor That Called. Laura and I just clicked and after meeting her in person in October, I was sold.
Being the flexible person she is, Laura had offered to meet me and curl my hair for my Minnesota bridal shower even before I had signed a contract. She even drove to my parent’s house! Awesome.
Below is a slight preview of what Laura might do with my hair for the wedding.
After our first look and couples portraits were completed, there was nothing left to do except it. You know, get married! Our site coordinator quickly lined everyone up and before I knew it, the processional music was already playing.
Our awesome musician, Jason Sulkin!
We chose “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the processional because it’s a classic and beautiful song. Jason has a sample of his version on his website if you care to listen. As soon as I heard those first few chords, it seemed like the clock starting going at hyper speed. From that moment on, the day started flying by way too fast.
Paper is one of those things that I absolutely love. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved back to school shopping, mainly because I loved getting new pens and notebooks. Nowadays, I really could get lost in Paper Source for hours. Thus, I always knew that invitations were one place that I wanted to splurge a little.
I recognize that very few people will appreciate the work put into them, but a lot of it is for me. Now that we’re six months out (!), and the reveal of Miss Gray Wolf’s invitation suite (seriously, how gorgeous was it… oh, my heart be still), I think it’s about time we actually think about what type of invitations we actually want.
I recognize that picking a design is half the battle, but there are just so many pretty invitations out there. The invitations that I’ve really loved during our search included:
Veils are a peculiar thing. Before I was engaged, I had already decided that I didn’t want one. I wasn’t too crazy about the way they looked, and the symbolism didn’t really work for me. According to Wikipedia, the wedding veil symbolizes the bride’s virginity and modesty (in Western culture). This sentiment is a bit outdated for many modern brides. When I did a little online research about veils, I also found a few other interesting theories. Here, they suggest that the veil covers the bride’s face, so that her husband won’t be killed for her beauty. (I like that one!) Alternatively, the veil could be used to cover a not-so-beautiful bride in case the groom wanted to back out once he saw her. (Not very nice!) Or, the veil could protect the bride from evil spirits. (What? The spirits don’t attack the guests? I don’t understand…)
In any case, I wasn’t too crazy about veils. But as I’ve said before, one’s mind often changes while wedding planning…
During my very first dress shopping trip, I was with my mom. It was just us, and we had made a spur-of-the-moment decision to run in David’s Bridal. Nothing had really wowed us until I stepped into the gorgeous Vera Wang dress. I was dancing around, all giddy with excitement, when my mom asked the consultant, “Can we see it with a veil?”
I froze. I hadn’t wanted a veil. But then I realized, “What’s the harm in trying one on? It’ll make my mom happy, and then we’ll move on.”
The consultant asked me what type of veil I wanted, and I said honestly, “I haven’t considered the possibility of a veil, so bring whatever you think is best.” Apparently the elbow-length veil is the most popular at David’s Bridal, because that’s what she brought out. She put it on me and…
Oh hi. I’m Mrs. Fox, and I’m finally ready to continue with and finish off my recaps. About freaking time.
If you’re new around these parts and are wondering who the heck I am…well, I’m just a bee who got married in June, started her recaps a few months later, got terribly busy with, you know, life, and then stopped recapping. I know. I suck.
But I’m back (just in time for our six month anniversary…how the heck did that happen?). I’m so super excited to share the rest of our wedding with you, and if you want to get caught up/read more about our story so far…check out the links at the bottom of this post!!
So here we go—back to recaps, starting with family photos!