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Big Update!

Ok kids! I know I don’t post a lot but I finally have something to post! When FH and I got engaged we made a deal to do no wedding planning until we had been engaged a year so we could just enjoy being engaged for a while. And by “no wedding planning” we really meant we were no going to buy anything, save money and form ideas. In that year I pretty much hammered out all the details about our wedding so now that we are ready to wedding plan officially all we really have to do is click and buy. I think it’s kind of marvelous and stress free, but I have a little less than a year still so I guess we will see how I am feeling then. Lol

And for a recap:
Intro: http://weddingplans.livejournal.com/18981807.html
Post 1: http://weddingplans.livejournal.com/19042508.html
Post 2: http://weddingplans.livejournal.com/19730566.html

Ok big news first! We officially have a wedding day! June 24th 2012 (only 339 days! yow!)and we also have a venue. For us the day didn’t matter so much so we pretty much left it open until we booked the venue. And my god am I so happy! We will be getting married at the Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction, Colorado. And its beautiful (and very reasonably priced for all that you get) and thus it is making our wedding into what we are calling a "Mini-destination wedding" beacuse while we live in Colorado, we live about 4-6 hours away from Grand Junction (depending on who is driving, 4 hours for my dad, closer to 6 for me, but I just don't feel comfy taking the mountain roads at 80 MPH, go figure!) but FH having such a HUGE family we are hoping that this drive and potential over night stay will cut down on the superfluous people we have to invite beacuse they are family but we don't really want to come. (however we are not inviting more people then our venue can hold just in case everyone decides they what to show up) Anyway... onto the wedding porn!

The outdoor pavilion were we will actually be getting married, right in front of that arch that is facing the camera in fact.

And this is the reception room were we will party the night away

These are little mock up I made to test out my colors (note I didn’t draw the little clip art, I just colored it)

The groom and I
This is the dress, except with purple accents not blue, I have yet to order it yet however

The agents of awesomeness

And my girls will be in this dress, but with a teal slip instead of black

(Both dresses are from www.unique-vintage.com)

Also my girls and I will all be wearing the same shoes, and I can’t lie the second my MOH found theses I began to design my wedding around them lol. But I mean come on! Just look at them! They are totally gorge and fit into my theme (Greek mythology)

We also decided to carry parasols (BM with teal and me with dark purple) instead of flowers (which was never really going to happen) or lanterns (an ideas I loved but is just not practical for dancing down to the ceremony)

And I just ordered out STD magnets from http://www.etsy.com/shop/PinchOfSpice and i love them! I can’t wait for them to arrive!

As for other things, I have asked one of our friends to be our officiate/MC for the ceremony and another one of our friends to help with MCing and DJing the reception (he is a radio DJ so I think he can handle our laptop powered music list) I am almost done writing our ceremony, and my father is talking to photographer friends of his to see if they will work with us. Pretty much the only BIG thing I don’t have and idea about is catering, but I asked my venue for their preferred venders list so hopefully I will find something on there.

and that's about it right now, as I said I have a lot of ideas and now that out wedding in on the horizon I will be back to fill you all in more and more!


( 24 raised glasses — toast the couple )
Jul. 20th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Everything looks great. The colors are going to look so good together!
Jul. 20th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Jul. 20th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
I love the dresses! yours and the bridesmaids! love love love!
Jul. 20th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
thanks! i love them too and they are super cheap as well both dresses are under $100 and the slips are less then $50 from them.
Jul. 20th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
I love how your dress is so unique!! God job!
Jul. 20th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Me too but the best part is that it is super cheap too ^.^
Jul. 20th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
Your venue is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Jul. 20th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
I know, I totally feel in love, I found it kinda on accident (beacuse I wasn't even looking for something that far away from us) but instantly loved it and then loved it more once i heard the price ^.^
Jul. 20th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
Hurray for Unique Vintage! I'm hoping to get this dress from them, though I considered the one you picked. The venue is also beautiful.
Jul. 20th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
I love it ^.^ i looked at that one but decided that the flower right there would not look good on me (being a plus size girl and all i don't need anything drawing attention to my stomachbut it is a lovely dress.
Jul. 20th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the flower is removable
Jul. 21st, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Love the shoes! What other ways are you going to bring your theme in?
Jul. 21st, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
Ties for the boys with this print and these stockings for the girls

I love the Peacock feather design because in Greek Myth Hera is the goddess of marriage and her sacred animal is the Peacock. I plan on trying to honor all the major God/Goddess of marriage someplace in simple ways that won't scream it to the guests but I, my FH, and out friends will know.

like my "something blue" is this A handcrafted cameo necklace featuring the Three Graces (or Charities)

I'm thinking my center pieces will be pitchers full of pomegranate juice (a nod to Hebe and Persephone) my cake topper is gonna be a miniature of a statue Eros and Psyche

it's at a winery so the Dionysus part is EASY lol the only one i haven't fully thought of is how to get Aphrodite in there, but it might be something like dove feathers in the girls head pieces and the boys bouts
Jul. 21st, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)

And I love the dresses, too.

And the venue.

And the STDs.

Can I just come to your wedding?
Jul. 21st, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! and sure if you wanna come all the way out to Colorado!
Jul. 21st, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
your venue is amazing!
Jul. 21st, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! I love it ^.^
Jul. 21st, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
Hooray! It all looks awesome!!

You guys did what my FH and I are essentially doing - lots of planning in our heads and saving up, so when the big push comes it'll just be like going shopping. :D
Jul. 22nd, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
yeah I am really pro this idea! It gave me plenty of time to look at lots of different things and get lots of different ideas and then time to deiced what I really wanted. And at least for me I'm usually super instant gratification girl so if i hadn't had time to plan this way everything would have turned out super weird.
Jul. 21st, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Everything looks great!
Jul. 22nd, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
How do the peacock shoes fit into Greek mythology? They ARE totally gorgeous.

I'm also thinking about doing parasols instead of flowers. I have allergies and I am not keen enough on flowers to spend $150 per bouquet or whatever they cost.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
In Greek Myth Hera is the goddess of marriage and her symbol. most sacred animal is the peacock.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
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