I am buying them necklaces that are unique to their personalities. (from Etsy.)
I got my maid of honor a vintage locket from ebay. Take that, Etsy.
Frickin' Cute Flower Girls
Jose's twin nieces will be our flower girls. We found their dresses at Burlington Coat Factory, but damned if I can find a picture. So I'll post some other cute flower girl dresses instead.
I found a wonderful Knottie, Lindz1414, who makes custom monograms.
She really is a sweetheart, and very talented. I HIGHLY recommend her.
Hozer's family in Mexico used to keep bees. So naturally, I want honey as our favor. However, apparently honey bees are endangered, thus making the price of honey waaaaay too expensive. So instead...we're getting beer mugs. Don't know how we made the jump from honey to beer mugs, but whatever. They have a Ben Franklin quote on them, hopefully people like them. Cause I don't want 200 of these things in my house. (and hey, if people don't like them, we still gave them an open bar and prime rib. so they can suck it.)
I have had my cake tasting, and we decided on a Mexican vanilla cake with raspberry filling and lemon buttercream icing. I gave the cake lady a picture of this one (from the knot galleries), hopefully it'll look similar:
I bought this cake topper:
It works, cause I tend to fall down a lot, and he's always helping me up.
Jose is getting a groom's cake (we are in the South, after all). He decided to get it in the shape of a Mayan ruin, like this one:
His will be chocolate cake with a cream cheese icing. He also wanted blue bodies and heads rolling down the cake but I convinced him that sacrifices aren't appetizing.
Photographer and Bridal Pics
At our coordinator's suggestion, we decided to go with Keepsake Foto. It's a husband-and-wife team, and we've met with the husband, who seems pretty cool. If you want, you can check out the website HERE.
I'd really like my accessories to be purple. As I've mentioned, I kinda love that color. So I got this dandy little clutch from ebay seller closet affair:
I also bought these wonderful dye-to-match shoes from Colorful Creations. Yeah, I know, dye-to-match is kinda 80s, but I had a hell of a time finding purple shoes that I liked and that fit.<----- "yeah mom, those bring out your cankles nicely..."
And I'll probably switch into these when my feet get tired. They'll have purple ribbon instead of white (found at the wonderful etsy).
I got six of these bad boys from ebay for $9.50. The ridiculous thing is that shipping was $6.
I also wanted purple earrings. I worked with Linda Davis of Linda Davis Designs on custom earrings, and I love how they turned out.
They're basically grape clusters in two shades of purple and some clear:
These are the true colors:
I do recommend her, she's very sweet and does great work. Plus, I love that I have one-of-a-kind earrings. I probably won't wear them for the ceremony, but I'll be wearing them for the reception.
My garter is my "something blue." I ordered one from Ebay, then found one on Etsy that I dug, so I now have two garters (or three, counting the "toss" one from ebay):
the ebay one. I'll toss one of them.
the etsy one, that I'll wear and keep.
As far as the veil goes--I'm not a fan of them. However, my mom thinks it's weird for a bride to NOT wear a veil, so I humored her and got a sheer one. I ordered a 65" 1-tiered (drop) veil from OccanseyDesigns.com. It will look similar to this:
and have this edging
And here it is:
Bridesmaids' and bride's processional: Kathy's Song, by Simon and Garfunkel
Entrance: Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
First Dance: That's How Strong My Love Is (Otis Redding)
Daddy-Daughter Dance: My Girl (The Temptations)
Mother-Son Dance: Danny's Song (Anne Murray)
Garter toss: Just a Gigalo (David Lee Roth)
Bouquet toss: Sex and the City theme
Cake cutting: Grow Old with You (Adam Sandler)
Money Dance (yes, Aggies are cool with it): Gimme Some Money (Spinal Tap)
Last Song: You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry)
Lots more: The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, Stevie Knicks, Laryn Hill, Madonna, Styx...
We'll be taking a seven-day cruise out of Galveston to Cozumel, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Being the pimps we are, we also scored the penthouse suite! Awesome.
This is a total crap picture, but it's all I got.
Bridget Jones, our newest one. She can get away with murder. Spoiled ROTTEN.
Chandler Bing, my cat. He's neurotic, but he's cute, so it evens out.
Dixie, Hozer's dog of 15 years. Still feisty! We love her.
We love our house. It's a great place to live in sin. And there's plenty of room for our family to grow.
...and that's all I got. Thanks for looking!
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