Planning Bio

 Shawan & John

May 17th, 2008 

John and I met on New Years Eve in 2005. I went out with a few of my friends to a club in Raleigh. As fate would have it we ended up in the same corner trying to get away from the crowd and the rest is history. We have been together ever since.

See ladies, you can find true love at the club :)

  The Proposal

John proposed to me on Valentines day, 2007. Earlier in the day, John had surprised me with 2 dozen red roses that were delivered to my job and he also left 2 dozen white and 2 dozen pink roses for me at our apartment. When he arrived home from work that evening he told me that he had one more gift for me. He handed me a Build-a-Bear that was dressed in a black tuxedo and told me to squeeze the bear’s hand. When I squeezed his hand it played a recorded message from John singing “Now I’m on my knees, holding this ring and I’m asking please will you spend your life with me”.John then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him...

 My Rings

                         Engagement Ring                  Wedding band

 

  

 Do It Yourself Stuff

 

Candy Buffet items wrapped and ready to go

 

Pearl candles I made ~ 30 of these 

 

Memory Candle

 

Table Names

-These will be named with words like "Love", "Cherish", "Hope" but the quote under the name will be a line from a song in the wedding that has that particular word in it. I love this idea!

 

Drink Menu

Inspired by Enjft

 

Arch for the ceremony

 

Bridesmaid Gift bags

Bride

 

Escort cards/CD favors

 

Invites

  

 

 

 

 Menu Card

 

Take out Boxes

 

Candy Bar

 

Cake Topper

 

Waterbottles

 

 

 

Jumping Broom 

 

Candy Buffet Jars

 

 DIY aisle runner

 

 

 

 

Save the date photo magnet 

              

 

 

 My Do it yourself Cardbox

 

 

 Signature Mate

 

  

 ~Planning~

 

My Colors

My Ceremony colors will be pink and white with a touch of black

My Reception color will be all white

 

Maid of Honor Dress

My 11 year old daughter is going to be my MOH

  

Junior Bridesmaids Dress

 

My Dress !!!   

 ~Demetrios~

  

My Shoes

Alisha Hill

 

 

 Accessories

Tiara - Ebay Seller

 

My Earrings

                  Bracelet    ~White Aisle ~                   

 

I like this hair style

 

 Garter ~ Ebay Seller~

 

 

Day of wear

 

 

Flowers

My Bouquet will be all white 

 Bridesmaids bouquet will be all pink

 

 

 

  Ceremony

Unity Candle

 

 

Reception-

 The theme is all white with pearl accents

 

Inspiration for my DIY centerpiece

 

Mock up of my DIY Centerpieces-The only difference is that I will be using real flowers and real rose petals

 

 

Bed of white rose petals for reception floor entrance

(FH and I will walk through the rose petals when we make our grand entrance)

 

Table ideas 

 

 

Cake

 

                         Cake Topper                   and                  I Do letters for cake table       

  

 

 Favors

CD Favors -Will also serve as place cards

Candy Buffet

Stationary

Inspiration for my DIY invites

 

Programs

 

Menu Cards

 

Place cards and seating chart

 

I am purchasing an embosser and using it on my napkins, menu cards, programs, and envelops

 

  The Guys

                                          

                                                  John's Tux                                 Guy's boutonniere 

 

 The Girls

Bridesmaid gift

 

 I have been collection pictures for quite a while and am not sure where some of these pictures originated at. Please page me on the AAW boards if you would like credit for a picture.