Saturday, April 24, 2010

All Hail the Bridesmaids!!

When I first started envisioning my wedding to Mike, even before we were officially engaged, I always said I didn't want to have bridesmaids.  It just seems like so much work and money for them so I figured that since we were having such a small wedding, we didn't need a wedding party.  Then Mike dropped the bomb on me that he HAD to have his three best friends, Scott, Brian, and Owen as groomsmen so I needed to have three on my side too.  It took about two milliseconds to choose my wedding party because they are the three women who know me the best, (besides my mom of course), and who are always the most excited for me when good things are happening.  I really think one of the true tests of friendships is who can be legitimately happy for you when you are happy.  So here are my fabu bridesmaids and maid of honor, (hereafter referred to as MOH):

The MOH is Laura Loo aka sissypoopants aka Loo Buckets. She's my sister, she's got angel hair, and she has freakishly tiny bones.


My first bridesmaid, (in no particular order), is Kristin aka K-Furg. She's been one of my best friends since 2nd grade, she's gorgeous in an unobnoxious way, and she's smarter than you.


My second bridesmaid is Vanessa aka V-Dog. She's been one of my best friends since we bonded over our hatred of PE and our love of oldies in junior high, we're basically the same person except I'm way paler, and she's got an insanely huge mouth, but in a not creepy and still pretty kind of way.


We've been sending e-mails back and forth, which has really made me feel like a bride...it's surreal..and we picked out their bridesmaids dress. 


They're all going to look so pretty in it, be comfy, and hopefully be able to wear it again.  Love it!  Thanks girls for being so awesome and thanks Nordstrom's for having a non-obnoxious yellow dress!  


Monday, April 19, 2010

A rose by any other name...

So, we picked our wedding flowers!

I'm really enjoying Mike and my snap decision making during this whole wedding planning process.  For people who have a really hard time deciding what movie to watch and what to eat for dinner we are rock stars at choosing stuff for our wedding!

The other day, we walked into Walmart, (because we live in a town with no Target so it's not shameful), and I had the brilliant idea to check out the gardening section to look at all of the yellow flowers for inspiration.  After a couple of minutes we came across these:


The yellow ranunculus!  I was immediately drawn to the look of them.  I love that they are so delicate looking and kind of different, not totally traditional.  I keep describing them to people that they look like roses made of paper.  Mike loves them because he thinks the name sounds like redonkulous.  He's great.  

So I started googling wedding bouquets made out of these gorge yellow redonkulouses and found some really good inspiration.



So yes, we found our wedding flowers by walking into a Walmart and picking something that was for sale for like five bucks, but I'm still pretty excited about it.  

Any good florists in Northern CA have ideas???