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Engagement session is in seven days. Yes, one week. Ashley and I have finally narrowed it down to a broad but defined area near the Everglades. Desolate enough for the look we’re going for. You know the Twilight shoot that Vanity Fair did? That’s what I’m going for. Here:

That is what we’re looking for, style wise. I am so excited. Ashley is going to do an amazing job. She’s excited to shoot us, which is awesome! I can’t wait to work with her. Anyways, this is a really shoddy bathroom photo of the outfit I picked out for the shoot. I’m hoping to also get some high top chucks to go with it, but may settle for Vans 😉

Sorry I don’t have a better picture. In a week I will!

So finally some wedding junk updated. Oh. Also. I think I have my bridesmaid dress picked out. It’s Bill Levkoff #430. The girls will be ordering them in black. They will all be gorgeous. ❤

December 30, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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First recipe in my new mixer. Had to post. It was sooo delightful.

vanilla cheesecake crunch-top cupcakes. holy shiz. from “the cupcake deck” that my sister got me for christmas. they start with a homemade cupcake batter on the bottom of your cupcake pan, then a cream cheese mixture on top of that, then a brown sugar crumble on top. they turned out absolutely perfect.

sooo good. day off = success.

December 28, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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I’ve been a bad blogger. Much too busy to blog.

Eleven months to go. Seriously.

Finals and practicals are out of the way. Much more time to focus on wedding things. Engagement photos are in 8 days. WHAT! I don’t even have a location yet. Holy shiz. I have all of the meetings for the tent/tables/linens/blah blah in 9 days. Those will be huge checks to have out of the way. All I do in my free time is sew flowers. My coffee table looks like a craft store vomited on it. All over it. God help Jeff.

I have the luggage tags and save the date post cards done. With those, we’re mailing a map of Stuart with the points of interest, the activities we’ll be having over the weekend, and the hotel information. I know most people do this with their invites, but trust that my family needs A LOT of time to handle this kind of thing. So we’re sending out a fun little Save the Date package in the mail. If I can get it all done in the next two weeks to mail out in January.

Other than that, there isn’t really any wedding news. I think I’ve finally decided on a bridesmaid dress, but we’ll see how that goes when we order them in February. Yes – that’s my cut off date. They MUST be ordered by then, I’m not having the stress of dresses not coming in on time.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

December 28, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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Officiant: Check.

December 11, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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School has been crazy. Work has been crazy. And all I do in my free time is cut out flowers. Stupid flowers. Keep just hoping they’ll look amazing in the end and make it worth it.

I’ve entirely let go of Jillian Michaels. I need to get back on that wagon, asap. We’ll see.

Here’s what I made in class today. And why I need to start doing JM again, hah.

December 9, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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I’d first like to go on an entirely un-wedding related rant about work.

You, walking through the front door of my (unnamed) coffee shop, you do not need that frappuccino you’re about to order. And you definitely do not need the extra whip cream parfait-style with extra caramel sauce in the cup. It is rude to talk on your phone while I’m trying to ask you what size you want, and you just throw your money down on the counter at me, or slap your company credit card down and then when I ask you if you want a receipt and you shake your head no so I hand you back your card and start to walk away you yell at me that you need a receipt so you can get reimbursed for your $1.60 cup of coffee. You are rude. It is still rude to say into your iPhone “hold on a sec, I’m getting my coffee” and then throw some jumbled mess of words about coffee into my face that don’t make any sense for a drink order and then say back into your phone “Sorry, these people are idiots, don’t they train them?”. Yes – they train us. They train us how to smile at assholes like you all day (and I’d like to see you try to make a quad venti two pump sugar free vanilla two pump sugar free caramel whole milk one splenda dry cappuccino with a smile on YOUR face).

Anyways.

I’ve started sewing more flowers. It’s very tiring, and my hands keep cramping. Must. Keep. Going.

And on a more exciting note, I’ve designed my luggage tags that we’ll be sending out with our Save the Dates. I love them, and I used lyrics from my absolute favorite New Found Glory song ever. We’ll be printing these business card size and then laminating them and hooking clear luggage tag loops through them. I am getting more and more excited every day.

December 5, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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Under the one year mark. It’s surreal. Nothing really to plan until my meetings in January. That and I’m out of money for the time being. But that’s what happens when you try to pay all of your bills and plan a wedding on a barista income nothing.

Jeff and I put up our first Christmas tree together. It was one of the most fun things we’ve done together. It was all mushy and romantic and I loved every single second of it. It’s a tiny baby tree, but that’s okay. Most of the ornaments are from my childhood, but a few are new ones that we picked out together. It was the start of an amazing holiday season, even if we are broke. We’ll both be working Christmas day anyways. Here’s a photo of one of my favorite ornaments:

I’ve totally sucked it up with Jillian Michaels, although I didn’t gain any weight over Thanksgiving. Thank God (or who ever it is). We made flatbread pizza in class today and it was amazing and I ate more than I should have, but at least it wasn’t loaded with sugar, right?

I still can’t believe we’re less than a year out. Holy shiiiz.

December 1, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.