Saturday, January 15, 2011

Photography :: CHECK!

Another "BIG" Wedding To-Do checked off the list. 
It felt amazing to put down our deposit. 
I feel so confident in our decision.

Our Wedding Photographer
Husband and Wife Team
Brooke & Sean McDougal

I had fallen in love with Brooke Aliceon while originally looking into getting married at the Eagles Nest Navy Golf Course in Cypress, CA. But fate led us else where, and blessed us with the possibility of having our photography done by Brooke & Sean at our new venue.

I am beyond thrilled. Their style is amazing. Heartfelt. Crisp. Vivid. Natural. Candid.
Exactly what we had hoped for.
They made our decision so easy.

Meeting with Brooke & Sean today, really made us feel even better about our decision to book with them. Their enthusiasm and passion for their work truly shines through! Not only are we thrilled, anxious and excited to work with them, but we truly feel blessed & honored to have found such a lovely couple to capture some of the first moments of our life together, as husband and wife.

Can not wait for our Engagement Session, which only means one thing, shopping for a couple new outfits!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Date of the Year!

I get to say it! 
*Clears Throat*

December 18th 2011 will be the day I marry the man of my dreams and better yet, my very best friend. 

Procrastinator me, never got our Christmas cards out! surprised? Well we got some out, those who we saw Christmas day, at least. So I had to come up with an alternative. 

Happy New Year! 

So Christian and I went to Target in search of some cute blank but not so theme'y cards! Just something simple that I could write inside and insert the Save the Date Magnets we had made.

 Side Notes: I'm thrilled with how our little project came out and I will definitely be blogging about it soon! Many thanks to my awesome photo/computer saavy friend "A". I love her so! It wouldn't have been possible without her! 

So we come across these two packs of 10 cards for $3.99/each, just enough! 
Perfect find. 

We came home, sat down and came up with a little rhyme 

"Happy New Year! Now that the countdown to 2011 is done, we start the count til our wedding bells shall be rung!"  

Something simple, sweet and personal! Pardon my not so graceful and girly handwriting. I wish & pray to inherit my mother's beautiful whimsical handwriting!

Inside we placed our small business card size magnets, addressed the envelopes and they are ready for delivery! 

I have been procrastinating on stamps. All the designs are, lack for a better word, lame. I love the American Flag and all but I was just hoping to come across something a little softer!  But with time ticking, I might just give in! I can't wait to send them off! I might shed a tear, I am pretty proud of our idea and how well they turned out! 

So happy to share my happiness with you all again!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Shoe Fate

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I somehow managed to get Christian to go to the mall with me on Thursday!
**Oh ya he needed an oil change and its right across the street from the mall!**

So we go inside, walk around and on our way back to go pick up the car there was a DSW! 
I swear it was calling me, well we went inside! 
Christian made himself comfortable on one of the benches.

First aisle, last pair in the row. 
The color is a dusty grey! 
Peep toe, sling backs with a cluster of rhinestones at each of the toes. 
And the heel doesnt appear too high! 
I look below for my size, they only have a few sizes left, so I grab the 8, I am a 7.5/8, so fingers crossed! 
THEY FIT!! Looking past my jacked up toe nail polish they are perfect! 


These shoes are PERFECT! 

Bended kneed I ran ok more like shuffled over toward Christian for his approval.
He thought they were cute, but then had to damper my parade with the big 
"How much are they?!"
So I look! 
Blue Tag! 
Blue Tag = 50% off tagged price! 

He gave me a kiss and a high-five
Well because thats what we do!

And we both happily walked out with my perfect shoes for $30! 

I love shoes and I am so glad I found them by surprise, and especially having Christian there. 
I was really having a hard time looking at shoes without knowing the exact height. 
So shoe fate found us and graced us! 
And I thank it! 
And Christian probably doesnt realize but having him with me made the moment even more special!