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Friday Happies and Answers to Questions


June 24, 2011

First of all, thanks for all your kinds words about the bridal brunch…I can’t believe it’s already been 2 weeks since we were all together in celebration, but time really does fly when you’re having fun! I received a lot of questions from readers after I posted yesterday so wanted to answer before I forgot:

Question from Kelsea: Where did you find the embroidered handkerchefs? Lucky that I stumbled on Etsy early into the wedding planning, I found Molly and Mom and knew Cathy would help me with the perfect gifts. Fabulous vendor who was quick, detailed, and a pleasure to work with.
Question from Courtney: She said she was obsessed with our wedding invitations, and was wanting to know where they came from? Let’s go ahead and be honest here, I found my wedding invitation designer long before I was ever proposed to–sorry Jeff. I knew I had found “the graphical one” years ago when I stumbled across the lovely Joni of Chocolate Butterbean. She is the epitomy of designing classicly southern and eleganct invitations, monograms, and wooden signs and I was certain I had to have her design our custom invitations–hands down, my absolute favorite detail of my wedding because it set the tone for our big day.

Question from Laura, CMae, and Little Bit of My Life: These ladies are just itching to know where I found the dress I wore for my bridal brunch… Interestingly enough, Macy’s of all places. It’s a Kensie dress I found online months ago and ordered it because I knew it would be perfect for one of my bridal showers or events. It was dressy, but still casual, very comfortable, and I loved the floral appliques. Perfect for ANY bride-to-be!!

Question from Sarah: She’s wanting to know what the custom earrings for the bridesmaids looked like…well, here they are! I worked with Judith from her Etsy shop “A Box For My Treasure” which was a wonderful experience–she designed a few styles based on ideas I had sent her, and this is what we came up with…they looked great with the girls’ dresses and they are earrings they can definitely wear again and again.

Alright, alright, enough of wedding chatter for the day, because it’s FRIDAY lovelies! Almost time to relax and enjoy the weekend and I am excited to spend it with that handsome beau of mine…on tonight’s agenda, we’re headed to “gift” ourselves…friends and family were generous enough to give us gift cards and cash to buy the rest of our wedding registry gifts so we’ll be stocking up on our everyday flatware and pots and pans–I know, glamorous, right? Then we’re headed to meet up with mom and dad for a little late dinner action in Cool Springs.

Tomorrow, we’ll be up and at it–hitting the gym early before it gets too humid, and then playing operation organization at the house…old with the old and in with the new! Shopping for new bedding, de-clutterizing, and spending some time out in the yard working on the landscaping.
Then, it’s time for this lady to do some MAJOR shopping for work clothes. Unfortunately, my closet is stocked to the brim with festive and fun wedding and party dreses, swimsuits, and cover-ups, though my wardrobe in the work department has been suffering–hoping I can stock up on some sales at the mall. Later that afternoon, we’ll be wining and dining with the Grunkes’ for dinner and drinks.
I am so looking forward to Sunday–we’ll finally be making our way back to church after a lengthy sabactle and then relaxing at the parent’s neighborhood pool all afternoon so we can attempt to keep up our tans ;).
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!! I am counting down the minutes until lunch because we’re having a dessert party at work and I can gorge myself with the homemade pina colada cake I made–oh yes, the sweets are calling my name and I am ready to indulge a bit…it has been a crazy busy week so I deserve it–hehe. Enjoy the summertime weather friends!
  1. Rachel Gray says:

    Good to see you last night! Speaking of gifts… Ryan and I have yours at our house! We'll bring it over soon!

  2. Sounds like a fun weekend! 🙂

  3. I know too well how large of a job it is to unpack gifts and organize them in your home (and give away old things) … it is an ongoing process for us! We still have some gifts coming in from our May 28 wedding and Ian's been breaking down cardboard boxes left and right! Good luck with everything!

    PS – Pina colada cake?! Recipe por favor?

  4. Courtney says:

    thank you thank you:)

  5. I love the earrings you made for your bridesmaids! And a pina colada cake? YUM! You might have to post that recipe!

  6. LOVE that "fun stuff" poster – i have a folder in my bookmarks called "fun stuff" haha]

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika at ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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