A few readers have expressed interest in the wedding plans as they've advanced, so I thought I'd put together this page for you to follow along.
Don't worry - Johnny only comes to the blog if I tell him to, and even then I'll make sure he knows to stay away from this tab!
The wedding date is December 19, 2011. It's a Monday. Odd I know, but we had our reasons, plus I've been scoring some killer discounts because it's not a weekend!
The ring: An emerald with princess cut diamonds in a white gold setting.
The venue: Bear Mountain State Park in upstate New York. Our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception are all going to be held in the merry-go-round pavilion. We will be married in front of the fireplace, then the festivities will continue in the open space and around the carousel.
The cake: which is included in the venue! They work hand in hand with a local bakery that has a whole selection of cakes to choose from. This is the one I've fallen in love with, but I would do green ribbons in place of the red.
The dress: An Oleg Cassini ballgown from David's Bridal. At first I was against going to David's Bridal, so we went to a handful of boutiques. I found them stuffy, with limited selections and outrageous prices. This was about the 15th dress I tried on and right away I knew it was the one- I didn't want to take it off!
The shoes: Again, the heels are from David's Bridal. I went back and forth on a bunch of shoes. I just could not decide. Eventually I realized I wanted to: a) have a cute little touch and b) the ability to try them on in person. These fit the bill, were the color I loved, and cheaper than all my other likes!
The Vans are to change into for the reception so I'm comfortable as I dance the night away!
The photographer: http://twoweddingphotographers.com/
The DJ: http://www.dancetimedj.com/
The Reverand: http://angelicwedding.com/about_us.html
I think that's everything for now! I still have a few things to decide on, but the rest will be do-it-yourself to save money.