Friday, July 27, 2012

My Bridesmaid Boxes

  I love the idea of making something unique to ask your friends to be part of your special day and after I got engaged I decided it was one of the first things that I really wanted to do.  I found so many great ideas on different blogs, check out some of my favorites here.

The idea that I loved the most was creating little keepsake boxes for each of the girls. So, I bought some boxes from Michaels and I painted them and monogrammed them.  Inside the boxes, I put some information about the wedding along with some paint swatches of the colors we decided on and a little inspiration card (pictures via pinterest).  I also included a little notebook in pink, grey, and gold (my colors) along with some cute custom pencils that I found from Carbon Crusader on Etsy.  And for my non-Spanish speaking girls a little "Spanish Phrases for Dummies" so they can brush up before the wedding (or carry it in their clutch lol).  And my favorite item: the ring pop, cute way to propose the big question to your girls! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Will You Be My Bridemaid?

I love the idea of creating a special way to ask your girls the very important question of "Will Your Be My Bridesmaid?"  Making something yourself or writing a thoughtful note is a great way to show your girls how much they mean to you and how happy you are to have them standing next to you on your Big Day.  It is becoming such an awesome trend, and I love all of the creative ways brides are popping the question.  Check some of my favorites out below:




Stay tuned to see how I decided to pop the question to my Bridesmaids!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wedding Update

I cannot believe it has been 9 months since Joel proposed to me on our vacation to Fort Lauderdale, but I am getting so excited as we keep getting closer to the wedding.  While we still have plenty of time before the wedding there were a few arrangements that we wanted to make sure to set early.  For starters, we have officially set a date! We will be getting married Friday, October 11th, 2013.  

We have also chosen the church and reception venue.  While the ceremony will be at the church in my hometown, we will also have the reception close to home.  

When debating whether to choose a venue in New York or New Jersey, we went to visit a place that my mom kept insisting that we see, Florentine Gardens in Rivervale.  We walked in and WE FELL IN LOVE! 

It was one of those moments when you just know.  It was so beautiful and so perfect for everything that I was envisioning.  Take a look at some of the pictures of Florentine Gardens below...

(I hate the chair covers, but we won't be using them!)

So excited to continue the planning process....