|April 18, 2007|
Firstly, the "Keepsake Wedding Planner" is officially full. I spent Monday evening pulling out Martha Stewart's (bow your head) wise words to make room for swatches, registries, and everything else! We have also finally completed everything we need to be married Catholic. It was a long road, mind you, but our Catholic Engaged Encounter is finally over.
It was a long weekend. Aaron and I discovered that we were the only couple from our diocese working this hard, and that we were the only couple there working this hard. The team couples worked us from 7 AM to 11 PM everyday. You would listen to a read presentation for 30 minutes, then write for 30 minutes, then talk to your soon-to-be spouse for 30 minutes, listen to a read presentation for 30 minutes, then write for 30 minutes, then, well, you get the point. Then they would feed you cafeteria food - if it had gravy, we were eating it. Ugh. Then we did a whole day on Natural Family Planning. I wanted to call Fr. DiBacco and have him pick up Aaron and I in the popemobile.
I think all that's left now is to plan Aaron's birthday bash and take a break!
|-The Calm Bride|
|February 23, 2007|
|Oh my goodness. So how about a million
things have happened in the mean time.
First off, I finally started using that silly Martha Stewart book "Keepsake Wedding Planner." Noelle and Michelle had gotten it for me as a gift and I tossed it aside thinking, "What on earth will I ever use that damn thing for?" Well, how about hauling ideas from Morgantown to Weirton and from Weirton to Morgantown and from Morgantown to Charleston, etc.?
So I do have a couple things picked out. We officially have colors: Bubblegum pink, black, and silver. We have a theme: 50s with polka dots. We have a guest list. We have a church. We have a hall. We have a florist. We have a DJ. We have an organist. We have a restaurant for the rehearsal dinner. We have a budget. We also have a honeymoon.
I owe huge props to my mom for helping with everything. I probably would be crazy or well, crazier, if she wasn't helping me.
There's so much I want to tell all of you, but I'm afraid it will spoil the wedding if you know all the details before you come. We're going to have such a fabulous time!
|-The Scheduled Bride|
|October 13, 2006|
|I spent most of this evening messing
with Paintshop Pro 9 trying to come up with some great ideas for
centerpieces. First off, I had this really great idea to name all the
tables after 50s movie stars/famous people. So my mom suggested that we
frame the pictures. Then I got an idea to glue three or four (the same
person, so that everyone sees the same picture) together as a triangle
or square base. Then we could set flowers or candles on top. These are
the pictures I came up with.
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Feel free to email me and let me know which you like best! Or if you have another idea.
|-The Artsy-Fartsy Bride|
|October 12, 2006|
|Today was super exciting. After the
longest day of work ever (I woke up at 7 and worked till 5:30 - boo),
Aaron and I went to see Fr. DiBacco at St. Mary's. Even more exciting,
the meeting went surprisingly well. Aaron is going to do RCIA with me,
so we get to continue our religious education. This also means he gets
to learn why being Catholic is so important to me, and why our children
being Catholic is important to me.
I also found out I won 25 (maybe more, because the seller said I paid so fast) 45 RPM records, which are going to (with a bit of work) become part of the decor for the wedding. I've also got big, big plans for favors! 1954, here we come! More to come...
|-The Excited Bride|
|October 10, 2006|
|Got our date today! Exactly one month and one year
from today! Let's just say that I have the best mom on the planet. We've
also decided on colors, which was something I was really struggling
with. But after much ado, Mom talked Aaron and I into white, black, and
pink, but we're not sure which shade yet.
We got an appointment with Fr. DiBacco at St. Mary's for Thursday, and Aaron and I are both trying to track down our baptismal certificates. I found out that Fr. Richard Quinn, who baptized me in 1983, is still pastor at St. Alphonsus' Church in Grand Rapids. That was pretty cool. More to come...
|-The Happy Bride|