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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wedding Wednesday #6: Save the Date

Since the Wedding Invitations are getting sent out today, I figured it's a good time to share our Save the Date's that I mailed out a good 4 months ago.

I searched for what seems like forever for the perfect Save the Date card.  I searched on Etsy and various other card/portrait sites and they all fell short. So I decided, in a fully stupid blaze of glory, that I could totally make them myself...because I'm crazy...and nitpicky.

So there I went to my trusty friend Photoshop and got to work...and scrapped a good 5 designs until I came up with the perfect one.

It's not too fancy and honestly, not that great, but I love them nonetheless. Chevron plus our orange and pink wedding colors makes my heart happy. I was a happy girl to get them finished and mailed out. I think it was one of the first things I had done that made this wedding feel like it was really happening, now we're less than 2 months til "I Do" and I'm almost completely done with everything. My how time flies!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Things That Happened During my Bridal Portraits

Three weeks ago our wonderful wedding photographers (seriously, pay the money and get a GREAT photographers, it makes all the difference!) shot my Bridal portraits...and if you're wondering what Bridal Portraits are, it's pretty much a Southern Bride thing where we get all dressed up like we will on our Wedding Day and get portraits taken. Then a big print is displayed at the wedding reception. I've dreamed of my Bridal Portraits probably just as long as I've dreamed about my wedding. I'm a little vain if you can't tell.

Anyways, quite a few odd things happened during my portrait session.

1. We got shot at with either a pellet gun or a BB gun. I kid you not. What runs through someone's mind when they literally shoot at bride in her dress? Craziness. One of the photographer's and my mama about broke red, so we hurried and got the pictures we needed and left. 

2. You can, in fact, get hit on while in your wedding dress. I got honked at, revved at, and "hey girled" at. I'm sorry, men, if you see a woman in a big white dress, just dismiss the urge to hit on her. She'll look at you like your stupid.

3. July 9th, is indeed too hot to be outside in a huge dress. I have never sweated so much in my life. All you June/July/August brides who had outdoor weddings, how in the world did y'all stand it?

4. Me and my mama picked bugs out of my dress for days. The best pictures are taken in sketchy areas...and bug filled ones. When I sat down in the car after the pictures it was like a bug bomb had exploded.

And even though it was hot and bug filled, I couldn't have had more fun. Our photographers are great at making the whole session easy, comfortable, and they're both so personable. Now I'm excited to see the proofs!