Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.

This weekend will mark the one year out date for the wedding! We have chosen August 6, 2011 here in Champaign, IL. It was a simple decision for us, since we met and went to high school and undergrad here, and it is where both of our families reside.

Since I have gathered the information that wedding gowns should be ordered nearly 9 months in advance just in case, AND the fact that both my sisters will be leaving for Texas for their upcoming semester, I had no choice but to go ahead and start looking for dresses. But what I have to admit is that the dress really found me, and it inspired an entire theme which will be....drumroll...Old Hollywood Glamour. Having never thought I could pull the old fashioned bride look off, I am ecstatic that the dress I have chosen was suggested to me and had everyone's jaws hitting the floor. It is completely opposite of anything I would have chosen, not to mention I never saw myself having any kind of "themed" wedding, but here I am already doing the opposite!

Without disclosing too many details to Nate (he doesn't want any dress details or to even see me before the ceremony) I told him we were going to do an old fashioned Hollywood wedding theme to which he immediately asked- "So does this mean I get to be your Humphrey Bogart?" And the funny thing is that my dress ended up being called the "Casablanca" so it was meant to be!

So far we have ideas like renting an old vintage car to drive away in and have picked colors and possible decorations that go along with the theme. I want everyone to be surprised so thats all I will share for now...

Nate has been wonderful helping with the planning! Since he will be heading back to Kentucky to start up his new semester and due to things getting booked up quickly, we've already got our venue, Photographer, and DJ booked, and have set up correspondence with the caterers and florist too. Its seems like a lot but every time I scratch something off the list, more things get added! All in all though, I've enjoyed the planning and can't wait to get closer to start thinking about decorations and registry and all that fun stuff! Thats all for today, thanks for checkin in :)

1 comment:

  1. That's so exciting you already found your dress! I don't blame you for not wanting to share many details... that will leave plenty of surprises for the big day!