Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oh Floral

I have the funniest florist well (potential florist) who wants me to cut out pictures since she isn't a computer owner... so I did... I will also print my pinterest board but I am so stinkin' proud of my Wedding Floral Collage I had to share!

My other idea's I will be sharing with her

2014 Montana Bride's flower muse
Metallic Wedding Floral Scheme
Update::
Our florist ended up going on a two month vacation without telling us then some how the invoice of pricing and ideas never made it to us. She kept the $20 quote fee without rewriting the information. I was really bummed and took the floral online gamble... totally won with the choices and saved tons of money!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Our First Pre-Wedding Party

We had a couple shower in beautiful Scottsdale Arizona last weekend. I wanted to share a couple pictures of my future hubby and I from our day!


 

The fashion...

My cute little bridal shower dress!

My dress is from goodwill what makes it even cheaper was my grandma bought it for me and another dress. This $5 dress is accented with a Michaels bridal belt on clearance for $1andsomechange. My fianc├ęs outfit is from target clearance rack... but to make it even sweeter I won a bet from my sister so she had to fork over the 6 dollars. His slacks are from a previous wedding we attended and the tie is a hand-me-down... p.s. his shirt was tucked in until the brothers made fun of him... younger siblings gotta love 'em.


Isn't he handsome!?
okay lazy eyes but delicious food!
Cornhole champion!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

and why dont we throw in " A NAUTICAL BABY SHOWER" while we're at it

 

So still a little jealous my sister just had a baby!  The best way to cope with the cuteness? Throw a "*b@da$$*-nautical-baby-shower...-Ships-Ahoy-it's-a-Boy-aka-welcoming-bash."

nautical baby shower
free? yup!


So here are some freebie printable... honestly though email me at journalforourjourney@gmail.com I have tons of leftovers that need a home (I'll hook you up! first come first served :) )





 

~25 pictures so scroll down find what you need right click to save and bam saved you hours! If you need something custom made with similar idea let me know! Here are some of the ideas we used Our Pinterest Board for Showers!


food signs
We did the around the room game approach since not everyone likes joining in... we did do a game that said welcome baby's name (find as many words as you can in welcome baby) and the candy bar game as well as the unscramble words game.

blank one for your own creation


huge hit with the little ones... we printed off color sheets and put fun games out... bring jenga it is great a building blocks too


bonus aka prize table raffle again went raffle crazy


goldfish cracker sign on our galley table


printed out a bunch of these and of course had pens and a clipboard!


the sign I put into the cotton ball counting jar


diaper raffle sign... couldn't resist putting a little mustache on it.


this is what I wrote for the onesie design center... I have more signs but they have his name on everything 


always do this! saves soooo much time!



well we kept going with the nautical theme... our galley was stocked by wonderful family and friends


entry table because we were in the midst of cold season :( and had our hand sanitizer out in full force


cotton ball counting game... buy a bunch of bags in different sizes... we gave away the jar full of cotton balls really cool jar and hey who doesn't need cotton balls? ours held 514


paper template for the wishes... we put two on a page and stretched them


my sister bought a gorgeous bottle for the notes we printed them on blue paper and had little rubber bands to help put them in there.



we did the 'poop' in the diaper game but with a twist no poop in it :)
this was in the diaper instead of poop they were happy


if you get these exact items it will make it easier on you ;)


holy prizes we came back with so many goodies... and totally scored the one I loved too! Everyone came back with a token


we went raffle crazy!!!!!! wipes and diapers to make it "fair" we let them grab one ticket for every $2 spent!


cute little rhymes around the room we put this by the guessing jar


we gave away homemade soaps and custom made pouches


for the sign in table... we had a little paddle so cute with the baby's name etched on it


Price is Right baby shower game




Diaper and wipe raffle wording... on the other side we wrote where mama was registered
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

These are things with Tre's name on it but you get the idea

onesie design center!


favor table from our shower to yours

cute little sign

we didn't actually use this but thought it was a great idea!

group game! 194 word combos

 




If you need something custom made with similar idea let me know email me now! more images of the actual shower to come :)


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Sunday, January 19, 2014

A follow for a follow





I have now successfully been planning my wedding for a year and a month!

 Now on to the details to make our wedding the one(well one of the ones) of 2014! I would love to grab inspiration from you! My vow to you... if you are a bride, wedding planner, groom, bridesmaid, other important role of a 2014 wedding... I will follow you if you first pin this image and follow me on one of my boards. Follow me on Pinterest!! 

 Great way to see the gals and gents that this is their YEAR too!

 
 
 
 
 

journal for our journeyMore on the chaos of wedding planning later but I do have a couple updates... one on to caterer number three? really I am bad luck and with six months to go? yuppers. Hired an awesome photographer and videographer my dreams are complete... kinda am footing the bill on the luxary item of videographer not in our in-laws budget or my budget based on the numbers they gave us so I don't care I will be one happy bride-y. Photobooth check check, I do not know if they are 2012ish or still cool I have never been to a wedding with one but guess what guests you will have one... mil's request gotta love that :)

Pinterest wedding fun

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Say yes to the dress

Saying yes to the dress...


Well no I wasn't on the show, no I was not in New York, offered champagne or other pink drinks. But I did go to a couple local shops and a davids bridal (for my grandma), and one trip up north to Eugene Oregon for further searching.












I have a pinterest board (Custom Dress Ideas) devoted to the idea that I am getting a custom made dress because I could not find a backless thin strapped mermaid poof fluff wedding dress anywhere.


 

The original idea...


backless thin strapped mermaid poof fluff wedding dress... did I say that already... with a lace overlay so that I could remove it for the reception. Oh dress of my dreams. But I however found that when I tried on a couple backless dresses and the simple mermaid style without the poof the classic country girl look. I was drawn to dresses that were tight and at the knees HUGE poof. I started describing it as sloooop (the sound when you suck in air) poof I literally used that as the description for my perfect gown. I may be insane. but gotta do it.

The first stop was to a local bridal store.


It was a gorgeous shop and I loved that they are only open for appointment only. My grandma and I went in and browsed the racks in my 3000 or less price range. I tired on a handful of gorgeous dresses.





The last one was my favorite from this shop so beautiful!
 

The next day we went to David's Bridal.

 I was quite impressed with their service at the beginning. I still find it strange that they offer dresses right off the rack. But I was so happy that they actually have decent dresses and more impressive I could afford every dress in the place!! They gave us a nice welcome bag... and my sister was in from the bay joined to help me choose a dress. I love the little heart they put on the door. It was a kinda frantic day there. I have only been to a david's bridal on frantic days apparently. I got myself in most dresses and they were really surprised not only did I come in my strapless bra but I was wearing spanks so I didn't need to dorn the dingy customer slip. I was like really people don't come prepare... so prepare yourself for dress shopping.
 
 
David's Bridal

dress shopping at david's bridal



vintage inspired david's bridal

looking at the picture this one is my favorite
 
 
Then... we went on a road trip
 
 
Driving north a bit we landed in Eugene, Oregon at Blush Bridal
 
Here was a quite classy environment. They had ample dressing rooms with a private area to show your loved ones your dress. We were granted to search the walls for gowns and helped us after I described the sloooop poof. They also offer a ladies night out with private access to the shop after hours! I wish I knew about that before hand that would've been so much fun!! I grabbed a couple and then saw their clearance rack and selected one that I knew would need alterations but had rouching. Not a fan of rouching unless it was done in the right way. (tip if you don't like rouching like I didn't try a could dresses on even if they have it, if you like the style. It is not as bad on usually)
 
I came in to find a dress I had tried and loved in Bozeman Montana.
 
Which I guess I did try on... there but that was the whole reason for our travels
 
 
Still looking for sloooop poof... and not country mermaid as seen in that photo.
 
I had my own personal attendant to help me dress. which reminded me of the care and sweetness experienced in Bozeman.
 
I tried on a couple beautiful dresses!
 




ITCHY dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Bride=center of attention moment

Then it became a battle of the dresses

These two bad boys!









 

 

 the left I wasn't a fan of the back rouching at all... the right I wasn't a fan of the daisy print lace and the tulle had bug in it indoors it would definitely catch something in Montana.

 
 I pondered and pondered. Tried them both back on. I was worried the shop would close on me without choosing one. The one on the left was the clearance dress. I found out the price on it and then was quite surprised how inexpensive it was. Our attendant helped so much letting me just sit and think. I tired to have my family choose for me... wouldn't that be easier.
 

 In the end I choose the silky Dupion & tulle Formosa Gown  Blue by Enzoani I love the removable modest neckline the sheer lace jacket provides. It will be a great addition to the sacredness of our ceremony at his nana's church.

 
 
 

 How was you experience dress buying or trying?

 

 
 
xooxox
 
Arie