(Closed) October Brides: Wedding Survery

posted 10 years ago in October 2011
Post # 77
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1st

Engagement Length: 13 months

Colors: Slate/Charcol Gray & Yellow & Green

Theme: I dont think we have one πŸ™‚

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH 3 Bridesmaids, 1 Best Man, 3 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Church- 3pm

Reception (where, time): Country Club- 5:30pm

Dress Style: Halter A-Line, kind of lacey but not too elaborate

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): up but not sure!! Makeup(pro) – Kim Frost

Honeymoon Location: Napa Valley

Flowers: Hydragenas, roses, flocks …

First Dance Song:  George Straight – I cross my Heart

Centerpieces: Glass Cubes with Hydragenas

Food/Menu: Filet, Salmon, or Chicken

Cake Flavor:  Alternating White and Chocolate with White Buttercream outside

Favours: Donation

DJ/Band/Ipod:  Band!

Shower (when/what): June and August – one for each side of my huge family πŸ™‚

Post # 78
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22

Engagement Length: 8 Months

Colors: royal blue, sunflower yellow (and black)

Theme: wedding?

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 4-Bmaids, 1-BM, 4-GM’s

Ceremony (where, time): beautiful country church, 1:30 pm

Reception (where, time): big hotel ballroom, 5 pm cocktails/hordurves, 6 pm dinner

Dress Style: ummm…it’s pretty. and white. and it has a train. and there’s some beadwork on it. (I think.) I’m not really good with clothes…

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair: half-up, probably done by a friend. Makeup: myself or a friend. Very natural.

Honeymoon Location: unsure yet. Possibly a cabin in the woods.

Flowers: small sunflowers

First Dance Song: Undecided. 

Centerpieces: Alternating floral and non-floral. Floral: sunflowers. Non-floral: candle in a hurricane glass on a mirror (with petals?)

Food/Menu: choice of:

Top Sirloin with Port Demi-Glaze

 Chicken Breast with Lemon Cream Sauce and Capers

Salmon Fillets with Fragrant Herbs and Lemon

Ricotta Stuffed Shells Marinara Florentine

Cake Flavour: not sure. (whatever it is, I’m not going to make a big deal out of it. Probably chocolate and vanilla.)

Favours: none or a photobooth

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ- a friend who has done lots of my friends’ weddings 

Shower (when/what): August 22 with FI’s family, probably September 11 or 25 with my friends/family

Bachelorette (when/what): a week or two before the wedding (mid October), happy hour with the girls, then dinner, then maybe more drinks or fancy dessert downtown.

Post # 79
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22

Engagement Length: 15 months

Colors: Burnt orange, champagne and ivory

Theme: classic with a touch of vintage

Wedding Party(#s): 2-MOH, 4-Bmaids, 1-BM, 5-GM’s

Ceremony (where, time): Christian Cathedral at 4pm

Reception (where, time): Restaurant ballroom @ 6:30pm

Dress Style: Satin with corsette top (rouching) and princess bottom with chapel train

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): updo with curls (volume please!), bling-comb to the side, bangs side-swept Makeup (pro): I am crossing my fingers for airbrushed and romantic with dramatic eyes

Honeymoon Location: Aruba!

Flowers: Ivory, blush, champagne and white roses with hydrangea

First Dance Song: Undecided but leaning towards DMB’s You and Me

Centerpieces: burnt orange hurricane vases ~ 1 foot tall (think inverted bell) and the vase part itself is all bits of stained glass.

Food/Menu: Choice of entree: Chicken parmesan or Prime Rib

Cake Flavour: Undecided… still on our to-do!

Favours: chocolate truffles and we are also donating to charity

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ!

Shower (when/what): August 20! At a restaurant. I know no details, but I am so excited! And in case anyone cares, I am wearing a white, pink and green dress.

Bachelorette (when/what): Same day as my shower – we will go out in downtown Saratoga, NY for drinks and dancing πŸ™‚

Post # 80
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22

 

Engagement Length: 3 yrs

 

Colors: Deep Plum, Bronze, Burnt Orange and a touch of deep red

 

Theme: Semi-vintage 

 

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaids, 1 Flower girl

 

Ceremony (where, time): Lutheran Church, Chicago,IL

 

Reception (where, time): Hotel,  6 PM

 

Dress Style: V-neck lace

 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair: Low loose bun, Makeup: air-brush Pro: yes!!

 

Honeymoon Location: Aruba (we wanted Costa Rica but theres to much planning involved and in Aruba theres hotels right on the beach) 

 

Flowers: Silk (saving $$$)

 

Food/Menu: Chicken Limone

 

Cake Flavour: half & half rasberry

 

Favours: undecided (maple syrup or olive oil)

 

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

 

Shower (when/what): September @ country club

 

Bachelorette (when/what): Downtown Chicago… limo and pregaming @ my house. Undecided on where were going at this point! Any ideas?

Post # 81
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22

 

Engagement Length: 3 yrs

 

Colors: Deep Plum, Bronze, Burnt Orange and a touch of deep red

 

Theme: Semi-vintage 

 

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaids, 1 Flower girl

 

Ceremony (where, time): Lutheran Church, Chicago,IL

 

Reception (where, time): Hotel,  6 PM

 

Dress Style: V-neck lace

 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair: Low loose bun, Makeup: air-brush Pro: yes!!

 

Honeymoon Location: Aruba (we wanted Costa Rica but theres to much planning involved and in Aruba theres hotels right on the beach) 

 

Flowers: Silk (saving $$$)

 

Food/Menu: Chicken Limone

 

Cake Flavour: half & half rasberry

 

Favours: undecided (maple syrup or olive oil)

 

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

 

Shower (when/what): September @ country club

 

Bachelorette (when/what): Downtown Chicago… limo and pregaming @ my house. Undecided on where were going at this point! Any ideas?

Post # 82
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1st

Engagement Length: 2 months

Colors: Burnt Orange, Rust Red, Hints of Chocolate

Theme:Fall

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 2-Bmaids, 1-BM, 2-GM

Ceremony (where, time): Outdoors 5:30PM

Reception (where, time): Annex Building 6Pm

Dress Style: Champaigne color lacedeep V and a petal sleeve!

 Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): pinned up-do. Makeup: Myself

Honeymoon Location: no idea.

Flowers: The only flowers for the whole day will be our bouquets.The girls will have rust red, orange, and burnt orange color flowers! mine will have rust red, orange, burnt orange, champange color flowers, cat-tails, and honey comb!

First Dance Song: Havent decided yet

Centerpieces: mason jars with leaves inside and a candle, leaves on the table maybe pine cones

Food/Menu: Chicken, Mash potatos, Chips and Salsa, Veg., Cheese and Cracker, and much much more!

Cake Flavour: Marble cake (yellow and chocolate)

Favours: Bird seed feeders shaped into a heart on a silk ribbon!

DJ/Band/Ipod:  DJ

Shower (when/what): Bridal shower End of aug. Champagne color them

Bachelorrete (when/what): MOH is doing….dont know when….dont know what….just know she is having confetti cake and blue bombers….which are my favorite!

Post # 83
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mrs.jameson: Can’t wait to see your pics! It’s a wonderful way to honor your grandma. The brooch on my bouquet and possibly the one in my hair are from my great-aunt who’s passed and I plan to carry a handkerchief also from my mamaw who passed away when I was young and would have loved to be at my wedding. Get teary just thinking about it!

Post # 84
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22

Engagement Length: 15 months

Colors: Peacock Blue with a Willow Green, some purple and gold for highlights

Theme: Peacock

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 BM’s

Ceremony (where, time): Catholic Church 1pm

Reception (where, time)Hall in the country by the river. Very pretty scenery, following pictures ~5pm

Dress Style: Satin, A-Line, Sleeveless dress by Maggie Sottero. “Montana”

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): I have a friend who is a professional hair and makeup artist so she will do all my girls hair

Honeymoon Location: Europe πŸ™‚

Flowers: A mix of blue and green orchids with peacock feathers and baby’s breath

First Dance Song: Not set in stone but leaning towards “You are the love of my life” by Jim Brickman

Centerpieces: A shallow bowl holding greenery and a larger vase which will hold water and some submerged blue orchids for color as well as some peacock feathers.

Food/Menu: Buffet with the main courses of Roast Beef and/or Mushroom Chicken

Cake Flavour: Square 3 tiered cake. Two tiers are butter almond flavor. Middle tier is chocolate mocha flavor. So delicious!

Favours: Personalized M&M’s with our pictures on them and in our wedding colors.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Not sure on the details yet. My bridesmaid is planning this.

Bachelorette (when/what): All I know is it is late September and my Maid/Matron of Honor is planning it. I am not allowed to know any details. It’s a surprise

Post # 85
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just noticed I am seeing too many “22’s” My date is supposed to be the 15th. Sorry bees.

Post # 86
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Wannabee

Wedding Date: October 1st

Engagement Length: 22 months

Colors: Jewel tones. BM’s dresses are Amethyst (dark purple), MOB is wearing Sapphire (Blue), accents of Emerald and Ruby. Everyone is wearing Silver shoes and jewelry.

Theme: Glitz and Picz..( jewels (( the colors and candles)), pictures ((photo booth)) 

Wedding Party(#s): 4 BM’s & 4 GM’s

Ceremony (where, time): New England style Church 4pm

Reception (where, time): Ballroom, cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30. Reception at 7

Dress Style: A line Lace gown, strapless, scalloped trim near bust and on bottom, long train. Mantilla lace veil. Crystal broach with a ribbon type belt. 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): lots of texture half up half down, curled on the bottom. My natural hair is about three inches past my bra strap, but im putting clip in extensions to make it fuller. Makeup (pro): Ive got blue eyes so lots of browns, purples, and blacks. 

Honeymoon Location: TBD. Mini moon in Maine and hopefully in the spring we want to go on a Mediterranean Cruise. Were paying for the wedding ourselves so were not sure if we can afford it. 

Flowers: purples, reds, oranges, pinks. FI’s uncle is a florist so its our wedding gift. He knows the colors i want and im letting him go to town. He is very talented and i totally trust him. I want a few different flowers/colors in my bouquet and each of my BM’s to carry one color/flower each different.

First Dance Song: She’s everything- Brad Paisley 

Centerpieces: Candles and flowers. Tall and short, alternating

Food/Menu: FAMILY STYLE: Fiance is Portugese so its all portugese dishes. Kale soup. salad. Seafood medley (Lobster, scallops, steamers, clams, calamari, shrimp. In a wine sauce) And a chicken dish. Red bliss pot., asparagus, veggie rice mix. …NOM NOM NOM πŸ™‚

Cake Flavour: TBD

Favours: Flip Flops for the girls, mini picture frames (also the seating cards) and we are having a Photo booth so they can take a copy home with them. 

DJ/Band/Ipod: Band…SOO0O0O00 flipping excited!!:)

Shower (when/what): NO IDEA and its KILLING ME!!! 

Bachelorrete (when/what): No clue! The only rule for shower and bachelorette is they have to let me know the night before that its the next day.

Post # 87
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TeamMcGowan:        If you happen to want a new dress let me know I have a white gorgeous dress by alexia designs with hunter green sash and beading…can send pics upon request. size 20….. [email protected]   brand new!!

Post # 88
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 8th

Engagement Length: 30 months. wow, that was a long time :

Colors: Teal, Chocolate brown, and White

Theme: No theme really, but we naturally gravitate toward “modern” decor

Wedding Party(#s): 8 Bridesmaid or Best Man and 8 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Park at 3 pm

Reception (where, time): Art Gallery at 6 pm

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero Venecia – having my fitting done in 2 weeks!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair and make up done by a pro – 2nd trial is tomorrow

Honeymoon Location: Hawaii

Flowers: I’m having a glamelia bouquet, and the bridesmaids are going to have white peony bouquets

First Dance Song: Something Special by Usher..we’re both dancers so our first dance is really important to us

Centerpieces: Wood boxes as vases, with orchids

Food/Menu: Buffet, roast beef and salmon

Cake Flavor:  Chocolate and Banana

Favours: T-shirts

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Aug 27th at my parents’ house

Bachelorrete (when/what): We’re doing a bachelor/bachelorette weekend in Vegas! Friday night is girls and guys separated and Saturday is joint! Thrown by one of my best friends (wasn’t a Bridesmaid or Best Man because she is teaching abroad and is hard to reach but will be part of our wedding ceremony) and his brother (best man).

Post # 89
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Blushing bee

Wedding Date: October 7th

Engagement Length: 14 months

Colors: Royal Blue/ Pewter/ Damask

Theme: Cocktail Party

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 3-Bmaids, 1-BM, 3-GM’s, 2-Ushers & 1-FG

Ceremony (where, time): Friday Muscicale 7:00p (Historic Mansion)

Reception (where, time): Same Place..immediately after

Dress Style: silk two piece. corset top with swaworski crystals, beautiful picks ups in the skirt (train)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): deep wave updo..

Honeymoon Location: Jamaica

Flowers: White Football Mums/Blue Orchids

First Dance Song: “spend my life” Tamia and Eric Benet

Centerpieces: non-floral.  Non-floral: wrought iron with tear drop glass vases filled with pewter chipped sand and a candle. On a beveled mirror tile surrounded by votives

Food/Menu: Heavy Hors d’oeuvres (total of 10 to offer, plus fresh fruit, cheeses, veggies, and crackers)

Cake Flavour: cupcakes Red Velvet

Favours: fortune cookies, labeled bottled water, and candy bar (figured edibles are the best way to go)

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): September 11..apparently its a suprise theme. No one will tell me.

Bachelorrete (when/what): September 3rd. Another secret. I have no idea.

Post # 90
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 8th

Engagement Length: 3 Months

Colors: Navy, Cranberry & Silver

Theme: Military 

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 3-Bmaids, 2-BM, 2-GM’s

Ceremony (where, time): Chapel @ 5pm

Reception (where, time): Loft @ 6pm

Dress Style: Satin mermaid style

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (probably pro): Not sure yet, probably down with a little bit pulled back. I also have a veil. Makeup (DIY) – not worried about it. I don’t usually wear any

Honeymoon Location: Orlando (He proposed at Disneyland so we’re honeymooning at Disney World! πŸ™‚

Flowers: Honestly, I have no idea. Right now I’m thinking baby’s breath bouquets

First Dance Song: All My Life 

Centerpieces: Big glass bowls filled with water, cranberries & floating candles, with a few tea lights around it on navy tablecloths

Food/Menu: BBQ (as in pulled pork, not burgers & hot dogs), sweet tea & a lemonade bar

Cake Flavour: I don’t know. He loves Red Velvet so that will probably make an appearance!

Favours: No favors

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod

Shower (when/what): Not sure yet but I know my girls are working on it!

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not sure.

Post # 91
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: 10-1-11

Engagement Length: 16 months

Colors:Copper, Ivory, Moss Green, Chocolate Brown

Theme: Vintage/Steampunk/Romance

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Co-MOH’s 3 BMs, 4 groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): The church my fils were married in and where we go now.

Reception (where, time): An old train station warehouse with exposed brick walls, giant doors that open into windows, wood beams above, and lit up antique photos of the Dayton area.

Dress Style: Dark ivory, lace, small train, sweetheart neckline.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): My every-day stylist is curling it and pinning it back with some pretty pins. Make-up, retro glam.

Honeymoon Location: Few days in New Orleans then cruise to Mexico

Flowers: We have a fab florist, Jeff Martin, Dayton, OH. He will be using our vintage glass collection (given to me by step gma) and possibly a few carved white pumpkins.

First Dance Song: Come What May from Moulin Rouge soundtrack

Centerpieces: Gorgeous flowers in vintage glass, mason jars with votives, atop lace table runners.

Food/Menu: Sirloin and chicken with green beans, au gratin potatos and a wonderful salad. AND an open bar πŸ˜‰

Cake Flavour: 1-choc with pb filling 2-white with caramel filling 3-red velvet with cream cheese buttercream filling 4-lemon with strawberry filling

Favours: Popcorn bar and a cd with some classic love songs

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ with full club lighting package

Shower (when/what): Fancy dress up shower lol with chocolate fountain.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Combined with 2 best friends who are getting married in Aug and Sept. We’re gonna ride a mechanical bull and try to not pay for any drinks πŸ˜‰

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