@MrsGibby2Bee: Lucky you to be able to switch after layaway. I had picked up my previous purchase from another bridal salon 3 whole days before I got my beloved swan gown. I was hating being a bride that would have to unload a previous purchase, but I just HAD to have this gown. She was the one that made my heart skip a beat! I actually think it was meant to be..because my first purchase came in 6 weeks before it was even suposed to. Which gave me time to stare at it and realize how much it was not the one for me. (which, trust me, I had already been doing while I was waiting for it to come in. Seeing all these gorgeous gowns on the bee made me admit to myself that I wanted something more princess-y. If it came in when it was supposed to, then maybe I wouldnt have had enuff time to get what I truly wanted, or the one at Davids not even be there or available.) And then to get to Davids Bridal to try my dream gown, and not only was it on sale from 1150 to 850..they actually had one in stock in my size that had JUST gotten to the store! She never graced any one elsed butt BUT mine lol. See, it was fate! 🙂
Yes Colorado is cold, but its such a BEE-U-TEE-FUL place to live. This last winter was actually very mild and we didnt hardly get any snow at all. The summers are not unbearable by any means. Fiance and I moved here from Baltimore, and trust me, the summers there are HELL. Humidity is not a friend!!! Octobers here are gorgeous and perfect temp for outside weddings. We are also very well known for having 300+ days of sunshine a year, even more than Florida.
As for my koi.. yep it has some meaning for me. In Japanese legend, a koi fish will swim against the tide to represent any struggle or life issues that its contending with. If the koi is swimming with the tide (which of course is easier) it represents that it has overcome lifes struggles and personal tradgedies, and is living an easy life. In my own life I have overcome very toxic relationships, being physically and mentally abused, Ive had lived with someone who killed them selves, Ive had a rough childhood growing up, and a host of other things Ive gone thru. Hence my koi. My life is soo amazing and so different now, that I am surprised sometimes that I did FINALLY find my dream guy, that I am so lucky to have someone love me the way that he does, and for once in my life, a non toxic very healthy and happy relationship.
Girlfriend, ALL those hairstyles are sexy yet romantic and will look super amazing on your big day! I dont much care for the birdcage veils, and I actually started with a feather/flower fascinator. But I changed my mind on the flower and got the hair pins instead. Did you get yours already? Im actually selling mine, its on the bee here somewhere, but Ill show u a pic of how bad ass it is!
As for my alterations, I am definately having it taken in at the waist. I have large boobs, and a small waist, so I had to get a size 10 to cover the girls, but everywhere else I would otherwise wear a size 6 gown. The pickups is what they do to hem it. You cant cut the bottom off, because of the material it is. So they pull it up to the length u need and stitch it. Does that make sense?
We arent really doing a theme, other than rustic and romantic. Our colors are hunter green, white and black. Our venue is a rustic little woodsy cabin looking place with beam ceilings, log timber walls and wood floors, so thats about all that makes it rustic. We scored a great deal with finding this venue, as not only do they include the venue space, but also the catering, the dj, all the linens, dishes, flatware, centerpieces, garden gazebo for the ceremony, all tables and chairs..even the bartender and wait staff. And we get the joint for 9 hours! The only thing not included was the cake, the flowers, the preacher and the photographer. And of course those four things are already booked and done. The venue will even put up any of the decorations we want, at no charge, if we bring them when we do the rehearsal. I will have them decorate the gazebo with some garland and organza bows, and put bows on the aisle chairs. (The florist will put petals in the aisle for me) As for the inside, I have some favors and some table “bling” to scatter around their centerpieces (which really are pretty nice for being included) and some various sizes of lighted paper lanterns to hang from the ceiling. I am bringing some other stuff like our own framed photos from home to go on our guest table, and I have some bronze B & T initials to go on our head table with our flutes and such. Ive made my own cardbox, made all the invitations (that are ready to go and will get mailed this week) and made all the lables and bows to go on our bubble bottles. I didnt do save the dates, and nope i will never get the whole STD thing! That just sounds funky ass weird to me! Ahahahahaah!
If my wedding shoes arent here tomorrow (UPS) then I will have to reschedule my fitting appointment Tuesday. I absolutely have to have the shoes I am wearing, so in worse case, Ill reschedule for next available. I have to ask, what are ya wearingunder your swan dress? Im not wearing anything but panties. No bra is needed for sure, and I dont want any more pouf to the bottom, so I dont need a slip. I also friggen HATE hose of any kind..so I wont be wearing that nastiness either. Ive decided to start tanning august 1st for just one month, so once I stop sept 1st, whatever tan I have will start to mellow down on its own and be perfect by the time the wedding gets here. Im not going for some deep dark carribean tan mon, just a little bit of sun-kiss-ed-ness lol
I just realized I sat here and typed out a book, so I will stop! Hope you are having a great sunday, catch ya again soon!