weekend checks!!! (part 1)

My mom came to town for the weekend to help with several wedding related things, as well as shopping for her MOB dress. We ended up getting a LOT taken care of - so excited!!!

We started Friday at the florist. I loved the florist we met with - he understood exactly the look we're going for and, we're getting more than I thought we could for our budget. While I was looking through the flowers when we arrived, I nearly fell over when I saw they carry chartreuse roses! A few of these beauties will be in my bouquet, along with ivory roses, green hydrangea, green berries and white stephanotis with crystal centers - all hand tied with white ribbon. The girls will carry small hand tied bunches of ivory roses. FI will have a white stephanotis and green berry bout and the rest of the guys will wear green berries. We also decided to have a large, elevated arrangement on the place card table (one of the first things people will see when they walk into the venue), a large arrangement for the bar and pew bows with two small pew arrangements at the ends of the center aisle. CHECK!!!

Then, it was off to search for the perfect earrings. I had been looking all over online and just couldn't find something that I loved. A knottie on my local board (danigirl715) recommended a boutique a few towns over from me. It turned out to be just two blocks from the florist so, that was our next stop! As soon as I tried on these art deco beauties, I knew they were it! They sparkle like crazy in the light, are the right length and are comfortable. CHECK!!!
On Saturday, we went back to the bridal shop. I was having some second thoughts on my gown and needed to see it again, talk it over with my mom and reassure myself. In the end, I do know it's the one and that I chose it for a reason so - that's that. I had already decided to make a modification to the back by adding a sash in the same color/material as my dress so, we ordered that. CHECK!!! The back will look similar to this pic (photo is not my dress) but, it will be sewn into the side seams, rather than wrapped around the front. I'm still looking for a brooch to attach to the knot for some detail. Any suggestions?
While we were there, I found my shoes! Relief. Finding white comfortable flats has been near impossible. But, these are perfect and I couldn't believe how good they felt (walked around the store in them for about 15 minutes). CHECK!!!
If that wasn't enough, after trying on over 20 dresses, my mom found hers at Lord & Taylor. She looks absolutely beautiful and is thrilled with her choice...yay Mom! CHECK!!!

And, yes, there's more...I'll be posting pics of our DIY centerpiece trial tomorrow!


Meagan said...

Jen, I was just looking at brooches recently, but I think it was on my home computer. I will check it out and let you know!

Great job getting all of that done! That is certainly a BIG weekend

Alyssa said...

Try out ebay seller jewelry3721. I got a brooch there a few weeks ago. Big selection (though some are a bit funky) and really quick shipping.

nfaband said...

Oh Jen ... your flowers sound like heaven ... they'll be gorgeous. Love the addition you're making to the gown as well, I'm sure it'll be perfect.

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