Archives for February, 2008

Best Man

Posted on Feb 28, 2008 under My Wedding Party | Comments are off

Darrell’s son Christopher is the Best Man.  Here he is.

Best Man Christopher

Parents of the Bride and Groom

Posted on Feb 28, 2008 under My Wedding Party | 1 Comment

Here is a picture of Darrell’s mother.  Mother of the Groom.

Mother of the Groom

Here are my parents.  The parents of the Bride.

Parents of the Bride

Trying on Dresses

Posted on Feb 27, 2008 under My Wedding Dress | 1 Comment

Yes, this is me trying on wedding dresses.  But this is not the one I picked.  Guess you have to come to the wedding to see the one I picked out.  It is so beautiful!

Trying on a Wedding Dress

My Brother, One of My Groomsmen

Posted on Feb 27, 2008 under My Wedding Party | Comments are off

Here is my brother, one of our Groomsmen.

My Brother Randy

 

Picture of the Bridesmaids

Posted on Feb 27, 2008 under My Wedding Party | Comments are off

Well here is a pictures of my Maid of Honor, Jennifer (on the right), and Jessica, one of my Bridesmaids.

Jessica and Jennifer

Here is a picture of my other Bridesmaid, Monica.  I was a Bridesmaid at her wedding last Oct 6, 2007.

Monica and Me

 

My Engagement Ring

Posted on Feb 26, 2008 under Our Engagement and My Ring | 1 Comment

Here is a picture of my engagement ring.  I hope to  get a better one later, but wanted to get one on the blog now.

My Engagement Ring

Save the date Magnets

Posted on Feb 25, 2008 under Our Engagement and My Ring | Comments are off

Darrell and I worked on them yesterday and they are all ready to go. I am mailing them this morning, so everyone should receive them shortly!!

Thanks to my dad for printing the labels!!!!

Yep, another bridal show….

Posted on Feb 25, 2008 under Bridal Shows | Comments are off

This past Saturday Darrell, my parents and me went to another bridal show. This time it was at a golf club in Wood Dale. But it was so much better!!!!!! They had all the rooms decorated like a reception room, or a ceremony room, or a wedding shower room and so on. They also had booths set up in each room, where you could go to the tables you wanted to, instead of being forced to go to each one! The best part was they had food and desserts, so that you could try everything! My favorite thing was the chocolate fondue!! I really could have gone for one of those at my wedding or shower, it was sooooo good! My mom liked the champagne fountain (Jennifer that was for you!) We had a really good time at this show, and think that all of them should be like this. Oh, and in the ceremony room, there was this flutist group, and they were so pretty, my mom even asked them to play the song I want at my wedding, it was really nice!

Videographer

Posted on Feb 22, 2008 under Pix, Video & Music | Comments are off

One good thing might have come out of the bridal show. We talked to a really nice videographer company. The guys seemed very nice and they gave us a really good price, but we have to act on it in 30 days. So we need to hurry and decide if we are going to go with that company or not.

Bridal Shows

Posted on Feb 22, 2008 under Bridal Shows | Comments are off

So we went to a bridal show this past Sunday in Hoffman Estates. I was really looking forward to it. Boy was I wrong! It was horrible! They make you stand in this long line, and they have everything blocked off, so that you HAVE to go to each booth, even if you don’t need those specific services anymore! They all hound you and try to get you to sign up to ‘win’ prizes, then they end up calling you over and over telling you that you supposedly won. Never will I go to one of those again.

However, we are going to a bridal show tomorrow in Wood Dale. I think, and HOPE, that it will be better than the other one, hopefully!!!

Save the date Magnets

Posted on Feb 22, 2008 under Our Engagement and My Ring | Comments are off

They arrived by mail on Monday!!! I’m sooooo excited! I think they look great! For awhile I was worried they wouldn’t turn out but I really do like them!

My wedding guest list is finally finished, and my dad is in the process of printing out the labels, I should get those by this weekend and my goal is to have these magnets mailed out by next week!!

Bachelorette Party & Personal Shower

Posted on Feb 22, 2008 under Bridal Shower and Parties | Comments are off

The date has been set for this as well. It is going to be Saturday August 23. I’ve been trying to think where I would like to have this at. I’m not really a club kind of person, and as all of you should know I do not drink, so really how much fun could a bar be, right?! I was kind of thinking, it would be fun to have it at an indoor water park hotel! There is a new one that is opening up in Gurnee, IL on February 29th. There is also one being built in Sandwich, IL, but I have a feeling that one won’t be built by the time August comes around.

My mom has also been mentioning about possibly having a personal shower. It could possibly be held at my brother’s house in Bensenville, since he is probably moving soon. Otherwise, we could skip the personal shower, do the bachelorette party at an indoor water park hotel and have like a mini personal shower in the room, and my mom would provide a ‘fun shaped cake’ (we’ll just leave it at that!)

The Bridal Shower

Posted on Feb 22, 2008 under Bridal Shower and Parties | 1 Comment

Well the date has been set. It is going to be Sunday July 20. That will be 2 months until the wedding. Time is still TBD. We have been looking at some locations, I’ve priced the VFW in Warrenville and Warren Tavern also in Warrenville. Next Sunday, my parents, Darrell and me are going to go eat at Pal Joey’s in West Chicago, that just may end up being where the shower will be held….we’ll see……

The DJ

Posted on Feb 22, 2008 under Pix, Video & Music | Comments are off

I think we may have found our DJ! It’s actually a guy Darrell knows through work, and he is giving us a super awesome deal on the cost! We’re supposed to be getting a list of songs through the mail one of these days, but he also said that any song we want he could get, since we want a TON of country songs!

The reverend

Posted on Feb 20, 2008 under Minister | Comments are off

This is one subject that I didn’t think would be so hard and yet has been such a pain in my side! I have called tons of people to try to find someone to perform our ceremony. Honestly, the main problem has been the cost!!! These people want $400 or more! And for the majority of them, that is just for the ceremony itself, that doesn’t count the cost of the rehearsal as well as the cost of the initial meeting and any other meetings that need to be set up! I don’t know what anyone else thinks, but to me it is crazy! However, we may have found someone, we won’t know for another week or so, but when we do I’ll post it on here!