Sunday, January 9, 2011

What we have so far....

Facts about The Arendes/Drew Wedding

Date: September 3, 2011 - Yes, we changed it!

Colors: Robin Egg Blue & Gold [Shiny] & a small dash of watermelon pink will be here and there!
Brown is not considered a color on this day, because all shades of brown will be around!

Bridal Party - Within a week of engagement, I made Bridesmaid cards for all NINE of my special
ladies. Yes, Nine! I hand made each one differently, asking to be apart of our day. On the back,
I told each girl why I chose her.

My Maids will be introduced late this week!

Our Venue: The Belle House
Front View

 Back View

Now for a few pictures I took of the inside [which aren't the best]
however, inside is what melted my heart with one step in the door!

The doorway to the left goes to the ladies room & the bridal room, where me & my maids will
get ready!

This is the right side of the dining area :
The Windows closest to you on the right, is where our band will set up
[IF we find the "right" band that plays everything]

This is the left side of the dining area. Those double doors is the kitchen,
Our Caterer will set up over there.

Upstairs is just a medium-large room.
Nothing will be up there, unless we don't have a band & decide on a DJ.
He will  be up there.

upstairs looking down on the dining room.

Ideas/Decor: Never in a million dreams I've had, did I ever think I'd pull the rustic look
into my reception. Aaron is more rustic than I am. I've always LOVED that look, but never thought it was me. Well, this wedding isn't just about me. It's about my soon to be hubby too. I'm actually very excited about making it both him & myself. I wouldn't call myself a country girl... however, I am from the south and I do live in the country. I have many ideas that are not set in stone. But certainly have my heart set on.
Here are some;

Whatever we decide to do, because as of now, I have
a Hugh variety of clippings in my organizer...
The reception will be elegant & classy.. with a splash of rustic here and there!

 Wedding Cake:
Okay so... call me insane [my mother does] But, I'm not a hugh cake fan. Matter of fact, I don't think I've ever eaten a piece of cakeat any wedding I have attended, which is a lot. I don't have much going on in my mind for the brides cake.  However, I'm very excited & have been about Aaron's cake. For about 1.5 years, I've had this vision and told him about it 1.5 years ago. We are in the process of making it happen now. I can't share until the big day! Yay! Hopefully it works out!

Next Saturday, we are going with my parents to listen to a band. We are southern folks. So, we like to dance and we like great entertainment! I'm a dance floor queen, & Aaron usually gets there after a few drinks. However, we know we won't be on the dance floor too much, but we definitely think it is important for our guests to have a great time. Hopefully, we can get a band that plays anything from 50's, 70's, 80's, 90's, Country, Pop, Rock, and all the great songs in between. If we can not. I'm alright with a Dj.

Wedding Dress:
I don't have my heart set on anything. When I was in high school, my Mom taught me not to set your heart on a certain dress, outfit, or hair style [updo], because you may or may not be able to get that. So, I'm up for anything. Something that looks good on you, may not look the same on me.
I'm short waisted. I have boobs & hips... not a very long waist. So I'd like to find something that makes me appear longer. However, my fiance' isn't a big/tall guy [i love you honey]...
 I do not want to appear bigger than him either!
This Saturday is my first appointment! I can NOT wait. I've never put on a solid white dress, because I've waited for this day... It can't come fast enough!
I want to try on every type of dress, however here are some likes:

Website: Yes, it has been made, however it's not ready to be seen! Maybe a few more days!

That too, is in the working!
It was a tie between Jamaica or St. Lucia!
We've been to Jamaica and our chances are high to go there again in our life time.
At least, more than we would go to ST. Lucia...
So... St. Lucia it is!

Our Travel Agent got all the information for us!
We are in love with this place. Grande St. Lucian Sandals Resort is where
we will be for a full week. From Sunday to Sunday!
We are So, verrrry excited for this trip!


Rebekah said...

Everything sounds wonderful! You're going to have so much fun trying on dresses! I tried on a few different styles, because like you said, you just don't want to limit yourself. So fun!

J and A said...

Wow good for you! That venue is SO beautiful! Love it!
Have fun with dresses, it is so fun.

Marian said...

Everything looks and sounds beautiful!

Ali said...

I LOVE everything too. So happy for you!!

Marcy XOXO said...

I am so excited for you! Maybe I will do one of these posts to give people a little bit more insight on my wedding! I dunno why but I am so bad about my wedding posts... they are always dumb and what I want to say never comes out right ;) You are ON IT girl!!! I just love your whole idea and I cannot wait to see it come to life for you!!!!

Emily said...

Sounds like you have it all figured out! The location looks beautiful!

I've awarded you a blog award over at my blog if you'd like to stop by and pick it up!

Kristin said...

so jealous!! i hope to go there one day!!

Amber said...

Oh I am so excited for you! Everything looks so beautiful and I feel so lucky to be a follower of yours. I get to see it all happen and come together for you! :) Can't WAIT!!!

Jessica and Stephan said...

Just found your blog, and am a new follower!! Congratulations on your engagement!

♥Cait said...

Wowwww Jess, you are on the ball! I LOVE, love, love everything you have chosen so far. The colors are going to be stunning! Ohh, and The Belle House, GORGEOUS! Even prettier than the pictures that I had seen months ago! It's perfect!

Good luck trying on dresses this weekend! I hope the band works out for ya as well :)

You are going to be a b.e.a.utiful bride! ♥

MishMish said...

Everything looks great!! And I love the colors that you've chosen and the "splash" of watermelon pink will be a very nice touch!

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