Sunday, January 20, 2008

Details, Details, Details

Well we are moving right along with the wedding plans and getting ready to merge our lives together. Although I do have to say it is quite interesting to try and do a bridal registery long distance. Definitely one of the more entertaining aspects of the whole long distance relationship things, trying to describe towels and bedding over the phone.

As far as the wedding plans go we have found a place for the reception, the temple is booked, we have a photographer, and a pattern for the wedding dress. So all those things are falling into place.

Now all Brad and I have to do is survive the next semester of school for me and get through FTO with the Logan Police Department for Brad. We are both doing the best we can to be positive about having to be apart but let me tell you it ain't easy. I have a new found respect for war brides, and military wives.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Engagement Photos

Here are some of our engagement pictures. I thought you all might like to see some of them. Brad gets the medal of honor for those pictures, he was very sick that day, later running a temperature of 102. The wedding is coming together nicely and we are starting to pull our lives together etc.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

It's Official

Well it is officially official. Brad and I will be getting married in the Logan Utah Temple on Thursday May 29. Just thought you would all like to know I spoke with the office there at the temple and we have a reservation. I can't begin to tell you all how excited I am. I got so lucky when I met Brad he is the best guy I have ever known, he treats me so well. Everyone just keep us in your prayers as we try to finish out these next few months leading up to the wedding. Thanks for all the encouragement and support that we have received from all of you.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

What is so difficult about sleeves

Brad and I have ventured in the wild and wonderful world of formal wear. Which for him is fairly simple. Black 4 button tuxedo (tres chic) with a white vest and necktie (tres handsome and classy). I however am having a devil of a time. You would think that with all of the wedding dress designers out there I would find something that really really like. That however is not turning out to be the case. Here are the problems I am running into.

  1. I don't want a train and evidently that is blasphemous in the wedding dress world.
  2. I want actual elbow length sleeves this too seems to be too difficult. (If one more sales lady says we can do any of these dresses with an elbow length sleeve, I might scream. Don't they understand that I would like to see how the dress looks with the longer sleeve before I buy it)
  3. I have a larger bust and all dress designers assume that if you are that size on top you must be big everywhere else. So the dresses are either so tight in the chest i can't breathe or they are big as tents but now I can breathe.
  4. What is with the cap sleeve, don't they understand that is the fattest part of most girls arms and all the cap sleeve does is draw attention to it.

Okay, I am done ranting now, just got a little frustrated there for a minute. I have found an absolutely beautiful pattern that my mother will be making my dress from. And i also managed to find out that you can order really nice high quality bridal fabrics from JoAnns they don't carry them in the store but they can be ordered.

On the plus side, we have chosen a date so put Thursday, May 29, 2008 on your calendars because we will be getting hitched. And we are narrowing in on a location for the reception so that is helpful as well. If anyone has any suggestions, hints, or tips I would love to hear about them.