Tuesday, August 3, 2010

DIY Centerpiece Ideas

So I have been playing around with DIY centerpieces for a while and I think I know what I'm going to do...here's what I've come up with so far. World Market sells these lanterns that are nice and big- you can fit three candles inside and they are so cute! Here's what I was thinking of:

I was thinking of placing a few grey river rocks around the lantern with either tulips in a vase like above or a few more candles. I grabbed the rocks from a place down the road to try out the idea of placing rocks around the lantern, here's how it turned out:
I like it- of course I'd replace those rocks with smooth ones like these:
I think it will turn out well. :)
Forever Dreaming,

Monday, August 2, 2010

Venue Search Continues: Morgan Creek Golf Club

I went to the Morgan Creek Golf Club today. And I think I may have found the venue! I took some pictures so you guys can see and so I can show my FH later tonight. But I am so excited. I loved Trinity, the sales rep, and the venue. Here's some pictures:
This is the ceremony site. Notice the pond in the background...it has duckies. :)
This is the inside of the reception area. Those gorgeous drapes and chandeliers are there permanently so you save on the decorations. You get to chose from a bunch of colors for the linens with no extra charge and the carpet design isn't that bad either.
A close up of the chandelier. I love it!

So now all I have left to do to finalize this venue, is get my FH there to see it. He's been busy with work and biking up in Tahoe so hopefully later this week I can lure him away. :) Oh and next Tuesday we get to go and try some of the food. Yum!

Forever Dreaming,

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm so excited!

Saturday night I had dinner with my wonderful sister-in-law to be and her hubby. The best part? She agreed to be my matron on honor! I'm so very happy. Her husband and her both know a ton about planning a wedding, they just got married three years ago themselves, and her hubby is now a wedding DJ so they know about most of the places we're looking at. I love getting all this first hand info! Her hubby recommended one venue that we had already looked at, The Ridge, in Auburn. He said that Ruby, the wedding coordinator there, is just the greatest.

He also recommended the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville. I'll be headed out there this week to check it out.

I feel so much less stressed now that I have my wonderful, talented sister-in-law as my Matron of Honor! We share similar taste and I know she'll take care of me. It was so great to see how excited she was too!

Now I'm excited to start planning!
Forever Dreaming,

Friday, July 23, 2010

For the Boys

I've been thinking about what I can do for our groomsmen and today, I discovered the term geekery. Aparently its this whole section of fashion based on geeky things- I LOVE it! In terms of cuff links, I found these adorable sets in Etsy and now I think I might just be obsessed! :)

I might just have to get these to see the look on my fiance's face when he opens the box. Hehe. Be sure to click on the pics to be sent to the page where you can actually buy them. Have fun searching!

Forever Dreaming,

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blogger Love

I am in love with this bride's wedding! In fact, I think I may steal some ideas from her. :)  Here's some photos from her wedding:

Oh I just love it! See all of Bride On Purpose's wedding here.
Happy Thursday Everyone!
Forever Dreaming,

Monday, July 19, 2010

I've got more than one!

If any of you are interested in following me around, I started a second blog for myself. I will continue planning my wedding but will also be posting new recipes and things I like to bake.  Should be lots of fun, so be sure to check it out!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Wedding trends to dream about...

There have been a few trends that seem to keep popping up as I look in bridal magazines or on bridal websites that I just love! So of course I had to share them with all of you. :) P.S. I got all the photos from the Knot.

1. I love the idea of honoring all the married or even engaged couples in a unique way at your wedding. I love how this wedding made the pictures into a gorgeous backdrop.

2. I love new and unique h'orderve ideas. Not a fan of the classics? Rock some new ideas by serving up you and your fiance's favorite snacks!

3. I also love personalized cakes. You've got personality (and so does your fiance) why not show it off? :)

4. I also love the idea of having a top your own cupcake bar as a desert table. And who doesn't like this little sign? lol

So there are my top four. I will probably try to do something like #1 in our wedding. What are some of your favorite trends right now? Feel free to send me a message or post up a comment.

Forever Dreaming,