Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bridal Party - DIY Gift Bags

So today I threw a little bridal party for my friend KiKi (nickname) who was married exactly one month ago. (Happy One Month!) It was so fun but I wanted to share just how easy (and inexpensive) it is to make your own little gift bag!

What you need:
(1) Brown paper bags (12 for somewhere around $5)
(2) Various stamps and ribbons from Target's one dollar bins.

Then you just stamp in which ever color and which ever design you like, punch two holes on the top of the bag and tie some ribbon through, stuff with tissue paper and gifts and Ta-Daa! You're done!
How cute, the girls loved them. I baked some cupcakes, put out some snacks, and we were ready!

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!
Forever Dreaming,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Announcing: Bride$hare and free DIY Templates!

So one amazing blogger , The Broke-Ass Bride, click here to view the blog, has just started another site called Bride$hare. It is such a great idea! Click the image below to visit the site.

Once you create your account, you have access to other brides who can share tips, rate anything from venues to flower types, and offer suggestions or recommendations. Also you can search classifieds to find something to buy or share for your own wedding or sell your own stuff! This site is great, brand new, and everyone should go check it out!

In other news, I am grazing possible venues for something that will fit in my budget. Talk about tiring. :)

Also check out what iDIY has today!
CSA Images has a fantastic Free File Collection which contains the above images and more for those of you looking for something for their invites or table decor. You do need to create an account to get the images but its free, so have fun! I think some of the images actually do cost money - but iDIY has never led me astray before! Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Forever Dreaming,

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Inspiration Board #2: Pride and Prejudice

With such a romantic story, the idea of this wedding is filled with soft textures and romantic hues. Lots of candles and delicate lines. Soft hair styles and classic yet gorgeous dresses.

I found the bridesmaid dresses here and the bridal gown here. The bottom blue bouquet came from Martha Stewart Weddings and the remaining images came from the Knot.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Did he or Didn't he?

Ugh. So for those of you who don't know as of yet, I am not officially engaged. Meaning that while we do know that we are getting married - he has yet to say those 4 magical words: "Will you marry me?". For the last month or so we have been playfully hopping around the subject where he jokes that we already are (which to me we're not) or that he's asking me right then (which he has yet to do). Last night another playful joking occurred.

I was sharing that rumors or our engagement were once again being spread throughout our home town (they have been since we started dating 4 years ago) and he stated that it was fine since we already were. The conversation went like this:

Me: No we aren't, you haven't asked me."
JN: So then what's your answer?
Me: To what?
JN: The question.
Me: What question?
JN: The question.
Me: You haven't asked me yet. But when you do the answer will be yes.

He starts tickling me (he thinks its hilarious how ticklish I am) and we drop the conversation. Then a few minutes later...

JN: So how does it feel being engaged?
Me: I wouldn't know since you still haven't asked me.
JN: Ok so what's your answer?
Me: Ugh! That doesn't count!

And so on and so on. What a booger, such a tease! He's so adorable and infuriating at the same time and I know he loves being that way. Hehe he makes me laugh but O dislike being stuck in this wedding limbo. Not knowing whether I should start seriously planning or continue just browsing through ideas and finding things I love. So I decided to start-halfway. Which is basically what I've been doing. But now I have brief periods of excitedness, which usually happen late at night which leads to my not sleeping well. Ha! I can't wait to be engaged!

Anyways, here's a problem that has been plaguing me. I can't figure out what song our first dance will be to. I really want our wedding to be full of meaning and I am having trouble coming up with a song that is just perfect. I know he would love it if it could be a classic rock song, so I'm looking through there but if any of you have any hints that would be marvelous!

Possible Ideas:
I Will - The Beatles
Something - The Beatles
Your Song - Elton John
Love Song - 311
Faithfully - Journey

I like them all but nothing is like - "Oh that's perfect!". Well have a great Thursday everyone and please share any ideas! :)

Forever Dreaming,

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My latest obsession: the Knot TV

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have recently been hooked on the Knot TV On Demand. You can browse through nine different channels including Bridal Beauty, Wedding Style, and Real Weddings. Check out this video of 8 Bold Bridal Looks: FR_8BoldLooks_BO-500x375_2008_11_19

Oh and check this out: Adorable wedding proposal!

Forever Dreaming,

Friday, June 12, 2009

Inspiration Board #1 - Spring Wedding in Blue

I love the idea of using the color blue and blue birds in spring weddings, so I put together a inspiration board in case anyone wanted some ideas!

Blue Bird Invitations and Blue Bird Cake Topper from, All other photos from The Knot

Also, I found a little tidbit of delicious information on the Classic Bride (click here for blog). According to Sarah, if you're shopping on Magnet Street Weddings make sure to click on the two hearts icon under the Safe and Secure section, you will get 30% off your stationary order! But hurry, it only lasts until June 14th (this Sunday).

Forever Dreaming,

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm Back! and Dreaming of an Irish Wedding

Hello everyone! I just finished my last paper of the quarter so that means no more school for a while! And I have just been dying to get back to sharing some wedding thoughts with you so lets just jump right in! I'm thinking of incorporating a lot of Irish feel in my wedding. Of course we'll be serving Guinness Beer, its my man's favorite, and I'm thinking of using some Bells of Ireland in my floral arrangements. I love those flowers.

I found this adorable Irish proverb:

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and just be my friend.

I'm also currently browsing through some great ideas on a website full of Irish tradition. Click here to check it out! So, do any of you have some traditions you're incorporating on your special day? I'd love to hear some!

Forever Dreaming,