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Wedding Bliss – Engagement Shoot

Yesterday I posted a behind the scenes picture from our engagement photo session on Sunday.

I had such a blast!  Jennifer from Full Bloom Studios was so much fun to work with and she immediately put me at ease. I forgot all about my uncomfortable issues with my body and being photographed.

Here are a couple of sneak peek she’s released. The rest I will have to wait for them to finish being processed but wow, I am just blown away!

Engagement Photo - B&W Kissing

 

Engagement Photo - Katy Smirk

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Life, Wedding Stuff

 
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Wordless Wednesday – Behind The Scenes

Engagement Photo - Behind the Camera - Laughing

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Life, Wedding Stuff

 

Thinx Underwear

Over the weekend, I got to web cruising and came across this ad:

To say I am pretty excited about these underwear, would be an understatement. So I fired up their website. I have to admit, I was expecting to find the prices ridiculously expensive but for the most part, it’s not that bad.

We are getting ready to leave on a trip at the end of the month but when we get back, I am going to look into this a bit more. I’m incredibly curious.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Thinx Underwear

 

Wedding Update – Venue

We toured the venue a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it! It’s an old opera house located just outside of Austin, Texas. A sneak peek from about midway into the room. My friend, Kellie, is standing on the stage where we will put the musicians.

The Opera House

It’s sorta kitschy, I get it but we are going to put a Spanish/Mexican flair on it. Kellie and I are still in the detail planning stage but I think it is going to be great! We put the deposit down so now that is all taken care of, whew!

The caterer ended up not panning out. Her minimums exceeded what I want the entire wedding to cost so I had to scrape that idea. Instead, a friend of mine is going to be taking care of the food for me as a wedding present. The plan is to have Spanish tapas, mostly cold foods so we don’t have to worry about keeping food hot. The plan is to have the wedding in the middle of the afternoon in June so I think that will be good.

We met with our photographer for the wedding last week and just talked about Kress and I, the engagement photo shoot we have coming up and what we would like to see happen at the wedding. It was a great meeting and it just made it that much more real for me. So exciting!

Now we get to switch gears and focus on getting ready for Pennsic. We will be gone from June 30th – August 11th, I am so looking forward to it! But in the meantime, I go back to just being engaged and idly dreaming up ideas for the wedding. :)

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Wedding Stuff

 

Wordless Wednesday – Spelunking

Boerne, Texas

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2014 in Randomness

 

Crafting Hiatus

Unfortunately, I don’t have much in the way of crafting items to show. I hurt my elbow a few weeks ago and so this has slowed my hobby quite a bit.  Hopefully in the next couple of weeks. I am going stir crazy!

I am lucky in that I have a friend who is sewing up everything I already cut out so at least the sewing list is being checked off. My weaving commissions, however, are just sitting there. :(

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Randomness

 

Venues and Caterers and Photographers! Oh my!

There hasn’t been a lot of forward movement just yet on the wedding. Mostly talking, hashing out ideas and of course, trying to figure out how we are going to pay for everything!

So initially, we wanted a garden party type wedding and reception, outside under the Oak Grove in Zilker Botanical Gardens. It sounds so lovely. Except, they are not taking any reservations until Oct and even then, the date is not guaranteed because they may schedule classes. They also required a $300 deposit with the balance ($900) paid day of, if not before.

On top of all of that, an outdoor wedding, which already has it’s challenges, in a Texas summer; which anyone who lives here will know, that is no joke. The parking is not great, we would need to have people park at Zilker Park and walk into the venue, which is all well and good but Zilker park is a VERY popular park. Finding parking is not exactly easy. And then finally, the gardens is located in Downtown Austin.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized, this could possibly be an absolute nightmare. So back to the grindstone I went, looking for a new venue. After *several* phone calls, I finally found a place that just sounds awesome! We are going to go look at it tonight and if we like it, lock that baby down. I will try to remember to take pictures so I can share.

While I have been dealing with that, I have also been trying to get in touch with the caterer of my favorite tea house. I knew there were going to be challenges seeing as how they were not geared up to cater small venues but I think a month with no call back or response to emails is a bit much, no?  So I finally gave up and started looking around. I found a place that sounds absolutely incredible and she responded to me in less than 24 hours!  What?!  That happens?! Sign me up!

I just sent her my wedding wish list and budget to see what we can do. She sounds quirky and fun so I really hope I can work with her. I have to admit, the caterer is probably going to be my favorite part of the whole thing. All the tastings! :D

The photography was probably the least stressful. A friend of mine is a phenomenal photographer so there was no question that she would be doing my photos. That was probably the very first thing I locked down after the rings!

There has also been a dress change. While I love the dress I picked out, it just doesn’t have that…that umph! It doesn’t say bride at all! It’s just a nice dress. Which broke my heart a bit, I had so hoped that part of the journey was at least handled but hey, I get to go try on dresses! So that will be a journey in and of itself and I am really looking forward to it.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Wedding Stuff

 
 
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