Sunday, August 19, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Now we will struggle to pick out our favorites, but such a wonderful problem to have :)
Here are a few more for your viewing enjoyment...
Friday, April 6, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
We originally planned to take them in the late summer or early fall. With Riley's internship in Concordia this summer and the possibility of me having a job change, we wanted to get them done.
We won a free mini session with Kayla Stallbaumer from Capture. We wanted to turn our mini session into a full session so we could use it for our e-pics. Kayla agreed to do this for an additional cost of $60. So we set up a date (Friday, March 30th) and met in Manhattan.
Kayla was wonderful to work with and we had lots of fun. When we finished the session, Kayla told us that she didn't want any payment at all, she wanted us to win the whole session. Talk about generous!!!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Our first stop was Dillard's were my mom found a dress, jewelry, and shoes. I LOVE her dress. It is a short red dress with rose-like details at the top of it. It is really cute and flattering on her.
After Dillard's we headed to a Mexican restaurant for dollar margaritas and some yummy food. Once we were stuffed, we had a little time left before my appointment at David's so we ran to Verizon to get my parents new phones.
When we got to David's Bridal I met my consultant, Leah. She was super nice and really easy to work with. Here is a group shot of my ladies (minus Krista who is taking the photo).
Krista (MOH) and Kerby insisted that I try on a big poofy dress. It was pretty, but SO not me. I love the look of everybody's expressions in the mirror. You know it's not the one, when everybody starts laughing when you come out of the dressing room.
I tried on several others but once I tried on THE DRESS I knew it was the once. I still tried on a few more and kept going back to the favorite. With a smile on my face, I rung the bell signaling that I was saying yes to my dress.
I have photos of myself in THE dress, but I'll be keeping them hidden.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
As it got closer to 3:00, more and more people starting showing up for the big prize drawings. They drew for the biggest prize first--a 32-in flat screen TV. To our surprise, they drew my name :)
It was a great day and I don't think Riley will be giving me a hard time about dragging him to bridal fairs :)
Monday, February 13, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
(sorry for the poor quality of pics--cell phone is to blame)
I do still like the back quite a bit, but it's a lot of dress.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
On Saturday, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to drag our butts to Atchison for the launch of the BodyPump class at the Y. It was a great class, but my body was so shakey and I was SO sore.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
My big announcement said:
Riley always gives me a hard time about my lowest grade in college, which was a B+ in Marriage and Family. Well, apparently a B+ is good enough for him because he proposed!!! :D
Monday, January 16, 2012
To update you, over the weekend Riley and I went and met with our photographer, Lisa Marie. We got lots of good info and saw awesome products that we want to buy. Cost is obviously a factor, a huge factor actually. Riley said he would sell plasma-haha what a caring fiance!
Today was MLK Day, so we enjoyed a 3-day weekend. We did get the reception hall booked. It was actually a little less than expected, so that was a nice surprise. We also worked on some small DIY projects together.
I never knew that wedding planning could be this overwhelming. I think I've already suggested eloping several times already ;) I'm excited to be planning and am having fun searching for ideas.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
(My best friend proposed with a gorgeous ring in the pouring rain.)
(The rain ruined his snowy carriage ride plans.