As some of you may know, I am getting married in September. And let me just tell you, its a big ol' pain in the @$$!! Trying to coordinate everything for a 5 hour event is a little taxing. So far, I have reserved the ceremony location (well I have been penciled in, and wont know 100% until next week.. UGH!), reserved the reception location, found a caterer, found my band for the reception, asked a friend to do the cake and bought my dress.
Next on the list is getting a photographer that I love and can afford. I have found many that I like, most of which are out of my price range. I cannot believe how expensive it is to do this. But then again, I am very picky when it comes to the photographer. I come from an art background, so anything that isnt unique and creative I am not going to like. For instance, the whole black-and-white-with-colored-flowers picture is so ugly! People DO NOT DO THIS!!!! I mean seriously, that is your way of being "creative".. no.
So I am meeting with a couple different photographers in the next week. And I need to get a few more. www.angelaandersonphotography.com
www.lightinghisworld.com (by the way, this beautiful bride is a friend from high school)
Other things that still need to be done: bridesmaid dresses (hopefully we will pick something out this weekend.) This is what we like so far, but it may be a little $$$www.amsale.com
My color is this dark charcoal gray. You would not believe how hard it is to find this color. And I am only having 3 bridesmaids, so I was going to let them pick out there own style... but I am not sure if we will be able to find dresses in the same color and fabric but different styles that they will all like! AHHHH.
Next big thing will be flowers. I am not really sure how to go about picking out a florist. I know what I want though. We are just going to do flowers for myself, my bridesmaids, the groom and groomsmen, and ushers, parents, etc. No flowers for tables or church. And I am not having flower girls (or ring bearers) so I wont have to worry about that either. My whole inspiration for my flowers is the dark purple/plum-ish calla lily. Kind of like this...
I think I am going to have the bridesmaids carry these.. and I'll carry the white ones (with a little bit of green)
Thats all for now.. more to post later.
But feel free to leave suggestions and thoughts. I need help!