Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What's on the Menu?

Happy Tuesday Lovelies! I hope you had a fantastic long Memorial Day Weekend! Today I have been brainstorming ideas for our menus at the reception. I love the idea of having a cute little menu for the guests, so they will know what will be served for dinner. I found the following two images at Weddingbee and absolutely love this idea- I am dying for that fork, knife, and spoon punch and think I may have found one!! (If you know where to get one leave me a comment!!) Anyway all she did was punch the menu and put another paper behind it to make it look like a silhouette- very crafty!

I also realized today that I love folded napkins!
Google image search

Isn't that cute! Here is a tutorial I found- on how to fold the napkin!

  1. Fold the napkin in half to form a rectangle.
  2. Place folded edge at the bottom.
  3. Bring top edge of the first layer to the bottom.
  4. Turn the napkin over...and bring left edge to centre. 
  5. Fold this section over on itself two more times in the same direction.
Tuck the cutlery  into the pocket.  This method works best with a large napkin...and one that is printed on both sides. (From Judy's front porch)

I think this is worth a try!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Do they measure up?

Happy Memorial Day for those of you celebrating! It seems like the days are just flying by now and I have so much to do!!

A few weekends ago my dad and my brothers went to get fitted for their suits! Of course I was there with a camera in hand to document the process and the sales associates probably thought I was crazy but they played along and stepped out of the way for the shots.

Dad trying on a jacket to be fitted and looking in the mirror! This random little girl was watching me take pictures and just happened to get in this one! She's cute!

Here is my older brother Tim- the one who just graduated High School!

Younger brother Joey- he was so cute and you could tell he felt so grown up!

So this is the real suit- they will have pink bow ties though!
What a fun day we had!! Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weddzilla Catch-up!

Hello Lovely Bloggers and Readers-
I wanted to remind you that I blog for weddzilla as well and so I am going to try to link my posts back here on Wednesdays and Fridays so that you will be able to see what I am blogging about!! Here is a bit of a catch up!

Shopping for Danny's Ring: It Has A Ring To It!

Favors: Favors= Finished

Schedule Rough Draft: Being My own Wedding Planner

Go check this site out! I love it and there are so many brides blogging that you can support one another through that community too!

Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!

And the Winner Is...

Happy Sundae with an Etsy on Top! Here is your giveaway winner!

The results from 9

The Vintage Modern Bride 

2 Teenage Bride

3 Teenage Bride

4 Kassi

5 Kassi

6 Kassi

7 Kassi

8 The Vintage Modern Bride

9 The Vintage Modern Bride

The winner is The Vintage Modern Bride! Send me an email at and we will get you in touch with StampOutonline!! Congratulations!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Linens and Lovely things!

Happy Wednesday! I cannot believe it is Wednesday again. It seems like the days are flying by!!

Don't forget to enter the current giveaway from StampOutOnline!

About a week ago we visited the castle again to pick out our linens! This was the first time since last summer that we had visited where it had been green and I mean lush green and things were just starting to bloom! It is going to be gorgeous in June!

Our colors are silver and pink and so naturally we wanted linens that would match those colors.

To save a bit of money we decided to have the white tablecloth and then do you see the wide runner in the middle? We will have one of those on every table- some will be pink and some will be that light silver you see on the left! It should make for a gorgeous overlooking picture and for when the guests arrive!

I am crossing things off left and right from my do-to list! The only problem is that as soon as I get something crossed off I find another thing to add!!

O and I almost forgot I am going to make these cute little cupcakes for my brother's graduation ceremony- starting them today!
Via Cupcake Heaven

Have a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

1 More!

Can you believe it- 1 MORE MONTH!!  I write this as I scan in my brother's pictures for a graduation slideshow and everything is bittersweet. On the one had it is so amazing that he is graduating this month and I am getting married next month. On the other hand it marks a brand new chapter in both of our lives and it is exciting, scary, overwhelming and everything in between.

I literally cannot wait to marry my best friend in the whole world and begin our lives together- but I am already starting to miss wedding planning!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sundae with an Etsy Giveaway on Top!

Today I am so excited to bring you another Etsy giveaway with a vendor that I have ordered from!!

Without further ado here is another Sundae with an Etsy Giveaway on Top!

Do you remember when I ordered that stamp for our favors? In case you don't here it is again:

I stamped it on my favors and will be using it in other places as well! I loved working with Lisa, the owner and mastermind behind StampOutOnline!

From Lisa:
My name is Lisa, I’m a full time wife which takes up a majority of my energy, oh, I have three children too. LOL! I have a 10 year old boy and two little girls 7 and 4. My husband and I have recently reversed rolls and I’m given an exciting opportunity to turn Stamp Out into something “MUCH BIGGER” then a part time hobby. After you receive your stamp if you are 100% happy with the quality and service please pass on my info to your friends on Facebook and in your blogs. I bought Stamp Out from my uncle 11 years ago and at the time it was primarily business stamps . I quickly learned that I couldn’t run it by myself and immediately did what I always do when I get myself in over my head…”MOM, you need to get down here and help me out!” I’ve held her hostage ever since. I’ve expanded beyond business stamps to cute, crafty, whimsical, custom stamps. I LOVE the Etsy forum. I enjoy the high class and caliber of the Etsy shopper. Etsy shoppers have proven time and time again to show respect and admiration for high quality products and other peoples talents.
 If you describe what you are looking for I can usually get close within a few proofs. I know fonts, I have a lot of stamp graphics in my library and a desire create the perfect stamp for you.
(This is exactly true-- All I did was tell her my vision, I didn't even have to send a picture and she made exactly what I was looking for!)

Here is some of her work!

Not only does she make adorable and custom wedding stamps but she can also make business, personal, or really any kind of stamp you would like!!
I love her designs and can not wait to share them with you! She has generously offered a customized stamp for our Sundae with An Etsy Giveaway on Top! To win your very own customized stamp for your wedding or everyday use:
1. Comment below on what your design would look like!
2. Make sure you are a follower of True Love Stories
3. Like StampOutOnline on Facebook and tell her Kamie sent you over!
Want an extra 2 entries? Tweet this giveaway and link it back here so I can follow you and do the same with your blog posts!

Good Luck Lovelies!

Giveaway Winner

Happy Sundae with an Etsy on Top! And the winner of the "I Do" and " Me Too" stickers is using : Results: 19

1 Miss D
2 Miss D 
3 Miss D
4 Miss D
5 Ms Durning
6Ms Durning
7 Ms Durning
8 Rachel
9 Rachel
10 Rachel
11 The Vintage Modern Bride
12 The Vintage Modern Bride
13 The Vintage Modern Bride
14 Kassi
 15 Kassi
16 Kassi
17 Jasmine
18 Jasmine 
19 Jasmine
20 Karen
21 Karen
22 Chels
23 Soon to be Mrs. H
24 Soon to be Mrs H
25 Soon to be Mrs H
26 Soon to be Mrs. H

That is the lovely Jasmine!!! Congrats girl! You just won some adorable stickers for your shoes!! I will be in touch later today!
Stay tuned for another etsy giveaway this time from StampOutOnline!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rehearsal Dinner Mason Jar Invites!

Happy Friday! Today I want to show you our rehearsal dinner invitations, but before I do that I want to remind you that there are only a few days left to enter the giveaway!! Then tune in this Sunday to see who wins and see what my next Etsy giveaway is!

Make sure you stop by my Bridal Bestie's blogs to wish them luck on their wedding day- tomorrow three blogger brides are getting married!
Laura from Saying I Do!
Heather from He Asked, I Said Yes!
Anne from The Fit Bridesmaid!

OK now onto our rehearsal dinner invites! We are actually having the rehearsal dinner at the same place we are holding the wedding reception. However, it will be inside the castle and will be a sit down served meal opposed to the buffet dinner outside the next day. It will also be a bit more casual and I envision mason jar centerpieces!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Making the Movies Jealous!

My lovely fiance sent this video this morning with the title: "I think this could make it onto your blog!" Well of course I had to open it and see what he had found!

Here is one of the sweetest proposals I have seen and it made my eyes well up with tears! Make sure you watch the real life reaction of the girl in the left corner!! O too sweet! Thank you Danny!!

What do you think? Have you seen this before!!??

Monday, May 16, 2011

Designing thank yous and postcards!

Good Monday Morning to you all!! Don't forget to enter the current giveaway here- it will run through Sunday!

This weekend my mom and I had way too much fun shopping for the kid's table. I will be blogging about it with the pictures later in the week! For those of you who cannot wait I tried to make it fairytale themed, especially for the girls- they now have princess tiaras!

I also completed and sent out my Thank yous!
This was made in powerpoint and saved as a jpg. Then I just put cute polka dots on the inside and hit print!
I also wanted to show you my brother's graduation announcement. He is a senior in High School this year and is graduating on the 28th of this month! I am helping to plan and organize his party, we also bought decorations for him this weekend- so excited to decorate with all of the little details we are planning! We live on a farm hence the pictures with his cows and corn and pumpkins!

This is on the back of the postcard!

P.S. Congratulations Kilee on your engagement! (She is my cousin and was engaged over the weekend!)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sundae with an Etsy Giveaway on Top!

Good morning lovelies! I hope you have had a wonderful week and are ready for an amazing Sundae with an Etsy on Top! I am so excited to introduce you to a wonderful vendor that I found on Etsy today, show you her store, and kick off my first giveaway! Without further ado here is Mindy from YourHappilyEverAfter!

From Mindy: "After my wedding it occurred to me, the wedding industry is where I need to be. I never thought I would get married, or at least it was not at the top of my list of things I needed to do, but I realized most people are genuinely happy and exited. I love the energy, that's what keeps me going.
Doing numerous types of jobs throughout my twenties, I realized one thing...I love being creative, even if it is just following a fun recipe in a book."

She is definitely creative just take a look at some of her items! Gorgeous!

"Planning a wedding is such an exciting time in a couples life. I love being a part of their journey before they walk down the aisle, even if it's just a detail on a brides shoe or a save the date in the beginning of their engagement."

Mindy is the owner of YourHappliyEverAfter- ( I love that store's name)! She creates custom save the dates, invitations, escort cards, memory charms, stickers for out of town bags, shoe stickers, and more. The best part is that she is affordable and willing to customize anything for your special day!! I must admit she has been the sweetest to work with and I am sure she carries that sweetness and enthusiasm over to all of her brides!

Giveaway Time: Ok all of you lovely readers Mindy wants to give one lucky bride the cutest shoe stickers ever. She is giving away  "I do" and "me too" stickers in blue for the bride and groom!
So now that you are as excited as I am, here is how you can enter!

1) Become a follower on my blog or let me know that you are already a follower and leave a comment that you are following! Make sure you leave your email address as well!

2) Visit ShopYourHappilyEverAfter and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is.

3) Like ShopYourHappilyEverAfter on facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you like!

4) Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment here with the link to your blog post!

So there you have it- four easy ways to enter and as always enjoy your Sundae! Winner will be announced next Sunday!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bridesmaid Vases: Test 1-2-3

Happy Saturday! I had a ton of problems with Blogger these last couple of days so here is somewhat of a test post!

These are the vases that my bridesmaids will be putting their bouquets in. I used stickers that you rub on with a popsicle stick- simple and easy!

What do you think? Don't forget to tune in tommorrow for:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday To Do!

This week's to do: (Thursday-Thursday!)
  • Meeting with the Florist- For my ideas click here!
  • Attend the Bridal Shower! Yay!
    • Buy hostess gifts
    • Write Thank you's for the bridal shower -they are printed!
  • Finish the Card Box
  • Pick out linens at the Castle
  • Pick up my undergarments for my dress
  • Go to my first dress fitting-Don't forget to bring my shoes
  • Make the unity candle
  • Finish the Favors-ordered some tags for them
  • Update registries-Bed, Bath and Beyond, Wal-mart, Sterling Travel Agency
  • Check on tutu for flower girl
  • Put shower money into travel registry
  • Design, print, send rehearsal dinner invites
Added some more Thursday To Dos! Also I cannot hold it in any longer but make sure that you tune in this Sunday for my very first giveaway!!

Florist Update!

Happy Thursday Lovelies!

Have I told you lately how much I love my vendors? I really did get lucky with all of them. (knock on wood)

I met with my florist last week and wanted to give you an update about our flowers!
Brides Bouquet~ Round shape- hand tied- Light pink garden roses, white hydrangea, light
Pink ranunculus, light pink dahlias, silver brunia, babies breath, waxflowers, peonies(possibly)

Bridesmaid Bouquet
Hand tied- White ‘million star’ Babies breath and pink waxflower
Ribbon wrapped stems- light pink

Groom~ Single Flower- something in brides bouquet - simple leaf, babies breath, waxflower
Groomsmen~  Group of Babies breath and pink waxflower- simple green leaf 
Fathers~ Group of Babies breath and pink waxflower- simple green leaf
Grandfathers~  Group of Babies breath and pink waxflower- simple green leaf
Ushers~ Group of Babies breath and pink waxflower- simple green leaf
Ring Bearer~Group of Babies breath and pink waxflower- simple green leaf
Reader~ Group of Babies breath and pink waxflower- simple green leaf
Might add a cute little wreath made of babys breath and waxflower for my flower girl

Mother of the Bride~ 2-3 pink mini garden roses or sweetheart roses- with babies breath & waxflower-
Ribbon~ Grey/Silver Wrist~
Mother of the Groom~ 2-3 pink mini garden roses or sweetheart roses- with babies breath & waxflower-
Ribbon~ Grey/Silver Wrist~
Grandmothers~ 2 pink mini garden roses or sweetheart roses- with babies breath & waxflower-

Unity Candle~ Throw away container- mix of babies breath and waxflower-
similar to Bridemaids
Pew/Chair D├ęcor~ 6 rows
2 Roses on pew clip- with babies breath, waxflower- touch of greenery
Those are the ceremony flowers!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Exciting things!

Exciting things are starting to happen around here!! Make sure to tune in Sunday to find out!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sundae with an Etsy on top

Wow can you believe it's Sunday again!! Happy Mother's Day! And Happy Sundae with An Etsy on Top!! In honor of Mother's Day here are a few things from Etsy!

Enjoy your Mother's Day Sundae!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Showering of Blessings!

Happy Saturday! What an amazing day spent with all of the amazing women in my life! More on the gorgeous bridal shower which was fairytale themed later this week! It was adorable, they did such a great job! Here are the hostess gifts:

Inside were lotions from Bath and Body works!

I finished up my card box yesterday-- not sure that I love it but I knew I wanted to somehow include our pictures on it. So I decopaged it which was easy and a lot of fun! I might make a different banner for it but here is the gist:

Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday To Do!

Happy Thursday Friends! I apologize for my lack of posts but I am back and raring to go. I am so excited to share my progress with you as I countdown 49 days til our wedding!!!

This week's to do: (Thursday-Thursday!)
  • Meeting with the Florist- For my ideas click here!
  • Attend the Bridal Shower! Yay!
    • Buy hostess gifts
    • Write Thank you's for the bridal shower
  • Finish the Card Box
  • Pick out linens at the Castle
  • Pick up my undergarments for my dress
  • Go to my first dress fitting-Don't forget to bring my shoes
  • Make the unity candle
  • Finish the Favors
  • Update registries-Bed, Bath and Beyond, Wal-mart, Sterling Travel Agency
Not a whole lot but I'm sure I will come up with more things to do!
Stay tuned for updates with my florist!

P.S. Happy Birthday to my lovely bridesmaid Julia!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Playing Catch Up!

Happy Wednesday Lovelies! I am officially done with nursing school for this year, yay!! Finals went well and clinicals are all through! So now I am playing catch up with all of the wedding details...

Tomorrow I have a meeting with my fabulous florist to hash out the final details and order the flowers- here are the pictures we will be looking at tomorrow! All images can be found at Lovely Little Details Flower Spotlights!

I will let you know how it goes!!
Have a fabulous evening!!! P.S. My bridal Shower is Saturday- super excited and more on that tomorrow!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sundae with A Royal Etsy on Top!

Happy Sundae!! Happy May Day! It's May 1st! How did that sneak up on us??

Did you catch the Royal Wedding? If not I am sure you saw the recaps or caught a picture here or there! How sweet were they-- completely in love! I couldn't resist giving you an Etsy with a Royal Spin today so here are a few royal related Etsy items!

How fun would these be? Royal Wedding Photo Props!
This seller is actually recreating Kate's Tiara but all the proceeds are going to Charity- Truly and Etsy seller after Kate and Will's own hearts!
Cupcake Toppers-if you had a little viewing party these would have been perfect!

Enjoy your Royal Sundae!