Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Where Is Leah?

I'm so sorry I've neglected you dear Bloggy. I had full intention to chronicle my wedding trials and tribulations through this blog. However, life (and a large to-do list) took over and you were pushed to the back of my mind like balancing my checkbook.

I promise a full re-cap soon sometime after the big day July 17th.. when I don't have 50 million things to do.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lace & Lots Of Sass

I've been debating if I want to put my dress on my blog. I kind of want to keep it a secret.. but then again it's so beautiful.. I want to share it with the world!

So here's a little sneak peak..

Maid of Honor, and fellow blogger of "Lindsay's Lounge" went with me for my first fitting. This is her Vanna White impression of my shoe. I'm just trying not to freak out in the background because I was so nervous!

More waiting... I'm trying to remain calm at this point. I can tell you I really wanted a glass of wine:)

Kayne had to fix a few details before the big reveal. Let me warn you the dress is still in it's rough phase.

The shoes with the dress! These things literally made my feet feel like they were falling off. Cute but totally non-functional. Can we say.. reception shoes! Add that to the list of to-do's.

Kayne was pinning on the lace detail along the bottom since it's not completely finished..

That's all you get of my gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, vintage, sophisticated.. Jonathon Kayne wedding gown.. for the rest you will have to wait til July 17th! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hello Gorgeous

Let me say first that I do not have a green thumb. It's more like brown. I did not get the gardening abilities my parents possess. That being said.. picking flowers has been super hard for me. I've mention before we're going with a subtle color scheme going around the peacock feather. Do you know how hard it is to find flowers that aren't 80's prom dress teal?!

Anyway, here are some of my lovely ideas for my bouquet.. I love the dark purple calla lilies! Also, notice the feather in the bouquet? So subtle and I love it.

This is a close up of the calla lilies. I just love their depth! Not to mention they will look great with black bridesmaids dresses. I just hope it doesn't look like a funeral :)

And finally if I feel like abandoning all the the previous ideas. I found this gem. I like this one because it looks like they were just picked from a garden and thrown together.

Who knew picking flowers would be so hard?

Tease for next entry:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Woah, This is Really Happening

I apologize to my 3 readers.. it's been FOREVER since I last blogged. We're finally in the 6 month stretch before the big wedding day! It's almost hard to believe. Some days I want it to hurry up and get here, other days I just want to sit and savor this time in my and H's relationship.

Since my last post, I had my second dress meeting with the fabulous "Kayne Gillaspie." He and I decided on the type of lace and the underlay for the dress. We also looked at my mom's train. It has a few age spots on it that will need to be replaced :(. I was really sad when I saw the brown spots..but no fear, Kayne assures me that I won't be able to tell a difference.

Here's the fabric swatch.

We tried to find a type of lace that comes close to matching my mom's dress. So we went with Alcenon.  It matches the lace on my mom's train perfectly! The fabric underneath will be silk-like.. in it's sheen but it's more heavy-duty to support the lace and beading on top. Keep in mind this lace is really white. The final dress will be dyed to be more of a champagne color.. to match my vintage train.

We're also going to  give it some "bling"  by adding Swarovski crystals. If it's up to me you'll be able to see the rhinestones in space, lol. I think that's why Kayne and I get along so well.. we both love rhinestones.

Here's a look at the detail. Kayne is also making my veil out of some of the leftover lace.

Here's the fashion genius at work. The measurement part literally had me sweating bullets. Keep in mind Kayne deals with Miss America -- ALL THE TIME.

Let's me honest, this clumsy Oklahoma girl is no where near beauty queen.. I'm more like Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality :).

Either way he seems to "humor" me. Since my dress is a corset it's hopefully going to suck in all that around the middle!
I go back for my "first fitting" sometime in February.Where I will get to see my dress for the first time!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dress Meeting Tomorrow!

I meet with Kayne tomorrow! I'm excited.. I think we are going to pick out dress fabric and go over final details of the sketch. I could have my dress by February/March! Don't worry I'll take plenty of pictures and fill you guys in when I know more details :)

It's hard to believe this dress drawn on this paper will be what I wear when I marry my best friend! It's a little scary.. I admit it!

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's Gonna Be Hot!

I found the most amazing website ever for brides worried about the weather on their big day!

Holy forecasting Batman! 
But guess what this site told me about July 17th..... It's gonna be a hot one!

Typical Weather for July
Here are average weather conditions for the month of your wedding:

14-15 days
8-9 days
5-7 days

Typical Weather for July 17

Typical Weather for July 17
Here are average weather conditions for the day of your wedding:
Average High Temp:93°F
 Record High Temp:110°F (1954)
Average Low Temp: 70°F
 Record Low Temp: 56°F (1999)


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Which One Is More Torture?

I'm trying to decide which gym class I want to try.. spin or bootcamp? Do I either want to peddle til my legs fall off or do calisthenics til I puke.. either one I need to whip my booty into shape. I'm trying to make it a goal to work out 3 days a week to start.. then push it up to 5 once my class ends in two weeks. Ah it's hitting me that I need to get in shape before I start all the pictures!