Monday, October 29, 2012

Engagement Photos

I completely forgot to share these after we had our engagement photos taken! Dan and I used to spend a ton of time at the Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve, and they closed during the spring of 2010 for some clean up and restoration. When I saw that the grove was finally open again I knew that we had to have our engagement photos taken there.

Warrenville Grove before the restoration. July 2009

The Florist

We had our first floral appointment on Saturday at Celidan Creations, Inc.  Lillian from White Eagle recommended Celidan to us, and am excited to see how out centerpieces turn out. I forgot to bring photos of the centerpieces that I wanted, but the florist knew exactly what I was talking about, and she was able to put together a sample in a matter of minutes.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Feather Bouquet

My bouquet was fairly simple to make, and I was quite surprised. Hobby Lobby had their flower supplies on sale a few weeks, and I was able to pick up everything at 40% off, and it made a HUGE difference. I spent under $20 for the flowers, ribbon, and tools. I used white, pink, and black feathers, and pink and black beads in the center. I wrapped everything together with floral tape, then covered it with pink ribbon, and added a bow.

I'm going to make another one for the bouquet toss, and I'm making one that is a bit smaller for my bridesmaid.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Vendor Update

Dan and I have been planing out wedding since March 2012, and after some rocky patches with vendors we have confirmed the following:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: White Eagle Golf Club
Lillian Doran has been very helpful, and even pointed us towards a couple florists and bakers that she speaks highly of. She was even able to help us put together an affordable package for our small wedding.

Baker: Oak Mill Bakery
Last month we visited Bill at Oak Mill Bakery in Chicago for a cake tasting, and I must say that I was very impressed with his work. Bill worked with us to make sure that the cake would be exactly what we wanted, two tiers, two different flavors, and bright pink flowers.

The Dress: House Of Brides
I have been shopping at the House of Brides for all my formal dresses since my Junior Prom, so HOB was the first place that I went to for my dress. I made an appointment one day after work, picked out every dress that caught my eye, and I ended up finding the dress about halfway through my appointment.

Wedding Photographer: Rachel Catherine Photography
I found RCP on The Knot's vendor pages, and Dan and I met Rachel for coffee one evening after work. Her photographs are stunning, and we had our engagement photos taken by by her a few weeks ago.

About Us

We met in 2003 at Wheaton Warrenville South High School (almost 10 years ago!) We had many of the same friends and hung out in the same group during school, and we even lived across the street from one another for a number of years.

I proposed as a joke on leap day, and we switched our Facebook relationship status as well. We had already been talking about getting married for a while before this, so it was no surprise that he took it to heart, and I'm glad he did. Less than a two weeks later we were siting in a jewelry store picking out an engagement ring.