Thursday, October 29, 2009

Early Chirstmas Shopping!

So I found a new cute site (The Newlywed site!) it had lots of Christmas deals. and steals. I thought I would share a few with you, some of these would be great wedding party gifts check out these sites!!!

Fun Sites:

Cheesy Knife Set $22 at

Wild Flower Seed Bombs $9 at Jayson Home & Garden

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bridesmaid Jewelry

Now that the wedding is over I can show you the great Jewelry I bought my bridesmaid's as their gift, for being a part of our special day! I bought it from and from the very talented SmilingSunshine Shop!

Look how lovely the ladies looked! I had 7 of these custom made, and got the girls, matching black pearl earrings. They looked so good!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bakerella Cake Pop's the Question!

This is one of the most creative way's I have heard of a man propose to his sweetie in a long time check this out

and she said yes

Follow the Bride-to-be!

Grab a Kleenex, you're gonna need it!!

Happy Friday all!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cute gift ideas!

One of the most unique Shower gifts we received was personalized stationary with our names on it. My Aunt gave us some formal stationary with our monogram and last name, and my friend Julie gave us the cutest stationary that took the images from our Engagement Pictures and turned it into cartooned us. I think these make a great and unique gift ideas!

You can order this cute stationary and other great gift ideas from thank you cards, save the date, shower invites, or baby announcements at

Send someone a letter the old fashioned way. We have become to informal with email and the internet, try something 'new' send someone a letter with a Stamp, you might just make their week!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My new favorite Colors!

If you are getting married next fall, or heck even this fall these are my two favorite new colors together!!! Let me know if you are using them, I wanna live vicariously through you!

I am in LOVE with this color combination Grey and Orange (and I hate Orange), but something about it with the Grey makes me wanna do it all over again! Orange Calla Lillies are also STUNNING in a bouquet! Here are a few inspiration boards from the internets!

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Photographer great deal!

I loved my wedding photographer (pictures will be in first week of November), but if you are not in the Tennessee area or on a tight budget check out Ian. He is out of Chicago just getting started and giving a great deal right now (will travel for free!)

Here is his email to me:


6-Hour Coverage
Online Proof Gallery
High Resolution Proof DVD with all of the images
Engagement Session (if possible)
No Travel Charge


Extra hours = $100/hour
Second shooter = $150


Please let me know if you are interested. I would also appreciate if you can pass this information. You may email ( or call me at 847-454-6590. Thank you and I look forward to hear from you.

Ian Villaceran


We are back from our Honeymoon, man we had a blast! If you have never cruised do it once in you life, food 25hrs a day, drinks at your disposal its great!!!

While on vacation I realized which direction I wanted to take my blog, bare with me it will be more entertaining than It sounds. I am going to cover married life.

For us example talking about another married couple (which we would never do)

Dave: "it must be hard being married to a saint" me: "Thanks Honey" Dave: "no, you know what I mean"

So sit back and I promise to keep you entertained! You bride's to be don't worry either, I have recaps coming to show you how to save some serious $$$ on your wedding and other tidbit to throw in as well! I wouldn't forget about you!

Mrs. D

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Bridezilla Confessional:

I think you start this with a "Hail Mary" or something? As I sit back and reflect on our "big day" I realized I had a few Bridezilla moments though out the week of the wedding. I think it all started when I was afraid one of the Groom's brothers was going to be in the Hospital instead of the Church (luckily this didn't happen). Then a few "incidents" along the way. Here are a few I can remember, I am sure the people around me that week could think of a few more.....

  • Dave calls me Friday morning about when, where, and what for the day. We talk, hang up, and I realize my rehearsal outfit is at our apartment, I call him back he says "sure I'll grab it, but I have already left the house" I decided to call him back and say "Nah, forget it, I'll wear something else" He didn't answer this lead to my blood pressure reaching 200/150 every time his phone went to voice mail, I JUST TALKED TO HIM!....ugh Not my finest moment
  • 5:00pm on Friday (hour before rehearsal) Dave goes to pick up the Keg's, calls me "Keg's didn't get ordered, they are scrambling to find us some, she says she can have one delivered tonight" Its just beer right? So you would think! LOL
  • Morning of the wedding I sat in a Coma from about 8:00am until 12:00pm, thinking "rain, rain go away," "Listen to dad, take this all in enjoy it!" "I am going to kill my mother, why? no particular reason, she is just here?" NOT HER FAULT!

So these are the 3 highlights I could come up with from the wedding weekend and day of, It is funny to me what I would let go, and what I held onto, and chose to get angry about. In the end, Brides choose your battles and there isn't anything that is going to happen that weekend that will keep you from the alter!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Post-Wedding Depression!

Hello fellow wedding watchers! I am still reeling from my post-wedding depression, I need to find something else to do with my time now that I have free time again. Every day gets a little easier, I am just trying to hold on to those little moments that were so special on our Wedding Day!!! It is so weird to have something occupy you 24/7 and then POOF its over, kinda like Christmas morning once all the gifts have been opened!

D and I celebrated our Birthday's this weekend, and got to catch Def Leprechaun at Mulligan's in Nashville. It was a great time had by all, they even sang Happy Birthday to D in Gaelic, it made his night! We are headed to Mexico this weekend for our long awaited Honeymoon, HELLO FALL BREAK! So I will be busy this week packing and getting things ready for our big trip!!!!

Here are some wedding Blurb's from around the Internet's: snippet & ink

Red and yellow.

Some very practical, very helpful styling tips.

Sugar and spice.

Inspired by black and white polka dots.

More things to add to the registry: spoons and soup cans.

I think it's safe to say it now: donuts are the next big wedding trend (and I'm totally okay with that).

Loving this alternative to a veil - modern at vintage at the same time.

Hand-lettering makes me happy, via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

An autumn heart.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Music for Hire!

With the Holidays just around the corner (OMG!) you maybe planning a party to celebrate 09' if you are looking to hire a DJ to help throw your party over the edge, please look no further than Mr. Johnny Gardner, he played my wedding this weekend and did a fantastic job of getting the floor full and even getting on the floor with us!!! He is quite reasonable he played my wedding for only $275!!!! You can't beat that with a stick! Anyone who was at the reception commented on how much fun Johnny was, please pass the word!

Johnny Gardner:

A few of you have asked for the contact info for my Bagpiper as well, he does Weddings, Funerals, and just about anything else you want him to. His name is Daniel Pentecost and he is from the Middle Tennessee area, he played my wedding for $150 and sent chills down the spine of everyone there, plus he made me cry like a baby! He will get in full kilt dress for you to make your occasion extra special.

Daniel Pentecost: