May 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm (Uncategorized)

We have a church!!! YES!  The Second Baptist Church in Bloomington (at 8th and Rogers) has accepted our application and since then has been awesome! (and much more cost effective) On top of that, they’re ok with any kind of music and they won’t ask for payment to their pastor for his services since Renee Perkins is officiating 🙂

Anyway, good news! Here’s their website

Yay for having a place to get married in 🙂


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May 13, 2009 at 4:25 am (Uncategorized)

So I talked to the head of hilltop garden center today.  It’s a botanical garden type place associated with IU.

They have cutting gardens and he said he’d be willing to let us cut as much as we want right before the wedding if I just make a donation to the center, $150! He estimated about 250 stems for all of our table arrangements, etc.

I am so excited, what a steal!

The flowers that will be in bloom, that we’ll probably be using for table arrangements are as follows:

coreopsis, ageratum, sunflower, celosia,cosmos,zinnia

As far as what they’ve planted, one of the staff said the zinnias are a medley of colors including yellow, pink, orange, green, red, etc.
Ageratum are purple.  Coreopsis is yellow and pink, cosmos are pink and yellow, cockscomb are vibrant pink and yellow.  Lots of reds/pinks.

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The Bridesmaid Dress

May 11, 2009 at 5:44 pm (Uncategorized)

girls dressHere it is! And to give you an idea of what the bottom looks like, here’s the pattern she used

girls dress 2

I feel like this is really cute and really wearable and I hope you all love it and wear it again.  It sounds so far like you all like it, and it’s inexpensive and will be made to fit each of you, which is key, I think.  Who wants to wear something that doesn’t fit right? Ugh.  Also, it’s made of cotton sheets, yum, breathable, perfect for August, and for washing in the washer!  I really didn’t expect that we’d find something that everybody liked, but I’m really happy, and I hope you are too!

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Reception Hall

May 11, 2009 at 5:13 pm (Uncategorized)

This is the place! We have both the upper bar area and the lower area booked.  Make sure you view the 360 virtual image!

Also, shoes: Off white/ivory for the ladies, brown for the boys

I also looked into hotel rooms today, we’re reserving a block at Courtyard by Marriott.  However, sidenote, I wanted to have all of my attendants stay with me in my cozy apartment Friday night at least, if at all possible.

Also! Holly, Katie, Mom ,and I are dress shopping Wednesday.  I know the rest of you probably can’t make it, but! The place we’re going to has a webcam set up that streams 24/7!  Let me know, but if you want me to, I can text you when we get to the place (probably around 3 or 4 Wednesday afternoon) and you can get online and view what I’m trying on and text your opinions!

Here’s the website to get to the webcam:

I think that’s all for now! Good gracious!

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Bride’s Attendant Apparel!

May 11, 2009 at 3:02 pm (Uncategorized)

I can’t call y’all bridesmaids because we have a brides…dude, the Great and Powerful Jeremy Holliday. SO you are my “Attendants”.  I’m trying to be proper, here.  Anyway.

Here’s what the groomsmen will look like, with wine colored ties with vests


But the Bridesmaids won’t look like that BECAUSE they will have aubergine dresses on, of whatever style they like.

Ladies, just try to match your dress to approximately this color:


And Jeremy, you’ll wear what the groomsmen wear, but with THE purple tie and I think you know what I’m talking about.  I’ll let you know where you can buy the vest soon, but other than that just wear khaki slacks and an ivory/off-white button up shirt.

Ladies, the only specifications that I have for your dresses are

1. It needs to be comfortable!  Any length you want, but for summer, you probably want tea lenth/shorter.

2. It needs to be close to my favorite purple

3.  It needs to have a somewhat simple waistline because to tie them all together, Mom and I are sewing lace sashes to go around the small part of the dress’s waist.  The lace will be something like this:


Let me know what you think, loves. I want you to look snazzy!

Also, here are some website suggestions for dresses:

Please comment with other sites if you know of any!

Don’t forget to try department stores and consignment shops.

Ok, all for now! LOVE!

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May 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm (Uncategorized)

As you well know, the Date is August 8, 2009.  I just talked to a girl on the phone about wedding flowers and she was like, oooh 8-8-09 that’s fun!  Whaaatever!  Anyway I’m still figuring this site out so gimme a sec.


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