Oh my gosh, I had such a productive weekend . . . feeling a huge sense of relief right now. Everyone keeps saying "wait until the last month when all of these random thing start to pop up," but to be honest, I can't forsee that happening. I have been super organized since the beginning of this whole wedding planning process and enjoying it all along the way. Hoping the planning and preparation pays off and I don't end up with a ton to do during crunch time. With a little over 2 months to go, I completed all of our wedding party gifts, rehearsal dinner centerpieces, purchased everything to fill out welcome bags with, began to write our ceremony, chose reading (I think!), and sent out rehearsal dinner invitations over the weekend.
Like I said, i've been a busy bee! Now it's on to the fun stuff . . . choosing floral designs, jewelry, hair jewelry, hair styles, makeup looks, and BACHELORETTE PARTY! My bachelorette party is actually next weekend (it was best to do it early because we're going to a concert and I don't want to steal every weekend from my friends in the Fall!) More on that next week!
I have some more flowers from John Mackey Designs to show you later this week, but today i'm in the mood to talk hair and makeup! I'm planning on wearing a veil, but really have no idea what length.
I definitely don't want to wear a cathedral length ... but think the shoulder length is a bit short. So somewhere in between ... maybe mid-hip? What did you choose for your wedding? Does it all depend on the dress?
As far as hair goes, I want to leave most of it down . . . wavy . . . flowy . . . loose. Nothing too style. I want it to look natural and I don't want to do something that's going to make me look TOO different from the way I usually look. Same goes for make up. I was thinking something like this . . .
and this . . .
With those hairstyles, I'm thinking that a small jeweled comb/pin might look fabulous near the piece of hair that gets held back. I found a bunch on Etsy, but these are my favorites so far . . .
If I was a 12 year old girl, I would've had trouble sleeping last night...but I'm not...and I slept just fine! But I'm sure all the CODY SIMPSON fans at Camelbeach yesterday won't soon forget CODY SIMPSON DAY.
Hardcore fans started showing up at 9am for Cody's 4pm performance!
Cody hung out on air before hitting the stage.
Fans singing along with Cody.
Cody backstage getting ready to meet his fans.
Grand Prize winner Dominique Bekanich of Plymouth. She and her best friend got to hit the water slide with Cody!
Special thanks to Cody Simpson for making it a memorable day for all his fans.
Sue and & I just got back from a week touring the Maine coastline visiting her family & friends and I couldn't resist sharing with you some of the state's beauty. You'd have to try REALLY had to take a bad photo in Maine. All of these pics were taken with my Iphone and some help from Instagram.
The Camden Harbor
Sailboat on the Damariscotta River. This was our view while kayaking.
Lillies in Sue's parents backyard.
"Fish rock" at the Marshall Point Lighthouse
Lighthouse keeper's house at Marshall Point.
Marshall Point Lighthouse was built in 1858.
Beach at Cape Elizabeth near Portland.
Decommissioned lighthouse near Rockland. The lighthouse and island is now a private residence.
Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth.
One of our dogs, Frankie, hitting the beach at Cape Elizabeth.
If you'd like to see the rest of my pics, follow me on Instagram. (@rocky985)
And if you ever plan on visiting Maine and want a few ideas hit me up via email.
It's CAKE time! John and I had our cake meeting this week with Cathy at Truly Scrumptious and I am now so excited about our cake. I didn't realize how many people look forward to seeing the cake until our couple's shower a few weeks ago where 3 of my relatives asked if we had our tasting yet. They all can't wait to see the cake!
Cathy had so many wonderful suggestions and offers a long list of YUMMY mousse filling flavors. Everything from cannoli and white chocolate to raspberry and cookies and cream. This has been one of the most fun parts of planning so far. Cathy and I designed the 5 tier cake and on paper it looks beautiful . . . I can only imagine what she is going to deliver that day!
John of course love the tasting. He's not a big chocolate guy, so he leaned towards canoli and white chocolate instantly. The cannoli was ridiculously good ... and Cathy's personal favorite! The cake studio at Truly Scrumptious is a really nice place to sit and design your special cake! Cathy is lovely to chat with and she was so excited about our ideas for the cake! Eeee!
By the way, that flower below ... it's sugar. Cathy and her team are beyond talented.
Just got a call from the CUTEST little girl named Kaitlyn - she asked me very kindly to share this information. And I gave them a shout-out on the air, but I'm throwing in an extra blog mention because she was sweet enough to use "please" and "thank you" - POLITE KIDS ROCK!
The United Sports Academy (Kaitlyn's team) is having a CAR WASH!!
When: Saturday, July 27 from 10am - 2pm
Where: KOST Tire in Dunmore
Price by donation - GO SUPPORT THESE KIDS!!
Thank you in advance!
Over the past few months i've had the chance to chat with so many NEPA ladies who are currently planning their big day! There is one thing we ALL agree on . . . while it's a ton of fun and super exciting, there comes a time where you just can't seem to make any more choices! I'm approaching that point in the wedding planning process and I thought, what better way to figure things out than enlist the help of YOU!
After a fabulous meeting the other day with John Mackey at John Mackey Designs he gave us a bunch of different style flowers to choose from. While these aren't all our colors, think more along the lines of the style ... colors can always change!
So, which style boutineer do you like the most?
Isn't this fun? I can't wait to hear which ones you LOVE the most! In addition to all of our flowers, John is also designing our entire reception space with linens and uplighting. I can't wait to see (and show you) what he has in store! I didn't know i'd be THIS excited about the flowers and the design of our wedding, but John is making this really fun! If you are in the middle of planning, call John Mackey and sit with him for a consultation. He is FULL of ideas and comes up with some really unique ways to make your day special and different from all of the rest!
This morning on Good Morning America they featured this woman that I have quickly become obsessed with. Since her appearance on GMA this am, i've watching dozens of Youtube videos of her and i'm amazed. She does over 50 singing voices in a show in Las Vegas. Everyone from Celine Dion and Tina Turner to Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Adele. This is just a quick montage, but her show is Veronic Voices and searching her routines on Youtube is my new favorite way to waste time.
Hey Brides-to-be and friends who love wedding talk! Today I bring to you a little heads up and warning that might make you re-think those fancy pocket fold invitations. This morning I stopped at the post office to buy the cute 66 cent wedding stamps. Over the weekend, John and I spent about 8 hours assembling the invites and getting them ready to be mailed. We designed the invitations ourselves and my mom did all of the work and printing. That left a lot of assembly to happen and of course adding the cute little touches. 8 hours later, we finished. I was so excited to get stamps this morning because I can not wait to get these invites out of my possession and into the hands of our guests!
I hand an invitation to the woman behind the counter and she immediately moaned "Ohh nooooo! What do you have in here?" My heart sank. I told her it was a wedding invitation and it's similar to most invitations we've received in the past. She started showing everyone in the office and came back to tell me that since it doesn't bend, it needs extra stamps.
Long story short, we not only need a 66 cent wedding stamp, but also another 20 cent stamp . . . that only comes in the form of GEORGE WASHINGTON'S FACE! Haaaaa! That's right, the photo below is a sample of how our invites are going out in the mail!
I'm laughing it off. It's funny . . . and in the grand scheme of things does not matter at ALL . . . but I definitely didn't see this coming!
So, when you're picking out your fancy wedding invitations, keep the postage in mind! Apparently those fancy pocket fold invites are a pain in the butt to send through the mail! Who knew?
The Strand Roller Rink and the Girl Scouts of McAdoo will hold a benefit in memory of Madison Arner, a girl scout of Troop 31644/31641 who passed away from a tragic fire on June 22 here in the boro of McAdoo.
Where: Strand Roller Rink
When: Friday July 26
Roller Skating, Bounce House, Tricky-Trays, Waffles&Ice Cream, Sno Cones, Cotton Candy and much more
Also accepting non-perishable food/household items and monetary donations
A few months ago America fell in love with an artist that many in NEPA already loved! Stroudsburg's Christian Porter wow'ed audiences on The Voice with his sexy and smooth version of "Sexy and I Know It" and today Christian joins us in studio to sing with us! Christian will be headlining tomorrow night at The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg! Don't miss him today on KRZ at 4 and tomorrow night in concert!
More info on his show here : http://www.shermantheater.com/index.cfm?siteid=83&itemcategory=25144&priorId=0&ProductId=40935