Friday, September 30, 2011

a few things to note...

1. it is friday. thank gooooo-ness!

2. tomorrow starts october. THE most beautiful month.

3. i may or may not have said YES to my wedding DRESS this week!!! eeeeeeeeks!!

off to enjoy my weekend.. hope yours is FAB<3 (more details to come regarding shopping for THE DRESS)


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

weekend recap

where to begin? this weekend was one of the most fun i have had in a long time! filled with genuine love, life long friends, and a beautiful wedding to tie it all together!

congratulations to sara & rob! they weather held out on saturday (despite the torrential downpours mother nature so kindly dumped on us friday evening for the rehearsal) sara was beautiful, and i can honestly say i have never seen her so happy.  here are a few photos from the fabulous wedding weekend!

 my little bride to be!

 mrs. felter;)
 all the girls, xo!
my MOH<3
 jusssst me & my hot date;)
 the flowers were absolutely gorgeous
 ranaculus, my fave!
 i was super excited that this was the last wedding before ours!!
 the beautiful bride!!
 surprise visit from a very special guest

had to break out our beyonce dance moves!

after a fabulous & busy weekend, i am pooped! hoping this week flies by!


Friday, September 23, 2011

s + r

sara & rob are tying the knot this weekend!  i cannot wait to see sara in her white dress, i know she will be absolutely stunning!!! i have known this cutiepie couple since we were all freshmen, and have watched them go from friends to now husband & wife to be! i'm so excited for a weekend filled with wedding festivities!!!


congratulations to an amazing, adorable, loving couple!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

tomorrow is my best friend's birthday!

tomorrow, friday, september 23, 2011 is kristen's birthday! in honor of my girl, i put together a little photo montage!

dear kristen, 
from our first days as freshmen, i knew we were destined to be soul mates! haha...but seriously, i don't know how a friend could be any better than you! when i think about you, i think about every great memory from psu to now! i cannot even begin to imagine my life without you in it ... and you are truly like a sister to me! i love you so much & hope that your birthday is FABULOUS! i can't wait to see you this weekend! love love love  


Monday, September 19, 2011

i'm still here!

phewwwwww! things have been non stop around here. but i have missed blogging, a lot. i feel like i need to purge all my thoughts & the latest on the wedding planning. so, here goes!

we have our date! family is one of the most important things to me. it goes without saying that our wedding day be true to us & our families. shortly after our engagement, when we started considering dates, i thought that it would be really special to use my parents wedding date as ours. so, of course, i rushed to a calendar to see what day september 14th fell on in 2012.  a friday! just like my mom & dad! it was meant to be;)

we have our church! and we are all signed up for pre-cana classes. i met with our priest today after work and can i just state that he is not the same person that performs our 9am sunday mass! this man, with the mouth of a sailor, was joking with me and carrying on like we were old beer buddies.  he even told me that he used to be a philly police officer and when he asked his long time girlfriend to marry him, and she said no, he then turned to the priesthood.  how interesting! i could have chatted with him all evening! i think this is a good sign...

we have chosen our reception site! after having a not so pleasant experience, which i am trying to block out of my brain (so bad that i cried my eyes out & reconsidered everything!) shawn & i went to check out a place oh a whim, really to please my mom.  know that saying "mom knows best"? well, it's true. from the second we parked the car, we knew we were stepping foot on what would be OUR reception site. let's just say, it will be beautiful;) classic & elegant..ahh, so excited!

we have our dj! thanks to several friends who have used them at their wedding, we have chosen schaffer sound as our dj. they are awesome & very professional!

we have our photographer! george weiss III talented.  i am beyond words excited that this amazing artist will be photographing the biggest day of my life! a friend of my brothers'...met him & his wife last week. feel like we have known each other our entire lives. we set up our engagement session for mid october!! so, if you have any outifit ideas or suggestions, please do share;)

i have my first dress appointment! next week i have a dentist appoint near my mom's house.  coincidentally, my dentist is very close to a bridal boutique.  so my mom made an appointment! i have been looking on their website for hours tonight, noting my favorites. we will have only one hour so i want to go in there prepared!

we have selected our wedding bands! recently, shawn and i took my ring to be cleaned & have the prongs checked. while we waited, we tried on some was so fun! and i literally got chills when shawn put on a wedding band. he ended up deciding on a titanium band. i think (although his hand is oddly posed) it looks so handsome on him!
i, of course, wanted to try on everything & anything the place had to offer! and i did...but in the end shawn & i chose this thin band. it looked the best with my engagement ring, like it was meant to go with it! (my engagement ring was not part of a wedding set)

so, although i have a lot checked off of my wedding "to do" list, i still have a lot to go..
-book honeymoon (going to ARUBA!)
-hair & makeup
- favors
- hotel arrangements
- rehearsal dinner site
- limo/trolly
- select bridesmaid dresses
- my shoes
- groom & groomsmen rentals...
etc, etc, etc!

but with 360 days to go, i think i'm a little ahead of the game...if you have any advice or suggestions, i welcome it all!

we have a wedding this weekend for a great couple (friends of mine from college).  i cannot wait to see everyone, especially the beautiful bride!!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

365 days & counting..

til we say "i do"....

this week is beyond crazy in the "busy" department. but i, of course, had to make time to note that this is a very special day for shawn & me.  one year from today, on what would have been my mom & dad's 33rd wedding anniversary, we will tie the knot! 

the "to dos" before the "i dos" are steadily being checked off the list..updates coming soon...


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

home sweet home

we are back! after a day full of flying, layovers, driving, and unpacking we are finally home and relaxing on the couch!

it was a fabulous long weekend away filled with amazing food, awesome weather, and fabulous conversations with some pretty incredible people...

back to the real world - this is going to be a little harsh! back to working doubles for the rest of the week & the end of summer....makes me think back to some of the highlights of these past few months: first & foremost! our engagement.. the best day of my life! several bridal showers & bachelorette parties...followed by, of course, weddings!  vacations & time spent with earthquake, hurricane & tornado all in the same week! relaxing and having the chance to read several books.  the start of the wedding planning many memories made this summer!

when our plane landed home this afternoon, i was surprised to feel the coolness in the air.  so, i guess fall is here...i'm looking forward to it:) bring it on! wedding planning, half marathon & football, oh my:)