Flower Girl Dress ✔

I just got word that Christian's cousin, our flower girl's mother, found the cutest dress for Emma! It's springy, it will look great with the pewter bridesmaids dresses, and it's not traditional, which is what I love about it.
Great work, Nicole! I know it's not easy with 2 small children and one on the way! Thank you so much!

Emma is going to sparkle - love it!

Dressing for the Shower

I've been looking for a dress (or outfit) for my bridal shower for weeks now. I thought during the holidays I'd find something. There was a dress that I did buy on sale but I don't think it's that great for my shower, maybe to wear to one of the many weddings coming up in 2010. The shower is in the evening and I'm typically a jeans + t-shirt kinda girl. What is a bride supposed to wear to her shower?

My concerns...
  • Is black ok?
  • Most dresses are really short on me because my legs are so long
  • I'd love to hide my oversized-knees, if I can, since people will be watching me
  • My shower is march 27, is it going to be too cold for a 'little party dress'?
  • Sundresses just don't look right on me, ever
  • Are there dresses out there that are longer but not granny-looking or too gownish? if so where?
  • Can I wear dress pants and a party top? or is that too casual?

True Dress Debacle

Ha, so I guess I spoke too soon with that last blog! I thought there were issues with my bridesmaids dresses before... now I'm told that Jim Hjelm can't do the colors I chose from their swatch book. One of the associates at MB Bride called me this morning to apologize... if only they would've discovered this a month ago when they told me the colors would be fine! After I spent hours upon hours in that store debating on colors and after most of my bridesmaids put money down, got measured, etc. Wouldn't it have made sense to check if the color combo was alright BEFORE you told me "YES, WE CAN THAT!" You guys are supposed to know more about these dresses then I do! Grrrrr.

So yet AGAIN back to the drawing board. We are most likely just going to swap the colors for my Plan B scheme. But this whole thing is so not cool!

Tonight Nikki, Rachel, and I are going in and I'm telling them what's up!

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Dear MB Bride & Special Occasions,
With the exception of one really nice associate who works there (Linda), I think your service stinks! If people hadn't already paid I would go elsewhere for my bridesmaids dresses. Oh and your lighting makes even beautiful people look gross.
A Very Disgruntled Bride

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Plan B and final color combo... Pewter / Black / Black

Dress Debacle

So on Saturday morning Tara and I went into MB Bride so she could get fitted for her bridesmaid dress for my wedding. I just found out the orders need be in for all 5 of my bridesmaids by next week, yikes! Good news is that the girls only have to put half down to order them, bad news is that they can't order any of them til all 5 girls come in, get measured, and put half down.

It would've been great if they would have told me the last time I went in that they needed ordered by like now!

So please ladies, get to MB Bride as soon as you can so they can measure you! I'm so sorry for the rush and for this expense coming during the Christmas season.

Store hours: Open 7 days a week
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
: 11:00am to 8:30pm
Tuesdays and Fridays: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sundays: (Jan - April) 11:00pm to 4:00pm; (May - Dec) 12:00pm - 4:00pm


I just thought I'd embarrass one of my "bridesmaids" by posting a video I forgot I had of him. :)

{in rush hour after work - the mohawk makes it that much better}

The Holidays

Christian and I had a wonderful thanksgiving with our families. We cooked our first thanksgiving dish, which turned out very well (even if it was only a side). We also bought our first Christmas tree on black friday, yay! The intent was to shop after Christmas and get a seriously discounted tree for next year but I talked him into a 6' tree that was on sale for $25! It's now almost completely setup at his house. Our tree / holiday decor is all whites, silver, and warm grays (surprise surprise). We walked around - for what felt like hours - looking at all the colors trying to decide and ended up with gray and white (like the wedding colors).

I love the holidays and I can't wait for next year when we will actually wake up together on Christmas morning!

Recently, we've also been accessing Christian's house trying to figure out how to get all my crap into it when we get married. It's going to be close and I will probably have to give a lot of stuff away. We're hoping that for Christmas our families get us Home Depot and Ikea gift cards (or similar) to ease the transition... wink wink, nudge nudge.