Bridal Showers

So far there has been 3 bridal showers, including my own this year. The 4th is this coming weekend for my fiance's little sister. Here are some photos from Kacey's shower this past weekend! It was themed "Something Blue..."

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Licensed to Wed

Our marriage license came in the mail today!

With This Ring I Thee Wed

The engagement ring Christian picked out for me in '09 was GORGEOUS. The only drawback has been finding a match for it. The designer, Jeff Cooper, has a matching band for it but the price was near double what your standard diamond band would run you. So we had been going from jeweler to jeweler, for the last few months, looking for a match that was a little easier on the wallet.

We ended up at JBR, after a referral from my sister&brother-in-law to-be, nothing in the store matched my ring but we did find a band for Christian that met his needs. We picked out a black tungsten ring for him. It looks great on him even though he's not a jewelry person. The sales associate at JBR pulled out a catalog of rings we could order to see if anything in there came close and after about an hour we found one that looked near perfect. We ordered it knowing that if when it came in it didn't match we would be refunded our deposit.

A few days went by and Christian called me late one night after his hockey game and said, "Lauren, I've been thinking... I want you to have the matching band to your engagement ring..." We decided to try and negotiate the price. Within the next few days he received a postcard in the mail from the jeweler saying that the Pres of Jeff Cooper would be there on April 10 for a trunk show. Good timing!

Yesterday, we stopped by JBR first to see the ring we had previously ordered - sadly it was not even close to being a match. So we drove out to Orrs to see what was in store for us. We walked in and Mr Cooper introduced himself, showed us the matching ring, then offered us a FABULOUS deal if we ordered today at the show. We were in-and-out within 10 minutes, ha. It was the price we wanted... THANK YOU LORD! Everything worked out and we are just in time with just over a month until the wedding!

Developments 4.6.10

On -of all days- Easter Sunday my mom and step-dad informed me that the day before they had rode their motorcycles up the mountain and visited The Barn where we are getting married next month. They then instructed me to sit down for what they were about to tell me. When they got to Fallingwater they saw that there were construction vehicles everywhere, the grounds were roped off, and the building was roofless! My parents spoke with a security guard who informed them that the snow from Februarys 'snow-mageddon' had damaged the roof and that it would be done in a few weeks. My mom asked specifically about our date, May 22. The guard then looked at his chart and said, "which May 22 wedding?"

Knowing that we are getting married "in a few weeks" I had a mild panic attack before I realized that I could do nothing about it on Easter Sunday. A few glasses of pinot blanc later I had almost forgotten about it. And I even slept like a baby last night, FINALLY!

Thankfully, this morning Christian contacted them to get the 411, and they said that everything is in order for our wedding and that there is in fact no other wedding scheduled on our day.

Unfortunately, we should probably still keep a close eye on this situation.