I don't know about you but eventually I am going to print out my blog and make a book out of it! I'm sure one day my kids or whoever reads it (or attempts to) will think I am a crazy lady obsessed with my husband and our chihuahua haha!
With that said, I am sharing a guest post I did for Hayley over at The Newlywed Pingrees this June of 2011; it is riggghht here! It was also my first guest post ever so I was really worried if it was good enough and was worried it was too long haha. Fun stuff...read on if you like weddings! PS. Check out her blog because I love it and wish we were bffs.
Hey lovely readers of The Newlywed Pingrees!
I'm Ashley and write over at Sloanbook. I am so excited to be guest posting for Hayley today! I was thrilled when she asked me to write while she is on her amazing trip! I absolutely adore her blog and think she is the most sweetest girl ever! Unfortunately I just moved away from where she is at so we never got to meet up but I feel that we would be very good friends! And I think our husbands would be too :)
Today I am going to tell you a little about my wedding including what I wore and a special moment. My husband is Kevin and we were married almost 3 years ago on August 8, 2008. We were married in the Denver, Colorado LDS temple for time and all eternity. In case you are wondering the date is 08.08.08 which according to the Chinese culture is a very lucky day to be married!
Because Kevin and I were engaged on June 3, 2008 and married on August 8, 2008 we didn't have a lot of time to plan the wedding. I was attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah at the time of the engagement which means there are a lot of wedding dress stores in the area. My mom flew into town and we started looking around. We found out that for the majority of wedding dress stores you needed to buy a dress at least a few months in advance of the wedding so you could order the dress and do multiple fittings. I definitely did not have 4 or 5 months! Plus after spring term at BYU I was going to be living back home in Colorado so multiple fittings would be almost impossible.
My mom and I went into Allyse's Bridal at the University Mall because they had dresses in different sizes so you wouldn't need to order one. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted and when my mom suggested the dress I didn't want to try it on. Honestly, I didn't really like the dress. She basically told me I should try it on just to see, so I did and I am glad I did!
As soon as I tried it on I fell in love with it! My mom loved it too and I am so glad that she pulled it off the rack and made me try it on! I chose to get it in ivory instead of pure white. I liked how it was a little different than other typical LDS wedding dresses. One of my favorite parts of the dress is the back.
Some details: My dress, veil, and headpiece were all from Allyse's Bridal. My diamond earrings were from Nordstrom. My light blue shoes were Anne Klein from Zappos (not pictured). I wore Bare Minerals makeup done by myself. My favorite hairdresser in Fort Collins, Colorado (where I am living now) did my hair really early the morning of the wedding. So there you have it!
A special moment was during our reception in Windsor, Colorado. It started raining really hard and most everyone was drenched but halfway through it stopped and a beautiful rainbow came out. I'm not sure how many people have rainbows at their weddings :)
If you have any questions you can find me at Sloanbook. Have a great day readers! Hopefully you enjoyed it. Thanks again Hayley! :)
And there we have it! I have never really blogged much about our wedding...maybe I should soon! I just am always trying to blog about the latest happenings and never have time for things in the past! But I will blog about my wedding! Hold me to it ;)
PS. OH and Hayley & I did meet at the Utah Blogger Meet Up so we are real life friends!
AND sooo excited I will be having a new blog design soon!!! Eeeek!
And an ah-mazing giveaway will be up on Monday!
What are you doing this weekend?
I'm hanging out with my friend Emily, unpacking/organizing/Christmas decorating/present wrapping, going on a double date with our friends James & Laura to a hockey game, church, & um some more house stuff :D