Wednesday, November 30, 2011


So there's been a little change in venue, for now.  It's been hard to finally decide on one.  And now a new one has been thrown into the mix.  Arrow Springs Wedding Chapel in Broken Arrow.  It's still beautiful and has a nice neutral palette to work with.  Not to mention it is also surrounded by nature, including a pretty little fish pond by the back deck.

It will be easy to turn this neutral reception hall into my fall wonderland with oranges and browns.  The cream color already seems to be taken care of.  :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Table Entertainment

As I was using, I ran across a website with a very cute idea that I ended up adapting.  The original little origami stars contained compliments to be drawn out of a bowl on a bad day.  I thought it would be completely fun, and possibly good table icebreaker to make these little stars but with each little strip containing a fact about me or David on them.  They could be made out of my wedding colors paper of course!  They could be strewn about the table, maybe with a little sign that says 'open me'.

Friday, October 7, 2011


I don't believe I have ever been a full face veil.  A bride spends so much time making herself even more beautiful and perfect for her hubby to be.  Plus I want to fully be able to see the face of the love of my life when I say two of those most important words, 'I do'.  Plus, who can resist the classic beauty of a birdcage veil!  Thus, I can't resist the temptation of a new craft project.  Making my own birdcage veil!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Over the weekend David and I had our first engagement photos session!  It was done by one of our good friends of TWgrafx photography.  We went to Turkey Mountain around 8:30am, with iced hazelnut coffee and sausage egg mcMuffin in hand.  Enjoy!

Here are a few just to get you started.  We love love all of them!  Tyler did such a great job and was such a trooper getting up early on a Saturday morning and trecking all over Turkey Mountain with us.  We all had a lot of fun.  We are also going to be doing another shoot in downtown Tulsa, as well as a couple of other places.  There will be more to come!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wreath Attempt

As has been happening more frequently, I was in a crafty mood today.  These wreaths and their letters have been sitting in my room for weeks now, so today I decided to experiment with them.  I hopped on over to Hancock Fabrics and bought a couple of spools of ribbon and whipped out my needle, thread and hot glue gun! Now I have never claimed to be a great bow crafter, so this is a rough attempt.  Maybe I will drop the bow and just go with some nice orange and cream flowers or something.  This bow just doesn't hold me.  But I just thought I would share this first attempt with you all!  I hung it on my front door so it would get the best light.I am going to have to rethink this.  Then again, I didn't expect to be wowed on my first try.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Details, Details!

So as I said, I was going to share how I was pulling in all of my colors.  I am going to begin with my favorite color!  Since I had begun dreaming of getting married, I'd always said my colors were going to be teal and mustard seed yellow.  Fall had such wonderful colors to offer (!!) but I couldn't let go of my Teal.  I am 
hoping to pull in the teal in the bridesmaids dresses.

Something along these lines.  A tea length dress is a classic length dress.  I didn't want anything dragging the ground, nor did I want shorty dresses above the knee, especially since November has cooler weather.  So a tea length is a happy medium!

Of course, I'm not going to do this exact thing, but maybe to pull in the brown, I want clear jars with items such as cinnamon, walnuts...and what other brown things are there?  I am also hoping to include grapevine wreaths, such as these:
But a variation.  I bought grapevine leaves, painted a 'D' and an 'S' orange, and am going to hang them in the middle of the wreaths instead and make some sort of orange and cream ribbon bow at  the top.  I'll try to upload pictures later.  All of the pictures that I have uploaded so far are from  (I am obsessed with this website and spend hours on it)
I think I might have gotten carried away and just threw all of the colors together, but there you have it.  More to come!  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Color Scheme

Since my wedding is going to be in the Fall (my favorite season) I am pulling in a palette of Fall colors, including burnt orange, dark brown, cream, and then my favorite color, teal.

These are some inspirations from and  On my next post, I will go into how I am planning on pulling together all of those wonderful colors!

A New Phase of life

I have begun preparing for a new phase of life.
Here is the story:

David and I spent most of the 4th of July at my grandmother's house popping firecrackers, baking cookies and spending time with my family.  That night, we went to Riverpark's big fireworks show.  My cousin and a couple of mine and David's friends were in attendance.  One of his friends happened to be taking photos of the fireworks.  David casually asked his friend to take pictures of us.  So we stood up and hugged for the pictures.  David began digging in his pocket and before I knew it, he was kneeling down on one knee!  With the fireworks blossoming in the background, David asked me to marry him!!  I squealed as tears sprang to my eyes and said YEEEESS!!  That was the happiest moment of my life!  I was completely and utterly surprised.  I cannot wait to spend the rest of our lives together.  I could not ask for a better man to be my husband and take care of me.  Say hello to the future Mrs. Linde!!

    I hope to chronicle the planning of my wedding on this blog.  I hope you enjoy!