Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Final Count Down!

I always make excuses as to why we do not post much... but no more excuses. We are going to try to post something everyday up to the wedding. t-minus 31 days.

Today I thought it would be a fun idea to post a few of our RSVP responses. I searched and searched for the madlib rsvp idea and did not come up with many pictures or ideas. Well we went ahead with the idea anyway and could not be happier. Here are a few:

Super excited to have fun advice from family and we will be able to save it in a scrapbook!-

Grandmother of Bride
Great-grandparents of Bride
Mother of the Groom 
Grandparents of Groom 
Grandparents of Groom 
Here are some sweet ones from friends-

Groomsman & wife
Friend of Bride
Friend of Bride
Then there are the weird ones-
The interesting ones....

Friend of Bride

Friend of Bride
Then the ones with a secret message-
Friend of Groom

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Time for YOU to influence our wedding!

Last week we received an email from our DJ saying he was not going to be able to do our wedding anymore :( 

DON'T FRET... we have already booked another one! 

And we think you will enjoy this one much better....  GUESS WHAT?!?! You all are allowed to go in and pre-request songs to be played during the wedding reception! So have fun- but not tooooo much fun... we can aways edit ;) 

Feel free to comment below with your request as well!

All you need to do is follow the link below and enter 
Group name:   april282012
Password:    04dj28

Remember to click "request" and the site allows up to 5 song requests.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DIY Pot Rack

Our kitchen is SUPER small and very limited in storage... so a few months ago we began thinking about how to expand our storage capabilities. We have nearly an entire wall that is empty and a cabinet FULL of pots and pans so we were thinking pot rack. Well the pot racks we liked were either a) too large for the kitchen or b) more than we wanted to pay. So we thought "hey, we could build one..." so we went to Google and searched out some ideas. There are a lot of good ones out there, and this is ours.

Josh's parents had spare rebar at their house and we cut it to the sizes we wanted. (If you don't have any spare lying around you can find it at any home improvement store and
 it is really inexpensive and we only used one full length bar). We spray painted the rebar black to give it a more finished look. 

The only other pieces we used were u-hooks to put in the wall and lay the rebar on, s-hooks to hang the pans on the rebar, and leather if we needed to adjust the length or size for the hook. 

Total project cost about $25.... 

Friday, January 6, 2012

The year of the Wedding

Well, 2011 ended as busily as possible...

The month of December consisted of the JDRF Memphis Chapter Holiday Party, TSO Concert, Heartwood Hall's Christmas Party, Candace graduating University of Memphis, a trip to Nashville to celebrate, Christmas, and New Years celebrated at the Melting Pot.

We just wanted to do a small catch up post to let you know we are sill alive and to look for more updates as we get closer to the wedding!

TSO Concert 

TSO Concert
@ Heartwood Hall Christmas Party

Heartwood Hall at Christmas 

Heartwood Hall Barn 
@ ICE! in Nashville 
Opryland Hotel at Christmas

Melting Pot for New Years

New Years Chocolate Fondue at Melting Pot 

And now here we are 5 days into the year of the WEDDING!!! Actually there is only about 16 weeks left... but who's counting right? haha.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ever wonder why we save part of the wedding cake?!?...

Well believe it or not, a schoolyard poem has something to do with it... "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage!"

It used to be that there was a wedding and then a pregnancy would follow soon there after. So, rather than baking two cakes for both occasions, people would just bake one big cake and save part of it to be eaten at a later date when the squealing bundle of joy arrived. Eventually folks warmed to the idea of giving the kid their own newly baked cake, but the custom of saving a portion of the wedding cake far longer than it should be saved and then eating it and deluding oneself to believe that it actually tastes good is one that persists to this day....who knew!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!!! Enjoy!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Alter Tradition

So most of the weddings you go to the Bride is on the left and the Groom on the right... ever wonder the reason?!? Well  back in the day many thought it was all fun and games to kidnap the bride. By standing on the right side it kept the right hand, in most cases ones sward hand, available in the event of a jealous attack  and to protect from kidnapping...

Too bad Josh is left handed... I might need to check on his right handed fighting skills...