Thursday, May 27, 2010

it's crazy, just knowing that the world is round...

and i'm here dancing on the ground...
am i right side up or upside down...
is this real or am i dreaming...
(love those DMB lyrics, they have nothing to do with my post, ha)

okay, i know i owe a wedding update to ya'll....
a lot has changed in our lives in the past 6 or so weeks.
so we figured why not change our wedding date as well.

we are getting married in under 2 months!
i'm working on a budget of $500.
we are no longer having a reception/party.
we are sticking with our very small ceremony.
just parents and siblings.
they are the people who mean the most to us.

i have my dress.
my shoes.
those are the two most important things, right?!

with my $500 budget, i need....
a bouquet (they are expensive!!)
a garter and i'm working with someone on etsy to get just what i want for a great price.
small cake.
i have a photographer booked, she is giving us an awesome deal!
also need a few decorations (ordered).
gus needs his tux (will be ordered asap).
marriage license.


not included in the budget...
whatever billy decides to wear.
rings!
food for a casual dinner after the ceremony.
a friend of ours got ordained for us and will be marrying us! :)

i could be forgetting something....life is crazy busy these days!!

as for me being "OK" with all of this.
well, of course i am!!
the point of a wedding is to get married to the person you want to spend your life with, your soul mate!
i am head over heals in love with my billy and i can't wait to be his wifey!

here is me today...

happy as a clam :)
i love my earings and top...
guess who else is a happy little guy.... GUSSY BEAR!!
he is back to his normal self and playing babies and running the house!
he is off his pain meds that were making him loopy and now on an antibiotic since the other dog bit him.
accidents happen, we are just so glad to have our little boogie healthy and happy!


that's all for today...
happy thursday friends!! :)



p.s.
diet coke, where have you been all my life?!
i'm totally addicted to you!

79 comments:

Melissa said...

Very cute outfit! I can't wait to see how your wedding unfolds! Mine is in less than 2 months also!

Gwen said...

Girl we got married in a very simple ceremony with family doing our photography and my Grandma's cooking dinner for everyone at my parents house. It was a big wedding but well under $2000 and we're hitting our 13 years in three weeks. The marriage isn't about the wedding anyways and I love that you know that!!! It will be so special for you both!!! I can't believe it's two months away!!! Can't wait to see photos.

You are gorgeous and Gus looks super happy!!! XOXO

Ashley said...

Your wedding sounds great! The most important thing is to have those that are near and dear to you to celebrate your day! LOVE the outfit!! You are just as pretty as ever!

A Real Housewife said...

congrats, girl--you look truly happy!! and i'm sure your little gussy is just so happy for his parents. ;)

Adorably Distracted... said...

Awww yay for speeding up weddings!!! It will be great! and perfect!

Neely said...

You look so happy!! All of your wedding stuff sounds amazing :) Cant wait to see pics. Cute outfit by the way

J and A said...

LOVE your top! Where is it from?

Megan said...

Love, love, love your outfit! When Hubbs and I got married we bumped from Aug. 07 to Aug. 06! EEKS! We had 2 months total from start to finish for dress, who was in the wedding, and all that jazz. Thankfully we have amazing parents to help out, but we got married in the gym of my mom's church and had a VFW reception! Cheap but I wouldn't change a thing, well maybe a few things :) But you are right, what else matters besides exchanging your vows with someone you cannot wait to spend your life with? NOTHING! I am so happy for you both!!!!!

Becca said...

WOW!! Just under 2 months! That is going to be here before you know it and you will be a WIFEY!!! Sooooo excited for you! I hope that you are able to find some great deals on everything you need. We had just a few of our closest friends and our family at the wedding. I could have actually done without a few of the guests HA!!! It will be beautiful and a wonderful day for the two of you!

Glad little Gussy is back to normal! LOVE that top!

Kell said...

love that outfit! you look so pretty! :) and that's so smart to go to etsy for the garter! never even would have thought of that!

Patience said...

Super cute outfit. So many people get wrapped up in planning the most extravegant wedding that they lose sight of what the day is really about. I think your wedding sounds perfect.

Katie F said...

You look so happy! I love that top. Where is it from?
My hubby and I went back and forth between a small wedding or a big one. In the end we realized that a wedding is about two people starting a life together and we had a small ceremony on the beach with a handful of family and friends. It was more meaningful and intimate that way
and we had a budget too. So it can be done!
Good luck with getting everything ready. Two more months. That's so exciting

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, no matter what, the day is about ya’ll… and know it’s going to be very special!!! Will be here before you know it! So exciting!! :)

Mrs. Potts said...

Congrats lady! You're going to be beautiful & you're right - the most important part is that you'll be marrying the man you want to spend the rest of your life with. The other stuff is just extra.

You look so beautiful in these pictures! Love the earrings. :)

d.a.r. said...

Glad Gus is okay!!!

And mmmmm diet coke! Nectar of the gods :)

Jessica said...

I love your top, too! How cute!

Can't wait to hear about more wedding plans! That time is going to FLY by!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

Glad the pup is doing better!! I love your outfit for today!!

I planned my wedding in 2 weeks and it was a small setting, maybe about 70 people. I am so glad we didn't do a huge one, because I was able to celebrate with my most dear friends and family and not have to think about entertaining people! Best decision I have ever made! Granted we did it this quick because we had our daughter 6 weeks before getting married and the priest at my husbands church wanted us to get married before baptizing the baby. I couldn't be happier he suggested this though!!

Good for you and good luck with your budget, I am positive you can do it!

Whitney said...

You look beautiful in your pics :)

I absolutely love Diet Coke!!

Congrats on the upcoming wedding! How exciting!

Katie said...

I came across your blog while blog-hopping, and I love it! Congrats on your upcoming marriage :) And I love your top, too!

carrie1 said...

small and quaint, that is all you need. =)

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

I think I may need to come steal your outfit! I'm in love with it! Too cute :)

Brown Girl said...

You or a friend could totally make your bouquet, I made my sis one for prom and it was so easy!!! Just need some floral tape and wire! Congrats on your plans, it will be beautiful!

Brittany said...

Diet Coke, actually Pepsi, is my weakness! It's terrible :-(

You look so cute today!! And Gus is just adorable. I can't wait to see him in his Tux haha.

A budget isn't what makes the wedding. It's all about the love and celebration :-) $500 or $5000 - two people in love are celebrating! I'm sure it's going to be fabulous either way!

DREW'S MOM said...

Glad to hear things are going well.. enjoy your week! *Cute top =)

Jamie Pickle said...

Sounds like the perfect wedding to me!! You look fabulous!

brown eyed girl said...

Sounds perfect! My parents had a small wedding like that, 12 people, went out to dinner afterwards, it was a wonderful time by all accounts! Make sure you have someone to snap photos for you - a friend would do it for free! Yay!! So exciting!!

Sarah Ann said...

Life has a way of surprising one doesn't it? I'm glad that you are happy with the changes you've made. There is always future anniversaries for parties. =]

Ams said...

You look gorgeous!
I agree - getting married isn't about the party... it's about being in love and living happily ever after. You guys are doing the right thing!!!
I can't wait to see how it all comes together :)

hersweetcheeks said...

I love the top and earrings as well darling! Gorgy!!!

You are so right; close family are who matters the most. I'm sure everything will turn out beautifully!

Jenny.Lee said...

Simple is good! I'm so happy for you. ;)

Lucy Marie said...

Love your outfit and good luck with all the plans!

Mitzi G.!! said...

Woo Hoo.........let your new life begin!

Ashley said...

Congrats, girl! And you look great!

Whitney said...

Yay! Love the outfit and the new plans! Is there a reason the date got BUMPed up? ;-) hehe....

The Pittman's said...

I constantly look back at our ginormous wedding and think "should've done it smaller. the way I really wanted it." That's the way a wedding should be, just about you two. Good luck with everything, you look gorgeous!

Shanna said...

Congrats! You look beautiful!!! Glad Gus is doing better!

Tatiana said...

Your look gorgeous as always!!! I've missed your fun spunky personality! You're wedding sounds just perfect! I can't wait to see some pictures of that beautiful day! You're going to make a gorgeous bride and a wonderful wife!

Katie said...

You are so pretty!! I love your shirt and earrings too!

Kristen said...

you're looking super cute! When my husband and I got married we worked with a very small budget too. Got married in a small chapel in our church's education building with only family present, and then had a small get together afterwards with friends. Nothing formal, not even a dress! I agree with you, we wanted to get married to each other, that's what mattered most!

capperson said...

Love the outfit!! You are adorable! Yay for speeding up the wedding and it sounds too cute. I can't wait to see pics!

Hailey {HRH} said...

holy wow!! 2 months and a small budget? i have no doubt that you can pull it all off. please let me know if there is anything in can do for you. i got my bouquet for $30 at the farmers market. i just wrapped my own ribbon around it and it was good to go! :)

Rasha said...

Aww you look great!

meredith said...

less than two months?!? woo hoo!! so exciting! everything is going to turn out gorgeous!

and look at you, looking all hot today! love the pics!

Juliana said...

Ok sweetie-I have been MIA for a long time. How did the $500 budget happen? You can do it! I wish I lived near you, I used to plan weddings. Your bouquet...do you have a really crafty friend who could do it? I have made some for friends weddings...just get the flowers you want, white satin ribbon and pearl pins or another type of pins. The cake...those are expensive. I would suggest searching on craig's list for a housewive who is wanting to start a bakery from her home. TRY the cake first:)

Jax said...

Budget smudget! You kick butt! And you look STUNNING, girlie! I've been having a hard time keeping up with my bloggie.. sorry for my mia-ness.. I saw your blog profile photo as I commented on another one just now and went "OHMYGOSH she looks HAUTE!" I cant believe your wedding is only 2 mos away!!!

Suzanne said...

You have the best attitude ever!

The Fashion Bloggess said...

wow! great post as per usual!
LOVE your blog sooooo much!
Such an inspiration! Definitely
bookmarking you righttt now!
Hope you can stop by mine
sometime :) xx

Michely Medeiros. said...

your wedding sounds amazing just family and friends :) ans as long as you two are happy that's whats most important!!! cant wait to see the pictures and glad to hear your furbaby is GREAT :)

Love Lace said...

You look amazing! I want some white pants like that! Can't wait to see more wedding details, and of course the pictures from the big day!!!

Selma said...

Such a cute outfit. Love your top and earrings, too. :) 2 monts will go by so fast... :D

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

are'nt you adorable??? congrats on the wedding! i am new to your blog... my husband & i did not have a big fancy wedding... in fact it was the courthouse w/just the 2 of us & here we are almost 10 years later w/3 kids still super happy!!!

All About Aleigha said...

Wow the next 2 months will fly by. I'm sure your wedding will be perfect. I'm glad Gus is feeling better. And you look super cute in your outfit.

brooke said...

we were engaged for over a year and then when c decided to go into the military we put our wedding together on a $800 budget (less the dress/rings) and threw it together in two weeks...was it a dream wedding...no...but the folks we loved most were there and looking back it's not at all what was important!! it will be great day because of what it means to you...not what center pieces you have or food you serve!!

Brittany said...

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA!!!!!

People spend way too much time worrying about the wedding, and not enough time on the marriage! YOU are sooo smart! I am sure it will be even more special and intimate because it is only the people you care about.

When I get married (after meeting someone that is..) it will be a tiny wedding.. (with a big reception.. cook out! Seriously, I want to bbq and camp out after my wedding. lmao!)

SO excited for you! Can't wait to see all the pictures!!!!

Brittany said...

p.s. you're so beautiful you'd make a paper bag look good! :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

My friend just carried one simple flower when she got married- I forget what kind it was- but it loooked great! I will ask her.
Why did you move it up? Just because you can't wait to be married!?!? :)

Katie said...

that outfit is so cute! I love love love the top!!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

2 months! this is exciting!

btw, you look marvelous.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

ps - i wish i could make your cake for you. i'd do it for free.

bananas. said...

Uh what?! 2 months!!! Good for you! And good for you for doing it with a budget. $500 is not a lot of cash for a wedding so if you can do it, more power to ya! Can't wait to see the results. Congrats again!

Lori said...

I LOVE those earrings and that top!! You look so fabulous!!!

drollgirl said...

i think it is rad that you are getting married on a small budget! i have friends that spent a bundle when getting married, and they wish they had used that money as a down for a house.

and you will be a wife soon! lucky you, and i bet your man is pretty excited to be your husband!

p.s. love that top!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

I think your intimate wedding will be fabulous! I cant wait to see pictures! and you look gorgeous as always in those pics!

jennster said...

as long as you and billy are both happy, that is all that matters!!!!!! you will be surrounded with love and i can't wait to see the pictures! you look like a freaking model in that pic.. LOVE IT!

Maryellen said...

Your wedding plans are coming along great! I loved that you began your post with Crush lyrics. That happens to be the song John and I danced to at our wedding for our first dance. It was awesome but we never realized how long it was until we danced to it in front of a bunch of people watching us.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

you are the cutest little thing! and i think you'll enjoy the small wedding. i had the large wedding and honestly? way more stress than the day is worth. course that could just be my crazy families fault!!

2 months.. how exciting!!!

Brianna! said...

well aren't you just the cutest little thing!
Your top is precious.
and I LOVE people who have a budget and really stick to it...well you know a little over is okay but ya know stay within the range.
It's so respectable!

GOOD FOR YOU!

your blog is TOOOOO cute.

xoxo
bB

Lyss :) said...

wow girl! your great, id be having a panic attack right now! its going to be beautiful!!

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Kassie said...

Whoah, big changes lady!! You'll be gorgeous no matter what your budget is, and with you style you could make any price wonderful! Love that you say it's all about marrying your love. :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! how exciting!!! It sounds like you are SO happy and I'm so glad for you!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Love your outfit!!! I so wish I had your arms!

xo enjoy your sunday!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Your top is beyond amazing! AND, I have to throw in my opinion because I did the same exact thing and it was the best thing I did. We had a date set in our mind, didn't have invites out etc, but did a spur of the moment 10 person wedding ceremony (I had a dress, bouquet, etc) and then we had a big reception later. It was non stressful and perfect. Best of luck!

Lil' Woman said...

Getting married is the most important thing..do what you gotta do! :)

Christa said...

Your wedding is going to be perfect! You look TOO cute! Love your top!

OceanDreams said...

You look SO gorgeous in this outfit and I am so happy that you are happy! Wow, a little under 2 months - can't believe it!! You are going to be a gorgeous bride and I totally agree with what you said, I totally want a low key wedding for BK and I when we get married. It is going to be amazing for you! XO!

Jules said...

I am so happy for you and I know that your big day will be special no matter what. You’re focusing on what’s most important and that is marrying Billy and being surrounded by your loved ones. I give you a lot of credit for staying within your budget while still making everything nice.

You look gorgeous in these photos, pretty lady and I love your top!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

You outlook on the whole marriage/wedding is awewome. It's crazy how sometimes the details of the wedding can overshadow the actual event and the reason for it.

Oh, and I am LOVING your white pants! I have bought several pairs lately and can't get over them. The shape of yours is comfy and sexy all at the same time!

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