Tuesday, June 28, 2011


So.... the ring is here.

M dropped me off (in the middle of a date, lol) at his parents' house to go pick it up. At first it was "We need to go run some errands for my parents" and then when pressed it turned into "I need to go to the Post Office to pick something up."

I know where he ordered it from. It came from New York, more specifically, Grand Island, New York.

The website is here, for those that are interested. I found this a couple months ago when he asked about ring choices, and LOVED the reverse cradle idea. 

My favorite, the Adare. Image from www.raru.com.
(I'm coming up in the blog world, now I have PICTURES, lol)

Can you see how beautiful it is though? And the though I know it's not a must for some, I really loved the idea that the engagement ring and wedding band worked together. :) The center ring of gold?? That's the wedding band. Cool huh?

Their work is all custom, so I don't know what it looks like, at all. Although I did give him the pages of the ones I liked specifically, (and he had a hard time keeping his design a complete surprise) so I have a general idea. 

I also know that we have plans on Sunday that he refuses to share with me, and after picking the ring up he was asking all sorts of questions about my favorite dates, etc, etc. 

So... things are happening!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Unintentional Hiatus

Sorry there haven't been any posts of late. Especially after my posting frenzy of the first few weeks. lol (Can that be considered a frenzy?)

There are some posts I'm working on, but some of them really should wait until there is a more definite "yes-this-is-happening" decision. Right now I feel like I'm counting my chickens before they hatch, while simultaneously trying not to make decisions and just take in all the ideas the wedding blog-o-sphere has to offer. Collecting the information so hopefully, when it matters, I can just make the necessary decisions without waffling too much.

Until then, I'm not sure much is going to happen here.

But you never know. ;)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Think about it...

This post is about wedding dresses... and I can almost guarantee that this post is not what you think...

This is an obsession of mine since one of my mom's very first weddings.

The backside of dresses. More specifically, how women look in the backside of their dress.

I don't mean to be indelicate, but let's face it ladies, people are going to be staring at your rear for a good portion of your ceremony. (Depending on how long it is, type of ceremony, etc. Your experience may vary.)

Years ago, my mother planned a medieval themed wedding for a couple, and the bride was... not skinny. To add insult to injury, her bridesmaids, and her gown consultant, had convinced her that she looked fantastic in a deep purple, crushed velvet gown, with added-on white tulle rouching at the hips. My mother still laughs to this day at my private comment to her, saying that my 15-year-old self really summed it up perfectly...

"That's a dress that looked good on the size 2 mannequin (which I seriously doubt), and nobody told her that it didn't translate that well to a size 24..." :/ (Even at 15, I knew what was going on... )

I wasn't trying to be insulting, but the service was at least an hour to an hour and a half long, and her back was to us most of the time.

Now, this doesn't apply to just plus-sized brides, I certainly mean no insult to those of us with larger physiques. (I myself am considered a plus-size by most modern standards...) I just want to draw attention to the fact that you really need to pay attention to what your dress looks like from behind. Your dress may look FANTASTIC from the front (and if it doesn't why are you wearing it?) but please please please make sure you take a look in the mirror at the back, and that it is truly doing you every favor it can.