I have been busy thinking of all of the ways to make our day truly special. I have so great ideas and cannot wait to share them with everyone. This past weekend was very busy. We headed down to Sharon on Friday and Aaron played a show at The Plum Thickett in Kiowa. On Saturday Aaron had another show in Medicine Lodge with the Blaine Younger Band. Both show went well, it is always nice when he plays so close to home.
On Sunday I headed to Wichita with my Mom, Aaron’s Mom and my Grandma Ruby. We were on a mission to find fabric for the bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses. We were partially successful, we found all of the fabric for the flower girl dresses which will be white with blue sashes. However we only found about half of the fabric needed for the five bridesmaids’ dresses. Because my grandma is custom making all of the dresses I was able to design them exactly how I wanted. I decided to go with a v-neck cross over bodice with an a-line tea length skirt accented by a black sash. The dresses will be made of cobalt blue satin. I am so lucky to have such a talented grandma to make these dresses.
I also picked up my wedding gown a couple of weeks ago, it is perfect! I was a little nervous as I order a different color than I tried on at the store. Luckily I made the right decision and it is the right dress for me. I will have to have some minor alterations made, most of which is having the dress shortened. My sister Holly just got married in January and she offered to let me borrow her veil, which looks great with my dress. I feel so blessed to have family who are willing to let me borrow and offer their talent and skills to make my special day even more memorable.
I have been searching for a wedding memory book and had no luck finding one I like. So I decided I am going to make my own. It is a creative memories 8×8 scrapbook that I will be able to personalize to tell the story of our engagement and marriage. I just started working on the book last night and cannot wait to get home and continue my work.
I still have a thousand things to do before we are ready, but after getting my dress I told Aaron that I was ready. It is funny how getting that dress really made me feel like it was all coming together.