TO DO THIS WEEK: live happily ever after :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rehearsal Dinner

The week before the wedding was a stressful one to say the least. People were arriving in town, guests were calling asking questions, and we had two of the four groomsmen staying at our place. Then, I get a call from Tyler's mom saying the place that was going to do our rehearsal dinner suddenly was losing the restaurant and couldn't do the dinner anymore... 5 days before the wedding.

The normal panic and stress ensued but I owe so much to Tyler's mom for staying calm and problem solving on the fly. And we were able to get reservations and even a private room and another (and better) restaurant. So essentially Tyler's dear mother planned two rehearsal dinners and in the end, it turned out fabulous.

about to get our eats on!!

mi madre y padre :)

the proud mommas!

my cousin and flower girl, keirsten
looking forward to the next day!!
The drama prior to the dinner really helped with my nerves on the big day... just knowing that everything will work out whether I stress about it or not... Deep breaths helped a lot, too.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Introducing: Brittany Garner Design! {and a giveaway!}

Well, blog-o-sphere, I finally took the plunge. My new blog and Etsy Shop are now open for business!! 

From the Etsy Shop:
Brittany Garner Design was started while I was planning my own wedding. A recent graduate with a BA in Communication Design, I have always loved designing and diy-ing anything and everything! 

Brittany Garner Design specializes in designs for the do-it-yourselfer who wants a jump start on their designs (in the form of digital files), those who are low on time, or would rather have someone else handle all the printing, I do offer printing services. It's up to you!

We do everything listed below (plus more!)

- RSVP Cards
-Water Bottle Labels
-Photo Sharing Cards
-Blog Headers
-Table Numbers
-Seating Charts
- Holiday Cards
- Announcements

and so much more! Contact me with your ideas if you don't see what you want here, I love to do custom work! :)

If you would like to see more of my work please visit my blog:!

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Which brings me to the GIVEAWAY

I'm offering one free custom stationery item of your choice! Still need a Christmas card? Want some fancy wrap around address labels? Blog header or button? Anything! FREE! (From my shop or your imagination) It's up to you! 

Go to to enter!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Dress: Revealed

I kept my dress a secret from Tyler... but gave you all a sneak peek. Well, sorta. Those of you who guessed dress #4 pat yourselves on the back. My dress was Maggie Sottero's Carrie. And I was in love.

I ordered it in Ivory so I wouldn't be so washed out and altered the neckline in to a sweetheart to accentuate my girls.

back it up and drop

details, details
It was perfect.


I'm having a hard time organizing all of my pics and recaps so posts may be a little sporadic to start. I think my main problem is this gut feeling that when I finish recaps... that's it. Wedding talk is over and I don't want it to be. Bah!!