Sunday, January 22, 2012

I Said Yes to the Dress

I can't show you a picture because it would ruin the big punchline - but I found and purchased my wedding dress today! It was at David's Bridal. I could have shopped around some more - I had planned on checking out Carole Frew's and went to a little place in Collinsville called Champagne and Lace, but what can I say? When you know you know. I had to choose between two beautiful gowns, and it was a touch choice, but in the end, the dress that was more me was my dream gown. Easy on the pocketbook too.

David also picked out his tuxedos - yes, he decided to go with tuxes. Technically, we won 6 free plain black tux rentals from Williard's Formalwear in Fairview Heights, but since we wanted brown we were able to put the cost of the free ones toward the cost of the ones he chose. So we're still getting a pretty good deal. They're chocolate brown, almost black, and David will be wearing an autumn orange, while the other guys wear a leafy fall green.

I need to go shopping with Marissa for bridesmaids dresses and she can help me pick out the brown color. I have something in mind, but that way we can look for something for her too! The other girls will have to wait for swatches in the mail so they can go find their dresses. This is all starting to be very exciting.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Wedding Site

I know it's only been a few weeks since we even got engaged, but I've moved our wedding site to I got sick of logging into multiple sites all the time, so I figured this made the most sense.

Promise not to change on you again ;)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Date set!

We'll be getting married on:

at the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel at Lewis and Clark Community College, reception to follow at the Alton VFW Hall. Times TBA.

Stay tuned for e-Save the Dates! :)  

Friday, January 6, 2012

Chapel? Check!

We put a deposit on the chapel and signed our contract today! So I snuck in on my lunch break to take some photos for decoration inspiration. I forgot how pretty it is, even if it is white and simple.

I also read about it some more. I mean, I know it used to be across the street (my family came to watch it being moved when I was little!) and I knew it was in use during the days of Monticello College, but I never knew what religion it was or who worshipped there exactly. Apparently, it was a non-denominational chapel on purpose - so that everyone who lived in this area, no matter their religion or denomination, could come and worship together. Neat, huh?