Friday, March 30, 2012

Monogrammed Gifts

So my bridal shower is tomorrow! I can't believe it. We got engaged a year ago on my spring break and spring break is here again. This past year has just flown by.  

I have always been a fan of monograms and we have registered for quite a few things with our monogram. Here are some things that I love and would be great gifts. Some we registered for and others we did not. 

Personalized Melamine Platter-Quatrefoil Monogram with Custom Colors

ACRYLIC Monogram Gift Set - 4 Glasses & Pitcher

I love this next website. We have a small registry there and I love everything!!!

This is another website with monogrammed items.

Monogrammed Coffee Mugs

Cutting Board

When we first got engaged and I started looking at formal china I really, REALLY wanted this next set. BUT, after thinking about it, I couldn't justify such expensive china! Maybe one day!

Pottery Barn has a great selection of monogrammed items as well and they are much more affordable than the Pickard China, but not nearly as fancy :).

Italian White Dinnerware

I love this speakeasy tray! Great for entertaining!

Speakeasy Tray

I love the look of these glasses. 

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This is the bedding that we registered for (in green) with our monogram on the pillows and the duvet. 

Grand Embroidered Boudoir Pillow Cover - Select Items

I love anything beachy and these guest towels are just darling. 

Coral Embroidered Guest Towels, Set of 2

All from Pottery Barn

The shower curtain we registered for is not monogrammed (I think Read would not be happy if I put our monogram on everything in the house ;)) but this one is pretty cute. 

Monogrammed Shower Curtain

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Menu Cards

So we are getting closer to the date and we are starting to finish up our final details.  Our menu is finalized so we need to think about ordering our menu cards. I'm not sure if we should stick with Lilly Pulitzer or go a different route. Here are a few cards that I like. 

These are invitations but we could print our menu on it. All are Lilly. 

These menu cards are from Wedding Paper Divas and we could customize the colors. 

Signature White Menu Cards Swirling Scroll White Long - Front : Chocolate

Signature White Menu Cards Intricate Flourish - Front : Midori

I really like the look of these circular menus. 

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I also really like the color and text of this Martha Stewart menu.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

It's Almost my Bridal Shower!!!

It's almost my bridal shower in my hometown and I CANNOT wait! I'm so excited that 3 of my bridesmaids will be there including my two friends from Ohio. The whole shower is a surprise and I can't wait to see who is coming. I know that my mom and sister will have planned a great party- they always do! Read's mom and my grandmother are also making the trip from out of town. We will have a full house but it will be a blast. After the shower we can just have a few cocktails and relax on Saturday night. 

Not only will I have my shower but Read and I will meet with the priest that is marrying us for the first time as a couple. I've known him since I was 12 and we are so excited he is able to marry us. He is funny and serious all at the same time. 

My girls are also able to come with me to my dress fitting and the cake tasting! So excited to taste the cake- even though I gave up sweets for Lent. I'm only getting married once :)! I can't wait for them to see my dress in person- they've seen photos but it's much prettier in person. 

I'm still leaning towards a simple white cake with flowers on top. If they are able to do our new monogram I think I will add that too. Something like this:

These flowers look very similar to what we will have as our cake topper. So simple yet classic. 

In other exciting wedding news: OUR INVITATIONS ARRIVED!!!

I haven't seen them in person yet but my mom sent me a picture and they are gorgeous. Completely opposite of what I thought I originally wanted but they are just perfect for our look and feel of the wedding. I can't wait to see them in person this weekend. The calligraphy on the envelopes are gorgeous! And even though there were a few mistakes we didn't catch, the company has been wonderful to work with. If anyone is looking for wedding invitations I would definitely recommend Reave's Engraving in NC. They gave us a great price for letterpress invitations and even included the actual letterpress in the package of invitations. Maybe I will have to frame them in our house somewhere. 

These are not our invitations but this is the company that we used. They do have a similar feel though. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ring Bearer!!

We are SO excited to have Read's little cousin as our ring bearer. He is going to be perfect for the role. He's very handsome and takes his job very seriously! We are finalizing his outfit and have been searching for the perfect bow tie! He will be wearing khakis and a blue blazer just like the groomsmen. 

Here are some shots of adorable ring bearers!

We are using a lace pillow for our rings but here are some other cute ideas.

Love Birds I Do ring bearer pillow- burgundy and charcoal by Petite25

Ring Bearer Box

Rustic ring bearer box

Monogrammed Bowl

Custom Ring Bearer  Monogram Bowl / Wedding / Keepsake / Textured / Personalized

To Have and to Hold

To Have And To Hold Ring Bearer Bowl (TM) wedding or commitment ceremony dish - THE Original Modern Heirloom by Paloma's Nest

Thursday, March 8, 2012

All Things Bridesmaids!

I'm so excited to spend a whole weekend with all of my bridesmaids at the end of April! Read's mom has been putting together AMAZING goodie bags for all of the girls- I can't wait to see them open them at the rehearsal dinner. I'm also excited to give them their gifts from me! I hope they like everything. 

This post is dedicated to all things bridesmaids. Some may be pictures of things that we are doing!

This is the dress that 3 of my girls will be wearing. 

My sister is the maid of honor and will be wearing this dress.

These monogrammed shirts are too cute for the morning of the wedding. 

Love the long blue ones!! But they definitely need some monogramming!

Here are some other Lilly bridal parties! Love it!

There is a jewelry store in Boston called JoJoLovesYou and I stumbled across it on a wedding blog. I fell in love with the jewelry and my bridesmaids will be wearing a pair of earrings but I won't say which pair!

These are the shoes the girls will be wearing. I've heard nothing but good things on wedding blogs about how comfortable they are!