Sunday, August 29, 2010

Snapfish Update

If you would like to order any pictures from snapfish (or view/upload your own), the new and easiest way I've discovered to do this is by joining our wedding day album "group".  The group password is "august".  If you do it the old way you can view and add pictures, but if you want to favorite any or order any, joining the group will allow you to do that under your own name.  Seems simpler than logging in the old way!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thank you and a question!

We just wanted to thank you for all of the love and support that you've shared with us.  We would also like to give a special thank you to all of you that have sent us many thoughtful gifts.  Unfortunately, a bride & groom picture frame did not have a gift tag on it and we are wondering who to thank.  If any one knows the giver of this gift, please let us know!!

Please continue to share your photos with us online at snapfish.com.  If you need help using this service, feel free to email me and I'd be happy to help.  Just because the wedding is over, doesn't mean that I'm done blogging!  Upcoming posts will include pictures, tips (things I loved and things I would do differently on my wedding day), vendor reviews, and I'm sure I'll think of more.  The past year has involved so much planning, I think I will have to slowly transition into post-wedding mode.


A couple of quick wedding reflections:

1) Make sure you take the time to let all of the details go and truly take in the beautiful people and atmosphere around you.  These wonderful images will be embedded in your mind forever!  I'm really glad I did this!!!

2) As dull as it sounds, appoint a guest book person -or at least tell designated wedding party members/family members to encourage others to sign (we didn't do this, but since it was a regret, I figured I'd mention it to help other brides-to-be)- only 25% of our guests saw/signed our guest book and we put a lot of time/effort into designing it (it was created by our photographer with pictures from our engagement session).

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Relax Time!

The wedding was absolutely amazing and more than we could've ever imagined. We feel so blessed that we could share our joy with so many family, friends, and loved ones. I want to thank everyone who was there because you truly contributed to making our day that much more special.

Please share your pictures with us by uploading them on snapfish. Here's how:
Go to snapfish.com.  Login with the screen name "thecassitys@comcast.net" and the password "august".  Can't wait to see your pictures!

Now it's time for the honeymoon and we can't wait!!  Will be sure to post pictures when we return!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wedding week has begun!!! Just picked up the tuxes & arriving at Normandy Farm now!

Hair Inspiration

Here are some pictures I'm using as inspiration for fine-tuning my day of up-do. 
I still haven't come across the perfect picture, but each of the ones above illustrate something about what I do want. The first picture shows the area of my head I'd like to have covered with curls, the second picture illustrates a few free flowing curls at the bottom of the 'do, and the third picture shows a good mix of the tight and loose curls that I'm looking for. I'm showing these pictures to my stylist on Friday, so I'm sure it will turn out great!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wedding Week Itinerary

Just finishing up some last minute details! My mom is coming down to pick up my dress tomorrow so she transport it in the van (so we don't have to worry about it getting wrinkled in our car).  All things considered, I'm feeling pretty calm-- although I've had a headache for 3 days straight and really am hoping to wake up without one tomorrow!  Anyway, here's what the week ahead holds for us:

Tuesday, August 17th
  • We arrive at Normandy Farm
  • Dinner with our parents
Wednesday, August 18th
  • 7:00 PM - ?: Bridal Party Meet Up at Normandy Farm - beer & pizza to be served
Thursday, August 19th
  • 6:30 - 9:00 AM: Deluxe continental breakfast served at the Coleman Restaurant
  • 10:00 AM - 3ish: Guys go golfing at Blue Bell Country Club
  • 11:30 - 3:30 PM: Girls go to Head to Toe Healthy Spa
  • 6:00 PM: Rehearsal in the Silos Garden (rain location will be a conference room)
  • 7:00 - 10 PM: Rehearsal dinner at the Coleman Restaurant at Normandy Farm
  • 11:00 PM: Time to rest up for the big day!

Friday, August 20th
  • 6:30 - 9:00 AM: Deluxe continental breakfast served at the Coleman Restaurant
  • 9:00 AM: Hair (Dar Clinton) arrives - 1st appt to begin at 9:30
  • 12:30 PM: Make-up (Emily Aznavourian) arrives - 1st appt to begin at 12:45
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM: DJ/lighting (Tom Carroll) arrives
  • 3:00 PM: Flowers delivered by Ways Florist, Lorraine Daley & assistant Greg (photography) arrives, Videographer (Well Spun Weddings) arrives
  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM: Bridesmaid, Groomsmen, Ushers, Flower Girls, & Family Pictures
  • 4:00 - 4:15: String Trio Arrives
  • 4:30 PM: Nancy Hauser (officiant) arrives
  • 4:35 PM: Groom, Groomsmen, & Ushers to meet up with officiant in Silos pre- function area
  • 4:40 PM: Ushers begin greeting guests
  • 4:50 PM: Bride & Father meet up in Silos pre-function area
  • 5:00 PM: Ceremony begins
  • 5:20 - 5:30 PM: Bridal party to have a few photos taken after ceremony
  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM: Cocktail hour (Bride & Groom to have photos taken together)
  • 6:30 PM: Reception begins - bridal party introductions & first dance
  • 6:40 PM: Welcoming, toasts, & grace
  • 7:15 PM: Dinner is served
  • 7:30 PM: Father-Daughter & Mother-Son dances
  • 8:00 PM: Table toasts from the bride & groom
  • 8:30 PM: Cake cutting
  • 10:00 PM: "After Party"
  • 11:00 PM: Reception ends
Saturday, August 21st
  • 7:30 - 10:00 AM: Regular continental breakfast served at the Coleman Restaurant

Monday, August 9, 2010

Another lucky win!

I haven't had time to enter contests lately, but I entered this one a few weeks ago for luggage.  Guess what?  I won!!!  : )

Yup, I won a $200 gift certificate to luggage.com!  I am hoping (but doubting) I will get the gift card info soon so I can get a big suitcase in time for the honeymoon.  Even if I don't, it's still free $ for a nice suitcase!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Escort Cards = DONE!

Finally!!  Our biggest final project is done!  I never want to do another escort card or seating chart again in my life!

If I had to do it over again, I probably would've gotten the cards pre-cut and scored, because those things were pretty time consuming.  I did the graphic design using Photoshop, and I think they turned out pretty well.  Now we just have to finish our videography editing form, submit our table breakdown, submit our banquet order form, print day-of time lines, attend my final fitting, get my ring cleaned- and just a few other last minute odds & ends.  Only one more full week of work until the wedding/honeymoon! 

Monday, August 2, 2010

OMG!!!

ONLY 2 1/2 WEEKS LEFT!!!

I'm learning that no matter how much pre-planning you do, there will always be a million last minute details.  The latest has been finalizing the seating chart, totaling up the head counts (adults, kids, vendors, etc.), filling out spreadsheets with table meal breakdowns (required by the venue), filling out/creating floor plans (required by our venue), and finalizing all of our playlists/music selections before our phone meeting with the DJ this Wednesday.  Once we tackle all of that, it will be on to the place cards.


I had my second fitting this weekend, and that went okay.  They hemmed my dress crooked, so they will need to fix that before my final fitting (scheduled for next Thursday).  My veil still hasn't come in yet, so that is making me a little bit nervous... but there's not really too much I can do about that.


I'm exhausted, but excited at the same time.  So looking forward to seeing everyone and having a great time!