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38 Days-Contemplating Married Life

4 May

Today has been a very “married” day.  This seems to be happening more and more frequently, and I LOVE it.

This morning on my way to work I was feeling a little queasy, but figured it would pass.  At the gas station I started feeling downright nauseas and then realized that I had locked my keys in my car. Score.  Fortunately, I was at QT (the greatest gas station chain ever created) and there were very nice people inside who gave me a phone book, and a very nice customer who suggested a reasonable locksmith. By reasonable I mean, they demanded our first born, but hey, it’s better than their competitors who demanded all of our eventual offspring.

While this is happening I text my mother-in-law to be to see if she knows anyone in the area.  Meanwhile, as I peruse the yellow pages my stomach decides it would rather not keep the smoothie I had for breakfast, so I nonchalantly head to the sparkling clean QT bathroom, and return to call the locksmith.  Aside from the poor lady washing her hands as I rushed in, I don’t think anyone else could tell I was sick.

Then, I text Jeremy and he immediately has several rescue options available.  One involved driving 6 hours for a spare key.  That’s true love. 🙂

Needless to say, I’m feeling terribly so I went home and Jeremy showed up soon after and made me chicken noodle soup.  We ran a few errands, but I didn’t last long, so he brought me home.  Despite feeling miserable, my body does not want to sleep, so I’m quietly typing away as my hubby-to-be rests on the couch before work. I’m just in a rather contemplative mood and enjoying just being together.

I love the simplicity of it all.

I love him.

I love that I’m going to be his wife.

Oh my!  I need to wake him up!!!

Oops!  Well, he’s up and getting ready to head to work.

This week has been crazy for us.  But it’s great because it’s leading up to an awesome couples shower!! (how do you spell that any ways?  Is it an apostrophe in reference to a shower for the couple, or is it just an s as in multiple couples who will be attending??? My inner English major periodically rears its nerdy head. Excuse me.)  We also have a meeting with a new florist (I know it’s late to meet with a florist… there will be another blog with flower details) My fabulous sister, and maid of honor, has taken care of all of our cake details, so we will do a little bit of cake testing this weekend as well.  I’m SO excited!

No big news right now, which is why the blogging has been rather infrequent.  Mostly drama with the flowers and I’ll blog about that once it’s settled. 🙂 I found a fabulously simple bouquet from one of the photographers I blog stalk. 🙂 So, in case you’re terribly curious, here is what I’m hoping the bridesmaids’ flowers will look like:

38 days until I’m Mrs. McNair.

Get ready to read about my cooking attempts, our RSVP’s, new workout options, and more.  The days are ticking by and I LOVE it!!

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80 Days: Wedding Party, Colors, and Attire

23 Mar

Here is just a glimpse of what came in our packages!

Yay!! I can’t wait to see my precious little cousins and handsome nephews walking down the aisle with these! My cousins, well, I don’t know the proper wording for this relation… They are my cousin’s twin daughters… So, 2nd cousins? 1st cousins once removed?
Eh, anyways, they are SO precious! My nephews are 3, 8 and 13 (or will be by the wedding date). Do you know how hard it is to figure out how to give a special position to an 8 and 13 year old in a wedding?
The three year old was easy: Ring bearer. The eight year old will be a ring bearer too, even though he’s bordering on the age limit. The thirteen year old is the hardest. He’s too old to be a ring bearer, but he’s too young to be a groomsman. But we want him standing up with the rest of us because it’s a big family affair.
Really though, our wedding party is strictly family: siblings, brothers-in-law, cousins, and nephews. There was NO WAY we’d leave my oldest nephew out, but his age has made discovering the best position difficult. We’ve pretty much settled on junior groomsman but really wished we had a junior bridesmaid to match. Oh well, all the family will have a part, and that’s what matters most!

(If you have any suggestions for cool roles for my 13 year old nephew to play, I’m willing to listen. The only thing he can’t be is an usher, we want him up front with everyone throughout the ceremony. )

This last week has been all about the wedding party. We picked out vests, shirts, ties, and tuxes at Men’s Wearhouse, which is FAR more helpful than Tuxedo Junction and has color matching with David’s Bridal which made the process a TON easier. Perhaps they are “too helpful”, in fact they are rather pushy. Unless you intend to rent every possible item them will let you know how tacky your options are, thus encouraging you to rent more and in turn spend more.

After a whirlwind oc coercion Jeremy and I realized we had ordered too much… Fortunately, we saw these pictures and got some fun inspiration.


Click the photo for a link to the entire wedding blog!

We at least know that the guys will be in black tuxes and at this point we’re thinking suspenders with “pool” skinny ties. They’ll definitely wear jackets, but we’ll take them off for some cool pictures and they don’t have to wear them during the reception.

My wonderful bridesmaids have all already ordered and picked up their dresses which are “apple red”.  This is just an image taken from the David’s Bridal website and not, in fact, any of my bridesmaids. 🙂

Yay for getting things done!!!

A final note of advice: Please don’t let yourself be coerced into something you don’t want or you don’t think is right for the wedding.  If the etiquette doesn’t line up exactly or the style is unique, but you and your groom love it, go with it. 

You should ENJOY your big day and the planning!