The countdown

Friday, September 4, 2009

Where'd She Go?

Hey all!
I'm not sure if I ever gave an official "goodbye" post, but this is it!
I'm surprised I have any followers since I have gone so long without posting.

My original blog, That Girl, is still up and running (athough I occassionally get busy with blog and take necessary mini-breaks here and there).

The life as an AF wife has been pretty interesting, but I'm only three months in!

I have found that I am more in love with my husband now, than I was when we got married. It's a bond that is hard to explain, so I won't even bother trying! But he was worth the wait and worth the long-distance!

If you'd like to keep up with my life, then head over to my other blog, otherwise you might as well hit the "stop following" button (unless, of course, you want to check out older wedding-related posts!).

Much Love,
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My two cents

A good friend of mine is getting married in two weeks (I've never actually met her in person!).
She sent me a facebook message asking if I had any advice to help her from going crazy and/or freaking out within the next two weeks.

I surprised myself with how long-winded I was on this topic!
I decided to post my thoughts here, and hope that they are worth something to someone who stumbles upon this post.

Here goes:

First: Sleep is your best friend.
Do not, I repeat, do not put off sleep in order to complete a task, ANY task, regardless of how important you think it is-- whether it be the night before the wedding or any other night between now and then!

Losing sleep is going to cause more problems than it can solve.
The closer you get to the wedding, the more important sleep becomes! It is a great de-stresser.
Did I mention to make sure and get plenty of sleep? yeah. Get it.

If you choose to ignore the whole sleep-is-important thing, then I highly recommend Mountain Dew and/or 5-hour energy shots and a good concealer!

Second: If you have a task, --i.e., printing programs, folding them, putting together random favors, or any other task like this-- and this task is not done within 4-5 days before the wedding, then scratch it off your list and forget about it.
The closer you get to the wedding, the less time you are going to have (I kid you not). Time literally just disappears.

You will want to spend as much time as possible with friends and family. You'll look back and most likely regret it if you don't.

Any task that you haven't completed by that point will erupt and stress you out more than it's worth! If it really is that important that it be done by the wedding, call up a few girlfriends (preferably not bridesmaids) and ask them if they can lend a hand.
I did this and it was a huge help!

I didn't get my programs printed. I ran out of time and ended up trying to do them the night before the wedding. This caused me to lose an extra 2 hours of sleep, and I STILL couldn't get the dang printer to print them. So I said "heck with you!" and guess what? Nobody noticed or cared that there were no programs. The wedding went on without the guests knowing what was going to happen step-by-step. It wasn't a necessity!

Third: If you haven't already, I suggest finding a good, responsible friend (again, not a bridesmaid) to be your VIP person for your wedding day. Someone who can run errands, pick up your dress, get you from Point A to Point B, get your luggage from your house to your get-away car, and be your Go-To person.
Give them all the names and numbers of the important people that they might need to call. Trust me-- this person will help you so much and take so much stress off your shoulders!

Fourth: Have a designated person to get you FOOD at the reception, otherwise you will never make it to the food line. (Unless you are having a sit-down meal, in which case it wouldn't really matter).
You WILL get flooded by a hundred people, congratulating you and saying all the exact same things over and over again. Be prepared to answer the same questions with the same answers over and over again.
Warning: Your cheeks will hurt. Bad. So will your feet.

Fifth (and last, I promise): Try your hardest to not let the little things get to you. I got a little overwhelmed by everything at the reception, and I ended up in a sour mood for a while. Be determined to enjoy yourself, regardless of what went wrong or what went right.
The point is that you are getting MARRIED.

It's not about your guests, whether they absolutely loved or hated the food or favors.
It's not about your bridesmaids being happy with their dress/shoes, or whether your groomsmen behaved well or not.
It doesn't matter if some kid cried during the whole ceremony, or if the flower girl didn't even make it to the end without having a meltdown.
It's not about pleasing your parents, or your grandparents.

It's about you and your new husband, joining forces with God and becoming Husband and Wife. Simple as that.
Always keep that as your focus, and everything else will fall into place!

If anyone has any questions about anything else, I'd be more than happy to answer them! Just shoot me an email, because sometimes my comments don't get into my inbox for some reason so I might not realize they are there!

=)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Veil for sale!!! SOLD!!!




Color: Ivory
Two separate veils:
1 Cathedral
1 blusher

You can buy them both for $40 (plus $5 to help pay for shipping)
As of right now we are only accepting checks (sorry!)
If you're interested, please email me at hannah_noel_h@ hotmail.com
I loved this veil very much and had a ton of fun in it and with it!
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Going Away

We had no sparklers, no bubbles, no rose petals, no birdseed...
Several of my friends did "Spirit fingers" =)

Heading to my car, aka Bestie/Old Faithful

The End

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The Reception

Arriving at the reception
Our first dance
"Lucky" by Jason Miraz
I love this picture =)
Dancing with Dad
"My Girl"

This is the one and only bite of cake I got all night long!!
Tossing the bouquet..
Deb called Dibs on it (the one with her hand raised!)
And she caught it!!
He was sooo ready for this part
Love that mischievous grin!
One of the little kids caught it, and immediately
handed it off to a "big kid"

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ceremony

The little ones walked down with the Maid of Honor
Best idea EVER
Walking with Grampa and Dad
btw, if you look closely you'll see a little face peeking up over my dad's shoulder.
That's my little nephew, asher!
We decided he was too little to make it down the aisle without his Papa =)
With this ring..
Action shot-- he was ready to get that veil off!
Best wedding-kiss ever
Walking back to
"This will be (an everlasting love)"
We're married!!!!

Taking a much-needed break before the reception
Getting rid of the veil
I loved it, but I was ready for it to go!
Heading to the reception

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More random shots

They had to pull a prank with fake teeth
Think he got a little embarrassed =)
My tired niece and nephew.. love them!
My oldest nephew strutting his stuff!My other ring-bearer-- so cute!
The crazy bridal party
All the cuties
My family
His family
The Ushers-- my best guy-friends from college!

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