Monday, January 18, 2010

The Wedding Shower

We're getting married soon! Before we can get married though, there must be a shower.

shower decorations

Yesterday my aunt Pat and cousin Nicolette threw me a bridal shower. I know you probably aren't supposed to be too involved in the production of your own shower, but I don't care and made many of the decorations myself. I really enjoy making things and being crafty, so it was tons of fun for me to get involved and put some of my creative skills to use! Might as well, right?

We played some fun games, ate a delicious brunch, and I received lots of great gifts from friends and family. I'm glad everyone who was there could make it, but I wished that my friends and family in Michigan could have been there too! That's one of the major downsides to living in a different state than where I grew up. Not everyone can be there for special moments.

personalized plasticware holders

We played a game where each of the guests pinned 5 clothespins to their clothes, and they were told the forbidden word was "wedding". If anyone caught someone saying the forbidden word, then they could take one of that person's clothespins. I would have to say, it was quite entertaining listening to my aunt and Nate's mom go back and forth trying to trick each other into saying the word "wedding"! :)

bride and groom

We got these adorable little bride and groom wine/champagne bottle covers at Party America... what a cool find, I love them!

Thanks to my cousin for taking photographs of the shower! :)
I can't wait until the wedding, and I've been busy crafting up some nice decorations for the big day too! Less than 3 weeks now....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Enjoying the Simple Things

I love these snowflake candle holders that my aunt and cousin bought for Nate and me this Christmas. Would it be ok to keep them out all year? ;) They're so cute. We just recently took down our Christmas tree and decorations. I think it was partly because we were so busy and also because I just like to keep those things up for as long as possible.

Our candle holders are so nice to look at, and I also love having candlelight filling a room. I was just thinking a few days ago how I grew up around campfires... at the lake or in the woods with friends. I miss just hanging out by the fire and relaxing with good friends and sharing fun times together. Things seemed so easy when you could just spend all night next to the fire with good friends. I hope maybe Nate and I can make a trip back to Michigan this summer and enjoy some time by the fire! How I miss that.... but for now I guess I'll just enjoy the candlelight from our snowflake candle holders! Sometimes you have to enjoy the simple things.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wedding Bells are Ringing... almost

Nate and I are getting married on February 6th and that's less than a month away at this point! It's sneaking up on us and before we know it, we'll be married. I can't wait! Planning our wedding has been a lot of fun, and as you can see above, I've found that my architecture school supplies are really coming in handy! ;) I'm making a lot of things for our wedding, because we're trying to save money and stay on a budget. It's been much more fun than just letting someone else do it all for us. So far I've put together some reception decorations, place cards and escort cards, candle centerpieces for the reception tables... and various other things. I'm excited for our big day!

purple and silver details

We're counting down the days until our wedding, and it will be here before we know it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Captured Moments - Denver Engagement Photos

Nate and I had our engagement pictures taken in December, and we are extremely happy with how they've turned out thanks to our wonderful photographer Alison of Alison Rose Photography! If anyone in the Denver area is looking for a wedding photographer, talk to Alison! She not only photographs weddings, but she photographs many other occassions too. Here's a link to her website for anyone interested in viewing more of her work: Alison Rose Photography

Alison is a member of the Wedding Photojournalistic Association (WPJA) and has also been published in some well known wedding magazines. Her passion for photography shows in the photos she captures. Alison has a knack for capturing moments and people's personalities in a picture. Anyone can take a picture, but the best photographers capture more than just an image. Thank you, Alison, for our amazing pictures!

in front of the Hotel Teatro in Denver where we got engaged