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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Alicia se casa con Esteban!

A lot has been going on in casa de modern type. My lack of blog posts has not been due to laziness. In fact, it has been due to early planning and completing my to-do lists. Which is very unlike me. I'm the type of girl who always waits until the last minute. All of my design projects in college were completed the night before/morning of the due date and you know what? They were more fabulous because of it! I don't know what it is, but I work best under pressure. With the assistance of red bull and flamin' hot cheetos, I always pushed through and managed to get A's.

Something told me though, this would not be the best approach when handling our wedding. Out of thin air, I've been able to finish things early and wouldn't you know it, I'm actually enjoying it! I'm not stressing, worrying, or losing sleep. Perhaps I should have learned this whole 'start early' technique before?

Here are a few things that have been going on in my land...

We took our engagement photos and have already received all of our proofs. If you haven't been bombarded with them by now, you can go check them out here. I plan on doing a full post on the whole experience so be on the lookout for that soon.

The bridesmaids dresses are in and I must say I could not be happier! The color and the fit is divine. The versatility of the dress boggles my mind and I'm so happy we chose to go this route. I'd post pictures but I know a lot of our guests read this blog and I want them to have something to look forward to so I'll be sure to post lots after the wedding. But let's just say that my bridesmaids and I played the other night for at least 2 hours prancing and dancing around in the dresses. And yes, the rumors are true, I loved it so much, I bought one for myself. =)

Since I'm obsessed with fabric rosettes and flowers and feathers and beading these days, I commissioned custom pins to be worn on the bridesmaid dresses. I know I've raved about etsy before, but if you haven't already, get your butt onto that site! I stumbled on Beetle and Bloom while doing a random hair flower search so I contacted her on a whim. Jessica immediately responded and has been a dream to work with! She took all of my scattered ideas and inspiration photos and came up with incredible pieces! What I loved most about working with Jess is her great eye and attention to detail. She wasn't afraid to offer suggestions to make things better or have a more detailed, natural look. Here are the finished bridesmaid pieces and best of all, they're custom!

Our honeymoon is booked! After going back and forth for what felt like forever, Steven and I were a bit overwhelmed. We wanted to pick somewhere we'd never been and that we probably won't ever get to visit again but we also didn't want to break the bank. Afterall, our planned itinerary for our honeymoon is to do absolutely nothing so choosing a place with incredible sights to see didn't make much sense considering we aren't interested in moving around much. I'd actually be thrilled to just spend a week with him locally but I know we deserve more. We narrowed down our 'must-haves' to a beautiful beach, all-inclusive, cost-effective, and adults only (although I adore children, we're not parents yet for a reason). We finally chose Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and we are so excited! Here are a few pictures of our resort. I can't wait to sit in the jacuzzi tub for hours at a time. Yes, I'm the girl who goes somewhere tropical and stays in her room. Sue me.

Our DIY invitations have been completed for about 2 weeks now. Can you believe that? I'm still reeling from the thought of me, the procrastinator, getting something so big done so early! They're set to go out next week and I'll definitely be sharing them here. There's lots more and I'm sure everyone is over reading my details. Whenever I sit down to write an update post, I just get excited and I tend to write too much.

My first wedding of the year is finally tomorrow, my bachelorette party is next weekend, and its all just happening so fast. Must Breathe. Must smile. Must enjoy every moment. xoxo


Anonymous said...

YAY for wedding progress! NOT procrastinating is one commitment you will never regret - as you said, you can actually enjoy all the planning and DIY, instead of cursing its very existence!

Punta Cana looks DREAMY! How exciting!

Jessica said...

Once again, weekend twin, we have way too much in common except the red bull. It never worked for me. Amen to getting stuff done!

Ashley Rose said...

Okay totally getting wedding planning jealous =) soooo excited for you though! Umm i love the hair adornments, seriously fabulous!!!!! Cannot wait to see your wedding, the details so far are sooooo freagin amazing =)

Anonymous said...

BAHHHHHH cant wait for thursday!!! and that honeymoon spot looks AMAZINGGGGG!

im so thrilled and excited for you both!

Ms. Christina said...

how exciting! =]