And it starts...

Saturday, December 29, 2007 6 Comments A+ a-

The chaos and fun that is a "insert-maiden-name-here" -wedding has begun. We have visited two reception sites, called numerous other sites, visited a tuxedo shop (we will have to actually buy a tux for Hudson, they don't rent them that small), and completed our first day of wedding gown shopping.

Courtney is in love with Christmas, absolutely loves it. It is THE magical time of year for her; there is very little that can dampen her spirits during Christmas. Mom announced she was pregnant with Courtney at Christmas (a beautiful story for another time) and Courtney has always known that she'd marry at Christmas. So, less than a year from now, around December 20th or so, Courtney and Jeremy will be standing before guests to say their "I dos". Courtney has always known her colors would be cranberry and gold; I must say they are a beautiful combination together.

We spent the day in a local bridal shop and Courtney thinks she may have found the dress already, much to her surprise and delight. Today we were just going to look; it took Christine and I numerous trips to numerous salons before finding "the" dress and Courtney was expecting the same for herself. But Courtney tried this gorgeous dress on and refused to take it off; she even made Jon stop by the bridal shop to get his opinion too. (Jon has been in Courtney's life since she was 10 years old; he really is more of a brother than a brother-in-law.) It is completely unlike anything I expected Courtney to choose but she is breathtaking in it.

Since I will not (and cannot) post any pictures of the bride-to-be in said gown, pictures of Devyn in prospective flower girls dresses will have to do. Devyn would not stop twirling in the third dress, she even cried when I took it off. There was a fourth dress that she tried on, however we could tell by the way she was acting that she felt very uncomfortable in it. The sleeves kept slipping off her shoulders and she stood the whole time with her arms crossed to keep the dress from slipping too low. =) I just love having a modest daughter... even if she doesn't understand what that entirely means just yet.





This will be an expensive wedding for our household; we have bridemaid and flower girl dresses and a ring bearer tuxedo to buy, not to mention a second tux to rent for Jon. Yes, we are already saving for this day.

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Mary Hess
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8:58 PM delete

Too cute! I'm sure it will be a great time! And have fun helping with the planning.

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Amazing Racer
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10:53 PM delete

What a fun time. I look forward to the many post that will come from the wedding plans. Yay!!!

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Liz
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9:44 PM delete

That is so exciting that your sister is getting married!! How fun to get to help plan.

Devyn is going to make such a cute flower girl!

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Wendy
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5:15 AM delete

That looks like fun. She looks cute in everything.

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Dana Marie
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9:22 AM delete

yall wasted no time starting to plan! I'm sure there will be a few headaches, but more laughs and joy from all the time spent together and million decisions to make. ENJOY! :)

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Christina
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11:47 AM delete

This is so exciting! I *love* weddings. And those little flower girl dresses! SOOOOO cute!

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