So I came across a blog post about a month or so ago about a nearly vendorless bride. It intrigued me and I began to realize that I'm nearly vendorless myself. Since I was still lost in florist world, I took some inspiration from the vendorless bride and decided to order flowers from Fifty Flowers and arrange them myself with the assistance of my sister-in-law and a few friends. I saved a ton of money. This was a great option to have in lieu of a professional florist. Since I know nothing about flowers, I'm nervous. This is what I ordered...
I hope I ordered enough. Thinking about going back and ordering hypericum berries as a filler.
we ordered our wedding bands last night! exciting! And we decided against wedding band tattoos (as pictured... really never even considered tats, I just liked the Google image). We thought for a while about what to engrave on the inside of our bands and we decided to go with "let's do this!" and the date. We both say it all the time anyway and especially since we've gotten engaged. Let's do this!!!
I hope that 5 doesn't look too much like a 3... I stained, painted and assembled this all by myself! It cost me about $13 to make... or I could have bought one on Etsy for $50 or more! Maybe I should change my last name to Thrifty instead of Crawford.
I am really excited to be marrying Allison. I am also excited to blogging for the first time in a very very long time. So It is Happening....I am getting married and I am blogging. It is strange. I will not say much more than this right now....I love allison very much and I am excited to do this. Secondly, I love this picture of us...really of allison but I am in it as well. Allison Crawford? haha....lets do this
We had our engagement pictures taken tonight... it was flamin' hot outside and we romped around downtown Birmingham with our awesome friends Bethany and Brad, who very generously took 2 hours worth of pictures. Here's a little taste of what we have...
the last one is a picture of me with little David... he told his mom he wanted to marry me just weeks before I got engaged. I had to have a pic with him, too!
It is so frustrating looking for a venue. Today we decided to go to Oak Mountain State Park and take a look at what they have. It's pretty inexpensive to use their facilities, but it didn't speak to my heart like I needed it to. Here's what we found...
Pavilions... a LOT of them.
It was actually pretty cool and there were many animals walking around pooping and wanting to be pet. We liked it, but thought it may be a little rough around the edges. We can only imagine hearing "You're getting married in a barn?!?!" So still looking. Will post our other options later :)
David and I just got engaged on June 30, 2010... 2 days before my birthday! We went for a run on Jemison Trail in Mountain Brook, Alabama and right after crossing over a small rocky creek, he stopped me and proposed!
What a beaut!
We'll be posting plans, ideas and other adventures in wedding preparation as we make our way to saying "I do."