Thursday, 26 July 2012

picking the date part II

turns out.. february 10th was a big deal afterall..

so after calling about 4 florists and visiting 3.. flowers were either going to be unavailable or florists refused to do any bouquets because it's far too close to valentines day.. oh and.. restaurants will probably be booked out too.

i even had some lady tell me, "you might as well change the date cause it'll be impossible to cater to a wedding the weekend before valentines day."

thanks lady.. thanks for the pep talk. (gawd i wanted to punch her in the tit) seemed like everything was going wrong... my dress was late.. no florist would do my bouquet.. no restaurant would cater to us.. yet somehow i believe if i had slapped a couple grand on the table suddenly.. everyone and their moms came up with miracles.. ugh.

had a mental break down with the other half. the stress was getting to me and i was crying at everything. (a dog could walk past and i'd literally bust into tears.) i was trying to plan the whole wedding by myself and with the distance and time difference with him being at work.. it mad life just that much more difficult.. what else could possibly go wrong.

thank goodness. he's the patient and calm one, between of the both of us.. he told me everything was going to be ok.. and if we needed to move the date back that we could.. (of course to his dismay.. i started crying even more thinking that he was starting to get cold feet..) "i don't care what happens or when it happens, i just know i want to be with you and nothing is going to stop that, not even valentines day." (awww)

back to the drawing board.. and after many dates... we finally came up with March 10 2013 ♥

no public holiday. no made up holiday. no birthday. no worries.

new countdown 228 days ♥

Saturday, 21 July 2012

my potato sack

so.. seeing as we're going to have another wedding in a couple of years in sydney, i figured it wasn't necessary to have an insanely expensive dress this go round. (to be honest, i started to get really carried away with all this wedding planning, i started to want to have everything) so.. back to the drawing boards i went.. and resorted to online shopping.

i was sitting at my computer for days, scouting out wedding dresses on various websites. (when i probably should have been studying, but honestly.. who can really concentrate on anything else other than wedding shenanigans especially when it's only a couple months away and there's still so much to plan and do)

i narrowed it down to two websites that i found decent.

massive selection, and plenty of colors to choose from. i had a general idea of what i wanted from the random dress fittings at HOBNOB. but.. when you only have the pictures to go from, it is a pretty big risk. i finally settled on a dress which cost a fraction of the price of the original dress i wanted. now all i have to do is wait for its arrival and try the bad boy on.


Sunday, 15 July 2012

location location location

so.. budgeted wedding.. where to hold the ceremony..

understood that it's budgeted i still don't want it to be trashy either.. so what better picturesque place than the beach!

it's Perth! and Perth is known for their beautiful beaches!

"yeah.. about that.. you want the wedding in the middle of summer.. they will be packed." (thanks babe, love the encouragement)

we drove to all the neighbouring beaches closest to the CBD, felt like forever and they all seemed like such nice beaches, but they were all in public areas, so more than likely it'd be packed come weekends...

dun dun dun*

about a half hours drive from the CBD, Burns Beach!

not a treck from the city, so it'll be easy to pick up the flowers or come from hairdressers etc. and.. most importantly, it's near a residential area.. so hopefully it won't be too packed.

now.. reception...


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

let's go to the park

went for a stroll after lunch with le boy and his parents at Kings Park, Perth. lots of other couples and families were there playing sports on the grass or having picnics.

we strayed away from his parents a little bit, so they could have their alone time.. from afar i saw them holding hands. and it made my heart melt a little. to think after so many years that couples can still have that.. puppy love.

we walked for a while, making small talk when he pointed out a small waterfall.. and asked me how great would it be to have a picture there in my wedding dress. i smiled and just held him tightly as he kissed me.

still lots of planning and still lots to do. can't wait to spend my days with you ♥

Sunday, 8 July 2012

thousand dollar potato sack =="

girl date with emma today. went to get our nails done and went looking for her solitaire for fun. on the way home.. we drove past a huge grey building called HOBNOB that had a banner saying 50-70% off dresses! she pulled a sharp u-turn to find parking and i thought i was going to die. i asked her what was going on and she simply said, "we're going to look for your wedding dress!"

never felt so girly in my life trying on those exquisite white dresses. it was like prom all over again except.. on a much more expensive scale and your only options in dress colors was white, diamond white, ivory, or champagne.

after i had tried on the first dress. i was absolutely smitten. i got all red and started to hyperventilate seeing myself in the mirror. the lady asked me if i needed a tissue, and told emma i was having my "bridal moment."

i said to the lady, "i've only started getting used to calling him my boyfriend."
she questioned, "don't you mean fiancé?"
i smiled and answered, "exactly!"

of course after trying on 4 dresses.. i ended up liking the most expensive one. why is it that we always like the most expensive one?!

but. it was way beyond the budget.. and i hadn't anticipated it being so expensive, but the lady took my measurements and told me to look around, incase i couldn't find anything else that she'd have the details ready for me. she told me there are many ways to cut the pricing of the wedding like DIY anything i can, and get as much help as i can. but.. for the most part everything will be overpriced simply because it's for a wedding.

this is going to be a long 8 months..