Thursday, January 31, 2008

Happy Post (to contrast with the gloom and doom of the previous post)

If you picked dress A, I totally get it. When I first saw dresses A and B, I really liked dress A better, but then I saw them in person, and B is actually quite lovely. Just goes to show you that you should never buy your wedding dress over the internet. Seriously, people do this?

I’m going back up to Minneapolis later this month to actually purchase the dress and make sure it’s the one that I want. I may try a couple of other dresses on, just for comparison, but truly it’s got the look I’m going for (Great Gatsby style outdoor ceremony) and will work well with Brett’s suit. I'm doing this in Minneapolis because my aunt is micromanaging the wedding. It makes her happy, and I like company on these things, so it works out.

Our color theme is huckleberry, because huckleberries are a symbol of Montana, and I love the deep purple color. Thus, our flowers will all be in that color family, and Brett’s suit will be crème. My sister will be my matron of honor, and Brett’s brother will be his best man. That’s it for the wedding party. We are extremely low maintenance about this whole thing. I am making the wedding invites myself (with some help from these folks) and the receptions (there are 4) will be held in the backyards of various family members.

We are getting married at Minnehaha Falls in the pergola (some of you Minnesotans will know this place I hope). Ever since I was a little girl, I loved going to the falls and getting and ice cream cone and occasionally seeing a wedding ceremony going on. I am seriously getting married in the spot of my girlhood dreams. How cheesy.

We are no longer getting married in Montana, mostly due to my dad being sick and the fact that it was simply too hard to plan a wedding so far away and keep it at a managable budget. At first I was disappointed, but honestly I'm going to wind up with the ceremony of my dreams, and I'm so glad that Brett is so flexible and so thankful that he is putting my happiness first. However, we will have a big blow out party for our friends in Red Lodge, Montana, and then a reception at Brett’s parents’ house in Great Falls. It’s going to be a kick ass month of celebration and I cannot wait.

16 comments:

Artemisia said...

Woo hoo! Dress B! It is perfect for a Gatsby-style wedding. Oh, that sounds so lovely!

This all sounds so fun. And a party in Red Lodge?!?! You go, girl!

Tessie said...

Oh, Minnehaha Falls! I love that! That will be so, so lovely.

I also love "Huckleberry".

Pickles & Dimes said...

Minnehaha Falls - awesome!

I hope you have wonderful weather for your big day. (And Jason & I promise not to come spy on you.) :)

Stephanie said...

Your wedding and (series of) receptions sound so perfect for you, I love it! I've never been to Minnesota OR Montana, but I clicked your links and they look beautiful. Glad everything is coming together the way you want it. :)

Banana said...

Huckelberries remind me so much of Montana. I was born in Missoula and when we'd visit my grandmother there every Summer she'd have huckelberry pie and huckelberry jam and huckelberry pancakes for us. What a great way to incoporate Montana into your wedding.

Everything sounds perfect. And I LOVE dress B.

B2G said...

Yay dress B! I totally voted for that one.

Penny said...

Damn, I missed the dress post. I like the chosen dress though, very very lovely.

amber said...

OH my gosh! I love both dresses (beautiful!) and am so excited for you. Despite recent (love-grinchy) posts, I'm psyched that you're getting your perfect wedding. Also, I know Red Lodge, and am very familiar with Great Falls.

So tempted to come spy.

Jess said...

What a cool wedding! I'm glad it's exactly what you want. I'm also a big fan of the huckleberry color scheme. And I also would like to see a photo of you in Dress B. Make that happen, please.

Black Sheeped said...

I'm behind on this, but I really liked B better, so, yay! Pretty, pretty.

I hope you're feeling better.

Cheri said...

Squeeeee! I'm glad you picked B, since it's the one *I* liked and, if you knew me at all you'd know that the entire WORLD revolves around MOI. ;) And I'm glad to see you found my blog, I suppose I'm going to have to add more now that I'm making my blog more public... maybe not-so-self-depricating entries?

Ok, Where Was I? said...

I did say I liked A best, but B is definitely Gatsby-esque. So perfect! I can see that coming right out of the movie (yeah, I read the book too). Sounds lovely!

LoriD said...

Dress B is definitely gorgeous and Gatsby-esque! Everything sounds perfect (especially the huckleberry, because it's fun to say)!

SLynnRo said...

I almost bought a Watters dress very similar to Dress B when I got married. I think it is a younger looking dress- the other is a bit matronly.

desperate housewife said...

I have no personal knowledge of huckleberries, but it SOUNDS like an awesome color. And different! Everyone goes with that celery green color, or trendy brown and pink, or champagne. Which is fine, but... Huckleberry! So cool.

Nic said...

I missed your first post, but I love, love, love dress A.