Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Hey everyone :). I can't believe that it is already the middle of February, June will be here before I know it. After talking to my friend Melissa, who is helping me plan the wedding, we decided that I should start a blog. We thought it would be a great way to remember the planning process and hopefully my blog will be able to help future brides. So I will be blogging several times a week about projects that I'm working on or ideas I have about the wedding. I would love to hear what you guys think and I would love to hear feedback or ideas that you might have.

Here's a little information about me and my future husband. Casey and I met in 2008 at J Taps Bar and Grill at a friend's show. After the show we were introduced and the rest is history. Two years and a month after we met Casey proposed in Costa Rica. After we returned to the States and told our friends and family, I began planning.

(Casey and I in Arenal, Costa Rica two days before we got engaged)

The Venue: We both knew that we wanted to get married outside in a park so we knew that Oak Ridge Lodge was perfect for us. Not only was the venue secluded, but the price was hard to pass up: $650 for eight hours. The venue was almost booked but we found the last available Saturday in June, so we will be getting married June 18, 2011 :).

(Oak Ridge Loge photo courtesy of Premier Events)

The Dress: While I would love to share the dress, I don't know who will be reading the blog so I will keep my final decision a secret. I will post pictures of 4wedding dresses, one of which is the dress that I chose. Choosing the dress was probably the easiest part of the planning process. I went to Bridal and Formal and it was the second dress that I tried on. I can't say enough about the wonderful experience that I had at Bridal and Formal.

Bridesmaid Dresses: I picked out the dress for my bridesmaids the same day I found my dress. Since our wedding is in June and outside, I knew that I wanted something shorter and more like a cocktail dress. The dresses will be in espresso brown and have a petunia pink sash

Shoes: Another reason that I love Bridal and Formal is because of their sales. The day I went to pick up my dress they were having a 40% off sale on shoes. I decided to look and before I knew I had chosen my shoes and the bridesmaid shoes. The Bridesmaids will wear this shoe in brown and I will be wearing it in pink:  .

Well, that's it for now. I hope you will continue to come back and read the blog. I'm new at blogging so I will learn as I go.


  1. Welcome to the blogging world!
    Hop over to my blog and say hi. I do a Wedding Wednesday Post every week.
    If you're into books, you should join the Nest Book Club. It's fabulous and the only board I visit on the Nest.
    check out some book reviews on my blog as well.
    mcdol3 on the knot :D

  2. Great Blog-so far so good! Exciting-and heck yes the lodge is a great venue for a classic outdoor wedding. Great price too. Look forward to the coming months!! See you soon!

  3. Thanks Chic Fit Greek :). That's awesome that we share the same wedding date! I will definitely follow your blog. I love books so I'll definitely join the Nest Book Club too. And thanks for following me :)

  4. Oh and I'm browneeprincess on the knot :)

  5. Thanks @ Mel's World. I love the venue, can't wait for you to see it. I'm looking forward to it too and excited that you're helping me. Hope to see you tomorrow :).