Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bridal Party Spotlight {Tara Chipps}

Tara is my soon to be Sister-in-law.  Addam and Tara got married Nov. 7th, 2009 in beautiful Fredericksburg VA where they also live.  She is origanally from Jersey and has a Jersey attitude!  We both work for electric companies so we are nerds and talk about work.  We also like to shop for shoes ;)  I am so happy she is going to be my sister-in-law.  The four of us have a lot of fun together!  The past two years we have spent Thanksgiving visiting the Chipps.  It's like a vacation and we all get to hang out :)  Can't wait to see them at Christmas!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.  I know I did.  We went to Myrtle Beach to spend it with the Chipps.  Long drive, but definately worth it!  No wedding updates, those will probably slow down with the holidays.  Busy, Busy!  Hope everyone got good black friday deals.  We didn't do much shopping.  Everyone have fun and be safe in the month ahead!

Monday, November 22, 2010


thanksgiving at the beach
 This weekend was a busy one!  Friday we drove up to Fremont to meet with the photographer and pick a save the date.  We picked one, and I did not post it on the last post so those of you getting one would still be surprised :)  It's a good one, I am excited to send them out.  They will probably get sent out around Jan or Feb.  We are going to Myrtle Beach tomorrow to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday with the Chipps'.  I am excited, I spent most of the day Sat cooking and getting ready to leave.  I made some Italian Sausage sauce for a pasta dish, bacon bark, a stromboli for the ride down, and some Andes Candies cookies.  All yummy, but the kitchen was a mess!!  haha.  Sunday though, was another day of getting things done for the wedding.  I went back to Catan Fashion, this time with my mom, Aunt Donna, and Alec.  I retried on one of the dresses I found last time and bought one!!  I have my dress!  I won some free accessories, so I think I found my necklace too.  I want to try it on again when I go back to try the dress on when it comes in.  Free is definitely good!  Not much is free in the wedding industry.  I also decided on Bridesmaids dresses and Alec bought hers!  She stood next to me while we were both in our dresses and wearing our earrings.  It was a lot of fun.  The earrings were made by a family friend and I love them.  They look great with the dresses.  I think the dresses will really look good on everyone, and go well with the guys.  We stopped in Tuxedo Junction with my dad and Dave as well and they looked at some Tuxes.  We decided on some to compliment the bridesmaids dress.  Now, they will just have to go back and get fitted.  I am still trying to decide what I want the ushers to wear.  There is 3 of them.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bridal Party Spotlight {Diana Oleas}

Diana is from Equador.  She was an exchange student at my parents' house in Chardon in '05-'06.  As always, we went on many family trips to PA, and Texas, and had many fun times.  Joey and Diana came down to see me during Sibs Weekend at OU and Diana and I got tattoos (actually I got mine a couple days later, but the thought was there)  She now comes back to visit every year and we want her to move here!  She is currently going to school to be a doctor. We miss her and can't wait for her to be in our wedding!  :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This weekend I met with the florist.  On my way up I picked up some cupcakes from Main Street Cupcakes (loved the Sweet Potato Fluff one!)   We got a lot of things figured out and I am excited to see all the things we talked about come to life.  I just love fall, orange flowers!  Big ivory spider mums too! :)  She is going to make a mock up of my bouquet with fake flowers so I can see what it will look like.  Maybe I can bring it to a dress fitting and see what the whole look will be!  :)
Dave and I also met with the Pastor on Sunday morning.  He was my childhood pastor and I just love him.  I am so excited for him to be a part of our special day.  Dave seemed to really like him (but Dave likes everyone!)  For so long it seemed like there was so much to get done and it was very daunting, but lately things have been falling into place!  I feel like we are well on our way to having everything look perfect. 
The engagement pics are in :) :)  I will post them as soon as we send the Save-the-Dates so people are still surprised by those when they get them :)  We love many of them, it's a hard decision to just pick one to announce our love!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bridal Party Spotlight {Abigael Jaymes}

Joey, Abbey, Dave and Me in Canada
Ok, So her name is really Abbey Snyder and she is my brother's girlfriend.  She goes to Malone University in Canton OH and is from Geneva, OH.  She wants to be on TV and she is good at it!  We just love her.  They have a pretty cute story about how they met.  Abbey and a friend went down to the OSU vs. Iowa game.  After an exciting win this picture was taken with the NROTC guys:
The Pic
As you can see, Joey's name is covered by Abbey's shoulder.  She facebooked the guy on the left and asked who the guy on the other side was.  My brother told the guy to definitely give her his name because she is hot!  They began flirting on facebook and eventually met up at home.  They have been together ever since.  Aren't they cute??  

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bridal Party Spotlight {Alec Montforton}

At our cousin's wedding
Alec is my cousin and Maid of Honor.  She is going to Mercyhurst in Erie PA for Event Planning and will be graduating in May.  So, she is my wedding planner too :)  Alec is from the west side of Cleveland so I get to see her often.  I'm excited to do wedding stuff together like shopping and crafts and parties! I can't wait to see where she gets a job after graduation and I hope it's close to Akron!