The Happy Nappy Bride

About weddings. About relationships. About the first year of being married.

so much happier April 29, 2010

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The Mister giggled when he saw this…look at the big pic.  She looks so sad and then at the bottom…tattoo’s all covered up, happiness!  Too funny!  As usual, when we laugh about something silly…we become silly, I made up a conversation that the picture lady probably had with herself:

Boy, that dragon tattoo seemed like such a great idea at the time, but now that I’m getting married, it just kinda bums me out.  I sure do wish there was a way to cover it up for my wedding day.  *sigh*  Oh wait!  What’s this?  Tattoo coverup?!!  Yay…now I’ll have a fantastic and carefree wedding day!


Weddzilla post April 26, 2010

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I’ve got tattoos, but only one is visible and it’s on my foot.  I’d been thinking all along that I was just gonna let it all hang out on the wedding day, but then I tried everything on a couple of weeks ago when my mom was here and as much as it pains me to say it…my mom is right.  The tattoo detracts from the whole “look”.  Check out this post if you want to find out to cover yours up for your big day.


whoa nelly! April 25, 2010

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I was just getting ready to grab my mouse  and head off to some website and buy more clothes for our marathon month after our wedding:  10-day honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, 5-day Arizona trip, then another wedding…and that’s when I realized that I should probably actually check and see what I’d already bought for all of that stuff.  It’s amazing how hard it is to shut off that shopping switch in my head.

Anyhoo, this is what I’ve got so far.

From J.Crew…on final sale, a cute brightly colored halter:

Got this at Ann Taylor Loft on super sale (on sale after the sale price)!  I think I tied the belt too tight…but trust me, it’s very cute:

This is such a cute dress from Anthropologie…you just can’t tell from this pic, lol!  Anyhoo, I’d planned on wearing it to our rehearsal dinner, but it’s gonna be uber-casual so I’ll probably use it for something else (as well as the honeymoon of course):

I’d totally forgotten about this dress!  I got it at least six or seven years ago at Ann Taylor and it’s absolutely lovely!  It fits like a glove but is comfy:

And of course shorts…and when I wear shorts, they’re short!:

So that’s what I’ve got so far.  Plus I’ve got plenty of cute skirts and tops that’ll work for the trips as well.  And I feel like I should at least pretend that I’m going to work out, so I’ll have to pack running shoes and workout clothes.  The only thing that I need to buy are swimsuits and a cover up.

Disclaimer: just because I don’t need to buy anything doesn’t mean that I won’t!


vendor meetings April 23, 2010

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According to our wedding website, we’ve got thirty five days ’til our wedding.  Because of that, I’ve got vendor meetings on my to-do list.  Yesterday, The Mister and I met with our caterer and the manager at our reception site so that we could discuss how things are gonna be laid out and everything.  Our reception’s going to be at a mansion rather than a banquet hall, so the planning was a little more involved I think.  Here’s the layout:

The top part of the paper is where the entrance is and as you can see, each room will have food in it.  But the caterer’s doing a progressive meal.  So appetizers will be in the front two rooms, then they’ll get taken away and dinner will be in the middle two rooms, then that’ll get taken away, then “nibbles”‘ and dessert will be in the back room.  There’ll be sit down tables interspersed with bistro height table all in the hopes of encouraging folks to mix and mingle.  The dj will set up in the front (top) left room in a bay window and the bar is in the back room, which will mainly be a transition room with just a couple of tables.  The back room also has the bathrooms and leads to the super sweet patio.

Anyhoo, it was very exciting to walk through the mansion again…it’s truly gorgeous and I know the guests will love it.  Next up:  meet with the photographer, dj, and baker.


under current April 15, 2010

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My mom is coming into town this weekend and I’m pretty fired up.  As we get closer to the wedding date, she’s getting super excited and I’m getting super excited…so we’ll have a very excited weekend.

The to-do list is pretty short.  Probably shopping (why not?) and getting undergarments for the wedding dress.  I’m fired up about this for a couple of  reasons.  I’ll get to try on my dress and shoes and whatnot, plus I know that mom’ll be pretty stoked to see me all dudded up in my wedding dress.

Here are some options for undies for the big day.  I’d worry about a little pooch poking out in this one, but it’s cute:

I think this is the one I wore when I first bought my dress.  I liked it because it gave me boobs!  I remember thinking, “I didn’t come into the store with these things!”:

This last one looks like it’d keep everything together:

Do you know what you’re wearing underneath yet?  Bra…full body deal…corset?  “Experts” say to buy a bunch of different ones and see which fits the best and return the rest…is anyone doing that?


side ponytail April 14, 2010

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I’ve just spent entirely too much time looking for a better picture of Ugly Betty’s hair from her sister’s wedding.  It was a super cute curly side ponytail…I think I wanna try it for the big day!


wedding bands April 11, 2010

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After church today, The Mister and I went looking for wedding bands.  The timing wasn’t great, after church is usually naptime.  Or rather, grab some food and then catch a nap-time.  But since we’re kinda running out of time, I figured we should get on it.  We went to four different jewelers just to get an idea of what he’d like and these are our top choices as of now:

Our fave:

Runner up…hammered gold:

This one’s different…maybe too different:

What do you think?  The Mister’s got incredibly large fingers (size 15!) so that limits some of what we can do in terms of rings.  He was pretty thoughtful about the whole process which was pretty cool.  He’d try on a ton of rings, ask a lot of questions, ask about sale prices…I was impressed!  I tried to stand back and let him run the show and not be too bossy and I like the choices that he came up with.

Now I just want to check online to see if I can beat the prices those folks quoted me before I drop the kind of cash they were talking.  Have you and your dude gone looking for rings yet?  How was he during the process?