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{Krista} Can’t believe it’s been a year!

By Krista

We are not huge celebrators…we don’t pop the champagne on our dating or engagement anniversary. Birthdays are usually a quiet dinner or hanging out with friends. But today, we have something we are definitely going to toast to – our one-year anniversary!

It seems like yesterday I put on that white dress, got all dolled up, and had the best time with new husband, family and friends. I’m not good with the sappy anniversary phrases even though I would mean every one of them (you know, like the “I’m so lucky I married my best friend” or “I’m so happy I found my soul mate), so I’m just going to say this, Happy Anniversary to my husband, Brian. You are handsome, hilarious, supportive, fun and can even be thoughtful at times :) and here’s to many more years of making incredible memories!

And as a thank you to all our friends and family who support and love us, let’s relive the day together!

{Krista} Fastpass Escort Cards

By Krista

Brian and I had to include Disney World in some aspect of our wedding, so we created our very own Fastpass! ¬†Each table was assigned a ride (with a picture of us in front of the ride) instead of a number and the Fastpass was our clever way of directing each of our guests to their table. If you are not familiar, a Fastpass is a card you get at Disney World that assigns you a time to get on the ride with minimal wait. Here’s an example of what they look like at WDW:

Here’s my version:

So it’s not exactly the same…I wanted to use our colors and make it slightly fancier. I took the fastpasses and backed them with yellow cardstock, a stamp of cute lovebirds, and the guests’ names.

On each table was the picture of us in front of the ride:

And, for anyone out there interested in making similar escort cards, here’s the word file I created!¬†Fastpass Escort Card

{Krista} : The Wedding Accessories

By Krista

For wedding jewelry and accessories, I knew I wanted my pieces to be simple and sparkly. Since it was an outdoor day wedding, I felt big or excessive jewelry would not look right. I also never wear a lot of accessories, so keeping it simple was more comfortable and helped me to feel myself on the big day.

The Hair

I toyed with the idea of a veil. I truly love a sheer veil that grazes the floor. It’s so graceful and elegant.

I loved the way I felt in a veil; however, the budget wouldn’t allow for the one I wanted. I was sad for a brief moment, and then I found this gorgeous flower fascinator, by Powder Blue Bijoux, on Etsy:

It was just so perfectly me and for $50 I could not go wrong!

The Earrings

I stumbled upon the perfect earrings when I went to a Stella and Dot party with my bridesmaid Ashley. They were the perfect size, had the perfect amount of sparkle, and I loved the vintage feel to them.

The Brooch

My last accessory was a brooch that I wore on my dress (yup, no necklace or bracelet – I really meant I kept it simple). I bought it at Priscilla of Boston when I went for my second dress fitting a week before my wedding and it completed my look.

I feel like it all came together perfectly and could not be happier with how the accessories complemented my dress and made me feel!

Picture Perfect Portraits


{Krista} Greetings from WDW

By Krista

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend and spent time with those you love. I’m using my weekly post to say hello from Walt Disney World! As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my husband and I love coming to this magical place, and it has made a great spring break vacation!

Back with more wedding planning talk next week!

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

{Krista’s Wedding} The First Dance

By Krista

Music is an important part of the wedding ceremony and reception, and perhaps the most important song of the entire day, is the first dance. Many couples have a song designated as “their song” throughout their years of dating. Others share a love of the same artist or genre. Brian and I shared the love for Scrubs…yes, our song came from a television show.

While planning the wedding, Brian told me that he chose a song for our first dance but he wanted it to be a surprise. This stressed me out more than you can imagine. Not that I didn’t trust him, but this was going to be our song, and it scared me to not have any control over it!

After a couple weeks, I sat in the living room, watching the last episode of our favorite show Scrubs when the final scene came on. It’s a montage of images with our favorite characters, with the song Book of Love, by Peter Gabriel. As soon as I started listening to the words of the song, I looked at Brian, and knowing what I was going to say, he said that it was the song he’d already chosen.

So I should have had faith in him…it worked out perfectly.

The Book of LoveThe Book of Love

What is your first dance song?