Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Engagement Pictures!!!!!

I'll let them speak for themselves! :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Reception Venue Pictures

I wanted to post a few pictures we took while touring our reception venue so everyone can see how beautiful this place is! I'm so excited to have our reception here and I'm looking forward to dancing the night away in this gorgeous space. :)

It's on the 6th floor so guests enter and take the elevator up.

Bar area. It's built in which I love!

HUGE space!

Friday, September 18, 2009


I wanted to post a few inspiration ideas I found online that I have fallen in love with. In a perfect world I would replicate a few of these but I'm going to be very creative with my choices to try and do this as affordable as possible. Not cheap, but affordable. :) I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Engagement Party!!!

I was so excited when I came across this idea in an invitation book and had to find a way to incorporate it into the wedding. Curtis and I love to travel and I think this is a fun and creative way to share our engagement story with our loved ones. The party is set for October 24th at The Greek Isles Grille & Taverna and I am looking forward to some delicious greek food. :)
I spent a lot of time in Photoshop trying to make this look both authentic and work on the little details. The postmark stamp is the date of our engagement, the island in the top left is the island of Santorini (and the only one I could find with the town we stayed in listed, Imerovigli), the stamp in the top right corner is an authentic stamp from Santorini, the meter at the bottom is found on all postcards & the picture on the front of the card is one Curtis took just minutes before popping the big question. It was a night I'll never forget, a moment I'll cherish forever and hands down the best proposal I could have ever dreamed of. :)
I can't wait to relive our engagement with our friends and family and look forward to seeing you all there!

Official Wedding Colors!

From the day we got engaged I knew I wanted a Navy and Ivory/Champagne color scheme for our wedding. Navy isn't nearly as harsh as black and it's a color that looks good on a lot of different skin tones. Ivory/Champagne is very luxurious and it saves the wedding from looking too nautical. What I didn't expect for my third color was copper. I was leaning towards chocolate brown but didn't like how I had 2 dark, heavy colors and one really light one. So while browsing the lovely web I came across that color combo and it felt like the stars aligned. It's very luxurious, expensive looking and elegant. I feel that it will take this wedding where I'm dreaming it can go. It will also help warm up the wedding about since Navy is a cool color. Yah for having a color combo set!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My First DIY Bridal Project

So I found some pictures online earlier today of these gorgeous pomandors to hang on pews in the church. I decided I was crafty enough to give these a try so on my way home I got some tissue paper from the dollar store, push pins, ribbon and a styrofoam ball. I simply cut round various sizes in the tissue paper and started pinning until it looked right. I couldn't believe how well they turned out! I plan on making around 30 of these and using either navy blue or copper ribbon for a pop of color. This took about 3 hours, including the time it took to figure out how to make it properly. I would say they take about 2 hours if you know what you're doing. I'm going to be adding crystals to the insides of some of the flowers for some sparkle and thinking of using an ivory sheen tissue paper for the real ones. I was pretty proud of my DIY skills! :)

*These are the actual ones. Pictures to follow in the next few days once the crystals are on but they look just like this.

Our Reception Venue!!!

I'm so excited about our reception venue. It's in downtown Dallas with views of the city from the 6th floor. It's a beautiful grand ballroom type of space and my mind is racing with ideas on how I'm going to decorate. Everytime I look at pictures I get all excited all over again! :) Take a look if you'd like. www.specialdayeventsinc.com


Hey everyone,
I want for all my friends and family to be a part of this special time in our lives so I've started this blog to help keep up with the crazy wedding planning. :) We've set the date for October 9, 2010 and I cannot wait to be Mrs. Gulick!