Thursday, July 14, 2011

262 Days

Yep. Eight and a half months until I'm officially Mrs. Taylor. I think about the day Mike proposed a lot. Like...kind of all the time. It was almost 3 whole months ago. (Best Birthday EVER.)

The actual moment is a blur. I vaguely remember what he said - I'm bad about that. My brain skips around too much inside itself. I was too busy trying to figure out if it was real life to pay attention to his question. Then I was too busy being happy and staring at the ring so I didn't even cry. I cry all the time. Literally. At commercials, movies, TV shows, songs, animal pictures...I'm a cryer.

 Are you tired of seeing ring pictures? Too bad. This is my blog.

I cry about it now, though. If I'm just sitting somewhere, or driving, or at work...anytime the proposal crosses my mind - I start to cry. Maybe not full on bawling, but I get choked up and teary eyed. I just love him so much.

Planning the wedding is another story. I'm NOT a planner. I absolutely despise anything and everything wedding planning. Picking the dress was the only thing I was looking forward to, and even THAT turned into a semi-nightmare. It's been bought, now. And I love it. So why can't I just fast forward to March and have the planning phase behind me? Blerg. Any tips from you soon-to-be brides and/or newlyweds would be ENCOURAGED AND EMBRACED over here.

Luckily my sorority sister and new blogger, Taylor, is like a wedding genius, so with her help along with my MOH Kelsey and my Mama, hopefully I won't be a Bridezilla. To be Bridezilla you have to care, right? I'm so apathetic it's disturbing.

We did settle on colors and bridesmaids dresses -
Like that ^ but with less orange and more gold...

 We also settled on a signature cocktail. Rum, sour mix, ginger ale, strawberry lemonade and fresh strawberries combined to create a yet-to-be-named dranky drank that we'll be serving at the open bar. I'm thinking something along the lines of Southern Firecracker or Old Fashioned Firecracker...totes just brainstorming.

Waaaaaah why can't I just get J-Lo to come and do everything for me.


  1. Wedding planning is crazy! At least you have a lot of time. I planned my wedding 3 1/2 months, definitely unheard of haha ESPECIALLY for a New York wedding. I basically had my mom do everything :) I'm indecisive and she's got great taste so I trusted her. My wedding was a Tiffany & Co. theme. I only got stressed the day before my wedding. I had been SOO busy with all my out of town guests and family I was sleep deprived. I broke down at the end of the rehearsal dinner and cried saying, "I just want sleeeeeepppp" Minus that mini meltdown I was fine haha Word to the wise, rest rest rest.

  2. My advice for planning a wedding is let other people do some of the work. That's what your mother, MOH and bridesmaids are for. Their job isn't simply to stand there and look pretty next to you, and they know you better than you probably know yourself, so let them help you. Happy Planning :)

  3. Don't worry biggles!!!! It is going to be great!! AND LOOK AT YOU FINALLY WITH AN IMAGINATION BOARD OF COLOR SCHEMES! so proud :)

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  5. I love this blog! My tidbit of advise is make all your planning and arrangements deadline March 1st. That way the month you are getting married can be more about enjoying who is coming in town to visit and spending time with the people you love. Also, the day of the wedding, LET EVERYTHING GO! Don't worry if something doesn't go to plan. Let everyone else worry about it. That day is YOUR DAY! Expect that something will go wrong and just be prepared to overlook it and focus on having a good time. I know it will be wonderful so just enjoy.

  6. love your colour scheme! ps-new follower who is adoring your blog :)

  7. Your ring is beautiful! and I love the colors you picked out:) so classy!

  8. I just wanted to say I did the EXACT same thing with my proposal. I cry at EVERYTHING... except when I'm supposed to apparently. You're colors are gorgeous! My biggest problem with wedding planning is getting too stressed by the details cus I always feel like I'm forgetting something. I'm no pro- cus I have yet to even plan half of my wedding- but I'm currently trying to not get too bogged down with all the minor details. Love your blog! Happy planning :)

  9. GREAT blog! you are so inspirational! if you get the chance to check out my blog i would love for you to tell me your two cents on it! your opinions would mean a lot to me. :)

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  10. I know what you mean, I don't remember anything my husband said when he proposed. I don't remember a thing that the guy who married us said. I remember how I felt and what I was thinking though. Funny how that works. It looks like your friend has helped come up with great ideas! I think pinterest would be a huge help in coming up with awesome ideas. I wish it was around when I was planning my wedding.

  11. Great, truthful and honest. You are doing a very good job. I Love that You Love my son so much. I pray he will always treats you Well. If he doesn't he will not find me on his side. Thankful for such a talent and beautiful future daughter-n-law. You are a compliment and asset to Michael what more could I ask.

  12. omg i am completely the same way. i have been engaged to my guy for over a year now with no plans in sight. i just can't even think about planning a wedding haha. i'm sooo not a wedding type person... i would gladly just get married quickly then have a party afterwards. but then the thought of a beautiful dress always crosses my mind.... that is the only thing i'd be looking forward to as well.
    love your colours though!! so much!
    xo dana


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