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Wedding Planning
August 31, 2009, 8:02 pm
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So, wedding planning has been so fun for me, but there have definitely been days when I wanted to run from it all and hide my head in a hole.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love having this creative outlet, but sometimes it can be overwhelming and a little lonely.  The reason I actually started blogging was because I didn’t want to bore my friends with all the details of my wedding.  Not that pe0ple were acting bored really (ok, maybe one was), but I just don’t like to be a burden on people.  So I go to vendor appointments alone, make decisions about colors, and hell even my dress.  Alone.  But I realize that it’s totally my fault because I have this irrational fear of asking for help.  I know that any of my BMs would go with me to appointments if I just asked them.  But for some reason I can’t.  I always form these rationalizations in my head for why it’s ok that I’m going alone (like I want to find a dress before showing them, or I need to see if I even like the vendor and then get other opinions), but then when I leave I always wish that I had someone there with me that heard what I heard or saw what I saw so that we could talk about it. 

Mr. Fro Yo told me from the beginning that he loved me very much, but that he would go to the JP tomorrow to marry me and didn’t need the big wedding.  That was very sweet, but I wanted the big wedding.  So I guess I don’t want to ask him to come because I know how he feels about the big wedding thing.  And again, that fear of asking for help arises. 

So what have I learned from all this?  I learned that I need to put myself out there a little more and ask for help when I need it because I’m the one making myself lonely, no one else.  That’s going to be a hard lesson for me though.  Has anyone else found this wedding planning experience to be a little lonely at times?



Registry
August 30, 2009, 2:50 pm
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OMG.  Did you know you could register at Amazon?  Yeah, well I just found out.  How the heck am I going to narrow down my choices when the possibilities are endless??  As I’m scrolling through the top 100 registered for items, I start to think, yeah this is good, but what else can I get, and that’s a dangerous thought.  I spent a good 30 minutes totally off topic!  Do I really need a rapid fire chimney starter? 

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Apparently I do because I am registered for one (I also saw Barefoot Contessa use one on her show on the food network and I was intrigued).  I wonder what our guests will think.  Mr. Fro Yo already asked me if he could register for some video games.  I almost said no, but then I thought, well his friends would probably much prefer to buy him an Xbox game than nesting bowls.  So maybe.  And the best thing about the amazon registry?  They have this thing called the universal registry.  You can go to any site and add those products to your amazon registry.  Wow.  Are you having trouble narrowing down your registry choices too?



Blushing Bride
August 27, 2009, 6:52 pm
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I have a confession. I am a major blusher.

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It’s plagued me for as long as I can remember, and I hate it! Nothing is worse to me than feeling that rush of blood to my face, only to realize that my emotions (nervousness, anxiety, etc) are on display for everyone to see.  I’ve read all the things on the internet about how to stop blushing.  Yeah, they don’t work for me.  I am a major blusher, remember?  Not one of those “add some color to your cheeks” cute blushers.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to roll with it…sort of. 

However–enter wedding.  I’m really looking forward to the wedding, but the cameras, video cameras, guests, and microphones.  EEEP!!  It’s all a little scary to me.  The last thing I want to worry about is whether or not I am going to blush when I’m sharing those special words with Mr. Fro Yo. 

So what’s a girl to do?  Well, I learned about this prescription medication that performers take before they go on stage to calm their nerves and to prevent stage fright.  Now you might be thinking, woah Miss Fro Yo, that’s a little extreme, but honestly I don’t know what I would do without it!  I call it my anti-blushing medication and I currently use it when I have to give major presentations at work. It definitely works for me.  For those of you that aren’t blushers, you probably didn’t even realize what a big deal blushing is, and I can only speak for myself, but to me it’s a huge deal.  Now with my trusty stage fright fighting prescription that’s one less thing I have to worry about on my wedding day.  Phew!  Did you have anything similar?



The things I will do for a dress on sale
August 26, 2009, 6:51 pm
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Remember this dress?

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Well, she and I met in Neiman Marcus a couple months ago when I was shopping for bridesmaid’s dresses with one of my BMs.  I got distracted from our mission to search for grey dresses because I was in love.  Only, I wasn’t in love with her $350 price tag.  I knew that I wanted this dress, but I figured if it was meant to be it would happen some way. And then I made the difficult decision to walk away.  Fastforward a couple months and she is 60% off!  My size wasn’t listed, but I wanted it so bad that I figured I could get it, alter it and it would look gorgeous!  Well, I got it in the mail today and I am in love!!  I need to hop over to my seamstress so I can get it altered to fit me, but I am so glad that I waited and that it all worked out! It was definitely meant to be.  So what will I wear this beauty to?  I’m not sure yet, maybe the rehearsal or a shower.  All I know is that I will definitely be rocking this dress at some wedding event.  Did you have a dress you wanted so bad, but waited for and it all worked out in the end?



So Happy to Bee Here
August 24, 2009, 10:22 pm
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Oh my gosh oh my gosh you guys (said like Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde musical), I can’t believe I’m a bee!! I got the email about my newly acquired bee status and my jaw dropped, I was so excited, and frankly shocked!!  But I am so excited to share my wedding planning journey with all of you!

Ok, so why Miss Frozen Yogurt, or Fro Yo as I like to say.  Well, there is actually a story there.  I heart frozen yogurt. So much so that I made Mr. Fro Yo drive a good 20-30 miles to the nearest TCBY to get some.  Well, as we were circling the parking lot we realized that good ole’ Garmin had been tricked because I failed to update the maps and the TCBY was now closed.  As I quickly tried to type in yet another TCBY location, Mr. Fro Yo suggested we try a diferent frozen dessert.  We ended up settling on a frosty, although delicious, it just wasn’t the same. 

Anyway, so a little about us…

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We moved to Austin from Dallas about 2 years ago to persue new jobs.  I  had just finished graduate school and Mr. Fro Yo was just ready for a change.  We took a chance, packed all our stuff up, and now we couldn’t be happier!!   I do policy work for the state of Texas and Mr. Fro Yo is an equity trader.  We have a sweet dog that we adopted from the SPCA that we like to take swimming and hiking.  Thankfully Austin is a great city with lots of amazing hiking trails! 

So why Dallas for the wedding?  Well, a lot of my family is in Dallas,  Mr. Fro Yo is originally from there, and that’s where we met.   Now, we are working hard to plan a vintage, yet modern wedding in a city that we can only visit on weekends.  Thank goodness for email!!



Woohoo!
August 24, 2009, 9:23 pm
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I got selected for weddingbee!!  Please bear with me as I change the format ever so slightly to coincide with my new bee moniker, Miss Frozen Yogurt!!  I’ll still be posting on here, and then they will appear on the weddingbee site, so feel free to follow me there too.  I am still in shock and can’t believe I got picked!!  I feel so lucky 🙂 Yipee!!  I also have to write an intro post, so don’t think I’ve gone crazy as I act like this is the first time I posted.

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The Send off
August 23, 2009, 10:03 pm
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So I’ve been trying really hard to try and come up with a unique send off that people haven’t seen at weddings before, and I’ve been having a difficult time.  I thought about doing dried flowers in a muslin sack for people to shower us with some fragrant petals as we exit.

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But at my cousin’s wedding she had cutely wrapped birdseed and people just chunked the whole thing at them rather than opening them up to sprinkle the birdseed.  It looked a little painful, and I want to avoid the picture with a petal filled bag smacking my head. 

And then I saw these ribbon wands from the ribbonwands shop on etsy. 

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Both photos above from Ribbonwand on etsy

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No messy clean up and so cute!!  I think they would make amazing pictures too!  And best of all, no painful smacks to the head.  What do you think though?  Will the guys actually partake in the send off if it involves wound up ribbon?  Or should I not worry about it too much because let’s be honest unless it’s fireworks they probably won’t like it 🙂