I made a temple time capsule back when i was about 16 and in that capsule (that I never sealed mind you) I stuck a bunch of stuff about qualities I want in a husband and qualities I need to develop in myself, as well as what Temple I wanted to get married in, and the ever popular letter to my future spouse telling him all about me then and what I hope we will be and do when we are married blah blah blah! Any who a few years later I started ripping out pictures in bridal magazines and ideas I liked from various articles and eventually I put together a dream wedding book. Now i know what you must all be thinking . . . . how silly right?
I recently looked through my book once more and realized I'm not a big fan of a lot of my choices so I'm updating via blog, my dream wedding! Because after all this is like my journal, so my apologies to those who just became disinterested, you may stop reading now!
Here's the deal. . . . . . I know this might sound crazy, but we Latter Day Saints are not known for our crazy elaborate wedding receptions (not around here anyway), most receptions I attend involve me grabbin' some mints, eatin' some cake, congrat's to the happy Couple and away I Go! There's usually no dancing, no toast's, no Bridal party, and no dinner. It's mainly just light refreshments and the Bride and groom standing in a line thanking their guests for 2 or 3 hours.
For some people that is all fine and dandy, but for this girl who loves a good excuse to throw a party, well that plan just ain't gonna fly!
Oh and I don't just want one day, I want at least a three day weekend long event! I'm talking a Thursday night dinner the day before the wedding with our two families and closest friends, perhaps a Bachlorette party, I want to get sealed in the temple on a Friday so that day can be dedicated to my Husband and I and we can focus on the more spiritual side of what's taking place, and that way Saturday can be the day to CELEBRATE the fact that the event I've dreamt about for a long long long time has finally happened! I don't think that's asking too much! All I want is my one moment!!!!
Here's the thing. . . . . .
But that's beside the point, for my ring ceremony before my reception I have this cheesy musical extravaganza planned out in my head with musical tributes about love and marriage officiated by none other then the King of Rock n Roll himself Mr. Presley, I may not even call it a ceremony, it could be considered a program, or a presentation, or OK even a production. I just want My husband and I to show our love for each other via song and an Elvis impersonator. Since all the serious stuff like vows and promises where made the day before, I'm assuming it would be alright to get a little secular! Does this make sense? Well it does in my head!
I love the sweetheart neckline, I think it's really feminine and a more flattering cut
on me, this next photo obviously has way more decolletage then I would show, but the shape of the dress i love!
I absolutely love the belted look, and don't you tell me it doesn't hold a purpose, because for me anyway it creates an illusion, an illusion that I just might have a waist, I do not care about false advertising, so a belt is necessary, maybe solid, maybe sparkly, maybe a bright color! I don't know yet, but the belt is fo sho!
I could even get a little wild and wear a mid calf gown like the one pictured here, that is also up in the air, but one thing that tops my must have list is the short veil. . . this better not go out of style before I take the plunge otherwise I might die!!!! I love love love it!
One idea I clipped out of a magazine like seven years ago was wearing bright colored shoes instead of white, forget flip flops, forget sneakers, forget slippers, a fabulous pair of pumps is golden but it seems to me that people keep stealing my idea!!!!! OK well I guess it wasn't my idea, but man I hate it when people beat me to the punch! It is a fun, no?
Now, Depending upon my other accessories (ie veil a
Or anchors away with these little sailor girl shoes! I love the little anchor detail!
Or stick with my first love animal print. . . .
We will just have to see!
My man will be looking super fly in a suit like this!!! Diddy knows how to keep it classy!
The Wedding Party
Now on to my bridesmaids i used to think dressing them up to look like showgirls would be a sweet idea, but honestly how do I do that without making them wear beaded bras and headresses. . . . .I don't want "the most inconsiderate bride. . . . ever!" award,
Then the groomsmen channeling a little Frank Sinatra
. . . . . but
It wouldn't be my reception if we didn't have karaoke!
and it wouldn't be a Vegas theme with out sequins and feathers
but maybe instead of just plain showgirls, we could work something like this out. . . . .
Come on a show girl table!!!!!!!! I dare someone to top this! I also wouldn't mind some good old fashioned funny money gambling
maybe a craps table or possibly just tables decorated to look like that stuff.
Also something I've tossed around!
Finally, as my new husband and I head off for our honeymoon
instead of rice, bubbles, marshmallows, whatever! Our guests light sparklers! I have loved this idea for almost a decade, some people have also managed to do this before me, but oh well, still love it! and look at the great photo op!
oh and the get-away car would have to be this. . . . .I mean really!
So this is my dream, maybe someday it will come true!. . . . man i better start saving now!