Friday, July 29, 2011

Introducing Our Photographer and Reception Site

So we've managed to take care of the two most important starting points for our wedding, at least for Mike and I they're the two most important.  We have our photographer and reception site set! I know everyone is wondering about the date, but I would hate to spoil our Save the Dates, so you're just going to have to be patient.  :)  Until then, I would love to first introduce you to our photographer.  I know the first question asked by all of our friends and family was, "Who is going to shoot your wedding?"  I am so excited to introduce you all to Alixann Loosle.  She is from Orem, Utah and I have not had the pleasure of speaking with her yet, but I can tell you through Mike's correspondence with her, I am too excited to meet her!  She has put up with all of our silly, dorky photography questions and has been nothing but sweet thus far.  Feel free to to a look at her blog and fall head over heels in love with her photography! :)

As you'll see from her blog, her photos are so soft and they have this vintage flair to them that I love!

As for the reception site, I know some of you saw this photo on facebook, but I have to share it on here too!

Photos just don't do this place justice!  Even the inside architecture looks like a castle!  I know we've thrown some people off with this style of site, but I ensure you guys we are sticking to the country chic theme! :)  For those of you not planning a wedding in Flagstaff I need to share with you that there are not many places in Flagstaff for a wedding reception, and more than that there's not much room to really make a wedding your own.  Which is how I came to find this vacation home.
I've been doing a considerable amount of research trying to find a vacation home rental for our wedding for some time now.  My thought process has always been, "How great would it be if we could have a backyard feel to our wedding with an amazing home/yard?  And how great would it be if our families could stay with us?"  This place is too perfect!  It sleeps 12 people, has a huge kitchen for us to all cook and hangout together, and the back lawn takes you to a set of stairs that lead down to the lake the house is sitting on.  I can't wait to show you guys this place in person and more importantly, I can't wait to spend time with you guys here!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The First Details

Alright friends, it's time to start some wedding blogging and I am so excited to start sharing some of the details with you!  I thought I'd start with the first item I got for my wedding and what I think is really the inspiration and basis for our theme and how simple I would like things to be.  Oh, and the theme?  Country Chic. :)

About a year after my mom passed away, we finally went through the items that she had left for us.  She had put a pearl necklace into an envelope, but the best part of opening that envelope was seeing her hand writing on a letter she had written. Summing it up, she was incredibly proud of me and would love for me to wear my Great Grandma Brown's pearls on my wedding day.  I've always loved the simplicity and classiness that pearls bring to a wardrobe.  So I decided right then in there that my wedding would be the same.  Simple and classy.  This is what we, and you as our friends and family, get to look forward to on our wedding day.

Here are the pearls, I love the way they've weathered into this beautiful color.


The other item I've had for quite awhile are my shoes.  I've always been on the look out for a pair of flats that had just enough flair to them for my wedding day.  I've always known that I wouldn't last more than five minutes in a pair of heels and I want to be totally comfortable on the big day.  I came across this particular pair when I was browsing in Nordstrom and instantly fell in love and had to get them.  I've had them for the past year or so (I know, totally crazy!  But I knew this day would come and I also know that when I fall in love with something it's for a reason!) and I still love to pull them out of the box and look at them!

I have SO much more to share with you guys, but I thought I'd start with these two items and I'll just keep sharing as things start to unfold.