Monday, July 13, 2009

Wedding Shower

Hope you enjoy!!!

My bridesmaids (that were at the shower) and I...

The beautiful cake... (sorry I can't get it to rotate properly)

My handsome future husband, my brother, and Diane...

The soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Mikolai...

Some of our guests enjoying dinner...

My mom and I cheesin' for the camera...

Our amazing gifts.... (we scored big time)

This last Friday (August 10th) was the day of our wedding shower. We decided to do a joint shower rather than the traditional bridal shower. The shower was held at the beautiful home of my Aunt Teresa and Uncle Marc. Jessica (my maid of honor) was an amazing host... everything was perfect. We had a delicious Mexican themed dinner, with Tim's favorite carne asada tacos in the world! Special thanks to everyone who helped make our wedding shower PERFECT!

Jessica Cain (Maid of Honor) - For planning EVERYTHING!!! (And being the best MOH ever)
Teresa Wright (My Aunt) - For helping with the preparation and allowing us to use her home!
Linda Burghart (My Mom) - For the beautiful cake and for helping set up!
Diane Hunt (Jessica's Mom) - For the amazing food and help all around!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tim's Wedding Band

Today was a special day... we picked out Tim's wedding band and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I expected. For those of you that don't know Tim very well, he is soooo not a jewelry type of guy. I was worried that he would never find a ring he was comfortable wearing. After trying on over 20 rings, we decided on a ring that looked great and felt comfortable to wear.

This isn't the exact ring but the closest picture I could find online:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Wedding Dress

I love it... it fits perfectly... it's white... but that's all you get to know about it! :)

Bridesmaid Dresses!

The dresses are here and BEAUTIFUL! They arrived 5 weeks earlier than I expected. I was a little nervous because I did not get to see the dresses with my color combination prior to ordering them. I was concerned that the Eggplant was going to be so dark that the black sash wouldn't stand out or be noticeable. Luckily, they are PERFECT... even better than I pictured in my head. So far I have delivered Jessica's and Amber's to them (the only local bridesmaids). I gave Tyla's to her mom. Aislinn and Mirandi are both coming into town for our Wedding Shower on July 10th, and will pick up theirs then. Heather C. is waiting until the week before the wedding and I am not sure about Heather P. and Emily yet. This is so exciting.... Is it weird that I was almost as excited for the bridesmaid dresses to show up as I was for my dress to show up?

Invitations are IN THE MAIL!!!!

Yay!!!! It is such a relief to have all our invitations completed and in the mail. I thank my mom so much for agreeing to hand write all the names and addresses. It took us a full day, but it is so worth it! Tim was such a trooper, we spent so much time in front of the TV putting the invitations together, putting on stamps, and licking envelopes. Yuck! Licking the envelopes was the worst part, but I forgot my envelope moistener at work and I really wanted them done!

We sent out a total of 157 envelopes, invited a total of 417 people, and are expecting around 250 people to attend. Because Tim is from Minnesota, a lot of his family and friends are invited but unable to attend.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wedding Update... FINALLY!

So I finally had a chance to spend some time working on wedding stuff. So here are the most recent updates:

1. The bridemaid dresses are ordered and should arrive mid July! I had a difficult time deciding on the color combination but here it is... (Hope you like it)

2. My dress is ordered and is scheduled to arrive sometime in May. I was excited to find this out because it gives me more time to get in shape in case it is a little snug. Yay I love my dress!

3. Jessica, my mom, and I went up to the location of the wedding and spent time figuring out the layout of everything. I am really happy it is all working out. Going up there to visit reminded me of how beautiful it is going to be.

4. We went into Action Rental and chose colors for tablecloths and napkins. I am doing white tablecloths with plum napkins. It is going to be beautiful. While I was there I also made sure everything I could possibly need is reserved! (This felt amazing)

5. My mom and I headed into Michael's and bought some stuff to start experimenting with centerpieces. I was nervous at first, but I think they are going to be GORGEOUS!

6. Everyone keeps asking me what the theme of our wedding is... so here is what I came up with. GRANNY SMITH APPLES & FLEUR DE LIS (What do you think... wierd huh?) Well it is going to be beautiful. Here is a picture of the fleur de lis symbol in case you are confused:

That's all I can come up with for now, but I will post more wedding stuff soon!