Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another big check off the list

So, getting Clay to make a final decision on anything has become quite the challenge. However, I FINALLY got him to give the okay on our band. We are booking an oldies/motown/funk band called the IC Hot Band. Their price was super reasonable and I really like that they aren't a typical cheezy wedding band! You can listen to their demos here.
The bridesmaid material will be here today. I can't wait to see what it looks like. Swatches are so hard to see. I've also got about six catering proposals to sift through. There are so many different options, it can make your head spin!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


People think I'm crazy, but I enter ALL these bridal give a ways on other blogs. I forgot I entered this one, and guess what...I won! Well, kind of. I won a runner up prize of a years worth of Bare Escentuals matte foundation from 100 Layer Cake's contest.
p.s. I'm guessing they misspelled my last name and only put 1 "n" on the end. I'm going to be pretty bummed if it was some other girl that happens to have my name!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I keep thinking I have so long to do everything, but the months keep whizzing past. I am in the process of trying to book the caterer and band (and of course, according to many, I should already have this done). I'm so worried I won't get the BEST deal if I don't compare a gazillion proposals for the caterers. I just want to make sure we are getting the biggest bang for our buck. I'm still waiting on three proposals (which they never have when they say they will) to compare to the two that I already have.

As for the band...ugh. We found the PERFECT band called The Blues Specialists. We went and saw them play at a dive bar a couple of weeks ago and loved them. I'm pretty sure we high fived each other after the first song because we knew they were the ones. However, they are booked. The lead singer gave us the name of another band but their blues music was the really depressing blues and would make everyone just be in dumps by the time their first song was over. So, my mom sent me another website to check out called They have lots of bands on there that I didn't see on so I'll give it a whirl. Clay is going to be gone traveling for work a lot between now and after New Years so we are in a time crunch and he is bound and determined to have a band. Honestly, I would be okay with a dj as long as he stuck to oldies and motown but that might be the absolute last resort.

I did get my save the dates sent out. I got a great deal on them through the online photo center at You can upload your own picture and they have tons of templates to choose from. I didn't see any point in spending a ton of money on them but I think they turned out super cute.

I found the fabric for the bridesmaids dresses at The good thing is that it is 54" so I won't need as many yards. It was a toss up between the greener teal and the more turquoise blue, but my mom and decided that the bluer color would be easier to match and coordinate with.

Paige also sent me the jewelry website of the sister in law to a bride who's wedding she did last summer. She makes the best necklaces. They would be perfect for bridesmaids.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Paige One Event Production

She's official! Here is the link to the Paige One Event Production website:

If you are in the Austin and surrounding area, she's your girl!

p.s. I know I've been a bad blogger. These last two weeks have been ridiculous. I promise to update with lots of tidbits in the next day or two.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

All Austin Area Brides

This coming Sunday is the Bridal Extravaganza at the Palmer Events Center from 12-6p. Check it out here. I'll be working the booth with Paige to help promote PaigeOne Events. If you are looking for a coordinator in the area, she is your girl. I'll post lots of pics of her display on Sunday night. I'm also excited to see all the other vendors. I've got most of my stuff nailed down or at least close, but like Paige said, I can probably get some discounts for signing up at the show.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cheap Finds at Forever 21

This isn't really wedding related, well kind of. For those of you that don't know the awesomeness of, let me indulge you. They have really cute and trendy clothes at bottom of the barrel prices. That way I don't feel bad for buying something I know won't be that great the next year. These two hair flowers are only $1.50! They also have some super cute flowered heabands for about $5.

I love this leopard shirt (would look awesome under a pink sweater) and killer bolero. I think they are both under $30 each.