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I believe in True Love.  I believe it’s possible to fall in love with the same person over and over again. 

I believe you need to have good times and bad times.   I believe you have to fail at some things to understand how to suceed at other things.

I believe in taking the time to dance with your partner in your living room on a week night for no reason at all.  

I believe in having time away from one another.  I believe in making time for each other, even when it seems impossible.

I believe in tears of joy.  And, I believe in lifelong love.  I don’t believe it to be easy.  But I believe it’s possible if you both believe it to be possible. 

I believe getting married to an incredible man has turned me into a teary-eyed, joyous wreck.

Me.  As I get ready to walk down the aisle to marry my guy.Bridge Wedding 001


Many of you have asked if I was sad the wedding planning and the wedding itself was over.  Honestly.  No.  Not yet, at least.  I can’t imagine that I will, either. 

Ssrly.  I’m ecstatic that the planning is over.  Too many crazy things were swirling around in my already crazy head.  Details, paper, printing, ink, going back and forth with my reception vendor.  I felt like I didn’t have time for friends and family.  Don’t get me wrong.  I LOVE this wedding planning business.  Really.  I love WRITING about it too.  But, I think I’d be a much cooler cucumber if it wasn’t my own… you know?

I felt like the wedding planning was a spider that had spun its pretty little web around me.    

Now, the actual Wedding Day.  It.  Was.  It was like being able to touch a rainbow, or sit on a cloud or actually see love.   

And you know what?  I can’t imagine not having hired a videographer.  (Thanks Mom!  Read this…She made me…)  Because, I get to see snippets of the day and feel it all over again.  And, it makes me.  Happy.  And, it makes me run over and kiss my husband and hug the dog and call my mom and tell her I love her. 

Life is so. Good. 

I don’t have any wedding pics yet. 
So I posted this.  I’m working on collecting them online.  Soon.
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NOTE: Videographer pricing has changed since my original 2008 post.  Just sayin’!

Here’s a little sneek peek of our Detroit Wedding video.  Two Penny Productions.  They’re amazing!!  Their work is breathtaking.  This little video snippet took my breath away!

This was waiting for my husband and I when we came back from the honeymoon. 

Who would have thought we’d see something so quickly after the wedding?  Nice little gift, isn’t it!

Thank you Rob and Hyun. 

Two Penny Productions: Bridgette and Kenny

UPDATE: I can’t stop watching this.  And, I literally throw my head down on my keyboard and cry remembering how beautiful the day was! 

The honeymoon was beautiful in every way it could be. 

We ate, drank, loved, sunbathed, swam, napped, ate, drank. 

We’re both drunk with relaxation.  And, plump from overindulging in food and drink.

I have so much to tell you!  I can’t wait to start posting.  Soon.  For now, I’m off to the Social Security office to change my name!

El Dorado Seaside Suites_Mayan Riviera

Yesterday, we married.  It was the most beautiful and spiritual experience. 

I awoke early on my wedding day.  I watched the sunrise over the Detroit River.  I smiled.  I cried tears of joy.  I was happy.  Content.  Never more sure of anything.  

Not nervous.  Not queasy.  Not worried.  Thought of nothing other than the man I would see at the end of a beautiful red-carpeted aisle.

Before friends, family and God, we vowed to love each other till death do us part.  It was the most beautiful moment of my life.  And, not surprisingly, I fell in love with the man all over again.

Although the day flew by in a heart beat, we savored every moment.

Dear Grandma P and Grandma L-

Today, my heart aches for you both.   Today, I miss you so much it hurts.  I know it’s selfish, but I want you here.  I want you to meet the good man I’m going to marry tomorrow.   He would charm you both with his smile and his easy demeanor.  You would like him.   And, you would see that I’m going to marry an incredibly good man.  But I’m sure you already know that…

Thinking of you both,

I’m such the procrastinator… I’m still working on the seating chart and programs…


I couldn’t belp but post this one… They’re 8″, 10″ and 12″ tall cylinder vases.  And, they have plenty of these.   Personally, I think they’re a bit pricey, and I would try and chat it down… 

Cylinder Vases – $20 per set Cylinder vases

Original Post: Wedding Centerpieces (Brownstown)
Date: 2009-09-05, 8:09PM EDT
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8″, 10″ and 12″ high cylinder vases. Four inches in diameter. $20 per set. Have 30 sets. Retail for $35.
Beveled 12 X 12 inch mirrors……19@$2.00 each
Heart shaped tea candle holders….50@$2.00 each
or entire lot for $700.00

My Detroit Wedding Note:  This is what I imagine doing with these!  What a breathtaking image, right?

Mrs Lemon Centerpieces

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I’m loving this idea!  The wedding program scroll.  I’m liking this idea better than a traditional style program. 

How perfect for a ceremony taking place at a Scottish Rite-style temple.  Love it, love it, love it.  And, super easy too. 

Shall I dabble with some more ink and paper with 10 days to go?  I bet I can design this bad boy in an hour and ask my girlies to help roll them up the week before the wedding. 

I envision a wedding program assembly line.  Makes sense, since the assembly line was created by Ford Motor Company right here in the D!


I love this quote by Germaine Greer…

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Can’t beat the price of this ring bearer pillow for $5.  And, you can jazz it up with a ribbon, flower, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Ring Bearer Pillow – $5Craigslist ring bearer pillow

Original Post: Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow W/Gem Stones New & So Cute – $5 (Clarkston)
Date: 2009-09-04, 10:38AM EDT
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It’s less than two weeks out.  And, you know what I’ve been doing? I spent the last two beautiful and gorgeous days on the boat… I read a book, got some sun and haven’t worried about a thing.

The week before last, I decided that nothing – NOTHING – wedding related is going to bother me.  And, it hasn’t.  I’m happy, sane and relaxed.     

Last month was by far the most stressful month to date.  And, I’m not having none of that anymore.  Granted, every weekend was action-packed with an event or two or three!  But, it’s time to really enjoy things and slow down the pace.  I don’t want to miss a moment.  I don’t want to wonder where the days went.  I want to savor them.  

Don’t get me wrong, it’ll be busy.  We’ve got vendor meetings and all kinds of appointments.  But the decisions are already made.  And, I have FAITH in my vendors.  I don’t need every little detail squared away.  I trust their judgement.  Not my details to worry about anymore!

And really, will I notice every little detail come the day of… NO.  Do I care if things are perfect?  NO.  And, what I’m NOT going to do is look for imperfections.  That would be such a waste of the day. 

All I want is to enjoy the day.  Celebrate with friends and family.  And, I want to celebrate with my husband. 

Here are the details I care most about:

We marry. 
We love.
We dance.
We celebrate.
We laugh.

That’s it.  So simple.  So easy.  I hope all you’s are enjoying the final count down…

What a cool pic, huh?
wedding celebration


I can’t tell you HOW many ladies talk about second guessing their dress.  Really, you buy your dress so far in advance, what if when it comes in, you put it on and you think… “What was I thinking?” 

I’ve had anxiety about this myself… The dress I tried on was about 14 sizes too big.  But when they cinched it into place, I knew it was “THE DRESS.”  Tears welled-up in my eyes. Tears-welled up in my mom’s eyes. It’s a funny thing. It’s an instinct. 

But after I ordered it in my size and I tried it on,  it didnt fit the way I had expected.  I was kind of disappointed.  I figured, we’d alter it and it’d be fine.  Not fabulous.  Just… fine. 

BUT!  Yesterday during my second dress fitting – after the seamstress took it in here, there, and well, EVERYWHERE – the dress took the shape I had imagined when I first tried it on.  That’s when I realized, there is no better dress out there for me.  This is the most perfect dress.  I LOVE it.   And, then I thought, what a waste it was to have second thought the dress. 

For those of you who have been second guessting your dress, my advice would be to stop thinking about it.  The only thing I can compare wedding dress shopping to is house hunting.  What if you find what you THINK is the perfect house.  So, you bid on it and then, you get it, it’s yours.  You’re perfectly content until months later when you find what you think is your DREAM house on the market and it’s listed for an affordable price?   Same thing happens with a dress, right? 

Seriously.  It’s a never ending cycle.  This could go round and round and round.  

But, if you allow yourself to continue to peruse, you can bet your a$$ that something will come up that pulls on those heart strings of yours.  And then you’ll second guess your decision on the dress that’s already ordered.  Ssrly, I considered going dress shopping again and I’m so glad I didn’t.

I say, STOP looking.  Stop.  Not even a peek. 

Go with your gut.  I’m glad I did.


Last Saturday night was my bachelorette party.  So many laughs.  It was one hell of a good time…

The night started off at my place.  We ate, drank and talked.  I opened some naughty and not-so-naughty gifts. (How fun was that!)  Ate some naughty-shaped cake. (Mmm.mmm good)  Then our limo bus pulled-up.  We packed it full of coolers and rolled into town.  Oh, you better believe… we had a little fun along the way.

Thank you for showing me a good time, ladies.  And, thanks to mom, angie and bridesmaids for putting this together. 

Me with my new naughty toys100_0561

The lady crew gearing-up for the party busIMG_1054

Us gals having a little fun  The night of the little man 042

Not sure where August went, but September here you are!

It should be a beautiful month!  There’s so many us of September brides out there!  Can you believe it’s finally here?

Pearls Events_September bridesSource

I was dreading this.  No lie.  I was.  I never seem to be satisfied when someone does me up.  I either look like a poodle or look I should be holding a poodle.  Or, my hair is so big and so lacquered-up that I need to wear a fire extinguisher on my back.  And, I think this happens for two reasons.  1) I don’t know how to tell them what I want. 2) The stylist doesn’t know how to give me what I want. 

If I say something loose and romantic.  I get big, poofy and stiff.  I figured I was cursed since my first homecoming hairdo back in the day.   So, I’ve been a tad bit worried about the hair situation.  BUT!  The fabulous Elizabeth from Touch Salon  found me the PERFECT stylist.  LOVE her.  Sara C. from Red Salon in Birmingham.   She’s going to do my red carpet wedding do.   It’s a cross between the two. 

Cate Blanchett has the sexy, romantic do.
Cate Blanchett

Jessica Alba’s romantic and loose dojessica alba

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Married September 19, 2009

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I love my guy. I love my town. I could have a torrid affair with every cake, cookie and cupcake I come across. I love sharing a good bottle wine with good people! And, I truly enjoy blogging about wedding finds. Which is why...

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When planning my wedding I loved researching and stalking out Metro Detroit venues, vendors and other finds. Now that I'm married, I'd like to turn this blog into a Metro Detroit Wedding resource for all of you. So, change is coming soon!

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