So while I was on "hiatus" from blogging this past year, we had a major event. My daughter and her boyfriend went to my parent's house for a weekend in late September. They toured wineries and also went apple picking. A fun time was had. They went home and began unloading the car. My daughter went to carry in a container of apples and found this.
Her boyfriend said, "I pick you!" (and some other romantic stuff.) Anyway, he is now her fiance and we are in the middle of wedding planning!
The date is set
and it is coming up quickly! We had a whirlwind of planning late last year. They looked over options of venues and decided on the Children's Museum in their city.
They will have the ceremony in the atrium and then have the reception in the Dinosphere--so its going to have an elegant, (wait for it) dinosaur theme! The colors are what I call "kiwi, cocoa, and khaki," acutally a moss green, medium brown, and biege --elegant earth tones.
We considered making her dress, perhaps including bits of my mother's dress (it was way too tiny for my sister and I or my daughter to wear) but when we went looking at patterns, we just couldn't find one that seemed right. I must confess that I'm more than a little relieved to not have that project and all the stress it would create! We went shopping instead. I think it was amazing! She tried on dress after dress and they were all beautiful; and then she tried on The Dress and that was just IT. There was no question about any others.
She scoured Pinterest for dinosaur wedding ideas and came across a pair of shoes. They were really expensive, so she made her own.
The heels are T-Rex dinosaurs! She has been practicing walking around in them. Her dress will cover them during the ceremony, but they will peek out during the reception. She ordered the gold pumps and then purchased two dinosaurs the right size, carefully cut out a hole for the heel, and spray painted and glittered them. They fit on so well, that they don't need to be glued, so they can be removed if desired.
Her dress is still here at our house for safe-keeping. Today my project will be this:
Have a great day!