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Today’s post comes from a lady who could quite honestly be my wedding soul sister. Funny thing is, we’ve only just “met!” When Cassie emailed me to sign up for a guest post, she listed out a bunch of ideas. But what really got my attention was her introduction:
“I feel like we are so similar – both planning a purple (!) wedding to boys named Robert… and trying to live a healthy life with our Roberts while balancing work and family, etc.”
Immediately, I knew what I wanted Cassie to write about
So without further ado, here is her take on wedding planning! I absolutely LOVE her ideas and some of them mirror my own — purple shoes, for starters!**
**And if I may just remind you to vote on a certain Ultimate Wedding Contest from Crate & Barrel, I would be very grateful. For some reason, C&B has adjusted some of the contestants voting numbers and we are back in the race at #15! Your vote could make a huge difference!
Purple Wedding Bells
Hello Bender Bloggies!
My name is Cassie, and I write a blog named Red Pencils and Running Shoes. I’ve been a longtime fan of Jenn’s blog, and I swear we live parallel lives! In addition to navigating this post-college life as healthily as possible, we are also both planning purple weddings to boys named Robert, and I wanted to share some of my planning with you all!
As with many other girls, I’ve been thinking about my wedding since I was approximately 7 years old. I loved looking at pictures of my mom’s wedding, and when I got engaged, my mom offered me her wedding gown. Currently it is a mess of lace and long sleeves – typical of 1982! I plan on tailoring the dress into a lacy v-neck, and dressing it up with my grandmother’s strand of pearls, and a vintage-looking pair of pearl earrings that Robert gave me last Christmas. (Oh and I HAD to include my engagement ring, because 2 months later, I still catch myself staring at it!) I’m especially excited, because I will be wearing my mom’s gown on the eve of my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary!
Of course I couldn’t let my wedding day pass without wearing a touch of my favorite color – purple! I LOVE these shoes from Nine West, and think they’ll really pop under my white dress!
My bridesmaids – my five best friends! – will be in this gorgeous frock by Jim Hjelm. I saw this and immediately fell in love with the ruffle neckline and the color. It is so fun and playful – and there are pockets! (Pockets are essential, don’t you agree?! ) **Jenn says: YES! My bridesmaids have pockets on their dresses, too!**
I’ll be sending out these beautiful invitations by Betsy White, but changing the ink color to match the purple theme. Hopefully everyone will be able to come and eat wedding cake with us too!
And finally, the flowers. As you can probably tell, I don’t shy away from colors, and I love the pop of pinks and yellows in these dahlias. I don’t need anything fancy or elaborate – just bold and fun, like Robert and me.
All together now:
- Dress and Flowers: Real wedding: Tanessa + Sheldon « 100 Layer Cake
- Bridesmaid Dress: Bridesmaids Dresses: Style jh5001 by Jim Hjelm Occasions
- Purple Shoes: Nine West Janika at Zappos.com
- Cake: Cake Walk Cary
- Invitation: Betsy White
- Pearl Necklace and Earrings: Personal Jewelry Collection
- Engagement Ring: Personal Jewelry Collection
Well friends, I hope you liked hearing about all the little wedding details! This is such a fun process, and I’m glad I get to share it with all of you. I hope you all stop by my blog and say hello sometime! There’s lots more wedding where this came from
Oh – and speaking of weddings, make sure you get out there and vote for Jenn to have her ULTIMATE wedding! Fingers crossed!
Thanks, Cassie! It felt very surreal reading this post because I could have written it myself. It’s so much fun to see someone planning a wedding with so many similarities because it makes my own come even more alive I’m giddy right now, if you can’t tell.
It’s almost the weekend! What’s on everyone’s agenda? Or even better question…
WHO ARE YOU CHEERING FOR ON SUNDAY?!