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This inspiration board is dripping with color, and we love the fun, flirty feel. Keep your wedding upbeat and energized with hues of candy apple red, orange slices, cotton candy and lime.

Images from left to right, top to bottom: Candy Stripe Place Cards / Martha Stewart Weddings, Poppies / Pinterest, Cherry-Lime Cupcakes / Annie’s Eats, Cake / Style Me Pretty.

I am sending out our invitations this week. Cue the butterflies! We’re narrowing in on the two-month mark and invites are really the last truly “big” thing to do (I still have 8 million small to medium-sized things to do, though). My mom and grandma—who is again, an honorary bridesmaid—will be coming over tonight to help me stuff, put on stamps and address the envelopes.  I think invitations are the first chance to set the tone for your wedding and I wanted ours to scream “THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!” I couldn’t be happier with the how they turned out (mostly because I designed them). I saw a somewhat similar design and made the idea my own. We did a two-sided glossy greeting card sized full color insert with just a matching two-sided RSVP postcard versus having an inner envelope, fancy cursive font or anything like that. Much cheaper and much more “us!” Here’s a glimpse at the front of the invitation. Forgive the poor quality of my phone’s camera and don’t worry, those big black boxes aren’t actually printed on there—just wanted to remove some of our more personal information before throwing it on the world wide web. The back has the hotel and registry info and a neat map, with this cool saying I saw somewhere online “Love. Laughter. Happily Ever After.”

I think it’s going to be quite the feeling dropping everything in the mailbox—and even more fun to start receiving responses back in the mail!

Before we know it we will be counting down the clock to 2012. New Years Eve carries so much joy and excitement, it is no wonder why brides choose this special day as their wedding day. Champagne, confetti and everything glitter always puts a smile on our face, and is sure to put one on your guests as well!

Images from left to right, top to bottom: Individual Champage /Pinterest, Sparkler / Style Me Pretty, Dresses / Jenny Yoo, Cake / Pinterest.

We are 3 weeks from the wedding and it still hasn’t  hit Tyler and me! Just the other day we were talking about these next 2 weekend plans and looked at eachother in disbelief that our wedding was so soon. As the day gets closer, that means I have even more meetings with vendors. Luckily, I love my vendors so meeting with them is enjoyable because we are planning the wedding AND they are a blast to be around.

Monday night we met with A Sound Impression to go over our DJ and Video agendas. We seriously covered everything, and I value their team as a crucial peice to my reception. Our DJ, Kurtis, is so professional and fun and I know he will keep our dance floor hoppin’. Cali, the owner and videographer, is also extremely professional and talented. Her work blows me away, and excitement is an understatement for how I feel about seeing our wedding video! For me, the timeline was one of the hardest things to remember and create. I trusted my DJ and reception coordinator 100% when advising me on times of events. This weekend I plan to write it all down and print it out for my wedding party to have. I think that will help me feel on top of everything!

Yesterday we had our final meeting with Kim at HillCrest Country Club. We covered everything from the drink selection, to dinner, to who is providing the linens and decor. I have enjoyed Kim’s knowledge and easy-going attitude throughout my wedding planning process. She’s so easy to be around, she’s calm, cool and collected and exactly what I need to keep me from getting anxious. I can’t thank her enough!

This weekend I plan on putting the bridemaid gifts together. I also plan to print all paper goods and create my DIY wishing tree. I hope to have a fun DIY tutorial for next week! Until then, I’m taking one day at a time and enjoying these last few weeks as a bride!

Oh and can we all keep our fingers, eyes and toes crossed for these sky-high temps to drop?