Thursday, June 20, 2013

In which I spill the beans

Right now I am starting this post at 11:24pm on Wednesday night.  If this post gets a little loopy, you will understand why.


As I was [trying] to catch up on blogs this week, I found out about a "Tell us about your wedding" link-up.  So far, I have tried to avoid getting all wedding-y on y'all, because that drives me insane.  I spend countless hours talking about the event and working on it already, why would I want to talk abut it during fun time?  Alas, life has gotten a little more crazy and intense on the wedding front, and this caught me in a moment of weakness where I wanted to blog as much as I could this week, but I didn't quite know what to say.

For those of you link-up readers, my wedding is this Saturday at 11:00am.  Yes, that is soon.  No, I'm not yet really excited.  Yes, I am out of my ever-loving mind.

First off, I'm marrying this dude.  His name is Ammon.  We like to unintentionally twin.

We are getting married on a beautiful farm about a mile and a half from our apartment.

Image from their website
We are having a vintage picnic theme.  Our theme was inspired by a photo idea I had:  I really wanted the bridal party to do the tug of war, like this:

From Pinterest
And from there, an entire theme developed.  I am officially obsessed.

Our colors are green and blue.  My new last name starts with an "L", and instead of having everyone sign a guestbook, they are going to sign a wooden "L" with a paint pen.  We're then going to mount the Ls on our wall around a framed wedding photo.

I am making my own wedding dress.  In fact, I am writing this post during a break from finishing the hem on the dress.  Yes, I do realize my dress is not yet done and we're only a couple days from the wedding.  Yes, this is making me difficult to be around.  I have the best friends and family in the world.

Speaking of friends and family, Ammon's mom and step-mom made all of the bridesmaid's dresses, and their own dresses.  They are all Vintage Vogue Pattern re-issues from the 1950's and 1960's.  They are absolutely fabulous.

We are also making our own flowers.  I just found the cutest ribbon for the bouquets:

Isn't it darling?  I also picked up some that is polka dotted.

We are having lawn games during our reception.  While we will still have a DJ, guests can choose between dancing, Cornhole, Croquet, Frisbee, Bocce, and Ladder golf.  I will be really concerned if they don't find something they want to play.

And right now, I'm really overwhelmed with the number of items that still need to be purchased, it kills me.

There are a bajillion other details, but we would be here for days talking about them.  It will be so much better when I have wedding photos and I can show you!  Also, on Saturday if you want all the latest and greatest, we'll be posting to Instagram under the hashtag #622AKDay.  We hope you'll follow along and enjoy!

Ooops, it's 11:47pm.  Time to get back to the grind...


  1. Ahh!! I can't wait to see all the pictures! Especially of your dress!! Hope you have an amazing weekend friend!! Xoxo

  2. Proud of you! Home stretch! Tug of war rope should be at your apartment TODAY! Filled with love and happiness :) sooo, soo wish I could be there. I am scalping all of Zac's air-miles for a flight to you ASAP!

  3. cannot wait to stalk your wedding pictures on Saturday! ahhhhh how exciting! :-D

    - Val @

  4. I absolutely love the Farm/Barn idea! I wanted to do something similar but couldn't find anything near us. We did get married at an Old Farm thoug. We couldn't have the reception there because they didn't allow drinking...who wants that? ;) Now a new follower. Can't wait to see the final day!!

  5. YAY! I wanted to get married on a Farm/Barn! But we didn't have anywhere around here that wasn't crazy expensive! Can't wait to see pics!! :)

  6. Home stretch now - you can do it!!!!! I'm so sad I can't be there for all the funness that this will be, but I can't WAIT to see pictures!

  7. This sounds AWESOME! I cannot wait to see pictures. Wishing you a WONDERFUL wedding day!

  8. The tug-of war photo will be so cool! I can't wait to see how it turns out :) Have an amazing day!!

  9. We had big plans for outdoor games at our wedding and then it rained.

    I know I keep writing every day you post this week, but I'm just so excited for you!

  10. I can't wait!!!!! I am seriously so sad that we can't make it. You guys are going to have a blast! Don't stress too much, Kristen - I know it'll be perfect.

    And yeah... You'll probably get your wedding present from me in like... End of July. That's how on top of things I am. It's hand made, though, so that's gotta win me some points somewhere.

  11. You are going to have a gorgeous wedding! I can't wait to see the pictures!

  12. Vintage Vogue patterns?! Too cool. I love it all. And the farm. Oh to redo my wedding...

  13. love love LOVE the vintage picnic theme!! So happy for you guys! You are going to be one gorgeous bride at one gorgeous wedding.


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