Sunday, September 28, 2008

We're Home

Well we survived a week in the the Grand Cayman... I don't even know where to start... The island is absolutely beautiful... ..... The sand is soft, the sun is hot and the water is refreshing
The locals are extremely friendly and the beer was very cold :)

A few of favorites things were:

Stingray sandbar
Turtle FarmPhotobucket

Watching sharks get fed
Eating Turtle.. (yes we ate it)
Eating all the yummy food
and the Cayman Colada .. Wow it was yummy

A few things I feared

Fish in the water
The little Crabs that ran all over the beach at night and I couldn't see... until a flash of light would reveal them to me..
And going to Hell

Okay so let"s talk about Sting Ray City! it's a huge sandbar off the coast where for a small fee you can charter a boat and swim with these creatures..... They are slippery! They also say that it's seven years of good luck for kissing one.... I had to try it... The only thing we were warned not to do was step on them.... that could scare them and cause them to sting you ... I was frozen for the first few minutes scared to move my feet... scared I would get stung.. and trust me the stinger is big...

Oh and something else to mention: eating a piece of turtle meat.... Tastes like beef :)

so as I stated above we stopped quickly in Hell.... Check out these pics..

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's Booked

It's official... The Honeymoon is booked!!! Cayman Islands Baby

We'll start with showing exactly where it is:

The resort we are staying at is right on this beach:


How Amazing will it be to wake up and see this everyday!!!

The picture below is of the Sting Ray sand Bar... AKA Sting Ray city .. we are def. going to take a nice boat ride out there... It's beautiful


After a long day of sipping cocktails on the beach How cool will it be to lay here and relax:

Friday, June 20, 2008

My Favorite!!

My favorite photo

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A little Urban Glam

Hello All,

It's been a little while since I had anything exciting to blog about but I think this will more than make up for it!!

My dearest friend Kimberly Zay has a new and exciting project that she is working on. The photos posted below are a little sneak peak.

If you enjoy the photos you should check out Kim's other work @




Comment are always welcome!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The wedding is off

So I guess it's about time to make the formal announcement regarding the wedding. Yes it's true Dan and I have canceled the reception with the Vesper Country Club. In fact we canceled everything!!! Don't get crazy this is something that we want to do. We still plan on getting married and I am still having my wedding gown custom made (the one thing that was not canceled) We just don't know where or when.... More information to follow.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Project Bread's 40th Walk for Hunger

On Sunday, May 4, I will be participating in Project Bread's 40th Walk for Hunger. This year's event is an especially important one, and I hope that you will support me!

This year, there is a lot to celebrate. For 40 years, caring people from every background, united in the spirit of helping others, have come together to take part in this wonderful tradition to help feed hungry families in their communities.

And there is a lot we still need to do. Project Bread's 2007 Status Report on Hunger showed us that hunger is on the rise in Massachusetts, and there is a greater gap between the rich and poor here than almost anywhere else in the country. The need has never been greater.

I'm walking because I know that there are hungry people in Massachusetts, and that I can help them through The Walk for Hunger. The money that I raise by walking as much as I can of the 20-mile route will directly help hungry people. Funds raised through the Walk support more than 400 emergency food programs in 126 communities in Massachusetts.

Visit my personal Walk Webpage to learn more. From there, you can donate to me, or sign up to Walk with me!

Thank you for considering sponsoring me, and for your support of hungry people. Use the link below to visit my personal Walk Webpage and help me reach my goal.

Thank you!

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Thanks again


Friday, March 28, 2008

Less than 6 months to go

I have not posted anything in a few weeks becuase I haven't had much to say... With less than six months to go we are starting from scratch!!! Crazy, I know.. Dan and I met with the Vesper Country Club in mid March and we both decided it was not something we wanted (for several reasons). I have been spending all of my time looking at new locations for the ceremony & reception. This is not fun so if anyone has ideas, please let me know. Oh and I am also in need of a photographer...

This is what I feel like these days

crazy lady

Monday, March 10, 2008

Should I put this on the invite?

Okay so here is some info from the Vesper Country Club... Not sure if I should include this info in the invite??? I mean I do have to dress up just for my appointments with the function coordinator... They are pretty serious when it comes to the "dress code"

Vesper Country Club

185 Pawtucket Blvd.

Tyngsboro, MA. 01879

(978) 458-8731

I think that this goes with out being said, but since the reception hall is a private country club, proper dress is required. That means "No Jeans". Anyone wearing jeans will not be allowed in.

If you would like to visit the web page of Vesper Country Club to see more information about the reception. Just click on the following address When the page comes up, click on Banquets & Catering on the left.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Honeymoon Part 2

I was talking to my friend Amy today about honeymoons esp the Grand Cayman.... Then somehow we got on the subject of Australia. Amy is getting married Sept. 09 so she is looking for honeymoon ideas too.
Well I did some research into a 10 day trip to Sydney Australia and here it is:

A little over 22 hours each way... Two days of travel Each way

For the 10 day trip and a lovely stay at the Hilton Sydney the cost per person is $9,753 with air and hotel.... Now I know you are probably thinking this is the Hilton and that's why it's so expensive... NO WAY the courtyard was only $300.00 less per person... And keep in mind this trip also includes 3 plane changes..

Here are a few pictures to check out, it truly is beautiful.






Looks like I will have to save this trip for another time.. when I have the patience for a long trip... After this Hawaii feels like it's around he corner.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Wedding Card box

Yet another detail that many of us may forget about until the last minute but not me!! Maybe that is why I am slowly turning into Bridezilla

Well here are a few ideas that I found...

#1. 14" Wedding Cake Card box

#2 Elegant satin card box
#3 Comptemporary card Box-white
#4 Birdcage card holder...Not for me but hey someone may like it

Let me know which one you like best or send me any that you think I may like.. Trust me I am open to any and all idea...

Monday, March 3, 2008

I've been engaged for almost a year

So I've been engaged for almost one complete year (anniversary for that is coming up) and dating my love for almost 3 years... Anniversary will be in May.. And I am finally getting to the fun part of the wedding planning...

Well as everyone knows we love to go on Vacation Esp. Aruba but since that is where we got engaged we both decided that we CANNOT go there for the honeymoon!!!

Dan really wanted Hawaii and so do I but I just don't want to travel for that long... I have a list of places I would rather go... We can go to Hawaii another time, Right??

Here are a few photos of where we will be going for the honeymoon, I think!!!! :)

Love this
I can't wait to sit on the beach

Now we just have to pick a resort and I'll be ready to go.... Just as soon as we get through the wedding... Just a little over 6 months go :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Unrelated to the wedding... But so cute!

Not sure if I am obsessive but I usually check the coach website at least twice per week. I feel like if I don't they sneak new stuff on and I miss it....I'm not sure when I am became so obsessed with Coach but I have come to realize I am... Not just the purses either. I have a few bracelets, earrings, and I will soon be the proud owner of some sneakers..Then all the bags, wallets and wristlets... . But I wanted to share some of the new items they have out... Not sure what else I will be purchasing but I don't think it will stop at the sneakers... As everyone knows PINK is my favorite color and there is a ton of pink
My #1 Favorite is:
I love this just because:
And last but not least:

How cute ???

Ideas sent to me by friends

In a previous post I mentioned that I fell in love with the Cranberry Vase filler from Pottery barn but with my luck it is out of stock.... or possibly discontinued!! So my friend Allison sent me this as a possibly substitution.... Let me know what you think:
My friend Melissa also sent me this... I have read that Apples are great for Sept. weddings.. Let me know what you think:

Okay so Melissa also sent me this idea.. Do you like it with flowers?? or the candle from the previous post??

Friday, February 29, 2008

Gown Update

So I went to see Elizabeth, The gown maker!! We reviewed the sketches and picked out fabric for my gown as well as the bridesmaids dresses. Thankfully my sister Lori came with me and was a huge help making these tough decisions. Now the dress will be made out of this gorgeous bright white silk...... And the bridesmaids dresses will be Black Silk ball gowns with a cranberry sash that flows to the floor. The next step will be setting my Bridesmaids up with an appointment to have their measurements taken. . . . . YAY

Oh and did I mention that my dress will be covered in swarovski crystals. I also looked at a few Vera Wang veils and a few swarovski headpieces.

There are a few cool items on the swarovski website... and lots of great ideas.

Here's a few samples:




Thursday, February 28, 2008

Custom Gown Maker

The best thing about my wedding:

I am having my gown custom made by the BEST dress makes ever....

Check her site out if you have time... and if you are in the market or know anyone that is feel free to contact her..

Not only is she making the gown but she is also custom making all the bridesmaids dress(s)...
The Bridesmaids dress is similar to this but will be black with a cranberry colored sash and straps.


As fas as my gown I don't have any pictures that I could compare it to... I brought about 5 pictures with and Elizabeth sketched a dress that is a combination of all the photos/styles..... I'm sure it will be beautiful. I have also e-mailed her with some changes and thankfully I will finally have a chance to see her latest and greatest sketch tomorrow when I go for my Muslin fitting... YAY I can't possibly describe how exciting this is. I will have a dress that is truly one of a kind.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

206 Days to go

With only 206 days to go before the big event I have recently come to realize that there are several things that still need to be done... Two items that have recently consumed me are:
1. Centerpieces

2. Favors

Makes me think.... Why are these things important to me when I still have basically every else to do first.... Not really sure...

But I found a great idea for favors... Check out the link

These is a huge selection of mini bottles of wine and custom labels you can add to give them that personal touch for your special day... LOVE IT

But let's get back to centerpieces. A few months ago I saw cranberry vase filler at pottery barn but of course wasn't interested at the time... Now that I am the item is out of stock and cannot be found anywhere.. Please HELP