Last Thursday M and I ventured to Austin to take our Engagement pics. I was a little nervous just because I know how M is in front of the camera (he gets nervous) and I was having faith in our photographer to make it work.
I got the edited proofs today and they look awesome(but the website wont let me copy the pics)! More on that to come when I get the cd so I can put some pics on here
On friday my mom, and dear friend Erin found my dress!! (more to come on that later too!) This is a sneak peak I will go into more details on another post because really it'll be a custom dress, but without going into too much detail it's going to have a different top than the one pictured...but this is a rough idea
Found a caterer, a florist, and possibly a lighting company.
The catering issue was something that was causing us much stress in the wedding planning, most places were either too expensive, had poor customer service or just didnt seem right as far as the type of food we were looking for
We decided to use the Columbian Culinary Team they actually sent me the proposal BEFORE I came in town so I could look it over and decided if the cost was what we were looking for and if the food sounded good, that way when I did come in town I could do a tasting. Being that I live in Houston, planning a San Antonio wedding can be slightly difficult, so I much appreciate when a company is willing to work with my travel plans. The food was AMAZING it was so good, and the lady I worked with Heather was awesome too, also, it always helps when the food is in the price range previously decided with the ability to have a few extras added in!!
Then after the caterer we went to look at a lighting company, I am not sure if I will use them yet there is another comany I want to look at first, but I was a little disappointed that the look I really wanted might not be possible due to the way my venue is set up and the electrical issues, because the venue is actually owned by the bank (my reception is actually in the bank lobby) the vendors cant just plug things into the wall plugs because if something shorts out the bank could lose all their very important information so it causes some problems, The guy did have some great suggestions and I just need to see what some other companies have to say first.
But I did find a florist, Eden's Echo, Erin was so awesome to work with. In my wedding planning I never "stalked" flowers and floral arrangements like I did other aspects of the wedding such as say my dress and bridesmaid dresses. So I really only had a vague idea of what I wanted or liked, but being the proffesional she is she had some great ideas and really got me excited about the flowers.
I am going to make my own bridesmaid bouquets so I also bought some flowers to practice that, I learned it's SUPER easy and I need about twice as many flowers as I bought to practice with. I have a website that has great reviews and the flowers come at a great price.
SO, I got so much done this weekend, all I really need to do as far as the big wedding planning things go is to find someone to be my Day of Coordinator and a DJ!
My plan is to have everything set by the end of summmer so all I have to do is perfect the small details and So far... Im well on my way to that goal!!