Wednesday, December 30, 2015

They said YES

Let me introduce my lovely ladies, the ones that will stand by my side as I say I do... my BRIDESMAIDS. 

Melissa (MOH), Yessy (Bride), Martina, Viri
Irene was the first I asked. She's the only bridesmaid that lives out of state so "poppin' the question" was going to be challenging, or so I thought.  Eric and I went to Florida to visit her and I figured that was the perfect opportunity to do it.

The original idea was to get them all together for a "bridal brunch" and ask them there but getting these girls together, without telling them exactly what it was for, was harder than I anticipated.  I managed to get three of them together and they were the first to know.

My next girl was Aisha. She wasn't able to make it to the brunch like planed so I had to improvise. Her reaction was seriously priceless. 

Catherine was the final one. I hit her with the question right after we got done wrapping Christmas gifts, very fitting right? LOL It was very unexpected.. I think she was a little excited.

These beautiful ladies have been and integral part of my life, I can't imagine them not being by my side on such an important day. Did I also mention that they are all fabulous and fashionistas? We are going to have an amazing time shopping for my wedding gown and  bridesmaid dresses. 

I leave you with more fun pictures I managed to capture. 
Until next time,

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I popped the question

He popped the question months ago and now it's my turn. After months of waiting and trying to figure out the best way to do it, I finally "proposed" to my lovely bridesmaids. I wanted it to be something that my girls would remember, after all, this is the start to an exciting and fun planning process with my ladies. 

There are a ton of different and creative ways to ask the big question. I decided to do it with a cute little box filled with details about the big day. 

The box was a fun DIY project that I slowly worked on for quite a while. It included a card, details about the wedding day, our color palette, a yummy candy just to add some sweetness, and an appropriate Christmas ornament. 

The inside of their card had what I would consider the definition of a bridesmaid:
A woman who is like a sister, a friend in every way, a special person that is asked to share the bride's big day. 

I included things like our day, the bridal party, their "role", and about their dress. Their role as my bridesmaids is to: 

*feel beautiful
*hold beautiful flowers
*wipe away happy tears
  • *understand how much your patience is appreciated 
  • *know how much i love you.

    Being that we're in the joyful holiday season, I figured the perfect thing to add to their box was a "bridesmaid" ornament. I printed out several sentences such as our date, Pedro & Yessenia, and Will You Be My Bridesmaid? I cut them and squeezed them into a clear ornament from Hobby Lobby. 

    The lid included the famous "I can't say I do without you" quote that I modge podged to the inside. 

    Everything came together better than I expected and their reaction was priceless. I put in quite a few hours into these but it was all worth it once I saw their smiles and hearing them gladly accept my "proposal". 

    Selecting the girls who will stand by my side on my big day did not take long to decide. Figuring out how to ask them took a little longer, but nothing took as long as trying to get them all together to pop the question.  Make sure to come back next #WeddingWednesday when I'll share with you who my bridesmaids will be.