Bridal Shower

IMG_3816My sister and mom threw me a great bridal shower on Saturday. Despite the wind and rain it was fantastic! 🙂 The theme was garden southern charm. I loved the decorations and the food was delicious!

We all had a great time. I’m so thankful for those who showed up and stayed. This is the first party i’ve had since I was 9! 🙂

 

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IMG_3824 ❤ Maria Magdeline

 

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Time Is Flying By

Thirty-six days until we’re wed.  Ahhh!

Wedding planning is coming together very nicely. Our pre-marital counseling is almost done, and we’re doing good!

I’m preparing for change. I don’t like change, but this is positive change that i’ve been wanting for years. To be married to my bestfriend…what a dream. Don’t wake me up.

Please, pray for us in this time in our lives. It’s a happy time, but also a tiny bit scary since we’ve never done this before. 🙂

❤ Maria Magdeline

 

Our May 2016 Wedding Inspiration

So, I thought a lot about making this post. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share the theme/look of our wedding since some of the people who will be attending read my blog. I kinda wanted it to be a surprise, but after some thought I decided…why not! I care more about the marriage than the actual wedding decorations and everything. I’d rather focus on cherishing the beginning of a marriage than spending my time making a huge deal about the wedding decorations. I’m not sure if that makes much sense, but yeah. 🙂 I think i’m just super easy-going and simple. Lol!

Which brings me to the point of the fact that our wedding will NOT be all glam and be an extravagant party. I think those weddings are great, but it’s just not my style…and honestly that just seems way too stressful and expensive. Our wedding is going to be very economical and simple. We want to focus on us two becoming one and being blessed by God. To me, that’s what it’s all about.

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” Ephesians 5:31

Here are the 3 main colors we decided on:

 

 

Yes, there’s 3…well technically white is a tint, but whatever. The lavender grey is the more feminine color and the dark navy blue is the masculine. I plan to have white flowers to keep things very simple and classy.

The theme is kinda hard to explain in words. It’s like gardeny, but not what you’d call super boho. I don’t know…maybe i’m just trying to stay away from that word. Lol! I plan to have a lot of greenery and as many white flowers as I can. I know flowers can get costly, so we will be focusing mainly of the leafy greenery…which means we WILL be going into a forest or somewhere and clipping our own greenery. Haha! I also want a lot of lit white candles. 🙂

 

That’s pretty much it. Everything that it takes to make this wedding happen is very inexpensive…which I love! 🙂

The key word is SIMPLE. The reception isn’t even going to be sit down dinner style. It’ll be more like walk around and grab the foods you want and enjoy our company. Perfect style for families to meet…and perfect for a low budget. It also means we can invite as many people as we want! Everyone is happy.

❤ Maria Magdeline

Wedding Dress Shopping!

I am so happy to say that I have found my dress! There’s less than 5 months until the wedding…so having my dress has taken off a lot of stress. I can’t wait til’ it gets here! 🙂 xmaswed 047

I searched, with my awesome future mother-in-law, for a dress at a bridal shop that was having a closeout sale. I had found a dress that I really liked, but it was way over my budget. *sad face* She was so nice to shop with though!xmaswed 037

Then, I went to David’s Bridal. (I wonder who David is lol…anyways) My mom and 2 older sisters helped me pick out some gowns. I had like 10 gowns in my fitting room…I didn’t get to try all of them on. Way too manyxmaswed 042.

I ended up choosing the last dress I put on. I loved it!

However, the next morning I was having second thoughts about the dress…which was awful because it was already being paid for. So, I was freaking out because due to the special payment I couldn’t switch my dress. I wanted to give up on the wedding in that moment…haha! After being on hold on the phone for too long I decided to just go back to David’s Bridal and try on some more dresses. My dad and my long time friend Lauren…who is one of my bridesmaids…came along.

Without even knowing it…I ended up pulling my dress, that I chose the day before, off the rack to try on. I guess it was just meant to be. 🙂 I did try on some other dresses, but I decided to stick with the one I already chose.

And NO! You will not being seeing the dress until the wedding.

Here are some more images from the day. These dresses were just OK…so they didn’t win.xmaswed 061.xmaswed 067.xmaswed 064.xmaswed 057.xmaswed 046xmaswed 049.

Many thanks to Lauren for taking my camera and getting some good memorable shots. I’ll be going to Walmart today to get them printed.

❤ Maria Magdeline

A December Engagement

Yup, that’s right! I’m engaged. I said YES!

On December 5th at Kona Grill my bestfriend proposed to me…and I didn’t expect it at all. 🙂

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Last year’s anniversary

In case you didn’t know, December fifth is our anniversary. So, the night he popped the question we were celebrating our 2 year.

mockingFirst, we saw a movie at the theater. The whole time he seemed sorta nervous. He was shaking a lot lol, but I just thought maybe it was because he always shakes his legs when he’s excited or anxious. So, the thought of him proposing wasn’t in my head. Plus, he told me to expect a proposal near New Years…haha! mhmmm.

Anyways, after the movie we went to Kona Grill. He was still super shaky and quieter than usual. We ordered our food and then he left to go outside. I think he said he needed some air.

When he came back in I was browsing the internet on my phone. He kept telling me to stand up. I was like “why?” haha! He said, “just stand up!” So, I stood up and he got down on one knee.

I don’t remember much in that moment…I don’t even think I was breathing. I know the lady standing next to me was hyperventilating and there was a lot of screaming going on.dec 099

Everyone was happy for us. We got yummy champagne on the house and someone bought us some celebratory drinks. It was a bit more than I could handle, but it’s the thought that counts…right?

I’m so thankful for all of the love and support we’ve been given. 🙂 We’re so happy and thanking God everyday for just…everything.

Our wedding planning has already begun. We’ve found the church for our ceremony and little reception…and we know that we’ll be husband and wife before the end of May 2016.

❤ Maria Magdeline