So my cousin from my father's side of the family posted some pictures on facebook of my paternal grandmother. I don't know this cousin at all, but he somehow knows I exist. I don't know much about my father, only what I heard of him at his funeral last year. I never knew anything about my paternal grandparents other than they died when my father was a child. Its so funny how learning about yourself, your past, and where you came from can make you feel. I am grateful to finally be able to see another side of me, who I am has been a question i've been asking my entire life, but have received no response. I've never seen a picture of my grandmother until now. I have never seen a picture of my father as a child until now. The few summers I spent at his house were usually full of silence. I didn't learn much about him other than he woke up at 4am every single day and would make himself coffee before heading to work. I definitely did not inherit the gene of waking up early, I am not a morning person at all. I don't know if we had anything in common, his favorite color, where he went to school, if he played any sports. The only picture I have of him is from his obituary. Since Facebook is now the greatest thing since slice bread I would like to thank the creators for creating a site that finally allows me to see this moment in time. Without it, I would never have seen this picture and would have always questioned, what my grandmother looked like..now I know.
Here is a picture of my grandmother, Dorothy Mae Cooper Gibson. This is the first time i've ever seen what she looked like.
Here is a pic of my father (first guy on the left) in 1963.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
So i've been thinking about the jewelry I want to wear on my wedding day and I found this awesome bracelet on etsy!! I love it so much and it just arrived in the mail today. I cannot wait to wear it with my dress. Now all I need to find is my earrings and necklace..or maybe just earrings..don't wanna over do it too much.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
So here is my first attempt of our wedding monogram. I love that wedding monograms make your wedding that much more unique and special. I plan to use this throughout the wedding. I will probably create a new one, but I like this one for now. I made it in paint.net. It took me a few minutes to learn how to use it, but I think I did pretty well.
I am so inspired when I look at posts on Style Me Pretty. I get so many great ideas and I just hope my wedding looks half as fabulous and the ones featured on the site. So i've been thinking about photos I must take. Brandon and I are doing first look photos and I really cannot wait!! I have not seen a first look photo that I didn't love. I also saw this picture of the sky and I know this might seem weird, but I really want to see/remember what the sky looked like on my wedding day (was it cloudy, sunny, white fluffy clouds, dark scattered clouds..etc). So here are a few of my favs that ive found on different wedding blogs.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
So i've been slacking on my posting lately. So much has happened, like the fact that I just turned 23! It feels the same as 22, but I had a wonderful birthday and it made me feel so blessed. So im finally at my 1 year mark..woohoo!! On my birthday next year, I will be on my honeymoon in St. Lucia. It feels so good to finally be less than a year away from my big day. I feel like i've got so much accomplished. I have:
- Wedding venue( Carolina Inn)
- Photographer (Michael Moss)
- Wedding planner (Tracy Adams)
- Florist (Lyn Graves from Fresh Affairs)
- Save the dates (Vistaprint)
- cake stand (Craigslist)
- DJ (Tyler Rhodes)
I have so many ideas going through my head, I just hope they all come together as planned. Here are some of my inspiration/ideas for my hair, bouquet, and cake that I have as of right now.