Corazon de Swiss

December 18, 2008

More pictures

Filed under: All Things Wedding — by corazondeswiss @ 7:54 pm

Your wish is my command, dear readers…

Posing after the ceremony

Posing after the ceremony

 

 

That’s all the wedding photos I have for now.  I’ll be back soon with Christmas pix!

October 16, 2008

So this one week, I totally freaked out.

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,It's All About Me,Love & Relationships — by corazondeswiss @ 8:08 pm

And then I spent 4 days with my fiance and it got much better.  But first it got a little worse.  Because when I arrived at the airport to get to CP, my bag didn’t make it on the flight with me.  So we waited for it before we went house hunting.  Again.  We put in an offer on a house.  They countered.  We countered.  They countered.  We walked away.  They decided to accept.  But we were already over it.  I have decided to live in CP’s apartment and resume the househunt after the wedding and honeymoon.  This is not my first choice, but a girl’s gotta do what she can manage when she is completely stressed out by her wedding.  And I do mean completely stressed out.
We got a marriage license!  And as of today, we can legally get married.  How cool is that?! 
CP has a wedding band.  I don’t, but for a couple of hours, I thought I did.  Back on the hunt, and narrowed down to 2.  Now I just have to make a decision. 
I leave you with the kind words of my friend who is baking our cakes for the wedding (after I emailed her to apologize for forgetting to cancel our tasting over the weekend.

I would tell you not to stress…but that’s an impossibility at this point.  Just understand that you have been overtaken by hostile alien forces with the sole purpose of turning your brain into soup and your body into a jumbling mixture of stress, exhaustion, extreme (albeit short) energy bursts and emotional outbreaks (some may actually mistake these as spontaneous instances of Tourette’s).  The good news is that they will leave you… and eventually… the nervous tics and twitches will as well…
Someday, I’m going to be myself again!

July 21, 2008

We have invites!!

Filed under: All Things Wedding,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 7:34 pm

I picked them up on Friday after work.  I am so excited about them.  I had made a change from my original invite on the font to the current one.  People, I am really and truly getting married!  I’ve got 175 invites to prove it!

July 8, 2008

4 months and counting…the number of times I am going to throw up thinking about it.

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 7:56 pm

Today marks exactly 4 months until my wedding day.  TheKnot even sent me a reminder email (as if I didn’t know!)  And then the girls who share my date posted about it.  Someone mentioned 18 weeks.  Which for some reason sounds so much closer than 4 months.  Don’t ask me why, it just does. 

Excuse me I’ve got to run to the bathroom, so I can throw up. 

And earlier today I was doing so well, because we finally (finally!) got our honeymoon settled today.  I have been campaigning for Hawaii since, well since we found out we had CP’s family timeshare and could go to Hawaii (about a month into wedding planning).  CP has resisted me much of this time, until recently when I finally told him:
” I don’t care anymore.  I am tired of looking at this with you. Just book it.  These are my requirements:”
1. One week in Hawaii.
2. It cannot require that we leave the morning after the wedding.  It cannot require us traveling all day on Sunday to get to an airport to leave on Monday. 

I ask you, what is SO hard about this?  So, after much gnashing of teeth, hemming and hawing, and a whole lot of luck (when we first tried to book, there were no timeshares available!)

WE ARE GOING TO HAWAII!! 

We leave the Friday after our wedding for a week at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club.  Originally, we had picked a resort that we could check into on Saturday, but when he called to book, the Marriott was available on Friday.  My very smart CP snapped it right up.   I cannot wait, and the thought of HAWAII might be what gets me through all the planning for the next 4 months. Or 18 weeks. 

OMG.  Better run to the bathroom.

June 29, 2008

The one where I mostly talk about a wedding that isn’t mine!

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 7:44 pm

I know, I owe you all kinds of updates!  And considering that my hours at work were recently cut, one would think that I since I had Monday off, I’d have had time to write lots of blog posts and update everyone.  Right?  Wrong.  Instead, I took the cats to the vet, played with my adorable nephew, worked on my wedding program on my laptop while sitting on the porch and other sundry things.  In other words, not blogging. 
Last weekend, CP and I went to the wedding of a college friend of ours.  It was held on the beach in a town about 7 hours from where I live and 4 hours from CP.  So I took Friday off, we stayed in the hotel where the wedding and reception were to be held and CP and I enjoyed the weekend.  We mostly walked everywhere from the hotel- to nearby restaurants to eat, etc. And it rained all day Saturday.  We kept thinking it would clear up, but not until the ceremony was over.  They moved it indoors.  CP and I met up with some people that we (mostly him) knew from college days and sat with them during the reception.  We also sat with the groom’s grandparents and cousins.  We never actually met the bride during the reception- there was no receiving line, she didn’t go around to all the tables with the groom to greet the guests.  I was really disappointed- after all when I thought about it, between the two of us traveling, the hotel for 2 nights, the gift I sent ahead of time, the meals we ate out- the weekend had cost us $1000.  And we didn’t meet the bride!  So of course, CP and I have discussed this- there will be none of this at our wedding.  We will speak to everyone at some point.  According to our friend the groom, they are planning to come to our wedding.  So I guess I’ll meet her then.  And really, other than the realization about the bride, we had an awesome time at the reception- we danced and had a great time. 
I ordered our invitations yesterday- by the time I pay for all the postage, the total for the invites will be more than my wedding dress.  Scary isn’t it?  (I’m trying not to think about that.)  I’ve also gotten in the hurricane glass lamp for our unity candle, the glass taper holders for our individual candles and an address embosser.  I’m in the midst of creating shower invitation lists and working on the florist.  Phew.  I’m tired just thinking about it. 

May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to Mii!

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 6:53 pm

Because CP gave me the Wii that I wanted for Christmas (when I got golf clubs)!!  My parents gave me the Wii Fit system for it.  I have been having a blast playing.  And Janet it will tell you that you’re fat.  But no worries, you can lock your Mii (that’s your little character you create) with a password so no one knows exactly how what your numbers are.  Boxing is really fun and I’m sore from all the fun I’ve been having playing games with CP and my family.  This is the first time in my life I wanted a video game system and I’m so excited about it!

We also had a busy weekend registering for our wedding gifts at Dillards, BB&B and a local store.  I don’t mind telling you, picking out wedding presents is hard work!  (Esp. if you are wearing heeled sandals that aren’t great for walking around BB&B for a couple of hours)  And also if you go to the new Dillards where they don’t have a full time registry consultant, the power goes out during the middle of your registering.  And the person helping you makes you feel bad for registering at other stores. But its finished and we’re all registered and I’m making adjustments as needed. 

May 8, 2008

Mission, Possible.

Filed under: All Things Wedding,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 8:36 pm

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:  Help me pick wedding shoes.  I ordered them from Zappos.com (fastest free shipping ever- ordered Saturday night- on my doorstep by 6 PM Monday!  Love!)
For the record…
My dress (going to order it on Saturday!!  Squeal!!):

Shoe choice 1 (am not sure about the straps on the side):

Shoe choice 2:

What’s your vote?

May 1, 2008

May flowers

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships — by corazondeswiss @ 8:29 pm

I’ve got more pictures.  And wedding stuff to talk about. 

First: There is a lot more to flowers for weddings than I ever thought.  Like hundreds of dollars.  Totalling into the thousand + range.  If that’s not ridiculous, I don’t know what is.  Seriously.  My mouth almost fell open when the florist quoted me $200-$250 for my bouquet ALONE.  Plus $25-$30 more for a toss bouquet.  What is wrong with this picture? I got a lead today on another florist who could be much less than the other three I’ve seen.  But honestly, I’m so tired of meeting with them- I just want to decide and get it over with. 
CP is coming to visit in three weeks for Memorial Day weekend.  (And my birthday is that Saturday, yay!!).  We’ve got to register, look at invitations, possibly meet with the pastor for pre-marital counseling… I’ve got to stop thinking about it now or I’ll get too stressed.  In the meantime, more pictures!

 

April 15, 2008

Pictures…

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships — by corazondeswiss @ 8:22 pm

I has pictures…

Consider yourselves bribed.  And I still have more for later this week.  🙂

March 16, 2008

Slacking

Filed under: All Things Wedding — by corazondeswiss @ 4:34 pm

I know, I’m slacking posting here.  I apologize (again.  for the umpteenth time).  I’m going to blame it on the wedding (again.)  I’ll be using that excuse until after the wedding.  At which point I’ll be using the I’m a newlywed excuse. 

I had taken a little break from planning, but it appears that I need to get back at it, full force.  We’ve had our engagement pictures taken and I promise (!) as soon as I have them in my posession, you’ll get to see them.  I’m waiting on CP’s mom to choose her picture so I can order and get the CD, and then I can post them.  The photographer did an AWESOME job and I love her.  I am so glad she is doing our wedding!

We’re currently working on the guest list.  Which is tiresome.  And somehow I think instead of 150, we’re going end up with 200.  The invited guests are around 250 or so, but some of them are long lost relatives (I know we don’t have to invite them, but my mother sent out her New Year’s letter to announce our engagment) who won’t make the trip.  CP bless his heart made me a kick ass spreadsheet for the guest list managment.  (His words not mine!) 

Next I have to work on the florist.  The problem is I don’t know have a clear idea of what I want.  I know I’d like hydrangeas, but beyond that I’m a little lost.  I’m going to call this week and schedule some consultations.  I may just have to take a day off work and go all day on consults.

We still haven’t decided about where we will live, but I have a sinking suspicion I’ll be the one moving.  Have I mentioned that I hate moving and I really don’t want to?  

Consider yourselves updated.   

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