Monday, March 29, 2010

What is Big and White and Poofy??

MY WEDDING DRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! Yes, it is true...I found my wedding dress!! My sweet mother came up to Shreveport on Thursday and we met at a boutique called Azarue's. It was quite amazing...they had a huge bridal room with couches and floor length mirrors and chairs...not to mention hundreds of gowns! At first, we were quite overwhelmed, but our sweet saleswoman helped me to figure out what styles I liked, not to mention I had my handy dandy wedding binder with pictures! : ) I tried on several dresses, and at the end of it, there were two that me and my mom had LOVED! So I put one of them back on, and we oohed and ahhed over it. Then I put the other one back on and I said, "Mom, this is it." And my mom jumped up and hugged me and said, "I was thinking the exact same thing!" So not only was I super excited to actually love a dress, but it was perfect because my mom and I both loved the same one!! I definitely had that feeling of "it's the one!" It's so crazy how one dress just can make you feel like the perfect bride! So in only ONE and a HALF HOURS, I found a dress, a veil, and a cute little headpiece!! So all of you people who thought it would take me hours and hours and multiple shops, POO ON YOU!! Hahahahahaha. My mom was amazed...we were done and had nothing to do the rest of the day except relax!! I truly was SO thankful to Jesus that I found my dress so fast. It would have been so stressful to keep trying on and never have that feeling, that perfect bride feeling, that moment where I pictured the look on Justin's face on our wedding day. Neither one of us cried, although we both got a TINY bit emotional when I put the first dress on. But truly, I was so excited that I had no tears.....all I could think about was the start of a beautiful new life! So obviously I can't put up pictures of the dress, but I also tried on a bridesmaid dress, so I'll put it up to at least have some kind of picture! Haha.

My dress is big and white and poofy...hint: the title of this post. It is truly fabulous, different, classic, traditional...PERFECT!! I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day and I can't wait to see Justin's face! I can't wait to start a life with my love and finally be Mrs. Megan Mackey! : ) Love you all!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

*Rings, Blings, and Shiny Things* planning has officially begun!! My AMAZING friend Melissa Poole made me an absolutely fabulous wedding binder to stay really organized! It has been wonderful!! Everything has a section and it makes me feel like I actually know what I am doing!! : ) It is even color coded...definitely one of my favorite parts! (Can we say...OCD??)

Here is a picture of my wonderful binder!

We officially have a place booked for the ceremony and the reception. It is called The Wedding Chapel at Bellevue Place...and it is FABULOUS! It used to be a church, but now it's just rented out for weddings by a company. It is the typical old-timey church...brick with white columns. It's small and's PERFECT! They have a newly redone reception hall that is also quite fabulous. The only possible problem may be that it is a little small. We were thinking a small wedding of 100 guests, but as we have started to make out our list, the number has grown! We are just SO popular! ; ) But hey, that's okay if we are all jam packed in at the reception right??? Surely everyone will shower since it's a wedding!! Haha.

Here's a picture of the outside of the chapel

Even now it gives me chills!! So crazy to think that I will be marrying the man of my dreams here in only 28 weeks!! I guess anyone who has been married before has experienced what I'm going through right now...exhileration, anxiety, excitement, fear, disbelief, contentment??? It's a whole mix of emotions!! A melting pot...just like America...haha. : ) What is SOOO completely fabulous about this place is that they actually include SO much stuff...the food, the cake, the decorations, and the flowers!! It has definitely made it easier on me!! And that's what this time should be ALL about...what is best for me! Haha. JK!!

I am basically spending ALL of my free time on the internet looking at wedding stuff!! Justin is always like "WHAT ARE YOU DOING??" Haha, poor thing, he just doesn't get that I could look at pictures of napkins and flowers and dresses ALL day long!! : ) He has been so sweet and supportive though. He listens to me talk about it all and gives me input when necessary. He doesn't really care much about the plans, which is wonderful! He just wants me to have my "perfect day." I don't really understand why a bride would want her groom to be all involved with all the details. When it comes down to it, I'm gonna pick EVERYTHING pink, girly, and bows...whereas Justin would pick animals and camo! Haha!! So it's a good thing that he's letting ME pick...otherwise we might be fighting! Okay, this has gone on long enough...sorry to be such a bore! But YOU must be a loser for reading on this long! Haha. : ) My mom is coming next week to go with me to try on the (gasp) WHITE DRESS!! We shall see how that goes!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Will You Marry Me??

Hey everyone! Welcome to our new forgiving okay, we are just getting started! After much pushing, I have decided to cave and start a blog for me and my fiance'! : ) I absolutely STILL love saying that word...fiance'! Haha. I definitely don't have any wise advice or pensive thoughts, but I just plan to post a little about our experiences with wedding planning and the merging of two lives together! Justin proposed to me on 3/5/10...our 5 month anniversary (fast, I know!). He gave me the most amazing, perfect, ROMANTIC proposal ever...what a catch! I'm so excited about spending the rest of my life with him. I definitely did not know that a relationship could be so amazing, easy going, challenging, and fun ALL at the same time! I hate to sound cheesy...okay, not really, I love cheesy...but Justin is truly my soulmate! God made him and said, "I think he is perfect for that beautiful, sweet, loving, wonderful girl named Megan!" Haha. So anyway, I have some new BLING BLING on my finger and a new little palpitation in my heart saying "plan, plan, plan." My personal goal: not to give myself a heart attack or make Justin think I'm a bridezilla. Haha. : ) I'm a perfectionist, but surely I won't be THAT bad...right???? Haha. Thanks for reading my first post! Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow and remembers to thank Jesus for all of his sweet blessings! Here are some pics of our proposal: