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    Posted: 1/09/2006 at 11:03am

Table of Contents

Page 1

  • Engagement Story
  • Ring
  • Gown Ideas
  • Inspiration Photos
  • Ring Box
  • Centerpiece Idea
  • Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Page 2

  • La Valencia Pics
  • Gown Ideas
  • Pics of Me trying on dresses!
  • Bridesmaid Cards
  • Decorations- Garden Lanterns

Page 3

  • Choosing a Dress Designer!
  • My super photoshopped portrait
  • Venting about MOM
  • Planning my E-Party

Page 4

  • Venting about E-Party!
  • Some pretty Atelier Aimee Dresses
  • Flower Girl/ Other Flower Ideas

Page 5

  • Cake Ideas
  • Make-Up shinanigans (Dramatic Pics)

Page 6

  • Soon To Be Mrs. Jacket
  • Pics of me and FI

Page 7

  • Found my Dress! (not exact pics, similar)

 

i just got engaged the day after christmas. he was going to wait until new years but caved in! so it wasn't some big elaborate proposal somewhere, but just us in our house. i think i was even wearing pjs :) we have been in a serious relationship for the last six years so this wasn't a shock at all. i knew it was coming. i even picked out my engagement ring setting (and he picked out the center stone). I told him i've always wanted a Tacori ring, and he got me one!

anyway...so finally i get to move from girlfriend status to fiancee status! i totally jumped right into planning. i made a binder and started cutting out pics of things i like in magazines. i've already been to one bridal shop (Demetrios) and I am disappointed because the dress I saw on the internet looked pretty bad in person.

What I wanted but didn't work out:

No worries though now I am in love with an Eve of Milady dress and I am scheduled to a fitting on the day of their trunk show. I really hope it's the one! Here's the new one I want!!! (not a good pic ):

 I must get married in a vintage garden, hence my nickname gardenprincess.  I have a phobia of white gazebos! I like pillars, stone, etc. Turns out La Valencia in La Jolla is working out perfectly! It has the old world charm I like, and I great view of the ocean. Plus, a garden of course! And no gazebos. The ONLY problem so far the pink! But I will live because its such a great deal for a beautiful location and it has the right amount of space for my day.

Me and my FI have also been to the grand tradition, franciscan gardens, martson house, park manor, the major hotel chains downtown, and the marriot in dana point (too expensive though). None of these places have the feeling i'm going for. Balboa Park (The Prado) was the closest to what I wanted, but we just can't afford the grand ballroom :( It's ok though because I love La Valencia now!

anyway here is my theme....if i could get married in a magical place that is perfect, it would look something like this. very garden-ish!



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welcome to BI and welcome to journaling! i'm sure you've alreayd heard
about how addictive this can be... heehee

those are some great inspiration pics! i love the "feel" you are going for,
whimsical and pretty.. very romantic! i love your proposal story too, and
that you were in your pjs when he asked! hey, at least you were comfy
right??
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oh yeah just so its clear i am a really really big nerd. i got a ring box (well its more like a whole jewelry box cuz i couldnt find any cute small ones) and decided that it would be my rings second home. for example i had to take it off today to paint. and i take it off everytime i'm in the shower. i find that hair conditioner makes for a yucky diamond real fast. anyway, so i bought this box at anthropologie, and i made the pink satin pillow inside. i hot glued the white roses in a circle so my ring sits in the middle. my FI has a titanium ring that i gave him years ago as a promise ring, and now he puts his in there too when hes washing his car. its so cute that he does that!



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Hi gardenprincess,

Congrats on your engagement!  Love your inspiration pictures.  That's an awesome idea!!

Good luck with planning and thanks for visiting my journal!

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ooooo i am so stealing this idea! love this centerpiece! this board is great for sharing ideas :)

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hi gardenprincess and welcome to BI! wow, love your venue ideas... looks so beautiful and enchanting.  looks like you're well on your way in the wedding planning.  as you will quickly see, BI will be a lifesaver for you! happy planning and enjoy!!!
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here are some bridesmaid dresses i have in mind:



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Welcome to BI! Great inspiration photos. You are off to a great start!
The Immaculate Conception Church in Old Town
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Hi gardenprincess! I love your inspiration photos! I think you are headed in the right direction with the whimsical with Balboa Park, what a beautiful place huh? hmm....

Welcome to journaling and to BI! We are here to help and bounce all of your ideas off of.

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Welcome! LOVE the ideas!
It's my party and I am planning to my little hearts content!!!!!!!!!!
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