Jan 25 2006, 10:27 PM
Laurette, I love this song and was thinking of incorporating it somewhere on our day. Not sure where yet though. Not up to the music planning yet
Chloe, your dress sounds divine. I can't wait to see it...and that lace.. $600 a mtr...ooh la la! It must be something special indeed. It sounds beautiful.
I ordered the cufflinks in the Sydney store Chloe. They are sterling silver. In fact I don't recall seeing any that were white gold (unless they kept them in a different cabinet). They were @$340 (or something like that - can't remember exact price), so if they do have white gold, I imagine they would be very pricey indeedy! They are gorgeous though. It's worthwhile checking Brisbane. You never know, they may have a pair or already have an order for some to come in.
Well, in 35 mins, my ticker will also be on the 'one month and ....' countdown
nearly time for bed methinks! have a good day tomorrow girls.
Jan 26 2006, 08:01 AM
Oh Wow Jo, under two months... welcome to the twilight zone.
Mail those invitations!
Jan 26 2006, 10:00 AM
Laurette, Mark didn't care about dance lessons until 2 or 3 days ago. I think he's gone off the idea again though, so you can probably safely join my 'shuffle club'.
Although he does seem to think that we can magically get enough lessons and practice in to make a difference in less than 5 weeks, somehow that seems pretty unrealistic to me! But if he can convince me, i guess i'll go for it.
Oh! Great news! We are paying off our honeymoon tomorrow. Only thing that's not so great is it's goodbye to another almost $2900!!!
71/86 RSVP's yes, it's not your imagination, the number of invited people has gone up, basically, we had got a fair few 'inabilities' and the numbers were really dropping, so we invited a few extras. The cut off date is tomorrow, so it looks like i'm going to have to do some more chasing.
Your dress is stunning Carolyn.
My ticker has too many 1's in it, i think it needs to rewind. Very scary how in 16 days it'll just be counting weeks and days, not months weeks and days.
Jan 26 2006, 11:48 AM
Hey Jo welcome to the 1 month zone
Jan 26 2006, 02:17 PM
Well you have all made it you are now under the two month mark (yeah)Any of you ready to be locked up in a padded cell yet????
I have finally moved into my new (rented) house and i am slowly unpacking (yuck).
As you can see from Amandas' post she is pretty much on top of everything but is pretty pissed off about the cake topper which i can understand but imo i think they are ok.
Im finally going to go dress shopping next week for my MOB outfit i was hoping to loose the extra 5kilos before i baught something but it isnt going anywhere that 5kilos just loves me to much to want to leave me so im adjusting my life around it and buying bigger clothes
Jan 26 2006, 08:37 PM
Kathy, congrats on the new house. Hope the unpacking is not too painful for you
And good luck shopping for your MOB outfit. I'm sure you'll look gorgeous no matter what you wear
Well girls, I have finally finished the invite epic. Next time I get a crazy idea to make up 96 invites, remind me how ridiculously busy my life already is to try squeeze in the time to try play craft as well
I am feeling so very good that they are done though and I'm really happy with how they've turned out (although, I think i'd be happy with anything at this stage
). Here are some pic's for you
1/ Invite with tissue wrapping
Jan 26 2006, 08:39 PM
2/ When tissue paper opened
Jan 26 2006, 08:45 PM
Ooh, they are sensational Jo!
Kathy, I know what you mean about the weight loss, though I have about 30kg that doesnt want to budge! Pfft.
So glad to hear that you are settled into your new house. That means that you will be able to spend more time with us now!
Jan 26 2006, 08:45 PM
3/ Invite front close up
Jan 26 2006, 08:48 PM
4/ Inside 1st fold out
Jan 26 2006, 08:49 PM
Oh Jo, no wonder they took you so long!
Jan 26 2006, 08:54 PM
5/ Inside (nearly there!)
If you are interested the other bibs and bobs are on photobucket:RSVP cardRSVP card & envelopeWishing well verseinvite envelopeRose wax seal on back of envelope
That's it, I promise
Hope you like
Jan 26 2006, 08:56 PM
Like? I LOVE! Well done sweet!
Jan 26 2006, 09:00 PM
Ok, I lied
While I'm on a roll, here is a pic of those damn BM dresses that caused me so much stress (excuse the black shoes, we all rushed in during work lunch to make sure they were O.K before paying and taking home).
The colour is a bit more subtle though. The flash on the camera makes it all shiny.Here
is another one of one of my BM's taken without the flash which is a bit blurry of her but shows the colour a lot better.
Hope everyone had a lovely Australia Day
Back to work for me tomorrow
Jan 26 2006, 09:02 PM
You must have snuck in here when I was in the middle of posting
Jan 26 2006, 09:07 PM
Jo, I LOVE those dresses. They are amazing. Wish that I had seen them!
Jan 26 2006, 09:32 PM
Jo, as I said in the other posts I love your invites
And those BM dresses are stunning. They are definatley worth the hassle (ok well maybe not to you but they look amazing) The colour and style is beautiful.
Laurette - Im going to dl that Keith Urban song now.
Jan 27 2006, 09:16 AM
Our honeymoon is paid off!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!
The great thing is that with any contributions we get, the money is going to get refunded onto our debit card, so at the end of our honeymoon, we are going to have savings
!!!! We already know that we have $180 in contributions and only two people have put in!!
The only things that we have to pay for now is my hair and make up and the celebrant, and then our wedding is completely paid for!!
Today is our 3 year anniversary, we're going out for dinner to 'Pier Nine' on Brisbanes' South Bank, it's right on the river and we have a window table
I wonder what present he got me.......... Today is also our RSVP date, not that we've got all our RSVP's... time to get chasing more vigorously!!
Jan 27 2006, 09:26 AM
Jo - love those dresses. They are similar to one that one of my BM's is wearing to her sister's wedding in May. Very nice. Also love the invites - though like you I undertook the labour intensive craft option and I NEVER want to see a piece of vellum or spray glue AGAIN!
Beck - good work with the honeymoon, we are doing the same as you. We paid ours off a few weeks ago, not sure if we have had any contributions yet! I will check when I go in to collect our tickets....god I hope people understand how to use it! Are you doing yours with a travel agent? We are doing ours with Flight Centre.
Jan 27 2006, 09:35 AM
I also meant to add that I love those cufflinks Jo...Paddy got me a Tiffany Elsa Peretti open heart necklace for my birthday last year. Can't get enough of those blue boxes!
Jan 27 2006, 10:55 AM
Yup! We're doing ours with Flight Centre too!!
It's so exciting!!! Less than a month until when we should have our paperwork for it all!!
OMG!! It's all happening!!
Jan 27 2006, 11:14 AM
Wow, you are all doing so well! We still have SO much to pay for for the wedding, see my post in the honeymoon forum for more details there. *cry*
Happy Anniversary Beck! I hope that you have a great night, and that you get a nice pressie! What did you get for the boy?
Our anniversary is coming up soon - the 21st of Feb...
Chloe, I can see you in here, are you home yet or still in Bris?
Jan 27 2006, 11:15 AM
Mmm, Blue boxes. I got Tiffany Elsa Peretti endless circle earrings a few weeks ago. I love them!
Jan 27 2006, 11:36 AM
Happy anniversary Beck I hope you have a wonderful time tonight.
Well we finally have decided on a plan B for ceremony location if it rains, its in the foyer of our reception place. Im a bit upset that they want to charge us $200 just to use it, considering the money we are paying them for the reception but oh well at least I dont have to worry about rain on the day.
I will try and upload some pics of the reception place and foyer, but it takes forever we can only dial up on 30kb/s here, and apparently we cant get broadband here because of the type of wiring in the area. Need to investigate that a bit more I think slow dial up is sending me insane.
Jan 27 2006, 11:42 AM
Outside view, do you reckon its a bit nicer than what we had booked on the island?
Jan 27 2006, 11:47 AM
Everything will be moved out of the way, there will be chairs set up and a red carpet etc After the ceremony there will be canapes and drinks from the bar you can see on the left. And the reception will be behind those double doors
Jan 27 2006, 12:22 PM
Laurette, i got him a game for the nintendo, not very romantic, i know, but i know he really wanted it.
Michelle, i love that front tentrance with the gorgeous stairs, oh that'll be so beautiful in your wedding pics.
Gotta run to work now.
Jan 27 2006, 01:20 PM
Oh wow Michelle! That is sensational! I love it! Love it! Love it!
I can imagine that that is so much better than the island! \
I am so proud of you
Jan 27 2006, 08:38 PM
Oh Michelle, your reception is just gorgeous
I love it. You must be wrapped
You're right though, it is a bit rude to charge you extra $$$ with all the cash you are giving them for the reception. I tell you, everyone is out for everything they can get once you mention the 'W' word!. In the end though, it is worth it to have that peace of mind. You must feel heaps better now that you have a 'back up' option
Yay, yay (happy dance), it's all coming together
Thanks so much girls for your lovely comments (Chloe I saw yours to on my other post). It makes all the effort worth it.
Amanda and Laurette, I with you on 'those' blue boxes! Definitely gotta love them
When I get the cufflinks, he can take the links and I'll take the box
I've got my hair and make-up trial tomorrow (with the new make-up guy). I'll post pics. I figure it's all gotta be an improvement, lol!
Have a great weekend girls
Jan 27 2006, 11:23 PM
Ohh Jo best of luck for tomorrow, I hope this guy turns out to be as good as you were told. Im sure he wil do a wonderful job!!
Jan 28 2006, 09:38 AM
Well!! Dinner last night was amazing!!! I felt my main was perhaps a little on the small size but it tasted unbelievable. I had salmon & gnocchi with a delectable creamy and dill sauce with fresh shaved parmesan over the top. Mark had steak, which he said was extremely tender and juicy. I was glad i had space left in my stomach after my main coz for desert we had DEATH BY CHOCOLATE for 2!!!! By the end of that i felt like i had died and gone to heaven! My stomach was so full it felt like i was going to burst though!
As for what he got me, that was a big wow too!! He got me a white gold topaz and diamond necklace, it's beautiful! I'll take a photo soon.
2 more RSVP's so now we're up to 74/86.
That's all for now.
Jan 28 2006, 12:07 PM
Your invitations look great you should be proud of yourself you have done a great job.And the bm's dresses are stunning.
I love the look of your reception place great backdrop for photos.
Congratulations on your anniversary sound like you had a great night.The gift he gave you sounds stunning (photos please).And to top the evening off you had "death by chocolate"YUMMO the only way to go.
Latest on Amandas' Wedding Plans:
The people who made her Cake Topper have offered to make new ones for her so she has accepted the offer and will see how the second set look b4 she decides on which one to use.
Her and Paddy are out buying his ring today.
thats it for now
Jan 28 2006, 12:18 PM
MMMM Beck your dinner sounds yummy.. You definatley have to post a pic of your necklace, your so lucky it sounds beautiful
Good to hear your rsvp's are coming in slowly.
Hi Kathy good to see you. I hope the second cake topper is better, even though I thought the first one was pretty cool.
Im still trying to sort out songlists. I cracked a nana last night because I played Neil about 1000 songs for ceremony music and he said no to all of them, so I told him he can organise the music from now on
I think I better get onto the Townsville orchestra to get price list for a few violin players just in case
Jan 28 2006, 12:29 PM
Oh Michelle, I feel your pain - I am trying to figure out the songlists at the moment too, it's not real easy.
Jan 28 2006, 12:57 PM
I listen to lyrics, whilst Neil just listens to how the song sounds, he doesnt want anything too girly, too soppy, too lovey dovey, but not too boring sounding either. I cant win.
I found the most beautiful lyrics and spent ages downloading it, ut its not as nice with music. Here are they lyrics
I woke up this morning you were the first thing on my mind
I don't know where it came from all I know is I need you in my life
You make me feel like I can be a better woman
If you just say you wanna take this friendship to another place
Can I walk with you through your life
Can I lay with you as your wife
Can I be your friend till the end
Can I walk with you through your life
You've got me wondering if you know that I am wondering about you
The feeling is so strong that I can't imagine you're not feeling it too
You've known me long enough to trust that I want what's best for you
If you wanna be happy then I am the one that you should give your heart to
Now everyday ain't gonna be, like the summer's day
Being in love for real it ain't like a movie screen
But I can tell you all the drama aside you and I can find what the worlds been
looking for forever friendship and love together
Can I walk with you through your life till the day that the world stops turning
Can I walk with you till the day that my heart stops beating
Can I walk with you through your life
Can I walk with you till the end that the birds no longer take flight till the
moon is underwater
Can I walk with you
Can I walk with you
You are everything I've been looking for
Can I walk with you
Can I walk with you
Can I walk with you as your wife
This says everything I want but sounds like crap with music to it.
Jan 28 2006, 01:07 PM
Oh Michelle, that is beautiful! So beautiful.
What's it called? I want to download it to have a listen to it.
Jan 28 2006, 01:44 PM
Can i walk with you by india arie
bveware the song isnt as nice as the lyrics
Jan 28 2006, 01:46 PM
OK, I am going to go have a search now.
Well, I too am stuck on music. Considering that I haven’t even lodged our notice of intent, then I shouldn’t be worried about music, but I need something to think about. So here is where I am up to with it…
Processional – ‘Lullaby’ by Bond
Signing of the Register – So Beautiful, Darren Hayes and one other song, possibly ‘Suddenly’ by Angry Anderson
Recessional – not decided, maybe ‘nothing’s going to stop us now’ by Starship
Entering the Reception – not decided
Cutting the cake – not decided
Farewell circle – not decided
There is a list of song that I have to choose from;
If I ain’t got you – Alicia Keys and Usher
Suddenly – Angry Anderson
When I see you smile – Bad English
You’re the inspiration – Chicago
Breathe – Faith Hill
All I want is you – U2
I wanna be your everything – Keith Urban (LOVE this, but unsure about using C&W music)
Mad about you – Hooverphonic
Crash into me – Dave Matthews Band
Heaven (candlelight version) – DJ Sammy
More than words – Extreme
It’s your love – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Praise You – Fatboy Slim (possibly for entering the reception)
Beautiful in my eyes – Joshua Kadison
A Moment like this – Kelly Clarkson
Listen to your Heart (instrumental) – DHT/Roxette
Only Hope – Mandy Moore
Without You – Motley Crue
Heaven from here – Robbie Williams
Unbreakable – Westlife
You raise me up – Westlife (cover of the Josh Groban song)
More than words – Westlife (cover of the Extreme song)
If anyone knows that any of these songs shouldn’t be used at a wedding, or has a recommendation of where they can slot in, please let me know!
Also, if anyone wants any of these songs, let me know and thou shall email mp3 file.
Jan 28 2006, 01:53 PM
I love all those songs Laurette so Im not much help.
All we can agree on is
cake cutting - we wanted somethign upbeat and comical - Barry White - Cant get enough of your love, and
Bridal Waltz - Into the Mystic
Entrance to possible - Crazy in Love- Beyonce
I really love Lior - This old love - if you havent heard it Dl it, its beautiful, for signing song
Also into my arms by nick cave, for possible walking down aisle
signing - i like beautiful surprise by india arie,
Jan 28 2006, 02:15 PM
Some very good ideas there Michelle.... Will just be going to add them to the D/load list now...
My computer is so damn slow today, methinks that it's time for a clean up of it...
Jan 28 2006, 03:52 PM
Do yuo know any songs that arent to soppy but are still beautiful? Im running out of songs to dl lol
Jan 28 2006, 04:00 PM
Jan 28 2006, 04:02 PM
Michelle, my latest fave that I posted before at the top of the last page was 'So Beautiful' by Darren Hayes..... go back and check out the lyrics, if you want me to email you the MP3 file, I can.
I love it.
My favourite line is
'we'll be in the dirt creating stars'
Jan 28 2006, 04:16 PM
OMG! we have been struggling all bloody week trying to decide on songs! I thought that we were alone!!
For the ceremony we're having:
Walking down the aisle: Into My Arms - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (we were trying to find an instrumental version of this, but it seems impossible)
Signing the register: Rock 'n' Roll's Mine - The Tulips &
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronin Keating
Walking back up the aisle - Closer - Dido
First entrance - All You Need Is Love (we are STILL trying to find a non-sucky version)
First dance - Thank You - Dido
Second dance - One Flight Down - Norah Jones
Cutting the cake - Annie's Song (instrumental on piano)
Boquet toss - Tubthumping - Chumbawumba
Garter Toss - You Can Leave Your Hat On - Tom Jones
And that's it! If any of you have a non-sucky version of all you need is love please let me know (at the moment our last resort is the version by Lynden David Hall from the Love Actually soundtrack).
Jan 28 2006, 04:26 PM
ha Beck! You are doing well!
I totally forgot about 'Dido - Thankyou' - that's what I want to use for our farewell song. Thanks for that help!
Also, which Dido album is Closer on?
Jan 28 2006, 04:28 PM
Also, I am searching for 'All you need is love' for you, will let you know what I come up with.
I have to go and get ready to go out for dinner tonight...
Jan 28 2006, 04:31 PM
Can I give you an example of what Im trying to work with here-
I just played Neil "Still havent found what Im looking for" by U2 and he said yep that he thought that would be a great signing song
Beck I love Into my arms by Nick Cave too
Jan 28 2006, 04:58 PM
'Closer' is the hidden track on Dido's second album 'Life For Rent', it's 7mins and 5 secs into the final track 'See The Sun'.
I love Dido, she's such a beautiful singer.
Jan 28 2006, 09:35 PM
Ah, cool, thanks Beck.
Michelle, I see what you are saying, I will do some thinking for you tomorrow.... I had to go before...
Beck, I did a bit of a search for you, and the best I came up with was a live track by Nirvana, of All you need is love... and it was terrible.
Jan 28 2006, 10:27 PM
|QUOTE (ellerson82 @ Jan 28 2006, 12:57 PM)|
| I listen to lyrics, whilst Neil just listens to how the song sounds, he doesnt want anything too girly, too soppy, too lovey dovey, but not too boring sounding either. I cant win.|
LOL, Michelle, this sounds exactly like what I am dealing with
I listen to lyrics, and Jase screws his nose up at just about everything I suggest
So far, I've kept putting off the 'music meeting' that I know we'll have to have
The only songs I do know we are having is "All I ask of you" from Phantom of the Opera for me walking down the aisle and a song called "Finally Found" from the HoneyZ as one of the register signing songs. As for the rest ......
You've got a beautiful list of songs to choose from there Laurette. I might have to borrow some of them when I next enter the music battleground
Beck, your dinner sounds yummo - especially the choccie part
The necklace also sounds beautiful. Look forward to seeing pic's!
I had my hair and make-up trial today. I was really happy with it. The new make-up guy was great and I think with his help, I'll scrub up not too badly
My hair stylist is just amazing. I absolutely loved what she did with my hair. It is exactly what I wanted. I'll post some pic's of the trials tomorrow
Good luck in music picking girls!
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