Friday, June 11, 2010

My reason for not blogging!

Sorry, Sorry, Sorry - I have not been able to blog so much lately because I have been spending much needed time with my family and organizing my wedding planning. I found some great checklists and wedding planning tools at I printed them out and I started an awesome binder. I have less than 5 months and I really need to get on the ball!

Yellow Peonies & A Wild Poppy

Friday, May 28, 2010

Blog Discovery! Love this!

So during my daily blog surf today I discovered a very vintage wedding picture from the blog Fashion Takes Flight. The author of the post writes "When I discovered this wedding picture online I just had to post it!" Well I feel the same way, I just HAVE to post this. It's so inspiring to my wedding imagination!

-Yellow Peonies & A Wild Poppy-


I don't have much to write since the pictures say enough.  My dress is stunning and it is designed by Mikaella Bridal.
Although the dress is absolutely stunning by itself, there will be some special customization that is currently in the works.
I am tailoring the bottom to be a slight mermaid/trumpet and hand made button loops down the back.

I also am thinking about changing the brooch on the side. I like all these but I cant find exactly what it is I have pictured in my head.

-Yellow Peonies & A Wild Poppy-

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our Wedding: The Planned and the Not- So – Planned

The Date: October 23rd 2010

The Ceremony Location: First Congregational Church – Geneva, IL
(I’m catholic; He’s Lutheran, along with his family. My mom’s Jewish, my dad catholic. This is going to be one hell of a ceremony)

The Reception Location: Dunham Woods Riding Club – Wayne, IL

(Just Perfect for our fall wedding! May not look chic, but just wait till I have pictures of the inside, it falls right into our vintage theme.)

The Colors:Eggplant, Marigold, Pewter + Pearls & Metallic’s, soft pinks, yellows, greens in florals

    (the yellow is much brighter than what is in the picture)

The Theme: Vintage Chic

The Bridal Party: 14 Amazing People – A mix of our best friends and family.

Our Photographer: Erica Rose – Chicago, IL (Amazing, Amazing, Amazing)
Click here to check out her blog & website

Others things I have: My dress (worthy of her own post), the bridesmaid dresses, Registry semi-done. Save the Dates – Sent, Engagement party – celebrated.

List of To-Do’s: in no particular order…
- find and book a DJ
- find and book a cake/desert vendor
- purchase table linens & chair sashes
- find and book florist (had one, not happy, now I may book a new one today – which I love)
- make a beauty plan
- choose accessories, shoes, etc
- choose accessories, shoes, etc for bridesmaids
- boys attire
- confirm menu choices
- invitations & stationary
- ceremony plan
- wedding night accommodations
- accommodations for guests
- wedding transportation
- favors
- decorations for reception
- vases for florist ( I am choosing to buy these, due to my own inspirations)
- complete registries
- find ceremony readers and ushers
- find hair and makeup vendors
- parent and attendant gifts
- rehearsal dinner venue
- plan a honeymoon
- plus many more small details and the five thousand things I probably forgot!

Send your suggestions my way…

-Yellow Peonies & A Wild Poppy-

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Me + Him = Us

Here is that bio I promised yesterday. I’m ready to give you all the details about us…. the good and bad.

(Me): Jessica Elaine – 23 – Credit Coordinator & Student

(Him): Jeffrey Michael -28- Business Owner

(How Me and Him Became Us): My fiancé and I met almost five years ago (July 2005) through a mutual friend that I worked with, and his best friend was dating. We were both incredibly into each other; we started dating immediately and then fell in love real fast.

(Why We Work): We really needed each other, our relationship could not of formed at a better time. I was leaving for my first year of college, and he was really focusing where he was heading in life. At the time both of our emotions were running in the same direction, my parents were going through a divorce, and Jeff was grieving over the loss of his only nephew, who passed as baby. But these were the things that test a relationship, and even with a few bumps in the road early on we passed the test.

(Why We Continue to Work): We are best friends, soul mates, and all that other sappy stuff. The one thing I know is that I want him by my side.

(How He Proposed): I was 20, it was my birthday, for some reason I knew it was coming. I came downstairs, roses everywhere, he handed me a card, inside there was a letter, I read the letter, he got on one knee, he had no ring, he asked, I said yes, he said “you hate everything I pick out for you, so I want you to pick out the ring.” We laughed, got in the car, drove to the jeweler, he bought a ring, I now where it on my finger.

(The Wedding Plan): We originally were going to wait a year and a half. Then we decided to wait till I finish school, but I obtained new goals for pursuing my degree. So now three years later were getting married.
The Big Day: 10.23.10

(The Wedding Details): you will find those out soon.

-Yellow Peonies &  A Wild Poppy-

Monday, May 24, 2010


So I am new to the blogging world…. I mean I read blogs and all, but I never   thought I would be blogging. Why you ask?

Well I’m 23, living in a suburb of Chicago…. and I’m getting MARRIED!!! (oooh, how I   love sayin’ that) The thing is I’ve basically had a pretty hard time with the whole   planning ordeal. The big day is 1 day shy of 5 months away and truthfully I have   the bare minimum done. It’s a bit disappointing since this is something I’ve   always dreamed of doing, and have been very excited to do. I have been   extremely busy and stressed, working my full-time job, and full-time school. But   I’m ready, I’m going to pack 12 months of planning excitement into these last   five months….and I’m going to be organized about it. (something I’m not too good at!)

So as the title says…”I’m blogging my way to the altar” and that means I’m looking for tons of ideas, help and advice.

……and soon enough I’ll fill you in on all the juicy details about my hubby to be!

But for now I will leave you with this.. “It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.”

-Yellow Peonies & A Wild Poppy