Seventy-five pounds is a huge accomplishment. I have given every ounce of
determination to look my very best for my wedding. The most endearing part
of it all is that my fiance joined me in my quest. He has lost forty-nine
pounds. We don’t even look like the same two people that met two years
ago. I am so proud of our achievement.
We fell in love at first sight. Neither of us are shallow people and both
agree that it is what is on the inside that counts. A person’s moral
standards and loving spirit are the qualities that we believe in. I am so
blessed to have found a man that has everything that matters to me in one
bundle. Now the bundle is slightly smaller and definitely more defined.
We have struggled through nights of wanting that gourmet chocolate ice
cream, movies without the dreamy but greasy buttery popcorn at the theaters
and those totally satisfying bubbly delicious sodas that we loved. Instead
of indulging in those treats, we have spent many evenings at the gym
together, supporting one another through the struggles.
I know our family and friends will be surprised at the ceremony. I hope
they enjoy their low carb wedding favors as well! Surely they will know
they were given out of love.
I found some wedding invitations shaped like a conch sea shell. They are absolutely perfect for my beach wedding. I think the minute the invited guests open the envelope they will be ecstatic. It leaves nothing to the imagination. Just think of slipping a sea shell shaped invitation out of a coral colored envelope. Wouldn’t your mind automatically travel to a beach atmosphere? I couldn’t be happier with my choice. They weren’t exactly totally formal, but neither is my wedding. I want everything done in coral and blues. The bridesmaid dresses are a beautiful aqua/teal blend, strapless and mid way the knees. Their shoes are sandal flats which should work well with the sand. My bouquets will have orange tiger lilies with coral freesia and baby’s breath. The groomsmen will be wearing tan tuxedos with coral accessories. My reception food is seafood. Surf and turf will be the primary choices and a variety of delectable appetizers for all the guests. For the children who may be attending we have hamburgers and macaroni and cheese. I think the ceremony will be light and airy and hopefully everybody will totally enjoy it!
The bride had absolutely worn herself out. After going through this entire
wedding process with her, I know I will never take prescription diet
pills. She has turned into a virtual mad wedding machine. I don’t think
she even sleeps at night. If she does, it couldn’t be for more than a
couple of hours. I know this whole thing has been stressful and she wants
to look her best but everyone can see it wearing on her. Granted, she
looks amazing now, as far as her body goes. She has lost forty-five pounds
in four months and had her wedding dress altered twice.
Her wedding decorations were a breeze. By the time we arrived to help her
and her mom with them, they were almost done. I am sure she had done most
of them since she operates in mega high gear. One glance at her drawn face
and I knew that we needed to have an evening to relax and have some fun
girl time. I made the suggestion that we all go to my house, have a few
snacks and watch the movie “Bridesmaids.” Surprisingly she agreed and we
had a blast. For a short time we saw the old friend come back. I even
think she may have been fairly calm for a few hours. At least I could help
her have a few laughs before returning to wedding mode.
A enormous platypus might have swum in the seas of Sydney about 5 million to 15 million years ago. Boffins found a substantial fossil molar within the Riversleigh World Heritage Region and established the teeth belonged to Obdurodon tharalkooschild, a new, extinct types of platypus. Paleontologists now understand of four vanished and one living species of platypus. On the basis of the size and shape of the enamel, the newly recognized platypus species was of a meter long — twice the measurement of the living types of the mammal — and likely crunched through tortoises and additional shelled prey.
I consider chocolates to be the perfect idea for wedding favors. I truly
believe the wedding favors should not be expensive. They should be small
and affordable. Chocolates are just in that category. They are small and
inexpensive. Most people like them.
It was very fitting that I was in a chocolate shop. My wedding was coming
up very soon, and I wanted to get all the gifts ready far in advance. This
particular chocolate shop is one that I shopped at fairly often. It is
sort of an unknown store due to its location. It’s very much out of the
way, and you wouldn’t find it unless you knew it was there.
I looked at the shelves full of chocolate and I followed the price tags.
Obviously, I didn’t want to get something too expensive as I had a lot of
guests attending the wedding. It was just to be a small token of my
gratitude. After several minutes of comparing, I finally chose one and
asked if there was a big case that I could buy. The sales clerk asked what
the occasion was. I told her that I was buying gifts for my wedding
guests. She smiled and disappeared into the back store room. She came
back with a case, and even offered me a discount.
Allow me to recount my experience at my own wedding. It was a small service with only a handful of people. Each person, however, was someone that was truly remarkable and close to me and my wife. As such, it was important to me to show some appreciation for all of the guests that attended. Each of the wedding favors were individually crafted and personalized for each and every one of them. I hope that they all enjoyed the wedding favors, as I truly appreciated all of them. My wife and I had searched long and hard for someone to be able to help us with these gifts. It ended up being a family friend of ours that recommended a small store not a few kilometers away from our home. It was a family owned business, and they were very accommodating. The wedding itself was held at the beach on a tropical island west of our home town. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, and I could not have asked for a better location. The only thing better than the location, was the beautiful woman that I am now spending the rest of my life with.
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The wedding was set, the vows were written. We had decided on a sand ceremony with the use of spices instead of sand in the containers. My fiance and I had been on an extensive diet plan before the wedding. Collectively we lost 110 pounds. He shed 65 of those glorious pounds and I managed 55. It took months of diligent dieting, but we had vowed to each other the wedding could not take place if we did not reach our goal. Between scheduled work outs at the gym and planning the wedding there was little time to focus on too many other things. The reason we were using spices in lieu of sand for the sand ceremony was simple. Those unique spices were the favorites that helped us achieve our goal. Our lives were changing both physically, spiritually and mentally. We fought to the end, had the ceremony of a lifetime and began our new lives smiling and triumphant over what seemed to be a monumental task. Family and friends were so supportive and our parents paid for everyone of the photos. They were as proud as we were of our accomplishments. It goes to prove that you can do anything if you want it bad enough. Thank God we wanted each other desperately, and we are now two confident individuals that can achieve any goal in the future if we set our hearts to it.
“The Shack Shop carries affordable personalized napkins and other wedding day accessories…” I stopped to read that last line I wrote before scratching it out. My partner and I had decided to introduce some new items to our repertoire of wedding stock, but I was having difficulties figuring out the best way to advertise this. The personalized napkins were being especially tricky. I was looking to find some way to make them exciting to brides. The problem was napkins tend to become overshadowed when considering all the other details involved in preparing for your big day. How can custom napkin designs compete with the flowers or centerpieces? Bess, my business partner, had suggested we trying pairing some of our new items with some of our bestsellers. It seemed like a simple enough idea on the face of it, but it could be a little tricky when considering what items to pair up. We had recently started carrying champagne flutes for the bride and groom. Given that we didn’t carry any other dishware, I couldn’t think of any logical counterpart for them.
I was working on the wedding invitations, trying to get the wording just right. You’d think it would be a relatively easy task. I’ve been finding it quite difficult to fit all the necessary information in given the restrictions on space. I didn’t want the wedding invitations to be too formal, but I also didn’t want them to be too casual either. There had to be some way to wordsmith the phrasing to get the right balance of formal and informal. It was just beyond me. Ross wasn’t being much help in this situation. According to him, I’m over-complicating things. If we were to do things his way, I’d just slap our names on a piece of paper with the date followed by two checkboxes with the words “Yes” or “No”. Not exactly what I’m looking for. He doesn’t seem to grasp all the variables you have to consider – the paper color and texture, the type of font to use, type size, letter size, the list could go on and on. I shudder to think what planning the rest of this wedding is going to be like.