Chris and Sarah's wedding invitation. They are finally in the mail!
My brain is on overload. Is it really possible that my little girl is going to be a bride in just 8 days? Wasn't it only a few months ago that she was a toddler with her little arms around my neck?
There is still so much to do! Yesterday we spent the whole day in the Valley shopping for supplies to make Sarah's veil and bouquet, a throw-away bouquet, three bridesmaids' bouquets, four corsages, and nine boutonnieres. We bought a lavender garter, some beads and lace for the bouquet, and purple ribbons for the bridesmaids' sashes. We stopped by Deseret Bookstore so Sarah could purchase a wedding album to keep her memories in. We also picked up a white picket fence to be used as a decoration at the reception.
Sarah's wedding gown was delivered yesterday, too. It is gorgeous! Thankfully, it's a perfect fit, although she'll need the sleeves and hem shortened a bit. She looks absolutely beautiful in it! Several wonderful friends are working on sewing three lavender skirts for Sarah's bridesmaids: her cousin Celesta (Maid of Honor) and two of her best friends, Emmi and Tahna. If you haven't guessed, Sarah's wedding colors are lavender and white.
Sarah's reception will also have a theme revolving around dogs, cats, and bunnies. It seemed the obvious choice, since Sarah has been a huge animal lover since before she learned to walk. She still plans to become a veterinarian technician when she finishes college.
Puppies on the front of the invitations to Sarah's bridal shower.
Sarah's bridal shower will be held tomorrow afternoon. Her buddy Tahna is throwing it for her and, as you can see from the invitation, Tahna is going along with the whole pet theme. I can't wait to see how the shower turns out!
A look inside the invitation.
Sarah has four best friends: Emmi, Tahna, Brandy, and Kristen. They have been close friends literally since childhood. They share everything and are there for each other through the best of times and the worst of times.
So it seems fitting that Emmi and Tahna became engaged right around the same time Sarah did. There has been a lot of wedding planning going on in this neck of the woods! Here's a peek at the other wedding invitations circulating in our world (remember, you can enlarge any picture by clicking on it):
Emmi and her fiance Hal will be married one week after Sarah and Chris's wedding. (Emmi actually set up Chris and Sarah on their first date, so she's taking full credit!) They chose to do a two-sided invitation, with photo on the front and information on the back:
Tahna and her fiance Spencer took the plunge first. They were married on July 1st and then went on a honeymoon cruise to Mexico before returning for their reception on July 9th. I'll post pictures from both Emmi's and Tahna's receptions after we get through Sarah's Big Day. (Tahna is also family: she is my sister-in-law Dana's younger, adopted sister.)
Another friend of Sarah's is Courtney, a young lady in our ward at church who is marrying her high school sweetheart, Frank. We only found out two weeks ago that Courtney and Sarah had planned their weddings and receptions for the very same day at the very same time!
Love is indeed in the air here in the White Mountains!