Look Out Chicago! Here Comes Detroit.

Posted by bridalbuds on Jan 18, 2009

YAYYYY. Totally psyched to be headed to Chicago this weekend for my soon to be sister in law’s bridal shower!! I promise to take as many pictures of shower inspiration as humanly possible for everyone and to post them as soon as I get back.

Also- I’m hoping to get a chance to run over to one of my very favorite paper/crafting/stamping/generally awesome stores (that we don’t have here in the ‘D’) Paper Source to stock up and get supplies for Part 1 of the Bridesmaid’s Gifts! Which I have been STRESSING over, because I want to give them something just perfect. I would tell you all what I had planned, but I think that one of them reads the posts on this site (I am her bridesmaid as she is mine). I wouldn’t want to spoil things!

Photo from paper-source.com

In the meantime, I’ve been scouring the internet for relatively inexpensive jewels for my wedding day. I have a necklace that I adore. I found an antique deep blue cameo at an antique fair last summer and had it made into a necklace. (Picture later, promise.) Now I need earrings- my pearls, sadly, have gotten discolored; so they’re out. A right hand ring might be nice. Drop earrings? I plan on wearing my hair up- but a low ‘up’. Bracelet maybe? I don’t usually wear bracelets, but it might be nice. I came across Viv & Ingrid. They have some seriously inexpensive- but completely beautiful pieces that I really like.

Can I live without these? Ummm, I’m not sure…


Or these…


And AND!!! What about these precious bits for bridesmaids maybe?



Oh. One last thing. A picture of my ring. Since everyone else is writing about choosing rings and posting pictures of theirs. I thought I’d show you all mine- that I picked out myself and then told Pansy Dude… “I don’t want any other ring- this one ONLY”. Ahhh ha ha ha. I can be such snot. He sure puts up with a lot from me. There is something to be said for being a straight shooter though. I have the ring of my dreams.

Here is a website picture, because my camera blows.