Monday, April 2, 2012

Think Pink Wedding Week: Engagement

Think Pink Wedding Week: Engagement 

We had been enjoying the city of Chicago –eyeing the goods at The Merchandise Mart with one of my best gal pals Whitney, shopped, shopped & shopped down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, attended a Cubs game at Wrigley Field (complete with trip to The CubbyBear!) and checked off every genre of food: 

By the time our last night in Chicago arrived I was exhausted . . . in fact I remember be lulled to sleep in the late afternoon as I watched Everybody Loves Raymond!  Mr. Z had made reservations on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building (for which I had the perfect pink Marc Jacobs dress to wear btw) but I wanted to do something “chill” where I could throw on a pair of jeans and not get fixed up! I suggested canceling our reservations and just grabbing a pizza . . . so we made our way to famous pizzeria Gino’s East (where we were able to sign the famous walls!) 

Later that evening Mr. Z proposed to a pizza-filled, make-up less, jean wearing me . . . he really knocked it out of the park . . . roses – check, champagne – check, fireworks – check, the sweetest speech complete with tears – check, gorgeous engagement ring – check!  To top it off he had a surprise party awaiting us when we arrived back in Oklahoma to celebrate with family & friends! 



Surprise party when we arrived back in Oklahoma: 

(my brother & sister) 

Highlights from our 9 month engagement:

Asking my bridesmaids to be a part of our Wedding: 

Tabletop Shower (dutiful MOH Sarah taking notes!) 

Couples Shower: 

Cake Tasting:

 Bachelorette Party in Vegas with all of my bridesmaids: 

Complete with hot pink veil! 

Planning & some wedding DIY projects
Booking the reception site: 

Narrowing down linens: 

Lighting up my apartment in pink for my mom & I to decide on lighting colors:

Ordering the "lounge" furniture: 

Creating a giant mess while crafting up "Send Off" flags in my apartment: 

Spotting this table (which became our perfectly pink wedding cake stand):

Putting together Tootsie Pop Topiaries (another apartment crafting project!): 

Stashing lots of goodies in "the wedding closet" 

CADing  rough drafts of reception layout: 
Mom working on moss table topper for the Grooms Cupcake table: 

Having a fitting for my custom wedding dress: 

Locating bridal accessories: 

Beth creating the perfect "bloom" for the bridesmaids dresses: 

Sending out Invitations! 

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