third white dress

finally the post everyone has been waiting for. drum roll please.... meggie chose her wedding dress! it's very gorgeous and i'm so happy! however, it was nothing like what i originally thought i wanted. my dress was going to be slim, not poofy, 3/4 sleeved, not short, and absolutely no tucks. isn't this a beautiful contradiction? i'm so excited to wear this in a few months :)

we also put the down-payment on the reception venue at the ogden union station today. it's gonna be amazingly awesome.


girls in white dresses

actually the bridesmaids' dresses are black. hah. meggie and mom went and ordered them a few days ago. they will be just stunning! pair meggie's idea with mom's incredible sewing talent and you get some pretty spiced up and colorful additions. We're adding colored sashes in the wedding colors (burnt orange and dark red) and i might get creative and string some pretty jewelry. so exciting!


so in order to get exactly what we want (and to save some money), i've decided to make my own invitations. it actually hasn't been bad so far. i painted the mum design on my canvas and will just somehow scan it into a publishing program to print on cool paper with words. no big deal, right? wish me luck!

painting on canvas (don't mess up, meggie)

the finished product (yay.)


the engagement

we are officially engaged. yippee! scooter had always wanted to propose on a mountain top. so to snowbasin we went. however, due to the gondola being closed, he settled on a closer venue behind weber state. it was so gorgeous watching the sun go down over weber county and then spying something sparkly on the ledge of the rock we were sitting on. what a sneaky boy. so that's how meggie got a rock on a rock on friday, july 10.

"...the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug..."
-mark twain