Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"Can it be Done?"

I think so.  I hope so.  I really, really, really hope so.
Plan a wedding in [less than] three months.
Well, this was our dilemma.  Andy's brothers both play football and ya know?  Coaches don't let you miss practice and stuff for anything.  So, we either had to have the wedding before football season starts or after. Since Callen and Andy  have been dating for three years, they really didn't want to wait until next year, and they didn't want to have a wedding in the winter months. So? It's gonna be August 6th!  Y'all....  They were here this weekend and were just giddy.  I loved every moment of it!  I just am so happy that they are so happy.  And "W" and I seriously could not have hand picked a better guy for Callen.  I bet Andy said 20 times, Callen this is your day, you need to do what you want!  Oh, isn't that the sweetest?  They are totally in love and I feel so wonderful about this engagement.
This is them reading a text message from a friend congratulating them!

So, this is what we did....
1) Picked the church and secured the date and time
2) Picked the rehearsal dinner location
3) Decided the reception is going to be here at our home on the lake
right here...
4) Dress?  surprise
5) Picked out the bridesmaids dresses via on-line
6) Put together the guest list (even got addresses!)
7) Ordered the "save the dates" (will go out next week)
8) Decided on all the colors
9) Secured blocking off hotel rooms for our guests.
10) Secured the caterer (which is going to be a big surprise)
11) Decided on flowers
12) Decided on the band (securing it today)
13) Decided how they will leave (working on that today)
14)  Decorations?  Very "lakey" and lit up with lots of fun stuff
15) Ordering the invitations on Friday
Photographer?  All I know is that we gotta get out the checkbook.  wow.
Callen's and Andy's goal?  For this to be a fun filled event, relaxed and unassuming.

I think we can do this!
Have a wonderful day y'all!


  1. WOW......sounds like you have it all together!!! Way to go!!!!! Is your birthday around then? Bill's was the 7th and thought I remembered yours being around his....maybe not....memory isn't like it use to be:) Congrats on all your plans....and so fast!

  2. The Lord knows you will make it perfect- Im a visual person need to see it to create it
    have you heard of PINTEREST- great visual aide
    and check out this link
    i love their photo booth idea wish I would have thought of that one
    Happy Planning!!

  3. Sounds like so much fun and will be beautiful. I have a photographer recommendation.
    I used them for my wedding and they were amazing.

  4. Oh my goodness!! This is so fun!! I can't wait to hear of all the updates and see all the fun pictures! Congrats to them, they are SO precious!!!

  5. Your daughter is SO Beautiful!! And your house...amazing! I can't wait to see pictures from this gorgeous wedding!!

  6. Our son got married in Madison GA. In a small, precious, family church, there. They spent their first night at the Ritz's on your lake and LOVED it...The bride spent the night before the wedding also. The weather was perfect and it all went off so lovely. I know yours will too!!!! Good luck and just try to enjoy the entire ride...and remember to be..."A Mary and not a Martha" would be my advise! :O)