the strongest of all warriors are these two — time and patience

well the short countdown has begun! I can actually say that I am DONE with school and will be getting my diploma next week after some mini honeymoon days. I ended up will 3 B’s and the 4 A’s this semester (not like I honestly care, I just wanted to pass) and am so thankful to have such a wonderful man who helped me throughout school and planning this wedding. We have had a long hard road to our wedding day but we are praying that it is all going to turn out for the best. Both of us are praying that drama going on in our personal lives right now is not going to show it’s head on our day. That may be our biggest stress right now, but it will all work out the way it should. I know our day is going to be perfect and at the end of the day I am going to be married to the love of my life!

Ryan and I have worked hard and enlisted help to finish all of our wedding projects, all that is left to do is pack and leave! I had one more pallet that I was planning on using that needed to be painted. I would love to sell it afterwards… but unless I sell it to another girl with my last name and Ryan’s last name it won’t happen. Here is the finished product.

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We are going to post this beside the road to help navigate our guests. None of our guests are familiar with the area and I feel like everyone will need a little assistance. We have also been hard at work painting wine bottles to use as table numbers. Granted we are not having assigned seats; it will serve as wait by table type thing. Then the wait won’t seem as long… I hope. We haven’t written the numbers on them yet, but I think they turned out really good. I am proud of them.

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Ryan and his cousin Laura worked long and hard on folding and gluing our programs together and they turned out really awesome. I had Ryan call the print shop about getting them printed and it would have cost us over $200, instead we printed them at my work office and only spent about $30 total. I am sure they would have looked much better done by a professional, but I think they look awesome and it saved us quite a few dollars! Ryan, my parents, and I are all so far over budget… we cannot afford to spend a ridiculous amount of money on programs that are going to be thrown away after 20 minutes.

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All of these DIY projects were done Monday and yesterday. Today I had so much to do just to get ready for the wedding. I have been up since 6 am and have been literally running all  day long! I had a baby doctor appointment at 10:45 and went and paid for my bustle on my dress and picked it up. I then brought my dress home, got my nails done, and went to the hair salon. Tomorrow is going to be another busy day of running. I have to get a spray tan first thing in the morning, Ryan and I have to pick up 4 out of 7 suits, and meet my dad to give him these big DIY pieces since he has a truck and is taking them to the venue. I also have to drop our luggage off at my parents beach house, pick up my veil and make copies of pictures. I am ready for all of this running to be over!

Tonight we really did not have a lot of DIY things to do. Ryan did write on the chalkboard sign that one of his nieces will be carrying down the aisle and I wrote our dinner menu on an old window we bought just for that reason. I think they bought turned out awesome and I am glad to finally be done making things!!!

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I am very excited for our wedding day. I cannot even begin to describe what I am excited about most! I am just ready for it all!!! Only 2 more days before I become Mrs. Green!!! I will not be back until after the wedding, but expect a play by play and PLENTY of wedding pictures!


Take care and Goodnight from North Carolina!



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