A glimpse into the pre-wedding craziness!

Hi, ya’ll! Just about two weeks until my wedding! Holy WOWEE! How did it arrive so soon? Whew. Anyway, when I’m not doing Pizzazzerie or other work (or trying to get my new house in some sort of order), I’m full-on wedding mode. Yesterday was meeting with the chapel organist, this evening is hotel gift baskets, tomorrow is getting bridesmaid gift’s wrapped. The fun never ends, haha!

I asked some of you over on the Facebook Page about which ideas you’d like a little peek into… so without further ado…here are some snippits into the makings of my wedding!

Disclaimer: all these photos were taken with my iphone, I’m spinning plates these days so no time for the DSLR…

This is an extra room in my new house that I have dubbed “the wedding room” because I throw everything in there that is wedding related. It’s a mess.

the wedding room pizzazzerie

Sarah asked about invitations + paper products, ah, one of my favorite details. Amber Housley is working hard on these details. Here is a sneak peek at invitations…

PIZZAZZERIE wedding invitations

Gigi asked about family traditions that I’m incorporating into the wedding. Well, this is more of an honorary addition to the wedding rather than a tradition but my Mom brought my late grandmother’s wedding shoes and a write-up from the newspaper after her own wedding. Both will be displayed at the reception. I was very close to my grandmother, she passed away 2 years ago at the age of 93. I’ll be wearing her engagement ring on my right hand that night.

grandmother's wedding shoes

Angela asked about bridesmaid dresses. They are Alfred Sung by the Dessy group in a rich, emerald green! Here was my inspiration for them as a little hint hint!

bridesmaid dresses

The cake! Several of you asked about the cake. This is my favorite element of a wedding. I will actually have three cakes (hello, you can never have too much cake). The two side cakes will sit upon a cake stand by Sarah’s Stands. That’s all I can say!

Favors! My mother hand-made all 200 of the wedding favors. She’s actually sitting next to me finishing the bows for them. They are made 100% of sugar, but that’s all I can say on that too!

Here are some signs that Mom + I just placed in concrete (working with concrete in 95 degrees is on the bottom of my fun list).

wedding direction signs

Here are some cutie little bow-tie decorations that will appear at the wedding but I can’t tell you where yet!

bowtie wedding details

So there you have it, a glimpse into my pre-wedding craziness! We’re under 2 weeks and counting! Can’t wait to share the real pictures with you after the big day!

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    1. Thank you!! :) Glad you like it all! Wish I could just share EVERY single pic of the stuff in my house.

  1. I’m so excited for you, sweet Courtney! Thank you for sharing some peeks…I’m sure it is going to be an amazing day!!

  2. Yay!! I truly can not wait to see the actual pictures of all your amazing details but even more so, the gorgeous photos of you!

  3. Everything looks FABULOUS! I can’t wait to see the actual photos! I hope these last minute details all run smoothly for you so you can enjoy the time leading up to the wedding! So happy for you! :)

  4. Oh my goodness Courtney, we are so excited for you!! It is going to be such an amazing day for such an amazing girl ;) Thank you so much for letting us be a little part of it…we just adore you!! xxoo, melissa and kellie

  5. Love all the details! Especially leave the kelly green, black, and white color combination. Such an exciting time for you! Good luck with it all. You will be beautiful, as always, on your big day!

  6. It all looks fun and fabulous, Courtney! My anniversary is June 22nd, what day are you getting married? 2 of my kiddies are leaving for camp that weekend so I won’t be online much, thus I’m sending you my early but heartfelt and warmest wishes for the most loveliest of wedding days! I remember feeling like I was walking on clouds watching everything at mine. It was surreal! Hugs, Paula

  7. Oh Courtney, this is one of my FAVORITE blog posts you have written. I just love it–so heartfelt, real, and I can see what fabulous style, love and heart is going into it. Your grandmother’s wedding shoes and the newspaper article is such a lovely tribute. And those little black tie bows…well, can’t wait to see the real wedding photos! Hope you are enjoying every single moment (and your sweet Henry matches your wedding colors, doesn’t he?) Love,

  8. Cassandra says:

    Love everything and especially your late grandma ‘s monentos of her wedding <3

  9. This is so exciting! I was a June bride too and am getting ready to celebrate my 3rd anniversary on June 26. It’s so awesome to see you have a full room for wedding stuff – a dream for me as a New Yorker! I was really into DIY for my destination wedding and although the projects were hectic (and sometimes painful!) I was so happy to have been hands on. It was so fun to see the guests delight in all the little details and I’m sure yours will too.

  10. The cutie little bow-tie decorations are ADORABLE!!! Can’t wait to see all the pics! Hope you’re enjoying the process and getting excited for your big day.

  11. Go vandy! congrats invitations look beautiful

  12. Love the sneak peek! I know anything you create will be BEAUTIFUL! Have fun and congratulations!!!

  13. Carla via Facebook says:

    how exciting Courtney! <3

  14. Prue ~ Pinwheels & Paper Curls says:

    Thanks for sharing these gorgeous details!! Your photo of your grandmothers shoes & paper article were amazing & gave me goosebumps, what a beautiful thing to do. I was very close to my grandmother too & I’m sure they’re with us & smiling down on us on our special day. She would be very proud of you!! Happy 2 week countdown, so excited for you! Xox

  15. love everything!!! How sweet to have all your grandmother’s stuff! I love the mini bowtie! Can’t wait to see what it is for! My wedding theme is “bowtie”! My groomsmen are wearing bowties, my bridemaids have a one shoulder dress that is a bow on the shoulder so you can see I’m excited to see your photos and get some inspiration for my August wedding! :)

  16. Arlene via Facebook says:

    Such an exciting post! can’t wait to see the end result! everything will be beautiful! :)

  17. So super cute!!! I’m guessing the bow ties are for drinks. Can’t wait to see the pics & wishing you a beautiful wedding!

  18. Oh my goodness Courtney! I can see you in every detail. Beautiful and bold and will make a statement for sure! I can not wait to see the rest and enjoy your last week as a single lady!

  19. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I hope you love the cake stands. I look forward to seeing pics of your wedding cake and all the other details. Sarah (from Sarah’s Stands).

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