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Edwin McCain. I'll Be. [06 Oct 2002|03:35pm]

alocin
[ mood | loved ]

The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath
Emeralds from mountains thrust towards the sky
Never revealing their depth

Tell me that we belong together
Dress it up with the trappings of love
I'll be captivated, I'll hang from your lips
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above

I'll Be your cryin' shoulder
I'll Be love suicide
I'll Be better when I'm older
I'll Be the greatest fan of your life

Rain falls angry on the tin roof
As we lie awake in my bed
You're my survival, you're my living proof
My love is alive and not dead

Tell me that we belong together
Dress it up with the trappings of love
I'll be captivated, I'll hang from your lips
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above

I'll Be your cryin' shoulder
I'll Be love suicide
I'll Be better when I'm older
I'll Be the greatest fan of your life

I've dropped out, burned up, fought my way back from the dead
Tuned in, turned on, remembered the things you said

I'll Be your cryin' shoulder
I'll Be love suicide
I'll Be better when I'm older
I'll Be the greatest fan of your life

---walking up the aisle to this song---

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BRIDESMAID DRESS COLOURS! [03 Oct 2002|09:35am]

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dress coloursCollapse )So who's guessed my colours? I'm contemplating giving each bridesmaid a colour 'swatch' and telling them to go and get their own dress. Considering one of my bridesmaids is going to be in england pre-wedding.. I think it'd be the best idea :)
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[02 Oct 2002|07:02am]

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1.
2. (more the flowers, not the arrangements)
3. Actually, this one might not be Australian, but I like it anyway :P
4.
5.
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[04 Aug 2002|10:16am]

alocin
-putting down thoughts-

$140 to book Sherwood Forest Park, ceremony venue, .. designated area and all...
Then a security deposit for the park and for use of vehicles.
I have no idea if this is cheap or expensive.
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[29 Jul 2002|09:39pm]

alocin
I want an aisle made from autumn leaves.
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Wedding Trees [29 Jul 2002|06:30am]

alocin
Posting this at 3 places, My journal, My wedding thoughts (pig_n_moo) and weddingplans so.. sorry for cross posts.

Here are the trees at the park that Chris and I are going to get married under :) I took the photos in the afternoon yesterday (in fact around the time we're planning on having the ceremony) so it's a bit dark when I got under them.
I love these Trees :)
Back to natureCollapse )
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[28 Jul 2002|11:31am]

alocin
[ mood | crazy ]

OOH! OOOOOH!

I just thought of an idea!!!
In stead of having a traditional Flower girl and Page boy.. I want both to hold a ring (the page boy holds the ring to give to CHris ti give to me.. and vice versa for the flower gir) Anyhoo, instead of holding a pillow, they can each hold a teddy bear with ribbon sewn onto the paw of the bear with the ring attached to that!!!
I want bride and groom bears.. the Kiddles can then keep the teddies as a gift afterwards! :)

Brilliance! AND Cuteness!! :))) Now, to run it by Chris... (when he wakes up)

Actually, I Quite ADORE these bears more than the previous oneCollapse )

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Have I posted this before? [07 Jul 2002|02:53pm]

alocin
[ mood | bouncy ]

We want a cocktail reception.. in fact, because there were many at the reception last night (including myself) who knew no one and was forced to sit beside people who they didn't know and wouldn't have normally spoken to or getting along with, because of that I'd REALLY REALLY love a stand-up cocktail :))) WIth seats, of course, but no formal seating, no formal tables and no formal dinner.

This is from an article on http://www.theknot.com regarding a suggested schedual of events for a Cocktail reception :D


Throwing a cocktail reception in lieu of a sit-down dinner? Here's a sample schedule of events for a typical cocktail reception lasting from 5 to 9 p.m. Remember: these are general guidelines -- you should feel free to adjust this list to fit your very own cocktail reception needs and tastes.

4-5 p.m.: At a dinner reception, the first hour is the cocktail hour, where guests drink, mingle, and snack on passed hors d'oeuvres. In this case, since the whole event is cocktails, break it up a bit by having the first hour feature chamber music, drinks, and passed hors d'oeuvres (you could even have it in a different room prior to moving into the hall, for dramatic effect -- guests would enter after this first hour and see stations of hearty hors d'oeuvres, beautifully decorated cocktail tables, the band, dance floor, etc.) If you had photographs taken before the ceremony, you can use this first hour to greet guests in a formal receiving line or by casually floating among them.

5 p.m.: You and your sweetie arrive at the reception (if you were taking your pictures after the ceremony) and are officially announced. Next comes the first dance, which can happen right as you two are announced for the first time as husband and wife; just go directly to the dance floor.

5:15-5:30 p.m. You should get acclimated in the space, have a drink. Let guests fill up their plates with hors d'oeuvres, visit with one another, enjoy the band or DJ, and take a seat, if they wish.

5:45-6:00 p.m. Champagne toast/speeches: The best man begins by giving his toast; the Maid of Honor gives hers directly after his, and then the couple responds (usually it's the groom responding to the best man, but why not have the bride say something, too?) Then parents and any other well-wishers lift their glasses in a toast.

6:00-7:30 p.m.: Dancing, dancing, dancing. (This will continue on through the evening, ceasing only for key wedding customs like the bouquet and garter toss, cake-cutting ceremony, etc., as seen below.)

7:30-7:45 p.m.: Bouquet toss, garter toss, etc.

8:00 p.m.: Cake-cutting ceremony.

8:10 p.m.: Cake and champagne are served, and possibly coffee; guests enjoy dessert and return to the dance floor.

8:50 p.m.: Last dance, some guests will begin to leave.

9:00-9:15 p.m.: Bride and groom depart in getaway car. Remaining guests leave.

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[16 Feb 2002|09:24am]

alocin
[ mood | excited ]

What WE want
A Cocktail Reception.. A sample shedule of events and Contents and Menu

This is exactly what we want.
Too bad guys if you wanted Dinner, you can grab macca's on the way ;)

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And now for something completly different [09 Jan 2002|07:53am]

alocin
[ mood | happy ]

I've been thinking lately about the wedding and weddingy stuff. I think I've decided what colours I want, and what flowers, and what colour flowers :P
I think i've decided on a theme, we think we've decided on a ceremony and recpetion venue (one day on the way home in the car I just said 'How about...' and chris is like 'Oh.. not bad') and on a reception type.
I think.
I'm going to call up some places soon I think, finally get some wheels into motion (perhaps when we move out I'll start). Me and Chris aren't looking at going 'all out' on wedding stuff because we want to pay more attention to the honey moon, we want to go over-seas (not too far, just next-door in New Zealand) and we want the first week or two of our married life perfect.
I think.
I'll tell you the basics (Ie- my colours) but not venue just yet.

I want Light Blue dresses and vests from Bridesmaids and Best Men (unsure if I want my flowery girl in a brides maid dress, a duplicate wedding dress or her own little dress) and I want the flowers for the brides maids to be light pink gerberas.
I want to be holding white, cream and off yellow gerberas.
No Idea about Chris.
I want to have some sort of a start thing going, but I'm not sure of how to go about that just yet...
The recpetion, we both want to be a 'cocktail style' which means finger food and a big bar tab. Rows of tables and sitting down for toasts etc, but other than that it's going to be no formal dinner.
I'd like to either hire a baby sitter or something to mind the coming kids in an area of the recpetion (like in a corner dedicated to the kids) or if not a baby sitter just a willing guest or just hope the kids keep them in toe.
My hair, I want up in a nice bun, i'm trying to grow it.
My dress I'm going to buy from somewhere, soon I'll be going up to the 'Bridal Warehouse' on the north-side to check out the stuff there, they have very very cheap (yet new) dresses and things.. I'm not going to spend $2000 on a dress that I'll only where once :) Besides, the less you pay the less you'll worry and the more that you can pay to have more stuff done on it!

Have I babbled and bored you enough yet? I've cross-posted this from my own journal, alocin

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Flowery Girl [03 Jan 2002|10:35am]

alocin
[ mood | giggly ]

I think that my friend, nonnas's, daughter Sarah would make the cutest flowergirl :)


:D

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[07 Dec 2001|09:54pm]

alocin
[ mood | mischievous ]

Today we unofficially decided a place where the wedding will be held. Possibly.

Not saying where yet, I'm bound to change my mind.

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[01 Dec 2001|11:01am]

alocin
Bridesmaids.

*sigh*
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I Want... [08 Oct 2001|09:59pm]

alocin
[ mood | ditzy ]

To walk up the Aisle to my favourite love song.

*nod*

But I don't know if I should tell people, or leave it as a secret.........

:>

It's a non classical/musical song.. I want to ask for opinions but I don't want to give it away *erm erm*
I don't think you guys would have heard it anyways..
What would YOU think about someone walking up the aisle to a non-traditional/modern song?

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*squeals* hair [27 Aug 2001|10:17pm]

alocin
[ mood | sleepy ]

Nice Same.. just no flowers
Preeeeettys! I want a bun hair thing so I can attach the veil to it *mwa*


Tell me what you think *demands comments* and also if you find any more pretty buns, send 'em my way :)
*mwa*
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could be interesting..... [16 Aug 2001|09:33am]

alocin
[ mood | thoughtful ]

My driving instructor's daughter is getting married and so he was telling me of bits and bobs and prices and things.. and anyway, he told me of a place where she bought her dress.
It's called 'Bridal Discount Warehouse' and it's on the north side of Brisbane (Strapthpine).

The dresses are brand new and go from sizes 8-26 but they are at a low low low price... his daughter got her dress and veil for $249 AU (that's about 91.29 British Pounds and $131.35 US for those other readers) When people have been saying you can't get quality for that price, but considering it doesn't cost that much to make a dress (at cost price) and then you can afford to pay someone else to modify the dress to really make it your special one. (or you could do it yourself)

It could be worth a look-see.. sometime when I get my car I'll go for a drive up there.. :)
If anyone's interested I can give you the address and phone number :) it's open 7 days even!!

Bye Bye!

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Nikki gots Ideas.. :P [07 Aug 2001|04:56pm]

alocin
[ mood | creative ]

You know with weddings, you need place names and a lil present for each of the guests.. WELL.. I had an Idea (I've been thinking of it for a while) but how's this for a good idea..

Instead of placenames and a gift, why not do them all in one.. buy a whole lot of glass tumblers from somewhere, and a whole lot of neato coloured glass "pebbles", some water and a bunch of floating candles.. Oh, and some stuff that writes on glass...

On the tumbler write whoever's name, then on the other side write 'Chris and Nikki Mensforth.. [insert date here]' then fill the glass up with water, drop the pebbles in the bottom and have the cadle floating on top.. or not even a candle (I understand how a lit candle will burn quick and won't be a good present while an unlit one looks useless) Just something floatable that's cool.. :D

I think it'd be kick ass and stuff.. PLEASE post a comment saying what you thinks :D

*mwa*
Nikki

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[01 Aug 2001|08:28am]

alocin
[ mood | content ]

I finally found a decent wedding website made in Australia (there are like... none) it's kissthebride.com.au :)

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Nikki Like :D~ [26 Jul 2001|10:27pm]

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:D~


Niiice :D
Bridesmaid thingybob :P
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:/ [26 Jul 2001|09:57pm]

alocin
[ mood | productive ]

I feel like writing to a wedding magazine and ask them to do something, like an article, about Brides who don't have a mummy.

They are always putting in seating plans with weree mum sits, and telling you always talk to your mum about your plans and saying what your mum should wear and I go 'hrm...'

It would be nice because I know i'm not the only 'mum-less' fiance out there and it's kinda useless reading an article or looking at seating plans.

But I'm a big sook.

*nod*

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