June 30, 2011

Guest Post: Ashley from Sloanbook

i'm so excited to have Ashley from Sloanbook as our second guest post of the week. Ashley is beautiful and i love reading her blog. she is so beautiful (and i secretly covet her puppy Katinka). I asked her to talk a little about her wedding and her relationship with her husband, Kevin. enjoy! :)

Hey lovely readers of The Newlywed Pingrees!
I'm Ashley and write over at Sloanbook. I am so excited to be guest posting for Hayley today! I was thrilled when she asked me to write while she is on her amazing trip! I absolutely adore her blog and think she is the most sweetest girl ever! Unfortunately I just moved away from where she is at so we never got to meet up but I feel that we would be very good friends!  And I think our husbands would be too :)

Today I am going to tell you a little about my wedding including what I wore and a special moment. My husband is Kevin and we were married almost 3 years ago on August 8, 2008. We were married in the Denver, Colorado LDS temple for time and all eternity. Incase you are wondering the date is 08.08.08 which according to the Chinese culture is a very lucky day to be married!
Because Kevin and I were engaged on June 3, 2008 and married on August 8, 2008 we didn't have a lot of time to plan the wedding. I was attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah at the time of the engagement which means there are a lot of wedding dress stores in the area. My mom flew into town and we started looking around.  We found out that for the majority of wedding dress stores you needed to buy a dress at least a few months in advance of the wedding so you could order the dress and do multiple fittings. I definately did not have 4 or 5 months! Plus after spring term at BYU I was going to be living back home in Colorado so multiple fittings would be almost impossible.

My mom and I went into Allyse's Bridal at the University Mall because they had dresses in different sizes so you wouldn't need to order one. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted and when my mom suggested the dress I didn't want to try it on.  Honestly, I didn't really like the dress.  She basically told me I should try it on just to see, so I did and I am glad I did!
As soon as I tried it on I fell in love with it!  My mom loved it too and I am so glad that she pulled it off the rack and made me try it on! I chose to get it in ivory instead of pure white. I liked how it was a little different than other typical LDS wedding dresses. One of my favorite parts of the dress is the back.
Some details:  My dress, veil, and headpiece were all from Allyse's Bridal.  My diamond earrings were from Nordstrom. My light blue shoes were Calvin Klein from Zappos (not pictured). I wore Bare Minerals makeup done by myself.  My favorite hairdresser in Fort Collins, Colorado (where I am living now) did my hair really early the morning of the wedding. So there you have it!

A special moment was during our reception in Windsor, Colorado. It started raining really hard and most everyone was drenched but halfway through it stopped and a beautiful rainbow came out.  I'm not sure how many people have rainbows at their weddings :)

If you have any questions you can find me at Sloanbook. Have a great day readers! Hopefully you enjoyed it. Thanks again Hayley! :)


Gentri said...

I love Ashley so much! :) So glad you had her guest post so I could find your blog!! :D

Nnenna said...

Your wedding photos are so lovely! You look gorgeous Ashley! =)

star-crossed smile

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

You are one of the cutest couples. My husband and I had known each other for several years, but we were only engaged for six weeks! It was crazy. My dress ended up being much too tight. I couldn't breath!

I LOVE your dress. I like that you went with Ivory. So glad you tried it on. :)

Alexis Kaye said...

this is great! I just got married a month ago! Hearing about weddings just makes me so happy :)