Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ain't No Shower Like a Warbler Shower

My fabulous wedding shower was on Saturday and I am still amazed at how awesome it turned out. MOH J5, MIL Warbler and bridesmaids Tata and E all worked their butts off to make everything perfect.  As a control freak, I was dying to know what the plan was the moment I got my invite. It turned out to be better than I imagined, I couldn't have asked for better friends!

When I arrived at MOH J5's house, it was pretty emotional seeing everyone. Some people I hadn't seen in a while and some people had traveled miles to be there for me. After giving everyone a hug, I stopped to look at all the personal touches from the gorgeous centerpieces to the champagne glasses that had our initials and wedding date etched on them. There were also platters of fruits, vegetables, cookies and Bridesmaid E cooked up the most delicious waffles ever!

Photo by Bridesmaid Tata

Photo by Bridesmaid Tata

That "goodie" bag made me nervous

My sister, BM Gemini, told me a few days before she wouldn't be able to make it because she was feeling sick. I was pretty bummed which I guess she sense because she busted a mission and drove all the way from Las Vegas the night before to be there. It really meant a lot to me to have everyone care that much to be there. I know on the outside wedding showers are supposed to be about showering the bride in gifts, but I just wanted to relax with the people who love me. This photo of my sister-bridesmaids and my cousins is more special than any gift.

I just want to say I wore that tiara the whole day. Even driving home.

After a few drinks, we dived right into the games. First up we played the toilet paper wedding dress game. I usually hate this game because I always lose. But this time I got to judge and I became drunk with power. Or cocktails. 

We also played the "who am I?" game using famous wives. It took me two rounds to guess that I was Victoria Beckham. It only took Officiant Laura two guesses to figure out she was Beyonce. Her questions were: "Am I a singer?' and "Is my husband hot?" When we all answered in strong unison "NO!" to the last one she yelled out "Beyonce!" Funniest. Shit. Ever.

Photo by Bridesmaid Tata

MOH J5, aka Jennifer Garner!
Photo by Bridesmaid Tata 

Photo by Bridesmaid Tata 

Photo by Bridesmaid Tata

MIL Warbler and Mama Warbler
Photo by Bridesmaid Tata

After the games, it was time to open the presents. Some were very tame. 

 Photo by Bridesmaid Tata

And some were not!

 Photo by Bridesmaid Tata

I think after the above photo, they got scared and stopped taking photos because I don't have any more after this! That one was cleverly hidden in a Barnes and Noble bag. Way to throw me off guard Warbler guests! One of the most amazing gifts I received was from MOH J5 who almost made me cry. I say almost, because I'm made of stone. No tear ducts here! His gift consisted of a giant storage container filled with tissue paper and ribbons. I'm used to getting these kind of gifts from him, usually getting to the bottom of a box to find a handwritten note and once fifty cents. This time he surprised the hell out of me with this:

He bought my flight to Vegas for my bachelorette party next month! I was considering calling the whole thing off a few weeks ago because I was worried about the cost of the trip. He squashed that idea real quick by ensuring that I go! I cannot stress enough how amazing all of my friends are. Thanks again buddy! Vegas better get ready!

How was your wedding shower? Did you have any unexpected surprises?

Photos are personal unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2 Legit 2 Quit

Hive! Time is flying away from me. Two months to go! I've never been more excited for anything in my whole life (besides actually getting engaged)! I'm also nervous and trying really hard not to stress eat. Trying and failing.

We have officially rounded the corner to the aisle with our last big wedding purchase. Wedding rings! Glorious bands of monogamy. From the beginning of this whole wedding planning dealio, Mr. Warbs and I have been divided on the subject of rings. I always thought we would get matching bands with matching engravings, because that's what my parents did. But, Mr. Warbs was set on having a tungsten ring. I know, how trendy right?

Even though they do make tungsten rings for women, I didn't like the idea at all. They were a little to heavy for my taste so we abandoned the matching bands idea pretty quick. So instead I opted for the matching band to my engagement ring and we got Mr. Warbs' ring from Daniel's Jewelers. On sale  no less.

I was slightly heartbroken when the sales lady told us they couldn't engrave a tungsten ring. Because tungsten is apparently the John McClane of metals, it's indestructible. Phew, I finally squeezed a Die Hard reference in here! Here are our non-matchy rings:

Personal photos

So,we're not having matching rings or even matching engravings. This really made me feel sad, mostly because I was all jazzed up over how hilarious it would be to have "2 legit 2 quit" engraved on our bands. 50 points if you know where that's from! Hint: think TV show, not early '90s rapper. Mr. Warbs tried to convince me to at least get my ring engraved, but I didn't see the point anymore if we couldn't both have it done. Even though I was a little bummed, at that point I was just happy to be getting rings. I was all smiles when we modeled our rings for each other. I have to admit, the tungsten ring looks great on him! And of course, I love my sweet little band.

Did you get your wedding bands engraved?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Most Epic RSVP There Ever Was

At this point in the wedding planning process, most people are wrangling in their RSVPs. But an amazing thing has happened to us, nearly all of our guests have mailed their RSVPs in! And we're still a week away from our "respond by" date. Not too shabby, Warbler guests.

By far, our favorite response came from Man of Honor J5. Along with his RSVP card, he sent in a hilarious letter written in Old English which declared his intent to attend the wedding. He stained the letter in coffee and burned the edges to give it an ancient look. Proof, that you can put to use what you learned in elementary school.

Mr. Warbs and I spent a good fifteen minutes reading, laughing and rereading the letter. I seriously had uncontrollable cry-laughter at the pure randomness of it. I knew he was planning on doing something crazy, but I was not expecting all that. Most people don't get our humor, so I understand if you don't find it funny Hive. Don't worry, I won't hold it against you.

An excerpt reads: "I do beseech thee to save on my behalf the following: the largest of breasts of the smallest of poultries, the mignonest filet of the magnitudinous calf and the searest of salmons of the saltiest of fresh water oceans. With due regard, if time and intestinal space permit, I do also request the most formidable slice of baked artistries and velvety reds."

I enjoyed opening every single one of our RSVPs, but the fact that MOH J5 put the extra time and effort into his was freaking awesome. I have the best MOH ever. Seriously. He will beat yours in any food contest, GUARANTEED.

 All photos are personal

The second part of the letter was a list of his "humble requests". I leave you with a few of my favorites:

-Seventy three scented post-it-notes

-Ninety-six unsharpenable pencils

-A partridge in a fig tree

-A silk scarf imported from the northern tip of South Korea