Posted in Aldwyn, countdown, wedding, zipping right along

Day 4 – Looking for cake, what do you think??

Heard during our shopping trip tonight:

Aldwyn: “What are you doing?”

Me: “Looking for CAKE.”

———

Me: “You’re not the boss of me!”

Aldwyn: “Not until Sunday.”

Me: *GASPS*

We have gotten much accomplished! Sixx was a dear and came and dropped us some tables & chairs, we bought the bouquets & boutonnieres, we bought the cake [which was bigger than I thought it would be!], I put out the champagne, Al bought the dance we’ll use for our first dance, and then he proceeded to yell at it because it had hovertext.

Day 4 - Looking For Cake, What Do You THINK?

All that has to be done now is…. well, not much!! The music has been sent, I have shoes, we both have rings, we have the officiant, Ulaa has her dress, I have my dress, Al has his tux… We are zipping along here!!

I really wanted to thank you guys who have been following along, supporting us, and genuinely making us feel very loved. You guys don’t realize how much it means to both of us! We hope to see some of you at our reception!! I know I haven’t had a chance to meet everyone who reads my blog in person, and it really would be nice to see some of you at the reception. 🙂 And hey, it’s not a party until the sim crashes, am I right??

Reception Invitation

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Day 5 – I Found Shoes!

Guess what??

I found SHOES!

Day 5 - I found shoes!

No, they don’t come with the socks. I just happened to be wearing socks and I’m too lazy to get undressed sometimes. But yay SHOES! They’re the flower pumps from G Field and the perfect color of blue and I love them and I almost never want to take them off because THANK GOD I FOUND SHOES.

Ooh, and!! Do you see the table back there? Sweetheart Jori Watler sent me a Greedy table!!!! Happy! I stayed up too late last night playing Greedy by myself. Playing alone is fun because I always win!!

I also got the ceremony music done and sent off to Elle and I’m almost finished reviewing the ceremony and vows and stuff so I can send back to Pam, but I need Aldwyn to take a look at it first before sending it so he’s not just blindly saying “I do” up there.

Oh, he just did and said it’s fine. Yay. One more thing off the list.

Actually…. all we have now to do is buy the flowers, cake, and set up for the reception. Woot woot!

We’re watching Ulaa build the house we’ll be using after the wedding. It’s big and beautiful and I can’t waittttt to live with my new husband!!!!

Posted in Aldwyn, countdown, wedding

Day 6 – Meeting the officiant

We finally got an officiant!!!! Aldwyn has a friend that HE was officiant for years ago, and so she happily agreed to be our officiant. AND because she’s done this before, she has taken a biiiiggggg load off of my mind! Thank you, Pamala!!!

Oh, and she let me play my first game of Greedy ever, too!

Day 6 - Meeting the Officiant

I did NOT win. But now I want a Greedy table. Why doesn’t the Marketplace have wedding registries?

So… the invites have been sent, the officiant is taking care of some things for us, and she had us set up a group for the wedding party and DJ so she can talk to us as needed. Yay! You guys don’t know HOW much this takes off my shoulders. I was so seriously stressed out about the fact that we didn’t have an officiant and now we do, so woot woot!!

Tomorrow is simply HAVE to get the mp3s ready for Elle. That is my #1 top priority. And maybe we’ll do bouquets tomorrow, too.

Gah. And I still need wedding shoes!

Posted in Aldwyn, countdown, dios mio, omg, wedding

Day 7 – Invites and Poseballs

I’ve been working hard today searching for poses and making invites.

Day 7 - Invites and Poseballs

I *think* I have found the pose I want for the inside of the invite. But of course Aldwyn has to agree to it. Whenever he is able to get on tonight, we have to do pictures. The invites HAVE to be ready to start sending out by tomorrow evening. If I can at least get the photos taken tonight, I can work on them tomorrow and put the invites together. The written part is done, I finished that earlier and showed it to Al. Well, one of them. I worded it differently in another one, so he’ll have to help me choose. Either one will work. I’m debating on making reception invites but everyone we would invite is on plurk and it would be easier to just put out an invite there. Although…that’s probably tacky. But easy! And who needs more inventory clutter, am I right?

I’m getting itchy, like I know Sunday will come and I’ll be walking down the aisle barefoot to the wrong song and there won’t be anyone to do the ceremony. Hell, I’ll even write the ceremony out and all they have to do is copy & paste!

Okay okay okay. Tonight I’ll take pictures as long as Al gets online before I go to bed. Tomorrow I’ll make them pretty and put the invites together while I’m finalizing the ceremony music list so I can get the mp3s together to send to Elle. Then tomorrow night or Tuesday, we’ll go decide on what bouquets we want. Wednesday, I’ll finish my vows. I have the rough draft written but they have to be cleaned up and all. Thursday, I’ll make sure that we have enough seats and everything is decorated exactly the way we need it. Friday… Oh shit, we need to do a rehearsal, don’t we?! Shiiiiit. LOL I didn’t even THINK about that. I know we’ve been engaged since June but this just seems like it’s coming so fast!!!

AND I STILL DON’T HAVE SHOES.

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe…

Posted in dios mio, wedding

Pre-Countdown

Quiet night for me tonight in SL, one of the last ones I’ll have for a while. I know this much.

Thinking

Tomorrow will be one week exactly until the wedding. We are so not ready. We still need an officiant, and we need invites, and I simply can’t decide on a bouquet. I have it narrowed down to three. I will probably have to drag my maid of honor over to make her stare at me with the demo bouquets until I decide on one. And you know what’s even worse?

I don’t have wedding shoes.

It’s going to be a heck of a week! So starting tomorrow, I’ll be blogging a wedding countdown every day until Sunday. If you aren’t down with wedding stuff… well, I guess we’ll see you on the 19th. LOL Or the 20th, just for good measure. :-p

I was sitting here trying to think of something that’s going on in my SLife that isn’t wedding related, but there’s really nothing. Goodnight!

Posted in Aldwyn, eeeeee, wedding

So much to dooooo!!

It’s coming down to it, y’all!! The wedding will be on September 18th at noon in a private ceremony with the public reception to follow. 🙂 I’m SO excited! But oh god, there is SO much that needs to be done!!

1. Buy the flowers [bouquets & boutonnieres mostly]
2. Buy the cake
3. Put the ceremony music together for Elle [Did I mention Elle Kirshner is DJing for us? Excited!!]
4. Get some pictures done
5. Get the flippin’ invites done!
6. Make the final guest list 7. Find a photographer
8. Find an officiant!!!

It doesn’t look like a TON of stuff to do, but we really don’t have that much more time. Not to mention we both need to write our vows and Al still needs to get his suit. [Done!] I’m getting a new skirt made for my gown because I was doing a walk down the aisle and looking at myself from all angles and the flexi that I loved while twirling around and dancing didn’t look so good while I was walking. So Kouse is working up a new one for me that is more suitable for walking. 🙂 We’re not going to bother with those poseball walks. The aisle is long enough to just walk normally.

But you know, despite all the work that is going into this, the thing I’m looking forward to the most is the AFTERWARDS. No, not the honeymoon, you pervs. The marriage part. Having him in my partner box. Setting up a home together. I haven’t shared an SL home with a guy in a long long time and the last time I did, I kinda sucked at decorating. LOL This time should be way better and honestly, living up on a platform is getting tiring.

It's a mess

Al logged in as I was writing, so we’ve been working on wedding stuff. But now I’m getting sleepy, so it’s time to call it a night.

Posted in Aldwyn, blah blah blah, opinions, that is how it goes, Ulaa, wedding

The date is set!

It’s a quiet evening for me in SL tonight, which is kind of nice. I’m just hanging out and listening to some old jazz and chilling. I needed this tonight, definitely.

Swinging

Sooooo…. we’ve got a wedding date!!!  And as soon as we set a time, I’ll reveal the date. 🙂

We’ve decided that the ceremony is going to be just for us and our close friends and the Bluebonnet residents [who are pretty much all our close friends anyway!], and then the reception will be open for everyone who wishes to come celebrate with us.  It’s not how I REALLY wanted to do it, but having stressed and cried over the guest list, wondering how we could invite people who actively hate each other to our ceremony, I just can’t do it anymore.  Aldwyn and I love so many people who very very very much do not like each other, and it seems the longer we have been planning this, the more hate comes out between people [as shown this past week on plurk!] and we’d just rather not have our day with that kind of drama.  I hope no one gets hurt over this decision, but well…it is OUR day, after all.  I really shouldn’t even have stressed out about this for even one moment, but I just wanted everyone to have a good time and share in the celebration with us without feeling like they need to teleport out immediately because so-and-so showed up, you know?  Our close friends have been wonderful and told us that no matter what, they are there for US, and no one else, so I am very grateful for that and for them. 🙂

I’m getting so very excited now that we have a date set!!!  I have been in SL for so long, and have had many good days,  but this is truly going to be the best day ever for me!

So now we have to get our invites made, buy the cake and flowers, write our vows, and find an officiant, photographer, and DJ.  There is not that much more time to get all of this done, really!  But it will get done.  The parcel is pretty much finished as far as decorating goes, and thanks to Ulaa, our reception gazebo and altar pergola are finished.  I think finding the DJ might actually be the hardest thing since I’m being all kinds of tight fisted about the ceremony music. LOL  And writing the vows might be hard for me…I tend to get long winded.  [No, really?]

I think I’m going to go to bed early.  I’m tired and no one is around to keep me up, so I can escape to bed! :-p

Posted in landscaping, Ulaa, wedding

Landscaping is work!

I’m taking a little break from landscaping. I think things are coming along nicely but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

  Taking a break

The more I do, the more I find needs to be done.  I wish SL had better terrain editing tools.  Getting things as smooth as I want is not exactly easy.  It would be nice if when I was editing one small part, the land around it wouldn’t go all crazy, too.  Maybe there is an easier way, but I sure haven’t found it.

But wow, how grateful am I for Ulaa these days??  She’s taking a lot of weight off my shoulders with the decorating parts.  She’s building not only my reception gazebo, but the pergola for the altar and the benches for the guests, too.  It’s a huge relief because I am so picky and shopping for these things would most likely drive me insane.

[4:37:42 PM] Ulaa Coronet: We need to work on wedding stuff
[4:38:01 PM] Ulaa Coronet: see like how this is my project now?
[4:38:01 PM] Alicia Chenaux: LMAO!!
[4:38:11 PM] Ulaa Coronet: just show up ok? thanks 

I will say, though, it’s times like this that I wish I had an SL dad so I could just whine and have my dad fix things for me. :-p

Back to work.

Posted in Aldwyn, Ulaa, wedding

No me gusta terraforming

Last night I started on making my parcel wedding ready. For what I have in my head, this requires a LOT of terraforming. But you know what?

 I don’t like terraforming that much.

No me gusta terraforming

Seriously, it makes me want to cry.  Or have a tantrum.

But I got the basic shape down.  It’s kind of hard to get the big picture because of the sand.  Seriously, think of most beachy sims you know of.  They’re usually fairly flat because terraforming sand pretty much sucks.  Once we go back to grass next month, it’ll be a lot easier for me to see what I’m doing.

I wish I were better at it, though.  I really wish one of the super land workers I knew was still in SL!!  I would have paid him pretty much anything to make my dream come to life, but alas. 😦  Oh well, it’ll get done.

And omg!! Y’all should see the AMAZINGGGGG gazebo Ulaa is building for the reception!!!!  I was like, “I want a gazebo with like…tons of lights.”  And she was all “I got this.”  It’s awesome!!

So I have my dress.  My hair is being styled.  The reception gazebo is almost done.  We’re pretty sure what tux Aldwyn is going to get.  Ulaa and I have to go maid of honor dress shopping.  Everything is progressing really well.  Now we just need a DJ, an officiant, and…oh yeah… TO SET THE FREAKIN’ DATE. :-p

Posted in Aldwyn, photos, Ulaa, wedding

Haaayyyy…

With all the crazy of the summer, I haven’t had a chance to just chill with Ulaa and Aldwyn the way we used to do. We used to spend hours and hours on Skype every night while we played games or ran around SL or just hung out together. But honestly, I couldn’t think of the last time we’d been all on skype together for longer than a few minutes. But since everything in our lives are settling back into a more normal routine, we had a chance tonight to hang out and chat.  We talked wedding stuff for a while, and then I made them take some pics with me.

Being us, of course they couldn’t be normal.

Haaaaaay BAYBAY. Haaaaayyyyyy….

Ooh BAYBAY

Yeahhhh…. you gotta lick it before you… Oh.

[I was also tempted to draw in some armpit hair for her.]

Classy As Tits

But then we settled down and I got a decent picture.

My Family

Love them so very much. 🙂

I think I’m going to begin the terraforming tomorrow on the sim.  We haven’t set a date yet. [I KNOW.]  But soon, we will do it soon.  Ulaa is going to possibly make my big dance floor gazebo thingy I require [because a good maid of honor comes with building skillz!] and …. yeah. 🙂  It’s 3:30am and I’ve been awake for about 20 hours so um… bedtime.