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Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday Monday

Still working on Son's layout so I am posting my daughter's "The Dress" layout.

First of all let me tell you about the design. Sherri Tozzi is a director with Close To My Heart and my upline's upline. Sherri is truly a gifted artist who designs the neatest layouts and other creative things. Sherri designed this layout for a Stamp Camp, that is where ladies who are in her downline get together and put together her creations. I have been to about 4 of her stamp camps now and look forward to them with great anticipation. Besides it gives me an opportunity to visit with my sister, Christine, in Orlando. At stamp camp we put together this layout and the rules were put your photos on it, take pictures of the completed project and post on our website. If 5 or more ladies do this Sherri will have a drawing for a free stamp camp. The contest ends on Saturday and three ladies have posted their layouts so far.

My two-page layout is about my daughter, Ashley's, search for THE dress for her wedding. The wedding was November 30, 2008 and the layout is about my favorite times in 2008. We tried a few shops here in Jax, but no luck so we went to Boca Raton. Ash had found some dresses she wanted to try on so we packed our bags for a road trip. Fortunately one of my 5 sisters lives in Delray Beach so we had a place to stay. We went in to Boca Bridal, a shop on Federal Highway and had a wonderful morning. Ash had a list of dresses she wanted to try on. Mind you, Ash is a size ZERO minus and is 5'7". Nothing like her mother who is 5'2". Maggie at Boca Bridal was very helpful. The owner really enjoyed seeing Ashley trying on his dresses and kept bringing dresses to her and asking her to try them on so he could see what they looked like.

We took lots of photos and then headed to Town Center in Boca to Saks Fifth Avenue. We saw a few dresses there, but nothing said, "I'm the one".

We came home and waited for Alfred Angelos to open in town and got THE dress. Size zero and then taken in. The dress has a beautiful snowflake in pearls, crystals and silver thread which had to be removed and replaced for the alterations. I am in awe of the seamstress's ability. She did a fantastic job.

The bride was beautiful as you can see. We had a lot of fun shopping and taking photos, then getting hair and make up done on THE day. Finally, the wedding. The only thing traditional about the wedding was the dress. Ash & Alan didn't want fussy and stuffy, they wanted a party for friends and family. They are both big movie buffs so there were alot of references to movies throughout. Ash's engagement ring is a wide gold band with a Superman emblem engraved in it. Their wedding rings are inscribed "Density" from the movie Back to the Future. The cake topper was the Question from the latest Batman movie and Supergirl. The bridesmaids entered to the Star Wars theme. Charlie, Ash & I entered to the theme from The Princess Bride.

A man I used to work for also likes the movie The Princess Bride and was willing to do the wedding scene from the movie. People were in hysterics he did such a great job.

Thebrass band also goes to university that Ash and Alan attend and being friends, the evening of music was their gift.

My sisters gift was to cater the wedding and did a fantastic job. Alan's parents provided the linens, arch, and other decorations.

All in all it was great and here is the beginning of Ash & Alan's photo album.

Again, thanks for tuning in. Until next time.


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