Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Exciting News!

Hello friends! I have been M.I.A as of late and have put the closet on hold. I have a good reason though! I am ENGAGED!
 Isn't my ring beautiful!? I am in love! He definitely did good! hahahah

Mike popped the question on the weekend and I was completely shocked. I wasn't expecting it at all!! We have decided on a fall 2011 wedding and are so excited!! So, there might be some wedding inspiration posts, maybe a few wedding d.i.y projects...and if any of you have great sites I should check out post the link in a comment! (or any great tips I should know)

I am one of those girlie girls who have dreamed of their weddings for as long as I can remember. I am not crazy though. I think the cost of weddings can be ridiculous! (I am thrifty, remember?!) I don't want a crazy expensive wedding (I would rather save money for a down payment on a house) But I know you can still have a beautiful wedding and not spend a ton. (That is my plan anyway!!)

I haven't stopped smiling since he asked me.


  1. Awww, your ring is beautiful! Congratulations!

  2. YAY!!! Congratulations!!! You should check out projectwedding.com -- I LOVE that site!! I'm on there and was really active during the course of wedding planning. The girls there are SO supportive and positive. AND there are lots of girls on a budget -- I had my wedding for $5k
    Here is my PW site:
    I DIY-ed the CRAP out of my wedding =) it saved us TONS of money =)
    Happy Planning and Congratulations again!!

  3. that is so gorgeous!

    DIY weddings are always the most beautiful and special.


  4. Congratulations, from the proud Maid of Honour.
    I love you!
    I can't wait to work on all of your projects together!

  5. WOOOHOOO! That is so exciting! The ring is gorgeous, your man has good taste. :)

  6. Awww yay! Congratulations! Your ring is so pretty!

    Theknot.com is a super helpful sight, I especially love their wedding dress shopping search. They have a section dedicated to DIY too!

  7. Congratulations! I am getting married this fall, Fall weddings are soo fun!! how exciting and your ring is perfect!

  8. Congratulations!!! I'm so very happy for you and yes he did do a good job with the ring, it's beautiful!

  9. BIG Congrats to you!! Wedding planning is SO fun, but can be overwhelming! Remember to breathe deep and think of things in the long term :) So happy for you! Your ring is absolutely STUNNING!

  10. Aww! I'm so happy for you! that ring is beautiful!

    your wedding will be amazing...mine was small and diy...so i know it's possible!

    have fun planning!

  11. Congratulations! I love to hear that we are going to follow a thrifty bride, you have your priorities right! What fun we are all going to have.


  12. Congrats, Ashley! :)

  13. congratulations! I wish you two the best! <3

  14. congratulations Ashley!

    are you going to haunt thrift stores for a dress to remake or sew one yourself?

  15. Just stumbled upon your blog! Love it! I'm not even married, but I LOVE apracticalwedding.com. All about making a wedding personal, meaningful, and reasonable cost-wise. Fun DIY and DIT ideas!