Know Your BAB Bride-to-Be – blacksred (4.14.10)

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This week we have a Know Your BAB Bride-to-Be.  It is blacksred and she is sharing tons with us about her wedding planning.  YAY!  So without further ado, let's see what she has to say.

(Photo courtesy of the Picture People Studio)


Paula:  When is your wedding day?

blacksred:  Our Private Ceremony is on 10-10-10 in St. Thomas.   Our at home reception will be on 10-24-10.

Paula:  What are your colors and theme of your wedding? 

blacksred:  The wedding in St. Thomas will have vibrant colors reflecting the tropical atmosphere (aqua, pink and orange).   Our at home reception colors will be black and white damask with pops of red.

Paula:  What most do you hope to get from BAB during your planning

blacksred:  Ideas, excitement, and community;   all of which I have gotten. 

Paula:  After you said “Yes” to the proposal, what was the first thing that popped into your head about your big day?

blacksred:  We wanted it to be the BEST party anyone had ever been to.


Paula:  How did your FH propose?

blacksred:  Absolutely perfectly!  On the beach in the place we took our first road trip to.


Paula:  How many are in your wedding party?

blacksred: None.  We are getting married just the two of us in St. Thomas.


Paula:  How far are you in the planning process?

blacksred:  About 85% done.  Only really small stuff remains.


Paula:  What has been the easiest part of your planning so far?

blacksred:  Keeping a united front against family and friends ideas and suggestions.

Paula:  What has been the hardest part of your planning so far?

blacksred:   Picking an island and picking a reception spot.

Paula:  Are you using a planner and/or DOC?

blacksred:  I have both. I have an island wedding planner for St. Thomas and a DOC for our at home reception.

Paula:  What is the funniest thing to happen to you so far in your planning?

blacksred:  Everyone laughing at us because even when they talk to us separately we say the exact same things.



Paula:  Have you found "The One" yet?

blacksred:  YES!

Paula:  If you have found “The One”, how did you know this was your dress?

blacksred:  It looks good on me.  It was exactly what I pictured myself getting married in on the beach.



Paula:  What is your look for your wedding day?

blacksred:  Simple and Elegant.



Paula:  How did you meet your FH?

blacksred:  At work.  He was a summer temp employee and I trained him in the department I was working in.

Paula:  Have you chosen a honeymoon location? If so, where?

blacksred:  We are getting married in St. Thomas and will be there for 2 weeks.   We will island hop the remainder of the USVI and also visit the British Virgin Islands during that time.


Paula:  Is there any special meaning behind your wedding date?

blacksred:  Our first kiss was in October and we officially started dating in October.   We realized how much we were meant to be together in October.

Paula:  What are you planning to splurge on for your wedding?

blacksred:  Our honeymoon and photography.

Paula:  Are you and your FH paying for your wedding alone or are you getting help from the parents?  If so, did the parents give you a budget?

blacksred:  We are paying for the wedding ourselves.



Paula:  How long will you have been planning when your wedding date arrives?

blacksred:  About eighteen months.   We knew we were paying for this event ourselves so we started by planning what our vision was and then started doing price comparisons.


Paula:  Is there any part of the planning process you wish you could avoid?

blacksred:  The guest list for our at home reception.



Paula:  Will you be doing a lot of DIY projects for your wedding?  If so, what are they?

blacksred:  There are no DIY projects planned.


Paula:  Are you sticking to your budget?

blacksred:  Yes.   I have impressed myself!!

This week's wedding inspiration pictures:  Beach Wedding Setups

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Well that's all for this week.  Until the next time…Keep It Beautiful BABs!


~Your Know Your Bride Blogger ;)


Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Posted by Paula   @   14 April 2010 6 comments

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Apr 14, 2010
8:38 AM
#1 Fee :

I can’t wait!!!!!

Apr 14, 2010
11:08 AM
#2 soon2bmrsw :

Can't wait to see the pictures!  I'm sure it will be gorgeous!
PS: 10-24 is an AWESOME date!

Apr 14, 2010
6:20 PM
#3 impotenta :

i love paula :)

Apr 14, 2010
8:13 PM
#4 Paula :

Thank you.  :)

Apr 16, 2010
10:31 AM


May 19, 2010
12:56 AM

hhmm…I can't wait to see the pictures on your wedding..Best wishes to you and to your family…Please update us after you wedding…Thanks!

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