Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What's with garters??

Whenever I've gone to a wedding, my least favorite part was the garter toss; the groom slowly, provacatively making his way up under his bride's dress in front of all the guests, taking a portion of her private under garments, and then throwing it to a rowdy group of single guys! It always seemed sooo inappropiate to me. So when I found myself searching for a garter, I had not clue as to why this was expected of me as a bride. I did not want Isaac partially undressing me in front of my friends and family ... maybe I'm being dramatic, but it's the principle of the matter. So this got me thinking ... Where did this tradition come from??
After some, by no means deep, research, I came across the answers I was looking for and history, to my surprise, is even more horrifying than I thought!! Now, there are many renditions and I have no clue which ones are correct but they are all frightening. Apparentely friends, family and guests used to escort the bride and groom to their marriage bed (sooo creepy!!) and the single guys made a game out of tossing the bride's garter at the groom's nose. It was beleived that whoever landed it on his nose would be the next to get married. Then it was thought to be good luck to be the guy to removed the garter from the bride's leg, but over the years the men became more and more enthusiastic to help the bride out of her wedding clothes (alot of times ripping her dress to shreds!!) that she would get trampled and eventually the garter was thrown at the mob of crazy guys as a distraction to keep them from pummeling the poor girl!! (you can read more about it at www.eyecatchingcreations.com/garterhistory.htm)

After I read this, I realized I looked like this for about a whole minute until I finally recovered...

If I was a bride back in the Dark Ages, I would have been terrified!!! It made me realize that maybe the 21st century version of this tradition is not as awful as I thought it was ... because apparently it could be a whole lot worse!! PS. I got my garter for $6 at Davids Bridal marked down from $24. Ahhh I love a good deal.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Meet the little nuggets!

It's official!! We are blessed and honored to announce that our ring bearer and flower girl are little buddy Will and cute baby Mckenna!

Mckenna is the 14 month old baby girl of my friend and Isaac's cousin Amber (Strong) Borst and her husband Philip Borst. She's adorable and the apple of the Strong's eye! She will make the perfect little flower girl!

Look at that cute little smile.
Special thanks to this little cutie's uncle Ryan Strong and Amber for the pictures!
Little Will is the adorbale, just turned 3 year old of my cousin Heidi and her husband Jarod. Lucky for us he lives right around the corner from us Huber girls, so we have had the joy of babysitting him ever since he was a little babe. There couldn't have been a more perfect choice for a ring bearer.
Little stud in his cardigan!

Another special thanks to Tami, Heidi, and Rebecca for allowing me to steal all your pictures! I hope you don't mind!
A shout out to the other little love bugs in our lives: Joshua, Darcy, Aria, and baby Garrison! They are as sweet as they are adorable. We love you guys!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Apparently this wedding planning stuff has been pretty simple for me and Isaac because we had a few places we had in mind ahead of time. Like for instance, our cake. Now normally a person would go to several bakeries and taste test before deciding which place had the best prices AND the best tasting cake... here in town that place would be Janet's Bakery. Yep. If you're from here you're already saying to yourself, "Ooooh yeah that place has thee BEST cake!" And it's true, they do, and they also have the best prices. Which is probably why I find Isaac chowing down on a few of their mini cakes at least once every other week. Did I mention Janet's Bakery is conveniently located next to the Corporate Headquarters of State Farm ... where Isaac works?

Anyways, rather than taste testing, all I had to do was walk right in and say, "Excuse me... I would like to put down a wedding cake deposit for May 7th, 2011. Cool thanks." And out I walked......um haha .......with a couple mini sample cakes in hand. PS. did you know that if you put down a deposit for a wedding cake, you get all the mini cake samples you want FOR FREE!!!
... and there goes my diet. I'm going to leave you with a few of my favorite wedding cake designs. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Picture frames ......................check
Favor bags ............................check
Stickers for favor bags ..........check
Popcorn bags ........................check
Guest book ...........................check
Chalkboards .........................check
Deposit for wedding cake ...check check check

Just getting some things done around here on this beautiful sunny day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

11 months!

I can't believe that 11 months from today I will be married to my beautiful lady and on my way to some exotic island with her!

I love you tain (Whitney)!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Each time I check our blog I immediately feel sadden due to the dreary color scheme. Then I realized, "If I'm feeling this, then surely everyone else who visits is too." Considering this situation, I decided to make a swift and long overdue decision to give our blog a little bit of a facelift. So now I am happy and believe the new cheery color scheme fits in with our attitude of excitement for our wedding, and fits in well with our wedding colors.

So I hope our blog no longer has a negative affect on your moods, as it did mine, and I hope you now have a HAPPY day!