Friday, February 27, 2009


Invitations are approved and I will get a MAILED proof next week - a woo hoo!

tomorrow we are sizing for tuxes...


maybe I can find some jewelry this weekend??

Brittney *Melton*

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Can't We just get Married Already!!!

It's just been one of those weeks ya' know... where you're going nuts about everything and truly just want to be married! To be with the one that you love.

I'm feeling EXACTLY like that!

I just want it to be the weekend already. Things feel like they're moving too slow.

We are going to be getting a lot done this weekend. We're going to measure/size the men for tuxes. That should be fun! I'm also hoping to get some wedding jewelry this weekend. I'm taking Bridal Portraits April 4th and want to have the jewelry before then... but... the next few weekends are PACKED!

Feb. 28th: Guys Tuxes/Jewelry...
March 7th: 2nd Fitting, mom's friend coming in town, maybe look at more jewelry
March 14th: (first weekend of spring break. I always call it spring break, no i'm not in school, but my brother is...): I WAS going to go skiing with the family... but I've been told I can't get off of work - bummer :(
March 21st: (last weekend of spring break) have no idea... but something's probably going to pop up
March 28th/29th: SHOWER!!!

So, as you can see... not much time to get my jewelry before April 4th.

Anybody have any luck finding their jewelry... where did you look? online? did you go to a certain store and find lots of selections, or any great deals??

Can't we just get married already :)

Brittney *Melton*

Monday, February 23, 2009

3 months and apartments...


It is so crazy to see an 8 in front - meaning 89 days until THE day! It's truly coming quickly. Exactly 3 months! AHHHH I'm so ready!

D and I will live together for the first time after we marry. We would not have it ANY other way... we have never lived together. I know that's not the "norm" now-a-days, but, it's something that we believe in and God has truly blessed us with.

Well, I've been stressing on the money front... but, again, God has blessed us and we are truly thankful!

We went to look at apartments on Saturday. We set out thinking we'd spend 2 hours looking at about 4 different places. Well, we went to 1 PLACE! We decided it was definitely for us. They have a great deal going on right now (again, God blessed us as I was worrying about finances) and we are more than happy. We will lease it starting beginning of May. That way we can start moving/setting things up... D will live there until I move in after the wedding - then we will BOTH live there!

When we were looking it just kept getting more and more surreal - like, this is SERIOUSLY happening... it is almost here!

Brittney *Melton*

Friday, February 20, 2009

Love Ya' Award

Thanks to Caroline @ "A Lady and An Officer" for give me the Love Ya' Award :)

Here are the accompanying rules:
“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

Brittney *Melton*

Thursday, February 19, 2009

on the DJ front

✓ CHECK!!!!!!

Brittney *Melton*

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dress Fittings & Showers!

Why haven't I blogged about this. This should have been the first thing I talked about this week! I don't know where my head was. So, here we go...

I had my very FIRST dress fitting on V-Day. I was so excited to go... but it soon faded when I realized how much alterations are!!! gees! I was also told I needed to wear a bustier... which I wasn't planning on. Now, I had to buy yet something else... oh well... I know it's going to fit like a glove!

The excitement also faded because I am self-conscious in one area of my body. It's nothing I can really change... it is the way I am... uh ummm - you know - the girls :) I was just really blessed and I dont really like it. But, hey God made me this way and I shouldn't complain. But, regardless, I'm self-conscious and kept thinking that it showed to much and I didn't like it. So, I was a little frustated about that.

I hope that when I go next (March 7) that I will feel a lot better about it all! I love my dress - don't get me wrong... just wish my body worked the way I wanted it to (up there) :)

Ok - enough of that nonsense.

Our church has planned us a shower - my very FIRST shower - for March 29th! I CANNOT WAIT!

We're meeting with a possible DJ tomorrow - I really hope it works out.

In 3 weekends I think (the same weekend I do my next fitting) we're going to have the men measure for tuxes - that's exciting! we'll probably also do a tasting soon and block rooms for OOT guests.

I'm also working on invitation wording for our invitations and should get those MARCH 10th - it is coming ladies!!! AHHH!

So, here's where I'm at:
- Feb. 18: send invitation wording
- Feb 19: DJ meeting
- March 7: fitting
- March 7: tuxes
- March 7/8: tasting
- March 7/8: block OOT guest rooms at hotel
- March 10: receive invitations!
- March 29: Shower
- April 4: Bridal Portraits!!!!

I need to look for a "going-away" dress while I'm at it :)

I'll leave you with this:

Brittney *Melton*

Monday, February 16, 2009

Kids and their imagination :)

Brittney *Melton*

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love when I see 5-23-09

Am I just weird??

I have to say that I just LOVE anytime I see 5/23/09 written/typed anything!

I JUST saw an AT&T commercial talking about cable/internet/phone bundle deal that ends on...... 5/23/09.

You know how you get a sticker on the upper left corner of your windshield when you get your oil changed... to tell you when to change it next? Well... my mom and dad's oil change is due for...... you got it 5/23/09. I know they won't change it that day... they kind of have to be somewhere :)

I saw a bag of chips that said... "must use before 5/10/09"... and I turn to D and say... we'll be married a couple weeks after these chips are old - hahaha! I know... I guess I am weird!

Also, I've seen products that say "must use before 6/9/09"... and I think - I'll be married for a little over 2 weeks when this goes bad!! hahaha!

I think I answer my question - that I AM weird!

Thanks for reading my ramblings!

Brittney *Melton*

"M" - The Letter Game

I was tagged by Mojito Maven to continue this little chain game on :) I recieved the letter M.

If you want to play, leave a comment on this post letting me know, and I'll assign you a letter. You post ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.

1. Melton (specifically the one I marry - obviously!) haha - love this pic!

courtesy crosswhite photography

2. Marriage (I CANNOT WAIT!)

courtesy becker

3. May (not only the month I marry - but the month itself holds lots of meanings... started dating D in May, engaged last May, married this May)

courtesy google

4. Meals (FOOD)

courtesy google

5. MACs

courtesy apple

6. Maui (although I haven't been - it is on the top of my list!)

courtesy flickr

7. Music - all kinds!

courtesy google

8. Movies

courtesy google

9. Mail (I love getting emails from friends... and handwritten letters are so special to me)

courtesy flickr

10. Midnight (the moon - the stars... I love looking at stars)

courtesy flickr

Brittney *Melton*

Thursday, February 12, 2009


This is my 100th post!!!

But - more IMPORTANTLY...

We have 100 DAYS until we are married!!!

altered by me - courtesy flickr

Funny how that works out... 100 - 100

AHHHHH! :):):)

Brittney *Melton*

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Registries and Showers

We had to revisit our registry and edit it a little bit lately. We didn't know where we'd be come the beginning of '09 back in August. Didn't know where D would be on the job front... and we didn't want to register during the holidays (headache!) So, we did it all in August and a lot of our stuff is being discontinued - sad day.

So, we went and took care of that this past weekend... I'm still a little unsure about some of our picks. So, I may change it up later.

But, I can't change it much, much later... because I've been picking out days for our church to throw us a SHOWER! My very FIRST shower! I am beyond excited... sounds like it'll be towards the middle or end of next month (March) or early April.. I'm so pumped!

We've started the decisions on a DJ lately - so that's exciting!

We are also about to put a deposit down on the invitations... when those come in, I'm definitely posting a pic for you to see :)

The days are dwindling!!! :)

Brittney *Melton*

Monday, February 9, 2009


How precious is this little flower girl...
probably dreaming of what her wedding will be like.

but, this ring bearer... well, it's self-explanatory...

images courtesy of becker

Brittney *Melton*

Saturday, February 7, 2009

another AWESOME giveaway

I have found another awesome giveaway that I'm going to tell you about.

The Polka Dotted Owl is giving away some AMAZING prizes... go check it out. Truly amazing...

And they all come in 1 of 4 amazingly cute bags... this one is my fav!

can you see why?

Brittney *Melton*

Friday, February 6, 2009

ANOTHER giveaway!

that's right ladies... I was able to win another giveaway!!!

Remember this post?

I was announced the winner today and get to receive this adorable stationary kit!! HOORAY!

Brittney *Melton*

much more accomplished...

Well... my post from yesterday was a lot! I'm glad... but today - I have even more! :)

I called my hair salon and scheduled to get some subtle highlights in next month. I'm getting them to look all fresh for my bridal portraits on April 4th!! It truly is almost here!

I still don't know how I want my hair done... so you might have to help me out there. But, I just really want it to be elegant and simple.

I am going to sit with my hair stylist (when I go in a few weeks) and discuss options on my hair and set up a time to get my hair done on April 4th - EXCITING!

I also called a lady who I was referred to by my bridal salon to have alterations done. We're set to go for alterations on February 16th - I CANNOT wait until that dress fits me like a glove. It's a little loose on me and I can't wait to see what it really looks like... fitted... on ME!!! I've had the sample dress on and then this, but I haven't gotten the full effect because it hasn't fit me *yet*.

We're about to send in a payment for our invitations and get that all set.

Things are really coming together. The only big thing we have left are the guys tuxes. And thanks to Elin for pointing out that we need to do that soon :) Hopefully in the next few weeks :)

May 23, 2009 - Here we come!!!

Brittney *Melton*

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Girls, I can breathe a sigh of relief because I feel accomplished!

I had a break down the other day - really my first - I haven't been worried about anything... but, this guest list just made it all come down.

Guest list is pretty much done. We're ordering our invitations within the next few weeks! OMGoodness! We are about 3 1/2 months away and I cannot believe it! At the beginning I just prayed that it would get here soon... I thought it would take forever and it's already FEBRUARY!!!

I just ordered our guest book from a wonderful designer Jenni Bick  - check out some of her stuff! I'm excited!! Here's a little picture of what it will look like :) - with an M of course

image courtesy

I also ordered our cake topper :) (but not this script - we used Brock Script)

image courtesy

We've nailed down a starting time for the Rehearsal (and the dinner) and also a starting time for our WEDDING!

We need to block rooms at a local hotel. How does that work?

The next big item is the guys tuxes. When do you do that? I was thinking end of this month maybe in March? Is that too late/early?

The girls dresses came in a few weeks ago :) YAY! My mom's dress came in this week. And, so did the flower girls dress :)

My Mema (grandmother) is going to possibly make the ring bearer's pillow.

We still need to book our wedding night hotel and pay off our honeymoon and photography. Which I will possibly do mid-February or end of February :)

Things are COMING TOGETHER!!! ahhh!

Taking my Bridal portraits on April 4th... but I won't show you pictures until AFTER the wedding :)

Still don't know about a DJ... I would like one, but, I might not get one :(

I'm making song lists of music we like and maybe ones we might dance to for our special dances.

Next we need to make a list of people that are coming to the rehearsal dinner.

I was stressed... but now I feel ACCOMPLISHED!

Brittney *Melton*

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hanky Pankys

I have never owned a pair of these... but I have heard a lot about them. I've heard they are super comfy and VERY cute!

Blue-eyed Bride is giving away a pair to a lucky girl :) Go visit her site and leave a comment to enter.

Here they are:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Flippin Out for Southern Weddings Contest

Thanks to Southern Weddings Magazine:

It'd be so AWESOME if you all could go vote for me to win. It's not a very great picture... but hey, I just got out of the shower!

Go vote for #30 here. (I'm all the way at the bottom...)

You can only vote once, the top 5 will get some fabulous prizes like; Flip, iTunes cards and more special prizes.

Wouldn't one of these be really fun to take on a honeymoon. Very compact and light! :)
Thanks Everyone!!!! :)