Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Favor Box Contest

I think our wedding favors are taken care of now! One of the wedding blogs that I read www.stylemepretty.com (which is awesome, you should check it out), features amazing wedding vendors and occasionally gives away products from those vendors. Last week they featured Dooby Design Group, a custom design company based in Michigan. The company decided to give away 100 of their custom favor boxes to readers of this blog. I figured I would put the UGA journalism skills to work, so I wrote up a quick anecdote about what Cary and I plan to giveaway as favors at our wedding. Then the company owner picked a winner from about 90 other entries.
Here's what I wrote:

I love all of your color combinations, and the weddings on your blog were just gorgeous! I couldn’t find my exact color combo, navy blue and fuchsia with bright green accents, but I know you could easily pull these off. My fiance and I want to give away spiced pecans. As a little girl, I can remember picking up and shelling pecans from my Grandfather’s yard. When I met my fiance, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that he loved spiced pecans, a favorite of my family, too!! I’ve made spiced pecans for him on several occasions, and I always make them around Christmas time. We would love to share this family favorite with our wedding guests, and what a beautiful way to do so with Dooby Design Group’s favor boxes.

Well, one week later, I got an email announcing that I won the contest!! Pretty cool, huh? First our engagment pictures, now our favors. Too bad my wedding dress wasn't a contest prize! Anyway, the favors will be similar to this:

(but not pink or black) I can't wait to get them!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

310 Days to Go...

...but who's counting? Me! I'm still getting little things done for the wedding, all the while trying to not let it distract me from school. Cary and I are also counting down the days until class is over (for good), and we go out to clinic. But we have a lot of projects, presentations, and tests standing in our way. We also still have a couple of friend's weddings to go to this summer, with one this weekend. But that will be a wonderful break from all of this studying and school work.

I also realized today that I need to look into the process of changing my name as well as insuring that my PT license will say Dr. Kelly West!

Monday, July 6, 2009


We have decided where to go for our honeymoon. Kelly let me do all of the planning and although not all the plans are completed, we've at least picked out a location. We will head to Atlanta after the reception and then fly out to St. Lucia the following morning. Delta changed their SkyMiles Award Structure to utilize a low, medium, and high level system for booking award tickets. Tickets can only be booked 331 days in advance and so from June 26 until July 6, I checked the website daily as to what level the flight to St. Lucia was. I have been waiting on the level of the award ticket to go to "low" and on Monday, although Coach remained at "High," First Class was at "Low." An easy choice...fly first class for a better price than coach or wait? Kelly has never flown first class and although I have once, it was many years ago and for a much shorter flight.
Even though we don't have the rest of the honeymoon details just yet, we're looking at one of the three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia. Two of our classmates and my best man all spent their honeymoon with Sandals and spoke wonders about it. Feel free to comment and add suggestions.
And if you are wondering...no, the entire wedding isn't free or purchased through rewards. We did get the engagement pictures and flights for free (still requiring considerable effort to accumulate the miles and pay a couple government fees), but I think my wedding frugality has run out.
Sorry if you read both our blog and my cousin's, but below is a picture of our flower girl and ring bearer, Julia and Weston, from a family Fourth of July cookout.