S: A Beric Wedding in the Making - July 2, 2011
1: A Beric Wedding in the Making | Betsy and Eric July 2, 2011
3: Eric Got Down on One Knee! April 11, 2010 | Betsy's favorite hole at Royal St. Patrick's is the second one. Eric proposed on the bridge! | It's the most perfect ring! Hooty was so excited to see the bling!
4: The Wedding Date: July 2, 2011 But... Where?
5: The Hilton Garden Inn-Milwaukee Park Place just built a grand ballroom, the perfect place for a Beric wedding reception! | The choice was easier than we thought! Just look at this place! The ceremony will be held at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum along Milwaukee's lakefront and the reception will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn-Milwaukee Park Place, also in Milwaukee, where Betsy's mom works. | VILLA TERRACE AND HILTON GARDEN INN BOOKED: APRIL 26, 2010
6: Time for Ideas! Betsy, Hooty, Alyssa and Clare headed to Brookfield for a Bridal Expo on June 6, 2010 | Amiee couldn't make it... Stick Amiee would have to do! | Betsy was a V.I.B. for the day: Very Important Bride
7: June 19, 2010 A Day at David's Bridal | First on the list: A Wedding Dress for Betsy! | Not all the dresses were up to our standards!
8: After trying on eight dresses... | Betsy found "the one" | And it was on sale! Hooty couldn't help herself!
9: Next up: Bridesmaid Dresses for Amiee, Alyssa and Clare | There should be a winner in here somewhere! | Maybe a stop light is the look we should be going for?! | THE DRESSES! (In the blue, of course) And it looks so great on them all!
10: ONE YEAR UNTIL THE BIG DAY! | July 2, 2010
11: AGGIES CAKES BOOKED: JULY 11, 2010 | Cake Tasting!
12: SARAH IMMEL PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKED: JUNE 13, 2010 | One of Betsy's most important details: WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | Our Engagement Photo Session: July 18, 2010 Royal St. Patrick's and downtown Green Bay
13: Sarah's photos are AMAZING! We can't wait for our photos that will be taken on our wedding day! | The exact spot where Eric proposed!
14: Introducing www.abericwedding.com
15: Save the Dates: The first piece of Betsy's wedding designs | PRINTED: OCTOBER 14, 2010 | MAILED: OCTOBER 26, 2010 | Betsy and Eric worked on the labeling together. Eric was very good at it!
16: We registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond Target and Sears Super fun!! | ALL REGISTERED: FEBRUARY 16, 2011 | We found perfect gifts for our parents and bridal party! Packages started coming in March. | Cheeto and Callie were interested in every one!
17: March 5, 2011 Ring Shopping at Diederich's | We LOVE our rings! Pam did a great job helping us find them! | Spending the day in Ripon at the jewelry store was so much fun!
18: March 19, 2011 Shower and Wedding Invitations! | Mailing out the bridal shower invitations! | It was quite the set up! Lots of elements, all important of course
19: It was a long process but we knocked them all out in about two hours...and look how great they turned out! LOVE THEM! | Postage increased in April, so we had to add another stamp...a flag, go figure!
20: May 8, 2011 (Mother's Day) First Wedding Dress Fitting
21: The original fitting appointment had to be rescheduled because David's Bridal lost/resold Betsy's bridal shoes. Good thing, because when we tried it on that weekend, IT DIDN'T ZIP ALL THE WAY!! | Betsy spent the next two weeks in the gym A LOT and two weeks later, at this fitting, THE DRESS FIT PERFECTLY!!! | The train is so long that it needed 15 ties to bustle it up! Amiee and Clare came along for the second fitting to learn how. Thankfully, it wasn't too difficult!
22: May 15, 2011 Betsy's Bridal Shower | Amiee, Alyssa and Clare did a fabulous job organizing Betsy's bridal shower at the Green Bay Botanical Garden. And they wouldn't let her help with anything!
24: Lots of games! Guess the number of tees, what's in your purse and present bingo! So many friends and family members came. A wonderful day!
25: Michelle, Hooty's coworker, gave a fun gift that had a poem with certain products listed throughout, all attached with ribbon. There were about 12 in all! A party hit! | Alyssa's job: Assemble Betsy's bow bouquet for the rehearsal. She did great!! It's so pretty!
26: Finding "the one" for everyone else! | Eric will wear the white vest and tie, the groomsmen will wear blue and the dads black. Hooty tried on many dresses before we found this one. Cindy got lucky - first dress!
27: Everyone is going to look so great!
28: Hair and Makeup Trials Betsy, Clare and Hooty went to Glow Salon & Spa May 21, 2011 | The darker eye wins!
29: Erinn will be doing Betsy's hair and Megan will be doing her makeup.
30: LET THE 30 DAY COUNT DOWN BEGIN!
31: Alyssa, a self-proclaimed Super Crafter, made Betsy a fabulous card box! | DIY Projects! | Betsy was pretty crafty too! She made the champagne flutes, serving set, vases and hotel guest bags.
32: Stressing!!! One of the more stressful situations about wedding planning involved Eric. After applying for his passport, we learned we didn't have the right birth certificate and since he was born in California, it made things very difficult. Luckily we received his birth certificate on May 31, 2011 and his passport came June 15, 2011. WEDDING AND MINI-MOON TO NIAGARA FALLS IS STILL ON!
33: June 17, 2011 Getting our Marriage License!
34: Betsy's Final Fling Before the Ring! June 18, 2011 | Captain Mitch
35: The night started with a cocktail cruise on the Foxy Lady
36: A great night: free bottle of champagne at the old Maloneys, walking the streets of Green Bay without shoes, dancing, Harry and Lloyd, "free" shots, seeing old friends. | After dinner at Fox Harbor, we all hit the bars for a night of fun! | Eric's bachelor party was the same night, but we never ended up at the same place!
37: ONE WEEK LEFT! | TIME FOR FINAL DETAILS!
38: Escort Cards | FINAL WEEK TO DO LIST | Thank You Sign | Mani & Pedi | Table Tents | Ceremony Programs | Hotel Guest Bags | And Much | More!
40: Hotel Guest Bags and Reception Pieces
41: Manicure and Pedicure at Kari's! June 30, 2011 The pampering was great!
42: "Humility..." | Ceremony Rehearsal July 1, 2011
44: Rehearsal Dinner Friday's Front Row at Miller Park
45: Surprise cake for Eric! | Tomorrow's the big day!