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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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Posts Tagged “wedding”

The Four Week Wedding

I know you’re all dying to here the scoop about my wedding.

It’s going to get philosophical for a moment, then it’s going to come right back around to cake and dresses and flowers. I promise.

I did plan on having a big wedding with 200 guests. Giant church, giant reception hall. Cocktail hour and sushi with performances by circus poodles. My parents would have to take out a loan to pay for the elephant that I will ride down the aisle upon. Seriously, though, there are all of these expectations people have for weddings. There have to be favors and a million meal courses and if there isn’t cake, then you get arrested.

Frankly, it’s all too much planning for me. I don’t care about centerpieces and what color the table cloths are. I just want a new last name. ;)

I decided in May that I wanted to “elope,” in a way, so I called Curtis to see what he thought about getting married in June-ish. He took that well. His parents agreed, and then mine did as well, and that’s how the four week wedding began.

My dress was off the rack and on sale at David’s Bridal. I bought straps to attach (which Curtis’s mother did), and my bridesmaids and I made the veil. My aunt and uncle graciously agreed to host the wedding at their lovely house in Cleves, Ohio, and my uncle finished up his license so he could officiate.

Curtis wore his tux from prom. Which he bought at a thrift store. I bet you never would have known!

The rest of the wedding planning was phone calls and crafts. It’s surprising how open certain businesses are when you say you have a wedding, even if it’s only four weeks away. Businesses love to charge people for weddings. ;) But anyway, we got the catering and chair/table rentals in order, as well as the guest list. I regret not making really adorable invitations to mail to people, but we didn’t have time. So we did evites, and everything worked out!

My maid of honor and I did the centerpieces. I bought bird cages at Target (because I like birds) and we had to go to Walmart at midnight to buy black spray paint about two days before the wedding. It was one of those kinds of projects.

I think, overall, the best thing about having a wedding is that friends and family are more willing than I could ever imagine to help with just about everything. It’s easy to get caught up in the swath of tasks that have to happen and really freak out–but the day of the wedding, even with a 70% chance of severe thunderstorms, everything was perfect. :)

The Return of the Blog

So so so excited to be back!! HI INTERNET.

Well, I better fill everybody in on my life, since I had a few changes since we last saw each other.

First of all, the Hot Box in Fishers won’t deliver to my apartment. In Fishers. What a racket.

Oh, also, I got married. :)

Running down the aisle to "Born to Run."

We’ll discuss that more later!

Curtis and I moved to Fishers in June! So I’ve been in Indy all summer. I wanted to see the sites more, but I really only managed to see the insides of about 5 Marsh pharmacies. So it goes.

We have a lovely lakeview at our apartment! More about THAT later too!

Let’s just be real here: this blog post is just the table of contents for multiple future blog posts.

Today is Friday, which means I just completed my first week of school (if you can even call it that, considering we just started Wednesday)! I hope new readers and old have had a good week. I’m having trouble realizing it’s Friday, though–I’ve been working a lot of weekends, and I’ll actually be coming down to campus Saturday night for the New Student Bonfire! It should be a good time down on the intramural fields, eating free food and playing glow in the dark games. I’m bringing Curtis. He’s pretty entertaining!

Red Cup Culture just finished its last presentations last night. I hope everyone who saw a presentation enjoyed it!! Let me know what you think via email or comments!

Goodness, so much to talk about. Maybe I should quit while I’m ahead!

A laundry list about my wedding.

I want to talk about my wedding! Here’s a list of what I have and what I want!

I have:

A date: October 19, 2013

A groom (Curtis)

A bridal party


A guest list

DJ Siegfried (the iPod)

I want:

A dress with a top similar to this one. And lace. Lots of lace.


Venue: The French House

H. J. Benken Florist

THIS CAKE. haha, not really.

No but for real, I want the 501st at my reception. ;)

It’s really fun to plan wedding things! Unfortunately, it’s super far away. But with good reason. First of all, I graduate in 2013, and I think it will be much less stressful to plan when I’m not in school (and: bigger budget!). Also, when I busted out the calendar to look at October dates in 2013, I noticed the 19th is on a Saturday! And October 19, 2006 was when Curtis and I started dating. Ohhhh barf!

It’s a little frustrating that I can’t do much right now in terms of planning, but I can at least start looking and getting ideas! Also, how do we feel about these bridesmaid dresses (in “barcelona”)? They have pockets!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…


These are from David’s Bridal so I guess this is a free plug for them. Now, way back after I got engaged in January, I pretty much immediately went on their site to look at dresses. I’ve got this idea in my head that I want a dress with off the shoulder straps, kind of like Belle’s dress in Beauty and the Beast. Yeah, I went there.

All I know is, I really, really really don’t want a strapless dress. I don’t. That’s too many pull ups and push ups to get my arms to look okay to stand alone. Just, no. Also, everybody’s doing it. I despise that. :P I’m a rebel.

This is a dress I found online. I love it. It’s also relatively cheap. I had a tiny sliver of hope that just by walking into David’s Bridal, I could magically find this dress and try it on. Unfortunately, they didn’t have it. Bummer.

So these are the dresses I tried on.

The real question is, what am I doing with my arms?

I loved this dress. I tried on one before that I thought was plain, so my saleswoman went and got this one. It has the longest train in their collection, which I enjoy. It’s also sparkly. Sparkle sparkle.

It was a little itchy.

This is the same dress with a jacket. I don’t know if I’m sold on the jacket, mostly because it was itchy.

Everything's yellow. Awesome.

I apologize for my camera’s lack of color sense. So this dress was supposed to be ivory because I wanted to see if I like the color on me. But after I put it on, the saleswoman was like “Whoops! That’s off-white.” Same diff? I don’t know. Anyway, since my camera doesn’t understand color, then it doesn’t make a bit of difference.

This dress is less lacy and more bustle-y and sparkly. I like the waist area on dress #1 more, but I liked this one because it’s a PRINCESS DRESS. hee.

Anyway, it was a lot of fun. I love playing dress-up. I’m going to a bridal exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Friday, then Saturday I’m actually going to a bridal show. Can my wedding be this summer?

[Somewhere in downtown Cincinnati, my mom just got a hernia.]