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The Wedding Weekend Six.

It's going to be a weekend filled with wedding stuff, and just in time because our wedding is exactly four months from today!  (Holy crap.) Welcome to the Wedding Weekend Six. 

Weekend Wedding Six.First, my mother and I are going to sit with the florist and work out what we want for the wedding and the reception.   I've been reading up on tips from my pile of wedding magazines and the biggest tip for flowers seems to be "pick ones that don't stink - literally."  I have very little knowledge about flowers and which ones smell the nicest, last the longest, and are the loveliest.  Any advice from the wedded blogosphere on this one?  What did you guys have?

Weekend Wedding Six.Then, we're going for my first dress fitting - YAY!  I will be meeting with the seamstress so she can hem my gown (I am not as tall as I'd like to be) and we can figure out where the pump will live during my wedding.  It's a bittersweet feeling.  If you asked me about my wedding when I was a kid, I would have assumed a cure would have happened.  Now, I'm wondering if my "something new" will be the transmitter placement.

Weekend Wedding Six.We're also attending a wedding cake tasting on Sunday morning, thanks to my mother and her baker-wrangling skills.  My mother told the woman who is making the cake that I am diabetic - "Does she want a sugar-free cake?"  Hmmm ... even though I appreciate the gesture, it's my wedding day, damnit.  I plan on having my cake and eating it, too - sugar and all.  Crank up the bolus, baby.

Weekend Wedding Six.In other news, I heard from my friends David and Elizabeth that they have launched a new health site called DailyHealth.  According to their welcome page, "We are a thriving community of people seeking long and healthy lives. Our goal is to be the friendliest and most helpful place to find advice and support. An amazing group of volunteers helps ensure that we never waver from this goal."  Stop by DailyHealth and give them a warm welcome to the medical community!  

Weekend Wedding Six.The CGM and I have been disconnected for the last few hours, as I mistakenly pulled the sensor from my arm while taking my sweatshirt off at the gym.  Getting used to this new gadget includes a definite learning curve, and I'm taking it slowly to ensure that I give this a fair trial.  My MiniMed dude sent me the linking cable so I can load my data up from the pump to Medtronic's CareLink software, so that's my mission for next week.  I may leave it off for the weekend, though, so I can not deal with anymore hardware than necessary during my dress fitting.

Weekend Wedding Six.And in techno-geek news, I am now working on my first iMac at dLife.  Until today, I've been one of the only staff members tooling around on a PC.  But now - YAY - I am learning the ropes on thisThe Friday Six:  January 18th Edition new iMac.  It's very jazzy and is wicked fun (even though I have no idea where I stashed my old files ... ooops).  If I like it for work, it may be time to upgrade at home, too.  Hmmmm ... honeymoon or iMac?  

That's it for today.  I'm off to finish up some work, head out to the gym, and then go see Cloverfield with my fiance.   We've been excited for this movie for months - I hope it's worth all the hype.

Have a great weekend, FR's!  And if you haven't already, please cast your vote for SUM in the MedGadget Best Patient Blogger awards - I appreciate how many of you have already voted.  Thank you for your support on this, as I'm proud to even be in the running.  :) 

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Flowers - I bought a bunch of flowers through the internet for bouquets. Worked out ok, but if I had to do it over, florist all the way or fake ones (real ones made the bride sneeze) all the way. Centerpieces were fake flowers that from a distance, didn't look it.

Dress - Since we seem to be built somewhat similar (sameish height and umm, other attributes), I can't wait to see what you've got for a dress. They couldn't hem mine because of the embroidery, they had to take it in at the waist/shoulders.

Mac - yay Macs!

Have fun with all of the wedding planning! Say "HI" to your mom for me (just a little diabetic humor/pun to kick of the weekend).

Aaah wedding planning. I know how you feel! You're getting married the same time of year that we did, and we had lots of tulips at our wedding which weren't too expensive, didn't smell, and lasted beautifully. My bouquet was mostly lily of the valley, which are so gorgeous, but are fragile, pricey and have a slight scent. I'm not a big rose person, so we didn't have those, but I did have red gerber daisies everywhere since our colors were aqua and red.

Also, I don't know if this will work for you with your dress, but I was able to clip my pump in my garter which made for easy access and it was out of sight, out of mind. I was a bad diabetic at my wedding and didn't test, eat or drink, but as I'm sure you'll find
out, you'll be too busy to even remember you have diabetes.

Good luck with the wedding planning! Also, thanks for the DailyHealth.net link! Have a great weekend!

Oh, yay! Macs are awesome. Maybe not as awesome as a honeymoon, though ;)

I had terracotta roses for my boquet... they were pretty. I love orchids for a more modern look and peonies for classic lushness. Both smell nice or don't smell.

For the sensor, try a tegaderm dressing. I use one that has a gauze pad in the middle so it doesn't stick to my sensor... it's waterproof too so I can hang out in the tub! I know the sensors are waterproof, but it seems like they're not made for soaking. I hate the way the transmitter flops around without one!

Also, congrats on the dress :)

Sounds like a good weekend! Take it easy and CLOVERFIELD is on my agenda for tonight too. We already have our tickets!

Hi Kerri,

I went with simple, sturdy flowers (orchids, roses and calla lilies) in my bouquet and centerpieces. Since Dwight's from Florida I also had little mini palm trees (raffia and palm leaves) with more roses at each table. I wanted tropical flowers but had August heat to contend with, and the florist thought they would wilt away. I was really happy with their work, I'd pay a little more to have a florist rather than try to do it all myself. (However we only had 40 people, so I splurged a little...)

Good luck and have fun!

"If you asked me about my wedding when I was a kid, I would have assumed a cure would have happened." That got me right in the heart.

I've always hoped that D wouldn't be around for Riley's wedding. But, I know if it is he'll handle it with the same grace as you.

Hmm, you go see Cloverfield with your fiance and I go see 27 Dresses with all my other single friends.

Something either feels really right or really wrong about that!

Most of my flower fate was in my florist's hands. I know my bouquet was pretty, smelled great, and had gerber daisies and carnations in it. But honestly, I spent so little time looking at it during the course of the wedding that my memories of it are not terribly vivid! Does that make me a bad bride? :P

I just got married this summer. I had a pump pocket sewed on the inner layer of my dress and had a thigh insertion. It was great-- I didn't even notice the pump. And it even gave me an excuse to lift up my dress a little at the table. My new husband got a kick out of it and no one else noticed. :)

Flowers- I went budget on the flowers. They wanted to cover the church in them, but I discouraged it and i don't think that anyone missed them. We did a collection of wildflowers with a color scheme (purple) but I liked the look of having MANY types of flowers all together.

All the best!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take pictures of the dress!!! Just tell Chris he can't see them. LOL
I hope all goes well with the flowers also. I am hoping that when I marry (however many millions of years in the future that may be) that my mother (a former florist) will do my flowers for me... :)

Not that I'm getting married anytime soon, but here are my two cents.
Flowers, I'm a huge fan of daisies and the classic roses. Don't go over board, they are only for one day and there are more important things.
What's the point of a sugar free cake?! It would still have carbs from the other ingredients. I totally agree with going all out!
Yay for Macs my sister has the laptop version, insanely awesome. I'm jealous of the two of you.
And finally have fun at the movies! I'm hitting up 27 Dresses instead, but you've got to give us a quick review.

When you say " Your Pump Guys sent you the link-cable, was this at cost? or a trial? or can you really just get those on request?


p.s. Good luck in your planning!

Flowers - I went with burgundy calla lilies - they're pretty hardy and they come in other colors, too.

Pump - My pump went into an accessory that I purchased years ago - Thigh Thing. It's awesome. You need one, you let me know. I have two.

Wedding Cake - Chocolate with chocolate ganache. You would score such major points, however, if you could get a creme brulee somewhere in your wedding cake. Have fun tasting!

I certainly can't comment on the wedding stuff, since I just called mine off, but Macs ROCK!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend of planning, and the honeymoon still outranks the Mac.


Flowers - I went with burgundy calla lilies - they're pretty hardy and they come in other colors, too.

Pump - My pump went into an accessory that I purchased years ago - Thigh Thing. It's awesome. You need one, you let me know. I have two.

Wedding Cake - Chocolate with chocolate ganache. You would score such major points, however, if you could get a creme brulee somewhere in your wedding cake. Have fun tasting!

I realized I didn't specify anything.

Single calla lilies were carried by me and bridesmaids. (I thought, awesome flower for a spring wedding.) Then purply and ivory roses for our cake. (and fake purply roses for our centerpieces.) Yes, our colors were purply and ivory. No white for this bride.

Black Forest chocolate cake. Despite his type 1 status and my pre-diabetes status. And then we enjoyed the same at least once our honeymoon to Germany and Austria.

i'm no help, i had baby pink roses EVERYWHERE. the place smelled like roses.

but as for cake. don't forget to get a different flavor for every layer and enjoy it! i can't wait to see the pics of your first bites!

personally, i'd pick the mac over the honeymoon. i mean... it IS A MAC!

Flowers: honeysuckle is nice as are peonies and any all roses.

Cake: Bolus like there's no tomorrow and enjoy every blessed fork full.

MAC: EXCELLENT NEWS. ONCE YOU CROSS OVER TO THE MAC SIDE, U NEVER GO BACK!
Your going to love experimenting & the world of PC will soon seem like a distant memory!
Have a great weekend ;)
Kelly K

Have a great weekend!

I have to admit I found the comment regarding the sugar-free wedding cake amusing, and of course, I agree with YOU. Forget about explaining that its not only the sugar, but the flour and all the other stuff that means a gross-tasting sugar-free cake really isn't a huge benefit!

Kerri, The comment:
1. My mom is a florist, pcik the prettiest bouquet for you and the other stuff is just extra!
2. Mac or honeymoon? Take him to the Apple Store, then go home!

Best, (on a Mac) John

I am no help too. I had flowers that had scents. We had white roses, jasmine, and other white flowers.

The bridal party had blue hydrendras (spell) with other white flowers. (our wedding color was blue)

The florist wrapped satin ribbon around the stems.

Have fun! Happy Four Months to go!

I am no help too. I had flowers that had scents. We had white roses, jasmine, and other white flowers.

The bridal party had blue hydrendras (spell) with other white flowers. (our wedding color was blue)

The florist wrapped satin ribbon around the stems.

Have fun! Happy Four Months to go!

Kerri: I got married on the 19th of May, 24 years ago. For flowers I went to the local VoTech school's horticulture dept. They did my bouquets, corsages and my table centerpieces for cost of supplies. For the CHurch, we went halfs with the other couple getting married that day.
There WILL be a cure by the time my Casey (he's 12) gets married!

www.bigrose.com, seriously. A lady stopped me in the "wedding crap" aisle of Michael's and asked if I was planning my wedding. I said yes, and she started GUSHING about this website and how wonderful the flowers were. I was dubious, but I was even more dubious at the huge numbers florists were quoting me. I decided to give the site a try, and was so glad I did. The flowers arrived on time and were beautiful (and not stinky).

Hi Kerri -
I got married six months ago. While I'm normally a big fan of the Thigh Thing, it didn't work with my dress because it was too form-fitted around the midsection & thighs. I had the bridal shop people sew a pocket into the lining of my dress... sort of down by my right knee. Infusion set was placed at the side of my waist where it was hidden by a layer of lace. I barely remembered I had diabetes that night! And BGs were amazingly steady all night. A perfect day, all the way around.
:)

I did a lot of roses (white) and alstromeria and orchids for my wedding. Some orange blossoms, too. Most hot house flowers aren't going to have much scent to them anyway, unless you pick something really smelly like tuberose or lavender. I filled in with daisies and babies breath and lots and lots of ivy.

Cake - mine was delicious. Dark chocolate cake with a raspberry filling. White icing, of course, and a raspberry coulis when served. *slurp*

I have a loathing for Macs but I'm in the minority. I think I got a lemon anyway. I'd get another one, most definitely. They are very, very sexy beasts.

Congrats on your first fitting!!
Ugh, I would stay away from sugar free cake. Half the time the sugar-free crap in stores has more carbs than the non-sugar-free versions!!
I bolused for our piece of wedding cake before we did the cake-cutting, and it was definitely worth it! Just remember not to bolus too soon-- all your guests at the reception will keep stopping you and talking to you, so you will probably run behind schedule a little!
Good luck with the rest of the planning! :)

All I can remember is we had white roses in the bouquet. Small wedding, funded by the happy couple. You would have to asked Mrs Lee for the detail. 18 years ago no pump just needles for me, so me being no big fan of cake it was easy. For what I have heard, Macs are great for home use or business (depending on type of work). Can't you register and the Mac Store and still have a Honeymoon?
Just a thought.
Mrs. Lee loved 27 Dresses, I loved the football games last weekend.
God Bless,
Lee