Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Reception decor

Found these garlands on Once Wed...

I can see these in my home or over the arch of my tent!

also, this amazing centerpiece/chandelier piece (made out of rock candy!)...

Just lovely!

Now this centerpiece looks so fabulous and easy, the only problem is that on August 1st I'm not sure how much extra heat is really going to be appreciated. From Megan Hobson. I think I would make my own cake stand using vintage plates and maybe candle sticks.

Another gorgeous idea with floating candles in hurricanes from Rebecca Thuss.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Whine less, breathe more...

I cannot wait until I own my own home so I can do things like this to it. I can only imagine my family being happier for a message like this painted onto the stairs. I might only be brave enough to do the basement though. I'll leave the rest of the house a little less kitchy. Hopefully.

Lovely, bohemian strands

I absolutely love Sophie's hair in Mamma Mia and I found the instructions!

Engagement pictures

No not my engagement pictures. I wish. Unfortunately we will not be doing our engagement photos until it is again warm out. Which in Minnesota is literally June. Part of the reason we are waiting is because we want to take them up at their family cabin, and although there would probably be some fun one's in the snow, we would rather have them be summery. I picture so many fun photos, especially the last one, where I picture us holding hands and jumping off the dock into the lake! I can't wait. I was just looking through photographer Amy Squires website and saw many cute engagement pictures I would love to emulate. Especially that last one!

In other news, I started doing facials yesterday. I will keep them up until the wedding and then decide if they are worth the $90. Yes its expensive, but they feel so good and make me feel like I just gave my face a soak in warm clouds for an hour. I'm not good with keep my money, as if you haven't already noticed...
What else is it for?!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nerd alert

I totally just bought this skirt. Looks a little better on Serena than that little manequin girl.
For only $14.98, you can't get any better!

Found on Gossip Girl Style via Original from French Toast, the offical school wear store.

I love clothes sometimes a little too much.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Perfect Programs

I'm a blog picture stealer. Found on We met in a bar, who found them on Broklyn Bride, who found them on Jinsoojung.

Just perfectly what I would want. She makes them look so easy! Plus her blog is full of fun things :) Thanks girls.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Advice pleeeeeeeease!

Dear blog world,

Okay you few that read my blog, I need your help. We are in a pickle and I am at a loss for what to do without disappointing myself or someone else. Either way, I will be sad. I can't think of anyway that I won't. Here is our problem. My fiance works at a church, and would like to get married there (he is currently in seminary to be a Lutheran pastor). The 4 o'clock time was already taken but the 1 o'clock was still available when our reception site was so we quickly grabbed it. Now here is the problem. We want to serve dinner and have dancing into the night. I honestly didn't think it would be a problem until my mom and aunt got into the picture. They said nobody would stay that long and I am going to be disappointed when the guests all leave at 7pm. Now what fiance and I were planning was to hopefully move the wedding up 30 minutes, and when everything was said and done it would be 3pm by the time everyone was over to the reception site. We thought it would be fun to have some yard games (badmitton, bocce ball, beanbags, horeshoes, etc) and then start cocktail hour at 4pm. Then we thought dinner at 5pm (mom and aunt don't think anyone eats dinner that early) and then music for a maximum of 4 hours (we have to be quiet at 10pm). Both mom and aunt think this will never work and blah blah blah. Now I respect what aunt has to say since she does help many girls with their wedding planning, but still. I feel icky about this. Mom and aunt think the solution is to depart from the wedding and then return to the reception site at 5 or 6 to start things again. They said we should just give them ideas of stuff to do in the city in the meantime. I don't know, to me this seems strange. Please any advice would be wonderful!

Much hugs,

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My dress (update)!

I found her. She is a knockoff Melissa Sweet, actually the Melissa Sweet in the post below. Only, almost $3000 cheaper! I guess its absolutely impossible to find a picture of the actual dress online, but it is literally identical to the Melissa Sweet. Yaaaaaaaaay! It feels so nice to actually check something off the list (well, I will on Thursday when I get paid). I will be paying for it right then and there, which also feels aaaaaaaamazzzzzing.

We met with our florist today. I guess flowers don't often come in peach. Who knew? We also quickly blew our budget. Shoot. Well, I saved $1700 on my dress, so $300 is not too big of a deal.

Here is the best picture of what my dress looks like that I could find. By Melissa Sweet. Mine is by Marisa. Identical dresses. I'm thinking a Mantilla butt-length veil (haha what else is that called?).