Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Dresses aren’t just for swooning over dark, brooding men or inheriting spooky mansions on windswept moors. They’re also for brunch on Sunday morning, going out with friends, or even going to work. They’re for slowing down and dressing up. They’re for elegance every day, for showing that the moment is special. Because every moment is part of our story."-Sunday Brunch
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I also plan on making a multitude of signs out of distressed wood to label all the different areas at the reception (cocktails, croquet, horseshoes, Polaroid guest book, etc). Hopefully Mark's dad will enjoy helping me with that! His dad has also recently taken up wood carving and is going to be making a personalized bride & groom for us :) Kinda like this!
How absolutely LOVELY are these icelandic poppies from brides.com?! Are these available in Minnesota?? Please say yes!
I'm so excited for all these details. Next up...deciding on either a custom design or one of the pre-made designs from Printable Press for our paper products. They do the designing and we do the printing (such a steal)!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
INFPs value inner harmony above all else. Sensitive, idealistic, and loyal, they have a strong sense of honor concerning their personal values and are often passionately committed to making sure their beliefs and actions are congruent. INFPs are also extremely perceptive about people. They value their uniqueness and typically seek unconventional ways of doing things. Sensitive and empathetic, INFPs tend to be exceptionally adept at reading between the lines. Although they demonstrate cool reserve on the outside, INFPs care deeply inside. They are compassionate, sympathetic, understanding and very sensitive to the feelings of others. They avoid conflict and are not interested in impressing or dominating others unless their values are at stake. INFPs seldom express the intensity of their feelings and often appear reticent and calm. However, once they know you, they are enthusiastic and warm. Feeling truly understood and respected for their unique perspective and strong values is important for many INFPs.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
by Meg of A Practical Wedding
I know that many of you are struggling these days with planning a wedding in the most painful and uncertain economy in a generation. If you are like me, you're feeling mild envy at last summer's crop of brides, and wondering why us? Why now? Some of you have just been laid off, some of you are afraid that you might be laid off soon, some of you are just sad about the myriad of ways the terrible economy is going to impact your celebration. So for all of us today, I have two kindnesses:1) I read this week that one of the many beautiful pieces of symbolism attached to the breaking of the glass at the end of the Jewish wedding is an old saying from Moroccan Jewish villages that "A difficult beginning is a good sign." You can't say it more beautifully than that.2) I was worrying out loud recently about all the people who might not be able to afford to travel to the wedding. A much older friend pointed out that because of the economy our guests would be thinking through why they wanted to come. Did they feel they should go out of obligation, or did they have an emotional need to come celebrate with us? And that in the end, with times being as tough as they are, the less people would make the trip out of obligation, leaving us with guests who had a strong emotional tie to us. And I realized I'd been thinking about it the wrong way, that in some small ways having our wedding this year was a blessing.Marriage isn't easy or perfect. Our weddings are not the day of our dreams. They are a real personal emotional moment when we make one of life's most serious commitments, followed by one heck of a good party. And if that day is infused with reality, this is a good thing.So chins up! My grandmother says, when she looks back at the 80 years of her life, she sees that all of the hardest things ended up allowing something surprising and good to come into her life. Maybe getting married in 2009 is a bit like that.
A difficult beginning is a good sign.
Sigh. She always makes me feel so much better about things and I'm very glad that a difficult beginning is a good sign!
Here is another little jem I found on her website :)
No wedding is perfect. It's just the kickoff to a marriage that also won't be perfect, but hopefully both will reflect your spirits and your values.
That last point is something that I think is really important!!!! A wedding that represents Mark and I's spirits and values...not some 'pretty' wedding that is generic or 'what a wedding is supposed to be'. I want a different, unique, markandmollie type wedding. Nuff said.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Now on to collecting a trillion of these :)
Goes nicely together right? Photo found here. Which also just so happens to be from a wedding held at my venue! This is the only one that I have found so far...weird, b/c I know that many weddings are held there in the summer months each year.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I'm liking this.
With some of these...
I'm so excited to be working with Chelsea on something similar to these!
I just can't decide if I should have white and get my bridesmaids pink or the opposite...or maybe I just get them for myself! There are just too many options!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
So back to the drawing board I went. I mean, how can I pass that up for all of my closest friends? Plus I know I would have had more people pissed at me I'm sure. Actually I went back to my aunt's original options at Coren Moore that she was presenting me with. I decided to pick one fabric and let the girls pick their styles. I'm excited! Here are a couple of my favorites...the dress will be pale pink with a white sash (or grey) and white heels and flowers like the picture with the dark pink dresses. Don't you love getting things accomplished? Speaking of which...I should finally have my save-the-dates completely mailed and out of my hands by tomorrow. Ugh, that was a challenge to finish. I hope the invitations get a little bit easier!
Photo by Pamela Lepold. This is kind of how they will look with all the different styles.