Friday, March 27, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What's Your Personality Type?

I'm an:

Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeler, Perceiver (INFP) aka "Dreamer"

INFPs represent between 4 and 5% of the U.S. population

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.

I gotta say this is pretty darn accurate. Click here to find out what you are!

Friday, March 6, 2009

This breaks my heart...

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

I will try, if you will.

THE ONLY THING | William Taylor Jr.

To be beautiful

in spite of everything,

that is what is needed.

In spite of the ugliness

of these times

and of this people.

In spite of what

you have done

and what has been done

to you.

In spite of life,

in spite of death.

To be beautiful

when nothing else is.

It is not an easy thing

but it is the only thing

that matters.

I will try

if you will.

Photo here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thoughts on the Economy & Weddings

Thoughts on The Economy & Weddings

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

Vases from Paula

My Pink Peeps


New Color Scheme & Bamboo

Guess what else?We get a huge labor discount from our caterer if we use compostables! We end up saving about $400 with the cost of renting and labor if we go with I think they look pretty nice too :) Especially for a garden reception. I just ordered a set of 200 in dinner and desert sizes. Hopefully thats enough! Found here.

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

The worst kind of bride.

Ok, well maybe not the worst...but second worst!

Forget the last post. We are back to the Coren Moore dresses and thats where WE ARE STAYING! I promise. After speaking with Mark's sister, I realized that the style of dress I picked out may be MY style, but I don't think it is her's or really any of the other girls for that matter. Not that she said that, because she didn't I just thought more about it and decided this is probably the best decision. I love the girly/cutsy/fun kind of style but I think my maids would feel more comfortable in something less cutsey and more sophisticated. Therefore, the third, and final, change of heart. I PROMISE!