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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

So, I've been in hiding. Not really hiding as much as just not that much to say, I guess.
Working a lot, which means that I feel guilty every time I think about blogging instead of working.
Anyway, so much of the imminent wedding stuff is done...Honestly, I've crossed most things off my list.
One thing that has been stressing me is the cost of rooms in NYC. $250/night at the BEST WESTERN? Say what?
Of course, my mother is in a full panic hearing these prices and keeps telling me that "no one will come" to my wedding with hotels priced like this... As if I decided on the pricing! Anyway, I'll keep looking, and praying that something cheaper comes along. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Took a siesta.

Ok, it's been awhile. Work and social life have been hectic and I slipped away to Mexico for a few days. More soon!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Two for One...


I've formally asked my bridesmaids to be in the bridal party. I was holding out in an attempt to come up with some cute way to ask them, but nothing creative came to mind, so I decided to "kick it old school" and just ask them.
I've picked the dress. It was important to me that the dress was cute and modern and overall, practical. I wanted them to be able to wear it again and again and not spend a fortune on it. You can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this number:

In black, of course, with a satin sash around the waist... white perhaps, or maybe some kitschy pattern. Anyway, for $98 I am thrilled with it! The girls claim they like it, and they are not the types to pay me lip service.
Oh! Look what else I found:

My coveted jumpsuit! Also 98 bucks! Express.... who knew?!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I need it....

I need it, I need it, I need it. I could never justify the purchase of it, but I am terribly in love with it.

See it here on Shop Intuition.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Project Runway or The dress that wasn't.

Oh Kenley... you are defensive and rude. You are obnoxiously self-assured and often out of line. But damn girl, you can design the hell out of a dress.

I am a Project Runway devotee and Kenley consistently impressed me this season.

Imagine my delight when I learned that the designers had to make wedding gowns for the final challenge. I literally squealed with delight... then felt a bit embarrassed for myself as they all moaned and groaned and rolled their eyes at the thought of anything bridal.

Her wedding gown is the antithesis to the dress I purchased, but I adore it. I literally had a moment or two while watching the finale where I thought to myself "I should be getting married in Kenley's dress..." The length would never do, but the concept is divine...

And that bridesmaid dress.. my besties must be wearing it on my day.

Leanne's designs are also breathtaking and fabulous. I'd wear this number all day long.

You can see much, much more here.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Yes, you read that right...

I've had the pleasure of attending the 101st, 102nd and 103rd birthday of a lovely woman who has known my fiance's family for four generations. She is full of life and full of opinions. She's lived in the same apartment on the upper west side of Manhattan since the 70's.
She adores my fiance and is quick to remind me every time I see her that although he is "lucky," I am "really, really lucky." She frequently checks in with him make sure that I adequately appreciate him. I just have to smile and let it slide... At least she's got spirit!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Thinly veiled...

Ah, the question of the veil. Turns out that the second most important item, following the gown, is the veil... and I'm stumped.

Truth is, I never saw myself as a "traditional" veil kinda gal. I imagined that I'd forgo the whole thing and get married sans veil. Enter Katherine Heigl's wedding photos. It was love at first sight and I quickly decided it was birdcage or bust.

However, there I stood in the bridal shop, in my gown, feeling like a bride. "Let's try on a veil," suggested our associate. Before I could make a peep, my mother had her hands on a chapel length piping edged veil, and much to my surprise, I loved it. I felt wonderful in it, "just like a bride," and I was shocked. Of course, my gaggle of besties insisted that I try on a birdcage veil as well, much to my mother's dismay and it was just as I thought; terribly glamorous.

So here I am... totally torn between traditional and trendy.

This lovely birdcage is by qgdesigns and available on etsy.
This one is from OnceWed on

Another flickr find, via June Bug weddings. Aren't they fabulous?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

My dress is famous!

I just saw my wedding dress featured on an episode of "Say yes to the dress." So exciting! Also interesting, as the bridal shop where I purchased the dress (not Klienfeld's) told me the dress was made exclusively for their shop by the designer... Hmmmmm.
Anyway, because I am a full crazy person I set up the fiance and forced him to watch the episode with me to see if I could gauge his reaction. In true fashion, I got nothing. Oh well, it was exciting to see it on tv.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Is this totally over the top?

The "something blue" that dreams are made of...
Christian Louboutin Rosazissimo satin sandals. *pant-pant-pant*

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

color shift

So, since I started planning, I'd set my heart on brown and tiffany blue for my colors. Well, in typical style, I've changed my ever-changing mind. I'm on to black and white! It's not that I don't love brown and black, it's just that it feels a bit... overdone.
Nonetheless, black and white alone seem slightly too stark. I'm contemplating a light green. Originally I'd considered champagne pink... but I think that might just push the boy over the edge.
Check out this inspiration board from snippet & ink.

Friday, September 19, 2008

save the date!

I have wasted no time planning my wedding. Anxious and indecisive by nature, I was certain that planning this big day would be exhausting... so I started early. To date I have secured the church and the reception venue, booked the band, booked the photographer, bought my dress and ordered my save the dates. I won't be married for 337 days. I adore the save the dates. I set up an alchemy listing and sorted through about 25 bids. In the end I went with Barbara of "The Pettis Collection."
She was fabulous and a total steal. (Is it tacky to blog about money?)
Next project? The invitations... I'm currently sorting through the specifics of about 7 letterpress studio contracts. Ugh.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

the return.

So, after a hiatus of two and a half years, I've returned to blogging. As I plan my wedding, I've come across so many amazing wedding blogs and it's inspired me to create my own.