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Friday, July 31, 2009

Wedding bands

We already have ours, but how gorgeous (and unconventional) are these?
From etsy seller SilverGarden. Available here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Really Mother Nature, more rain? How original!

I'm sure it's been said before, but I am so sick and tired of all of this rain. Come on already. It's enough to make me start an SSRI...

On another note, yesterday Mr. Diagnosis Deferred and I got our marriage license (not as exciting as I thought it might have been...). As I waited in the lobby for him to arrive, I watched other couples line up and fill out paperwork. There were two couples being helped. Both women were in wedding gowns, one very clearly pregnant, bless her heart. Anyway, an older couple strolled in, him strides before her. It was raining outside and they were both wet and annoyed and snapping at each other. They approached the desk, and I couldn't hear what they said to the staff member, but she shook her head and announced, "Divorces? Oh no, those are across the street. You're in the wrong place." They turned on their heels and stomped out. Everyone turned and it looked and it was terribly sad. One of those things I wish I'd never seen, but I'm pretty sure that if you tell it to someone else, somehow it becomes less sad...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Leave your prints

Photos by Jonas Peterson

Look what I discovered on .c is for charmed. What an adorable substitute for a guest book. How phenomenal would it look framed in your bedroom for the next 60 years?
I think that, like Chris, I may have to "borrow" this for my reception as well!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Excuse me, Cameron...

But you're wearing my Rehearsal Dinner dress!
Seriously though, how gorgeous is this little number? Ms. Diaz wore it the "My Sister's Keeper" premier and I fell in love. It's by J. Mendel, and I'm certain that it costs more than my wedding gown, but wow.

And while we're on the subject of J. Mendel... I will wear this dress to my wedding in my next life.
PS: I hope it's Mr. Diagnosis Deferred all over again.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

So, I'm pretty sure they can dance...

I have watched this on my DVR at least a dozen times since it aired last week. It literally gives me the chills each time I see it.

Wow... I wish I could dance.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm flattered.

I'm blog of the week over at The Blissful Bride. How cool is that?! It's nice to be reminded that people actually read the blog and even nicer to be called "funny" and oozing with "sharp wit."
Thanks Amanda!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Whatever, Martha

Even Martha is jumping on the balloon bandwagon!

From the current issue of Martha Stewart weddings.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Making sacrifices

I try my hardest never to set my heart on anything. But, more often than not, I fail miserably. I fall deeply in love with things, people or ideas and as a result often obsess myself into an oblivion. I'm embarrassed to admit that Christian Louboutin wedding shoes were one of those things that somehow, despite my most valiant efforts, my heart ended up set on. They were never really a valid possibility, not for one minute. At over $700, Mr. Diagnosis Deferred would have laughed himself silly at the mere suggestion. But, for some reason I was unable to let the thought of them go. Until my bridal shop called, on the morning of my first fitting kindly reminding that I would not be fitted without my bridal shoes, which, as a result of my unreasonable attachment to the unattainable Louboutins, I had not yet purchased. In a frenzied panic, I sprinted through the city in an attempt to find something that I adored almost as much as my "not a chance in hell shoes."
I'm sure you know where this story is going... After 8 shoe stores I settled on shoes that I would describe as "perfectly fine." Do I love them? No. Are they perfectly fine? Yes.(In blue, of course.)

I just keep reminding myself that I would have been dying in 4 inch heels all night anyway. Plus, if I wore Louboutins to my wedding, what the hell would I have to look forward to?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

6 things.

The lovely Bridechka tagged me! Here are the rules for this tag: Tag and link back to the person who tagged you. List six little things that make you happy. Tag six bloggers and let them know they're “it."

1. Mr. Diagnosis Deferred.
Cheesy but true. This boy.... wow. We have had the most unexpected, whirlwind, fairytale love story. Before we met, I never believed that love like this existed. Don't get me wrong, there are certainly days that I want to strangle him, but even on those days, there is nothing in the world that makes me as happy as the moment that he walks in the door every evening. I pinch myself every morning, still not believing that he's all mine. Ok, that's as much mush as I will subject you to. Let me just leave you with this- crazy, intense, unbelievably good love exists, don't let anyone ever tell you that your expectations are unrealistic.2. Sugar.

It's so sick, but so true. I'm addicted to sugar. People will swear to me that if I quit it cold turkey, my cravings will eventually dissipate. I have made every effort to do just this, but it's futile. My diet is super healthy, it really is, and truthfully I'm a rockstar at restricting the white stuff, but on the occasions that I allow myself real, true sugar in the form of candy, ice cream, doughnuts, or cotton candy, I'm in heaven.Photo from here.

3. My neices.
I'm convinced that they are the two most adorable and remarkable children on the face of the planet. Period. One is a rose, the other is a wildflower. They live far away, but we talk on the phone often and I see them every chance I get. I want to clone them.

4. New York, NY.
I didn't discover it until late in life, but this is the city I was born to live in. I adore the energy here and I'm certain there is nowhere in the world like it. After years of being here, the sights and smells and sounds still excite me and I often find myself grinning as I weave my way through crowded sidewalks.

5. Traveling.
I really can't think of anywhere in the world that I wouldn't go. I love it all. There is nothing more exciting than boarding a plane for someplace new. I'm equally excited for our Italian honeymoon as I am for the wedding.
Photo from here.

6. A fresh mani/pedi, a pair of oversized sunglasses and a killer spray tan.
The instructions did say "six little things" that make me happy. My best friend and I are pretty convinced that this combination is really all we need to conquer the world.

Clearly, my list should include things like "reading the classics" or "learning foreign languages," but, a girl's gotta be honest, right?

I'm tagging:
Erin ever After
Veiled Vows
The Pied-A-Terre
The Blissful Bride
.c is for charmed
you are my fave

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bad bridal blogger

Photo from here

Looking back at my recent posts I realize that I'm seeing fewer and fewer about my impending wedding. There are 38 days until the big event. We are moving in a week and a half and Mr. Diagnosis Deferred is in Puerto Rico on his week long bachelor extravaganza. Week long! Someone has gotten a bit big for his britches if you ask me...
Anyway, in the meantime I'm living among boxes and tolerating random prospective renters traipsing in and out of my apartment at odd hours.
I feel like the remaining wedding to-do's are tedious and boring. I'm in a bit of a funk. I'm ready for the honeymoon already.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Recent posts on 100 Layer Cake and A lovely morning have totally turned me on to succulents. Every time I see these gorgeous plants I'm overwhelmed by a desire to touch them.
Well, have a look at what I've just discovered at VivaTerra... A succulent wreath. I'm in love. It's really such a shame that everything I touch dies.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A bridal shower game that you won't hate.

I love this game where shower guests had to guess who said what. Plus, it incorporates the beloved silhouette... double love.
It beats the hell out of "guess how many jelly beans" or a "make a wedding gown out of toilet paper" contest, no?

Found here.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Despite my complaining, I'm actually quite excited for our impending move. Not so much for the move itself, but for the decorating and organizing that will come with our new place, not to mention the additional 100 square feet. I've been busy collecting inspiration and I'm hoping to convince Mr. Diagnosis Deferred that the one thing that has been missing in our lives is a chalk-boarded painted kitchen! (And a tiny French Bulldog with his own wardrobe that will fit perfectly into our lives now that we are moving to a pet friendly building.)

Inspiration via Taza.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Julie & Julia

Last night I was lucky enough to attend a screening of the new Nora Ephron movie, Julie & Julia. I read the book years ago and I loved every word of it. It was one of those novels that leaves you terribly disappointed upon reaching the last page, not because it was a lousy read, but because you want 100 more pages.

I'm a perpetual dieter, a former vegan, and allergic to wheat, so I admit that there are moments in the film that are a real tease... not to mention that if I spent a year cooking every.single.recipe from Julia Child's cookbook, I would weigh 300 pounds, but I still left the theater inspired to take a shot at classic cooking.

Anyway- the movie was different from the book, in a wonderful way. Amy Adams was adorable and Meryl Streep was a fantastic Julia Child, proving once again that there is little that woman can't do.

The film is being released in theaters on August 7. If you hadn't already planned on it, I must insist that you see it.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

We're moving.

Adorable letterpress moving announcements from duetletterpress.

Why I thought it was a good idea to move one month before my wedding, I will never know... but this is where we find ourselves.
The truth is, we're only moving 8 blocks west and 1 block north, from Gramercy to Chelsea, 1.37 miles to be precise, but with all that's involved, we may as well be moving across-country. We need to find, in no particular order, a new:
-dry cleaner/tailor
-pizza place
-chinese place
-nail shop
-nearby library
-bodega (that delivers)
-grocery store
-tasti d-lite
I'm exhausted just thinking about it. If my posts are a bit sparse in coming days, you'll know why. Forgive me.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

I'm a lemming

My wedding will feature the ubiquitous candy buffet. I can't help it. They look like so much fun, and, as I've mentioned, I have a raging, debilitating addiction to sugar.

The only thing left to decide... Do I introduce some color to our black and white themed wedding?

From top, Amy Atlas, Rebecca Thuss, Amy Squires

Or do I keep it consistent and do all white candy?

From top, Rebecca Thuss (top 2), Amy Atlas, Miki Duisterhof

Oh, and there's a ton more amazing inspiration here.