Monday, December 31, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Then, I happened upon some Thank You Notes and realized that I would have to have something to write a little note on for the bridesmaids. Opps.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
As it was 70+ degrees today, and we only just put up the tree 2 days ago, and we've spent all of our waking moments with wedding shiza, I kind of forgot that it was Christmas. Our tiny little tree (that I adore) looks so sad with just a few little presents underneath. Me, not being so good with surprises, and Chris, working like a madman, we just bought/exchanged on the spot a few weeks ago.
Perhaps I will never again plan an enormous event three weeks after Christmas. Perhaps a bad choice on wedding date :-)
I'm already looking forward to next year when I have time to try new cookies, and pies, and candies and I'll be able to eat it all without fear of forcing the seamstress to let out what she just took in.
Merry Christmas to all! Enjoy your families, your holiday and your food and your sweets (jealous!).
The pictures are crisp, clean and stunningly beautiful. It makes us look good!
But a few months ago our 55-200 lens just stopped working. Then we were told it was going to blow up the camera. BOO! So last night we bought ourselves and early Christmas present and sprung for the new Nikon 55-200 with the Visual Stabalizer. Woo!
We bought the Quantaray QR Echo Messenger Backpack. Based only on the grounds that I would NEVER have to carry it. It's only redeeming "cool" feature is that it is a messenger bag and not a super cool backpack. So, here's my question... why doesn't anyone design a nice, stylish, stunning, fun, sexy little bag that is functional and cute?
Hummmmm... business opportunity?!
P.S. For anyone interested, Ritz Camera has a crazy sale on the Nikon D40 ... Body & 2 lenses for $600ish. Awesome deal! Go get it.
We'll write a little note on the back of the card and put it on top of the OOT box.
Welcome to Hollywood in t-minus 25 days.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Now I need something fabulous to complement my new rehearsal dinner dress.
At the BCBG store where I bought the dress, I asked what they would recommend. I didn't want to go boring with a silver or gold strappy sandal. I do that at work... I want ridiculous shoes.
So, the salesman brought out these...
Again, WAY more than I wanted to spend. But I can't stop thinking about them. And that's the true sign of something you should splurge on.... right?!
Well know I have to get him something! He really wanted a new watch. But he just bought a watch last year and he realized that he bought his watch because it was the best one out there and all the other watches were just not as great as the one he already had.
One mention of the iPhone and he got all giggly and silly... so, to the Apple store we went and he walked out with his Christmas present
Then his mom called and told us about the dinnerware she bought for us because she knew that I loved it. It's the Rococo line from Mikasa.
And, never one to turn down a present, and never one to not reciprocate... I got stuck. And thus, we are no longer boycotting. And I think I'm going to add a tree to the disaster area that I call my living room!
Soooo, in light of his super busy schedule and the 20 million appointments that I'm scheduling, he told me to "Just write it into my google calendar". WHAT?! I feel like we're one step away from "Just let my secretary know".
I don't want to be that couple that communicates through a shared calendar or an employee. But then again, is this just the new form of communication? Technology has made so many other things so simple, this is just another step. Yesterday I faxed some sheet music to my pianist for the ceremony. Then he called me on my cell while I was standing in line at the post office and played the music for me. It was perfect, easy, simple and now it's done.
Communication is such a huge part of marriage, obvioulsy. I don't want to lose what we have because we're so busy that we don't talk to each other anymore. What's next... making an appointment with each other to have dinner?
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Then I think of the long list of things that I need to do between now and then. Then I remember that I like lists and that I'm super excited about crossing the things off the list one by one. Ohhh it's going to be a month packed with excitement! Woop :-)
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
I think I'm so focused on the rehearsal dinner, wedding and morning after that I didn't even stop to think about what happens after January 20 at 1:00 pm when everyone leaves :-)
We're spending 10 days in Thailand! That's what we're doing! A few days in scouring the city of Bangkok, an overnight train trip (I see it a la SATC... super excited about it and then it being a bitch), a few days trekking the jungles of Chiang Mai and closing with a few days lounging on the beach in Koh Samui.
Crap... I have to buy new clothes...
I found these umbrellas on Etsy via Etsy Wedding and bought three of them! They're handmade in England, so shipping is a bit pricey (hence the reason for purchasing three!). They're enormous and some lucky ladies in my life are getting them for Christmas. Well, maybe only two, I might manage to hold on to one of them. I mean, it might rain on the wedding day... I'll need something to cover up with :-)
Thursday, December 13, 2007
We'll see which plan we land on.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I'm doing a make-up trial with a friend of a friend tonight. All I know is that she's from the Midwest, did lots of weddings there, has a beautiful website with some stunning photos and is working in the movie/TV industry as a make-up artist now. But, she comes highly recommend from a friend of mine who worked on a movie with her. Although, in that movie he played a guy lost in a desert who has to swim through a septic tank. I kind of want to look the opposite of just-swam-through-a-septic-tank on my wedding day.
This is my inspiration...
... Mostly the bottom right image of that girl from the Soprano's... Jamie something.
Perhaps the key to working with someone you know on a personal level is seperation...one level of friendship removed. Not my best friend, but my best friends' friend. Still a client, still a friend.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I didn't want to hand write our address on the RSVP, I couldn't print on the chocolate brown envelope and I didn't really want a colored label. So, I bought plain white mailing labels and pasted the damask print from our Save the Date and the belly band. In a text box I printed our return address in chocolate brown. Simple and easy!
Perhaps somewhat cheesey, but I don't care. Our guests will be attending either "in Body" or "in Spirit".
I went back and forth on the zazzle stamps. Why spend more money on something that I COULD spend less money on and it would be fine. But I couldn't bring myself to use the pink heart stamp. It was only a bit more, and the turnaround was quick. I've gotten more compliments on the stamps than anything else.
I ADORE the embosser. It is probably my most favorite part of the invitation. I used it on the outer envelope and the RSVP envelope. I bought it from Wilshire Graphic Press. The image is perfect, they used our custom artwork and the turnaround time was only about 3 days.
With Chris' break from cooking duty, he's find his outlet elsewhere. We'd been talking about doing something with the kitchen since we bought the place almost 2 years ago. The previous owner painted EVERYTHING in the place an icky grey.