Friday, February 26, 2010

Honeymoon Inspiration Board

Dreaming of something tropical. Josh and I have decided to go to Cancun for our honeymoon. These are actual pictures from the resort we're looking at. Isn't it gorgeous? I've been in love with the vintage feel of that swimsuit and sun dress. How can you not have fun when you're all dressed up? And since the clothes speak so loudly on their own, I thought more neutral accessories would go with more than just one outfit. Enjoy!

First row: Resort Pictures via Dreams Resort
Second Row: Vintage clothing via Pin Up Girl Clothing
Third Row: Totes and Wedges via Victoria's Secret, Sunglasses via Forever 21

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Photography Madness

I mentioned in an earlier post that we had found a photographer and then when I called to book him, he was no longer available on that date, right? Well, I have found another company that IS available and does really gorgeous photos.

Josh and I want our professional photography to be done a little differently. My uncle is a great photographer. He takes all of my family pictures and is great at capturing those moments that make you smile... but I wanted the photos of Josh and me to be taken by someone who was not a family member. I just didn't feel like we would get the photos we wanted from that. So, we set out to hire a photographer to shoot just the two of us for 1 hour before the ceremony. I'm so in love with all of the "reveal" photos that are plastered on every wedding blog on the interweb. The idea of him seeing me for the first time in my dress, about to become his wife, and sharing that moment alone is something I want to see on film!!!

So we set off to find another photographer and we were moving fast! I found this company, fell in love with the photos, and made the first phone call. After explaining what I had in mind, he said he would email me with a package that would suit our needs and then we could go from there. That happened on Friday afternoon. I have been checking my email like a mad-woman ever since. I guess I'm just so scared that he will no longer be available when we actually get all the details and decide to book.

He did send an email tonight that had a package that was an awesome deal, but it was just too much for what we're wanting: unlimited hours, unlimited outfits, and a whole slew of prints for $700.00 (it was an engagement package). So, yeah, that's an awesome deal but I only need one hour. Sooooo..... I had to email him back, and now the waiting game begins again!!!! Blerg!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Invitation Sneakpeak!!

So we have FINALLY nailed down a time for the ceremony to start!!! So that means I could finally begin making invitations. It took me a while to come up with something that didn't look terribly home made, and I think I came up with something pretty cute!

Here's a sneak peak!

My favorite part is the little lovebird stamp on the envelope! So cute! More details on how I made these to come!!

Friday, February 19, 2010


So it seems that I am horrible at consistency. I have several projects floating around and occasionally I'll pluck one of the clouds and decide I should work on it again. One day I'll learn.

Regardless, things have been a little crazy around here. I feel like I was running around trying to do all of these things, not really paying attention, and then I stopped and realized how much I'm actually trying to take on. Of course, there is school, work, and home life but Josh and I have also got wedding planning and apartment hunting to do. All of these things are important, so it's a little hard to prioritize.

Needless to say, wedding planning has definitely taken a back seat. A little over a week ago, I emailed the photographer we were looking into hiring to ask a few more questions before we decided to hire him... and he was booked. This was beyond frustrating because he was someone we knew of and he offered a really great deal for what we wanted. But no.

So after that, I pushed a lot of wedding stuff out of my mind out of sheer irritation until yesterday. I found and called another photographer who had our date open and told us what we wanted. Thankfully, he said he'd come up with something to fit our needs and we could look it over. As soon as I get that email and read through it, we're going to have to make a quick decision and put down a deposit before something like that happens again. With less than six months to go, we don't have too much time.

But now that one thing has (hopefully) gone right, I'm predicting a re-launch into wedding planning productivity!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Get a Game Plan

How to not overwhelm your future husband:

I quickly learned that the male brain is not equipped to handle as many details, colors, ideas, cakes, dresses, invitations, and lists as we females. So how do you let your guy help without making his head explode?

For the love of your frigging relationship, MAKE A GAME PLAN! And by game plan I do not mean meticulously go over every detail and spout out random ideas like "OOOoo save the aluminum can we used from dinner!!!! We could make it into a centerpiece!!!!!!" (Yes, I actually did this *headdesk*). He. Does. Not. Care!

As my fiance, so eloquently put it when I looked at him with shock because he wasn't excited about my tin can idea:

"Woman, I do not know what you're talking about. I'm not going to get all excited about something you're going to change your mind about in five minutes. (Also true). Come to me with a finished product and THEN I'll be excited."

So we came up with a plan to save us both from pulling each other's hair out.

It's all about priority. You know that mile-long to do list you have in your head? Prioritize it. Tell him the top three. Those are the things you will work on together.

If you're scratching your head wondering how your supposed to only focus on three wedding related things, here's an example.

Right now, the most important things to us at this very moment are:
  • find a minister
  • finalize the guest list
  • find/book a photographer

These are things that are important to us and need to be done together and by narrowing it down, there will be fewer head explosions.

Get it? If yes, enjoy your new found peace!