Thursday, September 30, 2010

Etsy Adventures!!!

My newest adventure... Etsy. For our wedding, I made my own bouquet and it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself.

As, I have been feeling super ambitious lately, I felt it was time to open up shop. Are We Wed Yet on Etsy offers silk bouquets for brides and bridesmaids. The great think about silk flowers is that they really do look gorgeous forever. You don't have to worry about them wilting and water from the stems running down your dress on your big day. I do think that "fake" bouquets have been given a really bad name, but I'm here to reclaim it. They can be beautiful! Take a look.

Check it out & spread the word!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Spooky Inspiration

I am so ready for October. Not only does the weather cool down (which I'm dying for) but Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It's just another chance to get creative. Now, I'm all for the orange and black candies, spider rings, and googly eyed cupcakes for a younger crowd, but Josh and I are considering hosting a small Halloween shindig and those duds aren't going to fly.

It's time to take Halloween to the next level. Sophisticate it, if you will. Here are some inspiration pictures I am loving!

black candied apples


subtly bloody candles


I have got to make those apples! They look so creepy. And the best thing about these ideas is that most of the materials can be found in your own home already. It's an easy way to put a little spook into your home. Enjoy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mexican Souvenirs

It's hard to believe that in a few days, we'll be coming up on a month of marriage. It's even harder to believe that about 4 short weeks ago, Josh and I were lounging poolside in Mexico. What a sad thought.

Our honeymoon was amazing. The beach was beautiful, the room was gorgeous, and the service was amazing. Pretty much every detail fell into place and we both had a great time relaxing after the wedding.

We wanted to make absolutely sure that we brought back quality souvenirs of our trip that wouldn't turn into clutter as soon as set foot into our apartment. So, with one suitcase each (and no intention of checking luggage on the flight), we set out to find worthwhile mementos.

On a walking trip down the streets of Cancun, we found a neat outdoor mall with awesome "Arts & Crafts" stores. Here we found a beautiful stone chess set and 3 hand-painted bowls. They look really gorgeous on our coffee table.

Not to brag, but I recently beat Josh in chess fair and square. So my skills are improving.
But one of the neatest (most cost effective) souvenirs we brought back was a little collection of glass soda and beer bottles. These bottles were available in the room (and included in the price) so after we drank them, we cleaned them out and packed them away. They bring a little bit of a hip-infusion to our newly painted, black bar-wall.

So, all together our souvenirs cost us just over $50.00 and I think we got a lot for our money. And as we approach the one-month mark, I'll desperately miss the beach... and the view... and the drinks, but we still have cute and useful reminders of our awesome honeymoon.

What's your favorite souvenir? Do you collect or go for something different with each trip? I want to know!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Awesome Job

Around the end of May, I was lucky enough to snag an internship as an event assistant with a company called PeaPod. Marla, the master mind behind it all, took me in and is bent on educating about every part of the event industry and I couldn't be more thankful.

This fall and the next year are going to bring a lot of awesome events that I will, amazingly, be involved with.

Some of the favorites right now are:

1. Project Husband. Lisa Linehan is one talented woman who has decided she wants to get married this coming February. All she has to do is find the groom. The PeaPod Group is signed up to be the event planners and designers for Lisa's upcoming wedding. It's awesome to see that Lisa is making things happen for herself!

2. The Knot Party. That's right people. The Knot. I am so stoked about this party! It's happening very soon this fall and it is going to be over the top. I'll be sure to post a recap of this event on here.

3. General office awesome-ness. As an Marla's assistant, it is my primary job to make her life easier and to make the office a more efficient and wonderful place to rock-it-out. I'm still getting initiated into the PeaPod Group work environment and I'm loving it so far.

So here's to an awesome future with some amazing people!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Are We Wed Yet? on Facebook

That's right. Are We Wed Yet? is on Facebook. So for those of you who may follow along but don't have blogger accounts, you can keep up with us on FB! So click that button over there!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Wedding: Photography

It turns out that photography ends up being a pretty big deal on the most important day of your life. Who knew? But with our budget as small as it was, Josh and I were not inclined to spend the typical $1500+ for five hours of coverage.

We decided to hire one of our friends from high school who is into photography and takes really beautiful pictures. Ours was his first wedding and I have to say he blew it out of the water. I've been looking at the photos several times a day since we picked them up, and I love them!!! Not only did he do an amazing job, but he only charged us $500. It was a total steal. We have all of our photos on a DVD and have permission to print them as frequently as we would like. So we stayed on budget and got to support some local talent! Thank you, Ben!

Now time for some photos!

They turned out beautiful. I can't say thank you enough to our photographer, Ben! Stay tuned for more photos and wedding recaps.