Posts from — April 2009
get your head out of the gutter! I am talking about flowers here ladies. sheesh.
The other day I ran into my florist at Bagel Shack and she said she had a certain flower she wanted to add to our hydrangeas and dahlias. The next day I got an email with this attached.
See those flower balls (craspedia, or Billy Balls) in the back? We will be adding those to our arrangements and I am pretty darn excited. Bryan says he thinks they look weird but that if I like them, he likes them (gotta love him) so they are in Here are some more pictures I found using these flowers beautifully:
April 30, 2009 14 Comments
Update: The quote I received was based on event specifications (5 hours is $1350) Totally worth it, just not in our budget Quotes differ depending on the event so for sure contact them if you are interested! It can’t hurt to ask!
I have an email in to this company, Lensley, (based in LA) to find out their rates. This thing is awesome.
April 29, 2009 8 Comments
We debated between Vancouver, Ireland, even Vail. But in the end a road trip to San Francisco and Napa came out on top. Why? Why go somewhere on our honeymoon that both of us have been to before, together? Lots of reasons. We love San Francisco. And although we have been twice before, this time will be different. This time I want to be there as someone who knows the city (even though I don’t). I want to grab a sandwich at the local deli, buy fresh fruit at the farmers market, and stop in little shops that aren’t visible from the Trolley.
I don’t want to have to “see” anything (except maybe a quick stop into Hello Lucky ) I just want to be there, relax and enjoy the city with my new husband.
And Napa? Well, who can say no to gourmet packed lunches, wine and seeing more of this gorgeous state?! Needless to say, we are super excited. (Did you hear that mom? SUPER excited )
But we do need your help. I want to know the best places to go in San Francisco. Whether you live there or just frequent it once in a while, I want to know what you do on your Sunday in the city. Where do you eat on your date nights, what stores do you like to pop into on your lunch break?
For those who have an opinion on Napa, any favorite (or not so favorite) wineries? Museums? Places to go for a quite picnic with a loved one?
Thanks in advance And I also want to thank everyone who gave suggestions for Vancouver from when I posted this. We will go one day, and I will come back to those comments and love them
April 28, 2009 23 Comments
Some of my favorite things around the blogging world right now.
These gorgeous photos, but even more so the letters LOVE on the guestbook table
This awesome shot by Hugh Forte.
These bright beautiful spring flowers from The Brides Cafe.
And this. Only because I love Swiss Family Robinson and as a kid (who am i kidding… still as an adult) wished I would get stranded on an island so that I could live in the trees
April 27, 2009 4 Comments
What. a. week. Sorry for the lack of posts at the end of last week. Wednesday night I went straight from work to an Angel’s game to see my man get presented an award on the field (!), Thursday was dinner with the family and Friday night was the rehearsal dinner for my friends Saturday wedding! The wedding turned out gorgeous, and was so much fun! Two things I took away from it though: 1. Hire at least a day of coordinator. The groom produces events for a living so they had most of it under control, but for things like getting the ceremony started and doing the grand entrance, having one person in charge would have smoothed thing along a bit. and 2. bring a dress to change into, even if you don’t plan on changing. Lauren’s bustle broke halfway through the ceremony and if it wasn’t for the little dress she had brought to drive away in I think she might have ripped off her own train!!! And with that, a few pictures form the event
First, the guestbook I made for her wedding shower, finally completed with images from the shower and a few from Vegas
Lauren getting dressed. Her photographer wasn’t going to be there while she got dressed so I kind of took over and did the best I could
Driving to the site with her dad in an awesome car.
Both the ceremony and the reception were held at the Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente and it was just gorgeous! The grooms company, TGIS, put everything together, including this lounge that they had set up at the reception.
An awesome ‘tree’ on one of the food station tables. Rather than a sit down dinner they had a kind of glorified cocktail party with food stations serving things like mini pot roast in a martini glass. Delicious! The best food by far though were the chicken enchilada popsicles. Mmmmmmm.
I spent the day with a slight headache (open bar+another bar on the way home= trouble) but we did manage to buy ourselves a little travel book for our honeymoon We thought we were going to go to Vancouver but changed our minds… I will reveal the destination this week because I will need some advice on things!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
April 26, 2009 6 Comments
… a poster to go inside a frame for our “guestbook”. Some people do engagement pictures, we do posters. Bryan said we should design our own… which we are more than capable of doing. But you know what else I am capable of doing? Buying things online, like this
(buy it here)
April 21, 2009 12 Comments
I still haven’t found a paper worthy of being my envelope liners… these take my breath away. My thoughts… getting our names in the exact middle may prove to be too stressful then it is worth. Hmm…
April 20, 2009 5 Comments
With 3 months to go I am in full on DIY mode. Not a day goes by that I don’t fold a few tissue paper flowers or open my ‘To-Do’ list. I am not going to lie, I feel a little stress, but only because this is really happening and there are things that need to get done. I try and remind myself that if I were to not do a single thing from today until July 18th, I would still have a dress that fits, a priest to marry us, and a restaurant to feed us. Basically, no matter what, the basics are done, taken care of, nothing to worry about. It is things like decorations and the little details that only myself and a few others will notice that I am worrying about now.
This weekend involved working on a few different wedding projects.
Testing out different mixtures of my ink to find just the right color for the napkins:
Folding a ton of tissue paper flowers and photographing it along the way (once I complete one I will do a how-to post ) :
Aaaand, we went to Paper Source to get the paper for our invitations! I printed the invites and the RSVP’s. All that is left is the directions card and labels and we will be set! I have given myself a May 1st deadline for getting them done… We will see how that goes
How was your weekend?! Productive? Lazy? Busy? I vote for 3 day weekends every weekend… I am pretty sure no matter how your weekend went, you wish you had just one more day, I know I do
April 19, 2009 12 Comments
It looks like it will be a beautiful day leading into a beautiful weekend here in southern california and I thought it would be fitting to share some gorgeous bright sunshiney ranunculus! Aren’t they lovely?
April 17, 2009 2 Comments
Did you see this ‘cake’ in the latest Martha Stewart Wedding magazine? I want one! Actually I could probably go make one… hmmm…
They will ship them anywhere in the U.S.! And next time I am in New York, I will definitely have to stop by their shop.
Happy Friday, have a great weekend!
April 16, 2009 6 Comments