I love the idea of having multiple single layer cakes on different cake stands. John and I are not too fancy and I don't think we need a fancy, 5-tiered cake. We may even need a few cakes and a few pies. I think we are both looking forward to tasting desserts...we need to start setting up some appointments.
We may have found a caterer tonight. We headed to Cabbage Patch in Snohomish after work and was able to try just about everything that we had put on a mocked-up menu. Some of the food was a little plain but overall it was really good and Sondi seems like she would be great to work with. There's a few things we would change, like one of the apps and some of the tableware, but she seems very flexible and says its all about what we want that day. We aren't going to decide til we taste one more place probably, or go to the open house at Hidden Meadows Oct. 6, but right now this place is first on the list. I still can't believe how much food she made for us...I even have lunch for tomorrow.
And I just have to say, after driving through Snohomish again tonight, I'm really glad we are getting married there! We saw 3 hot air balloons, a parachuter and a small plane flying (very close to us as it was coming in for a landing), the mountains were out...it was perfect tonight! Now if only we can get all that right on May 22!
As you may (or may not) know, John and I like hiking and backpacking so the theme for our wedding is mountains and anything to do with them such as wild flowers, rocks, etc. etc.
I've been thinking about doing something with seed paper as a guest favor. It's paper that is embedded with seeds and you can plant it and grow wild flowers. Anyway, I just came across this photo and had to share. They are cute little birds made out of the seed paper and attached are instructions on what to do with them so you can grow flowers. Cute!
I found these shoes at Nordstrom Rack today. I've been thinking I want gray shoes of some kind or some blue or yellow color that goes with the rest of the decor. I'll try them on this weekend while John is in Vegas and see how they look. :) Fun, right?
I haven't posted in a while...been busy looking at venues and dresses and such.
The biggest news is that we set a date, found a venue and I bought a dress! (not in that order)
About 4 weeks ago I went to Something Blue Bridal Boutique in La Conner (about 1 1/2 hours from Seattle) and found THE DRESS! I tried on 17 dresses that day with two of my bridesmaids sitting by watching and taking notes. It wasn't til I retried on 5 dresses that they were able to say what they thought. Kim, who owns the store, is very particular about how things are done! And I'm glad she is. When I retried on the dress I bought and knew it was the one it made me cry. :) I just love it. It will need to be altered but it gets to sit in my closet til February.
Then the following weekend we went to Hidden Meadows in Snohomish and fell in love with the place. It's a bit spendy to rent the place, but the pluses are they give you the place for the whole day (noon-midnight), they allow you to bring your own alcohol and they have 6 caterers to pick from. So many places make you use their catering and their alcohol and they do 2 weddings per day. It will be nice to be able to not have to rush everything...I'm sure the day will fly by as it is.
And since we found the place finally we were able to set a date!....May 22, 2010! Please do a sun dance for me that week. Luckily Hidden Meadows has an indoor option if it rains but we'd much rather be outside in the grass with everyone.