Tuesday, December 22, 2009

No wedding planning this week or next..at least not til after 2010 starts. We are leaving for Cabo on Thursday morning and will be spending a week in warm, sunny weather. I'm looking forward to getting away from the hustle and bustle of life and spending some quality time with John and the sun. I hope all my family and friends have a great week and we'll see you when we return!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I'm going to be making a lot of things for the wedding and have started picking up supplies over the past couple of months.

I was excited to find this fabric at Joann's this weekend. I looked all over the store at all of the fabric before I realized they had these small swatches to work with. These will be perfect for what I'm thinking of using them for.

And I picked up this tissue paper at PaperZone today. It will be perfect for the garlands I'm planning on making.

I'm pretty pleased with how things are coming together even though most of the stuff I want to make hasn't been started yet...at least the ideas are in place. Christine and I mocked up a table centerpiece yesterday with some of the flowers she had in her home and the mason jars and candles she and I had. We just have to figure out where to get bulk flowers or go to the Pike Place Market a day or two before the wedding and I need to come up with placemats or paper for the center of each table and we'll be on our way to decorating the tables.

I still need to figure out what to do for escort cards. I was going to do pinwheels but they are becoming a hassle and John never liked them so I think I'm going to nix that idea (he will be so happy). I still want to do something creative and have a few ideas but I think I'll work on all of the other things (the invitations first of course) and see what time allows for. Plus I've got plenty of paper right now to work with but I don't know what I'll have left after I get our invitations done.

Here's our map and the new paper cutter I bought last week. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made...it's so much faster than what I used to make invitations for a friend last year. I can't believe I waited so long to get one.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wedding Coordinating

Tomorrow morning I am meeting with my friend Christine who will be helping to coordinate our wedding. We are meeting at 11AM at her house in Everett and then heading to Hidden Meadows so she can see the place and we can check out the space. I'm hoping we will figure out table arrangement ideas and possibly decorations for the aisle. I have so many ideas in my head that they are all starting to mix together and I probably want to do too much. Do I want lights? Garlands? One large cylinder vase in the middle or flowers in mason jars? Lots of candles or just a few? Some type of table cover over the white tablecloth or just use the white cloth? ... I'm sure Christine will reign me in and the ideas will become more clear when I see the place again in person. I need to remember that just like in design, the simpler the ideas the better the outcome generally. There's just so many good ideas out there. I think the accessibility of blogs, diy projects and pictures these days has given me wedding vertigo.

Here's some ideas I'm considering:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Engagement photos

When we bought our photo package for the wedding it included an "engagement photos session" with Amy. (Check out her new site here!)

Well, we just set a date for the session! We actually have two dates set just in case the weather doesn't cooperate on the first date.... February 27th, with March 13th as a backup.

I hope the sky is as clear as it is today on one of those dates! :) This is a view from my window at work...finally November is over and the sun is back out.