Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bridal Shower Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who made it to my bridal shower on Sunday!! I had a great time and it went off without a hitch. There were a few no-shows who I missed due to illness but I was glad to have the my friends and family who were there. We even got greeted by my friend Kassy's husband who delivered her present when she was not able to make it. We had lots of food, dessert, games and so many gifts! The weather was blustery, but what better reason to stay indoors! Hopefully I'll get some pictures soon.

Now on to continuing to plan the wedding and rehearsal dinner!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bridal Shower

This Sunday is my Bridal Shower!

I don't know if I'm super excited because I don't really love being the center of attention but I plan to enjoy it because this only happens once!

24 of my lovely lady friends and family will be attending and we will play games, eat goodies and have fun discussing me becoming a Mrs! Can you believe the wedding is only 56 days away!!??

Thanks in advance to Sarah who is hosting and to Steve for offering up his space for us!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Engagement photos

We went out to Discovery Park and into Ballard for engagement photos with the lovely Amelia Soper this past Sunday, which just happened to be our 4 year anniversary. The weather was just about perfect for our shoot. Here are some of the best photos – we get a disc soon with more photos we haven't seen yet.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Latest

It's been a busy week and I've hardly been home, which doesn't really work too well when planning wedding stuff. I'm glad to have seen my grandma and chat with her for over an hour on Wednesday and had a wonderful dinner with some friends too. But the planning continues...

We met with our officiant, Julie Cooper, last night over cocktails and food and had a fun time getting to know each other more.

I had my first dress fitting with Darcy of Fragile Fit last Saturday. I don't know what I was expecting but I was in and out in about 20 minutes flat! I put on the dress with my silvery shoes, she pinned, she bustled and I said everything looked good and away I went. I'll go back on April 3rd for the second fitting.

I also worked on some wedding decor type stuff with Christine on Saturday after the fitting. We finished some garlands, discussed some other decorations we will have and had a fun afternoon. We also looked into what it would take to order wholesale flowers and have them delivered but I think I've decided to just have my florist do everything.

Speaking of florists, Kristen of Denney-Designs emailed me this week to tell me we had to order flowers NOW and payment was due. It kind of freaked me out because it seemed so early for that. After several emails and questions of what we want and discusson on costs, I finally called her and my last question to her was "and I just want to make sure, but is this early for ordering flowers? The wedding is May 22 and it just seems early to me." Well, she thought we were ordering for March 22 even though she had May 22 on the contract. Phew! At least we made some decisions on things and are pretty much set until the order gets made in a couple of months.

We also found a couple of cake stands at Costco last weekend...two come in a box for $19.99. I think we are going to also borrow some from a few friends and family and hopefully we are set. It's hard to know exactly how many we need until we get a full headcount but at least we know that Costco has more if we need them.

Lastly, we have a box full of 150 paper lanterns in gold and white in our garage. I can't wait to see how they look all hung up when the day comes.

Happy weekend!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Filling Jars

We are going to have 3 mason jars on each table to fill with flowers. My question is do we have the florist do this and have all the flowers match the rest of the flowers in the wedding or do we stop at a few flower markets a day or two before the wedding and do them all ourselves?

I don't really care if we are all matchy matchy and I think the Pike Place Market would be a lot cheaper than the florist. So I think it comes down to how much time will it take to do this? With hanging 150 lanterns and some garland in various places I'm hoping I will have a lot of helpers. Plus I think we are taking photos before the ceremony and will have to be beautiful early in the afternoon. We only get our venue at noon so I think from one or two p.m. we will be doing photos. It's just crazy how much goes into all this. I know we will get it done though!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Paper Lanterns

I just ordered 150 white and yellow paper lanterns at asianideas.com in sizes 12", 14", 16" and 18". :) Here's some lantern decor inspiration: