Friday, August 28, 2009

Oh So Obsessed with Oh So Beautiful Paper

I am on a paper blog rampage right now as yesterday I had my first conversation with our invitation designer. Our designer is an old colleague of my dad's who has since started her own design company. I had gathered inspiration for our Save the Dates (sorry I just can't bring myself to abbreviate) and invitation suite but had not gotten much beyond that. In talking to her I suddenly became overwhelmed by the decisions.

Paper Texture, Paper Weight, Envelopes, Liner, Pantone Colors, Font, and a million others that I cannot remember.

So I've been on an inspiration mission...mostly focused on Etsy and my new favorite blog Oh So Beautiful Paper. It's a MUST for all of us paper novices...

I sent our designer a huge word document with images of different invitations that I love. I found that many are not the entire look I like but may have the font or the color or the detail.

As for content...after 15 versions we have decided on:

Save the Date
Hilary and Michael
June 26,2010

Short and Sweet.

Isn't Moving the Worst?

I know...I've become one of those absentee bloggers who clogs up your Google Reader with old, stale posts. We have been in the midst of moving over the past few weeks and for some reason it has taken over our lives. But the good news is that we are finally in our apartment and after we go back to our old apartment on Saturday to do a last clean before the inspection, we'll be in the clear!

And I'll be back for good. I promise.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's In His Kiss

Ah...the kiss pictures. They can be the sweetest of the day or they can make others gag. I personally think that I look a little funny when photographed from the side while making a kiss face. But that will have to be I hope that our photographer can catch a smooch or two on our day.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rainy Day Wedding

This summer has been so strange in Boston. It rains several times a week. There have only been a handful of 80 degree sunny days. And it has me thinking about our wedding. We have planned for our ceremony to be outside on the patio of the museum that overlooks the park. I have tried to gauge how upset I will be about rain that day. And honestly, as long as we can get some fabulous rainy day pictures...I think I would be okay with it. After all...that is the day that I will become M's wife...and that is truly what matters.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I Might Be Obsessed

unknown source (tell me if it's yours!)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Wedding Planning Envy

So, lately I've been feeling that pesky little green monster tapping on my shoulder

I'll admit it...I'm a bit jealous! Of all of you lucky brides who are getting married in the next few months. You are entrenched in the heart of planning. With the big day well within sight, you are crossing things off your list and DIY-ing your butts off.

Yet with our wedding almost 11 months away and many of our big decisions already made...I'm feeling stuck. While I feel past the point of gathering inspiration (I know what I'm looking for now) it feels way too early to begin all of my projects and securing all of the details.

After all, I don't want to do all of the fun stuff too early and then question my decisions over the next year. That being said, I realize that next Spring, I will be kicking myself for this very post.

Did any of have similar longing due to a longer engagement? When did you get started on your "fun" projects?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Small Love

It's funny how when you first start planning your wedding and you gather inspiration, a vision is created just through the look and feel that you have a natural inclination towards.

That is how I determined that I want my guests to enjoy something like this

I love how sweet these small centerpieces look at a long table.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Ideal Table Scape


I love this. 3D Table floral center piece...framed menu (go green when you can) and lots and lots of votives.

Location Envy

I always dreamt of a city wedding. I love the idea of a chic downtown ceremony in the city that I adore.


But every once in a while (re: everyday) I secretly envy the lucky ladies going a bit more rustic.