Posts tagged ‘wedding’

August 2, 2011

wedding update – a dress!

I bought a dress! On our first dress shopping adventure, my mother, Dan’s mother, my sister (also the Maid of Honor) and my friend Nicole (a bridesmaid) headed for a cute little boutique, Flutter, just to look.

(Read more for a sneak preview of the dress!)

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July 19, 2011

wedding plans and pins

Just the other day I realized it is completely legal to doodle my first name with Dan’s last name – it’s not some silly schoolgirl crush activity since I MUST have a beautiful signature! So I spent about five minutes doodling my soon-to-be full name and I just might have it down!

Wedding planning has commenced – and in full force! We’ve picked a venue, set a date {May 5, 2012!} and picked a theme {shabby chic picnic}. My mother said “shabby chic” is too trendy, so she’s calling it French garden picnic but, whatever. We also have colors chosen {dusty/aqua blue, apricot, brown, cream and maybe a sage green, if I can convince Dan}.

Here’s our venue – we’re already on the calendar for next May!

The Historic Streetcar Station in Como Park

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July 8, 2011

there’s a ring!

It has been almost a month since my last post, and for this I apologize! Our world has been chirping with the talk of …. duh duh duh dah! wedding details!

Dan proposed two weeks ago today, and our life has been aflutter with congratulations and planning details. We viewed a venue Tuesday and hope to book it on Monday. We have talked to most of our groomsmen and half of our bridesmaids, so the ball is rolling!

Check out the ring he designed:

The ring!

The ring!

Now for the engagement details:

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June 14, 2011

the nest is all aflutter with the sound of church bells

Yesterday Dan told me to plan a wedding. I complained of being bored at work and not wanting to do anything I needed to (much like now, which is why I’m blogging) and he told me to plan a wedding. Well, I’m not sure he knew what he was in for.

I researched venues. We have one in mind, so I looked up the cost and rental agreement. I even printed it out (which later made Dan laugh a little). I also came up with a tentative timeline, if we are to use that venue.

Dan started it. He told an event planner – who has been dreaming about her wedding day since she was 5 and knew what a wedding was – to plan a wedding. We aren’t yet engaged, so I’m trying not to get too into it, but man! This isn’t fair.

So today at work I discovered StumbleUpon. I didn’t want to put weddings as an interest, but then I did. And crafts. And writing. And gardening. But weddings. Dan has no idea what he’s in for….

April 21, 2011

wedding fever? not what you think

Lately I’ve been thinking I really enjoy the wedding industry. I’ve spent some time (usually while bored at work) surfing through various wedding inspiration sites. At first it was because I was day dreaming about my own wedding and what I would eventually like to do (and I have sent myself a few links to return to when the time is right), but I’m realizing more and more that I just enjoy seeing what others come up with for their special day.

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