July 20, 2010
So while I was trying to get caught up with the bajillion posts in my google reader…I came across this post from almost a month ago over on Brenda’s Wedding Blog…
hmmm…that bouquet in the middle sure looks familiar no?!
I loved my bouquet…it was my idea to wrap it in burlap and then lace…I think it turned out pretty darn cute too!
Thanks to Brenda’s Wedding Blog for showing off my beautiful bouquet!
(oh and Lance’s fun bout too!!)
May 4, 2010
Heather and Grayson always shoot the most awesome-est of awesome weddings…always a treat for the eyes when I see a new post by them in my reader!
I’ll let the pics explain what I mean…
A peony bouquet with really thin lace wrapped around the stems…yep love it.
cute bridesmaid dresses from Anthro…always a good idea!
…and the assortment of lovebirds and tree stumps!? Ack I want them all!
If I could only get my hands on some antique bottles/jars like these…def my type of alter!
this one is getting stashed in my hair inspiration folder!
*all pics by Jagger photography
March 11, 2010
Until today…thank-you BC!
There’s a few things I love about this wedding…first up…the purple flats!
I sorta want to get a pair….and those socks!? Yep…Lance and his GM are wearing the same ones!
oh and then there are the beautiful BM bouquets…
oh and the cute BM dresses too…
and last but not least..tulips!
…and how cute are those tiny S&P shakers?!
For more of this beautiful purple wedding head on over to the Cafe!
**Coming up next….my first GIVEAWAY!!!
February 26, 2010
so remember when I used to post these?? haha…yeah that happened all of like 2 fridays…oh well…it is Friday…and so bring on the Hodgepodge!
A lot has been going on in the land of wedding planning…yesterday we reached the 100-days-till mark…which means we are now in the double digits! eeeek! Not only that…but work and everything else has been crazy busy as well…which may or may not be to blame for my lack of posting. So with that…I’ll just touch on a few recent things and hopefully find time to dig deeper into them in later posts
* So when I went back home I had my bridal shower! …and because I’m lazy and don’t want to re-post…you can read about it here.
* Also back home I met with our florist…and since I didn’t go in with a “I MUST HAVE THIS FLOWER!!!!!!” attitude I got to hear her suggestions and we just sorta came up with stuff as we went along! I think everything is going to look great…I’m not really worried at all. I still need to gather some photos to send her of bouquets, bouts, jars… so she can have a better idea of what I’m after when it comes time to putting things together.
* I also met with our pastor and went over some readings/stuff that we want to include in our ceremony…I think it will shape up to be pretty awesome! I’m excited to work more on this and make it personal to us and memorable for our guests!
* I went looking for shoes for a bit…and stumbled upon these…
but in grey…love them! I tried to get my sister to buy them to wear with her BM dress…but apparently the heel isn’t high enough. Yeah we’ll see how she feels about that when she is sinking into the grass…teenagers. Anyways…I like them and they DO come in a plum color
…but I’m not sure. Maybe it’s just me but this almost looks more “berry” than “plum”. Perhaps it is just my screen…and in real life they are more of a purple color. So anyways…the shoe hunt is still on…I’m considering just buying a few pairs online and trying them on…and then returning the ones I don’t like. I’m just not seeing much that I like in the stores I’ve been too….at least not for a reasonable price. (oh and I’m considering finding a cute pair of flats to wear once my feet get tired…which I’m sure they will)
* After I find shoes I’m making a B-line for the dress store where my dress currently lives..all alone…so I can get that sucker sized! I have this weird fear that the lady is gonna say…”um yeah…we can’t alter that to fit you”…I know…lame…but this is what I fear. Thus the sooner I can get shoes and get the dress fitted…the better.
* I am one proof away from finalizing the invites. There was something about the first proof that just didn’t look right…and then the second proof made the first look much better…ugh…decisions. Don’t worry…as soon as these are finalized, ordered, addressed, and sent out I will reveal them!! (Sorry…it might be a month or two…just saying)
OK SO ENOUGH ABOUT WEDDING STUFF…it seriously is taking over my life!!!
Let’s talk about fun non-wedding related things shall we!
Last weekend a bunch of Lance’s guy friends were in town…it was great to see them all again…and all at the same time! On Saturday we all went skiing up at Snowbird.
us looking awesome in our grey hats…(I knit mine btw!)
You might find this hard to believe…but even though the resorts are a mere 20mins from our house…we never go. I guess I just never really got into it…never mind it is one of the most expensive hobbies I think a person can have…I mean $50+ for a lift ticket!? And don’t forget all the stuff you need…like $100+ snow pants, coats, and $70 gloves. I mean whoever is making this stuff is seriously rolling in dough. I think I’ll just stick to my $100 pair of running shoes every 6 months. But it was still fun…even though I spent a majority of my time on the chickadee slope…and then when I attempted a ‘green’ one…I fell and got laughed at by all the 6yr olds flying by me…ok not really but I’m pretty sure they were laughing in their heads.
All in all it was a fun weekend that ended with me getting to meet a blogger in real human form!! Abbie!! She was in town with her friend to do a little Ikea shopping…ya know…the place where you justify buying a giant Wok…even though you rarely make wok-esq food… just b/c it is $7! You can read about her account of the trip here…including a scary accident we wittnessed! Crazy Utah drivers!!!
We went and had dinner at one of my favorite local eateries…The Porcupine…they have a wide selection of local brews on tap (pry cause you can’t get away with having normal beer on tap here in UT) which is why I love going there…oh and their food is pretty good too Anyways…we talked about wedding stuff…non-wedding stuff…random life stuff…funny stuff…and then dinner was over and it was time to go!
Abbie left me with 2 big boxes of mason jars (hooray!) and after I dropped her and her friend off I was pretty sure she would never email me again! haha! I was pretty nervous about meeting her…kinda like going on a first date! We had been emailing/commenting back and forth for quite some time so when it came to actually meeting I was worried she would think I was a total nerd …or super lame.
But all was well (minus my crazy driving) and it was so fun to finally get to meet her…she is just as cute and as fun in person as she is on her blog…actually even more so if you ask me! I’m jealous of her short hair…I can’t wait to chop mine post-wedding!! Hopefully our paths cross again and we can meet up another time…but until then we always have email and the internets!!
OK somehow this post become less hodgepodge-y and picture-y…and more just me blabbing. So I will cut myself off and update you on knitting and running stuff later! (YES I still do both!) Oh and how I failed my final test for the push-up challenge (only 60! wtf!)…no worries…I’m not giving up that quickily
February 5, 2010
this wedding looks really fun…and the GM shirts (and ties!) are awesome!
No seriously…Lance and I always joke about buying these giant-animal-all-across-the-front shirts and wearing them around to embarrass each other. We are easily humored.
haha…it just makes me laugh.
see what I mean?! it looks like they are having a blast!
When Lance and I discuss what we want the “feel” of our wedding to be the one word that we always come to is ‘Fun’…we want our guests to have fun…like the kind of fun where you are sad that it has to end. Because in the end that’s what people remember….not the color of the napkins.
(who took all the fun pics you see here!)
*Oh and BTW…their colors were a mix of purples, grey and greens. Sound familiar?? And the bride’s dress is beautiful!!!
February 4, 2010
just a sampling of lovely stuff around the interwebs…
image via here
oh and you can also grab the freebie printable for these cute mini-chocolate wrappers!
hmmm…it appears I am in a Valentine’s day sort of mood.
January 7, 2010
November 30, 2009
Have you seen the newly revamped Elizabeth Anne Designs?!?
It looks great no?
My personal favorite is the photography archives page…
talk about a ton of inspiration in one spot…I could get lost in there…in fact I probably will later today.
November 13, 2009
I never actually planned on having a wedding poster…it just kind of happened…here’s how it all went down.
Back toward the end of September I won a free poster size print from a blog giveaway!!! (hooray for winning!!) When I got the email with the info on how to redeem this free print…I noticed I only had ONE MONTH to come up with something!! Well there goes my grand plan of waiting till after the wedding and having one of my favorite pictures printed. I briefly toyed with the idea of dressing my two cats up in little outfits and taking their picture and having that printed*…but I quickly convinced myself that no…I should really use this for something WEDDING related!
That’s when I remembered all the lovely wedding posters I had seen on Etsy!
I loved the simple/whimsical/fun tone of these posters! I thought to myself…how cute would it be to have something like this displayed at our wedding reception and then later hang in our home…a keepsake of our wedding for us to treasure long after the day is done!?!? SOLD! Now…if I only had mad design skills (trust me…If it isn’t clipart I can insert into powerpoint…I’m clueless)…oh but maybe I can find someone to design one FOR me!! I mean this blog-world is FULL of awesomely creative peeps!!
So that’s exactly what I did…I contacted the talented Budget-Savvy-Bride turned awesome-designer to see if she could whip up something fun and Nebraska-ish for me. I sort of spat a lot of random ideas at her (“I want corn..and a windmill…and some little cute birdies…and a lot of open space for signatures!”)…which I’m sure sounded totally nuts.
Well bless my little heart…the girl pretty much took the image RIGHT OUT OF MY HEAD and put it on paper.
So without further ado…I give you…Our Corn-Country Love-Bird Wedding Poster…
sorry…had to blur out the date…gotta keep some stuff private.
Ummm…is it not super-amazingly-perfect?! I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! The plan is to have our wedding-party and immediate family sign it at the rehearsal dinner…and then display it at our reception…and later in our home!! Oh wedding-blog-land…how I love thee!!
*kidding…I would never dress my cats in little outfits…ok fine…maybe if they actually let me I would…
November 11, 2009
I have a zillion things to blog about…but haven’t had the time (or energy…) but when I came across these images on Once Wed I just HAD to share…a wedding full of YARN! Yes YARN! (well actually it is an inspirational shoot…but if this is the inspiration…imagine how great the wedding will be!)
brace yourself for the greatest ring shot of all time…
brilliant no?! I’m considering bringing a ball of purple Malabrigo along to the wedding just so I can score a similarly awesome ring shot!
I have an embarrassingly large stash full of random skeins of yarn…I can’t help it…there’s just something about the different colors and fibers that I can’t get enough of…I often wish I could just decorate our house with yarn balls…but we have cats…not such a good combo. This wedding is pretty much a yarn-lovers dream no?