- Chopping that top layer in half.
- Injecting some white into the stripes to brighten it up.
- Using a more springy green, as opposed to these wintry shades.
- No flowers.
Monday, November 30, 2009
In the search for cute stationery, I came across a multitude of bike cards! I’d love to incorporate bikes into the wedding’s thank you cards.
The bridal shower is coming up and I am super excited. Amanda is an entertaining genius, so I know her and my mom are going to throw a good one. With the shower come presents, and with presents come thank you cards.
I really like these. I was thinking we could change the color and add a simple “Thanks!” centered at the top. Amanda had mentioned that she was looking for some bike-themed invitations, so these would tie in well. I think they’d be cute regardless though.
Are you supposed to use the same thank you cards for the bridal shower and the wedding? Who knows! Target would be a cheaper choice for 100 wedding thank yous … but not nearly as cute!
Looks like I have more Etsy searching to do.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
- other bad words
Saturday, November 21, 2009
One woman in particular that I am really thankful for is Sara, Josiah's cousin. Her husband and Josiah are BFFs, and I consider Sara one of my closest friends. I'm incredibly thankful to be joining the Kilduff family -- I love them all so much.
Sara came down to visit this weekend and I couldn't have been more excited. I absolutely love hanging out with her, and I feel like we are always on the same page. We all have those friends who just ... understand. Sara is one of them and I love her for it (and other things).
In any case, Sara and I had a lot of good wedding conversation this weekend. She's super supportive and has always given me great advice. She's especially wonderful at making me feel like what I'm going through is totally normal. I really appreciate that.
Today we hit the mall with my mom and Sara gave me tons of good registry tips that I wouldn't have thought of. Thanks lady! I think I have a better grasp on what to expect when I register in the next couple of weeks.
There was also a lot of baby talk ... not for me, though! Haha. Sara is pregnant and due the same week that we get married! It's been fun because we are both counting down the months until the big days. I've been super excited about the wedding, of course, but knowing that Sara and Jared's baby boy will be born that same week makes the countdown even more special. Especially because ... Josiah and I are going to be the godparents! I am just too excited. I love their family and their little boy is going to be a badass. Josiah and I are really bummed that they will be moving to the Bay Area at the start of the new year, but we can't wait to visit.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
- Search the Internet for men's wedding fashion.
- Go to Banana Republic and J. Crew to try on suiting.
- Develop plan for groomsmen's outfits.
- Come with me to Target and Crate and Barrel to register for gifts.
- Gather songs and create a preliminary playlist for the wedding.
- Find someone to man the iPod/laptop music situation.
- Order wedding rings.
- Find birth certificate and apply for passport.
- Make a decision on the honeymoon location so we can book a flight.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
10 DOLLARS PER SLICE.
I nearly crapped my pants. Needless to say, if this keeps up, I'm going to Plan B.
I randomly got the idea to line the tiers with candy sticks. I have yet to find a picture of it, but basically, the candy sticks would be making vertical stripes around the base of every tier. Does that make sense?
- Candy sticks seem to be about 5.5 inches tall. Would the cakes have to be the same height, or would it be good to have some white space above them?
- Is this going to look cheap? I don't just want to slap some candy on a cake and call it a day.
- Another thought I had was to break them in half, or maybe use two-thirds and line them up, so it'd be a jagged edge of varying heights. Who knows.
- What I really like is that the candy would make the cake pop. They are bright, textured, glossy and kind of translucent, so I think it would really add some depth to an otherwise white cake.
- What about rock candy? Those come in bright colors too...
My mission is to find the perfect pen to use. I am very particular about pens, as some may know. It's funny because my sister Annelise always makes fun of me for getting excited about certain writing utensils. But I can't help it! Some pens just write so well ...
Another question: do I have to use black ink? So boring! But our invites are a light reddish-orange salmon color, so I don't know what else would go. Nothing really.
This week I have three bakery appointments. I had one last week, and another tonight. The first one was really disappointing, so hopefully these three turn out a bit better. That seems to be the way it's gone though ... with the dresses and florists at least. We'll see. I'll post a roundup at the end of the week with my findings.
My next post will be a serious take on glasses. As in seeing eye glasses. I know you're going to be anxiously awaiting until then...
Thursday, November 5, 2009
So, yesterday I came across this really cute postcard idea yesterday at The Knot’s blog.
They suggested using vintage postcards for the guest book. I thought, “Damn, I need a cool idea for a guest book.” I voiced my concerns to Amanda and, like a good Maid of Honor, she pulled through: spoke cards.
In the fixed gear culture, many people have spoke cards in their rear wheel. You receive them at every alleycat, basically representing your attendance. Some people have them for other random reasons too like if you’re in a bike club. Some people proudly display their cards in their spokes, some choose to hang them up on their refrigerator. Either way, spoke cards are all over the place.
I had wanted to use spoke cards in our engagement photo shoot, spelling out our wedding date in our back wheels. I definitely still want to do that. Plus, we could tie it into the wedding too.
Basically, I’m thinking that we need to have some spoke cards printed up, maybe tying in our name “logo” from our invites. If we printed that lightly along the side, everyone could take one and write a memento on it. After the wedding I could get them all laminated. Then, we could collect them all and frame or install them somehow … or we could put them in a pair of wheels and hang them in our house! I think it’s super cute.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
- Approximately three walls are glass.
- It has very tall ceilings.
- It overlooks the negative edge pool/Tempe Town Lake.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Here's an e-mail I wrote a friend, dated Nov. 19, 2004:
a few weeks ago i started hanging out with this kid josiah. but alas,
josiah is a special one. when i switched to my present high school
the second semester of freshman year, i think i fell in love with this
kid. amazingly gorgeous. i was so interested in him, in general, but
the whole two years he went there (graduated two years ago) i never
said a word to him. and even the past year and a half--i see him
everywhere. maybe you've noticed about half of my lj update's
subjects as "OMG I SAW JOSIAH TODAY OMG OMG OMG!!!# !v 3."
luckily he's still around and we have mutual friends. somehow things
got around and he found out about my everlasting crush. and what do
you know, it was the same for him.
needless to say, we've been hanging out more and more. he is one of
the most amazing and gorgeous (can i not find two better words or
something?) people i've met so far.
sadly, he's been pretty sick the past week and we haven't gotten to hang out.
i thnk something great is going to happen though.
Like these sparkly mixing bowls.
And this cake platter.
And these ice skating polar bear plates!!
And these adorable striped spreaders!!!!
OK, so I have a problem with Christmas stuff. I already hung up some lights on the mantle...
I'm not quite sure how to do this registry thang. Josiah and I already have so. Much. Crap.
I was talking with Erica a while ago, and I think we came to the conclusion that registries are especially helpful for newlyweds who moved straight from their parents' homes. But that's not the case with Josiah and I, seeing as how we have accumulated a lot of things since we moved out five years ago. We have everything we need (other than a Kitchen Aid mixer!), for the most part. We could use some uniform table settings, but we have like 54 mismatched sets, so it'll be a challenge finding places to put everything. But I mean, we don't need bedding. Or furniture. Or silverware. Or pots and pans.
So what do I register for? Knick knacks? Decorative stuff? Random kitchen gadgets? Josiah asked if we could register at a bike shop ... no surprise there. I really don't know what to put on my list. I need my mom! I should just have her do it for me haha.
Also, what is the norm for how many places you're supposed to register at? Here's the break down of where I'd like to register:
- Crate and Barrel: dinnerware, classy serving pieces, gadgets
- Target: practical stuff, basic cooking supplies
- CB2 (online only): decorative touches, barware, funky serving pieces
Josiah really wants to register at Bed, Bath and Beyond because they give cash back for returns haha! He worked there for a couple years, so he would know. Our friends told us that they returned a bunch of crap for a grand after they got married. (I don't plan on returning anything though...ha!)
So Crate and Barrel would be good for my parents' friends and relatives, Target would be convenient for everyone, and CB2 would be good for my friends who are looking to get something cool and fun.
I'm not sure how much people actually use registries. I'm the jerk who doesn't use them ... if I know the couple well enough, I try to get them something fun. I figure they're going to be getting enough practical stuff. I hope people get Josiah and I fun stuff too!
Who has advice for me?
Some cool things I'd like from CB2(but no one would actually want to buy for me):
Beaker Glass Pitcher
Firefly Pendant Lamp