Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wedding Recap: Reception

For those of you still following this blog - I'm sorry! I guess I'm just not that interested in weddings anymore! Ok, that's not entirely true, but I'm definitely not as gung-ho about wedding-ness as I was before our wedding. Although, after two years of being psyched up about weddings, can anyone blame me for taking a break? Well, I'm back with some shots from our reception.

Steve and I checking out the room before everyone was let in. Eek, can you stand that fantastically draped cocktail table?

Our view as we peeked in. It looked much lovelier with the lights dimmed, but the camera flash kind of ruined that effect. :)

A close-up of the flower centerpieces. Mokara orchids submerged in water in a cylinder vase. Yum! Also, you can make out our shotglass favors (the orange cups at each seat) and the placecards. Sadly, the menus didn't show up so well in this photo. But I know they're there!

Umm, a close up of the butter? Hehe, but you can also see the table number in action, so that's cool. :)

A peek at the pink flower centerpiece. Sadly, no pictures of the candles! Well, since I have 13 candle arrangements sitting in our basement, maybe I can dig one up and take a picture of it!

A shot of our pretty rockin' band!

Our first dance - "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra. But wait, it gets fun...

We threw in a few flips and dips and twirls and swirls! I thought it was pretty clever! :)

Clearly, I'd had a few! I'm doing my infamous flippy air guitar (first you strum with the left hand, then you flip it and strum with the right!).

Hehe, Steve was definitely having some fun too!

And finally...because every wedding needs more cowbell...


Friday, March 19, 2010

Wedding Recap: Ceremony

If you couldn't tell from the title, this post is all about the ceremony.

(Pretty self-explanatory - didn't think you'd need captions.)


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wedding Recap: Boys Getting Ready

Ok, now it's time for some cheesy boy shots. Seriously, our photographer had some really...odd...ideas for the guy shots.

Like, hey...wouldn't it be funny to see the guys pretend to kick the groom in the groin?
But, hey, it's in black & white, so that's automatically classy, right? :)

Well, then there's the ever classic "pretending to shoot dice in the church before the ceremony"...

Aside from these and other ridiculous shots, they did manage to get some nice pictures in too...


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wedding Recap: Girls Getting Ready

Now that we've finally gotten back all of our wedding photos, I thought I'd share! You didn't think I'd leave you hanging after all this time, did you? First up - the girls getting ready!

Getting my bling on! There was one strand that was too long, so our florist helped me shorten it up a little. Good thing I was wearing my hair down to cover up her crafty use of wire!

Oodles of pearls - just the way I like it!

Bridezilla making sure the sashes are tied juuust right...

It's a lot tougher than it seems to tie the knot! (Haha, wedding pun!)

Well, now don't we look nice!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

We Did It!

We're married!

It was everything I ever thought it would be, and so much more!

The day was simply flawless.

Here are a few pics from our photographer friend (be sure to click to enlarge)...

Our beautiful church...

the inside (including the phenomenal crucifix above the altar!)...

Getting my bling on....

Steve watching me strut down the aisle...

Husband and wife...


Friday, January 1, 2010

Cake Cutting Tool

So, I think it's pretty safe to assume that our wedding style is "punched up traditional". Sure, we'll have elegant, traditional invitations, but we jazzed them up with our bright color palette and little animals for the food choices...

(I forgot I'd never shared the guts of our invitations!)

And of course we'll be doing a "first dance" to a classic like "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra, but we're adding in a few moves of our own to spice things up! Our guestbook is not your traditional bound guestbook, but in fact a guest book box with cute little notecard inserts like this...

(Another item I haven't revealed yet, mostly because I can't find my camera...)

So, naturally, we couldn't just settle on a traditional cake serving set! They were all far too boring or cutesy or fancy. See what I mean...

And, honestly, when would I ever use them again? So, while on a recent re-registering trip to Target, we purchased the pink santoku knife that I've been eying up for months...

Is it not the most perfect pink knife ever? Plus, it gets bonus points for doing double duty - cake cutter and server! LOVE!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Unfathomable Numbers

When you hear that someone has embezzled over $20 million, you probably shake your head, say something like "dang!", and go on with your business. And, sure, you may know that dinosaurs ruled the earth over 230 million years ago, but have you taken the time to contemplate how long that really is?

My point is, there comes a point when we no longer comprehend what a number really means. And for me, that number is 19...

Nineteen days to finish whittling down my centerpiece candles.
Nineteen days to add a hook and eye enclosure to my dress.
Nineteen days to meet with our florist, priest, and contact at the reception hall.
Nineteen days to buy our flower girl a tiara.
Nineteen days to get our marriage license.
Nineteen days to finalize our guest count and make a seating chart.

It doesn't sound like a lot. I mean, each task in and of itself is pretty simple and shouldn't take a full 19 days to complete. But it's not just about finishing these menial tasks. It's about the fact that our wedding is 19 days away! That's less than three weeks! Now that's pretty unfathomable!