Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Knot.Com Features Our Wedding Color Pallet

I logged onto the Knot.Com today and I found that their featured article was entitled "New Color Combo: modern reception style" and it was all about our Blues and Oranges color pallet.

Although I'm not doing the purple-blue in additon to my aqua-blue, they are pretty spot-on with my pallet.

Take a look:

Monday, June 16, 2008

My Bridal Shower

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my Bridal Shower!

It was Luau-themed shower complete with Mai Tais, Leis, Sand, Orchids, and Palm Trees. And the food was amazing!

Here are some pics of the beautiful Hawaiian decor that Katie created for the shower.

I posted pics of all the lovely ladies in attendance, as well some mandatory present-opening pictures here:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Engagement Pictures

I first want to take a moment to brag about my wonderful and talented photographer, Kim Irons. She is fantastic! Besides her amazing photographic skills, the other thing that I love about her is that as part our photography package we own our digital images so I can show you this compilation of my favorite engagment photos:

Images are copywrite of Kim Irons

To see all of my favorite engagement photos please visit:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Invites Sent!

Just wanted to update everyone on my "Going Postal" post from yesterday. Today my invites went out, hand canceled and everything!

My Mom got a nice lady at the Midway US Post Office to hand cancel and send them! (Midway Address: 2535 Midway Drive, San Diego, CA 92138). Thank you, postal lady, for restoring my faith in government services!

And because I'm so happy, here is my happy happy engagement pic for you:

Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm about to Go Postal

I originally intended to send the wedding invitations out LAST weekend. That was until the Long Beach post office would not hand-cancel them.

For those of you who've never had the pleasure of sending out bulky party invites this is what hand-cancelling is. Canceling is the ink-stamp used by the Post Office to note that a postage-stamp has been used. Typically this is applied by a machine at the Post Office that may be rough on your envelope, but hand stamping prevents this damage.

Basically the wedding invitation is thick and if it goes through the machine, it the invitation is likely to get mangled.

I want them to look like this nice hand canceled sample:

Well anyways, today my Mom took the invitations to the Jamul post office who would not hand cancel them and then to downtown San Diego post office only to find that they won't hand cancel on Mondays (and they will only do 25 invites at a time). Mother effer, I'm going postal!

Each post office has a blah blah blah reason about why they can't/won't do it. And I'm not the only bride to have this problem! Not to be mean, but I think the Postal Service is just lazy. I can't see any other reason why they won't do this. I mean, how long could this possibly take? It would take about 3 seconds an invite, for 100 invites, for a whopping 5 minutes total spent. C'mon Mr. Postman, just hand-cancel my invite, please!

Another Wedding Registry

When I registered for wedding gifts I knew I had to register at Crate&Barrel and BedBath&Beyond because I love love those stores. I also added Macy's because Macys is everywhere and practical.

Well this weekend I was walking in my Long Beach neighborhood and went in Z Gallerie. Immediatly I fell in love with this Duvet and Pillow set:

I also saw all of the wonderful art and decorations that the store has and knew that I must add Z Gallerie for to my wedding registry list.

I think four wedding registries is a big much, but I feel like Z Gallerie is so different and the items that I registered for at Z Gallerie are not your run-of-the-mill registry items.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fiesta Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

For our Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, we're having a Mexican Fiesta at my parents house. Even though I'm not Mexican, I did grow up in house that you can see Mexico from and I love Mexican culture, art, and of course, food!

I put together this inspiration board for our Fiesta Rehearsal Dinner:

Here are the ideas I have for our Fiesta Rehearsal Dinner:

Food - Authentic Mexican Caterering from Gerardos (booked!)
Drinks - Margaritas and Buckets of Mexican Beer
Table Decor - Red table linens, cactus plants, chili peppers, candles, red flowers
General Decor - Mexican Wedding Banners, red paper lantern, Mexican blankets, sombreros

I really wish I could get down to Mexico before the wedding to buy some of fun Mexican items. Hmmm... day trip anyone?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

LIGHTS, camera, action!

I'm always looking for new and creative ways to totally break my wedding budget... hence this week's obsession with wedding reception lighting.

(side bar: It's kind of funny how each wedding vendor will tell you that their wedding detail is THE thing will make THE impact on your wedding look and feel. The florist says it the flowers, the band says its the music, the chair people say it's the chairs (I hope its not), the statationary store says its the invitations, and the AV people say its the lighting.)

I have visions of spotlights, uplighting, dance floor washes, and monograms/logos projected on the wall.:

Well all of that went out the window when I came down to earth EXCEPT uplights. Uplights are about $25 a light so for just a couple hundred dollars you can totally transform the mood of the room with lighting. I'm thinking of doing turquoise uplighting. It will complement the orange glow of the chandeliers, wall lights, and chandeliers AND will make the room awash in my favorite couple. Do you think this would look or should I stick with a warmer color?

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