September 29, 2011

The Case of the Neverending Save the Date Search

OK!! OK! I know I just blogged about Save the Dates not too long ago. But the best part about this blog is that I can share things i LOVE that aren't necessarily things I would actually use for my wedding, because they don't fit the style. Just because I LOVED that caricature or nautical themed save the date- doesn't mean I can actually "make it work" (must be said in Tim Gunn voice!) with my own wedding.

So, that being said, since I look at so many beautiful pieces of paper all the time- its hard to narrow down my own choices. I tried to involve Fiance last night- but that lasted an entire 2 minutes of me explaining the difference between digital print, letterpress, thermal printing. I barely kept his attention to explain the different between linen paper- and the paper weight.

I have to admit I am ahead of the curve a bit. I spent 4 years after college working for a printing company. And even today- I deal with paper quality and printing on the reg. OK, so maybe that makes me a bit more obsessed with the paper stock, quality of imaging, etc. Just a LITTLE more obsessed.

I did get TJ to agree on one thing ,we don't really have time to get our engagement photos done in time to have our save the dates done with photos. And we aren't sure we want photo save the dates anyway. So while a lot of the options I originally Loved involved photos- we scrapped those and started all over.

At any rate, I have tirelessly searched high and low- and here are some of the final picks--- ahh! Yet, my search has yet to end. For all the RI Brides out there- I am headed to Crosstown Press this weekend, a long with New England Paper--just to add to my never ending search to find "the perfect" Save the Date.

Here are some (keyword: some) top picks! (and perhaps they will inspire you too). If you need more inspiration, a lot of our "ideas" really came from the Oh so Beautiful paper! Save the date section.

Cute right? From Gus and Ruby in Portsmouth, NH

Another lovely one from Czar press

Etsy shop: for your invitation

Etsy: Shine Invitation

September 21, 2011

Ombre, Ombre!

I was going to go with another color theme today, but decided to nix that and just focus on my latest obsession: OMBRE! A few years ago I purchased the cutest blue ombre cocktail dress. From then on I was hooked. How can you incorporate this look into a wedding? Look no further- here is your inspiration!

September 15, 2011

For Ali and Andy!

Back in 2002 I entered URI. So young, so naive and well--honestly, scared. Then I met this amazing bunch of girls. One of them was from my hometown, imagine that! I hadn't met her before, but she was so sweet and always had a smile on her face. She seemed as naive and scared as I was.

Four years later, she and I decided to take on the "big city". We moved into this apartment, that actually, when looking back was a huge defining moment. Boy, that apartment taught us a lot! Well for one, I hadn't actually done my own laundry before. It's also amazing how fast you go through paper towels.

She and I didn't really have all that in common, except a great love for good friendships, good wine, and a certain Pussycat doll named Chelsea (don't ask!). I am over the top, gaudy at times (yes, I'll admit it) and pretty damn dramatic. She is go with the flow, quiet, simple and sweet.

We shared the same naive ideal "move to a city, have an amazing job, meet a boyfriend." But it turns out life doesn't happen that way. There were break ups and makeups, long nights of studying and 60 hr work weeks. There were certainly tears- but there were a lot, really, a TON of laughs.

Now, we are at yet another crossroad in our life. Eventually she got an awesome job and met an awesome guy! And now, this girl- Miss Ali , is getting married!! And I bet she never thought it would be a wedding celebration in Alabama none the less.

So it's off to Alabama we go this weekend. To celebrate and amazing person. And the amazing counterpart she met. How lucky she was to have met someone so sweet (just as she is) and generous (i mean crazy generous) and family-oriented as Ali. And how lucky he was to meet this amazing gal!

So today's blogpost is dedicated to  a great couple. On their wedding weekend. To Ali and Andy!!!

Ps. Can't wait to celebrate! YeeHaw!

September 12, 2011

The Bachelorette Party

This week there was a lot of fun (and funny) chat around bachelorette parties with my girlfriends. Here are some fun ideas of the girls day/night out!

INVITES:        Wedding paper divas has the cutest selection of invites

 Ever play Kings and love "categories". Well it's like an ongoing game of just categories. Think of 10 categories. IE: Wedding movies, bridal gown designers, first dance songs, types of flowers... then start shouting them out, in a circle. The person that gets tongue tied or can't think of a category has to drink (or if it's a non-alcoholic kind of event, do a funny dance or gets eliminated from the game, etc).

Finish his line:
Ask the groom to write 10 sentences about the bride. IE: "I love when on a Saturday morning she..". "She is prettiest when she is wearing..." The bride has to finish the sentences the way she thinks her fiance would answer them!