Thursday, September 20, 2012

1 day, 15 hours 49 minutes...or so

Ahhh I'm getting married!

I finally have just a few moments before bed to reflect.

This past week has been INSANE! Finishing our first big design project, and just trying to get to a point in school that I wouldn't be completely behind when I came back upon SO MANY last minute details. After all, I am the queen of last me. There are a few things that I wish I could have found the time to not save until now but, hey! I'm a busy lady whether I'm planning a wedding or not!

It's been an insanely stressful last 2 weeks and even though I feel a little bit behind as far as some of the decorating goes...I finally feel like I can breathe again. That must be a good sign right? I can finally just sit and feel super excited that I'm marrying my best friend!!!

On another note, I have been obsessively checking the weather:
Well, they do say a bit of rain on your wedding day is good luck, right?! And it shouldn't last long. I think it will happen during the ceremony...hopefully while I am IN the church only, please and thank you, God :) The good news is that it will definitely cool things down which will be good considering the barn has no air conditioning and I'd rather not bust out those large barn fans! And we've actually repositioned where cocktail hour will take place in case some sprinkles carry over. Always have a back up plan when you are working with Earth.

So sure, Mother Nature, you have my permission to give us a brief thunderstorm- just make it quick!

There is much to do in this final day before so I better get to bed!

Night :)


ps...I'm getting married!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

10 Days- Some inspiration!


As we're wrapping up our last minute wedding planning and crafting I did a little image research to help my family in understanding my vision. My people :) have really stepped it up these last few days in helping me go from pictures and ideas to real life! My dad and I started crafting the photobooth back drop this past week- I'll have pictures tomorrow or the next day for ya! My mom has been calling left and right to tie up all the last minute details and has begun working on her designated crafts with my brother and aunt. I cannot wait to see what they've created when I get home next week.

Here are a few images I found for my family to get what I meant when I said:

Vintage. Rustic Chic.

I sincerely apologize that I do not have sources on these images- they were either found through Google-ing or on Green Wedding Shoes, I believe.

We have been creating a list of all of the little vintage vignettes that will be set up through out the space- indoor and out. We have plans of a vintage couch and chair setting. Some colorful metal chairs with a trunk coffee table. A neat shabby chic dresser for our dessert table and some other little spots to take a seat and relax a minute.

One of the best parts of the day will be seeing everything together in one area. One of the great things about our venue, Lawyer's Event Barn, is that we get to start setting up on Thursday! So we'll get a little preview as well as the chance to set everything up just the way we want it- no rush.

Being that the reception is taking place in a barn, I want to really keep the decor pretty chic. I want it to feel casual but not hoe-down casual. I mean I know we're having bbq and all but this will be the most tasty fancy bbq you will ever experience!

I absolutely LOVE this look. I wish that every table could be a gorgeous farm table with an array of chairs. But lets be real- sometimes there are things you have to scale down. While we actually considered collecting 100 chairs we decided to just do vintage chairs around the head table with high back chairs for the Groom and I. :)

Some people may look at little groupings like these and say what's the point? Not everything must serve some kind of function! Some things are simply for beauty. It's like accessorizing and outfit! It just adds a feel- completes the look like a necklace or a pair of earrings might complete a dress. It can totally set the tone of your event which can really affect your guests mood. People may tell you not to get too wrapped up in the details...but if it's something you're passionate about and will help complete your day- go for it!

I am sooo excited to get decorating! AND for my craft day with some of my bridesmaids on Friday! I just have this strong image of what I want my day to look like and I plan on turning that into a reality.

If it's stressing you- let it go. But if you just get a little lazy about it you'll probably sorry later that you didn't go that extra few steps.

Happy bit'o'my wisdom :P


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

17 days!


I am so relieved! We have found a pianist. I didn't tell you that we didn't have a pianist because I wanted to save you from the worry! Just kidding! I was just so embarrassed to be so ridiculously behind on such an important task. But I am incredibly relieved to finally be crossing off a task that was stressing me out so terribly. My voice lessons teacher from high school pulled through for me!

I finally got those table squares cut! I even added little bows to the corners...currently 2 corners and I may add them to the other 2 corners as well. These were so easy to make. I simply measured the square size we needed and cut them. For the bows, I used twine and just threaded it through with a little pair of scissors, you can see the little stitch below. It was a bit time consuming but easy enough anyway.

I finished up our seating chart using WeddingWire's INCREDIBLE application. I really can't get over how awesome their tools are and how helpful they've been in planning our wedding. The seating chart is particularly cool because you can little build your reception area!

I also finished tagging all of the jars with everyone's names and went for my first dress fitting! It was a very successful weekend as far as wedding planning goes.
  • Schedule and have final fitting and alterations done on my dress.
  • Order Rentals
  • Finish up burlap decorations
  • Make Photo Booth backdrop
  • Finish tagging jars
  • Finish making chalkboard
  • Get Kc a bowtie
  • Get gifts for all those people we get gifts for
Progress has been made on the photobooth in that we have a plan on how it is going to be decorated. I really can't wait to get that done and put some pics up!

Keeping a running to-do list helping me stay sane and know exactly what I need to do next. I actually bought a white board to-do list from target and it's really great because it's constantly reminding me of important tasks. I highly recommend getting one just for life in general!

Happy Planning!