Wednesday, October 28, 2009

the great dress search

I having been thinking a lot about wedding dresses today, so I'm trying to picture myself in all sorts of styles and shapes. Without trying anything on yet, it's hard to determine what is going to look good on me. Right now I'm loving etsy designer Sarah Seven's gorgeous wares. I wonder if I can swing a trip to Portland to try some on....

Friday, October 16, 2009

happy birthday to me!

today is my birthday, and i feel so blessed. i am on to my twenty-ninth year, and i can only hope it's as wonderful as the last.
man, that's a lot of candles!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

hankies and undies

i knew the minute i decided who my bridesmaids were going to be that i'd need a clever way to ask them to be in the wedding. after all, it's a question i won't get to ask too much in my lifetime and i think it should be special. i originally bought each girl (and my one "bridesman") leather luggage tags that are personalized with a hot stamp monogram. not a bad gift, and useful since it's a destination wedding! but, i wasn't quite satisfied with plain 'ol luggage tags. i needed something else. so, i moseyed down to the vintage store near my house to see what i could find for inspiration, and it turned out that they had a huge bin full of beautiful vintage hankerchiefs. i had seen a gorgeous set of save-the-date hankies online, so i decided to reinterpret the idea into a clever way to pop the question. 
since i don't own a screen printer, and there was no way tyler was going to let me buy one just for this project (even though i tried to convince him that we'd use it "all the time"), i was at a loss. a brilliant plan, and no way to execute it... alas, enter my new friend reggie! our friend matthew introduced her to tyler that very evening and it just so happened that she owns a screen printer! hooray! 
she was kind enough to print all the hankies and the pair of undies too. i think they turned out beautifully! now, how am i going to decide who gets which hankie? 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

let's get the party started!

only 6 days until our engagement party! 
we decided to kick off the celebration in '09 because, let's face it- we can't wait a whole year! i can't believe we've been engaged for over 6 months now! time really flies...
the party will be at the home of our dear friends, jennifer and mike crane. they are so sweet for wanting to host our party, and we are so grateful! they have an amazing home in pasadena with a gorgeous backyard. i can't wait to see the yard all lit up at night.
we have gotten our favorite local band, the leftover cuties, to play at the party. i am so excited to hear them live again, i have been listening to their CD nonstop since we first heard them at a party in malibu. i know they are going to be a big hit! if you'd like to check out the leftover cuties online, click here for their website.
i can not wait to see all our friends and kick off this celebration! i honestly don't know how i am going to make it all the way till next november.

this is the dress i plan to wear: what do you think?