Monday, July 18, 2011

Less than Two Months Out...

Folks, we are entering extreme countdown mode.  I have 60 days until the wedding a TON of things to get done!  Take a look:

  • address invites
  • punch holes in invites
  • mail invites--will be mailed this morning!!!!!!
  • cake topper
  • music
    • do/do not play list
    • ceremony music
  • card box
  • flowers
  • alter dresses
    • bridesmaid dress for Kerry's wedding
    • my wedding dress
  • centerpiece "plates"
  • jars
  • favors
    • order supplies
    • construct
  • hair trial--scheduled for July 28
  • makeup trial--scheduled for July 28
  • set appointments for wedding
  • engagement pictures--scheduled for July 28
  • guestbook
    • supplies
    • frame
  • signs
    • Krippendorf
    • guestbook
    • other
  • Krippendorf layout
  • parent gifts
  • bridesmaid gifts
  • ring pillow
  • jeweler
  • bathroom basket
  • finalize cake design
Are you feeling as stressed as I am?  I also have to clean the house this week because Kerry arrives on Friday in order to throw me a shower on Sunday.  I'm so excited. Also, since invitations are going out as soon as I finish this post, I feel a huge weight off my shoulders.  Some items on the list are actually being completed by other people and I just have to cross them off the list when the time comes.  That is a great feeling.  :)

In order to keep me accountable, my goals for the week include cleaning the house, working on the ring pillow, and gathering supplies for the guestbook and bathroom basket.  Engagement pictures, trials, and setting appointments will be tops on the list for next week.  

Finally, as you'll recall from previous crazy posts, I need to figure out what I'm doing for flowers.  I saw a picture in a magazine and I really like it.  I'm hoping that I can recreate that bouquet, maybe throw in a daisy or two and be done with the flower insanity.  

Anybody up for a night of wedding planning?


Friday, July 8, 2011

Date Night

Brad and I went out for dinner on Wednesday.  He took me to a new pizza place in Cincinnati before we went to church.  He had a meeting and I had a date with addressing envelopes.  I wasn't exactly dressed for a date night, but we went and enjoyed our adult beverages. We people-watched and ate delicious arancini and pizza.

Proof of my date with envelopes.  I still have a few reply card envelopes to address and then the fun task of addressing the invites. I do maintain, however, that starting with return addresses was a very nice way to ease into the task.
Also, please take a look at this beauty.  It is black India ink on white paper, but I like Instagram.  This wonderful creation was completed by one of the students I worked with.  

For those of you who are curious, I updated the Budget page.  Feel free to comment me if you have any questions or if there's something else you want to know/see.  Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time to continue my House Season 4 and envelope addressing marathon.


Monday, July 4, 2011

The Weekend

 This weekend we headed to Atlanta, GA for a stateside wedding celebration for Brad's cousin.  This picture was taken as we drove through TN, I think.
We stopped by Chris and Shelli's house after checking in at the hotel.  Brad was put to work setting up some tables and tents.  I got to scope out some of the details inside.   Shelli had done a fantastic job with all the details.  Pictured above is their cake topper that traveled to Italy with them.

 Brad and I went to dinner at a place called The Local Republic.  He had some grouper and I had a burger.  Sounds about right.  :)  We also enjoyed some delicious adult beverages and a cheese tray.
After all, we are nothing but classy.

 Down the street from where we had dinner was a tea store.  Aristeacrats.  Brad sampled and bought some tea to bring home.  
I'm not sure when it will end, but I'm bordering on obsession with these striped paper straws.  I want them with me at all times.

Eight-hour drives in the hot, hot heat make for tired and grumpy people who are so happy when they are home.

We had so much fun and I want to thank Chris and Shelli and congratulate them again.  We are so happy for you both and loved being down there.  Can we do this again soon?


P.S. There was a photo booth and as soon as I see pictures, I'll let you see some pictures.  Deal?