Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shoes. Oh my God, shoes.

I am giggling like a school girl. I just ordered my wedding shoes (or at least I plan to use them for the wedding, assuming I don't get an email saying they are out of stock. These puppies were hard to find!). They are fabulous, a bit quirky, and they'll be my "something blue". And yes, I'm a bit scared about their height and how that will balance out with my clumsiness. I just realized that dads must walk their daughters down the aisle so the bride doesn't trip and fall in her fabulous Marie Antoinette too-tall blue shoes. Sigh. I want them in pink and yellow, too...

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I haven't stopped planning my wedding. Promise. There just hasn't been a lot going on in the world of wedding planning, or maybe I've just been too lazy to write. However, R and I did go try out a caterer and a cake lady. Both were pretty good, but I don't think we'll go with the cake lady we tried. She made me feel stupid about my cake topper(she thought it was bigger than it actually is, and she panicked before asking, then made a condescending comment), and that's just not acceptable. We did like the caterer we tried, though, so we'll move on from there. Her cake was also delicious, so if we use that caterer, we'll do cake with them as well. It just makes sense.

Currently, I am waiting on some rock candy to be delivered to me in the mail. Mmm. Yummy. Remember that idea I saw a few months back with using rock candy as bling? Well, I'm going to give it a try. R and I decided to go with a branchy type centerpiece 1. Because his parents have a whole chunk of land filled with trees which equals to free centerpieces 2. Because I love trees, and love the look of the branches we got. I also don't intend to use any flowers for the wedding, so it was the perfect alternative. We're going to spray paint them black and white, but we've been trying to figure out how to decorate them. We could use poms like this(flowers in a wasabi green to match our colors)....

I've also thought about putting a couple of super small silver jingle bells on the branches(gluing or hanging) since R used a bell for the proposal. However, I'm really liking the rock candy idea. I ordered a few different colors to experiment with, so we'll see how it goes. I just love the way it looks...
We'll see how it goes. I need to see if the branches will even hold it, and how it looks. If anything, maybe I could just hang them around the vases that the branches will be in. The poms are a close second, though, and look super easy to make.

The other DIY project I need to get cracking on are the bouquets. I don't remember if I've mentioned that I plan to make crystal bouquets, but that's what I'd like to do. I found instructions on how to do it, and it's pretty simple. I just need to experiment with the cheapo crystals I got from Hobby Lobby, then order some prettier ones that I'd like to use for my bouquet, the bridesmaid bouquets, and the boutonnieres. If you'd like to participate in the bouquet making party, let me know. All you'll need is a power drill. Haha.

Something along the lines of these, sans the giant killer bows.

Friday, March 6, 2009

My Dream Cake Topper

Are you ready for this? ARE YOU READY?!? My cake topper is FINALLY finished! It was well worth the wait for it to be made, and I giggled until I cried when I saw it. I can't wait to see it in person when it's shipped to me. This is officially my favorite detail of the wedding so far, and I'm pretty sure nothing will beat it. Now I just have to pick out the perfect cake to put this baby on top of. R and I have a strange love of human/animal hybrids(R draws them quite a bit, and I just like to look at them, and wish I had horse legs or something). Giraffes are one of R's favorite animals, and most of you know the unicorn thing has just been a running silliness with me, so it suits us perfectly. Thank you Me.la.bo.!