As a celiac, I’m totally gluten free. Meaning no cake, pasta, cookies, msg, flour, additives, preservatives, and a whole lot of other stuff.
So the idea of finding a caterer made me break out in a sweat. I needed someone who knew that no gluten meant 100% no gluten, you must take me seriously or I’ll get super sick. Just the thought of pastries being cooked next to my food made me nervous.
Along comes my hero! It’s a bird, its a plane…NO it’s a caterer with two kids who have celiac!!! Capital Catering is run by a mom with 2 kiddos with celiac. So she has been my gluten police and made sure I was safe- and not just safe but pampered. Gluten free bread that made my mouth water. Salmon with amazing sauce. Sauces made just for me. This wasn’t cafeteria food or bland ‘oh we don’t know how to cook for allergies’, this was damn good stuff.
Look at all this gluten-free yumminess. My stomach was so full by the end I thought I would burst.
This was our first tasting. We have one more to go but…I’m in love! Sarah is a goddess, nice as pie, and her food is a-mazing.
So as you know, I’m not one to do anything normal or easy, ugh. We decided at the beginning of planning to do centerpieces I would make. I am making individual terrariums for each table…that’s a whole other story. But the reason we did this is because I hate flowers.
BUT seeing bouquets as being pretty much mandatory since I’m already awkward and having nothing in my hands to hold would make it 10 times worse. But I know nothing at all about flowers. I’m totally confused, what’s in season? What flowers cost more? What flowers can stand the abuse all day?
And since we are only having 2 bridal bouquets, DC florists will not work with us. They all have certain minimums they work with. Which I understand but it puts a girl in a bad boat when minimums are from 1,000-5,000 bucks. So we even went to a local nursery to see if they did bouquets- nope, they only had FTD, the country wide company do floral design. And I really want something unique, not picked out of a catalog.
I have emailed 6 or 7 florists now and none of them will book me. A few said contact them 3 months before hand and then they might let me book them…but really, I want to get stuff out of the way. I would like to have this done and soon so I can get one more check on my to-do list.
Should I just wait it out? Or does anyone know people who work with brides who just want two bouquets?? BTW, I am so not designing my own bouquet…I’m DIYing almost everything. But this I will not touch.
Here are some pictures of to die for bouquets:
Filed under: lesbian/gay
Um, did I miss something? Like, did they spike the water supply? What is with all the same sex marriage stuff going on??
Weddingbee, a gigantic website/blog with dozens of soon-to-be-brides blogging everyday, is now having their first lesbian couple blogging.
You must go over and meet the new Miss Gingerbread. I will be reading her posts like a hawk.
Yesterday I was at work and Robert and I were talking about the wedding. He asked if we were going to MA or Canada too. I said no, our legal rights would not change even if we did that and it sucks. So…were having this conversation while this lady is waiting for her dog’s meds. And she says “We should all move to Canada”. As she was walking out she let me know she had a lesbian daughter and full understood. Woah! Yeah for support!
As a bride- or two- your going to buy a lot of stuff. A lot a lot of stuff. And each thing you buy has a direct impact on something or someone. If you buy from a company that has sweatshop labor, your contributing towards poor working conditions. And if you buy from a company that tests on animals, your paying a company to needlessly torture small animals.
Since I DO want to have a wedding as cruelty free as possible, I have been using the Caring consumer website. They have a full list of companies that do test on animals and a full list of companies that do not. And I’m not talking about hemp buying companies. Aveda, Revlon, Mudd Jeans, Paul Frank etc….Big companies. With BIG hearts. I was happy to hear that J Crew- the company that made my wedding dress- is fur free!!
And as a mommy to 4 bunnies, they look over my shoulder as I surf the web and buy stuff. So I gotta be good ;)
The best campaign ever. Think Equal. GENIUS! A spoof on apple a la gay marriage. Excuse me while I wipe off my drool from my keyboard.
Edit: Suffix Abuse and other people are blogging about these videos too!
Filed under: knottiebio
Holland Photo Arts, based in DC, just blogged about this incredible wedding. Unfortunately, they also highlighted a really cool invitation designer who’s website is DOA. I’ll forgive them because their moving across the country but those paper products really had me interested.
Purple is obviously this bride’s color scheme and it shows in everything- which I love. Also, did you see the lounge? Hello? I totally want to hang out there! The fire pit is a cool idea- but I’m guessing they were not allowed to light it so it kinda feels like a lot of effort for naught.
Filed under: invitations
Today I mailed my save the dates. It was like letting go of my children.
I gocco’d each and every one of those 75 suckers, front and back. I was so nervous actually burning the screen, then putting on the ink, then doing the first card. I was so afraid I was going to royally fuck up and be so disappointed. But when all was said and done I was amazed. I was surprised I made those. Natalie saw them and said “Don’t be mad, but would you gocco the invitations?” She loved them that much.
And then Natalie dropped them into the mailbox…AH! Their gone!