Two Brides

June 29, 2008, 11:45 am
Filed under: thedresses

Here’s a little sneak peek of my new dress:


June 25, 2008, 2:25 pm
Filed under: invitations

I was so excited to see my save the dates blogged about:

Freshly Blended

And can I get a ‘holy shiot’ because Chewing the Cud, my fav fav fav invitation designer, said my STD’s ‘kicked ass’ on my flickr page. I’m in designer heaven.

gluten is the devil
June 24, 2008, 3:07 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I am beyond sick. Most of you know I have celiac disease– well we think I got a whopping dose of gluten and am now sick as a dog.

After a day of being violently ill I now have the next week to look forward to:

-intense headaches

-inability to think, like my mind is molasses

-muscle pain

-hallucinations(already had one! yay for fans attacking me in the bedroom)

-stomach pain

-inability to keep anything down(oh that ones a check)

-emotions going up and down, random crying, depression(check check and check, already burst into tears after Natalie told me to calm down)

And I now take my mental symptoms as serious as my physical. 3 years ago I got a good dose of gluten and let it ride for 3 days. On the 4th day I wanted so badly to go out I got into my car and within 10 feet ran into 2 non moving objects(another car and a meter). I cried, parked, and called Natalie to pick me up. So I now don’t even take the chance and do nothing but 5-7 days as I literally can’t.

But today is the first day I’ll miss work. And I can’t miss work. Like, I’m afraid I’ll lose my job. So I’m going but literally don’t have the mental capacity to drive. So I’m really nervous I’ll royally fuck something up. But whatever. I feel so sick I don’t care.

My duty
June 18, 2008, 1:11 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

So I should let you guys know that the bridal store in Georgetown, Carines Bridal Atelier, is having a sample sale.  Yay for those of you who want to shell out $3000 for a designer dress that was $6000. But still, looking at those after prices still made my stomach twist and shout. But they are lovely. I’m just not so sure they are ‘better’ than a $1,000 dress besides the design. I edited a wedding last week were this bride had a lovely, obviously $$$ dress. But by the end of the night, the end of her dress ripped off(the lace overlay). I would be at the bridal store the next day yelling. But in terms of design, they are top notch.

Say yes to the dress…again.
June 17, 2008, 5:20 pm
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So panic set in on Thursday. I was not happy with the idea of paying so much for a possible fix for my wedding dress. I knew from calling around that unless the wedding dress was in stock, bridal salons could not get a new dress to me by my wedding. And if they did have it in stock, ohhhh the rush charges.

So I went with my gut. I went back to I do I do in Gaithersburg MD. They were the place who I bought my veil from and were ubber nice.

So going in Natalie was iffy and I only had my first dress dancing through my head. So we tried on 10 dresses. Most were consignment because I was nervous about timing of getting a dress. What do you know but the first dress I tried on I fell in love. It’s gorgeous. Flowy and organic like the first but whoa, did I ever envision myself with beading? No. Is that what I was all over the dress? Yes. Do I loveeeee it? YES!

And I could not beat the price. Pssst, it was $500 with tax. I took it home that day. My stress about the stupid water stain melted away. And I think the wedding fairy gown must have been blessing me because I then got a call from a person who goes to my synagogue about a cleaner who also goes to our synagogue. He is currently cleaning my first dress for…wait for it….wait for it….under $200. Hells yes! It may shrink/not look 100% though so I’m very very happy I have my second dress.

So currently:

First dress, $400 dress + $200 cleaning = $600 for the dress I’m going to wear when we go to CA and get married(it’s official, we are going to California to get married in the winter)

Second dress, $500 + $? for alterations(no more than $250) = $? the official wedding dress of my dreams

The second dress everyone is MORE happy with because it’s much more formal and more ‘weddingy’. And I have my first dress for our day after photo session and our trip to CA to get legally married. I never ever thought I would be a 2 dress bride(please commence vomiting) but that’s how the cookie crumbled. I wanted to not have to stress in 3 weeks about a shrunk or slightly still spotted dress, so I went with my gut and ended up happier than ever.


Inspire red
June 17, 2008, 5:00 pm
Filed under: flowers

We met with Helen Olivia last week and talked about flowers. I knew what I wanted: big, fluffy, and red. But no peonies as they are out of season 😦 But berries and texture. Natalie wanted blue and red but reeeeally wanted ranculus but of course, they are out of season. So orchids were next up.

Here’s the pictures I showed the florist for inspiration:

Paper presentations
June 16, 2008, 6:52 pm
Filed under: invitations

I went to NYC for my bday this weekend with my favorite people: Natalie, Marie and Emma. We had a blast Friday night and Saturday.

Sunday was my bday so I wanted to visit paper presentations, the store I bought my wedding invites, in person. They say on their website they have a lot more. And they did!

Stamps, punches, more paper. I even got a pack of deep brown paper embossed with a wood grain *fans self* it was paper heaven. They also had packs of tissue paper which I had desperately been seeking in 25 packs- so blue, red and brown tissue paper was slipped into my bag for our pom poms.

I really like all the examples they have on display using their paper products in store. I was jealous I had not seen it before because it does give you great ideas.

And did I mention they are sooooo cheap compared to Paper Source? Like, really really cheap? Like, I got giddy sneaking behind Paper Sources back with a fabu mistress?

Paper presentations in my hot hot mistress. Yes she is.

image via flickr

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