Two Brides

July 11, 2008, 11:38 am
Filed under: invitations

You may have noticed a monogram in my invite….you did didn’t you? Well I already blogged about my ubber awesome experience with Beau Papers but had to post with my offical monogram that I heart hardcore(even Nat likes it). I won’t blog the actually price because I didn’t ask but lets just say it was well under the $50 I was quoted by the other monogram person who never got back to me after 3 emails.

I love finding a good product/bargain/person running the company. Don’t go anywhere else for your monogram. Really.


DC bride blog? yes please!
July 11, 2008, 11:27 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

I found another DC bride blog through commenting here and fell in love. Um, drop veil? Yes! Necklaces that were the EXACT ones I was looking at? Woot! Great tips? Sign me up!

Check out A Bayside Affair now on my links.

Too similar? Or just the right amount
July 10, 2008, 3:33 pm
Filed under: invitations

So I’m finally beginning to realize my invites have to go out very very soon. So I made a quick mock up of the outside of the gatefold invites and the actual invite.

This would be on the bottom of the gatefold(aka the flaps).

At the top of the flaps I’m hole punching a circle to showcase the inside of the invite, you will just see our monogram. Here’s in the inside of the invite so far- Natalie has not even seen it yet! I want to space out the wording more and tweak it(it will be two different colors gocco printed)  but….what do you think?

Is it too similar to the STD’s or just the right amount to be cohesive?

Good lord- I’m making the most important paper thing for my wedding, no pressure!! I’m so excited actually!

Knottie Bio
July 10, 2008, 10:44 am
Filed under: knottiebio

I’m in freakin love with this wedding I saw on Style Me Pretty– and it was right here in MD! I have photographed weddings at their local! Their planning bio reflects their married bio– fab fab fab.

The details are top knotch and I’m jealous. For $13,000? Really? I don’t have to say anymore just look!

July 9, 2008, 10:52 pm
Filed under: thedresses

Update: I ordered the drop veil to try on. I just got the email of estimated shipping date- July 27th. Uhoh. I don’t know if this is a good idea- I don’t know if I have time to try it and THEN order the custom veil.

Should I just order the custom veil now and cancel the regular veil since I want a specific length? Ekk. I’m realizing I have VERY little time left.

July 9, 2008, 8:42 pm
Filed under: decoration | Tags: ,

Everyone has parasols. I never thought about adding them into our wedding until I went to Peter’s wedding as a bridesmaid. It was high noon, I was sweating, and I got fried. My poor shoulders begged for a parasol or a drop of shade but as none was found, they decided to become giant red painful circles.

So considering my lilly white family’s skin in our open grove ceremony local, I decided we had to have parasols. No sunburn, less heat, and cute pictures.

So a googling I did go. Mission? Find cheap cheap parasols. I looked everywhere and zeroed in on Oriental Trading Company. After confirming with our budget master we could do it I went to order them- and they no longer carry them! One day and they were completely out. I checked for a week and posted a message on to see if anyone would know if they were coming back. Nope. Out for 2008. Option B. I looked and looked and ended up going with Luna Bazaar– but beware they are already out but I preordered 36 parasols(the exact amount you need for free shipping). But it was $4.25 each if you order more than 25.

You can get cheaper parasols if you go with odd colors because they are always on sale.

July 6, 2008, 1:34 pm
Filed under: thedresses

So now I have a much more ornate dress and need a simpler veil. I can finally justify a drop veil! It’s basically a giant piece of tulle over you but it looks so romantic and soft- and no poof. So I will not look like a lemon meringue pie.

Here are some examples:

I’m planning on ordering a custom veil from Veil Shop(for length)but to get a good look at what they will look like on I’m ordering 2 non custom ones and then returning them when I get a feel for what I like. They have an awesome return policy and are super helpful already(I had to already ask questions!).

I’m so excited for them to arrive.