Wednesday, September 8, 2010

a little wedding update!

what's this colossal mess in my work area? why it's all the decorations for my wedding of course! i've been hard at work making little fabric flowers, pin wheels, paper birds, books, banners, table cloths, poms, and a knitted backdrop. i'm still not done, but i've been knocking a few more things off the list. good thing too cause there are only 11 days until our wedding!

i've come to that point in the pre-wedding process where things are getting chaotic, at least in my head. i'm finding myself becoming far more scatterbrained than usual, forgetting super simple things or finding items in weird places {like my ruler in my underwear drawer}. but next tuesday my dear friend @laurabrownart... er, i mean, laura {got my online networking sites mixed up} will be here to help me out with all the last of the wedding stuff, and I CAN'T WAIT!!! then on the big day, my friend kelli will help me with some makeup and my friend katie with my hair. i'm going pretty natural with both things. i don't want to look back at my pictures of my wedding and see some foreign image of myself. i just want to look like me. so hair and makeup - check!

we also met with our photographer nataliya cole a few weeks ago and i'm so excited she's going to be shooting my wedding. go have a look at her portfolio, she has such fun action shots and is a pro at capturing the emotions of the event, as opposed to those stuffy staged photos. she's also such a great gal and really easy to work with. photographer - check!

last night we met with our friends brian & brianne who are fantastic foodies and are cooking our wedding dinner. we taste-tested a bunch of yummy food and have a set menu now {we're doing fancy pre-packed picnic baskets!}. and dannon has been hard at work making all the desserts. we'll have a variety, including some super fun cake lollies!! he's an amazing man, that one. food and desserts - check!

we also finally sat down this weekend and planned out our ceremony. it will be pretty short and mostly just us making our promises. i think it'll be so sweet! check!

the only thing i'm worried about is that i still have not gotten my dress in the mail and i haven't heard back from the designer. i do have a backup dress that i got at a boutique, but it's not nearly as special as the real wedding dress i bought. fingers crossed everyone!!

so now i have to just finish the decorations and all that random little stuff that isn't really in a category but important all the same. wish us luck, it's getting a littler harder to stay sane! :)


  1. You, my dear, are crazy. My first instinct when I saw that table was an overwhelming desire to organize it. I can't believe there are just 11 days left! I hope your wedding dress arrives very soon. And prepacked picnic baskets sounds like an absolutely adorable idea! I can't wait to see photos and hear how everything goes. Until then, the to-do list is your best friend.

  2. eeek soo exciting!
    I love the pinwheels, they are the first thing that jumped out at me on your table-o-fun!!! And the pre-packed picnic baskets, that's only the greatest thing ever!!!! Your photographer is amazing, I love her work! I cannot wait to see ALL the pictures... you will have to devote weeks and months of posts to every single detail of your wedding day because everything is sooo unique, lovely and special!

  3. I cannot believe you are making so much for your wedding! It's going to be positively lovely! I can NOT wait to see the finished project... can you believe it's only 11 days away?

  4. Love it, all of it! The picnic baskets and cake lollies and paper pinwheels sound so perfectly magical! And I'm sure your dress will arrive any day now. I'll keep my fingers (and toes) crossed for you...

    11 days! Wow. You're going to be busy. Enjoy the lead-up to the big day though, even in all the madness. It's a fabulous time and you'll look back on it with a smile, I bet. I know I do when I think of mine.

  5. Wow, 11 days!!! That is so very exciting.

  6. Oh dear! I hope your dress comes soon! Smart of you to get a back up dress but that designer really needs to call you! I bet your wedding is going to be absolutely fabulous and I can't wait to see pictures of it!

  7. Every time I read more about your wedding, and the closer it gets, the more excited I get for it! I feel like I've been on this whole journey with you (which by the way means you've been doing an amazing job of blogging it all! ;) ) and I can't wait to see pictures from the wedding! I'm so happy for you, girl!

  8. Ah your special day is SO close!! My fingers are crossed that your dress arrives! If it doesn't arrive on time, maybe you guys should plan on renewing your vows so you can wear it ;) and I'm completely with you on wanting to look like yourself on your wedding day! i hate hate crazy hairsprayed updos on me - i'm hoping for something more natural.

  9. only 11 days!!
    everything sounds so amazing! i totally agree, i think that natural bride is always the way to go!! don't worry, i'm sure your dress will be here! i can't wait to see all the photos!!

    p.s. cute tattoo!

  10. That's fantastic! I'm sorry everything is getting a little bit scattered right now but I figure that's just part of the process. ;) I'm so excited for you an Dannon! Just counting down the days right? Hope your week is going swimmingly!

    ahhhh craziness!
    i'm so excited for you! its definitely going to be the cutest wedding ever!! WOOHOO!