Wednesday, July 28, 2010


i don't know why, but lately, in the midst of the wedding craziness
i keep thinking about hats like this:

and how bad i really want one
i know it doesn't go so well with these
oh well.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

florals: preview.

did a floral mock-up the other weekend with this lovely lady
i cannot say enough good things about hannah, she's a doll, and is obviously so very talented.
18 days until i get to see all the tables covered in these beauties

Monday, July 26, 2010

here comes the bride.

for the ringbearers to carry (in theory) down the aisle
fabric- $1 at thrift store
dowel- $2 or $3
so, the whole thing cost about $5 to make
i saw one for $25 yesterday at party city

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


added ribbon to this bucket for my flower girl
she's gonna knock em dead with cuteness
can't wait

Monday, July 19, 2010


via (google images)
i made an appointment to get a bikini wax for the wedding
i'm sort of terrified.
please help me know what to expect...ready, go.

marmalades. jams.

i spent my entire day yesterday with this lovely lady
making all of these...homemade jams and marmalades
they are going to be our wedding favors

now i'm a baker, but i've never made jam.
so thank goodness for katie,
who lived in france for a while and learned how to make all sorts of wonderful things
including homemade preserves.
so great spending the day putting love into these treats with her.

Friday, July 16, 2010

finds for friday.

so, i'm thinking about starting a post weekly: "finds for friday"
where i share thrift store or swap meet finds that i come across
for now they are mostly ones i will use for the wedding
but oregon, they will probably be for the home we put together
what do you guys think?

here are this week's:
last sunday, i was walking through the maze that is the Rosebowl swap meet and passed stacks upon stacks of these massive tan books. as i looked a bit closer, i realized that they were books of newspaper articles from the New York Times. oh goodness. i died. then i grabbed one from 1946 which had prints from Aug. 1-15 ( including my wedding date).
i'm going to use it for my guest book!
lastly, my old door. i have an old window that i had previously bought to use for the seating at the wedding. i knew i needed either another window or a big old wooden door.
problem: everyone wants to sell old doors for WAY TOO MUCH $$$
i had given up my dream until i came across the same gentleman at the same swap meet who had sold me my window. cost for an old door: $30 way better than $100-200

Thursday, July 15, 2010


today i finished my doily runners!!! i feel incredibly accomplished.
i love them all. they all have such different touches and each stands out on their own.
isn't it said that no one woman's crochet stitch is the same as another's?
maybe that's what makes them so special
i cannot wait to see them come to life on the tables at the wedding ;-)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

one month.

(ceremony spot)

it is go time:

-finish collecting plates
-finish collecting flatware
-make favors
-finish muslin bags
-finish sewing doily runners
-plan out/pack guest book, favor, present, appetizer tables
-print out family recipe cards for dessert table
-make sign for guestbook table, card picnic basket and dessert table
-sign for bar

coming up: floral mock-up this weekend, final dress fitting next weekend

i know i'm forgetting things...but all i can think about is getting to marry this handsome
in just a few weeks and starting our new life in OR


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


these for the oregon fall/winter
i'm going to start a wellies fund
i'll save all of my change and then walk proudly
into nordstrom and purchase these babies

seriously though, change adds up!

Monday, July 12, 2010


i got to see my boy this weekend
i got to witness a BEAUTIFUL marriage/wedding
i got to spend time with old friends
and i got some wedding projects done
i feel accomplished.
will be sharing projects and swap meet finds in the next couple days!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

see you soon.

leaving for a few days to witness/support the marriage of this beautiful couple
then headed to the swap meet for some month-before-the-wedding last chance shopping
see you beauties when i get back!!!

ps. check out their engagement session here


this is katie

she has BEAUTIFUL handwriting and a lovely creative soul and she helped me pull off my wedding invites
check her out
(yes, she hand-drew that RSVP) i know its backwards, but still. ;-)

Friday, July 2, 2010


this is our brand.
created by the lovely lady who helped me finish my invites (her hand-writing is much better than mine)--as soon as she gets a blog up and running i will make sure to include her info as she now wants to start up a freelance stationary/invitation business
i went here. and got a stamp made out of it.
it will be used throughout the wedding...i just love seeing our initials together like that.
1 month to go. (!!!)


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