Sunday, January 24, 2010

Adding alittle something

I will probably wear my sister's wedding dress so long as it can be altered to fit my larger breasts and extra 4" in height. But I still want a collar and sleeves. I have seen a few designs for jackets that I have posted previously, and figure that I could get made easy enough but then I saw these sweaters from Anthropologie. They aren't cheap but it would be a lot easier then making something from scratch, not to mention I could where these again.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2nd Chances

I have been addicted to romance novels since I was 13 years old. What can I say? I love a happy ending. And this addiction has probably plan a small part in my pre-engagement wedding planning obsession.

One of the authors I use to read was Nora Roberts but I had shelved her 9 years ago due to the repetitiveness of her characters, especially series where one woman had red hair, another blond, another brunette/black; also one was feisty, another serious/perfectionist and the last wounded emotionally - possible bad relationship in the past. Anyways you get the point. I had assumed I wouldn't read her again until I realized that her newest series the "Bride Quartet" is about 4 best friends that run a wedding planning business. Hello! Someone combined romance novels with Wedding planning? I am there! So I've bought the first two, the other two have yet to be released and I'm enjoying them regardless of the fact that one has red hair, one has blond, another brunette and lastly black.

If you like romance novels and can't get enough of weddings then these books are for you:


Thursday, January 7, 2010

I almost forgot

This year for Christmas my mother got me a steamer as she thought I could use it for my business clothing but I'm excited for another reason....steaming table clothes!

One of my many pet peeves about wedding receptions and other events is wrinkled table clothes on tables, or even the folded crease in the clothes that have just come out of the package.

I realize this is ridiculously nit picky but I figure if you go to the trouble of having a table cloth why not make it look nice. It's all in the details!

Decorating the venue

I'm catching up on my blog reading today (I'm having a procrastinating afternoon but that's a whole other entry!) and saw this picture on Snippet and Ink. Previously I posted venue possibilities in my area and although none of them are exactly like this I think draping curtains at the entrance of either Option #2 or Option #4 look awesome. Where to find fabric that won't cost me a fortune is a different matter!

Another Year

Life, more specifically work, has been nonstop for the last two months hence my absence. I haven't even had time to read other people's blogs! My google reader has 1000+ unread entries.

I did get my 2010 Winter issue of Martha Stewart weddings and wasn't that impressed. A few nice ideas but since it was their anniversary edition they just recycled what they've published in the past and since I have read those already it was nothing new for me. Disappointing.

I then picked up a InStyle Wedding magazine at the grocery store on Tuesday, receiving the question "You are getting married?" from the cashier and a "Nope" from me. (Why does he think its his business? I don't even know him! Not that I care, I've been buying wedding magazines for years with out an engagement ring so what's to stop me now!) I finally got a chance to flip through it last night and again...disappointed. OMG, I basically bought a magazines of advertisements for wedding gowns. There was a section in the back on Real Weddings that was nice and I found a really nice dress option for my busty bridesmaid (or me!) that is bra friendly and slimming as well.

Lastly, next weekend the local annual Wonderful Wedding Show is on and our limo service is in it again so I'll be there working. Having gone for the last 3 years I don't have high hopes that I'll be seeing anything new and exciting but it's always fun to look.

Now if only my man would get off his butt and on his knee to propose to me already! I am sooooo ready to plan a wedding! The longer I have to wait the more likely my ideas will fall out of fashion or someone else close to us will have gone that route. Is it too much to ask for an original event?

On a side note, tomorrow my best friend and I are off to see Leap Year. Yahhhh for wedding/engagement movies!