I have a bit of an obsession. I’ve wanted a wedding pie long before pies became hip and trendy across the wedding blogosphere. Long before I even booked a venue I’ve extolled the merits of pie over cake. I’ve been dreaming of the delectable deliciousness of a wedding pie for many a year. I mean cake is fine. You know, if you like that sort of thing but nothing beats a pie.
One of the questions on my checklist was about tables. It was of the utmost importance. I needed to know what my table options were and at each venue we spoke of rounds. They are the most commonly used table and for good reason. They are space savers. You can jam more tables in a space if they're round. They are great for conversations. Plus, sitting in a circle is very therapeutic. Here's my dilemma though...
It’s back to school time and I loves me some book learning. Guess who’s super excited about class time this year? Really, I am. That wasn’t sarcasm. Honest. I’m excited, sort of. Last year it was full time work, school and internship. This year I only have two classes, one day a week, and my internship hours are down 30%. Squeet! How does this relate to wedding planning? Okay, I’ll tell you.
I have about four hours of class time to get through every week. So, I will sit like the diligent student I am, pad and pen in front of me, scribbling furiously. Yep, I’ll be writing up posts for this here blog and coming up with interview questions for florists and DJs. As luck would have it, my class is not in the basement and should I be blessed with at least one bar of service… hello interweb! Yup, yup, I lurves me some class time! Oh Yeah!
After perusing many a wedding blog I decided I’d give it a shot, the seemingly ubiquitous inspiration board. No doubt, if you’re planning a wedding or special event, you’ve skulked across the web downloading random images. These random images spoke to you on some level. So what do you do with all of these images? You make an inspiration board of course. It’s really not that difficult. You might remember it from elementary school when they called it a collage. Without further ado, Ladies and Gents, I present to you that which inspires me.
Ha! I didn’t tell you which venue I booked. Can you guess? It starts with “Brooklyn and ends with –useum”. Ladies and gentleman, the winner is the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Well there are a couple of pretty awesome reasons why we decided on that particular venue.
Of course being the indecisive bride that I am I couldn’t possible make this decision solo. I needed assistance. The judging crew included the following: Moi, Mr. H (sometimes), Mumsie, Sister, and Racaca. More on them later.
Date? Check. Theme? Check. Location? Working on it.
Once we (mostly me) picked a date it was time to find a place to hold this little soiree. My initial list looked like this: Gotham Hall (the front runner), Broad Street Ballroom, Capitale, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Stage 6 at Steiner Studios, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. I picked three in Manhattan and three in Brooklyn.
Themes are useful unifying forces for all the various elements of a wedding. But how could someone as indecisive as me commit to a theme? What kind of theme would be able to incorporate all of my hodgepodge eclecticism? Let’s see shall we?
What up Internet? Is this thing on? Live from the B K L Y N...you may call me Keisha (with a K) and this...is my wedding. It’s an Alice in Wonderland themed affair. There’s a whole lot of heart and a whole lot of whimsy. Stay tuned it might get interesting... (And yes I love me some ellipses!)