Friday, December 31, 2010

Bridesmaid Dresses of Interest – Part 2

Tea-length dresses tend to be more Alice-y and the shorter dresses are super adorable. November however, could be brisk, especially in the evening hours. Then again we aren’t spending oodles of time outside so here’s the long and short of it (mostly short):

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bridesmaid Dresses of Interest – Part 1

Now that I have my dress it’s time to start torturing myself and my bridesmaids with the myriad of choices available for their attire. The hard part is that I haven’t really decided on key factors like. . .you know. . . color and length. Whatevs. Here's the long and short of it (mostly long):

Jim Hjelm Style jh5974

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snow Problem!!!

Nature has blessed us with quite a bit of snow round here. Now I have time to make lists. I’m all about the list. Lists are great! I love lists! Whenever I feel particularly overwhelmed I make a list. Like right now I’m making a list of…..LISTS!!! I also thought I'd post some pics of pup from the last big snowstorm.
Pup trying to decide if he wants to go out.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Iz Snowed In!!

Brrrr!!!! It’s cold round these parts and terribly snowy. Dog is so much smarter than me and refused to hang out in the snow. Here’s what it looks like in my neck of the woods.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Vitamin Power

On Tuesday, November 23rd I took my first prenatal vitamin. <<cue dramatic music>> Do not be alarmed citizens! I'm just trying to grow my hair out. An internet birdie told me about it. Let's see what happens. I'm now 30 days in and I'm not sure if it's working. I have 100 pills in the bottle so this experiment will continue for another two months. Of course I'll be updating the blog with my progress or lack thereof. Welcome to my first update

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sticker shock!


That’s an understatement. I just got my first florist quote today and to say it’s over my budget is putting it mildly. Now I’ll confess, my ideas are a bit over the top. I have a very particular vision for the reception. Because of this very particular vision I’m keeping it simple for the ceremony and cocktail hour.

Not to keep you in too much suspense. . .

I opened the proposal and scrolled down to look for the total. Oh, 6 grand. Okay, over budget but not too bad I guess. Wait, why does that say deposit amount? Does she want me to deposit the full amount? Hmmm… if that’s not the total. . .

Holly hell muffins! 

She said in the email that it was considerably over my budget.  
Yeah to the tune of $20,000. That’s pronounced twenty thousand doll hairs. As my friend Pippa would say: "That’s a whole lot of doll hairs!"

Maybe I need to consider:

a) scaling back my vision
b) getting another quote
c) figuring out how we can do this ourselves
d) balloons


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Light in the Box

Mumsie is amazing! She found this website called Light in the Box and she’s over the moon about it. Look at all of the fun stuff she’s bought already. Don't mind the horrible personal photos mostly taken by me. I wasn't prepared for the onslaught of wedding goodness when I went over to visit. Don't mind our decidely casual/frumpy house clothes. On with the show!

Monday, December 20, 2010

bridal clutch

I can’t remember where I was first introduced to Emma Gordon. Perhaps, it was from my London loving peanut. Anywhos, I just adore these clutches. They would make for adorable bridesmaids' gifts. She can customize them to go with your wedding colors. Plus, if you just want one for yourself…she’s having a sale.

Here are some of my favs:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I’m Your Biggest Fan!

The guest experience is a big deal. As a couple our goal is to make sure our guests have a great time and that they feel special and well taken care of. Sick of my crazy ideas yet? Well too bad! Mwhahaha. I’ve got another one.
What if. . .

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Yeah I'm a Nut!

If you haven't quite guessed yet I'm a bit of a loon. Which is okay because hey everybody can't be sane. Here's the latest: I’m starting to work on my invites. I can’t really tell you too much cause it’s super secret until I send them out. In any event I ordered some sample boxes. Yep, I’m doing boxed invitations. I ordered some samples from Of course being the Mensa member that I am I mis-entered my mailing address. I get confused. It happens. Don’t judge!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened. . .

Over the weekend I had this florist appointment that really chafed my chaps. We were a wee bit late for our two o’clock appointment but as luck would have it she was still with another client. Her assistant told us it would be about 10-15 minutes. No bother. Sister and I amused ourselves by looking round the shoppe and perusing the portfolio that was left out. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

She Put a Flower in Her Hair

Now that I've bought the dress (which by the by I don't really think about too much. Is that weird?) I'm starting to look at accessories. Well I'm almost quite certain my granny is making my veil and garter. Maybe I should actually talk to her about that, huh? Whatevs.  Something lovely has struck my fancy. A couple of years ago I was a fanatic about wearing a flower in my hair. Even though I'm currently rocking the headbands (shout out to American Apparel. Call me.) I still like to switch it up and add a hair flower. Since I'm comfortable doing the hair flower thingy on the regular perhaps I could incorporate such loveliness on the wedding day. Where better than Etsy to start my search? I was not disappointed.

Wedding Wire

True to form I’ve had my Wedding Wire account for some time. My countdown is still a big number but it’s now less than 365. With that comes another milestone. I’ve finally caught up with their checklist. It’s December and it says I have 2 upcoming tasks!! I’ve been checking things off for awhile now but the checklist didn’t officially get going until December 2010. Part of me is excited and another part of me now feels like I’m behind. Typical. 

All this time I thought I was ahead I still have 95 tasks left!
What's left to be done? Everything!
Plus I plan on taking a holiday hiatus.  Should I be nervous?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hey Mr. DJ

I swear I didn’t mean to do it. It wasn’t on my to-do list at all. I wasn’t supposed to start lookin’ a DJ till April. And then it happened. . . I got that itch. Hi, remember me? I’m addicted to wedding magazines. Soooo. . . I just picked up a small one, you know, to take the edge off. Nice New York Weddings Magazine. Pretty pages chock full of vendor listings. Now I had every intention of just looking at florists but my eyes wandered over to the DJ listings. Just a quick peek.  Naturally some of them piqued my interest. On one of my many breaks from NOT writing my papers for class I started looking them up on the interweb. Ugh. . .don’t like you. No you won’t do either. Yikes, what do you mean you won’t play the Chicken Dance?!? It was all very disappointing. And then I found him. . .

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

No More Drama

Previously on Hearts & Whimsy there was a bit of drama surrounding the venue and catering.

Well no more!

Sister and I met with the new team at the museum last week. To be honest, I was all set for a fight. I was ready to get my ‘zilla on.

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Finally Here!


There’s a Paper Source in Brooklyn! Yippee!!! Conveniently located at 102 Smith Street for all my crafting needs. We (Mumsie, Sister and Lil Sis) went to their grand opening event this past Saturday. I. Love. This. Place. I’ve been stalking it all summer. I heard a rumor it was coming and every time I rode by on the bus I checked to see how much progress was being made. I might have actually taken a specific bus just to check the store’s status. Anywhos, they were doing demos all day on Saturday and we stuck around for the duration. I learned quite a bit. Something tells me I’ll be spending a lot of time and money here in the foreseeable future.

Things I’ve fallen in love with since Saturday:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Wrap-up

November turned out to be quite the interesting month indeed. As you may recall I had some goals for this month. Let's see how I did.

(1) Formally inviting the bridal party? Umm. . . not so much. They all KNOW who they are but I ran into some setbacks with the actual invites. I'm not ready to call it a failure yet.  Details eventually. 

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