1) First the shameless plug for the family cake business, Con Amore. Lil Sis works tirelessly to create posts for the blog. Please stop by and leave a comment. The cakes are pretty too. I promise! Plus she'll be over the moon if you follow the blog. As an added incentive they are running a giveaway - $50 credit to use however you wish on baked goods and treats and things.Head on over and enter the giveaway!
The other part of this is what goes in my sweet beauties. I like a little mystery. Primarily the bottles will function as decor on the tables and speak to the theme but some of our guests are an inquisitive sort, motivated by curiosity and a sense of adventure. They should be rewarded with a tasty concoction, don't you think?
Guests beware! Ya'll are getting a lot of junk (aka priceless mementos) at our wedding but only if you want to take them home. Remember the theme? Yeppers peppers, it's Alice in Wonderland. You guys are so smart!
I'm trying to stay away from saying themed wedding because people seem to expect costumes or something. And that's not really the direction I was heading.
Not that there's anything wrong with that!
I'm learning how to say "inspired by". It softens the theme-iness. But I digress.
I made mention previously about these lovely little bottles I purchased. What ever will I do with these bottles? Now that I've reminded you about the theme err. . . inspiration, you can probably guess.
Way back in April I sent out my save the dates as a way to start collecting addresses from our guests. I'll update you on the process and our progress. Some guests have informed us that they are unable to attend (which is good to know earlier rather than later) but I still want their address so I can send them an invite. Recently I sent out a little more encouragement via email.
Being a fan of most music, it's hard to narrow down my song list. Plus, I have a few guilty pleasures and eclectic eccentrities that I'm sure the majority of our guests aren't so interested in.
To set the mood as we get prettified I've chosen some girly anthemic party thumping tunes as well as some slinky sexy feel good jams. This may not be accurate descriptors of the sampling I'm providing below but just trust me.
Here's my PSP (Pretty Sexy Playlist)
You'll notice there's some Britney, a dash of Beyonce and a sprinkle of Madonna. Can you say Girl Power?
We just launched our Con Amore cake blog over at www.bkconamore.com. Check it out! Lil Sis is in charge of the blog content and Sister and Mumsie do the decorating and baking. If you get a chance to stop by drop us a hi, hello, how are ya!
Sister is also running a giveaway for the 25th follower.
Ladies & Gents (?) the last piece of my invitation suite has arrived. Huzzah!!! Let the assembly line begin! And begin it did. This past weekend the fam ( Sister, Lil Sis, Daddy, Mumsie, Mr. H and Cousin Shay Shay) helped out ( read: did most of the work).
Hey, somebody's got to supervise. I kid, I kid. So the invites have been packed and are now awaiting wrapping and postage.
I'm not sure if I can hold off sending them out till September.
I'm of two minds as we get closer to the wedding date. One part of me is all spend spend spend anytime I see a new pretty decor related item. The other part of me is thinking about the budget and is all cut cut cut. With this dueling dichotomy raging war in my bride brain, I still haven't made a decision about taking dance lessons.
That is...until today!
Mr. H and I are totally doing a choreographed dance. You want to know who our fabulous choreographer is going to be?