Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Wrap-up & September Gear Up

Ladies and Gentleman, it's about to get craaaazy!!!

Look at that sexy beast!

I present the August accomplishments!

Monday, August 29, 2011


It's always been one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. I was strolling through a day or so ago and there were so many wedding wonders. Be still my heart!! So many treasures!

Methinks I found a pair of flats for the reception. Check out these lovelies!

These are Madee by Steve Madden. They come in a variety of colors and patterns.


Bonus! I think they kinda match the shoes I already bought.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Giveaways & contests

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!

2) Sparkle & Hay is hosting a giveaway featuring the work of the Twisted Twig Etsy shop. Check out the shop and enter the giveaway. Just in case you need more convincing (from Twisted Twig):

I kinda really want these!!!

I'll Drink to That Again

Mock-up of the bottles w/tags

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?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'll Drink to That

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.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Addressing the Group (Part 2)

Since I had to enter names anyway I decided to get creative. Some of the invites will veer from convention and Emily Post will most likely be dismayed. C'est la vie!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Addressing the Group


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. 

It went like this:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Music to get Ready To


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?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blogging Runs in the Family

We just launched our Con Amore cake blog over at 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.

May the cake be with you!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm Such a Tease

I was totes nervous about the E-pics. I wasn't sure we looked okay. I've never been a fan of me own face. But OMG they came out so  well even with us as subjects. LOL!

Wanna seeeee????*

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's Only a Matter of Time

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.

Soooo excited!!!

I'm not sure if I can hold off sending them out till September.

In other wedding related news. . .

Monday, August 8, 2011

Up on a Mountain

I've been super bummed lately. Remember that disappointment train? Well I got off. I was in a valley but now I'm on a mountain. The view from here is pretty good.


In life it's all about perspective and I've decided to change mine. Plus I've had some good fortune come my way which helps.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sway with Me

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?
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