Archive for May, 2010

This is a post about colors…

… MusicWorx joke, sorry 🙂

So lately I’ve been finding myself intrigued by wedding color combinations.  Right when Paul and I got engaged, we decided that we wanted green to be a major feature in the wedding, but hadn’t decided exactly what shade of green.  Last week I asked Paul “if you had to pick our colors RIGHT NOW, what would you pick?” and he said “green, light blue, and white”.  Hmmm.  SO maybe this (from Real Simple Weddings mag)?

I’m also loving the combination of light green, dark green, yellow (created this palette online).  However, as my mother pointed out, this is a little Green Bay Packer-ish…. and now I can’t “unsee” that.

Green and royal blue (from Etsy)?

Maybe green and gray (also from Etsy)?

I don’t know.  I can’t decide!!  Right now I’m leaning towards the top one.  I love the two colors blue with touches of green.  I go back and forth though… anyway.  That’s really the only update I’ve got for ya 🙂

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May 25, 2010 at 9:26 am Leave a comment

first things first

If wedding planning were a marathon (metaphorically speaking – or am I?), Paul and I would be about two-thirds of a mile in, already panting and gasping for air.  Wedding website is up and running (yay!)… except for the friendly folks at The Knot made us pick a wedding date, and well… yeah… we don’t have one yet.  So take the 7/9/2011 with a grain of salt 🙂

Seeing as I’m working but not at full capacity yet, I’ve been devoting quite a bit of brain power to this wedding.  So much so, in fact, that I had my first wedding BAD DREAM last night.  Yikes.  Anyway, we’ve decided that we want a wedding that’s nice, yet not stuffy… basically, one that feels like a big party.  We’ve been looking at Fredericksburg for a few reasons: 1) Texas wine country!, 2) close to many people we would invite while still being a “destination” of sorts, 3) famously laid-back, 4) local connections in the area.  We are still looking in Austin though… again, haven’t made any final decisions. My parents and I did go look at reception venues in the Fredricksburg area though… behold:

Gillespie County Farm Bureau Event Center, a few miles outside of Fredericksburg: Cute mood lighting with christmas lights, and lighted fans.  I’m pretty sure we could make this work.

Turner Hall (was being set up for a wedding as we visited!) was in downtown Fredericksburg.  Kind of a strange layout, but I love the wooden floors, and the “old dance hall” vibe – very fun.

The only problem with our fun little trip to F-burg is that Paul didn’t get to come (the first place was only open during business hours), so until we can look at them together, no real decisions have been made.  Will update you when something – anything – new goes down 🙂

May 12, 2010 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

a good call

I can already tell that moving to Houston (well, I couldn’t cal myself “moved” just yet, but that’s a whole another post) was the right choice for me.  I questioned it at first when I made the decision, but not 24 hours after I did when Paul proposed, it was a confirmation to me that I had made the right move.  And now…well, now I’m beginning to work, finding a place to live, putting all the pieces together.  It’s frustrating at times, no doubt, but I enjoy feeling like I’m putting together the pieces of my life, that I alone am responsible for whether I succeed or fail.

Wedding planning is beginning to take place, although really we’re just in the beginning stages.  There are just so many decisions to make!!  It’s overwhelming!!  Paul and I can only really discuss it in pieces thus far, sandwiched in between eating/sleeping/TV-ing breaks.  I’m trying desperately to remember that an extravagant wedding doth not a happy marriage make, and really that what I want is to throw a big party for the friends and family that have helped Paul and I through the years – a party that is NOT stuffy and is uniquely us.  (read: lots of Shiner and wine)  Weddingbee is amazing (thanks Allie!), Half Price Books was a great place to look for wedding etiquette books and the like, and actually doing the research (and the math, yikes!) is a combination of exciting and scary, but I’m getting through it.  Wedding website should be up relatively soon, I’ll post the link here.  Not that there’s any particularly good information on it, but still 🙂 and I’ll be sure to document this wild journey here, in my own little corner of the world wide web!! 🙂

May 6, 2010 at 8:49 am Leave a comment


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