Monthly Archives: February 2010


I’m tired.

Many of you have already heard me whinge about this, but the effing Olympics are ruining my life.

Well, not really the Olympics, per se. It’s more like the timing of the Olympics. How they’re an hour behind us, how I end up having to stay to add something last minute, like ‘So and So who we haven’t been following in the World Cup and who was a mediocre player in the last nine Winter Games’ has managed to finish fourth in qualifying, which isn’t even a final — but! Oh! Isn’t it just intriguing nonetheless, so why shouldn’t we include it as a small little brief in addition to everything else I’ve already piecemealed together.

Oh, and the fact that they’re the WINTER games. As if my life wasn’t already tossed about during the winter, trying to fit in every aspect of chores and friends and relationships into half days and still be able to dedicate one solid day to doing the one thing I look anxiously forward to for months without having to worry about getting everything else done, but to add long days for very little satisfaction on top of it all! Well, shit. I’m just out of fumes.

And – on top of it – there’s this little thing called a wedding I’m trying to plan.

I’m exhausted. I don’t sleep well, what with roommates and neighbors constantly stomping about in ski boots and two boys-turned-bulldozers sleeping in my room.

I think it may be time for me to put the big W-planning on the back burner for a bit. There’s just not much I can do at this point without really jumping the gun. Let shit simmer for a bit, yeah? Enjoy this lovely winter wonderland. Compile a mass of ideas so I can properly arrange my thoughts.

Or at least get my fucking save the dates out at some point.

I shall blog again … very soon. But it may be a bit more about life beyond the planning. Like this dream of a real life.

Off to bed.


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Let There Be Light

I’ve been considering various options for lighting for the reception, and aside from the *der* obvious tiki torches, I’ve found some other options.

Reception, Decor

Reception, Decor, Lighting

White, Green, Ceremony, Decor, Wedding, Lanterns, Seaside, Bay area

Reception, Decor

Decor, Lighting

Green, White, Decor, Black, Candles, Table, Details, Events, Apples, Productions, Markei

Reception, Green, Decor, Blue, Chandelier

Reception, Red, Decor, Sasha souza events, Lanterns


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A better idea of the beading on the skirt

It’s actually cut lace and appliqued on to the skirt. Specifically, it’s the lace on her sleeves. Freakin rad!


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Up up and away!

I love this idea. And the hotel said they’ve never had someone use balloons for most of the decorations. Cheaper than flowers, way more fun to look at and you don’t have to deal with wilting … as much.

Cascading Arches

Around The World - 'Just Married' ~ $60


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Piecing together the pieces … and I need opinions.

OK, so, As we all know, I’m going with the custom Dolly Couture with a sweetheart neckline and spaghetti straps.


Sooooo … here comes the details I’m throwing around.

First, remember the Val Stefani dress? The back. I flippin LOVE the back, especially the buttons and how it comes down into a mild V shape.

Butttt … I want spaghetti straps. And preferably criss-crossed in the back.

Would that look too much like a diamond or would it be pretty?

And since I’m doing my petticoat trimmed in *my* blue

Each of Jennifer’s four bridesmaids wore blue V-neck dresses with a scoop back by Bill Levkoff. They had the floor-length dresses tailored to cocktail length.

Looking similar to

I’m also thinking of doing the back buttons in blue. One row or two?

However … remember when I said I wanted some bling? Welll … Dolly told me she could add some like this (I know it’s hard to see, but it’s there!!!

So I need guidance. Is it all too much? Is two rows of blue buttons on a V back with criss-cross spaghetti straps sitting on top of an embellished skirt with a blue ribbon-trimmed petticoat over blue and white polka dot heels overkill? Or is it damn hot?


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Too good to be true.

The shoes were sold out. Just found out. And, P.S., don’t you think ordering from online and all, they would have been able to let me know this before … oh, I don’t know … I ordered them and got super stoked about it? blech.

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I am eternally grateful to my darling Sammie-Sam

for finding these beauties. I ordered both a 5.5 and a 6. And they’re cheap!!

Turquoise Blue Polka Dot High Heel Sandal

Thank you hunny bunny!!!


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Whinge whinge bloody whinge

I’m an idiot and didn’t compile my guest list properly the first go-round. Now I’m trying to make sense of the myriad spreadsheets, Wed-site ‘tools’ and various scribblings that comprise The List. It’s a headache and a nightmare, but hopefully I’ll have my shit together eventually and have one fantastic master to work off.


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Do you believe in a little thing called love?

So, I contacted Dolly about whipping up a sketch for me. This is the first one, but I decided I didn’t like the sash, wanted more of a dropped waist and really wanted the buttons.


Sooo … they came up with this one. And Ta Da!!! I think I’m in love.



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Up to my neck …

line in decisions about my neckline.

I have two options I can go with … and they are:

The “Tucked” sweeheart

or …

The actual sweetheart

The Avalon

With spaghetti straps. Need help!!! Opinions PLEASE!!!!!


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