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Attendant gifts

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I know it’s probably a little early, but I was so excited to pick out something special to thank my bridesmaids that once I found the perfect gift, I just couldn’t wait. I’m beginning to find it a little hard to keep a blog about the wedding planning because I don’t want to spoil any surprises for anyone! Well, I guess all I can say is that I decided to get a gift that is personalized for each bridesmaid, just like most of the recommended gifts are! But I tried to get something that everyone will really love, not a silly pink flask or anything like that…

Marriage advice wall

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

For anyone who doesn’t know, Pete and I painted one wall in our apartment with chalkboard paint and asked everyone to write their best advice or words of encouragement during our engagement party. The wall didn’t turn out quite as we had hoped. After the party I erased all the vulgar drawings and crude comments, which left us with about 75% of the wall blank again. It sat like that for a while, until I saw Pete writing on the wall tonight. He had the great idea that we could come up with our own best advice to ourselves. We had a lot of fun writing all the ideas that came to our heads as well as some of the advice people gave to us verbally. I’d like to take a picture of the wall and post it.. but my camera charger disappeared during the engagement party. I fear it fell into one of the trash bins :(

Chocolate ad

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Check out this REAL advertisement from Switzerland.

Chocolate ad

Chocolate ad

Bridesmaids dresses

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Yesterday was a very long day, but a lot of fun. All the bridesmaids and our two moms went on our first trip to look at bridesmaids dresses. For a long time it seemed like I picked a color that didn’t exist. So then we started picking out different colors and styles just to try them out. At one store I found some dresses that were not only in the mermaid cut, but also looked like mermaid skin. I picked out one for everyone and I think I really scared them. They thought I was serious, and once Laura had hers on she said, “If you make us wear these, you’re the worst bride ever!” I was glad I asked them to try those dresses on because we all had a good laugh and I think the trip became more fun after that. We also eventually found a dress by Mori Lee that comes in the color I want (a soft medium blue-grey) and the taffeta fabric it comes in looks rich and beautiful. I am also thinking about pale turquoise but I didn’t see much in that color either. The search continues…

Mermaid dresses

Drove to the Hamptons again

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

I drove out to the Hamptons again today to see the place we chose for the room block. It’s called The Inn at Quogue. I got to see the different types of rooms available so I can give everyone advice on which room would fit them best. I also saw (and really liked) the layout of the whole area. I love that the two main buildings are from the 1600s and 1700s. It is also on the edge of a quaint downtown area which is very cute. (more…)

Wedding gown!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Last night Laura drove up to New York after work so we could go look for a wedding gown today. Not only did we look, but I bought the best wedding gown!! We grabbed some bridal magazines to look through on the train on the way in to the city, and picked out all the different elements that I liked and didn’t like. Then we got in to Kleinfeld and I only found one dress that I thought would fit all the criteria I had chosen. So my sister (wisely) told me to pick out some others just to try the different styles. The main thing that was limiting my choices was that I thought I wanted a pure white dress. I didn’t realize that the dresses that were pure white were the polyester ones (oops!). So I ended up getting a “pearl white” dress in 100% silk. It’s so luxurious and I really love it! I don’t want to reveal too much, because Peter will probably read this later and I want him to be totally surprised when he sees me appear at the end of the aisle.

Bridal party

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Tonight Pete and I had a little chat about who we want to ask to be in our bridal party. It was really nice to talk about all the reasons we love our friends and siblings and why we want them to be a special part of our wedding day. Now we just have to ask and hope they all will accept!