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Hors d’oeuvres galore

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

After Laura was fitted for her dress, we rushed home and drove out to Atlantica for the hors d’oeuvres tasting – 52 hors d’oeuvres in all! We also got to try all the options for the stations, the champagne & wine and the cakes & fillings. (more…)

Laura’s dress

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

On Friday, I had picked out a dress for Laura that was different from the other bridesmaid’s dresses in cut, but the same in every other way. I really like the idea of the maid of honor having a unique dress. Today Laura came to the store with me to get measured. The dress I picked was okay, but we found an even better one. I think it’s going to look amazing on her once we get the alterations done. I’m pretty excited about the dresses, and now we are half way done with the measurements!

The dresses we picked are by Jim Hjelm. They come in a fabric called “satin faced taffeta” which I am in love with and they are a soft oceany blue-green (they call the color lagoon) and there is a taupe accent fabric. I just love the look of it. Here’s a sample of the color on another dress:

This is the color/fabric we picked

Stacy is ready to dance

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I met Stacy at Penn Station this afternoon and we walked to the bridal shop where we are getting the bridesmaids’ dresses (RK Bridal). We both tried on a bunch of dresses that came in the fabric I had picked out. Once Stacy found the best one, she practiced her walk, dancing and her entrance! I thought it was really cool to have someone brave enough to do this in the store, so I could see how the dress moves etc. One of the other customers took it the wrong way and thought Stacy was the bride. She said she was scared for me because she thought Stacy was demonstrating what I had to do at her wedding!

While we were there, I talked to the staff about the fact that the bridesmaids are all from other places and we can’t all come in at once and they had the perfect solution for our situation. I filled out a sheet with each bridesmaid’s information, and which dress she should be fitted for. Then they keep the sheet there and hold it until everyone is measured and then order all the dresses at once. That way we make sure they are all from the same dye lot and the color is identical on each dress.

I’m Feeling Lucky

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Tonight Pete was surfing the internet and said to me, “What does I’m feeling lucky [on the google page] mean?” I said, “Don’t know.” He decided to click it (after typing in his own name) and this is what he found.


Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

I have been struggling to come up with a concept for the table centerpieces at the reception because neither Pete or I have loved any flower arrangements we have seen. I finally found an inspiration photo that we both really like! I love the lanterns, and the sand and starfish fit perfectly with our theme. As far as what goes in the vases, we still have some work to do, but at least we love the rest of the tablescape!

Save the Dates are in the mail

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Last night I finished printing envelopes, attaching stamps and sealing up all the save the date cards. Today we dropped them in the mail, so keep an eye out for yours! We really love them and had to admire them one last time before we sent them. We hope you like them too. There are a few stragglers who haven’t given me their mailing address…so if you’re one of those people, get with it!