Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I love small details from weddings. While planning my wedding I wanted to have as many small personal touches as possible. I had a lot of time to plan I figured so I had a lot of time to make sure I could make them happen. I'm going to start with the guy's details. I love all things that men get to wear. I also wanted to make sure that my groom wasn't forgotten. So many things in the wedding industry are geared towards the bride. And the groom is half the wedding. On with my details.
Our whole wedding was color schemed by Eric's tie and my shoes. (More about those later.) His tie was one of the first things we bought. Everything was easy from there. His tie is by Paul Smith and it's fabulous. The lining on the inside of it is roses. I thought that was a real nice touch, especially for our wedding. The groomsmen all wore hot pink and blue ties from thetiebar.com. They were nice quality and pretty affordable especially when I had to buy 3 of them.
I know in the blog-o-sphere there are many pictures of guys in cool socks. I loved it from the moment I saw it. Luckily I found some hot pink and navy socks. (Thanks Ralph Lauren!) Even more lucky, my groom and the guys agreed to wear them.
I also had a tough time with finding the perfect cuff links. For a while I wanted to get him some steampunk cuff links made from old watch parts. Then I found a great deal on a watch so I bought him the watch pictured above. After much searching I realized I wanted to get him something that would be a memory of the location we got married. It was a plus that I got to include our honeymoon on the new vintage map cuff links I purchased from etsy seller dlkdesigns. They are really cool and I like seeing him wear them, now after our wedding.
Lastly all they guys wore hot pink boutonnieres. It was a nice splash of color on their dark suit jackets. I think I did a decent job of dolling up the guys. I want them to feel just as important and special as the girls.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Weddings aren't only about the newly married couple they are a huge family celebration. A merging of two families, another chapter in both families life. My family is a huge part of my life and I was so proud and happy to have them at my wedding. My Mom who helped me through some of the most challenging planning aspects. My Dad who worried about crying as he gave me away and danced to our first dance. (Trust me I was worried too.) Luckily we both kept it together and last my big and only brother. Who surprised us all with his tears. He was very emotional on our wedding day. He was a groomsman so Eric got to see him get all choked up over his baby sister's wedding. The picture above is right after our ceremony.
My wedding wasn't only about Eric and I it was a huge celebration of happiness for my family. I think sometimes while you plan a wedding you forget that a wedding isn't just about the bride and groom. It becomes a very big moment for all families involved.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
When Eric and I were trying to figure out where we would go for our honeymoon we knew we really wanted to go back to Europe. We didn't know though if we had enough cash to make it happen. So for a while we thought going to a tropical island get away would be more affordable. Eric my travel guru took over all honeymoon plans and when it came down to it. St. Maarten was the same price as going to Spain. So with out much further ado we were headed to Barcelona.
Let me also say that we knew nothing about Barcelona besides, Tapas and the 92 Olympics. We packed our bags, bought a Rick Steve's guide book and hopped our flight. In one word the city is AMAZING. It was so refreshing to not know anything about your destination, to have the freedom to do what ever we wanted. Between the bar exam and wedding planning we both were very busy this summer. We walked the Mediterranean, it was to cold to swim, relaxed by our hotel's roof top pool, rambled up las Ramblas the Sagrida Famila, and drank a lot of Sangria and the local Estrella Damm beer. Our Honeymoon was the perfect kind of vacation for us. A bit of the beach, cool historic sites and the city. I can't wait to go back.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Eric and I had a really hard time with recessional song. We couldn't decide what we wanted. Did we want it serious.. funny... instrumental like the entrance music? I already had made my life harder by choosing to walk down the aisle to non traditional music. I found music that fit all I hoped our ceremony would be it was perfect. It also had to be timed just right so we could all walk down and end at the proper spots. I digress, back to the topic. Recessional. The whole week before our wedding and during the week of was full of me fretting and obsessing over songs, youtube, theknot.com lists. Everywhere and anywhere there wedding recessional lists were posted I viewed it. Still nothing really popped out at us. Finally 3 days before our wedding. We were sitting on the couch talking music and this song popped up into my head. We loved it when we first heard it. It sounded just like the crazy stuff we joke around together with. Enter "all I want is you" by Barry Louis Polisar. I think it took our guests buy surprise and it was perfect. I loved it.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I am so excited. I love New York City... I also love my friend that lives there. She is fabulous and very talented. I am so exited I get to visit her and the city. Today I bought tickets to fly up to NYC to visit her! While I am there I also get to see her perform trapeze. That's actually her above. I can't wait! One of the coolest things about being over the wedding planning hump is that I now have a bit more money and time to expend on fun travels.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I am so excited. Today is September 1st. I've officially been married for one month. It has been a crazy hectic month, married, Barcelona, a concert. a new job for Eric and just settling in to life after wedding planning and bar review. Life has been really good. I am really looking forward to eating our cake topper tonight. We aren't saving it. Our cake was too good to save and we would both be heart broken to have it frost bitten. I am also making a lamb roast in honor of our trip to Barcelona. Cheers to 1 month!