Entries Tagged as 'Wedding Wednesday'

Wedding Wednesday- Decor Dilemma

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hi everyone!  I am still alive over here.  I have just been continuing to swim in a sea of calligraphy envelopes during any spare minute I have.  During moments where I take a break and usually during my lunch break for work (when I am not doing paperwork), I have been pinning up some wedding decor inspiration photos like crazycakes.  Unfortunately, I have not started gathering or creating actual wedding decor things because the pictures I like seem to kinda be all over the place.  A modern black and white stripe here, a pop of color there, a romantic hand dyed ribbon and wildflowers situation mixed with a glittery gold glam situation.  Just when I think I am gravitating towards one thing, I see something else I like and I totally lose my focus.  I’m gonna go ahead and blame wedding blogs since it is all so good looking.  I am starting to understand more why people hire a full service wedding planner to take care of it.  So basically I need to do some serious editing of my vision before our wedding turns into a decor train wreck.  And don’t even get me started on my invitations and stationary.  It is almost at the point where every guest will be receiving a different invitation so I can use all of the styles I like.  So the question I have is, for those of you who have already gotten married or planned a big event, how did you narrow down all of the styles you liked to create something more cohesive?  I need some serious types of help.

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Wedding Update – Choosing a Venue

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hi guys!  So Colleen and I both decided that it would be agreeable for us to bring back Wedding Wednesday on a more regular basis so that I could check in every now and again to discuss wedding related issues and thoughts.  While I must admit that wedding planning has taken a back seat to calligraphy jobs in the last week or so, I am happy to report that we have a few important details taken care of including choosing our venue.  Pretty much as soon as we got engaged, I knew that choosing a venue was going to be something we had to do almost immediately because all of the good dates for next spring were going fast.  I feel certain that Chris thought I was being a nutso by scheduling a bunch of venue visits so quickly, but I think when he started hearing the venue people talk about Spring 2016 dates already being booked, he realized that maybe I wasn’t such a crazy person Bridezilla and that maybe just maybe I was right.  Since Colleen had gotten married a few years ago, I was pretty aware of what venues were around and also got some input from some friends who are in the wedding industry.  We were really pleasantly surprised with all of our options.  The first thing we did was look at our possible budget and crunch numbers.  Each venue has so many different policies that it was easy to see how overlooking little details will end up costing you much more than you had originally thought.  For example, were tables and chairs included in the rental cost?  How many? Were plates and glassware included?  Did we have to use a specific caterer?  If we did, did we have to pay the venue a service fee for service provided by the caterer (usually 15-20%)?  Is there a cleaning fee?  Do you need day of insurance?  I won’t go into all of this junk, but let me just say that it was a little overwhelming and with all of these little details that you have to be aware of before making a decision, it is easy to see how people may miss something and end up blowing their budget.  Once we came to terms with how much having a wedding was going to cost…GULP, we picked our favorites.  There were some pretty great places and we had two in particular that we loved the most.  However, the two places that we were deciding between and had very different feels and would have been very different weddings.  This made things a little confusing.  We also obviously had to take into account which would be better for our guests.  We really could have been very happy with either.  In the end, we picked the one that we felt was more “us” and would work best for the way we wanted our wedding to feel.  Well, fancy version of us.  Real version of us is scrubs and yoga pants and going to bed by 10:00pm on Friday nights (probably after eating Mexican food and watching Breaking Bad on Netflix).  So we have a wedding set for May of next year (yay!) and quite a few things to do before then.

Wedding Venue

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Spoiler alert… None of these places are our wedding venue.  Just pretty pictures I stole from the internets.



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Featured in Elizabeth Anne Designs

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy Friday!  When I get a one day holiday in the middle of the week, it always completely throws off my orientation and I swear to you that I woke up thinking it was a Monday today.  Luckily, I was wrong! Earlier this week (or maybe last week…who knows at this point) some of my calligraphy had a little face time on Elizabeth Anne Designs blog.  I was asked by Elisabeth Rose to do some envelopes and belly bands to coordinate with the stationary she was designing for an inspiration shoot done at Separk Mansion.  Holy bananas, did the shoot ever turn out gorgeous.  I was very honored to be asked and even if my calligraphy  only played a very small role in the overall angel beauty, I am certainly proud to be included with such a killer team of vendors including stunning images by Taken by Sarah photography and out of this world flowers by Flowers by Lingky.  Go check out the beautiful inspiration shoot!

Other vendors include:

Hair/Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne

Bakery: Wow Factor Cakes

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals and Party Reflections


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