Thursday, May 27, 2010

progress.

So I've moved my wedding planning posts over to a different blog.  I don't know why it's so hard for me to stick to just one!  No, really, I wanted to separate my personal blog from my wedding planning blog.  Even though, I have to admit, wedding planning pretty much takes over one's personal life, because it is....personal.

But anyway, in non-wedding news:
1) I have to be out of my apartment on Saturday!!!  I'm almost all done.  In fact, Richie and I are going over there tonight to grab (hopefully) the last of my stuff and give it a thorough cleaning.  I'm squatting in his apartment right now, and will be until June 18 when we officially move into our new place.  I can't wait!!!

2) My position at work has changed recently.  I still have the same title, but now, even though I'm technically on the "Outreach Team," I'm spearheading some very "Development Team" (which doesn't exist) projects.  I'm happy with it!

3) I'm going to LA next month!  I'm going for work, but am staying a couple extra days to play.  Yessss.

Also, I'd like to post a public HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my bestie, Hobs.  (It was yesterday, but I didn't post yesterday, so there you go.)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fun Things I

Wedding planning is so much fun, but it's also VERY stressful.  I imagine the stress part is true for almost everyone, but sometimes I wonder if certain aspects of planning this particular wedding make this one stressful enough for the books.

So because of that, I go through phases of being ridiculously stressed out, saying "I'm not even thinking about the wedding again until [insert date/event/goal here]!!!" and then flip over, forget about the stressful part(s), and get ridiculously excited to jump on planning with the gusto of ten brides.

Right now, I'm in the excited phase (don't get me wrong, I'm excited about the wedding-- and even more excited about the marriage-- all the time, but sometimes the stress eclipses it a little) and am thinking about so many fun things!

Fun things like....my dress!  A family dress has very generously been offered to me (something borrowed? check!), but until I'm able to try it on and make a decision, here are some of my favorites:
Alfred Angelo

Alfred Angelo

 David's Bridal
Jenny Yoo (this dress is named Nina!)

Jenny Yoo (this dress is named Hannah, which, according to Richie's mom, is my Hebrew name, haha)

I don't know where this dress came from, but I LOVE the skirt.

More fun things to come!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

And just like that...

After talking about my last post with Richie and my mom and then sleeping on it, I've chosen a color palette!!!

drumroll....

NO COLORS!

Observe the beauty:


Monday, May 3, 2010

Color me indecisive.

I can't seem to make up my mind regarding wedding colors.

It's not really that big a deal, but they've been my thought of the week, especially because Richie and I are picking out stationery soon....not that anyone (except maybe crafty Bobbie) would notice if the invitations matched the linens and the flowers.  But it really has me thinking...

At least I'm only torn between two options (and one sub-option):

OPTION #1
No colors at all!  Instead, plan to have flowers of all sorts of colors-- whatever's fresh-- adorn the tabletops, chuppah, my hands, Richie's lapel, etc.  It'll give it a fresh-picked, relaxed look.

Pros: No need to worry about the color scheme; cheap, because you only get what's in season, flower-wise; pretty!, no restrictions...
Cons: There would still be a restriction: no light, girly-colored flowers (like light pink, lavender-- the color not the plant--, etc.).  I would want BOLD, BRIGHT colors.  I'm sure I can make that clear to the florist, though.

OPTION #2
Bright red and bright teal (I don't know a better name for this color, but it's not quite teal.  It's one of those, "I know it when I see it" colors).

It's my favorite color combination, and like that it's a little unexpected.  Some examples:




OPTION #2.1
Bright teal and bright red (and maybe pink), orange, and yellow.


Pros: Not as strict, BOLD!,  BRIGHT!
Cons: Too much?