Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2010

Our Colors - in the Olympics?!

Has anyone else noticed that our colors, blue and green, are also the featured colors of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games?! Take a look

And while I am honored that they decided to use our idea, they could have at least credited us...right? :) 

Montag, 15. Februar 2010

Staying in Style

So we've got lots already:

  • date
  • a venue
  • an invitation designer
  • an officiant
  • a photographer
  • (almost) a band
  • a color scheme
  • a dress!!
And now, we have a "weddingmantra": "vintage country, with a bit of pep"

See. here's the reason. There are lots of sales going on in Germany right now, and I figure: it's only less than 5 months out, i've got to start taking advantage of these DEALS and buying some stuff! But what?! I mean, I could just purchase lots of items in our colors and figure out what to do with them later..right? But I have read many a bride's warning about not doing this exact thing - about how you should buy only for specific projects. Hmmmmmmm. I guess that means I should plan my specific projects!

Which I am doing. But I am someone who is so inspired by materials that I just couldn't help myself, so we decided to come up with a wedding mantra. I will repeat this mantra to myself every time I pick up something wedding project worthy - and if it doesn't fit, it goes! I did this today:

is this blue shiny organza "vintage country with a bit of pep":

NO!!!! hellooooo!!! duh.

Is this checkered grossgrain ribbon "vintage country with a bit of pep":

YES! totally

and so it went. It really helped me choose.

I still need a list of projects, though, which I am going to start (the list, not the projects) HERE AND NOW!

  • envelope liners
  • honey jar labels
  • centerpieces (well, perhaps additions to centerpieces)
  • photobooth
  • chair covers
  • out of towner gifts
right. Well, that's a start. Part of my problem is also, when I see something, I think "how many?!". I think I need to also list quantities, especially for things like labels and out of towner gifts. Or at least approximate...

then I realize... we haven't even sent our invitations! Which means that we don't have RSVPs, which means we still don't have a guest count. CRY. I guess I will have to let my patience be my guide...

Freitag, 12. Februar 2010

Wedding golf balls..

yes! We are having "wedding golf balls!... but it's not what you think. There will be no polo wearing preppy golf antics - we will be playing MINIGOLF with our guests!

Our plan is to give each out of town/longer stay guest a pretty personalized golfball like this:

We will be having an informal get-to-know eachother gathering on the night before the wedding, and we hope that our guests will join us for a round of mini golf at the hotel's course! Afterwards, of course, there will be duck pin bowling in the basement (YAY)... should we do personalized bowling balls too? hehe

update: office of marriage

Just a quick update: we did it! We registered! The lady was really nice - I just have to bring my translation in next week. So we're all set!

Now, our case goes to the courts - since Germany requires something called a "marriage ability certificate", which the US doesn't issue, the courts have to stamp their approval before we can say the "ja wort". Which will cost us a chunk of court fees.

well... could be worse :)

Dienstag, 9. Februar 2010

Office of Marriage, part II

So here I am, all jetlagged and out of it, and I checked my calendar and realized that we have our appointment to register our intent to marry TOMORROW! I fished out the list of required documents and noticed (oops) that I need not only a registered copy of my birth certificate but also a TRANSLATION. OOPS.

Ok, well we're going anyways. I'll let you know if we get scolded!!

Mittwoch, 3. Februar 2010

The Dress Voyage, Part II

So this is going to be short, because as you can imagine this whole trip has been EXHAUSTING but in a good way, in fact in an AMAZING way.

Here's the Cliff's notes:
  • Started out with an amazing day on saturday with the bridesmaids. Tried on JCrew dresses (all of which were sample size 8 and too tight which felt blech but ok) and laughed and laughed. 
  • Went to David's bridal which was not only amusing (everyone NEAR US was wearing totally weird dresses) but fun (our saleswoman was a sweety and we laughed so much that my petticoat combined with the dress managed to take up the whole dressing room - no more room for us). And we learned a lot about "unconventional (ok, only for me) dresses are AOK)
  • Had a BRIDAL SHOWER which made me so happy and I was SOOOO surprised (way to go Mike and Girls) and I actually drank a cocktail out of an inappropriately shaped vessel WITH my mom. FUN.
  • Spent time with my bridesmaids on Sunday (including an aged cheddar and bacon omelett, oops) and learned the amazingness of Bananagrams 
  • Went lazy shopping on Monday and purchased Bananagrams (see above) along with various other products - I have already almost filled my "extra" suitcase!!! Had a drink called the "ruby sunshine" in the bar - yum!!!
  • Got up at 5am to take the train to NYC on tuesday - slept part of the way, watched the sun rise over RI and CT and navigated the NYC subways to get to Saja Wedding and try on the  most amazing dresses ever... after eating at an adorable SoHo Cafè - best Cappuccino ever! - and then went to Jenny Yoo which was "so-so" and then rode the train back to Boston and climbed into our amazing beds at the Back Bay Hotel in Boston (perhaps, actually, the best HOTEL ever)!!!  (oh PS saw an amazing view of the NYC skyline from the train cause the power kept cutting out. LOVE amtrak). 
  • hit the SHOPS on Newbury street all Wed - we had 3 appointments! And went from finding AN AMAZING dress to trying on something COMPLETELY different to loving everything, then to HATING everything because I couldn't decide - and THEN.... well, I'll tell the story later. Let's just say that I found THE dress!!!!
  • Celebrated our successes (actually, mom found THE dress too! (MOB dress). We toasted at a local fancyspot (post 390) with Cava and Wine and ate delicious food and then drank Grand Marnier. MMMMMMM
  • We're headed off to NH tomorrow!  woohoo!!! I'll tell the full story later..