30 Jun 2010
24 Jun 2010
I am not a huge fan of the plastic-coated fabric tent aesthetic, which is unfortunately what we are going to have.
so I have been trying to find ideas to brighten up said tent and give it some design flair.
me = architect. can't help it.
paper lanterns in bold colours has always been on the list as possible decorations, so it's nice to see they look just as good in a plastic tent setting as they do in an old rustic wooden barn setting.
anybody who may happen to read this in passing have any other good ideas to make the plastic tent look less like a plastic tent? appreciate all suggestions.
for one thing, we will not be having to faux ballroom window sides hooked up...
23 Jun 2010
22 Jun 2010
or something like this dress.
can't decide between long or short?
phase one: long flowy dress for the ceremony. whimsical, romantic, get to do fun twirly spins and make the skirt poof out.
phase two: remove the full skirt to reveal the short dress for the par-tay! classic, sassy, get to show off your inevitably fabulous shoes.
and the best part?
(are you ready for your collective minds to be blown?)
IT'S GOT POCKETS!!
everything is better with pockets.
people would be happier if they all had pockets.
wars would cease if everybody had pockets.
I am a genius.
everybody has pockets = world peace
(and an end to world hunger, as everybody would be feeling so good about their pockets they would all dig into them to help out those less fortunate than them.)
I have found the solution.
fashion designers, get on it.
if I ever felt compelled to get a dress on the poofy side, it would be something like this.
not made up of metric tons of crinoline, but of flowy pedals of soft fabric that actually move when bombarded by a gale force wind (unlike...ahem...crinoline).
so maybe that's what I like about this dress. not it's poofiness, but it's flowiness.
it's soft looking.
I kinda want to be able to take a comfy cat-nap on my dress, you know?
I still really like the idea of these sort of "couple's story" type of things.
for fun, some possible examples from our own hypothetical one:
how they met: Ben and Bethany lived in the same dorm freshman year of college. Bethany thought Ben was cute. Ben thought Bethany was cute. Everybody else thought Ben was gay. (curse of the well dressed man)
first date: Ben asked Bethany to go see the first Harry Potter film. Bethany didn't know Ben was actually asking her out on a date until they had been together for about 3 months. (curse of the oblivious girl)
proposal: Ben proposed on April fool's Day. Bethany had to make sure Ben wasn't actually joking before saying yes.
oh goodness...I swear we are not as dysfunctional in real life as we are on paper...
16 Jun 2010
weather permitting, we will have our ceremony outside. our venue has a kick-ass view of the mountains of northern new hampshire.
however, our venue does not have a very nice looking trellis/arbor/thingy.
it is your standard one.
and in my overly picky and judgemental mind, utterly blah and cliche.
you can kinda see it in these photos. (second down on the right, in the gridded photos at the bottom). it is very small (the photo, not the arbor).
but if we could get married under something like this, all of a sudden an arbor isn't seeming so bad.
however, Ben's working on something.
suffice to say, it involves the colour red.
and is not an arbor.
I will let him reveal it in his own time and way.
but it's pretty cool.
found some images my mom took when she and my dad went up to visit the manor the first time round.
gives you an idea as to the setting/view. (these were taken in february. our view in early september will be greener and with no snow.)
the arbor is not quite as bad as I remember it.
however, it still needs work.
that is a gaint chess board.
oh, that will be happening.
[photo credits: my wonderful mother]
9 Jun 2010
these would look abesolutely fabulous on my feet on my wedding day.
just look at them.
how can you say no to those buttons?
they are just begging to be paired with a prettily patterned dress and be danced in all night.
if you absolutely insist, I will try to find you and make you mine.