Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I recently discovered the Ellida font and just love it! And, it has such a prettier name than, say, Times New Roman (oy...).

Anyway, I'm just getting started with looking into invitations, etc, but I'd love to have this script as the font for the invites, name cards, programs - well, all the paper materials.

Here's our names in Ellida...

Ah, so pretty...

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Bridesmaid Dresses...

It wouldn't be my wedding if the bridesmaid dresses didn't come from J. Crew!

I really wanted neutral colored dresses for my bridesmaids, but had a really hard time pinpointing something specific. I loved the idea of gunmetal grey, but my wedding's in May - dark grey doesn't exactly scream Spring. I loved the idea of navy, but didn't want to do navy with the black tuxes. I always thought I'd do black, but I wanted something a little more 'springy' if you will. It basically came down to some shade of champagne, but I just wasn't crazy about anything. Then I came across these dresses at J. Crew:

In person, the color is a buttery gold tone and the fabric is a stiffer silk seersucker. I loved the idea of having a seersucker fabric for our location and the color of the dress in general. It looks great on everyone's skin tone and fits perfectly.

So there you have it... !

Inspiration Boards...

One of the first blogs I came across in my recent discovery of wedding blogs (I'm a little behind the times...) was Style Me Pretty. I've found a ton of inspiration from the various inspiration boards readers have posted. The overall color scheme of our wedding is going to be various shades of white (white, creams, off-whites, etc), buttery yellows, and golds with touches of green from natural greenery - with tons of candlelight. With that in mind, some of my favorites boards are:

I haven't yet created my own board, but I'm gathering pieces here and there and will post one shortly...

Friday, September 14, 2007

J. Crew Love...

I've been doing a little window shopping online and trying VERY hard to exercise restraint, but.... I tried on this sweater recently and it was so cozy and comfortable - I love the grey, but I buy everything in black (a habit I'm trying very hard to break. Maybe both?

I love this Bella jacket in navy, but they used to have it in this awesome pink color, which no longer seems to be available.

I actually already bought this shirt, but it's super cute on and I received quite a few compliments on it!

I really like these charcoal city fit capris...

And I bought these waffle knit skivvies recently - super comfortable and fun...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Funny Stuff...

I came across this post on another blog, Chere Amie. As I'm knee-deep planning my own wedding, I found it rather entertaining (and sadly true).

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Average weddings (From a recent issue of Women's Health)

Hours the average wedding takes to organize: 250
Hours per week the average bride spends on it: 8
Percentage of women who undergo physical alterations: 37
Percentage of weddings that get called off: 15
Top three wedding day worries: zits, rain, embarrassing relatives
Pounds the AW wants to lose before the wedding: 10-20
Average cost to attend a wedding: $500
Average cost to be a bridesmaid: $1,400
Percentage of women who have gone stag to a wedding: 41
Percentage of women who admit to hooking up at a wedding: 5
Percentage of weddings paid for by bride's parents: 30
Percentage of weddings paid for by both sets of parents: 4
Percentage of weddings paid for by couple: 32
Percentage of weddings paid for by other: 34
Cost of photography and video: $3,691
Cost of wedding rings: $2,067
Number of women who cry when they find the right dress: 1 in 5
Number of dresses she tried on before finding it: 21

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In Memoriam

While there are people who fight for our country everyday, the events that happened six years ago hit especially close to home on a day like today and make me say an extra prayer for them. We'll always remember those who perished, the brave men and women that lost their lives saving others, and the families that will forever mourn their loved ones.

Our New Townhouse...

The fiance' and I are in escrow on a townhouse - we close in just under two weeks! What does that mean? I get to start home shopping again! It's been a long and painful year and a half since I promised myself that I wouldn't buy anything home-related.

So...I've been browsing online and found a ton of fun stuff I can't wait to buy (or dream of buying for those pricier items)!

The MacBeth Collection takes a fun spin on metal bins, trays, etc by putting fun patterns on them. They have some awesome patterns and a bunch of different containers to choose from. Some that I'm loving are:

This tray for a dresser top or bathroom counter:

Or these for the window sill - possibly for the herb garden I'd love to grow but know I'd kill...

And possibly one of these for mail, pens, a notepad, etc in the kitchen...

Another site I stumbled across is Rosanna. She has a bunch of great home accessories, including these beach bottles:

And these Boho plates - I love, love, love the green dot pattern:

Okay, that's all for now!