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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fabric District and Table Overlays!

Mom and I scoured the LA Fabric District to find something that would look good with our centerpieces for the tables at the reception. We looked at everything from french embroidered fabric and italian lace to linen and burlap. In the end, we settled on 72" wide burlap which we cut into 72" squares to lay over our 60" guest tables. Matt and I then frayed the edges about 1" so they look finished and they will be layered over an ivory table cloth. We'll have 2-3 tealights, 1 large candle holder, 1 cactus in a terra cotta pot, and perhaps a couple of desert rocks per table. They look so pretty all lit up! :)

Here's a picture of our table mock-up in our kitchen:

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Such a diva...

oh yeah!

1st Fitting

So a couple weekends ago when my Mom and Aidan were here, we went to Lady Jane's in Toluca Lake to see how my alterations were going. Unfortunately, Jane hadn't gotten around to starting them at all in the past 2+ months that she had the dress. Blah. Fortunately, Mom and Aidan still got to see the dress and I got to see it with the veil and shoes. I go back on Saturday to see the alterations. I can't wait!

Here are a few pictures from last time:

Lady Jane showing us the 1-point bustle.

Pretty Veil...

I bought my veil online and I must say, I'm very pleased! It's the perfect fullness, color, length and trim. If you're shopping for a veil, be sure to check out:

Hair Brooch

I'm very excited, I got my hair brooch from the ebay seller in China and it looks great. The clasp is a bit flimsy, but it should be great in my hair. I love the color with my dress, too.
Now I just have to pick out a necklace, earings, and bracelet to go with the brooch! :)

Monday, October 09, 2006

St. Patty's Day Ceremony

I think we've decided to end our wedding ceremony with the traditional irish blessing. It seems so appropriate for the day and the mood of the event.

Traditional Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

A ring for Matt...

Last weekend, Matt and I went looking to see if we could get an idea of what he'd like for a wedding ring. While it was only our first trip, I think Matt's pretty settled on a 6 mm tungsten band with platinum inlay. They're pretty cool with the contrast in the shades of the metal and the fact that the tungsten will stay perpetually shiny. Very cool.

Here are a couple of rings he's looking at:

Natural Aisle Runner?

Mom really thinks we need and aisle runner for the ceremony site to keep my dress from getting covered in dirt as I walk down the non-aisle. I'm really concerned with people stumbling and falling on wrinkled fabric and crunchy gravel.

What do you think of using mats for aisle runners?

Out of Towner Boxes

I found a good source online to buy gabled boxes to leave at at the hotel for our out of town guests. Sweet! :)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Costa Rica - Here we come!

Yipee! Matt and I booked our airline tickets for our honeymoon yesterday! We're flying out of Phoenix on March 19th to San Jose, Costa Rica and returning from San Jose to Los Angeles on March 28th. Chris has wonderfully volunteered to drive our car back to LA for us. :)

Very very exciting!!! Now we just have to plan our itinerary!