Friday, June 27, 2008

Do the Do?

This coming weekend I am going to begin my my first hair trial. I am actually really excited to see how it turns out. As such, I have started looking for inspiration to bring in. These are some of the exciting celebs that inspired me...below I love the volume of the hair and the makeup!Kate has a classic style and grace that I hope to copy day of.

I LOVE Catherine's hair too.

I stole this inspiration board from weddingbee. But I love inspiration.

I stole this hair from a knottie girl and I love her hair.

Hum decisions decisions....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Meet Maid "Ms. Kryland"

My Meet My Maids series continues with Maid Ms. Kryland!
I heart Ms. Kryland!

When we met: We met when Ms. Kryland was in fifth grade. Our parents were dating. She was wearing a baggy T-shirt and spandex shorts and all I kept thinking was what a fashion disaster!

What I love about her:
We share a name! But more importantly, Ms. Kryland really loves Jesus. Like a lot. She is so passionate about the poor and seeks to love others with a humility and relentlessness that inspires me daily. I love that she tries not to let society get the best of her and that she strives to seek the unloved and unwanted. I also love how funny she is without trying to be. I like how she sends me pictures of her poop and tells me funny stories that only could happen to people like her. I love that she is usually extremely joyful and fun to be around. And above all, I love that she loves me for what I am and what I am not. Our parents may have gotten married together other, but as the saying goings "Sisters by chance, friends by choice." I have definitely found a good one in her.
Ms. Kryland and I at Mrs. E's wedding reception. (She helped me avoid the creepy photographer and was the only person to dance with me all night.)

Why she was chosen: Ms. Kryland and I have an extremely special relationship because we connect on such a different level than I can with other people. We can spend hours debating issues or talking about life in general. One of my fondest memories will be spending time with her in Spain on the beach and in cafe's journaling. I will never forget that time in my life and will always remember that as a moment when she became more than a friend or sister and truly because a best friend. I truly respect her and love her. More, she has been an avid supporter of Mr. Scott and I from day one. She is so excited to welcome him into the family and I have appreciated all of her efforts to get to know him, support us, and welcome him into the family.

First Impression: "Who is this albino chick in spandex that is super excited to meet people she barely knows?"
Ms. Kryland and I at her College graduation two weeks ago.

Moving and Shaking

Tonight I begin the second part of Mr. Scott's and my new life together (Part One was simply getting engaged)...moving into our new place. It's so hard right now to stay focused because the market is horrible and hence a perfect time to find a place to buy. However since Mr. Scott and I have no money, it looks as though renting will be our thing for the next few years. We found a great 2 bedroom 1.5 bath that actually has a lot of space. I have to be out of my apartment (goodbye roomie! :( ) by Tuesday next week. So tonight begins the packing and this weekend, Mr. Scott will be moving my stuff in while I get showered in SF.

Honestly, I am actually pretty excited to move. I will miss Ms. K but I am excited to move into our new home and begin creating a new family with Mr. Scott. As my current apartment is already overrun with all things wedding and Mr. Scott is not moving in until after the wedding, I have decided that I have no intention of "moving in" or unpacking until after its all over. Then I can really "set up house". I kinda can't wait!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Crawling up Branches!

Ms. B went to the flower mart this weekend and bought branches to make a mock up of our centerpieces during fourth of July. This has of course inspired me to look for more branches….

Also, look how amazing this cake table looks!Cake table stolen from Ritzybee and branches stolen from WeddingBee.

I am so Lucky (especially for being Irish!)

I just returned from the most wonder bachelorette party a girl could ask for! My girlfriends are amazing and I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such love, friendship, and support. I’ll post a few shots and details soon, but in the meantime, let me just say how honored and loved I felt. The whole weekend was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect time with the ladies.

Moving on, lately it’s been hitting me how soon I will be a Mrs. It’s actually pretty crazy to think about all the changes that are coming and how far we have come. People have often told us to “enjoy” our engagement time. Mr. Scott and I are getting married so quickly after our engagement that it’s honestly been a little hard to enjoy it because there is just so much to do. We have really tried to enjoy it though and I am so proud of us both for taking time for each other and to maintain the proper perspective throughout this whole process.

In a little over 30 days, I will marry my best friend and truly the love of my life. I cannot imagine being without him and the love he gives me. I feel so blessed by God both to have received this gift, and to have been able to focus on the commitment we are making to each other before God during this time in our relationship. We still have so much left to do and plan…LIKE A LOT! but we just have so much to be grateful for. Often, as I read all of these wedding blogs, I hear about these awful tragedies….floods or the power going our during the wedding, or a photographer just not showing up. We have yet to run into a single problem and it just fills me with gratitude to God for his faithfulness and provisions. OK OK, enough with the sappy emotion and on with the inspiration, DIY, and planning…I'll be back later.

Friday, June 20, 2008


So I never posted details about our Super Wedding Planning weekend. First off...our tasting! The champagne was fabulous! The house white was good and the house red was less than impressive.

Then we tried the house salad which actually turned out to be our favorite!

Then we had our main course...Chicken Dijonaise with red rosemary potatoes. We asked to change the veggies to asparagus for both the look and taste. This is us looking very satisfied after our tasting!

Then it was off to get our marriage license. I was obviously very excited!
YAY! It's official! We have 90 days to get hitched...hooray!
This weekend my maids have planned a super bachelorette weekend! I will have a full report when we are done.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Meet Maid "Ms. K!"

My "Meet the Maids" series continues. Now I must warn that I have three "K's" that are bridesmaids. However, one is Ms. Kryland, one is MRS. K, and the third is Ms. K. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, MS. K!At Ms. K's Birthday last year

When we met: Ms. K and I were both RA's (HA because she was in a different college...UCSD has a weird college system, don't ask!). I think the first time we actually met was at the beginning of the year during all campus RA / HA training. However, I don't remember her. I am also sure that during one of the many on campus events I ran into her...but I don't remember meeting her then either. When I do remember meeting her was when we were RA's together at a summer camp in June 2004. Academic Connections. Through all the craziness that went on that summer, Ms. K and I really really bonded together. She is such a special and wonderful person and I truly love the woman she is. Which leads us toAt the midnight showing of Harry Potter 5 last year

What I love about her: She loves Harry Potter! But mostly, I love that Ms. K because she is so dedicated and loyal to her friends. I am a big talker and tell long stories and Ms. K never gives me anything but her undivided attention. Food, again, is a big part of our relationship and if you ever meet us, be sure to ask about our "Just Keep Eating" stories. They're great! Also, I love Ms. K's tenacity and dedication to things she loves. I love that she is not afraid to be a tomboy or a girl-girl and that she has a lot of knowledge about random things. I love that we can hang out and do nothing and still have a great time, or go out and be the life of the party. I love that Ms. K is no drama and hates drama girls and that in our entire friendship we have rarely fought. She is definitely my favorite little Jew!

Why she was chosen: Ms. K and I have been through each others relatively short yet extensive dating histories. She has seen heartbreak and happiness. Ms. K has been there since day one of Mr. Scott and I meeting and has supported us 100% through it all. As my current roommate, she has gone above and beyond to lend a helping hand and listening ear. Her patience (especially lately) with my lack of time is incredible. Not to mention, I had to have Ms. K around for her "no nonsense, no stupid white frilly girliness that means nothing to your big day" attitude. :)
Post a glass of wine and three hours of trying to write my law school admissions essay and right before Ms. K's office Holiday party. (Obviously she looks a lot better than I do!)

First Impression: "Oh my! I really hope this girl doesn't think it's gross that I just shook her hand after she just got out of the bathroom stall."

Colored Shoes!

I found a picture of exactly what I was looking for from photographer Laura Kay! Thanks!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ceremony Comfort

Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking regarding what will make our guests more comfortable. I saw the photo below and already knew I was doing this. While I had of course though about the parasols, I had not given thought to having SPF or fans there. Since I am planning on getting parasols in Chinatown, why not grab a few fans as well? I love how each SPF bottle is individually decorated.
Then I saw this board from Fashion Me Fabulous and knew instantly that I wanted all of my bridesmaids to wear fun brightly, colored shoes under their long black dresses! How much funwould that be? I'm thinking different colored peep toes...?
Finally, I saw these invites and LOVED them! It's a good thing I already ordered mine and sent them out!
Invites courtesy of Green Paper Company. I forgot which Knottie Bio I stole the first picture from.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Vintage Inspired!

Well I survived our Super WPW, and I will update more on that later. In the meantime, I have to confess I have been overwhelmed with how much I LOVE anything Vintage right now. Throughout this process, everyone tells me my style is "classic and vintage". With that said, let me show you my thought process these last few weeks. I give you Snippet and Ink's AMAZINGNESS!
Also, I have become obsessed with birdcage veils. My dress doesn't allow me to sport one, but I am warning you that if I find one, I may need to then purchase a going away outfit to then wear one. I love this first one from birdcage veils.Finally, I have been, and will continue to be, obsessed with old fashioned coupe champagne glasses. I have always loved them and the thought of toasting with some at my wedding is almost too delicious for me not to go out and buy some. Lucky for me, my already stretched pocketbook is keeping me from doing so!
Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Champagne Saucer $80 each Ebay has a set of 8 for $232 plus shipping

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Super WPW

It's my Super Wedding Planning Weekend! Here is what is on my list:

* Dress Fitting
* House Hunting
* Reception Food Tasting
* Meeting with Site Coordinator
* Meet with Wedding Coordinator (sorta)
* Look for places to take portraits post wedding
* Work on more DIY projects
* Meeting at Rehearsal Dinner Venue

I'll keep you posted and let you know how it all goes!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Something Old, Something Blue

Well I officially finished one of my DIY projects last night and decided to share with you all. I have a lot of bridesmaids...7 to be exact. I realize for some people that is too many, but after reading a wedding ettique book, I learned that for a formal evening wedding, anywhere from 6-12! bridesmaids is acceptable. So I felt much better.

Anyway, as there is 7, I couldn't ask my bridesmaids to help me with my "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, & a sixpence in your shoe". So I decided to ask the ladies of Mr. Scott's family and my family to help me. I basically assigned each woman a different category. Mr. Scott's Mom, Mr. Scott's Grandma, my Mom, and my Grandma are all very special women and I cannot wait to see what they come up with. I put them in the mail already so I have no problem posting about them. :) SO, here is my first completed DIY project details!

I started with blue cardstock and used a silver ink with one of my border stamps from Paper Source to line the edges.Originally I had printed the note I had written on the vellum paper but soon realized it would be harder for people to read. (The close up below shows the fun print on the vellum paper.)So using my paper cutter, I placed a sheet of white paper behind the vellum with glue dots. (I could probably write a whole post on how much I LOVE glue dots!)
Then I simply punched two holes at the top and attached the vellum. TA DA! My completed notes to the ladies!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Meet Maid "Ms. J"!

Well, another installment of "Meet My Maids". This week is Ms. J!(Please ignore Ms. D's face in the background)

When we met: Ms. J and I met through Mr. Scott. She and Mr. Scott have been friends for a very long time and while her boyfriend is one of Mr. Scott's Men, she has actually known him longer. We first met at a bar in Santa Monica. I was out for a night on the town to meet all of Mr. Scott's friends and was soooo nervous about making a good impression. She struck up a conversation with me and made me feel so comfortable that I instantly liked her. Our friendship has only grown from there.

What I love about her: Ms. J is so much fun to be around. She and I never look for things to do because life is exciting when she is around. She is so creative and brilliantly talented and I love watching her create projects, paintings, and photography. Almost a "Jill of all Trades". Our personalities are extremely similar in our sense of humor, fun, and even in how we deal with problems in life. She has become a close friend very quickly and a huge support of Mr. Scott's and my relationship. I have appreciated her advice and wisdom, patience, and love. Ms. J is also my "girl amongst guys." As most of Mr. Scott's friends are single right now, there is a slight shortage in women we all hang out with. It has been nice to add some estrogen to our group and have someone there that understands me better than other people.
(Us at our "Bad Christmas Sweater Party" last year)

Why she was chosen:
Ms. J was chosen because of both our friendship and her friendship with Mr. Scott. She has been a good friend to us both, as well as a cheerleader for us, confidant, and friend. We have become so close in such a short time and I know our friendship is only going to develop further from here. I cant wait to continue making memories with her!

First Impression: "There is a fiery lil redhead over there who is giving me the eye. I hope she doesn't hate me."(I am still unclear why my friends have this thing with getting in the background of my pictures. :) )

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Broache This!

I am still awaiting the arrival of my bridesmaids dresses. I'll be honest...I do not think these are the prettiest dresses ever and I am not in the bridal mode of "I LOVE THESE DRESSES!" and I also do not think the girls could shorten them or wear them again. However, I think being a bridesmaid as often as I have has caused me to hate anything that has to do with a bridemaids dress. With that said, these past the price quota and the "It'll do" test, so we ordered them. We bought them online because they were 50% cheaper than buying in store. Though we did go into a store to try them on first and I am SO GLAD we did that.
Moving on. The dress originally was designed in all black with a white sash. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the white sash, and since it was attached to the dress, I opted for black on black thinking I could always add a sash. Well this sash idea has certainly stuck with me and once i found these fabulous broaches for a VERY decent price, I couldn't resist!

All photos courtesy of someecards and Pugster.