Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Favorite moments

So the pictures are all starting to come in, and it looks like everyone captured some really great moments. One of these days, I'll create a web album of them all. Seeing the pictures that friends and family took is getting me so excited to see what Brett captured that day. These are two of my favorite pictures so far. I'm a big fan of catching people in the moment rather than having a series of posed pictures with awkward smiles. I think both of these pics certainly show the pure joy of the entire day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Over the threshold!

This was one of the very last pics taken on our wedding day. It was a long day, but it was also the most beautiful, amazing day of my life. We got to spend a little time with friends after the reception, and we were escorted home by our friend and photographer, Brett, and one of Dave's oldest friends, Jeff Duncan. Jeff snapped this pic as we walked into our apartment---ahh, newlyweds!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Some cool flowers

This is a repost from Lynn's web site--she'll be doing flowers for us, and I really love this unique bouquet!! We probably won't be able to get these exact flowers, but it's a great example of Lynn's creativity. Check out her other beautiful arrangements.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another tease

Just a little detail--that's all anyone gets!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A break from the mundane

I got sick of searching for hotels today, so I thought I'd search for more fun things--like jewelry! Though I've never purchased anything from etsy, I do love that site. I really liked this pendant--maybe for the wedding or just for fun! I'm thinking some sort of vintage jewelry is the way to go, and I discovered this whole world of 1960s era Scandinavian made pieces that may work perfectly.

On another note--colors. Gotta figure out a color scheme right? I know Dave likes earth tones, as do I. But I've always liked purple and yellow together. I'm kinda thinking a deep purple with pale yellow accents. But I'm also liking a shimmery dark blue--kind of pewter, yes? Not totally sure yet, but I do love these orchids.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

List, lists, lists

There are so many things that have to be done! On my train ride home last night, my ipod wasn't working, so I started making lists of what I want to accomplish each week. In a way, it made each task seem a little less daunting. Then I thought about it today, and it is all still very daunting. I suppose I could go the route of hiring a coordinator, but then we run the risk of having some complete stranger take possession of our special day.

The most daunting tasks seem to be caterers and finding places for our guests to stay (since the majority will be coming from out of town). As far as catering goes, we know we don't want a sit down dinner. So that's narrowed down, but then we have to figure how to feed 100 guests and stay within some sort of budget, right? Why, oh why, can't we just be independently wealthy? As for the hotel situation, in a word, it is expensive. Staying in a hotel in Chicago is certainly not cheap. I know whenever my parents come to visit, they almost always stay in the suburbs (mostly near O'Hare). Seems the simple solution, right? Well, not really considering Promontory Point is at 5500 South Lake Shore. Any ideas how to nab some good rates within Chicago city limits?

I know this seems like complaining, but honestly, I am looking forward to all the planning. It'll give Dave and I lots to do in the coming cold winter months. And the sooner we get the wedding weekend planned, the sooner we can start planning the honeymoon!! I'm thinking Italy...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

So it's already the middle of October, and It's about time to really kick this wedding planning stuff into gear. I decided to create this blog to help keep me a little more organized because my brain already hurts from trying to remember everything I need to do. So on the docket this week, 1) Figure out all the catering options. 2) Check out Promontory Point one last time before it closes for the season. 3) Try to figure out the guest list.

I think once we get through those, we can really get going on this whole shebang. In the meantime, here's an aerial view of Promontory Point. (photo credit to Vincent J. on Yelp) A little teaser to get everyone excited for June 6th!