Toasting glasses for the Bride and Groom. Do them at all? Off the rack or ordered from somewhere and engraved? If you’ve been to any of our parties, then you know we own fifty million champagne flutes, and so originally, … Continue reading
Some girls love bags (I do). Some girls love shoes (I do). But ask me what my favorite thing in the world is, and I’ll say paper and/or office products. It’s true. I have tubs of paper, clipboards, and other … Continue reading
Maureen McFarlane shoots our engagement photos. Maureen and I work a little bit more on the reception playlist. Try on gown; try on gown with jewelry – perfect! Design Wedding Announcements. Order Wedding Announcements. Design Centerpiece Winner Stickers. Order Centerpiece … Continue reading
My friend Jennifer Mayette, who is also a bridesmaid, is helping me with the invitations and programs, since I’m doing them all myself. So far there hasn’t been much in the way of things to assemble yet, but Jen’s been … Continue reading
You might remember I talked about receiving our Guest Book from Shutterfly, which had arrived with a broken binding and an ink smear on one page. I’d been worried about it, because it was the first time I was using … Continue reading
One of the best things about a theme party for me is enjoying all of the incidentals that go with it: the “staying in the mode” through the inspiration of the books, films, posters, TV shows, music, and whatever else is out there. The Travel Gear posts will showcase things which keep us inspired.
When I was a kid, one of my favorite afternoon cartoon series was Journey to the Center of the Earth. Although the Filmation series’ first run aired on ABC between 1967-1969 (before I was born), it was re-aired in syndication in the early 1970s—I match the memory of watching this with being in Kindergarten, so I couldn’t have been more than five or so.
One of my favorite things to do was role-play this game in our yard. I always thought of myself as the character of Cindy.
Enjoy Episode 1, “Land of the Dead.”
Journey to the Center of the Earth, Episode 1: “Land of the Dead”
Journey to the Center of the Earth, Episode 2: “Land of the Dead”
One of the best things about a theme party for me is enjoying all of the incidentals that go with it: the “staying in the mode” through the inspiration of the books, films, posters, TV shows, music, and whatever else … Continue reading
As you’re reading this Nathan and I are on our way up to Howe Caverns to finalize some plans for the wedding.
We’ll be staying at the on-property hotel, and our schedule’s pretty full. We’ll be finalizing reception plans with Howe Caverns’ Anne-Marie and Joanne, cake-tasting (Nathan can’t wait) at the Villa Italia bakery, and meeting our Officiant. We also plan on taking another tour of the Caverns—it’s unlikely we’ll have time to do it the weekend of the wedding.
We’re excited to finalize…and we’re excited to have a little bit of down-time. I think there is no Wi-Fi!
We’ll be back in town this weekend.
I’ve already admitted I’m a bag girl, so, one thing that was really important was the bag I was going to carry. The day after I ordered the gown, I started hunting around on line for the bag that would match it—not just in color, but in style and feel.
I did find the perfect one on Amazon, but put it on my wish list instead of ordering it right away. When I was up at the Norman Mailer Writer’s Colony, I was having second thoughts about it. With my friend, Michele, on the phone, we shopped around online together. My original choice was still the best (not to mention its dimensions were actually doable and I will be able to carry a little more in it than a lipstick and a match). So I ordered it on February 7.
When I got home, the bag had arrived!
What’s more fun than your friend calling to congratulate you on your engagement? Your friend calling you, saying that and adding, “We got engaged, too!” My friends Jerry Rivard and Claudia were engaged in December, but because I was—like everyone … Continue reading