I did it twice and selected Fall, Yellow/Green & Purple/Blue with Large blooms:
This bouquet from theknot.com has both hydrangea and lisianthus!
The little widget also recommends Dahlias - love these:
Best of craigslist tonight - love the description:
UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND GIFT FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM WHO HAVE EVERYTHING, OR THE ANNIVERSARY GIFT FOR A GOLDEN COUPLE.
BEAUTIFUL DETAILED WEDDING PARTY MADE UP OF MINISTER WITH BIBLE, BRIDE WITH BOUQUET, GROOM WITH TAILS, AND 3 BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS. DELICATE AND SPECIAL BASED ON BEING MADE FROM PIPECLEANERS IN THE 1930s. $75 for set. pics upon request.
The weather is terrible so the "run" I was planning on taking today has now morphed into a hour on the wii fit... but I'm just wondering if anyone has had any weight loss success on this thing?
I know several ladies over at WeddingBee have talked about buying it but nothing about their results. I guess it's better than sitting on the couch blogging ;)
Andy just made my day by sending this to me at work...
I wish I was there!
I know this is old, but it's still awesome!
Best Wedding Toast Ever!!!! (Amy's Song) - video powered by Metacafe
…until we say I do
…left to get in shape
…to find the dress & shoes
…of wearing just one ring
…left ‘till we’re at the beach
…until we’re husband and wife. ♥
labels: wedding dress
Last night and tonight's workouts killed me... I've been too tired to even READ blogs and I've got over 400 posts to catch up on...
Hope you had a good holiday/weekend and drank a pint of green beer. I'm bound and determined to have my first glass next year, but instead I will console myself with this awesome rendition of "O, Danny Boy."
Sadly, this song reminds me of the Saved by the Bell episode where Slater's lizard dies...
Yesterday I had a stroke of money-saving genius but it also makes me a little sad…
We’ve decided to cut our spring trip to St. Simon’s for engagement photos. Not going will save beacoup l’argent, which can be used to pay our wedding photographer and just less money in general. Plus we'll have enough vacation days for both trips.
I wish we were still going, not just because I need a mini-vacation, but because I wanted my mom to see the island before the actual wedding. Oh, well. I suppose we can take on the online virtual tour of the hotel over and over.
Yesterday I finally purchased all of the groomsmen’s ties and pocket squares – even Graham’s – but Andy’s tie is much more elusive…
Here it is in its natural habitat:
I keep getting my hopes up every time ebay alerts me to a “Vera Bradley tie Cambridge” but more often than not it’s the “tie tote” not a neck tie.
(You’re probably thinking, “Uh-doy, why don’t you search for ‘neck ties’?” but not every seller remembers the neck. Also, I refuse to pay retail for ANYTHING so I guess I’m making this harder than it needs to be, but that’s how I roll.)
Yesterday marked 7 months until the wedding... and I kinda missed it!
(as of today)
It makes me want to both throw my design in the garbage and inspires me to do more with the design, layering effects and colors.PP's website also gives printing tips, vendor recommendations and printing estimates which is helpful in this stage of the (non-existant) planning process.
work was evil today. then i did my taxes and ate a bowl of cereal. this is how lame i am. now i'm off to BFX 5/36 with Ed... peace!
I overslept this morning and had about 20 minutes before I needed to walk out the door. Stupid time change! I actually woke up at 5 am stomach time, which is 6 am eye time... according to Grandma C. Anyway, I was able to hop in the shower and get to work (early) thanks to this little miracle…
“Indulge in some time-saving goodness.”
It’s not exactly a dry shampoo but it works pretty well. My only qualm with the powder is that it’s more red than brown or dark blonde, but since my hair is a mixture of all of those colors it blends – at least it blends better than baby powder. Also, it smells like cake, which is kind of fun but can be overwhelming for the first hour or so… unless you’re already wearing Vanilla Frosting by Bonne Bell and then you won’t even notice.
A big thank you to my physical friends and my virtual friends over at WeddingBee that have offered their opinions on my invitation dilemma… I can’t believe what an awesome response I’ve received. You ladies rock!
Based on the 74 votes (and counting!), the winner is the rounded corner-sea-horse-flourish w/bleed-design!
I will try out some of the suggestions – swapping the sand dollar for the sea horses, trying adding the small “spacer flourish” at the bottom. Now I’ll need to take the theme and morph it into our Save the Dates…
Our furniture arrived Tuesday but Andy and I both had class so we waited until last night to pick it up. We managed to assemble one bookcase and the TV stand during LOST – I am so impressed by the quality and can’t wait to post photos!
Pretty furniture combined with Chinese take-out and LOST made for a perfect night…
Tonight I’m back to boot camp. I am still hurting from Tuesday so I hope I’m not too limited at tonight’s class. I don’t want to drag the group down!
Last night at BFX (according to our instructor, a much cooler abbreviation for the program) Ed gave us our 12 minute mile test… I made it around the track 11 full times in 12 minutes, but I have no idea what the distance of the track is so that really doesn’t tell me anything.
We also did 25 minutes of squats, medicine ball exercises and line sprints… boy, can I feel it today! I can barely stand up or sit down without my legs convulsing or my abs trembling. As Martha would say, “it’s a good thing.”
Edit - 4 hours later...
It hurts to cough and laugh… I’m definitely feeling the burn!
Here are my top 4 choices for the wedding reception invitation - this piece will help me begin designing the entire invitation suite.
The invitation would be mounted on navy/night colored card stock and I haven't yet decided if I'll be printing on white or cream paper. Here they are in no particular order...
Last night wasn’t too bad, but that’s because we didn’t get started.
I got weighed and measured and if I get all of the numbers back I have no problem posting them… it's a great motivator! We had to do 3 laps around the track and then as many sit-ups and push-ups as possible in 1 minute. The person with the best results at the end of the 12 weeks get a spa day, plus we all get a free t-shirt.
Here are my figures:
Weight: 146 lbs
Height: 5’ 7.5”
Body Fat %
Tomorrow night we do the 12-minute mile. We were instructed not to eat a lot before class unless we want to throw it back up… now that’s what I like to hear about a workout ;)
I will admit, I was the kid in class who always over thought each homework assignment and multiple-choice test question. I really thought I had done my research on tonight’s Bridal Extreme class but after Googling the title, I found some disturbing results:
“In addition to traditional Boot Camp activities, Bridal Fitness Extreme includes two water exercise days and a free tee-shirt.”
What?! Water exercise? Bikini shopping a couple weeks ago is what prompted me to sign up for this class, I don’t even own a swim suit right now. At least they're throwing in a free t-shirt... maybe I can wear it in the pool.
“You pretty much die each class and come back to life," said bride-to-be.
Wow, really? I just died on Saturday after playing Wii with my future-nephew-in-law... this class is going to kick my ass.
“Tethered participants in the Bridal Fitness Extreme program climb the stairs...”
Great! Now I'm part of a team? I'm going to be the body the other girls drag up the stairs and gets cropped out of the photo.
We were able to work on a few wedding things...
- Purchased remaining groomsmen's ties and pocket squares, still need Andy's
- Confirmed matron of honor and ring bearer and best man
And had some fun over at Andy's parents'...
-Found this cute sweater for e-pics at Ann Taylor Loft
- I ordered the Canopy furniture and we should have it by the end of the week - can't wait.
- Tomorrow I begin the Bridal Fitness EXtreme classes... I'm so nervous/excited!
- Finally, I do NOT recommend watching "How to Make Friends and Alienate People" it was painful watching Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst play unlikeable characters and each other's love interest.