Sunday, February 28, 2010

Debunking the MYTHS

Back when I got engaged (August 1, 2009) I thought for a (brief) moment about the amount of work that would be involved. I thought about all the decisions I would be making, the fun I would have making them, and how beautiful it would be in the end. 

But what I didn't think much about was the memories that would be made along the way. After all this is a journey. I never imagined the opportunities I would have through the wedding planning process or the ideas that would pop in to my brain.

As many of you know, who have read this blog, my mom and I are BF's. We've always been close. Yes, we have the occasional mother-daughter spat but for the most part we see eye to eye. However, the thought of planning a wedding with your mother- your best friend, sounded kind of scary. 

Every piece of advice I'd been given and everything I'd heard was the dreaded "Be prepared for the knock down drag out with your mom," a thought that quite honestly made me want to RUN very quickly to Vegas.

I'm here to debunk the myths girls, it can be done. It's possible to plan the wedding of your dreams and avoid severing the mother- daughter relationship. The conflict can be avoided. Yes, we're still roughly 3 months out, but I have to tell you, we've not once had the knock down drag out. I could NOT do this without her. 

 When our vintage rental vendor ditched us and I totally panicked, became BRIDEZILLA, mom and Liz convinced me we could handle it; we'd scout out everything we were planning to rent and we'd buy it. S.I.M.P.L.E. YEAH RIGHT!! It would be ours to KEEP. 

I could never have imagined how much fun mom and I would have junkin'. We've made many trips and found some AMAZING pieces. I can't wait to share pics. 

Thanks mom for all that you've done to make this EXACTLY what I want and more fun than I could ever have imagined.  I appreciate it more than you'll ever know. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We had a nice trip to Charleston this weekend
It was quick.
I think we spent the same amount of time in the car as we did in Charleston.

These are the doors to the beach house we'll be renting the week of the wedding. 
It's Amazing!
We met up with the girls (Liz and Meg) at Starbucks
 early Saturday morning to knock out some final details.

I managed to sneak in enough time to get my hair and make-up done.
A little trial run for the wedding.
I feel really silly in this picture.

I usually don't wear much make-up so I feel very "done up" so to speak.
Not to mention I am in SERIOUS need of a tan!
I'm not 100% positive I'll follow through with this look for the wedding day.

We shall see.

I thought I was going to escape the snow at least for the weekend.
I thought WRONG!
I managed to snap this photo as the sun was coming up on our way into town on Saturday.
I hope you'll had a WonderFul Tuesday. 
It felt like a Monday for me.
 I didn't have to work yesterday.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Weekend

Via Snippet&Ink

I have a confession...
I LOVE the color RED

We'll be having a reception at a beautiful B&B in our hometown

A few weeks after our wedding

I'm hoping to sneak in a little PUNCH of color

It's just so darn vibrant and fun!

I hope you all have a  Valentine's Day

We'll be spending it in Charleston, where apparently we will not be escaping the snow

Wishful thinking ;)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's been a long couple of weeks here

We are getting hammered with snow

Snowmageddon... Good One

It's ok though

Because I'll be leaving the above

    For the below

We're heading to Charleston this weekend

Warmer weather here I come.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's L.O.V.E

I'm in Love....

With my MacBook
And Photo Booth
(and this guy too of course!)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dear Pottery Barn...

I know it's not good to lust

But I am

I just wanted to leave you a little note

You know kind of like a post-it

For your planner

For the times when you have those



Lapses in memory

I loveth this table very much

And today when I came to visit

Mr. R said he loveth it too...

Which doesn't always happen you know

Him lovething something I loveth

I just wanted to let you know

We are getting married soon



We don't have a dining room table

And we loveth yours



P.S. post this in your planner somewhere around the first of May. That will give you plenty of time to ship it our way.

Loveth your dearest customer,