Thursday, December 25, 2008

location location location

i had to show a picture of the venue where we are having our wedding! this is a new event location in nashville and exactly what i was looking for! we really wanted something unique and urban, but we also wanted to get married outside. considering this place is right off of 2nd ave downtown, we struck gold! the courtyard is located right off the side of the "cellar". the event coordinator that we are working with is awesome. her name is mindy dees and she works for randi events. our next meeting is coming up in a few weeks and i am so excited to start actually seeing the reception come together! mindy will be helping with the catering (chef's market) and the furniture rentals (music city tents and events) as well. i'll keep everyone posted on the choices!

centerpiece dilemma

images from domino
HELP! i have too many thoughts about how i want the centerpieces to look. i know i do not want to spend alot of money on flowers (my wonderful friend offered to do them for me! gin, you still sure?????). i have been searching for any types of bud vases or "small-opening" vases to hold minimal flowers, but still look lovely. right now i am picturing antique round silver trays with different size vases on the larger tables. maybe some teacups or small bowls with flowers for the smaller tables??? 

oh crap. time ta get ta bloggin

okay, haven't posted in forever. my bad. been.... uhhh..... busy? lame excuse. i know. 
i was just perusing my favorite blogs (also behind in reading) and saw that i am mentioned or should i say LINKED(!!) to east side bride. EEEEK! obviously i need to get to work on mine now! i'm back on the web and ready to update. sorry for the horrible delay! 

Sunday, December 7, 2008

dinos and champagne

i am really drawn to this dino necklace. it's so fun!! you definitely would need the right outfit. i bet you would have some fun conversations start from it too. i also love the champagne flutes! these would be so cute for my wedding. they have a vintage milk glass feel to them which perfectly goes with my theme. these items are from eden & eden. i saw the same flutes in turquoise on design* sponge. they are SO cute in that color too!! i don't think that price is too high, do you? i plan on drinking champagne (or probably prosecco) the whole time at my wedding. mmmm....champie....

Saturday, December 6, 2008

globe pendants

my kitchen
west elm $129.00
y lighting $445.60

i love this light from y lighting! i have the grey one from west elm hanging above my kitchen table. such a great deal! i looked for a YEAR to find a light i really liked. this one was perfect because of the price and style! i just stumbled on this other one from y lighting. i'm pretty obsessed with it now. yes, it is 4 times the cost of the west elm one, but it would be perfect for the hallway upstairs. can't you just imagine it on a dimmer? it's such a statement. if anyone wants to get this for me for a wedding gift that would be awesome. heehee.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


one of my lovely friends, ginny, is the most creative baker i know. this is a picture she recently posted on her blog, razzel. dazzle. how cute would this be for an ity wedding cake?! right now we are debating whether or not to do an hor d'ovres reception or possibly just a dessert reception. this cake would be all we would need. i am constantly looking at the flat icing, plain-jane, simple cake style (see inspiration board), but this is so cute! white would be perfect! 

ginny, i know you are already helping with the invitations, the flowers (which we will discuss on here later since neither of us know how to do them!), and overall moral support, but do you think you can squeeze in a wedding cake?? 

not just for cheerleaders

i am seriously thinking about doing these in white for the reception. i love the paper lantern look, but i am so over it. this is another inexpensive alternative that has a similar feel. i'm picturing a few different sizes of white puffy ones. do you think they look cheesy? i love martha's ideas, but i want to stay fresh. will this be the new paper lantern in a year??

DIY Poms

You'll need tissue paper and 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire.

Hanging Pom-Poms
1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

ahhhhhhh, it's all coming together....

this is the first time i have ever made an inspiration board! i have been saving pictures from different blogs (sorry if i used one of your pictures! i'm still new to this and i have no idea how to give credit. honestly, i can't remember where they all came from now anyway.) and websites that i LOVE. these are the colors for my wedding. i actually made two different boards. the first one with my real dress - it's GORGEOUS- and this one with a fakie. i originally wanted to use navy and magenta, but quickly learned after lots of research that that color scheme was far from unique. i'm not sure that navy and purple is that much more CRAAAZZY, but i love it and that's all that matters! ;P
let me know what you think!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


i know this song is a bee gees remake, but i love it so much! the chorus verse is so poetic, "i'm the girl that loves you inside and out. backwards and fowards with my heart hanging out."
i wish this song were wedding appropriate b/c it makes me want to dance.

here goes nothin!

after reading countless beautiful, inspiring, and addictive blogs written by everyday people, I thought, "well, i might as well jump in too!" will i be any good at this? we'll see.. will anyone even read it? i would be surprised. at the very least i will have a place where i can write my thoughts. 
lil bit bout me:
  • i travel almost weekly for my job. this means i have LOTS of free time to play on the web (aka stay up late, have 5 pages open at any given time, look at every wedding blog i can possibly find and plan the most perfect wedding (is that even possible?))
  • my youngest sis just moved in with me and i couldn't be happier about it!!!!!! my fiance wants to move in around feb. i'll be sad when she leaves. not b/c i don't want to live with him, but b/c this time with her has been priceless. 
  • i also hate using the shift key.
  • i am in love with this flower. they are a must for my navy / purple wedding.
oh yea, i called this urban heirloom b/c i am using mostly heirlooms for my wedding, yet i love a sleek modern look as well. it's such a wonderful juxtaposition. don't ya think?