Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

2009 (MMIX) is a common year starting on Thursday and is the current year. In the Gregorian calendar, it is the 2009th year of the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 9th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 10th and last of the 2000s decade. (Wikipedia)


WOW. I can't believe 2009 is coming to an end. What a big year it has been for me.


  • I planned a wedding.

  • We got married. MARRIED.

  • We bought a house. a HOUSE.

  • I turned 26.

And then of course, Barack Obama became president. We had the outbreak of swine flu. The economy tanked.... etc etc.


There are of course the many things that went wrong... but I can't harp on those things. We'll fix those in 2010 ;-). I will try to go to the gym more often. I will try not to pig out. I will try harder at work. But really, I hope 2010 brings many things to me and to you.

Happy New Years <3

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tis the season...

Wedding season has arrived and in full force :) It has me a little emotional because it's so different not being the bride. But in a really really wonderful and fun way. I love seeing what choices people make, and because my wedding is behind me--I find myself in a completely judgement free zone. I am just enjoying every part of being part of the process and trying on dresses or talking about the little details like colors and flowers and jewelery.

And on that note, two huge shout outs to my ladies Nicole and Veronica! who are my 2010 brides and who have asked me to be a part of their special day just like they were able to take part in mine <3



Nicole will be getting married in September at Cranwell. It's simply georgous, with the trees and mountains and other beautiful scenery in the background. She's chosen georgous pink bridesmaid dresses that are just so flattering and her gown is AMAZING. I wish I could show you! Very similar to what I did, she'll be doing an outside ceremony and inside reception--which is just perfect to cover any weather conditions.

Veronica will be getting married in October on the beautiful charles river and a view of the city at the Hyatt in Cambridge. Their ceremony will take place outside in the garden with reception to follow on thr 16th floor ballroom--stunning! Veronica picked amazing dresses as well in a "raspberry" tone and they are just perfect too (and also very flattering!).
I'm so lucky my ladies have good taste ;-)

Now that I've dished on their weddings (hope they don't mind), I hope you see how much fun this wedding planning can be, for both the bride and the people around them. It's such an amazing day, that goes by SO incredibly fast, so taking in all the details before the big day is so so important.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Holidays!

The holidays always seem to get me and I lose all track of time. Work is a little busier, free time is spent with family and friends at holiday parties, shopping for gifts, getting the Christmas tree and all of those tedious errands before it flashes by you with a mere 24 hours to cram it all into.

This year was a little strange. November was spent with my family a lot given the passing of my aunt, and Christmas was spent in Virginia as a Britt. A much warmer, less hectic Christmas for sure...but a very nice time nonetheless with a lot of movie watching!



I have to say the house is coming along quite nice. Jarrett's mom will be coming in 2 weeks to visit and we'll be spending quite a bit of time at Homegoods. ;-)

We also should welcome a new addition to our family (NO, no baby!)...Lincoln! He comes home on January 9th.... boy are we in for a rude awakening.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I've been slacking.

How can you blame me? We've been busy! We bought a house people.

So while the final moments of the home buying process proved to be quite stressful (the loan took a day longer, our closing was pushed until the evening, th packing) we moved into the house on time--with movers...it is the best feeling in the world.

For living in the house exactly two weeks today, we've done quite a lot. We unpacked all of our wedding gifts (we had saved them in the original boxes and it was eating away at me), we painted the master bedroom, we ordered additional furniture, tv and surround sound is installed and the house has begun to feel like home.

I love coming home and find myself stopping in certain rooms and just staring. All of the little touches to the rooms are beginning to take their place, Knight is starting to claim it as his own, and we love being to close to the city and all of the errands we need to do.

Pictures to come soon...and thank you HGTV, I'm obsessed with you.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Good Wife's Guide

One thing I've learned over the past month is that I am not a good wife. *Disclaimer, Jarrett has not said this to me*...I just know it. I leave my clothes everywhere, he does most of the cooking, he makes lists and keeps us organized, he takes out the trash, he makes the grocery lists (and unfortunately the list goes on and on). And between you and me, I call him MY wifey. I read all these blogs complaining about people's husbands and I realize I just don't have that. Sure, he leaves the seat up, or vaccums in a way that clearly doesn't get all the dog hair up, but damn...look at all the things I do wrong or don't do at all!

Kudos to his mother for raising a masculine male who also does all this, and kudos to me for finding and holding onto him.

And then I remembered this framed article in the 50's diner in Dedham, and I figured I'd compare myself against it, for a good laugh...clearly.

The Good Wife's Guide
From Housekeeping Monthly, 13 May, 1955
  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed. <>
  • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. <>
  • Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
  • Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dustcloth over the tables.
  • During the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering to his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction. <>
  • Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.
  • Be happy to see him.
  • Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
  • Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours. <>
  • Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
  • Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work.
  • Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
  • Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
  • Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him. <>
  • A good wife always knows her place.
well, i hope you too enjoyed this one.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New name, same old me.

I'm beginning to get used to the name. I almost don't stutter when I need to introduce myself. I'm perfecting the signature. (with all the signing for the house, it's beginning to look good). I'm even responding to it. I even LIKE it. I'm transitioning away from the old name and old email addresses, and I find myself annoyed when I have to type MacTaggart. How did I possibly not scream everytime I wrote that long name or long signature?

I went away last weekend and used my new snazzy license to board the plane, I'm starting to get mail delivered. This is fun! And I'm not as sad about losing it. When we first got engaged I told everyone "Of course I'm changing my name", but then the closer we got to the wedding, the more sad I became. Not because I didn't like it, and not because I didn't want to do it, but I was attached. JLM were my inititals for 26 years.

well, here's to JMB!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

As an update to an earlier post, there is such a thing as post-wedding blues. (see: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2338245&page=1 One in ten women may suffer from post-wedding depression, an increase, experts say, that is due to the trend towards more elaborate weddings.)

But with buying house craziness, I luckily do not have it. I have crazy bits of anticipation where I can't wait to move in and decorate. I spent about 20 minutes telling Jarrett the paint for our bedroom, then color the sheets and comforter will be to contrast the pillows and curtains and I think he stared at me blankly wondering WTF. So I share these things with you, friends, family, strangers... because luckily you can't give me any looks of confusion or eye rolling.

First, it's time for house pics so you know what I'm talking about!

I kid, I kid.
Here it REALLY is....



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Obsessions

Since the wedding is over, and we are signing the purchase and sale of our first home on Friday, I need something new to obsess over. Last night, Jarrett accused me of having ADD. I just couldn't sit still, my mind was racing. Then, at 2am, I woke up panicking over a deal at work and I couldn't fall back asleep so I decided to think about decorating the new house as a means to fall back asleep.

In the process, I've come across a new website and a new blog. First, I went to go to TheKnot yesterday and it automatically pointed me to "The Nest". I was taken aback at first by the change--I wasn't quite ready, and I didn't ask for it, but I'm beginning to like it. It has Real Estate advice, recipes, money, decor tips... etc. All things I have on my mind as a newleywed. And even baby stuff when the time comes--and at that time it transfers you to "The Bump". (sorry Nikki, no honeymoon baby for us!)

When I opened The Nest for the first time, there was an article about a new blog called "My Husband Is Annoying". WOW, did I laugh. I highly recommend it for anyone out there that is married, or currently dating. Some woman actually sent in this note and caption:

From Angel:
“My husband LOVES going to Disneyland with the kids. One day after returning to our hotel room, he just couldn’t mask his enthusiasm for Mickey Mouse. This disturbing picture was the result.”
I just don't know what else to say, except BREAK UP WITH HIM IMMEDIATELY but thank you nonetheless for submitting and helping me laugh uncontrollably at work.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's been a while...

Wow, has it been a while! Over a month, I was severely lacking on my blogging duties. I'm not sure exactly why, but I think I was overwhelmed with the wedding being over and our insane schedule that I just needed a break.

I also felt a little sad. There was all this hype, an absolutely wonderful wedding, an amazing honeymoon and then poof-it's over, it's done. It's over. I know Jarrett and I both felt like that, and I'm not sure if it's normal? Also, the wedding went by way too fast. Everyone says that, but it's true. You just don't have enough time to do everything, see everyone, get pictures done AND have fun. You truly want it to last forever.

And now, I question, what do I write about? But I think I still have some funny stories, helpful tips, and can use an outlet to vent every once in awhile. So I've changed the name... "MacTaggart Married. The Adventures of Being Mrs. Britt", hope you enjoy!!

The question you've all been wondering... what have we been up to since the wedding? A LOT.

  • I've officially changed my name...
  • I've officially received a new license
  • I've changed some credit cards
  • WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!

We don't mess around. Big things in 2009!!! :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

don't cry because its over, smile because it happened.

im writing this absolutely exhausted, in between spurts of packing for aruba tomorrow. That being said, i just can't write a good post. Take a look at some pics, and I'll be back in a week.















Monday, August 10, 2009

Details, Details, Details.

It's all in the details, right? The details everyone keeps telling me that we worry endlessly about and then barely have time to remember or see. I'm hoping I do have time to take it all in and remember some of it.
Last week and this week is all about final details. The menus, placecards, rehearsal dinner, the dance, etc etc etc.

We are pretty much done with the exception of the bags to put in everyone's room when they check in. Little goodie bags with water, advil and granola bars. I think it's mainly for the day after for those that drank a little too much!! ;-)

And programs were printed and started last Friday. I had them printed on thick 5x7 cards, hole punched and then we've or should i say I (with some help from Laura) have been putting yellow and green ribbon through them to jazz them up a bit. I have to be honest, this is the most annoying thing we've done for the wedding to date. My fingers are sore. A lot of my bridesmaids have offered to help, but all of this needs to be dropped off on Thursday night, so it's easier to just have it done now. I got the idea from Love, Honor, and Cherish.

And lastly, I need to wrap the adorable gifts I got the girls...which they pretty much know (their makeup the day of wedding, the necklaces for the wedding --which came out amazing! picture soon, and one other thing. <3>

Jarrett got the guys money clips, their ties, and a round of golf at Indian Pond which is apparently an amazing course.

Oh did I mention I can't wait for tomorrow to be over so I can just start enjoying my two weeks off?!?!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

weather update.


I want to keep this weather forecast. I don't want a single thing to change. At this point, next week while we are at the beach and bbqing and the wedding are PERFECT. please dont change.

ONE WEEK!

ONE WEEK.
Enough said.

I'm not stressing out or anything. lol. Just lots of little things to do. SO EXCITED!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

"Here's what's happening in your neck of the woods"



We've hit single digits ladies and gentlemen! And yknow what that means??? We can start checking the weather. And yes, Al Roker gave me the weather forecast today.

As we all know in New England, a 9 day weather forecast means NOTHING. So at 9 days out, we are looking at isolated thunderstorms and a temperature of 77 degrees. I'm ok with that. Not too hot, potential storm...and frankly, I bet it won't even come close to being that forecast by Sunday so no worries or stress here!
Hey, August has already been better/different than the Farmer's Almanac:
1st-3rd Heavy rainfall. 4th-7th Partial clearing and cooler. 8th-11th Hazy and muggier. 12th-15th Increasingly cloudy skies. 16th-19th Rain moves in from west; possibly heavy at times. Potential hurricane threat along the coast.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

May I have this dance? Part II.

So we finally had our dance lessons, and let me just say, it wasn't pretty. Jarrett and I haven't danced together probably since college (for those of you bentley people, i think it was the Hideaway) so you get that going into this was going to be interesting from the start.

Then enter, Olga, our russian instructor who apparently thought we should move our hips and do a lot of turns and choreograph something to our song (which she also pointed out would be impossible to count!) I think she wanted us to look like this:


So we finished our 45 minute lesson concluding that we would do the one, two, three step...a turn here and there and try not to move too much. Hey, it's better than when we started and maybe after some champagne it won't be SO bad. and maybe just maybe that will lead to:


Sunday, August 2, 2009

TWO WEEKS!!

holy moly, wowza, OMG, can you believe it?

i'll be a wifey in 14 days!

So in honor of this acheivement... i will give you a funny story. I think everyone has one of these things happen, and a grandmother like this. They like chotchkie's (A small piece of worthless crap, a decorative knick knack with little or no purpose) So to preface, Jarrett's grandmother is an interesting person who definetely likes chotchkie's. And very much into wanting to do something for the wedding, which is nice in theory but not when 2 boxes arrive on your doorstep filled with these wedding figurines from the dollar store and a bunch of other random stuff for the rehearsal dinner. Placecards, decorations, napkins (oh man, too funny--does the restaurant not have them??), candy for everyone that clearly could MELT in transit. ENJOY!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bipolar Bride...

For about the past week, every night I have had a nightmare. I toss and turn and wake up exhausted wondering why. Last night while watching tv and chatting about the wedding, I told Jarrett i thought it was so funny that i was stressing so much, but all my nightmares relate to the tasks, nothing to do with us. None of my nightmares have anything to do with him...or even getting married--just the little details.

Yknow when you first meet a guy and you get a lump in your throat or butterflies when you see them? You can't wait to talk to them, and don't want to call too much etc? Well, after 6 1/2 years, I don't get that feeling every time I see him. Not because I love him any less, but it's different. So as I am driving to work on Friday and thinking about our upcoming wedding i realized i had a lump in my throat at the prospect of marrying JJB. I was so excited I couldn't stand it.

So in 2 days, I've gone from crazy bridezilla to sappy excitied bride. BIPOLAR much?!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bridezilla



i know, it's been a while. im starting to freak out. i'm turning into bridezilla. I found this from another blogger, http://sugarbabylon.wordpress.com/, and just loved it.





Oh poor Mom and Jarrett.

I've been talking to a lot of people...and when they say "when is the wedding, again?" and I reply with 2.5 weeks... their reaction is the same. OH MY.

YES, more like HOLY shit.

we have been finishing our "homework" for the minister, which is answering q's like:

  • What are some of the reasons that you fell in love with Brad Pitt (aka your fiancĂ©)? Please give examples, be thoughtful & specific.
  • What attracts you to your mate? What do you find physically attractive in him?
  • How did you meet? / How & when did you go from being “friends” to being a “couple” (aka tell me about the beginnings of the relationship, how you began dating).

...to finalizing flowers, deciding who sits where, final songs, programs, menus, place cards etc. Wow is this intense. I cannot wait until August 12th, when we'll be beerbbqing with our friends and RELAXING. It's pretty much been a year since I've done that for more than 2-3 days.

OH! and the nightmares... i'd hoped they wouldn't get bad. But I'm having them, every single night. Last night my mom forgot the jewelery, my hair and makeup people were drinking at the cocktail hour (which happened to be BEFORE the ceremony) and then I had a complete meltdown because we started the wedding 1.5 hours late. I think i'm losing it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

drum roll please.



the seating chart is done!!!!! we figured out how to fit all the people at the wedding... how to make sure people that hate each other aren't together, people that do know each other are seperate... and all that good stuff.
*Editorial Note: since Jarrett does in fact read my blog, he asked who said excel was the best way to do this? (Obviously because I argued that it was not). However, as it turns out...we used it, I gave in and it wasn't so bad.
I can't tell you how relieved I am this is done. Now we need to pick where the tables are (for example, keep the older people AWAY from the DJ, friends closer to the bar!) LOL...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bachelorette Party

Things i'm thinking about this week as I countdown to my bachelorette party!






Monday, July 20, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

ONE MONTH!!!

holy moly batman. wasn't it just yesterday we got engaged? If fact it was one year and 2 days ago that jarrett proposed to me at La Campania.

well as of today, we are one month away (31 days) from the day i have been waiting for since i realized that i wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. (i think i realized slightly before he did, ha!) the countdown has begun.

We have a lot to do, little details to finalize...but both of us are over the moon. I find myself trying on my wedding band at least once a week and daydreaming at work about the day. I'm totally obsessed with people's pictures of other people's weddings and any good facebook wedding stalking i find ;-)

thank you all for putting up me with in advance. I cannot wait for August 16!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover..

I hate the world today

You're so good to me, I know

But I cant change

Tried to tell you but you looked at me like maybe I'm an angel underneath

Innocent and sweet

Yesterday I cried

You must have been relieved to see the softer side

I can understand how youd be so confused

I dont envy you

Im a little bit of everything

All rolled into one

So the stress of the one month mark (Thursday!) is getting to me. If one more person asks me if I'm ready, I might just scream. HAHA, i just feel like I can't keep up with all the things left to do. I started making checklists. "Wedding Day Items", "Rehearsal Checklist", "Itinerary Wedding Day"...you get the point. I think I'm narotic. I think I'm insane. I think Jarrett is going to kill me.

Monday, July 13, 2009

We are recognized by the state of Massachusetts...

A marriage licence (spelled license in American English) is a document issued, either by a church or state authority, authorizing a couple to marry. The procedure for obtaining a licence varies between countries and has changed over time. Marriage licences began to be issued in the Middle Ages, to permit a marriage which would otherwise be illegal (for instance, if the necessary period of notice for the marriage had not been given).

This morning Jarrett and I went to fill out paperwork for our marriage license aka our intent to marry! On Thursday, it will be official... until the ceremony. I was expecting something eventful, this is a big deal! But nope, we filled out our information...she checked our id's...we signed the paperwork and paid $15. (BTW, it's $30 in Cambridge and $50 in Boston!!!!) That was it. Then we were on our way...the day goes on!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Family Lunch

A lot of Jarrett's family lives out of state. We don't get to see them often, and some of them I've never met. I also have a few relatives traveling to Boston and Jarrett hasn't met them. (In 6 years, it does seem odd, right?) It makes me all the more excited to finally see them all, and in one place!

That being said, we decided to do a family lunch Saturday before the wedding. Nothing fancy, but just an excuse for us to spend time with our families that we probably won't get to do during the wedding.

We picked the Stoneforge Restaurant in Plymouth. It's right on the water and we’ve picked a menu that has a variety of items and seafood to truly experience New England while people are here (lobster roll etc).

The more I think about the wedding, the more I realize we will be doing a LOT of eating ;-)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The end of the world as we know it...


I'm supposed to go to the red sox game tonight. Most likely that will not happen. Why? (see below)

So after 28 days of rain in the month of June, I thought... surely July will be better. And today when it rained again, I thought surely it can't rain in July and August right? I needed some cheering up...something to look forward to for our wedding. And then it happened. I went to the Farmer's Almanac. BAD, TERRIBLE, NO GOOD ROTTEN IDEA.

July 2009 1st-3rd Showers and rain from New England south, then clearing. 4th-7th Fair and generally pleasant. 8th-11th Showers and thunderstorms rapidly shift east into New England by the 11th. 12th-15th Showery weather persists. 16th-19th Unsettled conditions. 20th-23rd A few local thunderstorms for New England. 24th-27th Clear and hot, then local thunderstorms for New England. 28th-31st Showers and thunderstorms.
August 2009 1st-3rd Heavy rainfall. 4th-7th Partial clearing and cooler. 8th-11th Hazy and muggier. 12th-15th Increasingly cloudy skies. 16th-19th Rain moves in from west; possibly heavy at times. Potential hurricane threat along the coast. 20th-23rd A brief respite from wet weather, then more heavy rain. 24th-27th Heavy rainfall gradually gives way to cooler and drier air. 28th-31st Renewal of rainy, thundery conditions is followed by a surge of unseasonably chilly air.


Monday, July 6, 2009

the bachelor party...

dum dum dum...!

So this weekend is the bachelor party. THE BACHELOR PARTY. the weekend that every bride dreads hearing and acknowledging. Jarrett is taking the trip to Montreal (where all of MY memories involve a lot of drinks, Peel's Pub and Winston Churchill's, St. Catherine's St, and some disgusting strip club!). I think the point is, I don't remember a lot either.

That being said, I'm not stressed about it. Nope. Jarrett and his 30 friends will be golfing and sightseeing and behaving. It's just that simple.

And I will be enjoying a weekend of beach, bowling, and sun....

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Seating Chart

42 days! I think I'll have my meltdown at about 30 days haha.

So we have about 75 responses (yes) thus far, and I've started thinking about the seating chart. (sorry WE). Jarrett's idea of this is plugging names into an excel spreadsheet. I want something more visual, something I can see... (is this a men are from mars/women are from venus thing?) I wonder how other couples handled this?

Is the seating chart a nightmare for other people? It just doesn't seem like an exciting task.

At this point, I'm debating a "parents table" where Jarrett's mom and dad, my mom and dad and our grandmother's sit... (although divorced families sometimes put a wrinkle into this ;-).

Update: steak is beating chicken 41-33.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Our flower girl.

Because she is so damn cute...and this is her in the dress she will be wearing. I can't wait to see Olivia and Ben together. I picked a slightly different dress than your standard flower girl... I just thought this was so cute.



Saturday, June 27, 2009

Do you like pina coladas?










given all of the rain we've had in boston (i think it has rained every day), i'm thinking about our honeymoon and the beautiful island of aruba.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm hungry.

Since we've recently sent out our invitations, we've started to get a handful of responses. (All accepts so far!) and Jarrett and I are keeping a tally of the steak vs. chicken decision.

We think it's about 17-15 in favor of steak... but who knows. However, it got me thinking-our menu is YUMMY and I should share :)

Lobster Ravioli
Pillows of Sweet Lobster Meat, Seasoned Ricotta, and fresh Thyme Topped with a Rich Saffron Lobster Cream Sauce

Classic Caesar Salad

Crisp Romaine Lettuce Tossed with Pecorino Romano Cheese, Seasoned Croutons
And house made Creamy Caesar Dressing

Your Choice of:

Grilled Aged New York Sirloin
Accompanied by caramelized baby pearl onions finished with Creamy Au Poivre Sauce

Or

Herb Crusted Statler Chicken Saltimbocca
Tender Chicken lightly sautéed and topped with Baby Spinach, Fontina Cheese, Prosciutto
And Fire Roasted Yellow and Red Peppers finished with a white wine butter sauce

Wedding Cake

White Cake layered with Chantilly Cream and Fresh FruitServed with a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry


.....and on that note... is it lunch yet?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Favors

I've attended quite a few weddings the past couple of years and seen a lot of people do different things with favors. We saw wine stoppers, donations to charity, matchbooks... all things that are cute, themed with the wedding and nice. I was debating what we'd do...I didn't want something people would never use, I didn't want to do something we'd already seen done, but I was struggling coming up with something I liked.

We ultimately decided on fans with our names printed on them. It's a summer wedding, ceremony is outside and I remember sweating at Janelle's wedding from the heat and it wasn't a long ceremony! So, we decided to get these to put on the ceremony chairs and hopefully keep people somewhat cool during the ceremony. Hope you'll like it :)

We got them from theKnot.com who has had some great sales lately, so I highly recommend checking it out. I searched a lot of sites for fans that weren't outrageously priced, but were also good quality.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We have a lot to do.

60 days!!!!!




Today I was introduced to a website called Etsy. (I knew of this site, but hadn't spent that much time there). A girl at work is getting married next year and I wish I knew of this sooner! There is a designer there who is amazing and I am now following her blog, Jessica's Design Shop. (what a great name!) I'm also realizing that the little things are the ones that make you freak out, and I am about to be in full on FREAK OUT MODE. For a real freak out, please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nFDnC8SSWQ&feature=related, it's priceless.



Additionally it has brought me to a couple of places.
  1. I am doing menus and those are finalized--phew!
  2. Programs--I really want to do this, but I haven't even begun to finalize the ceremony components so this is a July task.
  3. Bathroom Baskets (http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Make-Great-Bathroom-Baskets-for-Weddings). I really want to do this and think they are adorable. Is it worth it? Are people actually going to use the stuff?
  4. Place cards. So Courtney introduced me to this awesome idea I am thinking about doing instead of place cards, thoughts? I think it is adorable and such a neat way of doing it.


Monday, June 15, 2009

OHMYGOD, we are 2 months away!!! (from tomorrow)

OK OK, so I'm early.

Our fingers hurt. We spent last night stuffing the envelopes for the invitations! Yes people, you'll be receiving them in a few days and then I can finally post a copy of it! Kudos to Susan for her amazing job!

I also went and did my fitting and picked out my veil, a cathedral veil similar to the one below. Lots of alerations, so I can't wait to see it when it's done. It will actually fit the way I want and hopefully look the way I want ;-) <<5>> I think it's just so stunning.

Friday, June 12, 2009

MY FRIDAY.


Do they make wedding vitamins, similar to pre-natal vitamins? I'm sickkkkk. :(

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm single!

HAHAHHA. JUST KIDDING.


Jarrett and I went this afternoon to pick out our wedding bands. Operation wedding bands complete. But, I am without my engagement ring today and feel naked! I had to give it to our ring guy so he could size the diamonds etc...but since we've been engaged I've never been without my rings!
As I am now without them, maybe i should go to the bar and see if I get treated differently, pick up some men? I KID.
In case anyone is wondering what they look like (not exact, I just stole these from a random website--lol)