Monthly Archives: May 2008

A Shout out to:

Chitown Bride, Good Luck!  Have a great weekend, everyone!


Real Wedding Update

So what is actually going on in my bridal world:  We are working on a contract with The James, and one of the reasons I love them is that they are willing to negotiate.  Some of the things I couldn’t do without:

1) Unlimited champagne for the head table

2) A champagne toast (usually not included)

Can you tell I love champagne?  Usually i’m a red wine drinker, but I also tend to spill and in a big ‘ol white dress this could be a lethal combination.

I am slowly looking for a photographer and florist.  I don’t know how far ahead I need to book them, but I would like to get engagement photos taken some time between now and October, and it would be nice to have that included in our photography package.

We won’t be doing a tasting with cake or food till 2009, sheesh.

Bridesmaids:  My friend Abby gave me advice to keep them on hold until I find a dress.  They will probably be wearing black with red shoes.

Love this photo.  Also in my friday inspiration.


Friday Inspiration (3 in a row!)

berly816 on flickr, ohhappyblog, apracticalwedding.

Review: Bridal Expo at Westin River North

After I left the bridal expo, I was disappointed.  I had blisters on my feet, I hadn’t had nearly enough cake, and I had sat and waited 30 minutes for the fashion show to start while sitting between perma-tanned, blonde girls with rocks on their fingers the size of small tangerines.  Before I left and happily walked to the el.

When I got to the expo, I had to wait in line for 20 minutes to get in another line for 20 minutes.  All the while, I stared across the room at the cake that awaited me.  Which was gone by the time I got through the line.  I did get some cake tastes from other vendors later.

Now, I don’t want to be Debbie Downer here.  I found a photographer I liked, and many of the vendors (who weren’t crowded) were incredibly nice and helpful.  Some were strange (Bath fitter?  Really?)  But everyone I talked to was more than accomodating.

And when I got home from work on Monday, I had a message:  I won an electric toothbrush from one of the dental vendors!  Yay!

So now I’m sold and will go to more expo’s.  I can’t say no to free stuff.

image source

Save the Date Idea!

it’s a magnet!

Wouldn’t this be cute with our photobooth?

buy them here.

Clutch? Clutch.

I will be clutching, in this order, this clutch from Jcrew.

And this bouquet from these little moments.


Friday Inspiration (B+W Edition)

iheartpeonies, theknot, thebridescafe