Wednesday, September 29, 2010

There is no such thing...

There is absolutely no such thing as a "casual" question about someone's wedding. It's not like, "so, what's new with your fiancé?" Easy - not much, life's pretty good. It's definitely not like "how are you?" Easy - just dandy. It is much more akin to talking about one's newborn child, or a beloved pet if you're pre-child. This is a conversation question. When asked about my nuptials, I somehow cannot manage to begin and end in a few minutes. Nope. With me, you'll get the date, the theme, the colors, website addresses to potential dress choices, and whatever other current wedding obsession of the moment. And I don't even consider myself an "OCD" bride. Really, the scenario here is an overly enthusiastic person by nature let loose on wedding planning.

So, be warned, you're going to get an earful. You will hear more about escort cards than you ever desired to learn in your life. And, yes, I will probably have a small guilty pang later for hogging the conversation. But apparently hindsight does not (cannot?) curtail future action. I'm happy, in love, and So Excited about every little aspect. :D

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Courtesy of Sister...

My fabulous Maid of Honor Sister Teran informed me that the Blue Hydrangea comes into season in August. Love how amazing she is. It looks like the perfect blue to go with the whole occasion. Thank goodness I have her and her enthusiastic help with this whole thing, especially as I have a black thumb and have no idea about anything that blooms.

Here's a picture of the flower in a bouquet:


Ok, one last thought for today. So, apparently, I am not the only person to ever make a blog about her wedding. Interestingly enough, apparently this is quite cliche. Not-so-interestingly, I don't much care. Anywhosie. I found this idea today on a wedding blog or two : groom and groomsmen in VESTS! So cute. Quite reminiscent of my all-time favorite American Idol contestant - Matt Girard (Dad calls him "mole face" - so sad).


Matt Girard (duh - amazing)

Awesome vest shots (minus the groom in jeans)

And finally...lots of vests (so cool, right?)

Gettin' Down on the Big Day

Today I'm thinking about (reveling in?) our Wedding BAND! I keep going to their website and listening to their sound and just getting so excited! They're called PopLuxe. It's a ten piece cover band that plays everything from Sinatra to Lady Gaga. The three lead singers, two guys and a gal, all have these big, clear voices. And, truthfully, Adam and I were sold once we saw "Hey Ya" on their playlist (ok, Adam was sold there, but it hit me when I saw they play Miley). Then we discover that the lead female vocalist is the singer from that disco classic "Funky Town." Seriously!! It's like having a mini-celebrity at our bash, or at least one on par with the b-listers who had a stint on the "Surreal Life." Somehow, though, One-Hit-Wonder seems a lot better than Washed-Up, so I say we win! But I digress. This wedding will officially be a giant dance party. Am seriously considering the cons (are there any??) and pros (oh so many pros) of asking for a minute's worth of the macarena - just for the little seventh grader stuck somewhere in me. I mean, we all remember that first school dance in the cafeteria. All the girls dancing in a circle, that first slow dance with the middle school crush, the hula hoop and limbo contests (damn that Betsy Doherty for always beating me), and drinking so much caffeine so as to bounce off the walls (and this was pre-Red Bull, mind you, so you had to drink a lot more caffeine). I want to capture everything from that innocent fun to scenes reminiscent of Wedding Crashers. I honestly believe that my Mom and I will consider it a complete failure if the dance floor is not packed during "Shout" (minus all the boobies...). A little cheesy? But I like that in my life. Me and my girls will also be breaking it down like it's Sophomore Year again (although, unfortunately, I do not think the tables will be sturdy enough to actually dance on), though in slightly more formal attire...

Ok, those are the ramblings for the minute.

The Band! Seriously, scroll down on their page to watch their video - so good!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tentative Color Scheme from the Aesthetically Challenged Bride

I wasn't going to post more than once a day...oh well

While Mom wanted variations on the barbie dream wedding theme, this clashed slightly with Adam's desire not to drown in girly on his wedding day. Yes, it is his wedding day too apparently. So, I embarked on the grand compromise. Duh, pink has to be a major part of it. But Adam and I found a more "manly" pink - fuchsia. And then I paired it with dark royal/cobalt blue and silver. Does this sound lovely? I like all the colors, but will they look good together?

Thank goodness for google. I found two images that make this color combo seem pretty! They're both pink and blue inspiration boards, but add silver accents and I think we have a winner.


Well...maybe not 52 weeks...

Jumping to count down from week ...pause for calendar counting...45! 45 weeks until I tie the knot with the fantastic Adam Josephus Cowing. According to my week-by-week wedding guide (/inspiration for this blog) I should be making a binder with 35 tabs and folders galore to keep me organized throughout this crazy year...good luck with that. Did you know that there are no wedding guides entitled "for the totally scatter-brained, disorganized, busy law school bride"? Or guides for brides who aspire to organization, but understand their attention span for such things is that of a caterpillar.

So, beside the fact that I am in possession of a book to help keep me on track for this wonderful wedding of mine, I also wanted to make this blog to keep everyone up to date on what's happening in this Bridezilla's world. The beauty of this blog, over, say, an email, is that you can read it or not. Comment or not. Ignore its existence or check it every 10 minutes for updates (which will not be happening...unless class is ridiculously boring).

So, recap. What do we have here? One Bride who wants to share all the excitement with the special people in her life. One blog where she will attempt to do so. One fantastic fiancé who is, admittedly, probably happy to hear that this Bridezilla now has an outlet for the myriad of ideas that constantly run through her mind that do not include waking him up at 1am to share the "exciting idea." We have many many friends and family (and family-to-be!) who now get the chance to keep tabs (if that's even possible) on this wedding adventure (and only to the extent they want). And finally, another important procrastination tool in my life.

The rules? Well, all I can think of is that I would appreciate it if no one shares any dress-type ideas that come up here with Adam. Oh, and if you have ideas in your comments, I would love pictures!!