My planning thread!! yipee
Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:21 AM
Pull up a chair this is long....
Oh yeah If I forget to thank someone specific - I'm sorry but I am exhausted, I just finished packing and a car is coming in 5 1/2 hours. woohoo!
*Tammy thanks for starting this forum it's so helpful and there are some real gems on here. I am so greatful.
Here we go
We’re engaged! This shot is shortly after T proposed. Here’s how he did it
My Ring- This is not on my hand but all the ones that were on my hand looked awful so this is on the jewelry designer’s hand. She had better lighting I guess. It’s a Montana Sapphire surrounded by 2 diamonds on a platinum band. This is the photo she sent him before he decided on it. He knew that I wanted an alternative ring and it was important for me to have conflict free diamonds so this was perfect. I adore it.
My Rings together
Our Rings His is Tugsten
Our Wedding Website- We used
Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:22 AM
DIY Invite - This was a project! T and I laughed a lot and almost strangled each other during the process but in the end we were thrilled with how they came out and I wouldn’t have it any other way. (He says he would just pay but…) I am so glad that we saved a few $$ and once again realized what a great team we are together. A big thank you to all who helped along the way especially Andi!
Luggage Tags- Thank you to Jen (can't remember forum name)for your template! After scouring MANY dollar stores in NYC with no luck, we bought SCOTCH self laminating bag tags off
The tags went out with out Month before letter. No Brochure for me. I got too overwhelmed trying to design that thing. Kudos to all who do!
MOH Dress- From Macy’s and I don’t know who the designer is. My sis looks gorgeous in it. It’s right up her alley.
Her jewelry. I had a vision and my friend who is a designer made it real.
Mom Dress- Also From Macy’s and I also don’t know who the designer is!
Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:23 AM
The welcome note- Oversized postcards from VistaPrint. They fit in the front pocket- perfect.
Photoshare card- Business card from Vistaprint
Bath and Body Works – hand sanitizer, body lotion, shower gel
Oriental Trading Company- Hibiscus playing cards, Fiesta maraca pens
Target- Sudoku/Crossword puzzles, Sunscreen, Travel toothbrush/paste set, Scope. A first aid box with the usual drugs.
Personalized Napkins for our cocktail hour:I can't remember where I got these from online.
Wedding Favors: Personalized flip flops from
Guestbook- ordered from
Table numbers we made- the holders are from Crate and Barrel
yes there's more...
Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:27 AM
Ceremony Program Super last minute we decided to make these yesterday! I love them. Simple but pretty
Our ceremony seating is a circle so we included the meaning on the back.
We tied a knot which I think is covering the wroding but you get the idea.
It will look like this on the chair. A shell for the shell blessing and the meaning of the blessing
Dadâ€™s Hat- I made this for my dad on
Momâ€™s gifts- I blinged(real word? ha ) some tees and tanks that will go in OOT bags for the momâ€™s, MOH, and I. Bad shot of the blue. groom's mom.
My dress- Maggie Sottero â€œMontereyâ€. Bought at Lilletteâ€™s Bridal on Long Island. They were awesome when I bought the dress but I hated that it took so long to arrive. It was really crazy. I ordered it in August and i didn't have a first fitting till April. This is me at the fitting. Horrible pic- you can't see the back which is so pretty. corsette. The seamstress was working my last nerve at this point.
there's still more...
Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:29 AM
My Jewelry- A gift from my dear friend who is a designer here in NYC.
They are really bad photos. They are so sparkly and detailed.
One last page I promise...
Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:30 AM
Big shout out to KLC77- Thank you!
FI's gift- BD book. I used a silver paint pen on the black pages and wrote a poem about us and also inserted love quotations throughout. He loves poetry and it is something that is big with us. I also found this sexy poem by Marge Piercy that i will share with you. I used this as well.
Implications of One Plus One -by Marge Piercy
Sometimes we collide, tectonic plates merging,
continents shoving, crumpling down into the molten
veins of fire deep in the earth and raising
tons of rock into jagged crests of Sierra.
Sometimes your hands drift on me, milkweed's
airy silk, wingtip's feathery caresses,
our lips grazing, a drift of desires gathering
like fog over warm water, thickening to rain.
Sometimes we go to it heartily, digging,
burrowing, grunting, tossing up covers
like loose earth, nosing into the other's
flesh with hot nozzles and wallowing there.
Sometimes we are kids making out, silly
in the quilt, tickling the xylophone spine,
blowing wet jokes, loud as a whole
slumber party bouncing till the bed breaks.
I go round and round you sometimes, scouting,
blundering, seeking a way in, the high boxwood
maze I penetrate running lungs bursting
toward the fountain of green fire at the heart.
Sometimes you open wide as cathedral doors
and yank me inside. Sometimes you slither
into me like a snake into its burrow.
Sometimes you march in with a brass band.
Ten years of fitting our bodies together
and still they sing wild songs in new keys.
It is more and less than love: timing,
chemistry, magic and will and luck.
One plus one equal one, unknowable except
in the moment, not convertible into words,
not explicable or philosophically interesting.
But it is. And it is. And it is. Amen.
I stumbled upon this poem and had to include it.
I'm so sleepy. I gotta go!
p.s I resized these images and I am not sure why they are still coming out so large. ugh. I will try again. sorry about that!
Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:42 AM
and OMG, what luck that the table number you chose to show was 4 ... as soon as i saw the pic, i realized it: i spelled cuatro w/a "Q" on mine, which means it's wrong on all of table 4's escort cards as well ... aaaahhh! and i should know better, as i took a few years of spanish in high school. wtf? have to blame that one on wedding-brain too! thanks so much for posting ... now i don't have to have a 6 year old call me on it at the wedding, lol!
your wedding will be amazing i'm sure. everything looks wonderful!
Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:29 AM
Have a beautiful time in Mexico my fellow swine bride....looks like we were able to make it through the storm. Now go have yourself a much deserved dream wedding! Can't wait to hear all about it when you return
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