my FAVORite things

I'm not sure what I want to give as favors at out wedding.
Here are some things I love...

The DIY candy bar is great fun.

If you are going to to a CD, why not do it in style?

Chocolate covered ANYTHING makes me happy, and this box is gorgeous too!

Something silly for the guests seems like it would be a hit.

Decisions, decisions.

photos from the knot, jesse and deana's wedding blog, and rebecca thuss


Honeymoon Happiness

I send him a list of potential cake bakers.

He sends me a list of honeymoon destinations.

Guess which one made me more excited?


Good Morning I Do's

I helped one of the sweetest women I know decorate for a wedding this weekend. She has coordinated several weddings in the past few months, and with just ONE wedding to plan, I know SEVERAL have to be grueling. I wish I had pictures to share, because she is good at what she does! Everything was beautiful, but one thing made me a bit nervous.

The wedding was supposed to start at 11:00 AM, but all the vendors waited until the last minute to set up and the guests seemed to all be late. It seemed that most of the delay occured because the venue would not allow vendors inside until 9:30 AM.

As I placed the centerpieces and steamed the chair covers, I couldn't help but wonder if people overslept, had a hard time getting there so early, or one of five million things I could conjure up.

And then, the big worry: Will it be like that for our ceremony at noon?

Of course, I did some personal research to find out that our venue has a three hour set up time. Phew!!! Alright, lets hope no one at the wedding is yawning through our "i do's" like this little girl.


When to "Save The Date"?

When in the world are you supposed to send save-the-dates?

I keep hearing this huge range from 8 to 2 months. I want a photo save the date, so I'm starting to make my own timeline which is something like "whenever our engagement pictures would be cutest". I was thinking spring- the season of flowers, birds, happiness and the like.

But perhaps a July wedding (during prime vacation time) should have earlier save the dates. January-ish maybe? I guess Houston won't be that cold in January. If it is, these winter-ish save the dates from Jessica Lynn 's blog make me think that our pictures will be cute any time of the year.


Yummy, Yummy

We have a caterer! As of Friday, September 12th, we WILL have yummy food at our wedding.
Mr. Man and I both love food and when we found this caterer, we were reminded how great it can be. At our first tasting, the food was very flavorful and he's just the sweetest guy ever. He said that if we have to ask our guests how the food was, then it wasn't good enough. I'm super excited!!! (Can you tell?) The photo is a display from his website.

Now, stay tuned for choosing the menu....


"Final" Inspiration Board

I put quotations around the word final, because I hope to find more beautiful things to inspire me before July 18, 2009. This collage has things I love: vibrant color, orchids, and a richness that is not too "stuffy".

Now, here comes the "fun" part....

I absolutely love the program in the photo, but I haven't found any paper products in that color (orchid, raspberry, or whatever name it's going by). Have you?