Sunday, August 16, 2009


since we last left off, A + I got hitched! it was the most wonderful party i could have dreamt of, and everyone was quite happy. i'm not one particularly for recaps of this, that, and the other. but i will talk about over the next few weeks, what went right, what didn't and where i was inspired (hello. bloggers. this is where you come in).

images via sarah naegels

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

birds, feathers. flocking, together

A + i are incorporating a lot of bird stuff.

so, needless to say, i was delighted that vane over at brooklyn bride hosted a contest for thank you cards from sarah drake.

and...i won!

hurray! i'm so completely thrilled. the marvelous irony being that i just purchased some very cute owl cards. but, these are far more lovely (and i'm sure you can never have too many thank you cards)

Monday, August 3, 2009

steady, happy.

meg over at apracticalwedding is talking about it. i think it's a mantra that all persons getting married in the not so distant future should consider.

i'm feeling more and more like even though there are things left to do, they are managable things. and that these things won't keep me from getting married*.

which is precisely why i'm doing normal person things, like making the most amazing cookies, with only a few days to go until my wedding.

*unless of course, you're referring to the fact that my province's jurisdiction over what counts as ID is somewhat limited, as my municipality wants my birth certificate and i can't find mine. which is why we're off to a small pretty town with lots of water on wednesday to get the license.

my cookies, recipe via thekitchn

Friday, July 31, 2009


our rehersal dinner is going to be held at our favourite mexican place. we would love nothing more than to host people at our place, but really it's not feasible given how many people are staying over, and the general craziness of the day. we figure that mexican food and dessert at our house is a good casual way to celebrate what is to come.

besides, it means my father can go after some tequila if necessary.

via rachel

Thursday, July 30, 2009

ruffle, shuffle.

how did i ever miss this? if you haven't seen it yet, rachel has a delightful tutorial for an easy peasy ruffle belt.

my dress is pretty complicated, and so, this is going to be my first non-wedding project after the wedding. can't. hardly. wait.

via oncewed.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

main menu.

A is in boston this weekend for his bachelor party, which leaves me in a giant 2-bedroom apartment to do my thing. whatever my thing is.

i wasn't too concerned with being left to my own devices, until my mother called with a complain about our menu that went something like this:

i dont understand why you're having corn because i do't know how you'll keep it fresh and i don't think it's such a good idea because you won't be able to keep it warm and then people's hands will get all sticky and greasy wth butter and they'll ruin their nice clothing and then they'll huge you and ruin your nice clothing, and your dress will have butter stains and i really think you should just have rolls instead

ack. my feeling is...why the hell did you not address this issue earlier? and of course with no one to relay the issue to (A being in boston, and caterer Sara being in halifax) i was left to go "um. er. i'll think about it" followed by much weeping. 

i see her point, it's a bit messy, but for fuck's sake, this isn't a five-course meal. it's a buffet. and it's not in a castle, or even a reception hall. it's in a garden. with a tent. and if it rains, people will have their umbrellas. and really, it's not as though they wouldn't be taking their pants/shirts/dress/skirts to the dry cleaner/laundromat anyway. so, really how much different does a bit of butter make?

it turns out...plenty.

via gourmet

Sunday, July 19, 2009


twenty days out. both feet in. both arms in. in fact, i feel a bit like i did getting into the kayak this afternoon: very clumsy and a bit stressed. and then, finely i was in. and it was smooth sailing.

my goal for this week is delegating everything that needs to be done before, during, and in the day(s) after the wedding. i'll be sure to let you know how it works out. so many people have said, "what can i do to help?" and i want to give them an answer, besides "enjoy yourself and look pretty for the camera". besides, this is easy for our guests.

via offbeatbride