Yes, every now and then paper can be sexy and indeed, orgasmic.

Lay your eyes on this hotness from Beau Papier!! I just adore this!


July 30, 2008. invitations, vendors. 3 comments.

Rehearsal Invites

So I ended up doing some pretty basic invites for the rehearsal mixer/meet-and-greet we will be hosting the evening before the wedding. I bought them from Etsy seller Lucky Paperie and am pleased with what I received.  Added some rhinestones and will mail these babies out later this week!

Here’s a peak!

July 29, 2008. invitations, vendors. 1 comment.

Skinny Dippin’ In Lake Michigan

This OPI color is IT for the big day, girls!

I have this on my feet now as the base of a french manicure and it so natural and nude and pretty with a very subtle shimmer.

Will do this on toes and fingers.

July 29, 2008. Uncategorized. 3 comments.

Progress at Crunch Time: Part II: DOC!!

I finally have a DOC! That is, a day of coordinator for our wedding. Woo!!

For those who know me and follow the blog, you are well aware that I have been very involved in planning me and fiance’s August wedding.  But as time grew nearer to the date, I realized that it was going to be imperative for me to have help to be sure all of my hard work was executed!

I’d heard too many stories of brides who spent hours upon hours of time planning and wanting things set up a specific way–only to have those plans crumble and not happen on the wedding day–not because all of the pieces weren’t there–but because there wasn’t someone who knew how to put it all together.

So, my right-hand woman will be Kim Lehman of Massilon, Ohio-based Love, Laughter and Elegance wedding and event planning.

What I love about Kim is that she has been following my blog and wedding plans for several months now, so she KNOWS what I am going for and I really had to explain very little to her!  She will help run our rehearsal and will be on site the day of wedding, managing vendors and making sure things run smoothly/timeline is kept. 

Kim met fiance and I downtown at our venue at our final meeting with the venue coordinator–which took wayyy long I must note!  She stuck around as we finalized our menu and made final decisions as to our table layout and ceremony layout–including a very grand entrance path for moi! (More on that later…)

Kim also gave me a very thoughtful ‘welcome’ bag for booking her as our DOC.  It included some yummy bath stuff and some damask print goodies that go with a part of our ‘theme.’

Knowing she will be there to handle logistics has really increased my comfort level WAY MORE than I could have imagined, and I really can say that I recommend a DOC for those who aren’t doing a full out planner. Kim is awesome, for Cleveland-are brides and I will do a full review of her services after the wedding.

July 23, 2008. vendors. 2 comments.

Progress at Crunch Time: Part I: Makeup Success!

So I visited Cleveland this past weekend for a wedding fiance and I had to attend and ALSO to tie up lose ends and finalize everything for our wedding next month!  In the few (very busy) days I had in town I made a lot of progress in several areas.  

The first I will share is my makeup trial with Jason Kelly of Jason Kelly Faceart.  I blogged about Jason before, but there is nothing like seeing him work his magic for yourself.  I told him I wanted to look natural–not “done up” but still a little evening glam.  A smokey eye look without being too harsh for a bride….

Let me know what you think!

July 22, 2008. fashion, vendors. 15 comments.

For the ‘Moon

Spiegel is having a good sale on swim right now. I rarely open emails I get about sales from clothing stores..but 75% off is good enough to make me click.

I thought this suit was too cute! It also comes in AUBERGINE! And it’s just $24.

Get it HERE

July 15, 2008. fashion. 2 comments.

Coastin-and-a- Toastin

Courtesy of Knottie ConnieJeff. How adorable are these babies?  And how adorable will they be when I stamp them with a pretty colored stamp? 100 for $20.

Oh…they’re coasters. Just in case you didn’t catch my clever, slightly corny wordsmithing.

July 15, 2008. decorations, details, Uncategorized, vendors. 3 comments.

What is this missing?

Getting out of lazy mode and started making my…ahem…’card cage’ yesterday.

I like..but feel like it is missing something. What? Thanks peeps!

July 15, 2008. decorations, details. 5 comments.

The Most Adorable Shoes Ever. Ever.

And my little flower girls are wearing them! They are really more of a hot pink–not purpley like they look on the screen.

Definitely an upgrade from the shoes I was scouting out for them a few months ago.  See those and their dresses HERE.

As a bonus, here are two of three princesses who will wear these, and the ringbearer! Mine is in the middle:)

July 9, 2008. Tags: , . details, fashion, shoes. 2 comments.

You Want Pink Shoes? You On a Budget?

As my toddler likes to say when she comes across something that may be of use to a situation: “These could help!”

I think these COULD help a budget bride seeking some hot pink shoes–who is ok with a heel on the shorter side! 22 bucks?! A steal.

Get them here. Courtesy of the ever-more-chic-now-has-a-line-by-Patricia Field-herself…PAYLESS!

July 9, 2008. Tags: , . details, fashion, shoes. Leave a comment.

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