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I’m a bad blogger. I’ve really had not much to say. I may have found a DJ that I really love. But I’ll probably have to trade more vital organs for him. So we’ll see how that goes.

Also. I’ve started wearing my hair flower around the house. I thoroughly enjoy how dramatically large it is. I can’t wait to wear it for the wedding. It’s so romantic feeling and has all these feathers and stuff. I’m in love with it.

Alright, I’m boring. Bye.

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January 30, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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I’ve been neglecting. School has started. I’m very busy. And I’ve really had nothing to say.

The to-do list has become longer with more important things on it:

  • Figure out which tent company to go with
  • Find (an affordable) caterer
  • Decide about a DJ (have good contenders for this one)
  • Get Save the Dates in the mail, asap (afford postage lol)
  • Seriously get my butt moving on flowers. Seriously Taylor. Crackdown time.
  • Really start thinking about bridesmaid dresses, need to order in February

I mean. That’s the important stuff right now I think. I will need to start working on an invitation design soon also. Because those will take me a while, and probably cause a lot of frustration. Anyways.

The real reason for this post is to brag about more photos that Ashley Colhouer sent me. We got our DVD in the mail yesterday with the rest of our photos from our engagement shoot. I didn’t think they would be better than what I saw on her blog, but it’s like every image is better than the next. It was like Christmas. I’m so excited, and it just makes me so much more excited for the wedding, knowing that I have an amazing photographer capturing everything for me.

I can’t even decide which one I want to print to put in with the save the dates. It’s way too hard a decision. I love Ashley. Seriously. She is the best.

January 23, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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I feel like the days are dwindling, even though there’s still over three hundred of them before the wedding. I feel like I have no grasp on the speed of time. Sure, I can sit and sew felt flowers and make string balls (I don’t even know what else to call them) every day. But I can’t for the life of me get a grasp on how fast time is moving. I feel like I may be done in time for the wedding. And then I suddenly feel my heart beating really fast when I’m laying in bed and think of what it would be like if I didn’t finish things. And I’m still over three hundred days out. I am a nut job. Seriously.

I feel like I have nothing wedding related to update today. I’m a liar.

I made my hotel information cards and airport information cards to go in with the save the dates. They’re both business card size, and they’ll be printed with one on the front and the other on the back. My mom is printing them for me, and I’ll be picking them up from her and then weighing the envelopes and mailing those suckers out. I feel like that kind of makes it official. More official than writing in a blog anyways.

No idea where the hell the boarders went. Those aren’t the real files anyways. Those are just screen shots of the files. Because I’m lazy. Anyways. I’m excited about all of my paper stuff coming together. And I’m very excited that I’ve designed it all myself, and that I didn’t spend a lot of money having someone else design it. I’m a little proud. But yeah, the real files look better. I promise.

And the real reason I made this post is because I made mini-cupcakes. And I love them.

January 16, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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So my sister found this really awesome link about these sphere-shaped lights made of string, and a DIY for making them. So we’re in the process of trying to make them ourselves for the wedding. I want to use them for centerpieces for the tables at the wedding. We’ve started with ivory, light pink, and black yarns. Here’s our progress so far.

“Stiffy” fabric stiffener, from Joann Fabrics, $5.99 a bottle.

Use those cheap sponge brushes to apply the stiffener, after yarn is wrapped around a balloon.

Slightly different sizes for variation

I put pushpins into the knot in the balloon and hung them from the ceiling to dry evenly.

A finished one with the balloon popped and taken out.

I’m really excited about these turning out. I think they’ll be beautiful and match the feel of the wedding perfectly.

January 12, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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Ashley Colhouer is a genius. Her skill will never cease to amaze me – ever. She took our vision and ran with it, and made the photos look GORGEOUS. Seriously, I could not ask for a better turn out. You can check out the whole set she posted on her website, and here’s a couple teasers.

http://www.1313blog.com/?p=1714

And – on a side note – it totally snowed in Daytona Beach this morning while I was at work.

January 10, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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The days are slowly disappearing. Just over ten months until the wedding, crazy! Time is going too fast already.

Couple of new things.

We had our meetings with Event Makers and Premier Party Rentals in Stuart. I first feel like neither were prepared for our meetings (which I had made appointments for), and they were both a little scatter-brained. I wasn’t impressed. Both said they would email me quotes. Our meetings were on Wednesday the 6th. Premier Party Rentals emailed me the quote (minus the tent) today, Thursday the 7th. I have yet to hear from Event Makers, who I’m also considering for my catering. They better get on it before I pass them by. I feel like most of what Premier quoted me was fair. I do feel like their linens are outrageously priced. They want $17/linen for plain black polyester linens. And $35/linen for a pink and gold crushed linen. I’m looking elsewhere to try and find a better deal. As soon as Event Makers gets back to me on that, I’ll update how I’m feeling.

We also had our cake tasting with Efrain at A Piece of Cake by Elena in Stuart. We decided on different flavors for every tier. The bottom tier is their Butter Rum, followed by the next tier being a Marble Godiva, the following tier and the anniversary tier being Vanilla Cake with Raspberry filling. The groom cupcake on top will be Butter Rum, and the bride cupcake will be the Godiva. I’m so excited! His cake is fabulous.

Also – I meant to post these the other day. My friend Chelsea from class came over to help break in my new mixer, and we made cupcakes! The ones we made this time were called top-to-bottom crumb cupcakes. They didn’t so much turn out like the recipe card picture, but they tasted amazing. It was like cinnamon coffee cake turned into a delicious little cupcake. I loved it.

January 8, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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So today we had our engagement session with Ashley Colhouer. I want to say that she is absolutely incredible. I love her. She was such an amazing photographer to work with, and has a ridiculously creative mind. She’s awesome at what she does, and I don’t think that I would be as happy if I had picked another photographer. I’m so lucky to have found her through The Knot.

We won’t have our photos until probably the end of the week, but Ashley took two polaroids for me on my camera that I scanned in and uploaded. I seriously have already stalked her blog. Like they’d be up yet. Seriously Taylor, get a grip. We ended up shooting in the Everglades, which was amazing, and perfect. The lighting was beautiful all day long, there could not have been better lighting on any day ever. The sky was super cooperative, and everything looked incredible. It was a snuggly 58 degrees outside, and my outfits were less than warm. But I sucked it up like a big girl because I didn’t want to be decked in winter garb because I love Florida. And I love Florida weather. And I would hate for these photos to represent the one cold week we have once a year. Anyways. I’m stoked. Here’s your dose of wedding porn for the day.

January 6, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.