Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm not dead...

though this blog sure is. Wow. Has it really been over two months since I posted last?

I hope to try and get back to regular posting in the next couple of weeks, though I'm not sure how! Being the mom of a Kindergartner has taken up a lot more of my time then I ever thought it would. Being a good friend and a good wife takes up what time I have left over!

I'll be back soon, I promise. Don't give up on me!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Oooo these gives me a good idea...

I think I might have just found the inspiration for our invites. These beautiful invites from Linda and Harriett were made for their sister, Katie. How lucky is she? Love the idea of a design in the background and the beautiful script from Brynn of Paperfinger. I see a map of Seaside in the background or the image of a dune fence. Maybe one of the picket fences that they're so famous for.

{click image to enlarge}

Friday, August 7, 2009

Have a wonderful weekend...

Wish I was here...
{a shot of the aisle I'll be walking down next October}

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Best. Movie. Ever.

Thank you for all my childhood memories...
{February 18, 1950-August 6, 2009}

Neither Snow...

nor rain, nor heat...can keep me from loving Neither Snow. The writing is so organic and not even close to perfect.

{click images to enlarge}


I've seen them as Whoopie Pies, here they're Moon Burgers. Whatever you want to call them, I love them. I can't find a baker that I am totally in love with close to our venue, so I'm thinking about doing a dessert table with all sorts of mini treats. These will definitely make the cut if we got that route. Yum!

{these aren't so mini!}

Monday, August 3, 2009

A dress for the little bit...

Obviously, one of the biggest differences between weddings and vow renewals is that you don't have a wedding party. So, while we won't have any friends wearing ugly matching dresses, we do have a Lil to dress. She's quite the fashionista and is already very interested in what she'll be sporting for the big day. So, while we were back to school cyber-shopping, we came across this dress and I love it! In fact, if I could find it in my size, I would rock one too!

Her eyes will look fantastic in this color. It's made out of cotton organdy, which is nice, but not too formal. They have it in a pretty pink shade as well, which I like. As soon as it goes on sale {everything goes on sale at JC!}, I'll pick up one of each to try. Pink could go with navy and green, right?

So what do you think? Yay or Nay? Pink or Navy?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Of two minds...

If you've read my blog for very long, you know how much I love invitations and paper and most of all letterpress! So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of my biggest priorities for the rewedding are the paper goods. Save the Dates, invitations, welcome packets, etc. are all of the highest priority to me. Now, what might surprise you is that I have NO idea what I want to do for all of that. Well, that's not true, I have two versions in my mind, but I can't figure out which way to go.

For as long as I've been planning this, I've been obsessed with the ladies of Ice Cream Social out of Brooklyn and Betsy Dunlap and her fantastic hand lettering from the great state of AZ{she's the best thing to come from AZ in a long time, if you know what I mean}. I've posted about both before and I'm sure I'll continue to post their yumminess long after I make my decision.

{Images below are from the super talented duo at ICS}

Anyway, my problem is that even though our venue is the quintessential beach town with a beach ceremony, etc., we have no desire to have shells, starfish or coral anywhere. Seaside isn't really tropical, it's more like Nantucket or The Hamptons. Think preppy, not palms. But, it's not nautical and all about sailing either. So, ready made invitations are out, not that I was considering them anyway. Don't tell the hubs that though, I tried to find some...really!

So alllll that being said, I'm thinking about having ICS design us a logo to use on the invitations and any other goodies{cups and stuff for the event and welcome bags} I might need. I really dig the idea of branding the event with a personal logo, instead of the same ol' monogram or starfish. I love the idea of seeing all our friends and family using cups with our logo on them. The thought of having a Kate and How brand/logo makes me giddy. LOL. I'm such a weirdo, I know. It gives us an instant mark, without really having a theme. Really, the only downside I could see if that it's expensive. More then I thought it was going to be...a lot more in fact. But, do the benefits outweigh the cost?

My other idea is the exact opposite basically, no logo or motif at all. I would have Betsy Dunlap's stunning hand lettering take center stage. I would have her do the whole invitation suite, plus the welcome letter and STD. Both ideas would be done in letterpress here in town. It doesn't say beachy at all, but it would be beautiful. The downsides to this is that she's kind of hard to get in touch with because she's always jammed and it doesn't really give the event a theme like I want.

{all images below from here}
So, I think after writing this all out, I've made my decision. I know what is more us and that's what I should go with. But, what do y'all think? I need some people to back my decision up!


p.s.~thanks to the crappy movie we watched, my inability to concentrate and Entourage, it took me two hours to write this. Seriously. It's still the worst post I've ever written. I'm not even sure it makes sense. Oh well, I give up. I am who I am.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Blush and Bashful...

Ok, so our colors won't be pink and pink, but who doesn't love that movie? I actually love the color pink {you have to when you have a little girl}, but I can't do that to my sweet husband. He did rock a pink dress shirt for my baby shower {all of our friends wore pink} and I think that's asking enough for one lifetime. He looked so cute, btw.

Anyway, with pink, peach and purple and pretty much everything else out of the picture for various reasons, we found navy, lime/apple green and white. It only took like two years to pick this. This color palette is very us for many reasons though, so I'm happy in the end. I get to use two of my favorite flowers, green hydrangeas and bells of Ireland. Very excited to have green flowers. They make me happy!

And just to prove we have very good taste by picking this combo, here are two inspiration boards from one of my favorite blogs ever. If Kathryn does it, you know it must be cool.

What do you think?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mark my words...

I will have this arrangement at the rewedding. I love how the bells of Ireland are all wild and twisty.

A clue to our venue...

Here is a small clue about our venue. This photo was shot there and the arch is by the florist I hope to use.

Oh Vera...

Just when I had made up my mind...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Long White Dress...

Our trip was wonderful. The weather and water were both perfect and the only problem was that we had to come home! Living with extended family for a week is always interesting, but I made it out alive. Only one minor freak out and I kept it behind closed doors. Apparently I have a beach baby on my hands. She LOVES the ocean and water in general. We all stayed burn free too! A miracle, I tell you. We must have used 5 things of sunscreen though.

Other big news! We made a big decision while we were there...We're now 100% sure on the date and the venue for the rewedding. Yay! We haven't signed a contact yet, so I'll share more details after we do. Though it's not really hard to guess where. :) Let's just say that this dress would be perfect...

{her tan lines really bug me}

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

5 from the Files #5...

{check out the whole wedding weekend here. Amazing.}

My dream job...

Style Me Pretty is looking for a creative intern. I would LOVE to do that job and would be very good at it, I think. Why oh why do I live in Alabama though? Even though it's a blog, Abby is looking for somebody in the Boston area to fill the position. I guess I understand why, but I would travel. I can jump on a plane to Boston anytime. Would it be wrong of me to hope that nobody in Boston wants it{yeah right!}? I've already offered to work cheap, free or pay her. Sounds like a good deal to me, but some people are picky! :)

Oh well, I should probably give up, but if anybody wants to send her this post and beg on my behalf, I'll send you a treat. Or I guess somebody apply for the job that can actually get it. It sounds so great!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The white dress...

I know I went on and on about this dress, but I can't help but think about this dress. It's so me. Easy to wear and it actually looks comfy! I have always adored Lela Rose, as you know if you read this blog, so it's not shocking that this is from her latest collection. I can't help butthink...what's a vow renewal without a beautiful white dress?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A few fave inspiration boards...

{Looks like sunshine to me}
{love the bowtie!}
{Am I the only one ready for Fall?}
{Love the tent and string lights}
{California Dreamin'}
{Ahhh Nantucket...wish I was there right now}

Friday, July 10, 2009

Is it Fall yet?

How cute are these? They're velvet with REAL stems! Love them, want them, need them!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

No other word for this but...


{more images and all the details here }
{via Coco and Kelly}