Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Dudes

I spent a looong time thinking of groomsmen attire.  Not so much a fan of the tux, especially with the setting at the camp.  The final piece came in the other day, a custom tie from Cyberoptix TieLab I think I love it.  It's hard to step back and be objective though.  I was telling my friend: It's like when you look at a word for too long.  It starts looking odd! haha  Here are some pics (forgive the quality, they were taken with my phone).

 Derek was just THRILLED to try on the outfit for me, while 
I was anxiously stuffing invitation envelopes (can't you tell?).

I also ordered my ring bearer's bow tie from Me and Matilda and 
olive drab suspenders. He is going to look beyond adorable.  
I'm hoping to find a cute newsboy cap for him to wear too.

Side note: I got my first RSVP today!!!  So happy to be D-O-N-E with the invites.  Such a labor of love!  Pics to follow :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bridal Tea

I am so a failure at blogging!  Such a lack of posts.  Anyways...

My shower was two weekends ago, and it was so fabulous!  My mom hosted (which some people think is taboo...silliness!) along with help from my maids of honor and the bridal party.  It was a tea and people were encouraged to wear hats.  Mine was vintage from the 40's, I totally adored it!  My grandmother was wearing my late Great Aunt Tina's hat, which really meant so much to me.  I was named after her, and she has a very special place in my heart.

Everyone did such an amazing job putting it together.  We each had our own real tea cups and saucers- from my collection as well as my grandparents and many others.  I had so much fun seeing all the ladies (well, most!) in my life in one spot. Here's a shot of me and 4 of my bridesmaids (one is about to give birth in KY and the other lives in Canada).   They were such an amazing help.  I was a bit nervous about opening presents in front of everyone, but they made the experience painless and quick!  Love them!

On the planning front, I've done quite a bit lately.  Found the bakery: The Icing on the Cake in Newton.  The cake tasting was so much fun, and we decided on two different flavored cupcakes: golden with strawberry mousse filling and chocolate with amaretto filling.  Mmmmmmmmmm.  The caterer will be providing milk to go along with dessert per my request.  A cupcake is just not as amazing without nice cold milk!

We have most of the groomsmen outfits picked out and purchased.  I've just been wavering on the tie...Oh- and I got my dress!  I looooove it!  It was made by KT Jean Designs; her gorgeous custom dresses are sold on Etsy.  Finishing up my invitations and those will be sent soon!  Just a lot of little details left to do :)