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Just shut up and look at the pictures

You know, my friend Erin keeps sending me these awesome ideas & links. I just don’t know what to do with myself.

I can’t hate these people for having an amazing wedding with beautiful photos. I really can’t.

Even though the details of their 1930s inspired vintage movie theatre wedding down to the cigarette girls and candy buffet are spot on, I can’t hold that against them.

And even though he’s dreamy and she radiantly pulls off the retro bride look, I can’t despise them.

So, I think I’ll just shut up now and let you enjoy the pictures of this masterpiece wedding courtesy of Jen Stewart Photography. Thanks, Erin!



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Good dog

Well, after yesterday’s hot little post about our struggles to find a church to perform our ceremony in, I thought a completely uncontroversial subject was quite in order.

[Editor’s note – I do tweet these blog posts and my tweets push directly to my Facebook account. A few long-time family friends from church came here and did not like my previous post. To them, it came off as flippant and as if the fiance and I are not taking our vows/future seriously. I responded that I approach this blog and wedding planning with a sense of humor, but my love and commitment to the fiance is certainly my first priority. I explained that my previous post was meant to drive home how ludicrous it is to spend upwards of $1400 to get married in a church. Nothing more. I do think God also has a sense of humor. (Come on he/she created me, right?!) However, my fiance and I want to make it clear that we do not think the only marriages that can succeed are those where both parties have a “deep committed relationship with Jesus Christ.” We believe people of all faiths, beliefs and sexual preferences can join their lives in committment to one another.  I know that is a huge departure from the teachings from which which I was raised, but hopefully people can still love and accept me and my faith as I do them and theirs.]

Enough about that. Time for a subject we can all get behind!


(Sorry cat people. You can’t please everyone!)

So here is an adorable and quirky wedding idea:

When the fiance and I went to sign the contract at our reception venue, it was all set up for another wedding. I love, love, love to look at people’s wedding stuff, so of course I started snooping around.

Because we were en route to the fiance’s parents’ house and we are not allowed within 1 mile of their home without Gertie, we had her with us. It was too hot to leave her in the car, so we brought her in. Well, she was just terrified, as she is in most new settings.

The fiance was trying to find a place for her to sit with her tail between her legs and stop trembling.

As he was doing that, I was doing my snoop doggy dog act. And low and behold I snooped out a cute little basket with individually wrapped doggy treats (homemade!). Next to it was a framed photo of a big dog and a little dog. I looked closer and each bag had a big treat and a little treat inside it. Tagged to each bag was a card that read “From our dogs to yours. Thanks for coming.”

Loved it!

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Ideas and updates

  • We signed the venue contract
  • Fiance’s mom is making the cake under the condition that he won’t smoosh it in my face.
  • Roomie shared with me an adorable outdoor wedding program idea – her cousin put her wedding program on wooden sticks to create fans for her guests. It was a clever homemade idea that I loved.
  • I found a designer on Etsy who is going to create ticket-style invites for us. Look for more from her in the future.
  • Today I asked my brother if he would officiate the wedding. Originally, I wanted to have my wedding here where I have occasionally attended. For me it was important to have my ceremony in a place that supports equality and same sex unions. However, while it is a beautiful church, it is really quite out of our budget. It costs $1,700 to use the church. This quirky wedding planner is now looking for alternative ceremony sites and if my brother can get licensed, then we might be able to do it that way. 

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