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XO
-L 

 

 


Entries in Wedding Madness (12)

Friday
Sep172010

Here comes the Bride...

And there goes the blogger. I'm sorry for basically faling off the face of the earth the last few weeks- we are only one week away from the wedding and I totally have Bride-Brain. So as not to completely stress myself out this week, I am taking a little blog vacation. I will be back after the wedding and honeymoon to share lots of photos of the big day, details and wedding project how-to's, plus other regular bloggy stuff. I so appreciate your patience and sweet words. Next time we meet, I will be a Mrs!!
XO
-L

 

Wednesday
Aug252010

One Month!

That's right, in one month from today I will be walking down the aisle!!!!!
I am so excited- I can't wait to marry my bestie and partner in crime.
XOXOXOXO Baby!!

 

Thursday
Jul292010

How Inviting

They're done!!! Finally! We finished our wedding invitations this past weekend and popped them into the mail. Poor Geoff looked like I was torturing him as I was making him tie yards and yards of hemp twine. He kept telling me that these were "uselessly complicated." Boys so don't get wedding design.

I am so pleased with the way they came out-It was so much fun to be my own client for once. Its hard to see in photos, but we had the main invitation letterpressed & blind embossed, which gives the paper a paisely pattern texture. I also had a custom rubber stamp made with our monogram, and used it to stamp the muslin bags that hold the Map and RSVP cards and the tags that adorned the hemp twine. To go along with the green theme and venue, all of the pieces are eco-friendly. The envelopes are recycled kraft paper, the main invitations are letterpresssed with soy ink on Crane Lettra recycled stock, the muslin bags are stamped with soy ink, and the twine is recycled hemp. The invites were printed by Kseniya at Thomas Printers- not only are they super affordable for letterpress, but Kseniya was super helpful and they did an amazing job!! 

We are only 2 months away from the wedding and I'm getting more excited every day. We are headed to Austin in the morning for our tasting party at Barr Mansion- I can't wait to sample all of the yummy food and CAKE! Have a lovely weekend all!

XO
-L 

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Thursday
Jul082010

They're heeeeerreee!

My wedding shoes FINALLY arrived. I ordered these thing like 4 months ago. Sheesh. Yes, they were a "pre-order" but honestly, I didn't think it would take this long. But the wait was sooooo worth it. I can't wait to strap these puppies on and head down the aisle! 

XO
-L 

Nina Electra in Apple Green available here

Wednesday
Jun092010

A New Perspective (or what to do when your wedding venue burns down...)

Remember that episode of Friends when Emily & Ross are getting married and the church where their ceremony is being held gets destroyed? But they still have the wedding there and everything is beautiful. Yeah- I watched that episode too and remember wondering what I would do if that happened to me. Then I thought, "Silly girl! That's on TV, that would never happen in real life." You truly never think it will happen to you. And then you get an email that the venue where you are having your wedding in exactly 108 days has been hit by lightening and burned down. Yes, I got that email this morning.

My heart truly goes out to the owners and staff of Barr Mansion, they are such talented creative people and I hope they know how many people are pulling for them. My heart also goes out to all the brides scheduled to get married there this weekend and in the coming weeks, I am praying for each and every one of you and wish you the best. 

So, after a good cry, then some laughing at the ridiculousness of it all, I have come to a couple of conclusions. I would marry Geoff in a burlap sack in the 7-Eleven parking lot if that meant we got to be together, so in the grand scheme of things I know that its about the marriage and not the venue. And Barr Mansion is an AMAZING venue and I know they will rebuild and make our wedding as wonderful as possible.
Please say lots of prayers for everyone this has affected. 
We love you Barr Mansion!

XO
-L 

Image by Eric Hegwer
He went out to the site and has a helpful article and more photos here

The Ballroom in its original state, image via BarrMansion.com