June 29, 2009

mrs fantastic

apparently, that's my new name. i won't complain.

so we got married n' stuff. it was the most fun week and a half of my entire life, and it went by far too quickly. every idea that i blogged about and obsessed over came to life in an even more fabulous way than i could have every imagined, thanks to my wonderful wonderful wonderful mom, dad, aunt joan, godmother linda, friend lucy, aunts tanya and carol, bridesmaid louise's mom, and many many others. a huge THANK YOU to those who slaved for hours making bows for topiaries and risked their lives to hang paper lanterns from a giant ladder. many thanks also to my amazing (i'm running out of superlatives here) bridesmaids, each of whom made the whole experience enjoyable in her own way, from doing my makeup to fetching my water to bustling my train to readjusting my veil to initiating a decorative-rocks-cum-rocket-launchers initiative at the rehearsal dinner (aehm) etc and so forth - too many ways to count. my only regret is that i didn't get to spend more quality time with each person. there were so many friends and loved ones, many of whom travelled great distances, and i hated that we only had a few minutes to visit with each one. but it was so wonderful to have each of them there.

but i'll let the initial teaser photos from the fabulous josh (and maribeth!) malahy do the talking. click on the pictures below to see the blog post. more deets to follow soon, pinkie promise.

the wedding and reception

the photobooth

June 20, 2009


hi. remember me? i used to blog about my wedding. that's before my wedding was t-minus a week or two away and i had to actually DO my wedding instead of TYPE my wedding.

now, it's t-minus 6 hours away. aaaaaaaaaaand i might vom.

my nails are done, my rings are sparkly clean, my hair and makeup are about to get did, and the reception decorations i dreamed up over the past 10 months are even more fabulous in reality than they ever were in my head. i've been enjoying the best week of my life with my amazing family and friends, many of whom traveled from all over the country earlier this week to help me prepare and celebrate. i don't have a picture to go with this post (since my camera cord is at the groom's house = off limits) but i would like to give a huge shout out to EVERYONE who has helped me in this process, from my parents, aunts and godmothers who have slaved over projects all week slash year to every blog reader who has ever left a comment or been entertained by a post and everyone in between. i love you all!

let's go get married!!!!

June 12, 2009

8 days...

bridesmaid kate just pointed out that my wedding is so close, it's visible on the 10-day forecast.

sunny and 93 degrees.

i can handle a weekend of thunderstorms, if a sunshiny wedding is my reward. sweet.

probably bring one of those electric fans with a water bottle sprayer attached though.

June 10, 2009


...as a fisherwoman? perhaps not.

here is captain fantastic's friend, ben. ben is an avid flyfisherman, just like the captain. ben told the captain about this awesome place in belize that would be perfect for a honeymoon. it also happens to be perfect this:

coincidence? no.

what even is that fish? call me once it's on a plate, minus eyeballs and plus a delicious butter sauce. until then, i'll be at the spa. thanks.

.....in 11 days

(the spa, not the wedding. that's in 10.)

June 8, 2009

12 steps

the first step in the my-wedding-is-in-12-days 12-step program is to admit that i have a problem. so, here goes...i am a wedding blog addict. there. i said it. phew.

the second step to recovery, i must admit, gave me a bit of a panic attack after i did it. i...deleted...style me pretty...from my google reader. yes. i did. and i'm not even going to link to it in this post. we're at the point where the decisions have all been made, the supplies and flowers have all been ordered, there's no turning back from my plan. so i had to rid myself of the dozens of fabulously inspiring posts every day. and it hurt a little. i also unsubscribed to approximately 10 of i-won't-admit-how-many-other wedding blogs. the plan is to wean myself off of them over the next few days until the only ones left are courtney's (because i actually know her in real life) and ema.leigh's (because she's a follower, and that makes me super excited, therefore i want to see her wedding this fall). oh and this guy gets to stick around too. he's my fave. but after that no. more. wedding. blogs.

in real-life wedding news, the captain had a fabulous bachelor party weekend and returned home alive, not even sunburned, though less one wallet and one sonic toothbrush. i literally spent my every waking moment laboring over wedding projects all sweatshop-style, which was actually kinda fun, and i now feel extremely much better that i've accomplished so much.

and in an exciting turn of events, whilst trying on my wedding dress for the final time on saturday, i boldly discarded the fancy veil i bought with it and decided to wear the same veil my mama wore in my parents' wedding! i'm really excited about it. i'd been feeling buyer's remorse over the dress i purchased, and this was just the thing to get me all excited again. i've posted this picture before, but here's a look at mom sporting the veil:

before you raise an eyebrow, let me explain that we are refashioning the headpiece (earmuffs?) into a small clip. no worries. so let's just go ahead and check "old" (no offense, ma) and "borrowed" off my rapidly-dwindling to-do list, shall we? sweet.

June 5, 2009

two weeks

two weeks from tomorrow, i will get married. two weeks from tomorrow, ten months of dreaming and planning and crafting and sewing and gluing and cutting and shopping and crying and celebrating and learning and stressing will come to fruition as My Wedding Day. i think my feelings can best be summed up in the eloquent words of macauly culkin:


captain fantastic is on his way to a weekend of sun and bachelor party fun at the lake with a dozen of his buddies. i am sitting in my office, alone because everyone else is out, plotting my weekend of wedding diy slavery. but, you know, that's cool.

actually, things are falling into place really well. i can't wait to see my vision come to life. i can't wait to marry the most awesome guy in the world. i can't wait to celebrate with my family and friends. good thing i barely have to wait at all...

June 3, 2009

sweet victory

today is a momentous day. it shall forever go down in history as the day i conquered photoshop. or at least the day i managed to move stuff around in photoshop without going all office-space on my laptop. tears of joy swell in my tired eyes as the drumroll builds and i present....

voila! this is going to show up somewhere awesome, but i'm not telling where.

June 2, 2009

someone please restrict my internet access

...so i quit coming up with new ideas. the wedding is in 18 days, people. this is ridiculous.

but wouldn't this make the best addition to the decor? full of and surrounded by candles? as centerpieces on some of the smaller tables?

and also, this is what i was envisioning in the bridesmaids-bouquets-cum-centerpieces brainstorm:

good idea? or are you on your way to confiscate my computer? i'll be the one in the fetal position, whimpering under my desk.