Aug 17, 2009

Printing Invitations

We put this off until the last minute. We had no intentions of doing so, but during the design process my computer died and took all my files along with it. I was fortunate enough to have emailed a draft to our photographer, and was able to retrieve a some of the work through Google. Since then we've had to work through getting me a new computer, reloading Adobe CS, and retrieving all my lost fonts. Once this was done, we quickly wrapped up the design and got to work on making the screens. Onward to printing!

In case you're wondering, you should be receiving these within the next week or so.

Jun 23, 2009

The Do's and Don'ts of Wedding Attire

Stephen and I have been receiving a lot of questions/concerns about what to wear to our wedding. We have compiled a series of images of "don'ts" and "do's" in regards to clothing for the day. What I can say is that the weather in late September is usually pretty mild and comfortable. The wedding is in a backyard so formal attire is not necessary and we set up some guide lines below that should help you out .

First, formal attire is not needed for our wedding.
Next, Stephen and I love our subculturally inclined family and friends, but at the wedding the hairstyle our punk rocker in the Misfits jacket is sporting would be a hazard. Don't dress like a pirate either. Prom gowns probably won't work out. They could become a fire hazard around the bonfire.

Dracula has the layering thing down, hes got a shirt, the cloak, the vest, that's all great...but try not to scare anyone with your ensemble, try. Don't wear
Hawaiian shirts or cargo shorts, there are fine for the beach and cool pool parties, but our wedding is the first week of autumn, think seasonally. Pants would be a plus at night when it gets a little chilly. Now, the lady in the leopard probably shouldn't wear this outfit, but if you really want to we can talk about it. More importantly , don't wear high heals. The ground is soft here, grassy, and you will get stuck. Think flat, or wedge.

Now for the "do's". What is most important to Stephen and I is that our family and friends feel comfortable and like themselves at our wedding. We are working very hard to make sure the wedding is a reflection of us and would not want anyone to feel that they cannot be themselves at our celebration. The recommendations we have for attire are mainly for safety and comfort. We wouldn't recommend open toed shoes, its outside, you will get rocks in there, and your toots's may get chilly. We do recommend layers, bring a sweater, wear tights, have a jacket in the car. We will have a bonfire at night to snuggle by and there is a tent so all kinds of weather has been planned for . Dress comfortably but nicely, like you would for a special picnic or a dinner out with friends. But don't forget to be yourself. Be creative. Wear a hat! Wear a handle bar moustache! Wear yellow pants! And if you really feel like wearing a bear suit, we can talk about it.

May 30, 2009

The Middle Time

In the past few weeks Stephe and I have started chipping away at tasks like the music list, invitation design, decorations, and ceremony details. We have also successfully collected enough plates so that everyone who may attend our festivity will have something to eat off of. Excellent. In the midst of all the planning we have found fun ways to work on wedding stuff on our days off.

This is a picture of the Golden Nugget flea market in Lambertville, NJ. Stephen and I went up to New Hope for a weekend and stopped there to collect some things for our big day. We purchased a neat vintage table cloth and some magical old keys.And more recently we spent Memorial Day on the river , working of ceremony specifics and food ideas. I'll leave you with this picture we took of ourselves. Have a great week.

May 9, 2009

In this economy...

One must be thrift.

Because the Wedding will be outdoors, with no one overseeing the goings-on aside from ourselves, much of the implements that would normally be rented, are having to be bought or... rethought.

All this weekend, IKEA held a 7% discount to offset sales tax. On top of the discount we already have from working there, now was the time to strike. Dani and I gathered up some of the reception essentials in bulk, and I had the pleasure of hauling it 1.1 miles it back to the house.

130 napkins, 48 candles/holders, 14 flat sheets (don't ask), 11 woven rugs, 8 pairs of mesh curtain, and 4 serving trays.

Apr 20, 2009

What a Day!

Stephe and I finished up the Save the Dates today and will be mailing them soon! Exciting.

Recently he and I went for a visit to our friends home, which is the site for our Wedding. Stephen and I met both Matt and Dan Spaeth in elementary school and shared much of our childhood passing time in the orchards or building bonfires in their backyard. The Spaeth's home is a place filled with many memories for both of us, and a lot of our friends.

Having our wedding there feels right for us. A comfortable place that has much to do with where we are today. We are grateful for Dan allowing us to have the Wedding at his home, and hope that our family and friends enjoy their time in the place Stephe and I grew up together.

Mar 25, 2009

Big Idea for our Big Day

Stephen and I wanted to let you take part in our wedding as the event approaches. We both have a design background and have approached our planning as we would any design problem. Here is a concept board created using images he and I have collected over the last year.

Feb 9, 2009

The Date's Been Settled

Clear your calenders for September 26th, 2009.
We have finally settled on the date for our Wedding!

We hope to keep our wedding communications paperless, so save the link to our blog and check back occasionally. We will be sure to keep everyone up to date on our plans as we work to finalize the details of our day.

If you have any questions or helpful tips, don't be afraid to reach out.

Have a great day,
Dani and Stephe