Archive for September, 2008

Real Wedding


It’s easy to fall in love with all the gorgeous weddings posted in the wedding blogosphere (ugh, I hate that word). Sadly, most of the time I’m left thinking, “Gee, that’s lovely, but I could never pull that off on my budget.” So, it’s always a delight when I see a wedding that I absolutely […]

If you’ve spent any time at all on any of the the more practical wedding planning sites, you’d know that bridesmaids dresses are a wonderful alternative for those of us who have no desire to pay five figures plus for our wedding dresses. I’ve been a fan of Jenny Yoo’s for awhile now. I love […]

Considering I’ve only been engaged for one week, I think I’m progressing fairly. I sent these lovely cards to the girls that I wanted to be my bridesmaids and maid of honor. All of them responded that they would be a part of my day and that they loved the cards. So I have my […]

I’ve always loved weddings, and I’ve always loved to hate certain things about weddings. We won’t even talk about the increased prices for everything regarding a wedding, but then there are the trends that are pushed on brides, from color schemes to items at your wedding that everyone says you “should” have. I’ve been planning […]

Yesterday my boss told me a story of a woman that works at our firm that has a $25,000 engagement ring. She took it off to wash her hands, and forgot to put it back on. She realized as soon as she returned to her office, she realized it was gone, so she went back […]

Venue choices


Even though I live in northern Virginia and the boy does as well (although not by my standards, he lives an hour south in the “real” Virginia as I call it) I am planning a wedding in Baltimore. Yes, I am from the Baltimore suburbs and have a real love of my hometown, but also […]

As I mentioned last week, we bought our wedding rings, so the proposal wasn’t exactly a surprise, but it was lovely nonetheless. No grand affair, but that’s never what I would have wanted anyway. Just him on one knee, telling me how he feels about me. In this day and age people tend to forget […]