Thursday, February 18, 2010

429 Days!

I just checked on TheKnot and it informed me that Zach and I have 429 days until we get married!


Have you seen our The Knot personalized wedding page yet? Go check it out!

I PROMISE that someday soon I'll actually start adding real content to it, but until then, all of my wedding info is on here. :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Briermere Pies

I had a stroke of what I hope turns out to be genius today.

Briermere pies at my wedding.

I've been looking at a lot of amazing and wonderfully inspirational websites, and I've found that the weddings I love the most are the ones that have adorable and personal details like the entire bridal party wearing Converses or having photo walls of other family member's wedding days.

And one of my favorite things in the world is pies from Briermere farms.

So, I've decided, there will be fresh Briermere pies at my wedding.

My top choices are Peach Cream, Blueberry Cream, Apple, Raspberry Cream, Strawberry Rhubarb, and possibly a Lemon Meringue.

Of course, my pie options will be dictated by what they're serving in late April, but since they have a wide Winter menu, I have faith that we'll be able to get lots of delicious pies in April.

Farm picture from the wonderful WallyG's photostream, while the drool-inducing menu was first on Saxon Henry, a fun looking blog. The stunning picture of the raspberry cream pie is from Long Island Foodie, a blog I'm almost angry at myself for not having discovered sooner.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Layout!

Look at my lovely new layout! It's absolutely perfect! I found it on this AMAZING Blogger layout site called Suck My Lolly. Isn't that adorable? Even though I think this new layout is the greatest thing ever, I might have trouble resisting some of the other absolutely adorable layouts. I mean, look at this and this and this and this . I want them all.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Here are some of the details that didn't quite fit into my overall room theme of the last post. This is, again, a homage to Design*Sponge because they have SO MUCH GREAT STUFF on their blog and you should go read all of it and look at the pretty pictures.
The absolutely genius and adorable book book... well, I really have nothing witty to say about it. It looks perfect. And I want it. The end.

The desk also looks like the perfect combination of functionality and adorableness. I love the space and the clean white lines. I love all of the opportunities for storage and organization. I love the little candy (nut?) dispenser. I love the giant wall of personalized stuff.

This wreath is actually the reason I found this delightful blog (my wonderful friend Sam saw it and thought of me! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU). I love that it's not a traditional holiday winter wreath with the holly and the evergreen boughs. I love that it's not a traditional spring/summer wreath with flowers and butterflies. It's perfect. It's late winter. It's the hope of spring.

And the ranunculus bouquet is just gorgeous. I love these flowers for so many different reasons, but I would love to more than anything to have little bunches of them in low vases decorating my rooms. I would LOVE to have a kitchen like this, but it would require me to gain some organization and tidiness skills that I have been lacking for the past 23 years. Maybe I'll find them someday. Maybe not. Either way, gorgeous kitchen. And guess what? The rest of the house is just as cute... wait for it... and realistic looking! It doesn't look like a display house, it looks like a real home that people actually live in. I love it.


I've been (obviously) spending a lot of time thinking about and planning the wedding recently, but before all this happened, I was obsessed with thinking about designing a future home. While young girls (apparently) dream all about their future weddings, I dreamed about my future home. I drew floor plans and clipped pictures from magazines of kitchens and living rooms.

I think, if I were to win the lotto, all I would want to do (after buying a house) is decorate that house. And I don't mean buy the newest and shiniest everything. I mean do it myself-paint the walls, find perfect kitschy decorations at thrift stores and garage sales, complete diy renovations of old wardrobes and bookcases.

Basically, what Design*Sponge does. Just look at these stunning pictures.

The gorgeous bedroom with the tree reminds me of what I had when I was younger (except this looks so much more professional!) and is in the same house as the adorable kitchen nook with the chalkboard-paint walls. I love the brilliant idea of using the table base as book storage, because holy moly do I need help storing books.

Which brings us to this gorgeous library. I know it's really only one wall, but a girl can dream.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Real Wedding

Take a look at 100 Layer Cake's most recent post. I'm in love with everything about it. The bride wears a stunning blue dress, because white gowns aren't traditional in her family, and the couple wrote their own ceremony that was intensely personal.

Personal ceremonies and vows has recently become something that I've been thinking about a lot. Since Zach and I basically want to write our own ceremony which leaves out religion and focuses on the love that we share, I'm particularly touched by this detail from their wedding.

"Their ceremony was super personal and focused on well written words and a reworking of tradition.

Listen to this one: 'We put a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a set of love letters (written in secret and unshared) into a wooden crate and then sealed it with nails (each nail was hammered by a family member to show their commitment to supporting our marriage and then finally by us). The crate is meant as an act of reassurance, a romantic gesture–if ever our relationship is in peril, we are to open the crate, drink the wine, and read the letters before we make any decisions about our future.'

Um, shouldn’t we ALL do that for our weddings?? At the very least you end up with a lovely aged bottle of wine."

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