Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Wee Update

Basically what's been going on lately at the wedding-front has been a massive whirlwind of Etsy purchases. For those that don't know (and I'm not sure how you don't...) Etsy is the mecca motherland online marketplace of vintage, handmade and all things crafting supplies. Let me do a re-cap of what we've ordered from various Etsy sellers so far: my bridal headpiece, rubber stamps for the save-the-date cards, striped washi tape for the boutonnieres, feathers and other materials for the boutonnieres, supplies for the candy bar, pretty striped straws, the men's ties, place cards, and the cake topper! And I'm sure there will be many more orders to come. What did brides do before Etsy? What did brides to before the internet? Before Google? I can't imagine planning a wedding without it (the internet, that is). Imagine having to use a PHONE BOOK. I get chills just thinking about it.

I have my next dress fitting at the end of March which means that I have another month to stress about trying to lose a bit of weight in time. Justin and I have embarked on a nightly exercise regimen and are trying, TRYING to eat healthier. The day before my next fitting is our wedding shower, which I am so excited about! My matron-of-honor and future mother-in-law have been planning away at it, it's going to be a perfectly yummy dessert-fest. I'll also be going in for a trial hair and makeup run pretty soon. Why hasn't my hair grown out into beautiful long wavy locks yet? Am I going to have to get extensions? Extensions kind of make me laugh. Plus, they get sewn onto your head and that doesn't sound like anything I'm interested in having done to my scalp. Also, I don't like fake hair. Will I be wearing fake hair on my wedding day? Only time will tell.



Sunday, February 5, 2012



Wow! Three months exactly. Late last summer it felt like it would take ages to get down to these last final months. I can't believe it's almost here!

Yesterday Justin's wonderful mama hosted a bridal party tea that included myself, my mom, my matron-of-honor Becky (Justin's sister) and my bridesmaids, Robin and Megan. Oh, and of course special appearances by my favorite flower girls in the whole world! We had cucumber sandwiches (yum!) which I had never before eaten and was very excited about. So English! So fancy and proper! Sitting around sipping tea and munching on dainty snacks discussing wedding plans was just what I needed.

For about the past month (literally, all of January), I've been feeling pretty under-the-weather. First I had a cold, then suffered from some weird freakish horrible lower back pain, then developed bronchitis, and now am trudging through pneumonia. It's been fun, really! It's also been difficult to stay in wedding mode and be excited and giddy like I have been. All I've wanted to do is just rest and mope and cough...lots and lots of coughing. Both Justin and I have been in the market for better jobs and I've been continuing to volunteer weekly at the SPCA. So, combine being sick and sore for a month, stressing about work etc. and planning my wedding...all of that adds up to one very over-capacitated brain! So as of today, at the three month mark, I am vowing to myself that things will only go up from here.