Saturday, April 23, 2011

"I've been one poor correspondent...

I've been too, too hard to find, but it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind". ~ America

It's been almost three whole months since I've blogged about all things green and wedding. Apologies.  I had my very first bout of family related wedding drama and found myself uninterested in the whole thing.  There were tears, and it sucked.  Turns out, even small, casual weddings can be complicated.  I thought about throwing in the towel, but I've thrown in the towel in a lot of ways over the last few years and I'm regretful of almost every towel thrown.  So I'm in it for the long haul, drama and all.  And I'm reminding myself daily that it's all about celebrating love, and nothing else really matters.

Here's what you missed while I was off pouting...

I increased my dessert plate collection thanks to the goodwill of the Goodwill.
I seriously contemplated the idea that I peaked at the age of five.  Think about it, I had an agent and a healthy BMI.  Maybe my ship has sailed.
I increased my linen collection for the napkins I'm supposed to make for the wedding but continue putting off the task even though my Aunt Diane was kind enough to teach me how to sew because I'm afraid of losing an eye to a rogue piece of broken needle... plus, I'm lazy.
I've noticed that looking Deadwood serious is a new trend in wedding photography.
I made a Spice Cake with Pear and Caramelized Buttercream as a possible contender for our wedding cake.  
The Caramelized Buttercream was delicious.  But I won't have time to stand over a stove tempering sugar with a candy thermometer the day before my wedding.  I'll be too busy at the spa getting a spray tan and a Brazilian wax.  One of those is a joke... which one, pray tell?
I made cake toppers out of felt.  (Inspired by Martha)
And garlands of hearts... three, to be exact... and I need at least fifty.  It makes me tired just thinking about it.
We ordered this invitation sample.  We love it, but we're going to change the name font and the colors.  I'm thinking purples and blues, or blues and greens.  We ditched the whole 'color palette' thing, so there's lots of freedom where that's concerned.
Experimented with bouquet making while wine drinking.
Not too shabby.  They need to be at least twice as full though, right?  The good news is, these puppies lasted a week sitting in little buckets of water on my patio.  A week!
Now that we're all caught up you can expect weekly updates on the process.  The wedding is September 17th, which gives us lots of time together to vent, celebrate, freak out, laugh, cry and break things. Join me, won't you?
~ the green/green bride
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  1. Wow, you've been busy! I can't wait to see more!

  2. honestly, you don't need to have your bouquet "twice" as full, i think the one on the right is sweet and has a beautiful color combo.

    i've seen bouquets smaller than the one you have pictured and they're equally dope!

    my other non-solicited advice, ask all of us for help. no need to make garland, cake toppers and other treats by yourself, hunny bunny.

  3. Thanks for the advice, freshmaker! I welcome it always. I'll definitely have a DIY party sometime during summer. There'll be wine, cheese and hopefully, you!
    xo t