Monday, December 14, 2009

#687: my last post.

so. what's really the best way to do this? i'm clearly not planning my wedding anymore and without any personal wedding goals, it's been tough to keep this blog going.


i'm not very good at ending things, especially when i'm kind of like really attached. i just sulk. and think about it. and then think about it some more, knowing the inevitable, still hopeful for another outcome.

this blog has treated me kind for so long and i've been writing without pretense for a few wonderfully fun and enlightening years. can i say grateful. and super attached.

there are things i'll remember forevs. like my first post on TTO (toads clueless) and how like 500+ posts later i'd somehow become like this bonafide wedding blogger (me. bonafide. ha.)

the blogger friends out there who are some of the strongest, wittiest women i've ever met.

the loads and loads of creativity and encouragement this little world here has to offer to blogger brides.

and now i have to say goodbye? WHAT.

but this blog was about my journey, my successes and failures as i tried to plan a $10,000 wedding. and now that i've been there and done that (like 7 months ago), i don't have much to say anymore.

lame. so that said, here's the last bit.

weddings, no matter how you slice it and dice it, will tug at your heart strings and push your buttons. you're emotional because you're thinking about your families and what this shabang will mean for them, you're emotional because you're excited about the new family you're about to build, you're emotional because all of your besties are there to support you, you're emotional because there's a lot to do and you're kind of like just stressed the eff out, you're emotional because you find yourself walking that fine line between keeping everyone happy and being true to yourself...'re emotional because you're committing to f.o.r.e.v.e.r with that one amazing person...and want the wedding to be that kind of perfect...

it's just one day. but it's significant, you know?

so amidst the flurry, should things ever get a little hairy or overwhelming, take a step back and remember what it's all about. (hint: it's not about cake flavors or wedding dresses.)

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - maya angelou

i had to remind myself every now and then...what mattered to me, who mattered to me, and what the day itself meant to me. in the end, not everything made sense to everyone, but it absolutely made sense to me, to my husband, and to our loved ones.

and on the day of, we were fortunate enough to experience tender love, true joy, and hours of uninhibited dancing.

so this is me, wishing all of you the same and more during planning and on your wedding day.

and in life.


photo by max.

it's been real.


Monday, November 30, 2009

#686: the food.

i've had my share of BAD wedding food. but i've had more good than bad. really. so i guess the stigma of 'ew-inducing wedding food' no longer? i don't know.

anyways, when we were planning our wedding, the hubs and i were like "no. matter. what. we have to have good food, ok?"

good food for le bodies.

and our venue delivered. gosh. the food. it was just so good. especially after a few very portion-controlled weeks.

and of course we knew it would be. dude, i'm a VIP member. not joking. (it's free to join.)

photos by max.

p.s. shout out to my beautiful friends d & j who got married over the weekend. one of my fave moments of the night was when the officiant told the groom "she chose YOU...out of 3 BILLION MEN..." it was perfect.

p.p.s. had a little chatsky with dave of temple of groom.

p.p.p.s. i really do love weddings, i think.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

#685: he said.

photo by max.

"I love you because you believe in me. You've always done nothing but encourage me in anything that I do. With you by my side, I see no end to our success, happiness and love. You're my #1 fan and constant companion.

I never want to be without you."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

#684: my life.

i woke up on tuesday morning and found this little note stuck to my phone.

the hubs was up at 4am to go on a business trip to sf for the day and thought to leave me a note while i was fast asleep.

he loves me.

and he's kind of funny, i think.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

#683: doesn't take much.

photo by raya carlisle via oncewed.

#682: worth it.

found this dazzler via craft my bride.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

#681: balloon.

the bridemaids took balloons down the aisle for this pretty wedding.

photo by michele waite via 100 layer cake.