Posts tagged ‘wedding’

December 27, 2011

Wedding Photos…Finally

It all came together better than I imagined with so many special touches that were just…us.  Our own vows, favorite flowers in mismatched vases, homebrew, dogs, custom shirts, vintage napkins, antique crystal and silver from family, babies, croquet, specialty cocktails, hitting golf balls into the lake (yes, golf in a wedding dress), wood fired pizza, our own playlist with our favorites, homemade photo booth, people we love and cherish.

It was a perfect day.  It was the best moment of my life.  (I stole that last sentence from my vows.)

Check out the photos on Pinterest.  The not-so professional and/or appropriate photos are on facebook.

*Photography by Paul Go of


November 30, 2011

Wedding Photo Preview – Homebrew, Dogs, and Nuptials

We got hitched and we have photos to prove it!  I don’t have the complete album yet, but here are some teaser photos.  Gotta love the shot of Fred.

September 29, 2011

Trade: Beer for Playlist

You would think that with how much we enjoy music, the fiance and I would have no problem making a playlist for the upcoming nuptials.  Nope.  We are avoiding it like I avoid wearing flats.  In fact, can I pay one of you to make a playlist for me?  We pay in pizza and beer.  Really good pizza and beer.  You can figure out what I like based on the music category on this blog.

The hardest part is done though.  We selected “our” song.  Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  It’s not at all expected or even a slow dance song.  But it is a pretty fantastic love song.

Home is wherever I’m with you
Home is when I’m alone with you

Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

June 17, 2011

Tinker Bell, a Nymph, and Audrey Hepburn

Tinker Bell

I’ve discovered that there is a problem with buying a cocktail dress as a wedding dress.  The search never ends.  As a result, I am about to purchase a 3rd white dress to hang in the closet, and I know it won’t be the last.  I can’t help it.  I love them all.  And I’ll have plenty of opportunities to wear the discarded, white dresses in the future.  Right…

One was purchased and returned once I realized the dress was not all that flattering and the only reason why I purchased it was because it was a size 2 and I wanted to be able to tell my children one day that I wore a size 2 at my wedding.  Vanity at its best.

There is another one that I still love, but my always honest and ruthless friend, Robin, told me I look like a nymph or Tinker Bell.  Whatever.  It is sexy and Alice + Olivia.  It is staying in the closet until the big day.  I just can’t wear the satin lingerie shoes I purchased.  Then I will really look like Tink.

The most recent white obsession is perfection by Nicole Miller.  Super pretty and simple.  Think Audrey Hepburn, but in white.  I want it.  I showed the fiancé a photo last night.  He kindly suggested I wait until September before I make any additional purchases.  I responded with the stink eye and claimed that white will not be a Fall color so I must search high and low all summer.

June 8, 2011

Wedding Shoe FAIL

The first thing I selected for the wedding was a pair of shoes.  It was also the only thing I selected for several months.  Robin and I did some post-engagement shopping when I spotted these beauties.  The store was fresh out of 6.5 so I placed my order online.  They arrived, I tried them on, I admired them, and I promptly tucked them away for safe keeping.  Fast forward to last night when I got the urge to try them on again.  I happened to be wearing a short white dress just like I will be on October 8th.  They fit like a glove and were just as beautiful as I remembered…

That was until I looked in the full length mirror.  I looked like I belonged at Mr Hefner’s mansion and the only thing missing was a set of silicone twins and a silk nightie.  Who would have thought satin shoes with a decorative puff would look like trashy lingerie shoes?  Not this bride.

The shoes are going back.  All other wedding planning must come to a halt while I search for the perfect pair of practical 4” heels that I can teeter around the yard in during our outdoor, lakeside wedding.

January 4, 2011

Champagne Toast!

I have been about to burst with news.  The bf is now the fiancé!  He proposed on December 26, and I said yes as soon as I could speak.  It was romantic and perfect and it made me fall in love with him all over again.  I’ll leave out the details of the proposal.  A girl has to have some secrets, right?  We spent the following days in a champagne haze as we told as many friends in person as we could.

I promise not to turn TPJ into constant posts about wedding planning angst and details.  That would be boring, and we also plan to keep it simple and drama free.  Please keep your snorts and chuckles to yourself. At this point all we know is that we want it to be small, untraditional, and maybe outdoors in October.  Oh!  And I found the shoes I want to wear!  The rest should be easy!

I know the ladies want to know about the ring.  It was his great-grandmother’s ring from the early 1920s.  Round diamond set in platinum with beautiful filigree.  He couldn’t have done better.  And I couldn’t have found a better fiancé.

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