The whole thing is sitting on a 12" plate stand from Michaels. It's pretty stable, but if you're trying to fit more than 40 cards then two boards would be better.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
You've been awfully trusting about letting us put you up in whatever hotel we choose. Especially since The Sticks don't have a ton of great options. No Mariott, no Hotel InterContinential.
Unless you count the Crowne Plaza, which is part of the IC Hotels group.
It has kind of a nice prairie-modern vibe going on, I think. I like the wannabe Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass.
Maybe a little too prairie in the color scheme, but that's nothing a little black-and-white can't fix.
Maybe I'm a little too prairie myself, but check out the texture on that fireplace. Very Brady Bunch homey, I like it. DJ was laughing at me for being critical of the unmatched urns. But really, you would not do that at home.Your room will look a lot like this. Possibly exactly like this. The suite where the girls are getting ready is the same, but with an extra room for sitting. We are very consistent here on the prairie, Kim. But I think you'll be comfortable, and if you're not - well, that's the thing about The Sticks. It's this or a tent in the woods.
Just three more months of this,
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Particularly since one of them is the officiant.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
A while ago
Me: Mom’s Best Friend, would you do a huge favor for me?
Me: I don’t have anyone to fluff my train and veil right before I walk down the aisle. Would you mind?
MBF: Of course!
Mom: Oh, MBF is so excited about being your fluffer!
Me: So I was talking to my mom.
DJ: Oh? (sips beer)
Me: She says MBF is really excited about being my fluffer. (waits)
DJ: !!! (snorts beer and turns purple)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
BUT. She’s asking me for a guest list, and I am terrified. It’s not that I have no friends (I do, really.) It’s not that I’m stage shy of opening gifts in public (I am, but that’s not it.)
The thing is – my, this is embarrassing – once I threw a party and no one came. No one! I’m that girl. People said yes, no one showed.
That can’t happen twice to one person, right? Right? Let's not even get into my bachelorette/hen party fears.
* To the tune of Thank You For Being a Friend, also known as the Golden Girls' theme. No wonder no one showed?
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Cakes can go on other things that are not cake stands, right? I found this vintage 16" torte plate, in a pattern aptly named Princess Feather. At 16", it will show about an inch all the way around the 14" cake board.
The underside of the lid is chipped, but that's fine with me. All I want is the base, to flip and use like a pedestal.
I didn't realize until this minute how dusty the compote is compared to the shiny torte plate. I'll shine it up, don't worry. But you get the idea. A little bit of silicone glue (like they use to seal fish tanks) and it will be ready to go.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Kim did this without a tripod, standing in the middle of the street. It's three shots, layered. She also replaced the marquee text with our wedding date. Maybe I'm easily impressed, but - I'm impressed.
The next one is Kim's brainchild as well. When I wrote that DJ and I are bookish, the scanned candid gave her an idea for something more posed and formal. Do something cute, she said. And so I tried.Ah, the mannequins. We had such fun with them. Two guys in a pickup truck pulled over to watch the action but never approached us to ask questions. I cracked Kim up by pointing out that they will never know.
We drank a little wine in the pretty meadow. I checked to see if DJ was drinking, and ::snap:: Kim caught it. Then he kissed me, and ::snap:: Kim caught it.I wasn't really aware that she was taking these, at the fence. DJ and I were talking about stuff, as we generally do. So we have these pictures of us being us, which couldn't be better. I am a ham. That's the only explanation for this action. Kim spied the blue doors, and the horsing around that followed created some of my favorite pictures of the day. Love the neat symmetry of the 105 and 105 1/2. Where's my other half? Oh, there you are.But if we're playing favorites, this is it. See the way DJ is looking at me? See how smug I am about it? Yeah, I am. So there's a pretty good recap of the day. Before we took these pictures I was afraid of feeling awkward in front of a camera, or getting a whole stack of wedding proofs back this fall and not looking as cute as I was feeling at the moment.
I'm not at all worried about that now. Kim (and probably any experienced photographer) has a chatty patter that was relaxing and fun, and she is magic with the retouching.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
(photos by Bow Tie Photography unless otherwise indicated)
(taken by the Las Vegas student)