Having spent the last week on the east coast with the fam, I have been disengaged from the whole wedding scene. The minute I could get wireless, I immediately checked my gmail reader (best thing on the internet, which I only just discovered! yikes, I'm so behind on technology!) and I was shocked to see that I was almost 500 posts behind! Ok, so there are two explanations for this... 1) I subscribe to too many blogs (true), or 2) there is a huge market for up to the date wedding information (also true).
I got engaged about month ago today and I am already tired of answering questions from everyone that I have ever come into contact with. Some people take this as a lack of enthusiasm, and to them I have to say, of course not! I've been waiting a long time to plan the wedding to Fiance (I hate that term, it sounds so formal, so unlike us, and from here on out will be referring to him as F.) but I guess a lot of the time I feel completely overwhelmed by the stuff that is out there. Blogs make it easy, but as a young student bride, our budget cannot be stretched to contain some of the things that I see out there, nor would I want it too. When did it become a competition to spend the most money, or have the craziest idea? I want simple, classic, and fun. I want bright colors, and patterns. I want lace, and florals. I want music, and dancing. Basically, I want a huge party that is also beautiful... is that too much to ask? Haha, I guess having not spent more than a day or two in the same town as F since the engagement, we haven't had a chance to discuss all these details, and the budget-type details.
I guess, I should eventually pick a date, but I want to wait it out and see about venues before deciding for sure. Since we're the first of our friends to be planning their wedding, we're kind of flying by the seat or our pants. How are things supposed to be done? We don't know... we're just kind of hoping things will all just work out.
Vent over... let's check out some pictures!!! I've been looking through all my many, many, many blogs and saving dozens of pictures...
I seriously cannot get this idea out of my head!
F and I both have a serious sweet tooth and I feel like being able to have different types of cakes we can have options. Plus, those vintage cake platters, especially in the green, would fit perfectly with my dream reception!
I'm almost fairly positive that we're going to be doing a candy buffet as favors (due to the aforementioned sweet teeth). I think it would fit into the bright colors, fun theme I have going. Imagine- tons of green, pink, and chocolate candy. Yum, yum, yum.
One more delicious bit.
Ok, so I know I said I want to do a candy buffet... but I think the idea of offering cookies and milk (the perfect pairing!) is so freaking adorable! Although, Anna, i think this idea if more relevant to you and your Mr.
That's all from the East Coast, I'll be home in the Northwest in 5 days!