First of all. I'm the luckiest girl in the world! I'm marrying the funniest, most caring person on the planet.
We are getting married June 19th! I'm so excited about the party we are planning. In honor of Chuchie Wuchie Face day. Here's a few of our ideas.
We are working with a really great team at Stephanie Grace Design It's been tricky since we are working in Wisconsin right now and will be heading back to NYC in March. Parnell and Stephanie have been super helpful. If you are in Santa Monica, check out their new shop.
We new right away we wanted a "Rob and Laura Petrie Wedding." If you've never seen the Dick Van Dyke show. You can catch episodes on Hulu. It is the BEST sitcom.
We were torn between a NYC wedding and California wedding. We've decided to go head and do both! (kinda) We'll have a ceremony with family and a few friends in Cali and then, a reception at a bar in NYC. For now, we're focusing on the California part. We've picked the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood as our venue. It's historic and beautiful. The clientele might be a little too "hollywood" for us. But, we're packing the place with our loved ones, so it'll be just right. The first Oscars were held here, and the decor is all original. Pretty. Dang. Cool.
This vintage light fixture is my favorite piece in the hotel. I WANT IT!
This is the lobby where we'll say the big I DO!
We are going to use Vintage Suitcases instead of a guestbook! Guests can fill out these Travel Stickers I found at
I will be crocheting little flowers that will be sprinkled thru out my bouquet of red Dahlias and Roses. I have not decided on a yarn or pattern yet - but here's a few ideas. Eventually I will use real pearls.
We had our Save The Dates designed by my favorite Etsy seller, Kate Gabrielle at www.flapperdoodle.etsy.com
We then printed right on to the back of the cards ourselves. (JD actually did this all on his own... YAY for him) It took us a little time to get it all lined up perfectly, but it was fairly easy and turned out just like we wanted. I found little embellishments at Target (which totally surprised me) and they added such a nice touch.
Kate also surprised me with "Will you be my Bridesmaid?" cards. They are now for sale in the stationary section of her site. Love them!
Once we were ready to ship we had our own stamps made at www.pictureitpostage.com It was super easy and they arrived in a few days. I'm aware that having stamps made of yourself is super dorky, so we chose this great dorky pic from a photo booth. When our Save the Dates arrived our loved ones instantly knew they were from us. : ) We still have a few more to send, and hopefully that will happen soon.
The last litle bit to share is our officiant. After some major hemming and hawing (and a little freaking out on my part) we came up with the PERFECT officiant!
While on tour with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang I was luck enough to be partnered up with the beautiful, talented, loving, honest, ridiculously funny Tim Hughes. JD and I ended up sharing housing with TIm in Orlando and Orange County. Tim was always so supportive and excited about each and every wedding discussion we had. We know Tim understands and believes what we believe and stand for, and we know there is no one more perfect to help us make this commitment to each other. We asked Tim in a sneaky way while playing a game called "mail man" and we are so happy he has agreed!
He went to http://www.firstnationministry.com/request.shtml and is now legally able to perform the ceremony!
I can't wait to someday help Tim plan his own wedding.
Sooooo this is what we are working on. There's more to share, wedding party, an 8 year old singing superstar, flowers etc... but I think we are off to a pretty good start!