Sunday, August 30, 2009

Centerpiece update!

If you remember, the lollipops at the top are what what we got to use in our centerpieces. Through the wonders of craigslist, I found the goblets seen above! At a bargain price too. Now the trick is to make them seem just a bit shallower than they actually are. You can see the temporary solution - cellophane - that the lady we bought them from suggested. We're contemplating trying to find some red cellophane to add some color. We're also considering a red sand. I'm just happy we have the containers. It's nice to know that we have the majority of components now!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm a Winner!

I try really hard to keep this about wedding planning, which is part of the reason posts are so sporadic. You know that I'm a sucker for a giveaway, and I DO try to share those with you.

Well, lately I've been a little down - going back to school, my stress level has jumped up, etc. So imagine my delight when I won TWO giveaways this week! And they are both absolutely amazing!

First, I heard from Erin at Lucky Me! In honor of her 30th birthday, she had this amazing giveaway. I was so excited to see this post! I am excited for even an hour of consultation with a coordinator, and it's even better since Aviva Events is based out of Cincinnati - so close for me! I'm just excited to have someone to look over my shoulder for a bit. It helps me feel a little bit less stressed about everything!

Then, today, I got an email from Teresa at Diagnosis Deferred. I am totally in awe of her - she's posting a giveaway AND choosing the winner the week she is getting married! i can only imagine being that calm and collected. I can't wait to make cards from uprinting to use for our guests. I think it will be SO much fun to send them cards that have David and I on them, and then there is no doubt who it is from!

Thanks to these lovely ladies - I am so excited! It has made my week so much brighter!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Body Shop Tea Tree Giveaway

Something I haven't shared on this blog are the allergies that I suffer. I am allergic to paraben and lanolin, along with many other things, which makes skin care a very difficult topic for me. Imagine my delight when I saw Vanessa's Body Shop Tea Tree Giveaway. I went and looked at their facewash, and it's actually perfectly okay for me!

So, I would love it if no one else entered into the contest, but since I know that's not going to happen, go visit Vanessa's blog, Designs by Vanessa, and go ahead and enter. Just remember you are taking it away from me if you win :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ceremony Music

As musicians, the music for our ceremony is very important to us. Perhaps because it is SO important, we haven't made too many decisions yet. We know that we would like to see friends of ours as the performers - just which friends still stands to be decided. I am pretty sure that David's groomsman Pat will be singing (I did let Pat know that I really wanted him to). In fact, I think it might be "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof, but not sure on that yet. Here are the semi-random music thoughts:

"Sunrise, Sunset"
"One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story (perhaps used for Unity Candle?)

Bridesmaids: Pachelbel's Canon in D
Bride: "Wedding Processional" from The Sound of Music

Ok, so that's as far as we've gotten! I would also like one of our friends who plays flute (know who, haven't asked) to play Ave Maria at some point.... can't decide if that should be during the prelude, or maybe the Unity Candle?
I would like one of my friends from high school to be the "main" singer - all of the ceremony parts, as well as any songs that someone else isn't singing. Again, haven't asked her.
Our biggest hangup is who to ask to play piano/organ. I really feel like the "Wedding Processional" needs to be on organ to sound right, but I only know one organ player. I need to find out if she is also comfortable on piano, or if we need a separate piano player. If separate, I can ask one of my fraternity sisters from BSU, but she doesn't live in town, so rehearsing with other people could be a problem.

I had hoped to have this cleared up before school started back up.... seeing as how I have to be there a week from today, I don't see that happening!