Invitations are ordered!!!!!

January 23, 2013 by beth

To be more specific ENVELOPES are ordered, but that seemed to be the major battle.

My fantastic and talented brother Ben has accepted the job of designing all the paper goods for this wedding.  He’s the man behind the wonderful save-the-date post cards that went out months ago and has continued the theme he started onto the invitations.  I love them.  I had it in mind that they would be an all in one folded deal that wouldn’t need an envelope.  I have no idea why I thought that, given that I SAW THEM over the holidays.  I kept pestering him to tell me the paper size thinking that I could go ahead and buy the paper and be prepared to glue it up.  After he sent me his creation it took me half an hour to realize I was completely wrong and why he had been so confused by my constant questioning. 

Bless his heart he was still willing to work with his crazy and indecisive sister on the wording. 

Any hoo…Mistakes realized, the process was able to move forward again.  The envelopes will be here later this week.  The invitations themselves are being taken in for printing tomorrow.  I’ll be gathering girls over chick flicks and probably cheap wine to get everything constructed and stuffed into envelopes.

On a different note, registries have been added to.  I’ve added so much registry stuff I even had to add a whole registry to the list page (haha. Not technically true.  The Macy’s one has been around for a while, but simply had been missed on the website.)  I even added title tags  for ADA compliance, in case a blind person reads our site.  Go ahead…be in awe of my mad computer skills…

Since we were online a lot anyway we made another purchase.  We’ve got the cake topper heading to us in the mail!  It’s surprising how excited we both are about a cake topper.  I guess it’s just because we are both geeks and this thing is going to be awesome!

If all goes to plan (a plan of which Andrew may not yet be aware) there will be a stop at stores to look at suits for him tomorrow.  I’m going to get rest in preparation for that bit of fun.

Good night! 


Very Belated Update

January 15, 2013 by beth

Holy Cow! there has been so much going on SINCE AUGUST that I’m not sure where to begin.  Ahh Right…

Hearty Congratulations to Erin and Justin Ream for the birth of the absolutely adorable Maggie Ream on December 1st!!!!!!  We are so incredibly happy for them and Miss Maggie is completely blessed to have such loving parents.

In relate news….Congratulations to both the Merrill and Simpson families for their upcoming arrivals!  Ana and Logan Merrill are expecting a bouncing baby (my money is on boy, but they aren’t finding out the sex) in mid April.  Charity and Jon are expecting a little boy in mid June.

And that’s all the baby announcements for this particular wedding.

All three of these wonderful new mommies have agreed to be bride’s maids, along with Erica and Carolyn Wagner.

Ms. Laura Marsh will be playing the role of the Maid of Honor.

Each of these ladies have been through dress shopping, fittings, measurements, and have the dresses on order. 

Speaking of dresses my fancy wedding dress has been purchased (and still fits!) and is living with Ana currently, where it will stay until later fittings and alterations.

I met with the florist again today and we have that whole deal set up and ready to go.  Turn out white carnations are cheap, which is good since they are my all time favorite flower (I know, I’m so fancy.)

We have a wonderful DJ booked.  He’s the same DJ who did a smash up job at both the Sherron’s and Peimann’s weddings and will soon be making an appearance at the Duke’s wedding reception this April.  We are looking for song suggestions at this point.  While my brother Andrew thinks “The Thong Song” would make a wonderful addition to the play list for the ceremony, I have my doubts.  I’m asking for serious suggestions (and yes I am giving the stink eye to the general directions in which my brothers live right now…)

Next up, FOOD!  We have decided on Orlando’s Catering since they have worked with the Mahler Ballroom many times in the past and we’ve enjoyed their food at previous weddings (Thanks Scheena and Yao!).  The menu isn’t quite set yet, but I’m making certain sure that all food allergies are accounted for.  This may mean that Andrew, Spencer Sharp, and Jon Walton have their own plated meal while I stand in line at the buffet, but no one will be poisoned at my wedding.
This is a pledge I make to myself and all of our wonderful guests.  It’s the little things really.

That’s all for now.  I’m sure I will think of other things shortly, but until then…THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT OUR SITE!  I promise to update more regularly in the future.


Getting Things Started

July 17, 2012 by andrew

So we’re officially on track for a June 1st, 2013 wedding.  That’s a Saturday, for those of you keeping track.  We have the reception hall booked, we have an officiant, and Beth has found her dress.  So things are coming along nicely.  Obviously, this site is in it’s early stages, but I will keep updating it as quickly as I can.