Tuesday, January 4, 2011

For my own sanity... A Temporary Blog Transformation.

What's this? Two posts in one week? I must have a sudden surge of free time. Or... not. Rather, I have so many things swirling around in my head, keeping me up at night and distracting me from the things I should be attentive to. These things cause me to reach for the closest form of chocolate and then put it back again because I tried on my mom's wedding dress this weekend and it didn't fit. To be honest, it will never fit. My mom is short and was little, tiny when she wore that dress on her wedding day. She's little, tiny now, but she was littler, tinier then. I, on the other hand, was graced with height- which I love, but let's be honest, I could stand to lose a few pounds. So I'm trying to be good. And not stress-eat. Which I do. Often.
But I digress...
As you know, I am recently engaged. And I am ecstatic! Yay! (see?) I feel the need to confess this though: Ever since Chris muttered the M word months ago I have been secretly planning my wedding. (well, Chris knew.) In fact, it's basically all planned in my head, but when people ask about the specifics I play stupid for fear of seeming too eager.
I've had a "wedding inspirations/planning" folder for months.
I feel like I've now been given the green light to execute my wonderfully creative ideas (and Chris's wonderfully creative ideas... I'm not the only one getting married here). The problem is that as soon as the light turned green all of those ideas went lurching forward and traffic jammed themselves at right about my forehead.
So if you don't mind, my blog will temporarily be transformed into a wedding planning blog. I hope I don't spoil any surprises for those who will be attending, but I need a place to digest everything.

I'm feeling the need to prioritize my thoughts on the wedding.
Priority #1: Chris and I love each other. We're not getting married to have a wedding, but instead to be life-long partners who love and support one another. Our wedding will be a reflection of who we are and of our love and commitment. Along with that, our children will be a big part of our wedding because they will be a big part of our marriage.
Priority #2: I've learned that weddings can get big and expensive very quickly. Our wedding will not be big and expensive. I plan to DIY until the cows come home for two reasons: Chris and I, unfortunately, do not have a money tree and I feel that DIY will allow us to truly reflect ourselves in every detail of the wedding.
Priority #3: We're going green. I'd like for our wedding to be as eco-friendly as possible. Now, the wording in that sentence feels a bit like a cop-out, but the fact of the matter is that our wedding will not be good for the environment unless we plan to walk to the middle of the forest somewhere in our birthday suites to plant a tree or we happen to be driving past the Hitching Post and decide to stop. We can, however, make conscious decisions to use local products and vendors, to not be wasteful and to keep it simple. I kinda like that tree planting idea though...

Much better.

I'll leave you, today, with some images and inspirations I like.
Please check out this inspiration board at Style Me Pretty. Perfect

Also, since we do have some things decided (okay... a lot of things decided), here's a little morsel for you.  The places where it will all go down:

1 comment:

  1. OK I LOVE YOU MORE TODAY than ever - thank you for being real!!!!!!!!!!!! As far as the tree idea - COOLLLLLL- we did that with a willow tree when Whitney graduated from HS and it is so fun to see it year to year grow...very symbolic really - The Arbor foundation is a great place to look for seedlings - it would be a FABULOUS guest gift:) Hugs to you and your planning, no stress - enjoy these moments planning it is all part of the adventure that you will never forget!