Friday, July 17, 2009

I'm Married!!

Photo Credit: © Andrew Cross. All Rights Reserved.

It's over!

I'm a married woman!

And...everything went perfectly! Really.

Even my most critical friends and family had one thing to say: "I wouldn't change a single thing if I could."

I have so much to share and say, but it will have to wait until I return from my honeymoon...

I will share one thing I have learned, though: There is a difference between making the wedding personal and making the wedding all about you. The first lets people into your world, your life, your relationship in an honest way. The latter (in my humble opinion) is a way to show off and make yourself the center of attention (often) without any substance. Putting Jake and I's initials on every napkin, gift box, sign, etc. would not have provided guests with any insight about who we are (though it would be aesthetically pleasing perhaps). Spreading photographs on all the guest tables for them to sift through--on the other hand--does give people a chance to see what we have been up to for the last several years, and what kinds of activities we enjoy (and was one of the biggest hits at the wedding). I definitely feel we did what was comfortable for us, and what felt right. And guests really enjoyed themselves and kept telling us how special the details were. It was all SO worth it!

Much more to share...

See you in three weeks!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Photo Shoot: Wedding Food

That's my cutie, Jake, actually. Not exactly wedding food. Well...never mind. (:

Anyhoo, I know I said I was taking a break from blogging, but I wanted to share this with you before it disappeared off the New York Times website. Readers submitted cool photos of their wedding food. Good way to get ideas. Or just to get your mouth watering.

Besides, if you've always wondered what a hedgehog cake looked like, your prayers have been answered!

Ciao, til way later,

Friday, July 3, 2009

Stepping Away. For a Bit.

Photo Credit: Wedding Thrift. All Rights Reserved.

There are many things that you may not know about me. I'm Type A. I'm a photographer. I used to be a caterer. I'm in over my head (but in a good way)! And you may not know these things because I have not been here and I have not been blogging. Even though (eek) I promised to be better in my last post to you, which was (gulp) in May.

Ok, so here is what I decided. I have too much on my plate, and I need to take an official break from blogging. I am a great multi-tasker, I am. But I am already multi-tasking at my limit.

But but but...I promise to be back! In a few weeks, I get married. And then I go on my honeymoon. And then...then I will be back here. And boy do I have a lot to tell you. About me. About him. About us. About IT. So much has been happening. Crazy wonderful nutty things that I can't wait to tell you about! 

  • I got a new, time-consuming, but wonderful and challenging job that is keeping me super busy!
  • We made wedding programs--I love them!
  • My dress is made. 
  • The band is picked.
  • Our wedding favors are made, packed, and adorable, if I do say so myself.
  • Honeymoon booked.
  • Chuppah planned (needs to be built).
  • Vows written.
  • Appetizer planned (need to be made).
  • Kippahs bought.
  • Signs made.
  • Hotel block filled.
  • Table Escort cards made.
  • Budget reached. (:
  • tux bought
  • Shoes...ok, let's not talk about that right now.
  • Jewelry chosen.
  • Flowers chosen.
  • Runners chosen.
  • Decorations on their way.
  • Website complete.
  • Gifts coming in.
  • Registry (not your typical registry...) up, running, and working.
  • Love for each other intact as ever! (:
  • Invitations long mailed and adored by recipients.
  • RSVPs collected.
  • Final guest list complete.
  • Cake topper = adorable!
  • Cake chosen.
  • Kid's table planned.
  • Kid's coloring books, done.
  • Kid's coloring book poem, done. Ta da!
  • Family dinner prior to wedding planned. Mouth watering...
  • First dance song chosen.
  • Flower boy and girl chosen and excited.
  • Champagne toast planned.
  • I'm getting married, folks!
Ok, so you have to believe me that I am SO excited to share all the details with you. I am only praying that I have time to photograph all of it. All the beautiful details and minutia.

I'll do my best, and I'll be back. Check back mid-end of August!

And for all you July & August brides and grooms--GOOD LUCK! (:

Thanks to all of you who have been so generous with your links (Megan!). Don't give up on me. I'll be back with a vengeance. Woohoo!