Archive for January, 2010

Attention Boston Brides!

January 31, 2010

Pearl Art in Central Square is going out of business and everything in the store is 75% off!  While hoards of people are scrambling to grab the last of the fancy paint brushes, stationary and craft supplies remained plentiful as of this morning.  I’ve already made two trips and scored bulletin boards for our escort cards, enough Scotch tape to last me until I’m 50 years old, handfuls of really nice pens and markers, and my favorite, three different shape punchers.  And who knew Pearl Art had an aisle devoted to wedding stuff?!  There are tons of bubbles, bells, and other kitschy lovliness up for grabs… if you’re into that sort of thing, which I am.

Go now!  But be prepared to stand in the check-out line for up to an hour.

|photo from wayneandwax|

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A Fabulous Proposal…

January 22, 2010

…ending with a lovely ring.  Read the whole story.

|image from joelkimmel via design*sponge|

A Courthouse Wedding

January 21, 2010

Fellow Boston wedding blogger Abby of Peaches by Plums recently posted photos of her super sweet courthouse wedding.  She and her husband tied the knot in Pennsylvania and will have a larger celebration in Ireland later this year.  I love small weddings, and I love love love courthouse weddings.

These are a few of my favorite pictures — check out the rest here.  Abby uses Poladroid to give her images this neat effect.

| all images from Peaches by Plums |

I’m Back (I think)

January 5, 2010

Ok.  At some point in October I lost all interest in wedding planning.  We had hit the 8-month mark in our engagement, most of our major vendors were settled, and I grew tired of wedding blogs – including my own.  But this past weekend I was terrified to discover we are less than 160 days away from the big event!  I’m completely overwhelmed by my impossibly long to-do list.  How did I ignore it for so long?

I’m just going to dip my toes in today.  I’ll start out nice and slow with a lovely bouquet featured on Saipua’s gorgeous new website.  I’m hoping to begin my florist meetings next week and I would love to find someone with this natural, loose style.

You may recall I originally had every intention of doing my own flowers on a grocery-store-budget.  This idea has been thrown out the window.  Hard.  I don’t have much money set aside for this, but I only need a handful of corsages and boutonnieres, one bridesmaid’s bouquet, and my bouquet.  Knowing I will not be on the floor surrounded by Trader Joe’s blossoms and floral wire the night before my wedding is worth it.  So worth it.

Anyone know of a Saipua-esque florist in Boston?