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Archive: April 2011

current wedding loves.

Will you be watching the Royal Wedding? I mean, it starts at 6.am. with coverage beginning at 4 a.m. I feel a little bit overwhelmed by all the coverage… And slightly stressed out over the fact that I know Prince William and Kate Middleton really have nothing to do with planning their own wedding. I guess since I’m a planner, I couldn’t deal with everyone else having all the control! And me just showing up with about a billion eyes watching my every move. Eeek. I’m breaking out into a cold sweat already.

Now that our wedding is becoming real (albeit a bit far away… 13.5 months!), I’m struggling a bit with knowing how much to share. I don’t want to give the whole wedding and all my grand ideas away, but as a blogger, I have a natural inclination to SHARE EVERYTHING! All the time! So, I probably will share a lot of ideas, without giving tooo much away.

I recently started blogging for a beautiful wedding website called Blueberry Weddings and it’s been a fabulous source of inspiration to me. I mean, what better job for a writer who’s planning her wedding to have than blogging for a wedding website? Basically, I look at other people’s weddings and write about them. Heaven.

And now for some things I like, including my current wedding dress love. I have a wide range of tastes when it comes to wedding dresses, but one thing it has to be is modern and fun. Of course, when I find a dress, I won’t blog about it until the day, but here are a couple of my current dreams. And I say dreams because um, they’re way beyond my budget. But still.

Monique Lhuillier’s Sunday Rose:

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And Badgley Mischka’s Tracy:

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So, I haven’t asked my bridesmaids to be in our wedding yet because I wanted to get the date and location down first (and it finally is!!!), but I’m already thinking a bit about the type of dresses I like.

They’ll hopefully be fun non-bridesmaidy dresses. I am in love with something like these Jessica Simpson ones:

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And wouldn’t a dress kind of like this one look adorable with purple shoes?

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I want something light, fun, and not crazy expensive or “omg that’s obvioulsy a bridesmaid dress.” I also want fun shoes, though I have mixed feelings on having everyone get the same shoes since I know what a pain that can be. Perhaps, we can all get together and sparkle our shoes :) Or else we can find a shoe sponsor. Hello, Christian Louboutin? Are you out there?

Wouldn’t those dresses look cute with these suits? I kind of like how the groom is wearing a different color from the groomsmen.

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I also have the best save the date idea ever, but unless I come up with a grand plan, they’ll be crazy expensive. More on that later. In other news, does anyone have a printing press I can borrow?

While we’re on the topic of all things weddings (I swear I’ll blog about other topics again soon!), Alaina from Image Unlimited contacted me to let me know that all of the wedding-related classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education are 25% off for May and June. So, if you want to take a class about designing your own wedding invitations (with fab instructor, Dustin!)… or a wedding dance workshop, sign up!

But I actually already knew that since Chels and I teach two classes at the BCAE: Starting a Blog and Promoting Your Blog. They’re 25% off too, so should sign up for our classes!

And now I’m going back to reading my million wedding blogs and cutting out pretty photos from wedding magazines. And I also have to say I feel quite lucky that Chris is willing (and I think he secretly likes, shhh!) watching Say Yes to the Dress with me :)