Thursday, April 30, 2009

Save the Dates

I think it's safe to post our save the dates!

Think of the rocky song when you look at it. We went to a park and took pictures of each other. We hid the fact that it was actually about 35 degrees that day. Brrr. Funny thing is that the week before, I wore leg warmers which inspired me to do this for our Save the Dates, then I forgot to wear the leg warmers in the pictures.

We got them printed on matte cardstock at a local printshop, then cut them and used some pens I got in France (oh la la) to write out addresses on the back. We chose to keep it black an white so it looked more retro and because it was about a third of the price. We were pretty happy about the fruit stamps.

Design: free (us)
Printing: about $10
Stamps: about $15

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Snippet and Ink figured me out...

See the post here for the picnic wedding.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A small dream of mine...

Would be for everyone to learn a dance and do a performance at the wedding like this family.

invite inspiration 5

Saturday, April 18, 2009

invite inspiration 4

fun bookmark

simple and sweet

I'm not sure what we could do with this, but they sure are fun.

paper in envelope=special

hand-written note

Ok, it's about time to actually make ours.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Favorite Photographer

Looking at Feather Love makes me really excited to get married.

Pretty, but yikes!

These photos from Joe Mikos are really cool, especially the last one, but I question, is the owl really necessary? And I'm a little afraid, honestly, of having 8 people put clothes on me, even if they are my favorite people. This is how the wedding industry seems so crazy to me!

Anyway, lots of plans are underway and we'll be ready to put up more fun details later. Maybe I'll even get Nick to do more posts!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Anela likes Garland

Here's more pictures of Garland. Grace and my mom are going to make it for us. Here's our directions:
  1. Get yarn of your choice.
  2. Cut pieces of fabric that vary in rectangular size and shape. With an average size of 3x4.
  3. Sew a single piece of fabric to the yarn using a zig zag stitch or whatever works. Pieces can be 3 inches to 12 inches apart.
  4. Change directions as needed.
  5. Bring to wedding.
  6. Have a brownie for dessert, unless you're at the wedding, then you'll have strawberry cake.
*Nick helped, but Anela posted.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

napkins, etc.

The wedding industry is just nuts. We're looking into getting bandannas that Jenny found from oriental trading company for our guests which would be about 65 cents each. They're fun and colorful.

I was excited to find that there are a couple websites that are like the craigslist for brides. I'm not sure how useful they will be, but it's worth looking into:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

From the Airplane!

I was just going through my random photos from the airplane trip from Seattle to LAX and realized I got a perfect shot of Paramount Ranch. Yes!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

trip to LA

In'n'out. Dicks isn't even close.

Anyone need any sugar or molasses?

Anela has a strange fascination with straws. It is also our first official wedding purchase.

Old West Bar. but no old west beer or whiskey. We have to provide that.

Our wedding planner Ranger Randi: "High heels can be riveted in a gopher hole." "Rattlesnakes probably won't be a problem." and if they are Pete and Karl have offered their services.

Bridge. Anela wants me to tell anyone reading this that the tree that is partially in view is the one where we are getting married. It is a nice tree.

BOOZE for 5 cents.

Our wine sponsor (my mom) with her purchases. That is me in the background. I am wearing 2 shoes.