Sunday, June 27, 2010

We Did It!

Stacey F. and Justin d. are now Mr. & Mrs. F-d! :)

We had a magical night and so did everyone else, from the sound of it. We're off to Montreal in the morning, but will recap all when we return. Above is my favorite of the pics already up on Facebook (photo credit to my friend Caron).

Love to all who were able to celebrate with us & to all who sent us their best wishes!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


According to the UPS tracking notification I just got, our wedding flowers shipped today from Secacus, New Jersey. Therefore, 18 lbs. of flowers should be arriving at our door sometime tomorrow. Yikes!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fingers Crossed

As of tonight, says the following for Portsmouth on Saturday:

Hi 78°
Pleasant with partial sunshine

If this is what we get for wedding weather, I will be over the moon! Fingers crossed, ok?

Friday, June 18, 2010

2-dress Bride

Never thought I'd be one. I said, "By far, this was the easiest party of wedding planning for me." Then, I had a bit of size and color drama. THEN, that got sorted and I said, "While still knocking on wood, I think I can safely say that the dress drama is pretty much over."

However, never say never, right? After all that, something was just not quite right about my dress. I tried it on and tried it on and never felt that "wow" feeling. I didn't expect fireworks, but I wanted to look in the mirror and say, "Oh, I love it!"

Then one day, I tried it on and was experimenting with the length a bit. I pulled the hem up to about knee-length and went, "Oh, I love it!" So, after a four-hour round trip drive to the J. Crew in Chestnut Hill during rush hour, I returned the long dress and ordered the bridesmaid version (i.e. knee-length, above) in ivory. It came shortly thereafter and it's perfect. :)

I took the tags off and had it pressed last week, so there's no going back now! Dress drama - managed.*

*A poor allusion to the phrase you use to clear the Marauder's Map (from 'arry Potter, of course).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wedding Math

OK, so we're currently 10 days out. We have a list of 21.5 wedding tasks remaining (one task is half done). Not counting the wedding day, we have 9 days to do them in. If we do 2.3 wedding tasks per day, we're golden! ;)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


So it turns out that attempting to plan a wedding and work four jobs and mourn a grandfather and celebrate family birthdays and graduations and attempt to keep up with three blogs . . . means something's gotta give. In this case, it was the blogs, clearly. Which I guess is fitting. All of those other things are much more important.

However, we're now 17 days out and I want to be more involved! More with the writing of the wedding details! So as an apology and a way to ease back in, here is a small selection of my bridal shower pics, only about five weeks late. ;)

I was surprised! I really was, despite having a
general suspicion that it was coming any day now . . . .

My friend since I was 4, Christie. She's pregnant now (hard to tell,
since she's such a skinny minny) and due with a boy in November!

My best friend/bridesmaid Rachel and one of my second mothers, her mom Lana

My best friend/bridesmaid Lissa and my sister/matron of honor Kristen. My sister did so much work for the shower, despite having two little boys and being really busy at work then. I can't thank her enough.

My wonderful mum, who worked very hard on the shower, too. She gave us a lovely quilt that belonged to my grandmother. Sniff.

They made me wear a floral crown thing. I hammed it up!

Our yummy cake!

With my bow bouquet (and my friend Marla's
bunny ears!) after the gifts were opened

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who attended and those who worked hard to make it happen! My grandfather passed just six days later, but we were able to carve this happy time out of our busy schedules and I know he was glad for that.