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Wedding cake porn…

First off, I have to share an awesome blog with y’all. It’s called Cake Wrecks and it is hilarious! All they do is post pictures of truly horrible cakes. My favorite category is Missed Marks, where you can see a photo of what the cake was supposed to look like and how it ended up in the end….truly horrifying.

I think I am in good hands with Marty at Publix. I’ve been trying to come up with some more ideas for our cake, as I think we’ll more than likely be doing a 3-tier cake (rather than 4) and possibly a small groom’s cake too. So without further ado, cake porn!!!

Love this piping….

Like the idea of putting blue hydrangeas (rather than pink peonies) in between the tiers if it’s not too $$.

Love the detail on this.

Simple, classic…

Another one with breathtaking details.

I think this is really doable for us, and I like the color too.

Maybe a little too whimsical, but very cute.

If $ were no object, and I could get any cake, this would be it… just like it is pictured here.

-K
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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a busy weekend and a busy Monday and Tuesday too!

We are changing the company we’re using for our reception linens! I got a postcard in the mail over the weekend advertising a special with coverupslinens.com.

It said: Ask about our 2009 Early Booking Special. $2.69 for any color Basic Cover & Organza Sash – just mention offer #BB209 when booking. Includes shipping. For orders booked prior to March 31, 2009.

Their e-mail is info@coverupslinens.com and their phone is 877-777-6417. They are out of Roswell, Ga., and can overnight ship to all of Alabama and Georgia and I would guess they can ship a lot further too!

It just so happens that I will be attending a wedding on March 21 in Atlanta and my mom will be attending a bridal shower on March 22, so we are going over to the Coverups Linens showroom on March 21 to make our selections. They told us that would not be too late, woohoo! (c:

A nice sales rep sent my mom a couple swatches over e-mail that I like:

Sparkle blue organza chair sash

White polyester chair cover

Here’s our wedding schedule for the next month or so:

Sat. Feb 28: First dress fitting and shopping for my mom’s dress.
Fri March 6-Sun March 8: My Bachelorette Party in New Orleans!!!
Sat. March 21: Appointment at CoverUps Linens showroom.
Sat. March 28: Hair run-through and makeup consult at Cleopatra’s Oasis Salon in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Mon. March 30: Appt. to pick out bouquet ribbon and discuss reception centerpiece layout with our florist, All Island Flowers.
Sometime between March 28-30: Make cake order at Orange Beach, Ala., Publix.
Mon. March 30: Get marriage license at Baldwin Co. courthouse in Bay Minette, Ala.

The big projects left are:

1. Finalize ceremony program and make program fans.
2. Get shoes dyed — possibly light blue!
3. Finish bridesmaids’ gifts. I so wish I could blog about this but I will wait until after the wedding as I don’t want to ruin the surprise!
4. Work out exactly what we want for aisle markers (we are thinking large nautical lanterns of some sort) and centerpieces (beyond the flowers) and buy whatever is needed (votives, starfish, lanterns, whatever).
5. Decorate flower girl basket and get flower girl dress.
6. Make sure Brian gets his suit altered.
7. Make sure my ring bearer gets his outfit set – we are looking for a white/ivory camp shirt and khaki pants.
8. Work on lingerie shower invites.
9. Finish Blurb photo guestbook.

Phew.

-K

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Blog award!

Thanks to Jenn at With This Ring… for this Love Ya award!

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“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”!

I give this blog award to:

1. Five Tomatoes To Freedom
2. Habbala: Spazzing Since 1985
3. The Bona Fide Preppy Bride
4. Learning to be a Wife
5. Sail on Silver Girl

and five is about all my fried brain can come up with right now! If you’ve already received this award then just disregard!

-K

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Be at Peace

This is for everyone who may be going through some tough times at work like myself. Actually, it applies to any sort of tough time you may be going through:


“Be at Peace,” by Saint Francis de Sales

Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life;
rather, look to them with full hope that as they arise,
God will lead you safely through all things;
and when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His Arms.

Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same understanding Father Who cares for you today
will take care of you tomorrow and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering or will give you the unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

-K
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Mandatory furlough

Well, it looks like the wedding and honeymoon will now take place during part of a mandatory, company-wide 10-day non-paid furlough. Luckily the pay reduction will be spread out over several months’ worth of paychecks.

So, now we are staying on the Disney honeymoon an extra day and I’ll have vacation days left for later in the year. So see, there is a silver lining.

It’s been a really busy day (severe weather, finding out about the furlough, etc.) and I am EXHAUSTED but I’ll have lots more to blog about soon!

-K

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My Videographers!

So let me tell you about our videographer odyssey.

First off, I couldn’t decide whether I even wanted a videographer for our wedding. Brian didn’t really care and would have rather used the money to buy himself a nice video camera and set it up for the ceremony and reception. I was wavering, as I’m a little squeamish about being the center of attention and having 2 videocameras hovering around certainly wouldn’t make that feeling any better….

Finally, I started leaning toward ‘yes’ for a videographer. My mom and I went to the bridal show in Birmingham last fall, and at the bridal show, my absolute favorite of all the videographers there was

Superium Productions a 2-guy operation. One of them, Keith, has been doing wedding videos for more than 20 years, and Nick is about my age and has been doing them for a couple years now. They shoot in HD and use a camera stabilizer system, which makes it all look sooo super smooth and professional. But when I was at the bridal show, their prices were so high! They started at $1,700, and with the extra mileage cost to Gulf Shores and the hotel stay, it would have tallied up at well over $2K and out of our budget range.

So, I started researching videographers in Baldwin County and came up with one that sounded OK. I got great referrals on her and some good sample videos. We were about ready to sign the contract with her and send in the deposit when Nick from Superium Productions e-mailed me out of the blue and told me about some major pricing changes for 2009.

I was so excited! Packages starting at $1,000?!? So I contacted Nick and told him we were interested. Keith and Nick came out to my parent’s house last Sunday for a personalized consultation. It turns out that they need a beach wedding for their portfolio, so they are throwing in a third camera with the camera stabilizer system for FREE! And it gets even better, they are also throwing in a “Love Story” (you can see some samples here) which normally cost $800, also for FREE! The only downside is that random people on the street might recognize me because they are using our video as a beach wedding sample for when they go to bridal shows! lol!

All in all, I am really excited about hiring Nick and Keith at Superium Productions. If they do a great job (and I have faith they will) then I plan to shout it out from the rooftops and hopefully get them some good PR with wedding mags and blogs.

-K