Tag Archives: joy


29 Aug

Until the Sweets and I are married!


Sunday mornings with Sweets

1 Aug

It’s a gorgeous day, the sun is shining, August has come in with cooler temperatures, and we’re lounging on the couch, catching up on the dvr, sipping homemade iced coffee, and enjoying the quiet morning. I’m so glad we have a lifetime of this ahead of us.

kick up your feet

kicking up our feet!


29 Jul

The lovely red shoes I posted about have arrived! They were waiting for me at the office this morning, and I ran to get my assistant, who is a shoe diva, and we opened the box together. Oh, they’re lovely. And shoe diva approved.

I tried them on, they fit like a dream, and then I quickly snapped a few pictures before carefully wrapping them back up to wait for my wedding. I think I’ll pull them back out a few weeks before the wedding and wear them around the apartment at night to gently break them in. Hmm, but will I wear them in front of Sweets? More decisions…

red wedding shoes

red ruffled shoes of loveliness in the 18th floor office window! Now pack 'em back up for safe-keeping!

do I or don’t I?

23 Jul

So if you’ve noticed, we don’t have a venue just yet. (But wish me luck — we’re looking at something this afternoon!) And so far the only thing I’ve bought for the wedding has been postage. And I’m halfway there on one other little detail. I haven’t been dress shopping yet. I don’t know for sure who is marrying us (that’s a post for another day). But I think I know what I want to be wearing on my FEET on my wedding day.

red ruffle shoes

A thing of beauty. Heel not too high so I can dance all night. Lovely little ruffle. Red.

Dare I order early?

Edited to add: I want to rock the red shoes like this: http://www.omgimgettingmarried.com/2010/07/bright-red-shoes-a-rock-the-frock-shoot-with-chelle/

time out to try to win a gown!

15 Jul

I am not above chasing a contest win, if it’s for something good! So, please allow me to show you these beautiful wedding gowns from Bonny Bridal, and alert you to the contest for a giveaway — gown of choice! Plus-size dresses with style are hard to come by, and I like the look of Bonny Bridal’s gowns.   

plus-size bridal gowns

see bonny.com for more


 See? Pretty, right? I think I love the one in the lower left-hand corner, but there are more at the website: http://www.bonny.com/unforgettable–plus-size-bridal-.html. Also, enter the contest, through July 31, at http://bonnybridal.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-dress-from-unforgettable-collection.html.   

UPDATE: On August 1st, the day I found I did not win this contest, I also FOUND MY DRESS!  Congrats to the winner!  

And then, if you are also a plus-sized (or weight-anxiety-ridden) bride, go and read this beautiful post today on A Practical Wedding. I needed this joy: http://apracticalwedding.com/2010/07/a-way-to-weigh-what-you-weigh-when-you-wed/#more-3985.

my etsy treasury

11 Jul

I’m in an etsy addict phase at the moment, and I made a treasury this morning to collect some of the lovelies I found today. Not the lovelies I want for my wedding decor, mind you, since I don’t want anyone else to buy them, but lovely things nonetheless.

orange and blue birds

lovely birds and feathers

Click through to etsy.com to see the bird happiness treasury here.

why I’m not blogging at the moment

7 Jul

because I’m having lots of relaxation at my family home in Maine. Yesterday, the Sweets and I spent a full hour just FLOATING off the end of the dock at Parker Pond. And I didn’t take any pictures, and I couldn’t think of any way it was at all related to wedding planning, except that I’m so glad I’m marrying the lovely man floating next to me.
Hope you’re all finding wonderful ways to beat the heat and relax this summer.