Posts Tagged ‘Awesomeness Elsewhere’
I don't know why I love simple weddings with simple short planning as much as I do (I mean, ours wasn't THAT simple). But, I think it has something to do with looking at them and seeing the point of the whole thing. There is no fluff in the way, and that seems so right.
Continue reading Simple, Simple, Simple, True.
When I saw the words "animated Save-The-Date video" in my eye box, I admit, I indulged in a wee sigh (you should see some of the PR emails I get), but then I opened it, and I LOVE YOU GUYS. From Eliina:
My fiance Josh and I realized that we'd probably be a lot happier if we tapped into the talents that we do have, even if they aren't skills traditionally used at weddings. He has an MFA in experimental animation, though he's only been doing commercial stuff in his marketing job at a bank in recent years. He downloaded a free trial copy of CS4 on his home laptop, and created a Save the Date animation to send to our families and friends. Although fancy letterpress makes me drool, his work makes me swoon. It's been fun to see him really take ownership over a creative part of the wedding planning process, and I love the end product.
Continue reading The Grooms Experimental Animation Save The Date
Um, you need to go read the rest of this…
Lady in bridal shop: What kind of dress do you think you’d like?
Me: Not long or white, not strapless or halter… bright color, knee-length full skirt, no veil?
Lady in bridal shop: Yeah, we don’t have anything like that. Why don’t you let me bring you some things I think you might like?
Me: Sure, you’ve known me for 30 seconds now, that seems foolproof.
Whatever it is, my friends CEVD and ESB just launched Read The Printed Word... the pledge to read words on the REAL LIVE page. So. I'm taking the pledge. I like blogs and I love writing, but there is nothing as blissful to me as curling up with the New Yorker, or The Panorama (I could talk for day about my love for the Panorama), or Michael Chabon, or a book of essays or well, the Sunday New York Times. The Sunday Times in it's full printed glory is my #1 luxury of the week. I would roll around in it if I could. I bounce down the stairs on Sunday to pick it up, with delight, from the porch (Yep. We get our papers d-e-l-i-v-e-r-e-d.) So this week, in honor of ESB and CEVD, I pledge to sit down with my tea and read it from start to finish. I'll give it two full hours of not-producing-just-absorbing-bliss.
Continue reading Read The Printed Word
In case you wonder if us not-totally-mainstream wedding bloggers chatter behind the scenes (do you wonder that? I always wonder that about the non-wedding bloggers I obsessively read), we do. So, if you’d like to hear all about a conversation Ariel of Offbeat Bride and I had after the post I wrote about the stories we tell about life milestones… then go read her f*cking fantastic post about fear mongering and weddings (and life).
Because yes. So much of life is about not falling asleep behind the wheel (and waking up in the ballroom at the Ritz Carlton with a 500 person wedding you never wanted).
Oh ladies. It’s the holidays, and the holidays are eating my head. So I’m less pithy than usual. So, I had to share the video one of you linked to in the horrendous ring commercial discussion. It made hilarious tears rolled down my face. Tears. And for the record, I’ve *got* a (in my case vintage, but I’m kind of a vintage girl) diamond solitaire engagement ring. You know what it shows? That I like the ring. Scene.
(though I’ve been known to wear it on my right hand. Or not wear it at all. Because I can. They are my hands like that.)
And via Lauren, the more esoteric ethereal comment on ring-Olympics (her ring is also a diamond by the way, abet bad-*ser than mine).