Will you all forgive me for being so absent? I don't remember when I posted last but it was last week. This is Wednesday. I don't usually like to go so long without posting... I miss you.
Anyway, I've been a little distracted... by this:
Oh, I almost forgot, when we started sanding, we found this buried under the paint layers too:
So... onto everything else! We also picked up materials at Home Depot for our alter backdrop support system. We found the shirt (thank you Van Heusen! You rock!!) but not the ties yet for the groom and groomsmen. There's too many options online and their prices make me nervous... if a silk tie costs $35 at a department store, why does it only cost $10 online from some "tie warehouse"? Not sure why but girls are easier in most respects. Like shoes, we have our favorite brands of shoes and if I see them online, chances are I've tried them on in the store or tried on another type of the same brand. The price online is usually similar to the price in the store. Easy. Simple.
Anyway, I won't rant anymore, it's just ties, they'll get taken care of. We've settled on linens:
We're about the make the final plunge on cake and flowers!!
So, so excited knowing that she's capable of this to see what she'll make of ours... picture this cake but with ombre fondant; cream up top slowly blending down into dark chocolate at the bottom!!
Flavors will be white chocolate mousse + strawberry with yellow cake or chocolate mocha mousse + peanut butter with yellow cake (picture tastykakes kandy kakes!!)
I think I mentioned before too, I have so much confidence in both the baker and the florist, that I just love/thank my lucky stars that I found them and now I don't have to worry about these aspects of the wedding, at all, because they're such awesome professionals!
So, as far as my to do's, I'm down to knitting (more than 5/6's done!!), hangers, yarn orbs, and bunting! Of course alter arch and chalkboard goes on there too... I've been separating those things that Kyle's helping with because they don't feel like my to do's but OUR to do's :)
Kyle is this close to having his divorce decree and then we can go get our marriage license! Yay!! And EVERYONE'S gifts have been ordered }:-) Muahahahaha!!! I can't wait for everyone to see their gifts, which are all super secrets!!
I found a few other awesome things (stupid Etsy is going to bankrupt me) that I then bought:
The Beez Kneez Vintage, just about the coolest shop name on Etsy. Let's not neglect vintage Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper!
Have I mentioned I'm in love with stacked boxes? Because I am, and I'm not just a crazy spendy lady, I've been lured in by wedding blogs:
I'll now have 8... I've been thinking about everything that I'm accumulating and worrying that I'll go overboard, but I'm just too excited. We have a very large space to work with, inside and out, and what I had initially I felt was not going to cut it... almost like 'she had an idea, but then she ran out of material' scenario... Well not me, better too much than not enough. All extras can hang out in a car trunk somewhere.
Getting. so. excited!!!
Lastly, I found a sweet sweet eBay auction for this lot of vintage Ball mason jars:
Although there are definitely things that need to get done, I feel like we are definitely on track, and there's still no twitch in my eyelid, so I'm still enjoying myself. Keri, my thoughts are with you, hang in there!