Sunday, January 17, 2010

A little inspiration...

Everyone in the wedding blogging world seems to be all about these inspiration boards - so I thought I'd make my own. This is a bit of what I want my wedding to be about.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Grape Hyacinth Bouquets. That's all she wrote.

Ever since I was a little girl, grape hyacinths have been my favorite flower. They popped up all over my grandma's garden and yard, and I'd gather them up in little bouquets. I may have even tried to eat them. But I loved the way they smelled, and felt, and looked.

So when I saw the above picture in From Hello To Hitched (originally from Instyle Weddings), I knew this was going to be my wedding bouquet. Or some variation thereof.

I've always liked garden flowers. Tulips are my other favorite flower. Closely followed by gerber daisies, because that's what Mr. Adorable likes to bring me. Probably because he can pick them up cheaply at the grocery or gas station, but at least he's thinking about it!
So, Grape Hyacinth, also known as Muscari, apparently, also comes in white. Which as much as I love the purple, is a better color for my scheme (yous guys tie the broad with the white flowers to the railroad tracks, and we'll get the cash, see?)
Hm... maybe a tulip AND grape hyacinth bouquet...

Monday, January 4, 2010

My birthday!

Tomorrow is my birthday, and if I could, I'd spend it sleeping in with my darling fiance, then snuggling up on the couch eating leftover frosting all day while we watch Season 3 of the Tudors and listen to NPR. Possibly Dinner would be made for me. Possibly there would be flowers. I wouldn't have to go out in the snow, I wouldn't have to go to work...
But instead, I'll be working all day. And not just working - teaching a computer class to seniors, which can be very taxing! And then, home to chores, most likely. I might get dinner made for me, though.

And my fiance did get me a fantastic present: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. He got me Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for Christmas. It brings me joy.

You know what else brings me joy? He does.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Wedding Purchase!

Today my grandma and I went to Good JuJu to pick up something I'd seen there the last time I went. This store, by the way, has to be one of my favorite places in KC. Kind of a resale/vintage/flea market type vibe, but everyone who works there is happy and helpful, the merchandise is of good quality, and the prices are really reasonable, especially on furniture.

We were looking a a set of vintage white clutches, and the idea occurred to us that they would make great bridesmaid gifts when the time came, and even better, a bag would be a cute alternative to carying bouquets... and so it was decided. And since my spending philosophy is of the "buy as you go" variety, I picked one up. Ok, my grandma bought it for me, as a birthday gift. Its gold and cream brocade, and its beautiful.

I've seen these bags all over the last few years. Maybe they're really vintage, maybe they're not. Does it really matter? I've got a few years, so finding five or six of these to give probably won't be all the difficult, and will most assuredly be less expensive than full blown bouquets. I'm excited to have finally started spending towars the wedding, even if it was only a few dollars. It really feels like its happening, now.