Friday, May 29, 2009

Houston, We Have Liftoff!

Or rather, we have a date. Either way it's liftoff for wedding planning. Which is probably less predictable and more stressful than a NASA space flight. But in many (very much different) ways, just as wondrous. We have confirmed our preferred date with our very generous wedding host, and it's set to go off on June 12th, 2010. I have a year and just a handful of days to pull this off. I don't envision a terribly extravagant event, so I have plenty of confidence that it will go over pretty easily. So here marks the beginning of the journey and we're onward to the preliminary guest list.

In the same sense, I think I already have colors and a "theme" picked out. We are believing that we are going to go with light and bright blues and bright limey greens, centered in the theme, "Under The Stars". It should work well for us seeing as we're having the wedding at my to-be-brother-in-law's acreage... outside... in the evening/night (and possibly wee hours of the morning)... Under The Stars. It also gives me a perfect reason to do a balloon ceiling with streamers and hanging stars like in one of my older posts... :) Win-Win for me!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Picking a Date... Again

Ok, so I have two potential dates picked, June 12th, 2010 or September 11th, 2010. Just have to run it by a few key people. I'm leaning towards June 12th, hopefully it works with our wedding host and the V.I.P.s. We're going to have the entire wedding out at Dan's brother's acreage, so either month should bring us decent weather (typically). Plus those dates will definitely not interfere with football season. I have my parents' guest list, waiting on the list from Dan's family, and we're still plugging through the friends lists. Everything is starting to come together again, much more quickly and a lot easier than the first attempts. I guess we just have a better idea now of what we want and need to do.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Welcome Back

After over a year hiatus, I am back. Some very busy and stressful times lead us to thinking we were going to run away to get married, but after some long discussions, a few small arguments, and a lot of thought, we're back to having a wedding at home with the ones we love. I couldn't be happier. So along with that, here goes the blog again. A place where I can collaborate my thoughts, ideas, and things that interest me along the way, and maybe help out some fellow brides in the meantime.