Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Importance of a List

I was home in Pennsylvania a couple weeks ago and got to spend some much needed time with my mom mapping out the wedding planning.

I am less then a year away and needed to start putting together a solid list of what needs to get done by August 7th. We spent a good 2 hours talking about everything that we could possibility think of that needs to get done.

Now that I am back in Boston, every time one of us thinks of something else we simply call each other up and add it to the list.  For those of you who are planning a wedding in another city, state or country than your mother, I find that this is a great way to involve each other during this special time.

Here is a shot of our Wedding List.  It is currently about 5 pages long and keeps growing.  It will feel great when I get to the time where I can start crossing things off. (Yes, I am that person who makes lists of things that I’ve already done just so I can cross it off!)

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This list is also a big reminder that time is going to fly and things need to start happening. Ger and I got engaged back in December and have had a long engagement.  Honestly, now that time is shortening, it’s hard for me to get started on all the projects!

For all of those brides out there, did your “list” have a dual meaning to you?


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Sunday Sweets! Doughnut & Cupcakes


via Oh Joy! {source} via Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit {source}

This looks like double trouble to me! Cheryl Porro of the previous Cupcake Bakeshop was also the organizer of the cupcake meet-up group that I used to belong to in San Francisco.  Her cupcakes are not only absolutely delicious but so beautiful.

For the full recipe of how to make these sugary treats, click here.

Thanks, Cheryl!

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Tablescape Friday: Rainbow of Love




via Style Me Pretty {source} via The Nichols {source}

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I typically don’t like the look of pom poms but I love the combination of the different shapes and colors of the lanterns and pom poms together against the white walls.  They are magically gorgeous!

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Candid Thursday- Red Hot















images via Snippet & Ink {source} via Jenna Walker Photography {source}

Can you get more candid then this? Congratulations Ria & Jesse!

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“Press B4 for your Favor”





via Art-O-Mat {source}

I heard about Art-O-Mat from Christina Friedrichsen of Intimate Weddings.  She had the brilliant idea of turning this art vending machine into a favor vending machine!

How cool would that be? Imagine having one of these vintage machines at your wedding (perhaps by your photo booth) for your guests to take home an awesome favor.

As you know, weddings have a lot to do with presentation.  We all want to “wow” our guests and what a better way to do that!

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Inspiration At Home





via Kiss the Groom {source}

May you find inspiration in the simplest pleasures.

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It’s Official, I’m a Two Dress Bride…

….and I love every minute of it!

****Ger Stop Reading****

I know what you are thinking, “I thought Abby decided that she was going to wear her original dress?”  Well, that was true until I changed my mind (AGAIN.)

Remember when I went to try on dresses at Vera Wang the first time? There was one dress in particular that I absolutely loved however it was too small and way way way over my budget.  Then after my meltdown I went to try on this dress just one more time but it was already gone.

Stephanie, one of my Brides (turned great friend) that just got married (Yay!!) suggested that I check out Vows.  Vows has a wonderful on-line gallery that you can check out what they have in stock.  The best part is is that they carry all of the high end designers at a discount of 50-75% off!! What I loved most about Vows is that if you go in on Saturdays you don’t need an appointment and you can go around searching through all of the dresses without being followed by bridal consultants. I love the stress free environment!

Anyway, back on track.  I tried on a few dresses but nothing that made me say wow.  The last dress I tried on was my Vera!! I had finally found her!!

P.S. Check out that veil! It has a 60’s vibe that I totally adore. (Yes, I could not resist and bought it too!)





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Here I am with Stephanie and Jenna!! Remember them from The Wedding Inspirations Event!?

Can you tell that I am completely obsessed with my wedding dress? It is so comfortable, so chic and so me.

Lesson learned: It’s best to get a dress that you feel fabulous in and that makes you shine.

So, what do you guys think! Did I make the right choice?


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