Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1:49 PM
Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 11:56 PM
For my wedding, I purchased gobs of faux flowers thinking I might use them to embellish pieces of the wedding, maybe the wedding arch in the arbor- which actually was completely covered with grape leaves, signs around the grounds - only had time to create one, the poles in the tent at the Commander's Mansion - there was way too much color going on after we were done, so not needed. Now I have a whole plastic tub full of $1 a stem flowers and nothing to do with them.
Except, wear them in my hair! I started wearing the extra broken off stems from our centerpiece making during my wedding weekend, cause I couldn't bear the thought of them going to waste. I instantly fell in love with how the bright, vivid colors spruced up my dark hair, made my appearance come to life, made me feel a little more put together, like a great pair of earrings. I have a little flower vase in my bathroom with a full spectrum of colors and styles from which to choose on any given day. Sort of like dress up.
So my new thing, that little something that makes me me is a lovely fake bloom stuck in my bun, my ponytail or behind my ear. Maybe I am out of fashion or behind the times, but I am not sure I care. It makes people stare, smile, maybe even laugh behind their hand, but only cause they don't have the guts to be a little daring in an adult world that seems to prefer leaving fanciful things to the young. I want to be known as She Who Wears Flowers in Her...and I do just because I can.
|Garcelle Beauvais |
|Courtesy of Lulu's Hut|
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 12:53 PM
The DIY photobooth at my recent Commander’s Mansion wedding was a huge hit with guests of all ages. As a bonus thank you, we decided to include individual pictures in each our personalized thank you cards. Here are a few of the fun ones!
Monday, August 9, 2010 at 5:28 PM
Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 2:06 PM
Flash forward: Our wedding day, it is hot outside, still air under the tent, and there sits our vegan wedding cake in all her shining glory. Will she withstand the heat, will her vegan-ness come though, i.e cardboard, will the scrolls Jack so lovingly placed on the sort of crusted over frosting stay put long enough to photograph? My trusty baker friend had worked days to devise, create, construct a cake mounting plan, hours slaving in the hot kitchen and many more hours just for the frosting. It sure looked good but looks can be deceiving.
Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 9:49 PM
So we got married, now what? Not that married life isn't great, although it is sort of like dating life only we wear rings and share money....sometimes.
My issue now is what to do with my time. My brain is constantly brain storming and therefore I have trouble settling on one task. I have a few business ideas, some blogs, some writing, some event planning, lots of wedding stuff on the brain. But I haven't even sent out thank you cards or put away wedding presents. Truth is those things lack the creativity I am yearning for these days. Post wedding blues I guess.
I would love to turn this blog into an advice, life, love, relationship, recovery, empowerment column. Is anyone reading? We will be traveling soon and I need an outlet for that initiative as well. And I have plans to extend my wedding and event planning work and freelance writing with Beantown Bride. So much to think about.
In the meantime, honesty, love and healthy words via my GF Laura who may have gotten them from Dr. Drew.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 9:34 PM