6 month FREAK out...oh and flowers


I got an email the other day from Project Wedding, a site I frequent as a DIY bride. They send daily emails on different topic and tell the number of days until your wedding. Well Dec 27 was officially the 6 month mark and I had a small panic attack at work....every possible acronym happened to me, ADD, OCD, ADHA, OCD again, all at the same time, activating a strong, urgent need to go to every blog I frequent, Weddingbee, 100 Layer Cake, Project Wedding, The Knot, One Wed, the list goes on, print out every picture I have on my work computer, contact every contact I have for each wedding decision left untended, complete the four registries we have, fill out my wedding book, finalize my guest list AND tell the caterer which cheese to buy. It was more than slightly overwhelming.

So with all this going on, I reactivated my wedding organizer for my after the holidays wedding rally...get it going!!! I made it myself and it is a little less helpful than when I started. I borrowed items and ideas from other sites and they just don't fit. So I am going to spend the New Years weekend reorganizing my binder and making sure that everything is more user friendly.

I also need to start paying more attention to this blog and using it as a tracking method. I get so jealous of the brides who have time to create an amazing monetized blog, with sponsors and readers and links and greatcontent. They must have a lot of time....which makes me reassert my need and desire to cut back on things that I am doing outside my own life, if that makes an sense. How do people juggle it all? I mean I am blogging at work about my wedding!! Thank goodness the boss is away, so I can play. :)

Jul and I have our first flower consultation today and I am feeling a little frazzled. I can see what I want in my head but I can't describe it in words. Simple, elegant, bursting with color and texture but not overwhelming.

Here are a few pictures of types of flowers I would like. I'm not sure the price of each but I think they are gorgeous.




Thanks for listening to my rant!

A picture is worth a thousand words.


So we have a photographer and we couldn't be happier...well we could if we were already married...and had a million bucks, well maybe not even then.

ANYWAY, Juliano and I have decided on Darren Pellegrino Photography help tell the story of our wedding day. We met with Darren and his wife Beth and were instantly smitten. There was no pretentiousness, no pressure, no hurry up and decide, in fact they talked us down from a higher priced package. They were both incredibly kind and I felt like I wanted to talk with them all evening.

Juliano and I had looked at a slew of wedding photography sites. In fact, I made J look at 4 sites without telling him prices or anything and he chose Darren's page. The pictures in color are glorious, the composition and angles are fascinating and interesting, the special moments have they captured are brief passing seconds, caught for a lifetime.

But the thing that sealed the deal is the fact that both Darren and Beth speak Portuguese and made an big effort to make Jul feel comfortable. It will be a big gift and enormous help for Juliano's family as well.

We are very lucky to have Darren and Beth agree to be part of our family for the day.

Check out the website at http://www.darrenpellegrino.com/ . Make sure you click on to the blog as well to see some of his other stuff.

YAY!!! Can't wait.