Sunday, May 31, 2009

Farm Day!

Earlier today my friend Mia and I took a little road trip to visit Guy's Family Farm in Clarksville, Ohio, where I'm buying most of the flowers for the wedding. It was wonderful. We met with Sandy, who gave us a little tour and introduced us to her family, puppy, and kittens. It looks like we'll be able to use the following in the bouquets and centerpieces:




Sweet William

I'm just thrilled, and can't wait to see what JessP does with the flowers. For centerpieces, we're going to arrange mason jars on each table, alternating bouquets in pints and votives in jellies. Can you believe it's only two weeks away?!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


It's been too long.

First, the good news. Dylan and I had our engagement photos taken a few weeks ago by East Avenue Studios, and they turned out absolutely beautifully! I highly recommend them to anyone in need of photographers. The photos were all taken at Whetstone Park of Roses. Dylan proposed under that tree- it was where we spent most of our time together in Spring, 2007 :).

Now the excuses. I've run into a few problems over the past two months- the first was that my macbook retired. A little wine-damage rusted the mother board and it would've cost nearly as much to replace the computer as it would've to fix. Thankfully the hard drive was intact so we were able to buy an external casing for it. Then Dylan's computer died two weeks later. My sister saved the day a few weeks after that, by sending her old iMac, which has been wonderful.

In the meantime, three wedding projects got nixed:

1. I decided the table runners would be a little too busy (and a little too much work) with the stoneware and china I was finding, and decided to return the fabric to Joann's.

2. We found a caterer, who includes glassware, silverware, china, and linens with dinner. So I stopped looking for vintage china and stoneware, and now have about 100 plates I'll be trying to sell at an upcoming yard sale. I'll keep you posted about when/what that will be.

3. The paperwhites stopped blooming. I was doing a third test batch a few weeks ago, and none of them grew buds! I was worried June might be too late to try to force them, and now we've got 75 bulbs to plant in the yard (when we move to a place with a yard)!

So, in addition to flowers for bouquets and corsages, we need them for centerpieces! That Guys Family Farm is about halfway between Columbus and Cincinnati, and responsibly grows beautiful flowers. The plan is to pick up a few hundred stems a day or two before the wedding.
Hopefully, they'll look something like this based on what was available last June:

The last thing I'll write about is ceremony music. Three of our best friends are going to play for the ceremony, so now it's just a matter of finalizing the songs we'd like to have them play. Right now we know the bridesmaid's processional will be an instrumental interpretation of Romulus by Sufjan Stevens, and I'll walk down the aisle to one of my favorites, Waves, by i woke up i did the same thing (Glenn). Still trying to decide preludes, postludes, and recessional. Please, please, please offer suggestions!