Friday, December 30, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things...

This weeks obsessions:

  • Balloons.
  • Colored wedding dresses.
  • Empty field with glowy lighting.
  • Dessert reception.
  • Yarn accents.
  • Wildflower bouquets.

I'm becoming obsessed with the idea of a colored dress. A very pale pink, blue, gray, or tea colored....why not?! The dress will definitely not be a bright white... I'm going for an ivory or...maybe color. Its festive and that's what were going for. And BALLOONS!!!! OH, THERE WILL BE BALLOONS!!!!! Balloons just scream happiness to me.

I feel so much less stressed now that we've decided to do a dessert only reception. I feel like most of the pressure is off and things can finally just fall into place. We are thinking we are definitely going to hold an INTIMATE dinner later on in the evening for family-- sorry if anyone feels left out here. We are doing our best to make sure everyone is included and happy, but ultimately our happiness is first priority.

It feels like the day is never going to be here and it's making me very anxious. I'm just so excitedddd to marry Richard that I want it to be NOW!! <3

However, I am not looking forward to being a blubbering idiot during the ceremony. I can't watch a wedding show or proposal video without bawling.... I don't know how I'm going to make it through the ceremony without completely losing it and having mascara all over my face. That will make for some awesome pictures.

Someone remember to bring me several hankies. Several.

The future Mrs. Carey.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pinterest addiction

I have a serious problem. I spend hours upon hours a day on this site dreaming and planning and being amazed at all the crafty GENIUS ideas that these people have. This has really got to be one of the best websites least in my opinion.

If you havent done so already, PLEASE stalk my wedding boards for all my wedding inspirations. :)

The future Mrs. Carey.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Let them eat cake!!

I love weddings. I love planning. I don't love planning my own wedding.

Don't get me wrong, I want it to be magical and memorable and sweet. But I want more than just ONE DAY of magic, memories and sweetness...We want an amazing life together.  We want an amazing honeymoon, and a cute little house of our very own. We want a lifetime of celebrations, not just one day.

So, the point of all of this rambling is to tell you all that we have decided to have a DESSERT ONLY reception. Short. Sweet (sweet...get it?!). Happy. Doing a dessert only reception will allow us to invite more people and focus on the areas of the reception we were most excited my lemonade stand and amazing dessert buffet.

Then maybe we will have a VERY intimate dinner for our family and close friends following the reception. We're still trying to figure it out.

I am just think it's absolutely ridiculous that I have to shell out THOUSANDS of dollars to celebrate my marriage with people.  It's not about a 6 hour long reception with a stocked bar and a five course meal! My grandparents didn't have a wedding like that! I just want simple and happy. I don't want to organize this grand event and then be broke. Lets save some time and money and hassle and keep it simple and to the point. I'm getting married for LIFE, not for a day. 

So...... who's going to help me bake? :)

The future Mrs. Carey.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Decisions, decisions.

Who knew choosing a save-the-date would be so difficult!?! We are lucky enough to be having our stationary custom designed by my bff from 7th grade. I am just so thrilled with how everything is turning out!! A million "thank you"s will never be enough to express our gratitude.

Now, in other wedding-related areas I'm kinda all over the place. I am still trying to fight my very strong urge to elope. Its not that I want to deprive my family of sharing this occasion with us.... I just want it to be intimate. I'd rather have it be 50 of our closest friends and family than 100 people who we aren't really close to. I don't want to deal with all the logistics of planning a party for 100 either. I want our wedding to be simple and relaxed and comfortable. We've been talking about having a closed ceremony for family and close friends only and then having an open reception for the rest of the guests. Is that weird though? Is it almost rude...?

I'm also worried that maybe were overstepping our bounds by asking to use grandpas house for the entire wedding. I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable by filling their personal space with 100 people, most of whom they don't know.....

How about we have a small ceremony and then everyone can just go out to dinner. Simple. No DJ. No dancing. No big fuss. No rental equipment. Just us and 50 or so of the people we love and cherish. Its not that I don't want the dream wedding with all the amazing decor and the bouquet toss and the seating chart and cake cutting..... I just don't want to compromise our wishes or make anyone uncomfortable with our decisions.

I guess we have a lot to think about.

The future Mrs. Carey.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I dream...

Fumi + Ashton from Digital Memorys Video Production on Vimeo.

Perfection. Sweetest vows ever. This is just stunning. Can I have a videographer.....?  <3

The future Mrs. Carey

Monday, December 19, 2011

May 26, 2012

In 159 days I will marry the best man I've ever met. He literally takes my breath away. Its taken a lot to get here, and im just so happy we have endured everything to get to where we are today. I can honestly say that I am more in love today than I have ever been.

Now, enough with the sentimental stuff. :p

Today I feel like eloping.
Don't get me wrong, I love planning and dreaming about our cute back yard rustic wedding. But.... I don't love the logistics and I especially don't love the cost. Wouldn't it be just fantastic to escape into the woods and come out as husband and wife?? ....and then we could have a party afterwards. Later.

But I know how upset our families would be.

I just want to be able to have a beautiful wedding AND honeymoon AND apartment... and not be in debt up to our eyes. Dare to dream, right?

We'll see.

The future Mrs. Carey.