Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wedding grubbage!

So I'm still waiting for pro pics to post and flood my entire blog, and I understand they take a while to edit and I'm trying to be as patient as possible, I'm just so goddamn excited.  So for now, I've been going through friend's photos on facebook of the wedding and giggling to myself about how ridiculous we all looked on the dance floor, because even in pictures you can tell we're all doing the 'hey we have no rhythm and we're whiter than bleached cow skulls' dance.  Yay!

I wish I could gush about how great the food was.  It was... okay.  It wasn't terrible, but we were terribly underwhelmed.  We were promised a lot that didn't get delivered (like hearty vegan options for vegan friends), the buffet table was half empty at times because the catering staff was unprepared and sometimes MIA, and a lot of the time, guest's food was brought back to the table and it was already less than luke warm.  The one thing that people loved was the NACHO CHEESE FOUNTAIN.
Happy father of the bride!
Unfortunately, our catering company wasn't the genius that added this to the menu, it was Chris and I.  But fortunately, when people talk about our wedding food, all they can talk about was how amazing the fountain was, and I totally understand because nacho cheese is my form of crack and if I could live off it forever without becoming a whale I would.  Sigh.  Shattered dreams.  Anywhoser,  it seemed like people weren't completely bummed on our white trash gourmet buffet (when it was all available and not ice cold) of hazelnut encrusted halibut strips, mac and cheese, fries, pork sliders, house made pretzels and sausages, etc.  The same company offered to cater a private party for us of up to 30 people at no charge since we spent close to $4,000 on food and were pretty disappointed, so that rules and hopefully it'll change our minds about them.

One AMAZING vendor at our wedding was Trophy Cupcakes!!!  Trophy has a handful of locations here in Seattle and they never ever disappoint.  My wonderful babealicious friend Berlin puts together special orders for weddings and large parties and made me gasp when I finally saw our cupcake table.

They came out better than I could have expected!  She asked us to send images to print onto edible frosting paper and these are the two she chose:
Left 4 Dead hands because we are giant nerds.

'Night of the Living Dead' girl!
Please, if you're reading this and debating on wedding cupcakes, give Trophy your business!  They're super easy to work with and add absolutely no additional stress to your wedding plans, which is HUGE.  On top of the cupcakes looking amazing, they were delicious and we were able to take a bunch home after.

I promise, after this post, no bum outs!  Everything else about our wedding went incredibly smooth and we had so much fun.










Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Best photobooth picture goes to:

Reed, Keleigh, Joe and Tracey.  Hands down.  No wonder the floors were so sticky at the end of the night.

I promise I'll be posting lots of wedding details soon!  I'm still waiting for all of the pro pics to get back to us.  I'm so excited to get them but I know it'll be a major cry fest for Chris and I.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The wedding was amazing!!!

So many details.  When I get more pics and time, I'll post them, but for now I'll leave you with this:
Sigh.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

disappointments blow.

guh.  i just got news that one of my really good friends from back home can't come.  it's so last minute, and my brain is already mush from going over details and schedules and stuff constantly, that i can't even figure out how to feel.  i'm so sad.  i mean, i've got a ton of other people coming that i'm so excited to see and can't believe they're all coming up here to attend our wedding. but... it's hard to hear when people that mean so much to you can't make it.

sigh. im exhausted.  i can't wait til monday, but i wish that everyone i wanted there was there,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meet our officiant.

EVAN!!!!
Unfortunately, that's not Evan's actual body, but a cleverly photoshopped swimsuit model's body.  I think this pictures been around for like 5 years, and it tricks people all the time.  I wish I remembered who actually created this gem, because I'd send them a pie or one of my cats or something else awesome.

Anywho, I've known Evan for about 7 years.  We met while working at House of Blues in Anaheim.  Evan's always been an entertainer and an awesome buddy.  One of my favorite memories of Evan was while working at Gospel Brunch at HOB and setting up the venue for the second showing.  Someone turned on 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' by The Darkness, and Evan jumped up on the stage and started to dance and sing along, and the production dudes turned on all of the stage lights while he danced around for the entire song.  He then jumped back down and got to work.  How do I not have a video of that?!?!  Sigh.  He's now a kick ass beer brewer in Southern California, and lives in Orange, CA with his lovely lady Aubrey.

So why did we choose Evan?  Well, getting married is a really special and personal day.  We didn't feel comfortable with some random dude that knows nothing about us writing a ceremony about us and being a part of our big moment (although I have to give props to my sister and her husband for picking a random minister off a list solely based on his name, Don Johnson).  Chris and I thought about who we wanted to have perform our ceremony and Evan was the first name out of both of our mouths.  What makes us even happier about our choice is how excited Evan is to do this.  Plus Evan is probably the funniest guy I've ever met, so I know that not only will the ceremony be wonderfully written, but funny and personal at the right moments.  And I know the dance floor will never be empty with this guy around.
Taken by me in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico!
We love you Evan!  And we can't wait to see you.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's the final countdown!

So in less than an hour, we'll be counting down from 7 days.  7 MOTHER FUCKING DAYS!  AHHHHH! It's getting so close.  We still have some details to work out, but thank god we're organized.  Kind of.  Really I just have this to do list in my head.  It's like I have a set of escalator stairs with something to do painted on every step and it just keeps going and going and repeating... and then my irrational fear of getting shoelaces caught in the escalator monster happens even though I pretty much always wear flats, and I get side tracked and have to start over on my mental to do list.  Ugh.

So some fun things. We've been getting gifts in the mail which is super tits.  Last night we received a bunch of stuff from Cassie and Chipasaurus, including these:
Little bomb shaped shot glasses by Fred and Friends that were promptly filled with liquor.  It'd be rude to leave them empty right?  Please excuse our matchy matchy plaid shirts by the way, I was half dead when Chris left for work in the morning so I had no idea.  Amazon.com is awesome for wedding registries because you can put soooooo much unrelated stuff on there.  Except pet polar bears.  So Amazon gets 4 out of 5 stars.

Joeymonster came over and worked on some fun photobooth props with me while we watched awesome torture porn, like Frontier(s) and Saw 2.
RAAAAAD.

So for the next 3 days we'll be finishing up loose ends and drinking lots of shots.  It's overwhelming but I know it'll all be worth it.  Sometimes I just need to remind myself to breath and focus on something distracting and silly.  So, an image of this little buddy, Basil, makes everything okay and I don't feel the need to curl up into the fetal position and cover my eyes.
HAPPY TIME!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'd like to go one day without spending money.

I can't complain though.  Opening my door and seeing this almost every day makes me so giddy!

Especially when it's filled with this!

And this!

And this!
And this!
Hooray!





Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Going going back back to Ka'anapali!

Yay!!!!! We get to go back to Maui and stay at the same wonderful hotel we stayed at last time.  We decided to put off our honeymoon til January because it gave us more options with Gramma's timeshare and we can save up a bit of cash for it.  PLUS we're hoping that the weather will be crappy here and then we'll get to escape to Maui and enjoy some sunshine and snorkeling.  AND whales are usually spotted off the coast December to March, so we'll be able to see those buddies flopping around from our balcony while we drink POG drivers all morning.

We'd still like to do a mini honeymoon on our weekend after the wedding, but I'm not really sure where to go.  Chris still doesn't have his passport, so Canada's out of the question.  So I'm thinking of a few options.

Option A:  Driving up to Port Townsend and staying at The Palace Hotel for a couple nights.  The Palace Hotel used to be a brothel and all of the rooms are named after the hookers that used them.  Sexy!  There's even a Miss Lou room.  I've heard there's tons of crazy antique shops to explore in Port Townsend.

Option B:  Drive through the Olympic Pennisula.  I've heard it's a drive but it's so incredibly green and gorgeous.  There's tons of little cabins on the water to rent.  Hiking and exploring and relaxing together alone sounds so nice after a crazy wedding.  Here's some places I've been considering:

Option C:  Making a fort at home.  Or finding a new apartment that gives us a parking spot.  So not looking forward to searching for parking this winter, considering some sassy storm called La Nina is supposed to rape the Northwest this year.  Yay!  I'm gonna wake up every day and make a snow angel.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

37 days.

AUUUUUUGHHHH!


I just counted the days left til the wedding on the calendar.  So much to do still!

Fortunately, Chris and I have been working on a ton of stuff.  We finalized catering, which is being provided by Skillet Street Food.  Yes!  They created a personalize menu for us... just wait for the gourmet white trash buffet.  SO stoked.  We also researched candy for the candy buffet and will be purchasing it this week, and we bought really amazing apothecary jars at Michael's with a bunch of 50% off coupons.  I emailed the photobooth company to reserve the booth, and Chris and I put together these little terrariums for the tables:
So fun!!!  They'll be accompanying our centerpieces on the tables.

We still have a ton to do, but we're devoting our weekends to getting everything finished.  I also started a twitter account so I can post short updates more often.  Click here to check it out and add me!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CENTERPIECE MADNESS.

Okay, so I'm sitting at the Unicorn in Capitol Hill having some drinks and blogging.  I'm really into this 'taking my compy to bars and looking like a busy but confident uber nerd'.  And, if you couldn't tell, I've had a drink or four in me because my title is in all caps.  If someone brought some nacho cheese into this joint, we'd have a full on bloodlust/bath going. WATCH OUT.

Anywhoser, I've been working on table centerpieces for the last few hours.  Chris and I are massive horror movie nuts, so we want each of  the reception tables to be a different horror movie location.  The first handful were easy... Elm Street, Amity Island, Camp Crystal Lake, The Winchester, Bates Motel, Overlook Hotel, etc.  And each centerpiece is going to be awesome, like a typewriter for the Overlook Hotel with a typed page that says 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy'.


Now I'm stuck.  Because I want a Texas Chainsaw Massacre table, but what kind of location would be recognized from the film?  The van they're traveling in?  The Family house?  The dinner table?  And what kind of centerpiece can I come up with for that?  A bunch of skinned faces?  Ugh.  Then I thought about all of the classic films I forgot, but none of them give me a goddamn location.  Like The Exorcist...  what am I gonna do, call the table 'Regan's Bed' and hire some crack head to sit in the middle of the table and thrust a crucifix at her crotch for the entire reception?  I could just see gramma vomiting on the table and crying and convulsing on the ground.  Not okay.  I don't want vomit at my wedding.
can we just set this up on gramma and pepaws table?

...........................



2 HOURS LATER....

Off to future band practice.  Just played my first game ever of Dungeons and Dragons!  I was invited because I looked like enough of a loner in the back of the bar by myself to play.  Tits!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Kauai or The Big Island?

Gramma (the artist formally known as Gramma Crazy Pants) has offered yet another Hawaii timeshare weekend for Chris and I to use for our honeymoon.  This is totally tits, because hotels are expensive, especially bouge-fest resorts.  We really wanted to go back to the Ka'anapali Beach Club in Maui:
If this place had an ass, there would be majestic unicorns flying out of it.

But unfortunately they're booked all of November, as is most of Maui.  Lame.  So we have the choice of Kauai or the Big Island.  I mean we could do Oahu, but Oahu is like LA with better beaches, so why would we want to go back to that?  Yech.

But now we have a dilemma.  Big Island or Kauai?
This is what I've been told about each island.

Big Island!!
It's big.
Beaches are amazing and the snorkeling is great...
but it's a drive to each beach.
When you fly in, it's kind of disappointing because of all of the lava fields uglying up the island.
It's generally warm with little rain.
The hotels available don't have the most epic of pools.
The reefs are the 'healthiest' (fat fish?)
You can snorkel with mother effing manta rays.  And they're like puppies.
There's an active volcano on the island.

Kauai!!!
It's much smaller.
It's lush...
because it rains often.
It's relaxing and quiet.
Everything shuts down at 6pm.
The sea life is a little more interesting because of it being the furthest out.
It's gorgeous.
There's a place that looks like the Grand Canyon.

Arg!  I put up a post on facebook asking friends what to do, and pretty much everyone said Kauai.  My Dad swears by the Big Island.  I'm sure we won't be disappointed wherever we go, but I just want to have an awesome time like we did in Maui. 

And I'm doing this at Linda's while I'm in the middle of research of other wedding stuff and Jason just made fun of me for being at work when I'm not working. BOOOOOOO.  If I had a backyard like Jason's I'd be researching there, BUT I DON'T.  I have a terrifying plant balcony.  That's all.
Action shot!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Oh, and this is definitely happening at the reception...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

New bridesmaids dresses!

These are what my wonderful bridesmaids will be wearing:

So freaking cute.  They're from the website, pinupgirlclothing.com, and they're only $86!!  So the bridesmaids are happy.  I saw the dress on Joey already and it's really adorable and it makes her boobs look bangin.  I'm gonna have me some hot bridesmaids.

Go check out the website!  They have tons of cute dresses, retro inspired jewelry, shoes and more.  And the prices aren't bad!

Success and cross dressing.

So I got my dress back from an amazing cleaner in Seattle (if you need a great dry cleaner PLEASE give Ding Ho Cleaners on Madison your business... totally affordable and very sweet).  The cleaner managed to get rid of I'd say 95% of the stains and yellowing.  If you've been following my blog, you may notice that some posts are missing.  I bitched about getting my wedding dress from a particular seller on a particular site, we'll call her Ageless (tranny) Jezebel.  The listing for the dress stated it was in excellent condition with no stains, and when it arrived it had a bunch of vintage stains on the silk under layer... pretty gross.  When I contacted her about it, I tried to work something out where she would give me a partial refund, because I wanted to keep the dress and try to get it cleaned and fixed... and she sold it to me without telling me about the staining and yellowing.  She ignored my request and told me to send it back.  When I went to leave feedback for her, the sketchy tranny had deleted the listing making it impossible for me to leave the feedback she deserved to warn other potential buyers that she may misrepresent her items.  So, long story short, I decided not to send her the dress back because who knows if she'd ever refund me, and I wrote a few rants (because I was justifiably pissed) and one of them happened to say I hope she got hit by a public transportation vehicle and she freaked out and told me she was going to report me and blah blah blah, big fat tranny tears, so I took the posts down as she requested and I complied so she'd leave me alone and told her to never contact me again... and if she does, that's harassment.

So, instead of writing another 'death wish blog' as tranny pants called it, I'll keep her sacred name safe and I hope she knows that she has not only pissed off me, but a lot of other people that continue to smear her name on the internet.  And she really shouldn't care considering she has 100% (totally fixed) feedback.  Keep on selling, you hot mess, and I hope you look in the mirror and realize that you look like a dude with bad makeup.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Since Gramma doesn't like the F-bomb.








Check out our wedsite!

I started the wedsite so that all of our relatives can get info about the wedding so I don't get a buttload of emails and texts and calls the week of the wedding.  Because I don't want to have a nervous breakdown and strangle a hobo.  Also, I realized that I let my sailor mouth run free on this blog, and some of my relatives might not understand my sarcasm and send the ASPCA over to my apartment because they think I'm really considering stuffing my cats into jars for the wedding.  Which I kind of am still, but shhhhh.

I feel like if I don't pound the NO DATES thing into certain guests, they're going to just ignore it and bring their flavor of the months to my wedding and I'm going to have to shake hands with a bunch of dudes with used car salesman handshakes.  NOT INTO IT DON'T DO IT.  So that info is worded much more nicely in the FAQ section of the wedsite.

Let's see if it works.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Negative nancies.

When I first announced that Chris and I were getting married,  we received tons of supportive messages from friends telling us how excited they were for us.  There's that saying that 'everyone loves babies!', which I do NOT understand or agree with... instead I think everyone loves engagements and seeing their friends be happy and sparkly rings and promises of photo booths at weddings.


But then there's those dark little evil hookers lurking in the corner, complaining and snickering for whatever reasons.

Recently I was made aware of a friend of a friend, who for some reason thought it was perfectly fine to talk shit about different aspects of my wedding to one of my best friends/bridesmaids, who promptly told me because that's what awesome friends do.  Who in their right mind would talk shit about someone to that person's best friend?  Obviously a mega tard.  I realized that for once in my life, the whole 'they're talking about you because they're jealous' thing moms tell their teenage daughters is actually true.  Because who would talk shit about someone's happiness and big awesome day?  I can't really come up with any reason other than jealousy and lack of anything seriously awesome in their lives.

And for that, I feel bad for you.  Not really that bad, because you suck and I hope you and people like you get an incurable rash and/or malaria or dysentery or something else on the ailment list from Oregon Trail.


So, to all of my lovely lady friends out there, if this kind of stuff happens before your big day, confront it, have your protective friends attack it, get it taken care of and out of your life.  The last thing you need is to waste any time thinking about some Negative Nancy Debbie Downer Martha Mopeyface.  You have lots of more important things to deal with.

But you could always go for some manual karma and put dog shit under their car door handles.  Just sayin'.

Friday, July 16, 2010

If the cats don't stop shedding, I'm putting them in jars and displaying them at the reception.

GUH.  Cat fur in the summer.  So gross.  It's all over the house and somehow it ends up in my mouth and then I almost puke on the cats because it grosses me out so much.  So while trying to think of solutions, and while Joel is currently headbutting me AND IT'S TOTALLY ANNOYING JOEL (I hope cats can read), I have come to the conclusion that I'm going to stuff them into jars and put them on display at the reception.  See?  This is why I have a blog and don't say things out loud because I end up thinking about stuff that even creeps me out.

So I've been researching lots of fun Halloween-y reception decoration ideas that don't involve dead cats.  Our venue, like many others, doesn't allow you to tack up stuff on the walls and wants us to use something to catch wax in like little plates or human skulls if we're using candles.  So most of the decor will be on guest tables and the candy buffet.

So far, here's the inspiration I've found.
How cute are these?  And they look so simple.  I remember making a similar crafty thing like this in elementary school using baby food jars.  I've been collecting empty olive and sting bean jars from work so I can get a head start on these.


I was already thinking of having a drunken pumpkin carving party at our place before the wedding for some extra decorations, but I love the idea of painting them with chalkboard paint and leaving them on tables or just around the venue with chalk so guests can design them.  Although I'm sure by the end of the night they'll be covered in poorly drawn penises.


We're doing a set list of a few cocktails and then beer and wine.  I like this little chalkboard frame and the silly drink names and the cauldron o' beer.


I love this table set up!  But each guest table is going to be named after a famous horror movie location, like Bates Motel, The Winchester, Camp Crystal Lake, Elm St., etc, so I have to figure out how to incorporate that in.

Speaking of Bates Motel, I read about an awesome guest book table idea.  The website suggested dressing up a skeleton like Norman Bates' mom and setting up the table like the front desk of the motel.  Awesome.  Now I'm on a hunt for a human skeleton.

Send me ideas if you see any!

Monday, July 5, 2010

fiance is a genius.

I've been racking my brain trying to think of cute engagement photo ideas.  I'm so sick of the cliche ones that I see everywhere, but no, I'm not going to list what ones I totally hate cos odds are someone's going to read this blog and get offended, and it's going to be a friend or acquaintance or family member or gramma and they're gonna be like 'Wow that Christy is one big crusty bitch', and I'M NOT A CRUSTY BITCH.

Super awkward.  Super gross.

Anywhoser, I was going through a random file on my compy and I saw a still of John Cusak in 'Say Anything' where he's holding up a boom box to his lady's upstairs window playing Peter Gabriel.  I jokingly told Chris that we should replicate that shot, and he said 'Hey, we should do the last scene in 'Sixteen Candles' too, with the birthday cake.

DING!  Brilliant idea light bulb.  So now we need to compile a list of awesomely adorable and recognizable stills from films.

Like this one.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Necklace porn.

Etsy is so dangerous.  Every time I get on there to search for something, I end up searching through pages for hoursssssss, going off into so many different categories, from 'horror necklace', to 'bloodstained bathmats', to 'taxidermy insect necklace'.  And then I look at the clock and two hours of my night off have passed by and I haven't left myself enough time to get through my four hours of Criminal Minds.  SIGH.  Such is life.

Anywhoser, I'm not even sure how I stumbled onto this awesome shop on Etsy called London's Gate, but I'm glad I did.  Their designs are creepy enough without being to Hot Topic gothy, and they're still classy and well made.  I just received this beauty in the mail:

I hate bugs.  They scare the shit out of me.  Mostly just the ones with giant jointed legs and weird eyes and feelers.  Ew.  But something about little sculpted bugs that can't jump on me are so H-O-T-T-T-T-T-T-T.  So when I saw this necklace, I had to have it and it only put me back 25 or so bucks.  And it's a locket so I can hide creepy things in there, like pieces of Chris' hair that I cut off while he's sleeping.


So the owner of London's Gate offered me a discount on next purchases since I'm getting married (getting married rocks!), so now I'm looking at this little beasty for me:
...and this one for my bridesmaids (I think it'll look adorable with the dresses I picked out for them):
I can't wait to buy more stuff from them.  They have necklaces made from snake vertebrae. WTF.  SOLD.  Go check their shop out asap.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Save the Date!




Finished!

Kind of.  I think I've got about 5 or so left to write out, but I'm so close.  Every single envelope has been handwritten, which sounds terrible, but I've been lagging and doing 20 or so a day for the last week.

I just got the rough but completely awesome draft of our invites.  They're so perfect.  I can't wait to see them in person.  I'll post those as soon as I get a final and as soon as Chris and I can actually figure out what time we're getting married.

One issue I'm not looking forward to is figuring out how to tell guests we're not doing a plus one.  I can't even say 'I'd LOVE to have everyone have a date there' because I really wouldn't love that.  I don't want a bunch of randoms at my wedding that I've never met, and I don't want to spend time meeting new people all night.  I just want to dance with my almost husband, take photo booth pictures, eat, and spend time with people I care about and people I want there.  Plus, everyone we're inviting knows AT LEAST one other person there, so we won't see any wallflowers.  I'd be fine verbally telling all of my guests that... but fuck.  It seems like it'll be so much harder in writing. Who knows how it'll come off?  Ugh.  Oh well.  Maybe I'll just slip in something like this:


I think that'll work out just fine.

Friday, May 28, 2010

non religious prayers answered!

In the form of a bridesmaid dress!  Yay!!!

My sister mentioned to me that MSN.com had an article on 'Dresses Bridesmaids Want to Wear'.  I was scanning through and found this:

Perfect.  Figure flattering on everyone, simple, can ACTUALLY be worn again, not too expensive (I've seen it for about $120-$130), not covered in rhinestones, doesn't look like a quincenera dress, can be ordered on the internet or through tons of specialty bridal stores, not slutty, etc etc.

So now, I guess I have to tell my sister/maid of honor 'I owe you', but I know she's going to request something ridiculous, like 'let me punch you in the face before the wedding', or 'let me kiss your fiance', or 'get me a bathtub filled with nacho cheese and slices of dry salami for dipping' (this is seriously close to one of her lifelong dreams).  I guess I'd go with the last request.



Monday, May 24, 2010

!!!!!

OH MY GODDDDDDD.

someone please buy this corset for me. 

Nipple tassels and fluffy panties.

That's what I'm going to end up picking for my bridesmaids to wear, because I'm hitting a wall here.

I don't even feel like I'm that picky.  I'm looking for black or deep red, short, flattering, and not totally beat. I don't want a buttload of rhinestones or anything silly like that. just simple, but pretty, and something my bridesmaids won't hate me for making them buy.  On that note, I'd also like to make sure they're not terribly expensive.  I've spent hours scouring the internet for any website that might have something that looks remotely like a bridesmaids dress and AUUUUGH.   I'm frustrated.

Especially when websites are full of crap like this:





EW.












So please internet gods, send help.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Because sometimes, color does matter.

The thought of wearing yards and yards of white satin-y fabric scares the crap out of me.  I rarely wear white, and if I do, it's nothing more than a shirt.  Ever since I became interested in what I was wearing, I'd say 70% of my closet was filled with black.

So you can understand my fear of the dreaded wedding gown.

It's not that I don't like to dress up.  And I can't wait to wear a giant awesome dress to our wedding, but I feel almost obligated to wear something white.  If I wore a black dress, I feel like it would be expected and maybe even looked down on a little.  I know it's my freaking wedding and I should do whatever I want, but part of me is finally liking the idea of shocking everyone when I come out in a 10 pound dress made of ivory colored fabric.  Sigh.  I'm very back and forth with my feelings on this.  And, like me, it's KIND of a big deal.

So I've considered two options:

Option A:  Wear an ivory gown, to the ceremony and the reception.  Add dark details for the reception, like a cute skeleton hand fascinator, or peacock feathers.  This is kind of what I'm thinking for a dress:


Option B:  Wear the dress above for the ceremony, pictures, etc.  THEN find a killer tea-length black dress for the reception.  I'm looking for something like this:
This was actually the dress I was thinking about having remade for me for my wedding gown initially.  It's a 1950's Ceil Chapman piece that is so fucking gorgeous, I'd probably skin one of my cats for it, depending on which one had the most annoying issues of the week.

I'm leaning toward option B, but odds are I'll change my mind every day.  All I know for sure, is that I'm rocking these OMzombieGesus heels for sure:



Saturday, May 15, 2010

Our wedding venue is a skeleton.

In the best of ways.

So far, the only sure thing is our venue.  We decided to do both the ceremony and the reception in the same place to cut down on costs and so no one has to drive all over town.  But finding a place hasn't been easy.  I swear I've spent a gazillion hours scanning every Seattle event page taking notes down on different locations and they've either been ugly, too expensive, too far away... and the worst issue ever..... NO BOOZE.  WTF.  Beer and wine ain't cuttin' it at our wedding.  How will a mosh pit ever start and how will I ever see gramma crowd surf without tequila shots lined up at the bar?

So one day, I randomly stumbled on a post on one of the greatest bridal websites ever, Offbeat Bride, about Seattle venues and found Georgetown Ballroom.  Chris and I toured it a few days later and were in love.  There's two giant rooms with awesome lighting, exposed brick and fun details everywhere, lofts for the bridal and groom suites, a catering kitchen, two bars, and a nice sized courtyard with lights strung up.  We can bring in out own booze, bartender, catering staff, etc etc.  It's like an already kick ass template that just needs details.

We still need to send in our deposit check, but our date's been held!  Ahhhh! Now I can get to planning EVERYTHING ELSE.