Saturday, October 31, 2009

happy halloween

happy halloween! with all the wedding craziness we didn't get to do much celebrating. but mark my words, next year there will be pumpkin carving, and lots of it.

*there may even be owl pumpkins, but that might be pushing it.

(image via the holiday diva, miss martha)

Friday, October 30, 2009

time is ticking...

image via sabino

i'm gearing up for the final weekend of wedding preparations! after three tests and a presentation looming on monday all i want to do is curl up in bed and sleep. luckily, i've got a pretty amazing support team. i'm pretty sure without my amazing friends i would have given up on wedding planning a long time ago. t-minus eight days!

"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature."
-Jane Austen

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

it's official

we are the proud owners of one bona fide marriage license. i suppose this means we are pretty official. for some reason i got really giggly when they asked us to raise our right hands and read the affidavit. kiwi answered with a solemn i do and i went with a nervous yes and turned bright red.

*i'm going to be a mess during the vows. just warning you.

(image via siete camelias)

Monday, October 26, 2009

i went in for wedding shoes...

and ended up buying these beauties instead... can you blame a girl?

*the wedding is less than two weeks away. really must focus.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

better to give than receive

i'm working on a little wedding gift for kiwi... i want him to have something special to commemorate the big day. there is nothing better than planning a surprise for someone you love.

*check out this amazing bride's gift for some major gift giving inspiration.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

it's not a party without punch

i just picked up these beautiful beverage jars from sur la table. i am planning on making some delicious sangria for the wedding. does anyone know a good recipe? please share!

(images via you are my fave, my current blog crush)

Monday, October 19, 2009

wedding envy

pretty much loving everything about this wedding... the light, the flowers, the signs. don't even get me started on the welcome beers in baskets. not surprisingly, it was shot by the infamous max wanger. laid back elegance? yes, please.

*kiwi asked me if i'll ever get sick of looking at wedding photos. answer, no.

(images via duet weddings)

Friday, October 16, 2009

fall, where are you?

maybe arizona didn't get the memo, but it's october and it's going to be 100 degrees on saturday. are you kidding me? i can't wait for things to cool down around here so i can break out the cardigans.

*we've been super busy with wedding stuff, but hopefully kiwi will take me to see this movie tonight. i can't wait!

(fantastic fall image by the lovely jen gotch)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

wedding, this way...

there are many many wedding projects in the works... the latest? signage. so many adorable options. can't wait to see how it all turns out.

*i think my favorite is the one for the loo. awesome.

(inspiration via the always lovely, 100 layer cake)

Monday, October 12, 2009

with this ring

we ordered kiwi's wedding band on etsy this weekend! he picked it out himself. it's made from coyol seed with recycled sterling silver. it really is beautiful.

*as it turns out kiwi has a little streak of green in him... who knew?

(images via naturaleza)

Friday, October 9, 2009

love and marriage

happy anniversary mom and dad. thank you for showing me the good, the bad and the absolutely worth it sides of marriage. i love you.

*i have seen my mom give my dad that look hundreds of times... some things never change.

(photo of their wedding at my grandparent's house. aren't they adorable?)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

let the countdown begin...

we're officially one month away from the wedding.

*cue mild panic attack.

(image via east side bride, of course)

Monday, October 5, 2009

bridal bootcamp: back to bikram

it's back to bikram for me. i've been slacking off since school started and didn't realize how much i enjoyed and missed it.

*i just signed up for 50 classes... {eek!} let's do this.
(image found here)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

lavender lemonade

it's been a long week at school... i'd like to kick of my shoes and sit on the patio with a lovely lavender lemonade courtesy of design sponge. here's hoping the weekend leaves you energized, refreshed and ready to take on the world (or at least monday).

*i know everyone is so excited about fall... but when it is 95 degrees here in the desert, it's still entirely possible to sit poolside with a nice cocktail. no?