Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tall Vases for Sale


I have 1 tall vase (center) and 4 medium-tall vases…pillar holder seen on the left to show height comparison…I may keep 1 of the medium-tall but willing to sell all 4.

Will be posted in the For Sale section!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pro Wedding Pics TEASER!

Hello world!

As you know it’s been a while since my last post. Married life is fantastic and we’ve just been keeping really busy with…well, being married and being domestic!! We wake up at 6am, enjoy breakfast together every morning, work full time jobs, enjoy dinner together every night, work on our house (it’s so cute to see him mow the lawn), enjoy a Sox game on the couch…as Husband and Wife! Saturday mornings equal house chores (keeping up with cat hair is driving us nuts), Sunday mornings equal making us a big breakfast, getting back into attending mass.

I’ve clearly been in a blogging/post-wedding slump. To be frank – the fun of planning is over. I have a hole in my life..a hole in my heart. I’m trying to fill it with other things now...projects around the house, work, creative things, and taking another RISD class again this Fall. It’s hard…for 2 years and 3 months I poured over fun, wedding imagery, met with our vendors (whom I now call our wedding friends) many, many times and devised the creative details for our wedding day…it came and went in a flash, and thankfully we are left with unforgettable memories and incredible, tear-jerking imagery that we will never get sick of looking at…THANK YOU JENNIFER LEATHERWOOD AND DAVID BETTENCOURT!

Speaking of wedding imagery, yesterday we received our pro wedding pictures from Jennifer Leatherwood!!

I have lots of posts lined up to chronicle the wedding, and I want Jennifer to blog the wedding first because she just has a nice way of putting images together, but I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite moments:

Us, the kiss, and my little Sis, Jess, the Maid of Honor, and the Best Man Ryan.


And the moment we turned to look at the crowd as Husband and Wife for the first time…lots of applause! :-)


Nothing else mattered…this was the most important moment of the day. We were finally MARRIED. And it was perfect. Our ceremony was so peaceful, he didn’t pass out when he saw me for the first time, we did not stumble when reciting our vows, I didn’t trip, he didn’t step on my dress when we were exchanging the sign of peace with our wedding party….all those little things that ran through our heads weeks/months before the wedding that we thought could go wrong naturally didn’t go wrong haha…the ceremony music was insanely beautiful…everything was just plain amazing.

Here’s the link to our wedding highlight reel by David Bettencourt in case some of you missed it!

Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wedding Items Listed For Sale!

Starting to get back into the swing of things :)

Check out my FOR SALE page for items from our wedding I'm looking to pass on to other brides-to-be. Will update soon with photos/prices.

I can't believe tomorrow marks ONE MONTH that we've been MARRIED!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A few quick photos!


Just dressed, all laced up! Maid of Honor and cousin Sara following :)



Looking in the full-length mirror with Jenn Leatherwood snapping some shots and David Bettencourt filming from behind!
(my dress was Private Label by G, 1383 in Ivory)



A cousin took this great iPhone photo while we were at the altar!



And us…yes, drumming, alongside our beyond amazing DJ Victor!

Victor from Partytime

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I’m Back!! And with a video highlight!

Hello!!! It’s been so long since I’ve last written! What a whirlwind it’s been.

I wanted to start off with our amazing highlight video that David Bettencourt produced…rave reviews!! I can’t stop watching and reliving the day! We love it so much.

View it here (wouldn’t embed for some reason):

I plan to write in depth when I have a bit more time, but our wedding day was nothing short of amazing and all that we wanted it to be. We are so happy to be calling each other husband and wife… it’s really cute…He just looks at me now and says “Hi, Wife” with a big grin. Smile 

Our honeymoon was so much fun which I’ll also detail later. We went to Disney for 3 days and then Sandals Whitehouse for 6. Unfortunately it rained every day at Sandals…sometimes buckets…it wasn’t just a passing shower, just rainy, rainy days. We got a few hours of sun in total, but we made the most of it! The views were still perfect and gorgeous…he surprised me with a beachfront walk-out suite!

This was a spot along the beach…some of the only blue sky we saw, and we made sure to soak up all the sun we could!

sandals whitehouse, jamaica

We are happily home now and settling back in and trying to organize life…we go back to work Monday! I can’t wait to share everything here, so stay tuned!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Last Post before I Walk Down the Aisle

Well, the time has come!!!!!!

As much as I wanted to post things this week, I simply had NO time whatsoever…I was non stop from the moment I left work on Friday 5/20 until now when I’m writing this post, 5/28, after an amazing rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. I have all my bridesmaids here with me and tomorrow is going to be an amazing day..IT CAME SO FAST!

I planned on honeymoon posts as well but I don’t think I’ll have the time…I might try the day before we leave for the honeymoon.

THANK YOU to everyone who has read this blog and shared their support. Please continue to read after the wedding…I will have TONS of highlights and reviews of everything, and pictures!!

I love my future husband SO much and I cannot wait to become his Mrs. It was emotional saying goodbye to him tonight on his parents’ front porch, where we spent so much of our time while we dated…when we first began dating we’d watch thunderstorms roll in off that porch…and tonight I gave him my last kiss goodbye before I see him at the altar <3

I have the most amazing wedding artists who I can call my friends…two years planning this wedding, I really feel like I’ve developed great relationships with them...I’m so lucky to have them on my team!!

See you all as a married woman! I cannot be happier!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Old, Borrowed, Blue, New

Here’s a photo of my great-grandmother Re-Re’s rosary beads…until her Alzheimer’s started advancing, she said the rosary twice a day.

She sadly won’t be able to make the wedding, but I can have a piece of her with my, wrapped around my bouquet handle.

My Old, Borrowed, and (the perfect) Blue

And my new…well, everything from my accessories to my dress!
While I can’t show you the dress I can show you the flowers for my hair that I’ll wear at the reception!

Thanks to Etsy Shop Prim and Posies! Anna was a pleasure to work with and got my flowers out to me ASAP! It came as a set of two. This is me wearing them at my final fitting (which was THURSDAY!).


While I admit I’ve already been stalking the 10-day forecast, I know it will change a million times. But the weather we’ve been getting here in RI for the past week makes me think I should prepare and buy some cute umbrellas :-) I can always return them if we don’t use them!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

We're featured on the Lovely Little Details Blog!

Head over to Lovely Little Details today...the lovely Jacin featured our story and engagement photos!!

She also runs Darling Little Details..."a baby fever and nesting inspirations blog". Adorable.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

We finally got our marriage license!

This post is a week late but better late than never :)

We drove down the road to Warwick City Hall last Wednesday…I love the architecture!


The process wasn’t bad at all…it took about 20 minutes, required our licenses and birth certificates, (we both now live at the same address so that made things easier), filled out the form, paid $24.00 and off we went!



I enjoy these old mementos!



One step closer!

As of this post: 11 days TO GO!

Still need to do:
-give a number to each table
-make placecards and print
-print tablenumbers
-print 125 programs (our Priest approved!)
-make cookie name cards for cookie buffet
-source sugar free cookies for the buffet
-final fitting is TOMORROW NIGHT 5/19!
-make final vendor payments
-pick a song to dance to with my Dad..tough one!
-sort out my Crate & Barrel tealight holders to see how many more I need to guy buy
-go buy C&B tealight holders
-get pens for guest book
-prepare goodie bags for hotel rooms
-wrap BM/GM and parents gifts
-go to Panera to put the breakfast order in for the morning of the wedding

is that it!?

Personalized Hanger

How can one not love Etsy Weddings?

I knew from last year when I first spotted them that I wanted to have one of these to make the photos of my dress that much more special.

Thanks to Etsy Shop Buttonz & Bloomz I received my vey own personalized wooden hanger! JoAnn took my order last week and rushed it to me at no extra charge.

it came in a flat rate shipping box and neatly wrapped in tissue paper. She also included an adorable thank you note!


I went with the shabby chic white hanger and silver wire. One of the best things about this hanger is that is has the two indents at each end so the hanging straps don’t slide off.


See more of her work here!


Thank you so much JoAnn!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shoes…wait, I thought we were done with shoes?

No… we weren’t done.

Secretly I still pined for THE perfect shoe even thought I was going to dress up the flats from Dessy.

I was browsing Zappos last week and literally stumbled upon these babies:


I thought…wow…these COULD be the ONES! I ordered a 10 and an 11 to be safe…the great thing with Zappos is their free shipping both ways policy! Better than driving back and forth to DSW.

I got them last night. THEY ARE THE ONES!! Perfect in every way, so completely comfortable, the right color and EVERYTHING!


They are going to look so flipping amazing with my dress and I love how they look with pink polish. And although I now have 3 pairs of shoes I won’t be wearing on my wedding day, I now have the perfect ones…and that’s what counts right?? ;-)


Thank you Etienne Aigner for finally designing MY wedding shoe!! With only 12 days to go…wow, that’s cutting it close :)

The shoe saga can now officially be CLOSED.

Engagement Photo Guest Book

It came in! WE LOVE IT!





Front and back inside covers lined with gray paper


Next page with photographer’s name and shoot location


Next page has a little “blurb” about us and our day with the photo of where we met :-)


The rest of the pages have selected favorites from our shoot…about 20 or so…and the other 20 pages are for well-wishes from our guests.

I plan to buy magenta and turquoise archival felt-tip pens for writing. I chose uncoated stock for the book so the ink dries quicker on the pages.

I can’t say enough good things about Blurb!

For around $55.00 (including shipping) I designed my own book with a wide range of options to choose from. I ordered it on May 1, it shipped out of Washington state on May 5, and I had it in my hands via Fed Ex by May 12. It was the most streamlined process I’ve ever gone through for a book site and the site itself it so user friendly (at least I thought).

I downloaded Blurb Booksmart

and simply dragged and dropped our photos. They had a variety of typefaces to choose from so I used Georgia…I didn’t have time to be picky or else I’d have used the typefaces from our stationery. If I had more time and was doing a more involved book with text and graphics, I would have chosen the PDF to book. You can use InDesign and follow their guidelines but totally make the book your own.

Two thumbs up for Blurb!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bachelorette highlights

My bachelorette finally arrived on Saturday May 7th! It was a surprise..though a couple of people slipped and I found out we were going to Foxwoods! BUT – I didn’t know what we were doing there so it was still mostly a surprise…at last minute, the dress code changed to dresses and those that wanted to wear one did. You only get ONE bachelorette!

Me and the college roomie…she got married last October!

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Matching cups!

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Party bus time!

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We all got some classy pins that said “Kristina’s Bachelorette Party” with an engagement photo on it…thanks Erica!

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Hey Foxwoods!

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First stop: High Rollers Bowling! LOVE!

We were all attracted to these gorgeous flowers on the appropriate!

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Loving the shoes and dresses!


loved the d├ęcor in this place…can’t wait to go back! for 2 straight hours we bowled, ate delicious appetizers and had lots of yummy beverages


Next stop: Shrine!

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dancing the night away!

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Last stop: mmmmm gelato after lots of dancing!

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and this sums up the whole night…walking back to the bus at 1:30 with their shoes off


the next morning everyone brought a breakfast item…so good!!

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I had such an amazing time! It’s not often I get to go out with the girls. So many of us have very busy lives and can’t all get together at once…it was a great night! Thanks for the night ladies! Kudos to my sissy for planning!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Some Engagement Photo Favorites!

I could not be more thrilled with how our photos came out! Our photographer Jennifer Leatherwood gave us 299 images! I chose 40 of them (an arduous task) to make an engagement photo guest book through Blurb…should be receiving it any day now!
All images copyright Jennifer Leatherwood Photography.
Shoot location: University of RI
We chose this one for the cover:
Where we met…Tyler Hall :-D
Seriously, I’d post them all, but…I think you get the picture! If she posts them on her blog I’ll be sure to share!