Friday, July 25, 2014

Wedding Details: The Guestbook

I know I just shared the checklist, but I wanted to update y'all on one thing I've already crossed off since Tuesday!
When we visited Beaufort a couple months ago, there was one thing I immediately regretted not purchasing, and that was this book:
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had yet to see a book that would so perfectly fit the bill for our guestbook. 
From Amazon:
"In the sticky heat of a South Carolina Lowcountry summer, horizons are swallowed by humidity. The curves of creeks and heavy skies blend and fade in ethereal ascension. Distances distort and textures soften in air too thick to breathe.
Photography can conjure up the essense of a place, the shifting layers of light, the fleeting presence of its past, and transfer its grace.
Wade into the work of Gary Geboy and the words of Teresa Bruce through the pages of Transfer of Grace.
Save a place for the Lowcountry in your soul."

I looked online and was dismayed to find copies available on Amazon for over $100. 
I called the publisher (Joggling Board Press) only to find out that the book is on back order until 2016.
Not wanting to make the drive to Beaufort for this purpose alone, I asked if they knew of any Charleston retailers that may have it in stock.  She said my only hope was Royal Ace Hardware in Mount Pleasant.
They had one copy left, and to sum it all up, we got it (along with a signed print) for $30!  
Here are a couple of my favorite shots...

Each of the photos leave plenty of white room on the page for guests to sign!
And I can't think of a prettier coffee table book to cherish forever.
Done and Done!

TGIF, have a great weekend.
I am hoping to cross a couple things of my Summer Bucket List this weekend, 
stay tuned.
I am taking care of business y'all, toot toot!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guilty Pleasure

Last night I poured the biggest glass of wine that I could possibly get away with calling "1 glass":
And I browned up some smoked chicken sausage (i like it charred) and tossed it in some good ole Kraft sharp cheddar mac:
And I took some funny pics of Alfie before retiring for the night to watch Dateline in bed:

It was wonderful,
And that is all.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

4 Month Countdown!

Hey, guess what?
4 Months from today I'm getting married to K!
Here is a checklist that I found over on Megan's blog.
I'm feeling like I'm in a good place and will have no trouble being ready with time to spare.
See also: My Bridal Beauty Countdown

  • Set a date
  • Book venue
  • Book photographer
  • Book DJ
  • Book Caricature Artist
  • Ask bridal party to be in wedding
  • Book caterer & bar
  • Create wedding website
  • Register
  • Book florist?
  • Shop for wedding dress
  • Book ceremony musician
  • Book rentals
  • Take engagement pictures
  • Select bridesmaid dresses
  • Select groom & groomsmen attire
  • Book Cake Baker
  • Find veil
  • Hire coordinator
  • Buy cake knife & server
  • Order save the dates
  • Send save the dates
  • Book officiant
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Order guest book
  • Finalize guest list
  • Hotel room blocks
  • MOB dress shopping
  • Find wedding shoes
  • Find wedding jewelry
  • Find garter
  • Book makeup artist & hair stylist
  • Menu tasting
  • Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial (Oct 23)
  • 1st dress fitting
  • Final dress fitting
  • Ceremony Readings, etc
  • Ceremony Programs
  • Figure out where I'm getting ready & where Kevin is getting ready
  • Order invitations
  • Address invitations
  • Mail invitations
  • Book rehearsal dinner venue
  • Book RD caterer
  • Book RD rentals
  • Finalize RD menu
  • RD music? 
  • Buy RD dress
  • Order sparklers for send off?
  • Order favors (ornaments)
  • Buy bridal party gifts
  • Bachelorette party- Labor Day Weekend!
  • Buy gifts for parents
  • Couples Shower
  • Bridal shower
  • Purchase wedding bands
  • Create Reception lay out
  • Create wedding day timeline
  • Put together picture list for photographer
  • Get marriage license
  • Arrange transportation for sendoff- ISC driven by Mills House valet?
  • Book honeymoon
  • RD invitations
  • RD dessert?
  • Final vendor payments
  • Music selections to band and ceremony organist
  • Book wedding night hotel room- Mills House?
  • Pack for Honeymoon
  • DIY projects: favors, napkins, flowers
  • Wedding announcement in Post & Courier
  • Walk down the aisle & say I do!
  • Order thank you notes
I will be posting this Checklist on the 22nd for the next 3 months :)