Friday, August 14, 2009

Oh, umm...hello there

So, I know I've seriously neglected my blog. Whoops! With a college graduation, a move from San Jose to Sacramento, starting a new job (read: awesome, dream job) life has been just a tad bit too busy for blogging.
Anyway, now that I'm back I'll catch you back up to speed. MJ and I went and met with my first choice photographer but it turns out that even though I knew he was going to be out of our budget, he was WAY out of our budget. Bummer. MJ was still so awesome and told me that we could still go with him because he knows that the photography is VERY important to me. Better to get someone who you will love and not regret than to have pictures after the fact and be disappointed. However, I thought I would try to find something that was a little more affordable. Then I came across Jen Slot and I think she's going to be the one for us! She's not as artistic as my first choice, but her work is amazing and she's more of a blend of my taste and what MJ likes too. It's perfect - and we're meeting with her on the 24th (I can't wait so we can schedule a day and time for our engagement pictures)! The best part is that they give the option to have a photobooth (umm...we're both pretty psyched about this) and while I've always LOVED that idea, I always thought it would be toooooo far out of our budget and now it fits in very nicely. :)

Next on the list - Save the Dates. So during my blogging hiatus, I took the plunge and bought a Gocco machine. (I bought it before we moved so the Gocco basically sat at my mom's house untouched for a few weeks.) The Gocco is a B5 and used (sent from Japan) and came with some inks and only 1 screen and only one set of bulbs - which meant only one try to get it right for my first tester. My first attempt at Gocco'd paper yumminess - disaster! The ink was just a little too splotchy and it sort of turned out to be a mess - but after buying some more screens and blubs and some gold ink (I'll tell you about the gold later), I plan on trying again. I'm not ready to give up on my Gocco, especially since I really love all of the Gocco'd save the dates and invite suites that I've seen so far. My new supplies should be here sometime next week, and when they arrive I'll post some pics as to what they look like.
Now time for the good news! I've decided on our colors and overall feel for our wedding:

Our wedding is going to have the feel of vintage creams, gold and a little pink. I want the wedding to feel timeless, classic and a very sweet. I think that's a really good representation of our style (okay, well mostly my style, but still MJ likes it too.) I love everything about the above inspiration board, the invites the maid's dresses, the escort cards, the bouquet, the champagne and the LOUBOUTINS! I've been going ga-ga for Louboutins lately. But again, we'll save that for another day.
Basically I've met a photographer and passed on him, we've scheduled a meeting with a new photographer that we both love, I bought a Gocco, unsuccessfully tested it but I'm getting back on the Gocco horse next week. Oh, and we've decided on the style of our wedding. Phew! Now I just need to be a good blogger and not go MIA for months at a time! :)


Jennifer said...

Gorgeous inspiration board!! It's so classy and elegant!

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