A boy, a girl, a love story & a wedding

square wedding collage 1

Once upon a time, way back in 2002, A & I met through a high school friend of his who lived on my floor in the dorms. Many cramped dorm room nights, two cats, several icky apartments (one amazing one, too) & three jobs later, we’re heading down the aisle on September 12, 2009. I’ve posted dribs and drabs of my wedding ideas here and there, and you can see The Dress here (comment for password).

What could possibly be better than planning a special day for you & your only? So I’m using NEN to brainstorm my wedding ideas, which up until now I really haven’t been able to solidify into a thematic idea. We want the wedding to look like a vintage garden party, as though you stepped back in time once you enter the back yard.  Preeeetty much nothing, especially when your family is as talented (I mentioned talented right?) and generous as ours is.

wedding collage 2

1. Poms like these, to hang from the trees, to dangle & shiver & blow in the breeze!
2. Citrus drop earrings or something like them– the dress itself is fairly heavily beaded on top, so I doubt I’ll wear a necklace. Pretty earrings it is!
3. White silk knit shawl for later in the evening, when the sun goes down
4. This gorgeous hairpiece by YellowGoat, which I’ve mentioned before. I have guilt feelings over spending more than what I have so far on my own looks. A friend mentioned letting me use her fascinator as my something borrowed, so we’ll see.

square wedding collage 1

1. Jane Austen-inspired decor (to match the dress!), found via Once Wed. I love the old paperback as a vase, the antique books for table decorations– and best of all, all of this stuff is available at my mom’s house and it won’t cost me more than some ribbon and hot glue to put together!
2. Beautiful fresh flower & paper birds garland, also via Once Wed. This is going to be so fun to make! We like birds, at my house, so this was a perfect piece to match our aesthetic & sense of humor.
3. Yellow billy buttons! These are perfect for the bright punch of yellow we want to run through the mostly-white flower arrangements. (via Green Wedding Shoes)
4. These beautifully made kaftans… For the honeymoon, of course. (Via Auburn & Ivory)

So now that school is almost out, I’ll be able to focus more on the wedding & begin to start on the heavy-crafting parts. Keep reading in the next few weeks to see my attempts to make it all come together. I’m so excited to be married to my favorite person & best friend, and to create a day he’ll remember forever. Love you, A!

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9 Responses to “A boy, a girl, a love story & a wedding”

  1. Shannon Says:

    You must be soooo excited! Congrats! :D
    I’d love to take a look at the dress if you don’t mind.
    <3sc

  2. RobynB Says:

    Yay! So happy for you! Love the pics!

  3. RobynB Says:

    Send me password so I can dress pics!

  4. Lisa Says:

    I wan to see the dress please!

  5. megan Says:

    let me know when you want to plan craft night and anything you need me to do to help! ill drive up to amherst or wherever you are to help :)

  6. Jen B Says:

    Things look like they’re really coming together for the big day : ) I love the bird garland, I just bought a set of nested dies for my die cut machine that are birds (3 sizes)…possibilities. Is there going to be a wedding crafting day?? Thanks for the shout out, you’re pretty talented and generous yourself!

  7. Ginny Ballou Says:

    Hi Catherine, Wondering if and when we should get together to discuss the BIG DAY??? Love some of the goodies you’re posting so let’s plan a time. You must be SO glad school is done. Talk to you soon. Love, Aunt Ginny
    P.S. Are you on facebook? I wanted to friend you but with no pic wasn’t sure if that was you.

  8. Starred 7.24.09 « new england noir Says:

    […] again. We’ll make more paper birds, finish the name banner, and discuss the logistics of how the garland will be made/where in the yard it will drape. There will be pictures, I’m […]

  9. The Wedding Post (Finally!) « new england noir Says:

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