The last few weeks…

I just realized it’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. We haven’t done too much lately, but I did sign a floral contract with Bride Associates (there will be roses, tulips, daisies, and a few orchids involved). And we met a nice DJ that we’ll probably end up signing with.

I’ve also gotten started on my wedding favors. 🙂 Not going to spoil the surprise here, but I think they’ll go over well. There’s a bit of DIY involved, but I enjoy doing crafty stuff.

I’ve sent a fabric sample (of the indigo organza from the bridesmaid dresses) to Rachel at Jim Lee Events so she can color-match the linens. I’m thinking white tablecloths and blue napkins, but will see what she thinks when she sees the swatch.

This Sunday is a big day for us – Shawna the photographer is going to meet with us for our engagement shoot in Deep Ellum. I’m pretty excited about that, but a little anxious about what I’m going to wear. Am contemplating doing a mid-shoot costume change. 😉 Once she has the photos, she says it’s a very quick turn-around to get me some prints to use as save-the-dates. So expect to see those in a couple weeks.

April 7 we’re meeting with the awesomely talented Frosted Arts Bakery people to talk about cake. I’m looking forward to that meeting – I already know how talented the bakery is; I just have to see if they’re affordable with our budget.

To do:
1. Sign a contract with a DJ.
2. Find someone to do the up-lighting.
3. Order invites – we have a pattern that I think we’re both in agreement on – I just need to place the order.
4. Find hair/makeup artist. I found a nice one that works in Deep Ellum that I may go with.
5. Buy veil, jewelry, shoes, and accessories.
6. Write vows, select readings for ceremony.
7. Confirm officiant.
8. Legal stuff – marriage license, name change, etc.

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Bed Bath and Beyond

Last night Rich and I went into the “beyond” part of the store to take part in their Rock Your Registry event, where we spent a couple hours adding things to our registry. It was an interesting experience – there were about 60 or so couples, each of which were assigned their own personal store consultant to guide them around and help them select things. We didn’t necessarily need the help – we were mostly there for the goody bag, free food, and door prizes (we didn’t win anything). We did choose a nice china pattern, though.

Texas Discovery Gardens Grand Hall

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Yesterday, Rich and I attended TDG’s Open House, where they showed off the new terrazzo tile floor. Pictures weren’t allowed inside, but I snapped this shot from the gardens out front. If you look closely, you can see a sample lighted logo on the back wall. We’re planning on doing something like that with our lighting, and we’ll have similar uplighting (though not the multi-color seen here). We enjoyed getting to see the space from the inside and trying to visualize our table arrangements, and got to spend some valuable time chatting with both our planner, Courtney, and our caterer, Rachel, who were among the hosts.