Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Two Show Stoppers

Can't get over these two photos. They stop me in my tracks every time. (Pun not intended) Photos by Wyatt Olson.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wedding Dresses!!!

So, I've done it: I've bought my wedding dress, and found the next one. The best part: I wasn't even trying to find a dress, let alone the dress or two dresses.

Basically, The English Department in Portland, OR rocked, the owner and designer, Elizabeth Dye pulling my perfect dress from the rack: "Dana" by Jenny Yoo. My friends and I fell in love instantly.

I tried it on that Tuesday, tried on the other dress Thursday, and bought it (in 'Snow,' not 'Garnet') on Friday. Now to change the straps on 'Dana' and order 'Jocelyn' (below) next summer! Bring on 2010!

Jocelyn in Poppy Red

And for those that are interested, it looks like the wedding dress total, for two dresses, will be well under $700 with both totally wearable or donate-able afterward. Yes!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

So You're EnGAYged 6 Month Anniversary!

So You're EnGAYged is having their 6 month anniversary! Since I started writing for them a few months ago, it's been a blast and such a wonderful place to talk to others planning their own big gay weddings. So click on over and check 'em out! Happy Birthday SYE!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We Interrupt This...

Normally Scheduled Program for a sneak preview of a wedding gift (not for me!) in progress--More in a few weeks after she's married!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cake Toppers & Traditional English Wedding Cake

Have I told you yet how excited I am about our cake toppers? While we bought them a month ago while we were at Spitalfields Market in East London, we've decided if we can make them work with our traditional wedding cake, these cake toppers are a go!

Aren't they just rad? I know, I know, we're freakin' adorable.

And for those of you who don't know what traditional English wedding cake is (i.e. I'm assuming most of the Americans) a few more photos to show off the fruity and marzipan goodness that gets served in tiny slices at many English receptions. Alex would probably much prefer Victoria sponge or some other creation, but her mum and I vetoed her. Fruit cake it is.

Before the icing...

Flowers and pearls are common decoration

As previously mentioned, Alex's aunt is going to be baking and decorating our wedding cake for us. (Yeah!) In preparation for that, she sent along the design guide last week that she gives to all her clients--including everything from numbers of tiers to flavors and colors to fake or real flowers.

So far, the only thing we've decided is that we want 2 tiers, that's as far as we've gotten. However, looking at the cake toppers again, I'm thinking maybe square instead round, maybe colored marzipan instead of white...oh, the choices!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dog-Earring Pages of Dresses

Thumbing through wedding magazines can be really fun. It can be way overpriced and ridiculous, but way fun too. Alex and I have been dog-earring different pages from money saving tips to D.I.Y. ideas to wedding dresses for me (for the UK wedding).

So far this is my favorite. Anyone know where I can get the sewing pattern for Alfred Angelo's Style #1148...? Also, any other suggestions for where Alex can get a suit tailored in the UK?