Thursday, September 27, 2007

wedding planner -the beginning

as some of you might have ascertained, i'm getting married.
when i started scheming this whole fete up, i envisioned, napa in november. beautiful rich espresso colors, deep grapes, creamy linen, with a bit of olivey-citron thrown in for the joozsh.
sun setting over a vineyard with a long farm table covered in greefe's "lichtfield resist" fabric.
urns with tumbling loose (way looser than this, uptight bunch) arrangements. good friends, family. the whole dealio.
at my request, sfgirlbybay sent me names of great letter press designers, stylecourt sent me some fabulous pictures. she even gave me terminology for what i was trying to achieve, 'sophisticated farmhouse'. and my fabulous friend, landscape designer and blogger, robyn (aka gardenrooms) offered to help with the flowers.
super fun to create, and yea to the nay sayers, maybe impossible to make happen, as it was right around the corner.
then the whole plan changed. a dear friend and business partner of my S.O. came to us with an amazing offer and gift. have the wedding, at her home! on the beach! in mexico! my god. we would be idiots to say no! who gets this opportunity! saying yes, immediately, we rescheduled the whole event for spring and i started to reinvent the program.
first up: 'save the dates' there are a million incredible lines of stationary out there. a million. it's hard to choose. i like the fun, letterpress look. but honestly, a lot of it, is too goofy. (ok, whimsical) normally, i'm the mrs. john l. strong type. but i wanted something a bit more modern, and unconventional. i looked at about 14 different books with letterpress. loved a lot of them. but i was looking for something traditional, enchanting -yet, youthful and hip (like us.)
i found exactly what i was looking for with 'louella press' (none of these are the actually pattern i chose, i'll reveal that later)
the design i chose? i love it. it says mexico to me, but very stylized and not in an,
in your face, donkey-painted-like-a-zebra-wearing-a sombrero- mexico.
on second thought.....
photo of bridegroom birds: ann wood

20 comments:

Barb McMahon said...

Flexibility - that's what a good marriage is all about!

Congratulations, Megan! I look forward to watching your plans unfold...

Charlee Palmer said...

What a fabulous "project" and you get a Honeymoon when it's complete! Nice. I also love that you are posting at 5:00am - a real working Mom! All the best!

beachbungalow8 said...

i know, i'm having fun with it. so much to cover though!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Congratulations. Mexico sounds like a dream locale. Of course we want all of the details.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Megan - I was missing the Napa wedding until Mexico started to unfold. You will make it beautiful, and absolutley your own, I'm sure. If you ever think we don't want to know every detail, you're wrong. And I'm so hoping those birds are going on the cake.

robyn said...

Megan, what a great post. Although I liked the wine country wedding idea, I love the Mexico plan even more. Such a fun bottom pic, can't wait to see the invites! :) xx

crabapple said...

Conratulations! I enjoy reading your blog, and I hope you have a beautiful wedding. I love all your ideas, and maybe you can do the Napa day at a renewal of vows in 10 years or so!

Bhavna said...

Awesome! Felicitaciones, and hope have the best wedding ever!
Do keep us posted on the prep..

franki durbin said...

first of all, congratulations!

But next, how great of you to make it an interactive experience for the rest of us. I love your vision, loose, draping floral arrangements, espresso, wine... so very Napa Valley!

Do keep us posted on progress!

design for mankind. said...

OH HOW FUN!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Style Court said...

So glad you decided to share the whole process in a post. Very entertaining! Loved seeing the "plan A," earthy sophisticated farmhouse pictures with that Greefe "Lichtfield Resist" Would have been so beautiful. But you will make Mexico your own -- totally energetic and chic. And the beach after all is YOU. Can't wait to see more :)

beachbungalow8 said...

thank you everyone! i was sort of feeling funny about including it on my blog. you know, presumptous that anyone would want to know! but it really helps parse out the idea process and all the encouragement it so great too!

Cote de Texas said...

Gosh, the Napa wedding looks beautiful! but I'm sure Mexico will be even prettier. Love that picture - you are too funny!!

Joni

beachbungalow8 said...

the mexican version is going to be just as elegant. trust. i'm still using the greefe. just changing the color scheme to suit the beach.

Melissa said...

I think the Mexican version will be just as elegant...maybe even more so. Sooo exciting! Congrats to you & SO!
How is the photographer process coming along?

frances said...

congrats! do you know aardvark press near macarthur park? http://www.aardvarkletterpress.com/
they are the best for invites and going to see them is so fun.

beachbungalow8 said...

oh frances! where WERE you a month ago??? damn! i love aardvark press! i've already commited but wow. i love their work.

Jackie Von Tobel said...

A wedding is just a very expensive, stressful, angst inducing day that lives forever in the equally expensive photo album that sits on a dark shelf in your home. The marriage is the good part. Sounds like you have the right attitude. Be flexible - take advantage of opportunities that present themselves and above all have fun. Don't get bogged down in minute details that no one will notice but you. Have a Blast!!! Congrats.

katiedid said...

Rats! If you had been in Napa, I might have been tempted to be a wedding crasher. Sigh.
I will have to be content with the many, many photos you will be posting for us all.

Maggie said...

Thanks for the compliments (for Louella Press)! Have a wonderful time in Mexico - what an incredible gift your friends have given you. Congratulations!

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