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hey mssilverios! welcome to journaling! i love your story, and how
you captioned your pic with "nerd love"! hahahah

yoru dress is beautiful, you are off to a great start!

we just booked out pre cana and weekend for the engaged last month
and didn't get in until january and february. grrrr! so make sure you do
that soon!
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Well, parent conferences are finally over so I can get a little more wedding
planning time, especially since my bridesmaids will all be in the same city
this weekend. It's funny, I've been doing a lot of this journaling at work
and then I got that "official email" (really just virus spam) about visiting
more than 30 illegal websites and I was like "Oh no! The district office has
been monitoring my web visits and know how many times I've been on
BI!" Haha, I'm so gullible.
Anyway, haven't gotten all that much done in the past few days. I mailed
off the Engaged Encounter form, called up a few more cake places, and
looked up the shipping time on the BM dresses. If I get their
mesurements now it'll only take 4-7 days for them to arrive. Sweet!
I also stopped by Wholesale Flowers to see how hard diy floral
centerpieces might be, and I looked up how much peonies are. I've been
brainwashed by Martha. Karen said they were pretty expensive, and man
was she right! About $5 for one flower, unarranged! And Wholesale is
supposed to have some of the best prices for that kind of stuff.
Also, I've been trying to finalize some contracts with my vendors but they
haven't gotten back to me. Grrr. But it is Thanksgiving week, it's just
my dumb luck that that's when I have the free time to follow up on stuff.
Oh well. Anyway, more ideas and photos coming this weekend.


Gwen,
I just saw that photo on your vendor review with the guys as different
superheros. Ryan is such a Superman freak and he would love that! One
of your many cool ideas.

sonalid,
Susan is great! JCrew has some nice stuff on it, very clean and simple. A
lot of it is expensive, but if you look at the stuff apart from the "bridal"
section you can get things for a pretty resonable amount. I think it's also
really easy to exchange/return stuff with their stores.

And both of you ladies,
Sweetwater Union rocks!

itsmars,
Thanks for the pre cana tip! The form is in the mail, so hopfully we can
get one of the earlier weekends in Feb. Maybe we'll see you there!
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I'm still laughing about the "pile of dry elk" comment. I had a similar experience, actually.

Welcome and thanks for sharing all your great information! Good luck with planning.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone... I put a new post under Vents, Rants and
Frustrations because so far things look pretty crazy for today. Yargh. One of
the vendors I'm looking at seriously hasn't gotten back to me in a week and
I'm waiting on a final contract. Hopefully they're just busy with the holiday
season, but still, and email or something would be nice. Maybe that's just
me being impatient though, but there's so much to do I feel like I've got no
time to spare.
Tomorrow will be a better day, two cake tasting appointments! I'll report
about how they go...

kaydd, haha, our guys should get together to compare notes.
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Cake Designs!

Ok, after a long search, this is the closest pic I can find to what I want my
dream cake to look like. Instead of pink, I want the writing and base color
to be ivory in buttercream. Not so many flowers, just one or two on each
tier in this color. As for the words, I want Bobby Darin's "Somewhere
Beyond the Sea" written out, maybe in a pearlescent ivory. I love the
votive idea and there will be votives everywhere. I saw the idea in a
Martha Stewart mag originally, but this one was done by someone else.
Hi, my name is Michelle and I am a Marthaholic.

However, decorating that sucker considerably increases the price, so as a
backup I have a few more cost effective ideas. The more traditional of the
two looks a more like this, except 3 tiers in ivory and carnations in the
shades of pink I like instead of roses.

My original idea was to have a fairly plain stacked cake with flowers on
top (possibly in the middle if the cake can't be stacked because of tier
size) and then buy lace that matches my dress to wrap around the middle
of each layer. Like this, but instead of ribbon it would have lace, and in
ivory of course. Pinks would be a little more subtle.

I had two cake tastings Friday, and I'll post about that soon....

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Nice cakes Girl!

 

So how did the holiday turn out/ Put a prayer at dinner time for you after I read your vent Thur Morning- Hope all went well- Keep us inforrmed

                              

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Great cakes! I love your ideas.
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happybridesd,

Thanks for the kind thoughts! Things turned out resonably well actually.
First my grandparents said they couldn't come, then my family almost
started eating without FI and I because they were hungry, but FI family's
was
running late so it all worked out in the end. My grandfather was at my
parents house and he actually hugged my FI and gave his blessing when
he
found out. It was really cute.

soontobeconsi,

Thanks! The bakers I met with had lots of great input too. I'll tell you all
about the tastings with Twiggs and Kathy... later. I've got meetings
with the florist and the Day Of GTG to go to today.

La Vie en Rose...
Ok, and now to organize my thoughts before I meet with Karen...

These are the roses I want to have
Anna
Laguna
Vogue
Vendella
I think I like the Vogues best, with the others thrown in as accents.
Here are some spray roses in the same colorscheme.
Mayolika
Porcelines
I'm also doing carntations as filler to save moo-lah, but they actually look
good bunched up together in a big ruffle-y bundle.
Tasmans (too pink?)
Laura
Kaly
I've got a million more pictures but I'll edit this after I meet with Karen.
See everyone at the GTG!
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I went to the Day-Of GTG earlier today and I had a really good time! It
was great meeting all of you there. KScooby, thanks for putting that
together! It was also nice to get together and unabashedly "talk wedding."

Earlier to day I met with Karen (contact info on pg 1) and put down the
deposit. KScooby is using her too I think! Karen was totallly open to my
ideas and changes, and totally familar with a lot of the flowers I
showed her. She's also willing to work within a budget and has no
minimum.

Mmmmm... cake.

Ok, so I went cake tasting with my two sisters this Friday. We all have this
major genetic sweet tooth and pride ourselves in being able to finish an
entire (insert sweet, fatting dessert here) by ourselves. But with one at 1
o'clock and one at 3 o'clock, I think we where a little overwhelmed. The
coffee we got in between didn't help things either I'm sure. In any case,
both were so yummy! This was even better than trying on dresses. (It
made me feel fat in a gratifying kind of way, as opposed to "I'm a size
WHAT?!? kind of way.)

Kathy's Cakes
(619) 472-1546
The store was very much a mom-and-pop shop and easy to miss if you
weren't looking for it. Kathy was very sweet and up-front about
everything. We met her husband briefly (spoke to him over the phone
originally) and I can sort of see where people say he's a little brash. She
gave us a little tray with about 8 or 10 different kinds, and our favorites
were raspberry and ganache, raspberry and bavarian creme, Boston cream
(especially chilled!) Red velvet was very good too but there's a lot of red
dye in it and that scares me a little. Some things had a very good cream
cheese filling and her list of possible fillings was huge! Her Euro
buttercream is made with real butter and you can totally taste it; good but
very rich. We can come back to try specific flavors if we let her know in
advance. Kathy dosen't like to do sheet cakes, 80% of the cake must be a
formal wedding cake. We also get a free 6 inch topper for our
anniversary.

Twiggs
Twiggs
Twiggs was a nice little coffee shop at the El Cortez. Kathy, (Man there are
a lot of Kathys in the wedding biz!) a friend of the owners, walked us
through the whole tasting. We got a plate of 15-20 different flavors. The
fillings were excellent, some had walnuts, others had fresh fruit, etc.
Good variety too. Passionfruit (most popular) and strawberries & cream
were our favorites. We also tried buttercream and fondant icing. Their
buttercream was less buttery and more sugary, which I guess is just a
matter of personal preference. Fondant was nasty! And I don't mean
their fondant, I think in general it's just gross. Imagine the icing on a
Zinger or a Ding Dong. Same basic texture, very play-doh-ey. This is one
part of the Martha Cult I will not be following. Other things... Dan, the
owner, would personally decorate the cake w/ flowers and anything else,
various customizations raise the price of the cake.

Kathy's main points: Buttery buttercream, no charge for different
flavors each teir, cost determined by decoration (starts at 2.25/slice, 2.75
for my Martha cake), prices up in Jan so would need to book before then.

Twiggs main points: Delicious fillings w/ good stuff in 'em! Sweeter,
more sugary buttercream Starts at 3.00 a serving, .50 per slice extra for
different flavors per cake tier (no extra charge for different sheet cake
flavor); certain flavors, cake shapes, decorations add to cost; Dan
decorates every cake.

Both had wonderful cake and come in with great reviews from BI. Twiggs
actually came out a little cheaper, but only had 2 different flavors vs. 3
that Kathy had. Kathy could also do the design I want with the script. I'm
still debating, but I haven't tried Shirley Resnick yet. I'll be going to her on
the 10th, and then I'll make the final decision.
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My dress came in!!!!!!!
::does a little happy dance::
Pics are a'comin.
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