Saturday, February 20, 2010


I've been realizing lately that my posts have not been reflective of the fact that I'm getting married in 91 days.

Hold on a minute.


K, I'm back.

In control.



Bah, who am I kidding?! I'm a nutcase! I've never been in control, calm or collected when I WASN'T planning a wedding. I am totally out of my mind excited about getting married! It's all so crazy and fun at the same time. I do feel stressed, and I think that may have more to do with my overall mood in the winter than anything.

I'm trying to keep it real, I never wanted my life to become obsessed with a wedding... so it's not. And that's probably why I haven't posted much about it, but that's beside the point.

The point is, there are a few things for this wedding that I am enjoying immensely and that is mainly the designing and decorating end of things. Forget details about food and who's coming with who. I could care less. I just want to create and enjoy the pretty things... and this is just one example of something that I am enjoying right now.


A pile of invitations? Well, not so much the address acquiring, writing, stamping, hand-cramping, licking frenzy. But what's inside, oh yes, that is what I enjoy.


My mom asked me to come up with a design for the shower invitations... only because she knew I would want to. She would of course have been happy to do them herself, but this is something I love.

I worked on my own design and when I thought I was done, I sent the files to my amazing friend Maureen who is giving me custom made invitations as my wedding gift. She is incredibly talented, and in fact just last night I sat with her for 4 hours as we designed the actual wedding invites.

But she took what I gave her for the shower and ran with it, adjusting, modifying and creating a piece that I cannot help but want to eat it up. Ok, maybe that's a little overboard, but I can't explain in words how I feel about it!

invite inside

From the front, the invitation opens to this. It's a tri-fold 4x5 so when it opens you see the part on the left above, then unfold once more and see the right.


Then on the back is a little quote by Winnie the Pooh, so sweet I think :) I liked this one too:

"Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh," he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw, "I just wanted to be sure of you."

But it didn't fit quite as well as the one that I ended up using.

Anyways, this was truly a bright spot for me all last week. Reminds me that spring is coming and that the sooner it gets here the sooner this wedding will be over - err, I mean I get to be married ;)

I am going to post soon about what dresses the girls are wearing, they are all different! I cannot wait to see everyone together, they'll all look so beautiful!

And if I had a decent picture of me in my wedding dress I would send anyone a picture that wanted to see it, but I don't. It's at the seamstress and will be til around April. But i'm looking for veils still. I found one that I particularly like but hesitate to post anything about it as I'm not technically supposed to let Steve know anything about what I'm wearing ;) So if you want to know more about this, email me aboynamedbarry{at}gmail{dot}com


4 extraordinary comments:

Mrs. Staff Sergeant: February 20, 2010 at 7:33 PM  

I want to know! I want to know everything! I just love weddings! I think you have my email. If not shoot me a message on Facebook or something :)

Molly @ Star Cottage February 20, 2010 at 11:52 PM  

SO Exciting Amanda ;) I love the invites you designed. Too cute. My shower was a surprise and I was kindof bumbed that I didn't get to help decorate etc. Your mom is a sweety, to let you in on the fun ;)

Goldylocks aka Erin February 21, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

91 days!!!! Wow!

I'm so excited for you. Your wedding will be beautiful

Love love LOVE these invitations!

G. February 21, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

Exciting times!! I would love to see your dress when you have a pic of it. I know you will make a beautiful Bride!

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