Archive for February, 2007

You never know what you might need…

Monday, February 26th, 2007

I take a huge emergency kit with me to every wedding. It is a rolling bag that has tons of pockets and places for everything that a bridal party and wedding guests might need throughout the course of the day. I can fully admit that it might look ridiculous to be toting all this stuff around on a wedding day, when I can pull something really random out of it and save the day – well, then is doesn’t look so silly. You might be surprised to hear all the different things that I have used from it. Just a few of the items:

    Crochet Hook – the only reason that a bride with a dress with 60 buttons up the back of her dress got down the aisle on time. Also, the only reason that another bride with 16 bustle points got to her reception on time.
    Iron/Steamer – helped take the wrinkles out the tie of a ring bearer who decided that his tie was better stuffed in his shoe than on his neck.
    Traction Patches for Shoes – helped steady the groom who was terrified he was going to slip and fall on the marble of the altar.
    WD40 – for a section on the stage that the chuppah was on that squeaked really obviously during rehearsal. Luckily the WD40 stopped it from drowning out the vows.
    Altoids – I have gone through more tins that I can count!
    Index Cards – used by numerous best men to jot down their speeches. Interestingly, I have never had a maid of honor ask for these…

I have also used more safety pins, packets of Advil, hair pins and pearl head pins than I can begin to count.

*Thanks to Kelly for the idea for this post – even if your kit is in a little black bag rather than a big rolling one. 🙂

Everything old is new again.

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Paging through the March edition of Lucky Magazine, I noticed a one page article on vintage wedding dresses. It listed 4 different shops – Paris 1900 in Los Angeles, Silver Moon in Chicago, C. Madeleine in Miami and Isadora’s in Seattle.

I have never had a bride wear vintage – I had a bride wear vintage inspired (Jennifer – check out the veil and the fabulous shoes, too) but never one that wore true vintage. Obviously, none of the shops listed above are in Columbus so I wondered if there were any vintage shops in C-bus and apparently there is one!
Kathryn’s Vintage Fashions and Bridal is on High Street in downtown Columbus.

I’ve never been to the store but it is on my list of things to do once this snow and ice storm gets out of here and now I know where to take a bride should she decide she wants a vintage gown.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Wishing you a beautiful Valentine’s Day filled with love, romance and the company of someone wonderful!

To my amazing husband, Randy – I love you and cannot wait to see where we are next Valentine’s Day.
All my love, all my life.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Snow and ice and rain, oh my!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

**Special note to Mom and Dad in Arizona – please send sunshine because this snow/ice is just plain awful!**

As my Mom would say the weather today was just plain YUCK! I was very glad that I work from my home!

It started snowing this really early this morning here in Columbus. We got about 3-4 inches and then it turned to sleet and freezing rain. We now have about 1/2 inch of ice on top of the snow. Soon, we will be turning back to snow and that will pile on top of the ice/snow mix. Tomorrow should be a LOVELY day!

Everything here is shut down or shutting down early and it isn’t just schools! Tons of businesses and stores are shutting down early – heck the malls are closing at 5 or 6 pm! Have you ever heard of a mall closing at 5 pm on the day before a gift giving holiday? Ohio State and all the other local universities are shut down too and they never cancel classes!

Crazy weather here – but Randy is finally home from work and we have tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches ready for dinner so we are all set!

Stay warm and out of this nasty weather!

What Not to Wear – Wedding Edition

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

What Not to Wear is doing a special show to help brides select their gowns. The catch? Your wedding has to take place between April 16 and May 19…of 2007. I would think the majority of brides getting married in April and May would already have their gowns but for a major procrastinator or someone with a short engagement, this could be great!

So, if you are getting married in that time frame and don’t have a gown, click here to apply for the show. (Scroll down on the page for the actual link)

Good luck!