Wedding Weekly (Slash Monthly): An Update

Twenties Wedding

I haven’t written much about the wedding these past two months because I’ve been working on a lot of little things. Thankfully, all the big stuff is done! The details are my favorite part.


When I first started looking at invitations I couldn’t believe how expensive they are! $600 for a piece of paper with black letterpress cursive? I knew I did not want that, so I went for a more modern and colorful invite from a small business: Southern Fete Creative.

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I’ve been using this pattern as my design inspiration because it’s the same color as the bridesmaids dress and I love the clean, modern design. I was able to make some customizations to the background and the proofs look beautiful! The store owner has been great to work with and the cost was half that of many invitations I saw online and in stores. I think they went to print last week and I’ll be sure to show you the final product once the guests receive them!


…are such a pain! Because the island only has one [pricey] bed and breakfast, I’ve been helping the large groups of young people find houses. It’s a lot of work, but will hopefully be worth it in the end. I feel like that annoying person who just had to have my wedding on an inconvenient island. My family had a house picked out as well, but the owners decided not to rent it for the 2013 summer season, so we had to start the search over again right before Christmas. Luckily we were able to find a great place right near the reception that will be beautiful in pictures and great for getting ready on the big day!


This is next on my to-do list! I’m just starting to think about passages/songs/structure, but I’m overwhelmed at the moment.


We picked our cake a while back, but the baker has been sketching fun ideas and sending them my way. Love the big sugar flower on top, but haven’t picked a design yet.


I ordered custom shoes from Milk & Honey!!!!! This website is so awesome! I literally could not find the type of shoe I wanted with less than a 3 inch heel for under $300. Though my custom shoes were still pricey, I was able to pick the heel height (2.5) the shape, the fabric, and the details. I think I want to keep them a surprise for the real day, but let’s just say that they involve glitter:)
And that’s what I’ve been up to. Are there any details you’d like me to post about?
  • Lesley T.
    January 17, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I want all the details, mostly about your dress, but that will have to wait until after the big day!

    I’m sure it will be a beautiful event.

  • Lisa
    January 17, 2013 at 8:51 am

    It can be overwhelming at times so make sure to try and focus on one task at a time. Hard, I know!
    Have you picked out your flowers? : )

    • Laura
      January 19, 2013 at 11:16 am

      For the most part! There’s a post about them under the wedding tab:)

  • Casey
    January 23, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Hey there! Your wedding stuff looks like its moving right along! What kind of cake and icing flavors are you going to have? Cake is my favorite part of weddings. Lol

    • Laura
      January 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Me too! We’re thinking yellow cake with raspberry chambord and buttercream and carrot cake with cream cheese!