RCF: Rar Rar Press



I always go to the Renegade Craft Fair thinking I’m going to buy stuff for other people, but no, I always buy more stuff for me….I bought this postcard from Rar Rar Press and stamped hearts over Louisiana and New York as a little reminder to myself where Chad and I started out…I think they make swell gifts too!

[image from Etsy]

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Meet the Bloggers interview


A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Ralph at The Wedding Planning Audiocast for their Meet The Bloggers series…it was so fun to join the ranks of all my favorite bloggers! Its also amazing that you can check out interviews with some of the big names of the wedding planning world, like David Tutera, Mindy Weiss, Sylvia Weinstock…you name it, Ralph has probably interviewed them. If you care to take a listen, check out their website where you can download the interview for free.

[image from Wedding Planning Audiocast]

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Real wedding: Sara + Ev part 2






Maybe some of you remember my post a few months ago about Sara and Ev’s amazing wedding…I definitely bookmarked the photos as inspiration for my own wedding. Anyway, Kathryn gave me a heads up on Alison Hotchkiss, the event planner behind this amazing affair, and I asked her to share a little info about the day.

Sara and Evan came to us wanting something different, modern and well designed which is very much a reflection of the couple….They wanted amazing food with emphasis on vegetarian dishes since the groom was a vegetarian so they hired Paula le Duc, the no brainer choice on high end cuisine yet down home and delicious. They wanted to have there ceremony outdoors and the party indoors and the De Young Museum was the perfect site for this. They walked down the aisle to their favorite rendition of a flaming lips song played by a local jazz band…..dinner was served in the Dewilsey court which has a beautiful high ceilings and a gigantic piece of art that went perfect with their decor…..all the tables were square with crisp white linens square chargers and centerpieces were also in crisp whites pea green and the containers were varying modern white ceramic. Gaucho, a local band, played gypsy/jazz music during dinner as the guests were served 2 courses paired with wine….after dinner the couple danced their first dance to a local dj and the party began. Mini cupcakes and ice cream cones were served in the lounge area…a photobooth kept guests attention and guests danced the night away….at the end of the night the guests loaded up the mini coaches and were given a hang-over bag filled with water, aspirin, their favorite sticky buns bought that afternoon, candies and other treats…

[images by Jesse Leake]

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Vendors reviews: tuxes



Tuxes: MW Tux
While ordering the tuxedos for our guys were easy, there were lots of mistakes when we picked them up. Sizes were wrong, some accessories were rusty, suspenders were broken, my father in law had to BUY a new tux shirt since they ship everything in and didn’t have his size….essentially it was a bit of a mess. But, in the end, the guys all looked pretty good, and thats whats important.

Chad’s tux: RothmansJohn Varvatos
Chad looked hot in his Varvatos tux, and the guys at Rothmans were very easy to work with. They also provide tailoring free of charge, so that was a nice bonus. We had his tux within a few weeks. [hubba hubba]

[images by Belathée Photography]

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