Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

And I'm off ....

To MIAMI baby! That's right, I am gonna be spending New Year's Eve partying it up in the sun (I hope!).

But, when I get back, I have so much wedding biz to tell you about ... new vendors (the big photog reveal, I promise!), pictures from my amazing Winter Wonderland shower, and lots of last minute details being strung together by yours truly!

In the meantime .. party hardy .. and have at least one extra drink to the New Year for me! I will see all of you in the new year .. the year I get married!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Pearly whites .. revisited

So remember about my little crush the other day? On this ..
Well it asked me out!! And by asked me out, I mean, I paid for it to come to my home and make me happy .. hmm that sounded wrong but don't worry its totally legal to love a hair piece. But I just had to brag about the fact that I got it at half price! Go check out the clearance they are having on sample pieces at Tigerlilly. Just browse the site and find what you like, then shoot them an email or live chat them asking if they have a sample of it laying around, if they do you get your fabulous piece for half off! They rock. Period.
Can't wait for my date with my newest wedding accessory ... I'll keep you guys posted about how it goes but I have a feeling this is the one .. hey, I was right about the Big Guy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas folks!

Hope you are all having  wonderful day, whether your celebrating or just enjoying some relaxing time off  ... soak it up and have a great weekend!

I will be partaking in a long standing tradition amongst my peoples ... enjoying some chinese food and watching a movie with my friends ... I can't wait!!

See you all Monday .. hopefully a little chubbier, a little happier, and a lot rejuvenated.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pearly whites

I am kind of in love with this ...

... in a big way .... like sometimes I look at my phone and I get sad cause I am hoping that this head piece thingy will call me but it hasn't and I keep asking all of my friends if they think it likes me too .. cause you know, its giving me all the signs but it just hasn't asked me out yet ... sigh .... if only it would just come to my doorstep and jump into my hair without me having to pay for it ... what!?!?! A girl can dream cant she???

Found here. Lusted after in my brain.

Winner Time!

We have a WINNER!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-12-22 18:39:07 UTC
I will be in touch shortly with how to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone who participated and to show their thanks Hazel & Harlow is offering all of you 30% off until December 28 .. just use the PromoCode Wedding09. Happy Shopping everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Giveaway ends tonight!

The Hazel & Harlow giveaway ends tonight so hurry up and enter already. Just click here to go the original post.

The winner will be announced tomorrow morning .. good luck folks!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wedding Update

Ok its 37 days and counting people ....
There are still 50 (that is right 50!) people who have not responded to the invites .. umm look there is a stamp on the card, put pen to paper and respond already! Or you know rsvp online .. I think we have made it pretty easy here folks. Phew, ok now thats done .. moving on ...
Tonight is a fun wedding related activity! DANCE CLASS. Not with the Big Guy mind you .. with my dad! He wants to learn a few steps for our father daughter dance .. so tonight we are gonna be learning how to jump, jive, and wail ... or ... how to dance with each other without him swinging me around wildly and dislocating both of my shoulders. But the best part is our instructor is my old dance teacher from when I was 7! Not kidding, he was the man who taught me ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop for about 8 years! And I have to give credit where credit is due .. my dad thought this whole thing up, located him, and set up the lesson for tonight! Yep, he is pretty bad ass my papa.
Wish me luck blogworld ... we need to turn out a very large 6'4" Russian man into a graceful hoofer .. ok maybe that was the wrong synonym for dancer ... lets go with ... danseur .... I will keep you posted folks.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thank you thank you

A big thanks to everyone who left guest book suggestions on my Dilemma post ... I love them all!!! I will let you know what we go with shortly .... in the meantime, if anyone else has any suggestions let me hear em and don't forget to enter the latest giveaway!

ps: check out my latest post on the fabulous Weddzilla Blog (my bridesmaids .. stay away! There are gift spoilers ... come on ladies, it will be more fun if its a surprise! Honor system people .. honor it.)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pretty pretty GIVEAWAY!!

It's giveaway time! Todays contest comes to you from Hazel & Harlow ... a wonderful place to get the most incredible unique pieces of jewelry you have ever laid eyes on! And they are giving up this pretty young thing ...

This beautiful piece could be yours! And how??? Well just click HERE and peruse the fab Hazel and Harlow website ... then come back here and tell me what your favorite piece is. It is that easy! I will pick a winner at random on Tuesday December 21. Click, look, comment and win .. yep I make it easy for ya.

PS: There will be a consolation prize for those of you who don't win (it will be good!)


Ok blogworld .. I need your help!
I want to have a guestbook for folks to sign and that I can keep and gaze upon fondly (that one time) and think about all the awesome people we had celebrating this amazing day with us .... you know what I mean, yes??
But, I am stuck in terms of what to do.. there are so many great options .. photobooks, classic guestbooks, silver platters for people to scribble on, little notes hung up on strings, pieces of fabric to make into a quilt ... the list is just endless!
So, here is where you come in... tell me everything people .. what did you do? what are you planning on doing? what have you seen others do? what where the pros and cons???
And as a reward for being so awesome and for reading an entire post without a single picture in it (I'm cruel, so sue me), tomorrow we will be having a fabulous giveaway .. I promise!
Thanks for help folks! You know your girl needs it .. 41 days and counting! ahh!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Manly gift ... space age style

Got a man in your life who needs some lovin, in the form of techy goodness .. then have I got the gift idea for you. Check out the iWallet. Its a fancy pantsy wallet that only opens if it recognizes your fingerprint. How bad ass is that?

Its pricey but so damn cool. Found on Thrillist and coveted by me!
PS: this could total be a gift for a chic too! I just find that most of the women I kow prefer large wallets and are also not as easily amused by the wonders of technology .. at least not as easily amused by them as me.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I had my surprise shower on Sunday!!!
It was amazing ... but until I have pics, I can't trully SHOW you how amzing it was .... and let me tell you .. it was slammin!
Ok fine! A few tidbits ... the theme was winter wonderland, the games were hilarious, there was no registry ... so everyone chipped in and got us a mini-moon (since we didn't plan a honeymoon for ourselves) and the minimoon is seriously off the chain ... we are going to PARIS. Read that again. Ok, you back? Yep thats right PARIS ... now can I assume you can rest assured that my friends and family rock beyond all comprehension .. they are just incredible.
more details to come, I promise.
Seriously. PARIS. Ok now, I'm done for real ... wait no, one more exclamation .. YAY!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Je N'est Pas Une Candy Bar

I have a problem .. I like to buy things. I know, I am not the only poor soul afflicted with this disorder, I see you sneekily looking around and giving me mental high fives for our shared desire to throw money out the window ... oh wait no, its just me? Ok fine. Well in any case ... I am pretty sure I know what our favors are gonna be .... very likely we will be going with this idea, I posted about a while ago. But I keep seeing other cute stuff I wanna give to our guests too. Like what about a bowl of these goodies for them to grab and munch on as they exist the premises ...
Monogram Hershey's Miniatures
A little chocolate to nosh on as they head home (hopefully from the best party ever!). I saw them on Westport Favor Company for only $0.60 each! Cute right?? Or am I just looking for more things to spend money on. I can't tell. And the wedds can sort of morph your brain into a device that is constantly telling you how much you need all kinds of stuff you really dont need, you feel me?
 Your thoughts my dear bloggy friends?
PS: I am having some not-so-secret jealous pangs for a candy bar .. but we just can't afford it ... so this might be my way of soothing that longing. Ok enough of my justifications. Jury, do your worst ... or your best...

Monday, November 30, 2009

Last chance to win ...

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* All Entrants win 50 Free Bridal Shower Thank You Notes!

One winner will be drawn and notified December 1, 2009.

Just click here to go to the B. Joyful Invitations site and enter the contest.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Today when we are filling our bellies and giving thanks, I just want to say ....

to YOU!! I can't believe how wonderful this little venture of mine has turned out. The fact that you guys read this blog fills my heart and makes me grateful to you every single day. Thank you for accompanying me on this journey .. I couldn't and can't do it without you.

Enjoy the holiday!

And as always ... thank you.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I am a baddy

I promised you big news today but I can't provide it cause .... cause it didnt happen today ... and you know how careful I am .. I don't report to you guys until it is signed, sealed, and delivered ... so I am going to have to keep you in suspense for a little while longer.... not long though I promise!

Ooooh but I did find some kind awesome wedding hair inspiration ... this is what I want my hair to look like on the weds, fancy and polished but loose and chic .... check it ...

Hello pretty blonde lady ... can you dye your hair brown ... and then put it on my head please!! Thank you .. I'll be expecting it in the mail shortly.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nothing new to report

Well, nothing new today that is .. but tomorrow ... I will be back with some big news!

PS: our yarmulkes arrived!! They look awesome! Yay! And I ordered some gifts for my girls .. but I won't be posting them up here .... the spies!... they are everywhere! But I promise to show you pics after I give them out ... you know I love to share everything you guys.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bridesmaids gifts with purpose

So, you say you wanna get your girls something pretty, something affordable, something shiny maybe??? Now how about all of that plus charitable and good for other women? Can't be done? .... oh yes, yes we can!

Check out The Breast Cancer Site Store which is chock full of goodies at totally reasonable prices and all of your purchases provide mammograms to women in need. Want some evidence??? Good call counselor ...

Exhibit A - how about some pearls for your girls???

Exhibit B - ring-a-ding, ding?

Exhibit C - maybe you're into heavy metal?

You know I've made my case.

Oh and if your not into the jewelry thing, they have clothes, home products, bags, accessories ... let's face it, they have everything. So what are you waiting for?? Go buy yourself something pretty and help out women in need ... has there ever been a better idea? Answer = nope!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Aren't you lovely ...

While surfing for some b-maid gift inspiration the other day I happened upon ...

this sweet necklace ...

and this pretty one too ...

How fabulous are these?? Both from Dogeared. You know your girl loves a tree accent on pretty much anything ... and these are just darling. Someone page the Big Guy and let him know I need a little bit of this in my world. Stat.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I am a big winner!

I WON a pink Breast Cancer Awareness wedding garter from Julianne Smith! I am such a lucky ducky! Julianne makes amazing stuff! Check the merchandise ...

That's another wedding task to mark off the list! Garter = Accomplished. Thanks Julianne!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Purchased yesterday

Yesterday I got these ....

from ebay .... for 2 dollars each! TWO DOLLARS!

More will become of these, I promise!!! ... but your going to have to wait to see what it is .... I know, I am terrible! But a girl's got keep some mystery, right??

Monday, November 9, 2009

Customized Map Giveaway

Our invites have gone out and the RSVPs have already started trickling in ... PS: Our RSVPs = hilarious, leaving a message space was the best idea ever! Thanks Leslie!

... ok back on track ... my point: I don't need a custom map ... I want one ... but I dont need one, so I am not entering the
Customized Map Giveaway on the Weddzilla blog ... but you should!

Check the handiwork ...

Go. Enter. Now. Seriously.


It's my anniversary = no blogging for me today. Just a yummy dinner with some reminiscing on the side.
Love you Big Guy .. seven years ... and not nearly long enough.
Be back tomorrow with the good stuff.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Online Bouts

Umm did you know that you can order boutonnieres online? Yeh, people sells wedding floral gear! Bouts, centerpieces, corsages, even ring pillows .... And if your looking to save a bit on floral design, ordering some of the floral elements online is a great way to go.

Check out these awesome bouts I found ...

Or this awesome centerpiece...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wedding Task: Videographer


Check out the deets on my post over at the Weddzilla blog.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I need this in my life ...

Ok quick wedding break ...

I want this.

No, I am not a drug addict! It a Molecular Gastronomy kit! Think about all the foams and bizarre caviars I could make! I have always been more science geek than anything else!

Ok back to weddings ... we sent out our invites yesterday! And tomorrow, I'll tell you about yet another wedding task we have accomplished!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wedding Task: Florist


Yep, thats right folks .. we booked our florist! The super cool, super creative, super floral dude that is .....

The brains behind these beautiful blooms ...

For more for his work check his site or SMP where he has been featured a number of times.

James made us an offer we just could not refuse .. including a chuppah, high and low centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres,  flowers for cocktail hour, even arrangements for the bathrooms! And for a price that actually worked in our budget, right from the start, no haggling or arguing! I know, its unheard of!

You know your girl is always ready to hussle in this wedding game  .. but to tell you the truth, when everything goes nice and smoothly lie it did with James ... it such a relief! And it def makes these countless wedding decisions soo much easier!

One more thing to check off that long list of wedding to-dos! ... I love it when a plan comes together.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Have a great weekend!

Happy Halloween! Be safe party people! I will be back on Monday with a big big update .... curious? Good. MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Complimentary Wedding Salon Tickets

I'll be there! And now you can too ... and for FREE!
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They're giving them away
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wedding Task: Yarmulkes


Wanna see the whole scoop? Hop on over to my post about it on the Weddzilla blog.

Vistaprint Savings!

Sad you didn't win the Vistaprint giveaway?? Well cheer up! Click here for major savings on all things wedding from the fabulous folks over at Vistaprint. The link will be up in my sidebar too.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What's with the hat-echki? (Celebrity Guest post)

Big Guy here - hacking into Bridechka's computer to take over the blogging duties for the moment . . . Please to enjoy:

On Yarmulkes ...
Whether it be for social protest or simple divine reverence, Jews the world over wear skullcaps as part of their religious practice and/or everyday life. Now, I know what you're thinking . . . "Self," you think, "Skullcap! That sounds bad ass! How cool must they be?"

Well . . . perhaps only the Britons thought that way, since in most other languages, the name for the head covering is derived from its dome like appearance. In Hebrew, it is called a kippah (plural: kippot) which means "dome." In French they are referred to as calotte (meaning "dome"), in Italian, calotta (meaning "dome", sense a theme, yet?), and in Arabic, they are not referred to at all . . . no I keed! ... the kippah  is similar to the Muslim kufi or taqiyah.

However, it's the Yiddish term for skullcaps that gives insight into what they are and why Jews wear them. In Yiddish, a kippah is referred to as yarmulke, pronounced as if it were something completely different: ya-mick-ah . . . 'cause you know, we're a difficult and obstinate people. Though I don't know if its completely true, the peeps over at wikipedia claim that, perhaps, yarmulke is derived from the Aramaic term yarei malka, meaning "fear of the King," in reference of course, to the Bigger Guy (Biggest Guy, perhaps?).

In general, religious Jewish men (and women, in some modern Jewish communities) wear a yarmulke (or a "yam" as the cool kids call it) at all times as recognition of G-D's presence everywhere even in the blogosphere; however, the only time that a yam is mandated by Jewish law, is during prayer.

So you're now thinking, "I want Bridechka back . . . she talks about weddings and cool stuff. This Big Guy character, while very funny and very handsome, is too self indulgent and I don't know why he's talking about little hats?" Well, here's were it all comes together - it is a tradition at big Jewish life cycle events, from circumcision to bar or bat mitzvah to weddings, to order personalized yarmulkes to commemorate the event. Typically the kippot are inscribed with the names of the bride and groom, the date, and either a message or a Scriptural quote.

While it may not be your custom or even your religion, it is a sign of respect for bride and groom and their family to wear a kippah during the religious ceremony part of the Jewish wedding . . . luckily, this usually doesn't last long, as Jewish wedding ceremonies are pretty short (everyone breathe a sigh of relief!). Tomorrow, Bridechka will be back (I promise!) and will give you guys the details on our yams, what they look, like, where they are coming from, and what they are going to say ... I am here in purely academic position.

Well I think I've taught everyone a valuable lesson here . . . never let Bridechka pass the blogging duty off to anyone . . . ever again!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

White Knot

And now we take a brief wedding planning breather to talk about the White Knot.
White Knot
I spotted this on Savoir and knew that I had to have it .. and share with you of course!

The White Knot is the symbol for marriage equality. Wear it (on your person or on your blog!) to show your support and to create conversation. Use it to tell someone today that equal rights are important to everyone. Share the White Knot and spread the word that all loving couples deserve the same legal rights, benefits, and respect that civil marriage bestows.

Tomorrow back with our regular programming ... including explaining the yarmulke, narrowing down a florist, picking tie colors, our tasting, and all the other wedding minutiae that happened in the past week. I am gonna tackle this to do list yet!

Friday, October 23, 2009

We have a WINNER!

A big thank you to Vistaprint for this fabulous giveaway!
And the winner is ...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-10-23 23:23:42 UTC


Congrats Julie! Email me to find out how to claim your prize!!

And to everyone who entered ... I promise to give you ALL a consolation prize very soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Giveaway reminder!

Don't forget to enter my latest giveaway ... click here to see what its about and enter!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bad blogger! Whatchya gonna do?

I've been a baddy! Not posting for two straight days! This whole being a lawyer thing is harder than I thought! But in the meantime, the wedding planning has been progressing along....

Things we have gotten done:
We met with two florists this weekend (who I LOVED! Never thought I would say that! No really, both were awesome) and we're going to see another two next weekend.

We picked yarmulke colors for the wedding! A yarmulke or kippah is a traditional head-cover that is usually worn by Jewish men .. although sometimes women too depending on their traditions, beliefs, personal feelings, etc... I will tell you more about this later this week.

We received our invites! They are AWESOME (thanks Leslie!)

And we set up appointments to talk to some photogs next week.

Phew ... yep, this whole wedding thing is gonna happen! One way or another ...

And to make up for being a baddy this week I leave you with a deal from Wedding Channel

Enter code & receive 10% off your online order of $85 or more @ wedding channel
Coupon code:  COUPONCABIN10 .... Expires Dec 21st

Friday, October 16, 2009

Vistaprint Giveaway

Have I mentioned that I heart Vistaprint? I do!
Remember the save the dates I had made on Vista? Check em here.

They are the awesome printing company where you can get almost anything made ... custom invites, save the dates, magnets, programs, thank you cards, envelopes, return addresses stickers, and a bunch of other stuff .... Oh and if your a in a rush ... no worries! Cause Vistaprint can ship orders for delivery in 3 business days.

Now they just became exponentially cooler .. because they are offering for FREE ...
100 Save the Dates OR Invitations OR Thank You Cards OR some combination
(e.g. 50 of one and 50 of another ... or 25, 25, and 50 ... or 30, 60, and 10!)

Just leave a comment here telling me which prize you would pick and how you would use it! I will pick a winner at random next Friday.

Get to it people!