After a fun-filled month of graduations, travel and re-uniting with friends and family it is time to turn my attention back to the daunting task of wedding planning, especially now that we are down to the seven month mark or so and I just know that everything is about to accelerate.
At the same time some things are beginning to come together.
While at Mule Days JC tried on and purchased the bulk of his wedding clothing.
He's going to look dashing in an old-fashioned wool frock coat from Old Frontier Clothing Company
worn with a paisley vest, shirt and silk wild rag all from the same company. Even though we hadn't planned to buy everything right off the rack and at the end of May (quite possibly the WORST time of the year for us to do any purchasing) - he's relieved that it is out of the way and all we have to do now is get him a pair of black Wranglers and decide what he is wearing on his feet.
Groom - check!
Bride - well, we won't go there yet. I have a long lists of "needs" and I do put that in quotes for good reason. We'll see what I actually prioritize and end up with. But I'd better get crackin' if I want a pair of boots. I saw some beautious ones at the Slopeside Cowboy in Breckenridge - Lucchese and Old Gringo - but again, not the time of year to be buying. Plus, I don't only want wedding boots - I want wedding shoes. What to wear on my feet in the middle of winter with a beautiful gray silk dress? Still to be decided.
I can't believe these aren't knock-offs at the price but here's where I saw them: christian-louboutin-gray-pumps
And I'm going to need a sweater, or a stole, or a wrap of some sort.
Eileen Fisher from Garnet Hill...
Or something more along the lines of this:
This one sold from Etsy but love the little pockets and the swing back.
Sigh.... so much to decide.
But onward. We have a draft version of our invitation hand printed by the fabulous artist Lori Michelon.
Don't mind the color or the blotchiness - just look at the design. We love it.
I'll be sending out Save-the-dates next month and am making those myself - but on the list of still to-do is to have a stamp made for the wedding invitation text, figure out the RSVP cards (another stamp), and all the other paper goods needed for a wedding. I spent some time on Martha Stewart's wedding site and found some inspiration:
I really like the camp / lodge hand-stamped look of these menu cards. Oh snap, we'll save paper goods for another day of brainstorming.
And music (we might have our dj... crossing my fingers)...
And the photo booth - we must budget for the photo booth.
I like the Mognolia Booth but will they come to the mountains in mid-winter for a price we can remotely afford? I just submitted for a quote. Better to know now.
Well, folks that is enough rambling about the wedding for the time being. Writing about it in such a public manner keeps it uppermost in my mind and not shoved to the side with all the other things competing for attention - work, the resort, projects, horses, etc. Thanks for being here for me!