wedding-planning

Fun Wedding Ideas

- Plan to dress exactly alike and announce “Well, one of us has to go change” at the altar.

- Wedding piñatas instead of a bouquet/garter toss. Stand by the piñata so when someone breaks it you can get the best candy.

- Have a dog bring the rings down the aisle. Share the first dance at the reception with dog. Have the whole wedding party made up of dogs. Dogs everywhere. Yes.

- Rather than throwing rice, have guests throw down instead.

- One partner wears the front half of a horse costume, and the other wears the bottom half. After the ceremony, join together as one horse and gallop down the aisle. Tell no one about the horse costume beforehand.

- “Something old, something new, something borrow, something blue” is so old hat. Make your wedding more modern by wearing “something gay, something rare, snomething (snake something) and a bear.”

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Imagine:

You and Sherlock have known each other for a long time now, and have been more or less in a relationship despite never officially saying it. It definitely surprised you when he asked you to marry him. 

You and Sherlock were spending the day doing some wedding planning. It wasn’t easy considering you felt as if you were dragging a child from place to place around London. Sherlock was easily bored halfway through the day. 

“I don’t understand why we have to do all this,” he groaned as he took a bite of yet another cake. 

“Do what? Plan our wedding?” You ask, arching an eyebrow. 

“No, taste all this food at once. I mean, what is the point?” Sherlock seemed genuinely confused by this. You would think that he’d have some idea of what it takes to plan a wedding after helping Mary and John out, but apparently it never got stored in long-term memory. 

“Do you want our guests to have food at the reception or do want everyone to starve?” 

“Well, they could always eat before they came,” Sherlock suggested, as if it was the most obvious thing in the world; as if even you, with your simplistic mind, could understand. 

“Sometimes,” you begin to tell him, “I question why I said yes.” 

“Because of the simple fact that you know you can’t live without me-”

“How do you kno-” 

“I feel the same way about you. Isn’t it obvious Y/N? But really, what is the point in tasting so many ca-” Sherlock stopped talking as you put a fork full of (your favourite cake) in his mouth. “That’s the one,” he said after swallowing. 

You just sigh and shake your head, suppressing a bit of laughter. You’ll never understand the man, but you’ll always love him. 

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Our wedding flowers.

I love flowers and wanted to pick ones that were beautifully scented as well as lovely to look at. I asked for David Austin roses, peonies, freesias and jasmine, as well as eucalyptus and olive leaves for the greenery, to represent our Greek connection. Most of the flowers were Ivory, but the peonies were a pale blush pink, to compliment my dress. I asked for my posy to be tied with Ivory ribbon, which was secured with tiny pearl-headed pins.

I wanted a non-traditional buttonhole for The Lovely Husband as he is an original and very unique man, and deserved something special to reflect that. I asked for a freesia with jasmine along with olive leaves and think it looked really lovely.

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Fairytale Lighting! 25 Romantic Wedding Chandelier Ideas
Lighting is an essential element of wedding décor, and Chandeliers can transform any raw space into a magical setting! Whether it’s rustic or classic elegance, chandeliers are one of the most effective ways to elevate your decor.

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For an engaged little lady like me whose wedding is 11 months away (LESS THAN A YEAR NOW!), I’m surprisingly pretty chill as one of my cousins (who is also one of my bridesmaids) told me. I feel like I have to be constantly running around doing wedding preparations which is probably why I feel so restless, but when I think about it a little more, there really isn’t much to be done at the moment. It must come with the territory of wanting to have a simple, informal celebration. This wedding is going to be nowhere near “traditional”, at least in my head, anyway.

So a couple of days ago, to make myself feel like I’m accomplishing something by checking things off the wedding planning list, I decided to create something that I always envisioned to have at my wedding even before I got engaged—the ring box!

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Run - 08/17/2016

5K run after work tonight. I hoped to beat the rain but of course it started raining when I was halfway through/farthest from home. The rain did feel nice, though. Except I forgot to wear a hat so I had to frequently wipe the rain/sweat from my face.

In other life news, Lorelie and I are engaged! I popped the question on the first day of our vacation in California, so that we had the rest of the time to celebrate. Thanks to everyone for the love and support!
We’re excited to start all of the planning! Anybody in the DC area have favorite reception venues or vendors??