I thought wedding planning would be fun - but it is no fun facing the harsh realities of a budget, greedy vendors and sold out hotels. When you are planning a wedding in a two month window, you are bound to face obstacles. A few things pick me up when I am feeling overwhelmed.
1. My sweet angel Gabriel. He planned the rehearsal dinner, negotiated our reception deal, called every hotel in Old City to book the best deal for our guests, and registered us at Macy's and Anthropologie. He has been hands-on in every detail and he rubs my back every night to calm my nerves. I'm a lucky lady.
2. Peacock Feathers! My maid-of-honor, and best friend, she sends me caring emails, gives me her valuable opinion on everything from colors to flatware, researches ceremony sites and reception halls, assures me daily that getting married is fun and even deals with the people at Party Rentals on my behalf. She is everything a girl could want in a maid-of-honor and I only hope I can be as good to her when I get a chance to be her maid-of-honor next June!
3. Photos. If I need a little inspiration, I search through the archives at Style me Pretty and Snippet & Ink. You may find me sitting on the floor at Barnes and Noble, curled around the latest bridal magazine. And below are some of the photos that have inspired me the most. Clearly I'm in the early planning stages of color and theme.