Thursday, November 19, 2009
Yesterday I looked through a huge magazine of invitations. I don't know what's up with me, but there were none that I was crazy about. They were mostly formal and boring. I know invitiations are formal, but I want them to be interesting too. Actually in some ways I just want people to know they are invited, I don't care all that much about the actual invitations, but I don't want to spend a lot on invitations I don't love. Fortunately, my mom volunteered to do the invitations-which is completely awesome! She would care far more than I would and I'm sure they will be simple and tasteful. They probably won't be sent out until January.
Andy and I have known from the beginning (well since we set a date with the church anyway) that the biggest pain and expense of wedding planning would be the reception hall/food. Not surprisingly these are a little on the expensive side especially in Dupong Circle. (one hotel quoted us a $25,000 minimum! We said no thanks we would rather pay off our student loans.) Anyway, we found a great place a few weeks ago on the roof of a Hilton. It sounds tacky, but I promise it isn't. It's this great balcony with a dance area and a pool! (late night swimming anone?) I think it would be beautiful at night because it looks over the heart of DC and the lights will be awesome. You can also see the dome of the Church where we are getting married, which is kind of special too. I love the idea of being able to see the lights of the city, with lots of candles, and STARS! I love stars. It would be romantic an breezy. I've always secretly wanted an outdoor wedding and this combination would satisfy our religious and hippie sides.
And the church, the church, the Church (above)! Such a beautiful Church! I don't know how we got so lucky to be able to get married in such a stunning place. Every little nook of this place reminds us of the glories of God. I can't wait to walk down that looooong aisle seeing Andy's face get closer and more joyful as he sees me. (digressing into ultimate mushiness, I better move on for everyone's sake)
After we have the reception site locked down, I really feel like everything else is just details that may or may not happen. We are getting married, that is the most important thing. On a shallow note I have the most awesome dress ever to get married in. I'm a little stuck on shoes, I can't decide whether or not to wear heels. I love heals but I also love dancing and they don't always go well together. I think I may wear sweet heels for the ceremony and as long as I can stand them and then go barefoot, or maybe buy some little sandals.
Of course there is other stuff to work out. We want to get cupcakes in place of a cake, and we still have to figure out how to do flowers. We will need to rent tuxes and I have to lock down how I want to do my hair. I get to go makeup shopping and come up with a georgous new look that I can make (and use again!). But we have a priest and Andy is coming, so one way or another we will be married by the end of May 22nd, and that is what I am completely stoked about.