Monday, January 24, 2011

Catch Up

I can almost smell the thick-textured salty air.  The frilly beverages served inside a pineapple or a coconut are almost within reach, along with little cocktail umbrellas that I'll surely stick in my hair.  CAW! CAW! CAW! What's that? Why, it's the sound of seagulls in the not so far away future!

In less than two weeks I'll become a Mrs! And The Fiance (formerly The Boyfriend, soon to be renamed The Husband, or "The Hubs" if I'm in a particularly chipper mood) and I will be headed out as husband and wife to a remote beach in the Mayan Riviera.  Quite the change from the 17°F weather we've been having in our little corner of the world.

I've been MIA from the blog for a while now, I know, but I will be back to the blog, taking photos, and my beloved Swell Papel shop full force once I get settled in to my new life, new house, and new family.

I miss making new prints.  I can't wait to start that up again!  I miss the creative bit of designing something and putting it out there.  I have been able to do a lot of creative things for my wedding, though.  Nothing too major, but just little creative touches like this:
A little ring nest I made for our wedding bands (I put in my engagement ring as an example for this picture).  

Oh! I also have to tell you about my wonderful source of wedding inspiration.  It's called Ruffled, an extremely well-curated wedding blog which has helped me so much these past months to design my own version of a vintage/diy wedding.  Amanda, Ruffled's editor and owner, does a beautiful job of selecting beautiful and romantic vintage-inspired weddings.  The ideas that I've found by combing the blog have been invaluable.  Check it out if you can, whether you are planning a wedding or not.

That's all for now!  I'm not sure if I'll be able to post or not before the wedding, but I'll check in right after our honeymoon, hopefully with some pictures, some cool stories, and a smashing tan!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Breakfast of Brides

I had an early start today because it's the day I picked up my marriage license!  It's less than a month to go until The Fiance and I are joined together in marital bliss and we whisk ourselves off to a sunny and beachy all-inclusive resort somewhere in NotMichigan...  

Well, I got the whole marriage license thing taken care of at about 8:15am and I thought to myself, "What bridal errand can I run at this early time in the morning?"

Naturally, the answer was: CUPCAKES!

[I am hoping to have some delicious cupcakes served at my wedding for dessert alongside some yummy melt-in-your-mouth-if-you-are-so-lucky-to-taste-them french macarons]

Anyway, I parked in front of the first bakery I saw and said "Good morning, I have a wedding coming up and I'd like to serve cupcakes for dessert."  And guess what? BAM! The bakery owner hands me a paper with cupcake pricing and- not one- but TWO cupcakes as samples!

People, this could become a really bad habit.