Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Engagement Story, v2

another version of the story, as told to The Knot.

I decided to take the day off from work on my 28th birthday. The date was 10-20-2010. My fiancée had a whole day planned out, starting with some little errands that took us to an Apple Store where I picked up my iPad (birthday gift from me, to me) then through a store where he bought me opal birthstone jewelry. We had lunch while watching the movie Red at the super fancy Gold Class cinemas in Austin Texas, where you sit in recliners with blankets and full bar and menu service. So much fun! After the movie he drove us south down to the very popular Zilker Botanical Garden. We wandered around with our cameras, snapping photos of the few flowers blooming, until we cane to a particular wooden footbridge over a water feature. He stopped. All the other people around "magically" disappeared... he started talking about us and me and him and everything and then just when I started to catch on, "Will you marry me" and down he went on one knee and handed me a ring! Of course I said Yes, yes YES!!! And the rest of the afternoon is a blur. At some point there was champagne and strawberries, and then he surprised me with dinner at the melting pot with our closest friends! Certainly a day to remember!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Centerpiece Inspiration

The main color is teal (tux vests, bridesmaid dresses), with shades of blue and green for table textiles
The flowers: circus roses, irises, and (fake) lilies of the valley.

I have tried creating color palettes to show how this would work but they come out kind of hideous.

Instead, imagine a low bouquet of pink/orange tipped yellow roses and bright purple/blue irises with bear grass ad other assorted greenery in a short clear glass cube vase tied with a white knotted ribbon... on a teal, green, or blue runner over a white tablecloth, with white tea lights on silver plates. The real thing looks SO much better than the color palette indicates.

The lanterns could also be hung on shephard's hooks as aisle decor during the ceremony. I know for a fact that Pier One sells the plain clear lanterns for about $12 each, and I'm sure we can get a stand like that somewhere.
want want want want!!!!!!!!