Sunday, September 12, 2010

" what bwings us"

As some of you may or may not know, I am getting married in 4 months. Since I might post a few wedding related topics between now and then, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into my wedding vision.
I definitely think tradition has its place, but with our eclectic tastes, I wanted as many personal touches that I could get, without breaking the bank, or missing the mark on a cohesive theme.
Now, you can go ahead and put this:

And this:

right out of your minds. (Although to be honest, I have threatened my fiancé with the storm trooper bridal party idea more than once.)

Chris and I are getting married in January, and the first thing I thought of, when picturing a winter wonderland, was The Chronicles of Narnia. Now before you start envisioning talking lions and centaurs, I was thinking more about the environment and the mood of the film. My vision consists of a subtle winter wedding that’s more about evergreens, candlelight, and stars, than the usual snowflakes and holly berries.
Here is a “mood board,” where I’ve collected a few images that have been inspiring me throughout the planning process.

I would also love to include some of my favorite instrumental pieces from The Lord of The Rings and Braveheart to name a few. We are having our ceremony in a Catholic church, so first I’ll have to check the rules regarding secular music being played. In my wildest dreams, there would be a string quartet playing during the ceremony and cocktail hour, but I’m just not sure if it’s in the budget yet.

So everything is coming together, slowly but surely. I make sure to watch "Bridezillas" every Sunday morning to keep myself in check.

Tell me about the most fun wedding you ever attended, and why it was so.

(Also, please look for a Dungeons and Diamonds face-lift coming in the near future!)



  1. I don't care what you plan, I am totally coming as a Storm Trooper with a Starfleet Red Shirt on... Just sayin'

  2. My favorite wedding was mine. I KNOW, I KNOW, LAME. But we kept it real, from serving Indian food and tiramisu instead of chicken breast and cake, to me walking down the aisle to Halcyon and On, from such awesomely nerdy movies as Hackers and Mortal Kombat. It was just basically a big party where everyone looked fabulous and we ran around in my favorite part of VA, so yeah. <3 That's my a-hole comment. :3

  3. Matt- i'm going to hire security, LOL

    Tini- I LOVE it! You made your wedding about you and your husband, which is the point :) (<3 Halcyon and on and on...seriously one of my faves of all time)

  4. You won't be able to play any secular music in the Catholic church. Nigel and I are still having battles about a convalidation with my mother. Unless you manage to find a really liberal hippie priest that is willing to break the rules, it needs to be sacred and you can't even use the "Here Comes the Bride" that Wagner did since it is an Opera chorus.


Theme created by PIXELZINE