May 24, 2009
We had a fantastic wedding day! It was foggy and cloudy, but our vendors did a fantastic job and moved everything inside. It ended up being a perfect ceremony and reception. Many thanks to the great team of vendors we had!
At first I really wanted letterpress invitations, but we took a look at our budget and decided it was the one luxury we could live without. I found Wedding Paper Divas online, and ordered a few samples from them. I thought that the quality and thickness of their Ecru line to be very nice, but wasn't too impressed with their regular card stock. The ease of ordering was impressive as was the speed of delivery. Our Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations (and related cards) were from the "Lovely Leaves" collection in Medium Pink.
We also ordered our rehearsal dinner invites from Wedding Paper Divas. We wanted something similar, but not exactly the same. We decided on "Exquisite Night" also in Medium Pink, but changed the fonts to match what we had in the Wedding Invitations.
We hired Katrina from Calligraphy Katrina based on referrals from PW ladies. She did a fantastic job and we received so many compliments on the calligraphy. She was very reasonably priced and responsive, and I highly recommend her!
I purchased my dress at Amy Kuschel in San Francisco. It's the O'Hara dress, but I asked for it to be made with a different lace.
This is the dress:
But with this lace:
I'm having a hard time deciding which shoes to wear. Both are from J Crew and in Ivory. It will either be the Hadley or the Tabitha T-strap.
I also have two Ivory purses from J Crew (I love J Crew, can you tell?) and haven't decided which one to use. It's between the Matine Clutch and the Fleur Clutch.