Monday, November 15, 2010

THE dress

I've watched a few episodes of "Say Yes to the Dress", and it's all rather obscene.  Rather than feeling inspired to spend thousands of dollars on a dress, I feel like running the other direction - right into a sun dress.  I do not want to look like an ice queen or sexy beauty pageant princess.  I want to look fantastic and beautiful - and I don't need an $11,000 dress to accomplish that.

I'm not intoxicated by most of the traditional gowns.  I want a dash of color.  I want some pizazz.  I want straps to keep it up that heavy white beast, because I'm going to dance the night away.  But, most of all, I want to feel both comfortable and beautiful.  Traditional "bridal gowns" don't feel like they even begin to give you those options. I am not looking forward to wedding dress shopping in a few months.  Any ideas, friends?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moving day came and went

Kate's finally home after her work trip to Kansas, and I supervised our movers coming into our new (amazing) Berkeley apartment.  I've found my socks - finally - and even know where our pots and pans are!  The books are still in boxes throughout the house (we have a lot of books!), but with so much space to store stuff it doesn't feel cramped.

We've put wedding planning on the back burner until after our stuff is put away - and likely until after the holidays.  We are lucky to have an abundance of loving family, which means that figuring out Christmas/Chanukah/winter holiday logistics leaves a lot to fret over.  And I can only fret over one major thing at a time.  So, right now, it's moving and family.  I guess two major things at a time.  Maybe sooner rather than later it'll be the wedding again, but right now I'm just excited that I get to say "I do" with Kate sometime soonish!