Tuesday, June 15, 2010


The wedding went BEAUTIFULLY! Check out Facebook for some choice early shots... I'll try and get a Flickr or Shutterfly account in the near future.

Though the ice cream didn't happen, we did have a lovely dinner last night with Chris's family and had a great time. It was wonderful to meet Melissa and her precocious kids and spend some time together!

We're so thankful to everyone who made the trip out and spent the day with us. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quick Post-Rehearsal Ice Cream?

Anyone family members who will be in town interested in getting ice cream with us after the Rehearsal Dinner?

I'm thinking specifically of Chris's fam, particularly those of you I haven't met! Since the Rehearsal is at my grandparent's apartment, we can only invite those people actually involved in the minutiae of the ceremony. But I'd love to meet everyone and swap quick greetings before the wedding!

We were thinking of finding a place in downtown Manhattan (maybe Little Italy?) for gelato at 8:30ish. It would probably be quick-- 30 mins or an hour-- so I could get beauty sleep.

Who's in?


So, I feel like I haven't been in touch as much as I've meant to be. Apologies to anyone!

A few quick updates:

We figured out sheet cake. It's coming from a local-ish bakery instead of Costco. We think a friend is going to be able to pick it, and our fancy mini cake, up.

Chris is gonna borrow mom's car to get beer and wine.

We've nearly finished writing the ceremony and going through our iPod playlist (which is easy, thanks to the "Born Bad" comp and some other rockabilly comps that Emily gave us).

All I'm really nervous about now is:
- weather
- hair
- finding enough time for photos
- being heard-- and not being embarrassed-- during the ceremony

These are all relative intangibles, so I need to relaaaax.

Friday, May 28, 2010


We have been really, really great at sticking to our budget, so it looks like you all will probably get fed a decent amount of snacks! You might still want to grab yourself a sandwich or a snack between the ceremony and the reception, but I think there will be adequate nibbles for everyone. The food is also super delicious-- we tasted it last night.

All we're still stressing about a little bit is how to get the beer, wine, and cake to the wedding.

Any volunteers...? We love you...

Monday, May 24, 2010


Forgive my egotism, but I got my first wedding hair trial on Friday. What do you think? Also, it looked great for about two hours and then it started to kind of wilt. She said she'd do it more intensely on the morning of the wedding, but any advice from my lady friends who do their hair? I figured I'd buy a can of Aquanet...

Accommodations, Part II

My friend Karen offered a terrific suggestion for those of you on a serious budget. She said:

At the Vanderbuilt YMCA, you can get a "room to yourself with linens (and fridge I think) in midtown - call and check the story is right - can't go wrong at $50/night"

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Chris's cousin Melissa figured out that there's a new Sheraton hotel in Brooklyn that's reasonably affordable.

In addition, people should definitely consider staying in Manhattan, since the wedding is so close to the Brooklyn/Manhattan border. There are more hotels there, so it might be easier to get a decent deal. I can't attest to the quality of these, since I've never stayed in a hotel in NYC, but people may want to consider them!