Wow! Can you believe it’s less than two months until our wedding! We still have so much to do. I’m not going to lie. It gets extremely overwhelming. You have to learn so much about music, crafty stuff, photography, food, paper, dresses, tuxedos in a very short period of time. It also helps / hinders us that we love to know ALL of our options. It’s not so easy for us to find the right fit. But when it fits, it feels so right.

These little treasure are a perfect fit for us!

Our invitations have been sent!

I wanted to make sure that we have a monogram or recognizable logo for our weddding. The J & R with our year looked perfect. When you open up our beautiful little treasures, you’ll be greeted by our logo and your formal invitation.


We had ordered the invitation, reception card, rsvp cards, and envelopes. I made the inner invitation and logo covers. Ryan helped with picking the ribbon and cutting them to length.


I’m very excited that these turned out so well!

– Jean

Music to my ears

As much as I love the traditional ceremony (walking down the aisle, bridesmaids, groomsmen, veils, etc), I love weddings that put a non-traditional spin on it. I really want a few of those for our wedding :). So, keep an eye out for them.

So, how about taking the ceremony/cocktail music, removing the jazz band, and doing TOP 40 songs… with strings and a piano! It’s been fun doing this part of the research because I’ve been able to discover some really great music. I can’t remember how I came upon this group, Brooklyn Duo. Here’s a video of them covering Taylor Swift’s Blank Space.

How’s that for ceremony music? If anyone knows of any bands that would be excellent at this, email us!

– Jean


Snow day project

This past Tuesday we had what was supposed to be a ridiculous storm. NYC pretty much shut down on Tuesday & Wednesday. Meaning, Ryan and I were staying in. Yay! Also means I have time to work on some projects.

My main project was to turn this boring USPS box into something pretty to put pretty things in to send to my pretty bridesmaids.

This is relatively straight forward with drawer liner, scissors, and an exacto knife. Since, the drawerliner is sicky on one side, it’s a great way to line boxes (inside or out). In this case, inside!


After a few minutes, here is the finished product.


I love paper products. I’m excited to have discovered the joys of double sided-tape and printable templates. I made these lovely “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards to send in the boxes. My favorite part are the pearls.


– Jean


2015 is here!

Happy New Year Everyone!

What a crazy December! Ryan and I felt the time crunch a few times there with Christmas and the engagement party in the same week. It all fell together pretty nicely. We ended up sharing some wonderful times with everyone who made it.

Sam was very nice to take pics of the party. They’re posted on the Photography page.

I can now say this is the same year as our wedding – which is exciting and terrifying at the same time. So far in January, we’ve delved into the wonderful world of florists.

“What do you mean there may not be tulips in June?! No PURPLE TULIPS?!

I’m always going to say that I’ll never become “Jean-zilla bride mode”, but Ryan can tell you that I, like every bride, eventually will have a little bit of ‘zilla escape.

– Jean