Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Um, this bride is unavailable... as are most.

Apparently, Mallikarjuna is from India and "looking for a bride for marriage." If anyone can help him out, please do. He seems to be confused and is definitely looking for love in all the wrong places. Tip: If a girl is blogging about planning her wedding, she's likely not interested in marrying some dude in India just because he posted a comment on said blog.

From now on, comments will be monitored and are subject to approval before posting to the blog. Sorry, Mallikarjuna. Better luck next time.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Maybe this is why I haven't gotten anything done...

I found another bride-to-be who's slacking for at least one of the reasons I am, too. Though I'm only getting started on this time-suck.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Save the dates

I had my finger on the trigger ready to send flowers and wedding clip art and a sweet photo of me and Sco... Then, at the last second, we decided to go with this...

It's very us, I think.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Save the Dates

Ok, I know I haven't posted since August. I'm not a very good (read obsessive) bride, I guess. So, I'm finally going to send out the Save the Date notices today. This will be done via email!! I am trying to save money, trees, time, unnecessary shipping of stuff, the world, etc. I also can't stand reading about Save the Dates on all these bridal sites - they often call them STDs for short. Ew. They say things like "Ha ha ha! I'm giving everyone my STDs today!" Gross.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ode to Cake Wrecks

OK, so it's way past my bedtime, but I just couldn't stop. I read every single post by Jen of Cake Wrecks. Sco got home and walked in while I was looking at what is probably the funniest post on there. It's called Naked Mohawk Baby Carrot Jockeys. 'Nuff said. Sco and I laughed until we cried. He fell asleep, but I pressed on until I reached the very end.

Thanks for the good times, Jen.

And this is why I don't want cake...

So, I stumbled upon this little gem today. I cannot believe some of these cakes! Check out http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

I was laughing out loud. Unless I'm hanging out with really funny friends, I don't do that often. You have to look at all of them. Especially the baby shower ones... and the foot ones. Why? And P Diddy's record label's anniversary cake! I can't get over it. So funny. And sad. But more funny. The commentary is really what makes it so hysterical to me. The August 8th post has the funniest commentary.

Honestly, I don't like cake that much. I hate icing. Cookies are to die for. Especially chocolate chip. I really want cookies instead of a wedding cake. And milk. I'd have an assortment of cookies, artfully arranged, but no cake. Plus, wedding cakes are SOOOOO over-priced. I want something different and something I will really like.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Trying on Dresses with the Fam

I dragged Mommy, Daddy and Sco back to Saks at Short Hills to try on dresses. Well, they didn't try on dresses. Daddy, in particular, might not be into that. I tried on dresses and they looked on and tried not to be bored. I was devastated that they did not have the Oscar de la Renta dress for me to show everyone. I know I'm not buying it, but still, I wanted to show them the dress. Also, I wanted to see if Mommy had any ideas about how to achieve a similar effect in a dress we could make. So, 4 Claire Pettibones, 1 Carolina Herrera, and 1 Vera Wang - purely an exercise in frivolity.

Something bothers me a bit about the Claire Pettibone dresses. I'm not sure what. The Carolina Herrera one I LOVE, but honestly, it is a departure from my other ideas. The Vera Wang prompted Oscar acceptance speeches and Old Hollywood comparisons. It's a pretty dress, but I'd have to change my whole concept of the wedding. I was having a very PMS, puffy-feeling day. Not really a good thing when trying on clinging satin. Whatever. A phrase came to mind that my French Canadian friend said when feeling similarly, "I ate my harms." This makes more sense when you consider her accent and tendency to pronounce h's where there are none and omit h's that are there.

So, later, I bought some silk flowers at Michael's and experimented with adorning a bustier.

It's a starting point anyway.

Me holding the flower carcasses from whence I wrenched the carnation heads.

A close up of my flowery bosom.

Friday, August 8, 2008


I went and tried on dresses at Saks in Short Hills. They were absolutely wonderful. I tried on the Oscar de la Renta one. I love it so much. If Tord Boontje designed a dress, it would look like this. It's $10,500. That makes me want to vomit. I also liked a Caroline Herrera one that was much less, but still ridonculous.

Image courtesy the Knot and Oscar de la Renta

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Flowers, decorations, blah blah blah...

So, here are a few ideas for decoration... I've been collecting glass bottles and jars for lanterns/candle holders and vases. The images below show the kind of thing I have in mind... I'm thinking hanging some in trees with tealights in them and some with flowers or leaves and then some on the tables with flowers and leaves. I'm not really into the big floral arrangement thing. More just a sprig here, a bloom there... and I really like moss. I like lush greens. I'm trying to keep it simple, eco-friendly, and inexpensive. Comments welcome. :)

Photo credits: Style me pretty/Leigh Miller/Duet Weddings, Domino Magazine, Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray

Friday, July 18, 2008

Midsummer Night's Dream

So, I've talked about this theme with my sister Candis and my mom and more recently with Mary. I have a vision... A Midsummer Night's Dream. No, I don't want any donkey heads or actual fairies, but twinkly lights and lush greens and ethereal dresses are all included in my vision for this wedding. Another great inspiration is Tord Boontje. I love most of his stuff. So, think flowers and tree branches.

This image from the 1999 film A Midsummer Night's Dream by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wedding dress ideas

Ok, so you might have heard that I'm considering making my own dress... I know, I don't really sew, and something about biases... blah, blah, blah... I've made loads of friggin' awesome Halloween costumes, some of which involved sewing and I have lots of helpers. My mom and JodyPrinceton have both made their own clothes. I'm going to play with it, while continuing to look for a ready-made dress to buy. If it seems like it's working, I might go with it. If it totally sux, I'll abandon the idea and buy a dress. Or maybe wear my friend Liz's. So, below are a few things for inspiration... (Images courtesy Style.com, Elie Saab, RealSimple.com, Oscar de la Renta and Kitty Chen Couture)

Aaand, I still love this one..

Monday, June 23, 2008


Hello, everyone! Because there are so many people with whom to share so many photos, ideas, stories, etc., I've decided to start a blog for the Squidley-Sco wedding. This will likely evolve into a blog about babies, houses, etc. when we get to those things. I'll be chronicling our wedding planning and asking you all to participate in the process along the way. It will probably be largely about dresses and venues initially, because those are the most fun. I don't like to start with the hard stuff or the important stuff. I start with the fun stuff. I'll put off the hard stuff as long as I can.

I'll post our engagement story soon. It's pretty awesome, and I don't want to get tired of telling it, so I might just point people to the blog once it's up. For now, know that we are engaged and happy!