The Event of Awesomeness

aka Alex & Jeremy’s wedding/party

Paper progress 21 January 2009

Filed under: Wedding thoughts — Palila @ 0:32

The other night, I worked on one of the more important parts of the stationary: The Thank You notes!

Printing the notecards with a Gocco printer

Printing the notecards with a Gocco printer

When I take some more pictures of the process (when I print the return addresses), I’ll post a more detailed overview of the tabletop silkscreening printer called “Gocco Printer.” (and the pots in the background will likely be featured in a post of their own. I ❤ Ikea sales.)


Hi! 19 January 2009

Filed under: Wedding thoughts — Palila @ 11:01

How are you? We’re getting pretty excited about the wedding, it’s going to be awesome. So awesome, we had to name it: The Event of Awesomeness. (Our second choice was combining our last names, but didn’t think that “The BS Wedding” would be as catchy.)

So, you’re probably looking for more information. I suggest you start with The First Post. Then maybe mosey on over to the FAQ for logistics, including lodging, weather and attire info. If you’ve got all the information you need, but are wondering about what else to do while you’re here, check out the Things to Do In Atlanta category. And be sure to check out the rest of them, they’re listed on the right side of the page.

Be sure to check back often, since we’ll be posting questions, plans, and updates!


How do I get around Decatur/ATL if I didn’t drive? 16 January 2009

Filed under: To do in Atlanta,Travel — Palila @ 18:37

There are many options to get to/around Decatur/Atlanta!

First, you can take Marta from the Airport. It’s $1.75 per trip, and you may need to purchase a $0.50 reusable ticket, but you can reload the ticket as much as you want!

You could also take a taxi, but that comes with the taxi price. Also, during heavy traffic, Marta may actually be faster.



To get to Decatur, take the train north (any of the trains will do, as the airport is the southernmost terminus of the Marta line.) Then, at 5 Points station, the N-S and E-W lines meet. Take an east-bound train to E6, Decatur station.

Decatur Station!

Decatur Station! If you exit on this side, the plaza is directly behind and above you.

Head out of the station (either side) and look around. If you’re by a bus transfer point, head right and go back around the outside of the Marta station. If you’re in a plaza, also head right and back around the ourside of the Marta station. This will bring you to the Decatur square. Turn away from the row of tasty restaurants and toward the old Courthouse, to Ponce de Leon Ave. From there, you should turn left and go to the pedestrian crossing at the T, in front of the statues on benches.

The couple(s) on the bench

The couple(s) on the bench

Cross the street, and there’s the Holiday Inn! Alternatively, you could call the Holiday Inn and have them pick you up from the station.

Should you want to go out for the day, but your destination isn’t easily accessible by Marta or within 5 miles, and you don’t want to rent a car and pay the $7/day parking fee at the hotel, you could rent a Zip Car. There are many stations in Decatur, the closest being right outside the Holiday Inn doors! You can schedule an hourly rental online.

One of the many Zip Car stations in Decatur

One of the many Zip Car stations in Decatur

But remember, no matter which method you choose, you cannot park your wagon or buggy around the square.
No parking


Un-picked 15 January 2009

Filed under: Attire,Team Bride — Palila @ 1:20

Since I have already shared about the dress shopping, I thought I’d also share a few pictures of the dresses I did not pick. (Warning: unflattering pictures of me in giant dresses ahead!) (more…)


Countdown 11 January 2009

Filed under: Planning update — Palila @ 11:15

6 months away! Guess we’d better get cracking on some things, but we haven’t been totally slacking on the planning front. Mostly, we’ve been slacking on the posting front. Though we’re deep in negotiations with caterers and addressing a bajillion postcards, we’re also collecting ideas on centerpieces, decorations, ceremony and other details. I’m really excited that we’re almost ready to do the more creative parts of planning!