The Event of Awesomeness

aka Alex & Jeremy’s wedding/party

Symbolic checkmark 23 March 2009

Filed under: Decisions — Palila @ 13:06

We headed to Worthmore this past weekend after hitting up Paper Source to get another task accomplished: finding me a wedding ring. Jeremy’s using his engagement ring as his wedding ring (you know, gotta let those undergrads he’s teaching that he’s taken), and I wanted something simple that will resist the everything I seem to get my engagement ring into. So, a plain, low-profile, thing wedding band it is! Hooray! Obtaining those outward symbols of marriage (or the “hainds-off! I’s taken” rings, as Angus likes to call them) is finished!


Drawing board: back to it 22 March 2009

Filed under: Decisions — Palila @ 12:06

After some trial with much error, I’m giving up on the “let’s print on the back!” idea and calling the invitation cards done, except for rounding the corners. We’re going to have to come up with another plan of attack for indicating that there’s a reception after the wedding. Or something. We’re headed to Paper Source for more rsvpostcards today, so we’ll poke around at their examples for inspiration.

Story behind the cards: I had gotten a 25-pack of the A6 flat cards at the store and determined that they would work fine for postcards. Then the rounded-corner flat cards went on sale, so I finished my order online with those. Upon opening them, I discovered that the two card types were different weights (though they both say they’re made from cover-weight paper) and expressed to Jeremy my concern that the lighter pre-rounded corner ones wouldn’t make it through the mail. He wasn’t so sure that it would matter and busted out his calipers to compare to other postcards. The results: non-rounded corner ones are 0.012 inches thick, the pre-rounded corners are 0.011 inches thick, and comparison postcards are 0.013-0.014 inches thick. Conclusion: the non-pre-rounded corner ones will be printed as rsvpostcards, and the other cards will become the invitation inserts/maps.


Year! 20 March 2009

Filed under: Decisions,Questions — Palila @ 14:26

Conclusion: the year is going on the invite. Though it’s “ok”, it squishes up the text a little bit more, so I’m thinking of moving the “dinner and dancing to follow”/”food and merriment immediatly afterward”/”grub and good times over yonder” line to the back of the invitiaton. Since the ceremony and reception are in the same location, I don’t think it’s enough info to warrant another card in the invite package, not sure if it needs to be on the front of the incvite, and I think it’ll live happily on the back. Thoughts? Will it be missed if it goes on the back?


Making plans 1 February 2009

Filed under: Decisions,To do in Atlanta,Wedding Day — Palila @ 22:35

We’re making the overall scheduled event plans for the weekend of the wedding and, if you happen to be in town on Friday night, we’re planning to have a gathering of some sort at the hotel. The details are still in the works, but we wanted to give you a heads up!


Pretty ordinary day 20 August 2008

Filed under: Attire,Decisions,Team Bride — Palila @ 18:59

I spent Monday with my Aunt Janel and, after lunch, we went by a wedding shop that she’d never been to, just to kind of look at dresses for fun. And I puchased one.


The Mary Gay House 14 August 2008

Filed under: Decisions,Reception — Palila @ 16:03
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So, Jeremy and I went to tour the Mary Gay House, which is located near downtown Decatur. It was only kind of on our list of possible places because the interior was just so darn pink. We had a little bit of a time figuring out parking, but got over and walked in the house. The porch is cute, and the entry is nice. The main room looked bigger in pictures, but there’s a dining room that will easily accommodate all the food, so we don’t have to worry about  the food in the room. We’d looked around that much before the rental coordinator came up from her office and gave us the tour (it’s in the basement.)

The house has a nice back porch that can be tented, surrounded by a pretty garden. I really liked all the flowers. Next to the house is a public park/historic site and behind the house is a dog park. (Angus was terribly excited about that part.)

In the house, there’s the main room, a dining room, a storage room, and a getting ready room. There’s also bathrooms and a little kitchen. The women’s restroom has the same wallpaper that was in the DDD house, just a different color, which is the same as was in our dining room when we moved in.

It’s a little smaller than we’d hoped for, and we’re going to have to give up our ideal of everyone having an assigned table, but it’s well within our price range, not booked for our day, and the coordinater was extremely helpful, giving us ideas for bakeries, setup, rehearsal dinner locations/caterers and just a nice person all-around.

So, we’ve booked that. Now, we’re looking for an indoor, air-conditioned location for the July Atlanta wedding.