Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Our Ceremony Venue!

We have booked our ceremony venue, yay! 
I'm super excited about the location - it is so beautiful 
and the atmosphere is perfect for our intimate, southern
style ceremony and family dinner. Our dream 
wedding is actually becoming a reality! 

Here are the details:

Wedding Ceremony

Date:  Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time:  6pm
Location:  Degas House Courtyard, Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans

Before we made any decisions pertaining to our marriage, Mitchell and I had a heart-to-heart discussion about our dream wedding. We talked about the things that we wanted and what would make us happy and decided that a big, traditional wedding just isn't our style.

Although many people may disagree, having a huge ceremony in a beautiful church is not all that important to the two of us - we want our ceremony to be special, unique, and most importantly, shared with the individuals closest to our hearts. So we finally decided that an intimate ceremony in a New Orleans courtyard would be the perfect fit, and after seeing the venue, I know that we made the right decision. I couldn't be happier and more importantly, I am sure that the two of us and our guests will forever remember this special day.

Here are a few pictures of the ceremony venue!

Front of Degas House


Estelle Suite 

Front Parlor

Evening Courtyard Wedding

Night Time Reception

Well, that's it! Don't you just love it?!?

Friday, February 10, 2012

So many ideas...how to choose just one?

My Dilemma: Choosing a style that (1) I can use for all of my wedding stationery, and (2) I can construct from scratch that will look professionally made.

I finally decided that I am going to make our ceremony save-the-date cards from scratch, so I headed to a few craft stores to purchase supplies. I was overwhelmed to say the least. I had so many ideas bouncing around in my head, so I bought wayyyyy to much stuff - card stock, tags, ribbon, labels, accent stickers and cutouts, stamp kits, pens, paper punches, and so on. Then I made the mistake of searching for designs on Pinterest. I am now even more scatter-brained than I was before I began the save-the-date process, ugh! What's a girl to do?

Here are some stationery styles that I'm loving...

Any suggestions or feedback? I need all the help I can get!

Mandy Lum