Our invitations!

We sent these out a couple weeks ago... sorry it took me so long to get the pics up here! We decided to keep it really simple with our invitations. Our Save-the-Dates were a true labor of love, and we had fun designing and creating them, but this time we wanted something a little more streamlined. No RSVP cards, ergo, no inner envelopes, no double postage = huge savings. And so far, no one has made a fuss about using our website to RSVP (except our grandparents, who don't own computers, and that's ok, we still love them!) Curt used Photoshop to design these, and his dad was kind enough to take them to work with him and print them for us. The whole project- including postage- cost us less than $100 (for 80 invitations). No joke.

One of my favorite bloggers, Erin of Erin Ever After, has this great little Etsy shop called Haute Off the Press... our invitation design was inspired in part by her "I Heart You" invitation suite. We love the clean, modern aesthetic!

I'm no calligrapher, but I actually had a lot of fun addressing all the envelopes, and they turned out great! Seriously, you could have the worst penmanship in the world and it wouldn't matter. Writing with a shimmery silver paint pen makes everything pretty.

A7 Solid Dark Purple Envelopes from paperandmore.com
Silver Shimmer A6 note cards from Paper Source
DecoColor Silver Paint Pen: Paper Source

Also, if anyone cares, we used these stamps. Nothing spectacular, but they fit the fun, contemporary style of the invites and looked great against the purple envelopes.

It felt SO GOOD to put the last batch of these in the mail... the RSVP's have been trickling in but we still have no clue how our final guest count will look!


Handcrafted Treehouse Wedding

Our Wedding from Eric Whedbee on Vimeo.

Love this Super 8 video from Hollin and Eric's wedding on 100 Layer Cake.

Love that they chose a Sigur Ros song. Perfect fit.

Love that vintage phonograph. Where can I get me one?

Love her tights (yes, tights. under a wedding dress. lovely).

Love that she made her veil and all the headpieces from vintage millinery supplies.

Love that there was a treehouse involved. A treehouse, people.

Go take a peek at the Ben Blood Photoblog for more.


Sufjan Stevens is planning on giving us a belated wedding gift.

Click here. It's gonna be epic.

(Curt knows that if he wasn't in my life, I would be finding a way to marry Sufjan. Or at least have his babies.)

take me to new york right now, please.

e-shoot in the meatpacking district and a wedding in central park?

heck yes.

by (who else?) max wanger. more here.


Bridal Shower... better late than never :)

It's been almost 3 weeks (yikes!) since my bridal shower... sorry I'm so late posting these! Still thought y'all might enjoy them, and I know certain friends and family members keep nagging me to put them up, so... here ya go.

My lovely Maid of Honor, Sarina, was an amazing hostess. Everything was flawless!

Perfect setting, perfect weather...

perfect food...

everything was delish!

I think the highlight of the day for everyone (except me) was the marshmallow game. I knew it was coming... I had subjected my sister and one of my best friends (both bridesmaids) to the game for their bridal showers, so it was only fair :) It really is a great ice breaker and if you ever have to host a bridal shower, make sure you throw this one in.

Here's how it works: Before the shower, someone contacts the groom with a list of 20 questions about his personality, preferences, life experiences, ideals, etc. (e.g. "Should the toilet paper roll go over or under?", "What one thing would you like to have an unlimited supply of?", "What's the most you've ever spent on a concert ticket?" Then, the bride gets quizzed about his responses. For every wrong answer, the bride has to put a marshmallow in her mouth... it's like "Chubby Bunny," remixed.

I did pretty well, but my mom was the one who came up with the questions, and some of them were really hard!! Curt told me later that he didn't even know how to answer them, so he wasn't sure if I'd be able to.

I think Sarina had way too much fun asking the questions.

By the last few questions, my mouth was so full of marshmallows that I had to write my answers down on paper instead of saying them out loud.

One of the questions must have had me pretty stumped!

My mama flew in from Denver so she could come to the shower and spend a little time in our new apartment. It was SO HOT in the valley that weekend, but she toughed it out.

Ava gets the prize for best baby EVER. She was so good and she made friends with everyone there.

yummy snickerdoodle cupcakes!

a sexy nightie from Kathryn! woo-hoo!!

ridiculously adorable apron from Becky... I wear this every time I wash dishes because the faucet is situated really high and water splashes everywhere.

And another apron that Lisa made for me! LOVE it. These ladies must know how much time I spend in the kitchen :)

About 9 weeks to go... How are the rest of you October brides feeling??