Hmm. My titles are getting too long.
Ok, so, as many of you know, I recently purchased a hella expensive, hella worth it MacBook Pro. Yup, all 17″ of it – worth it. Except for one thing. The battery life has been for shiznit. They claim 8-10 hours, and I realize that can often refer to the time something lasts when it’s idling/not in use. BUT, here’s the thing: if you’re throwing thousands of dollars of hard-earned moula at a 17″ MacBook Pro, aren’t you doing so for the express reason of doing more than using a single tab in your browser to sign into your aol account and forward your nieces and nephews hilarious and adorable kitten photos? Do I surf one web page at a time, within one tab in my browser? Hardly. But THAT’s why I bought the Pro. Anyway, whatevs the battery sucks and I brought it in for an exchange.
And guess what? They gave me a new one. But before I continue, a quick aside: some of you saw my tweets about that Apple Store employee who SCREAMED AT A BABY for… get this… SCREAMING in the store. That isn’t Alanis Morissette irony, that’s actual, real-life irony. And it would be hysterical in its irony if it didn’t involve a screaming baby and it weren’t so dang horrid. But don’t worry – he was so loud that everyone in the store turned and stared at him. He was very embarrassed, and I’m confident he learned a life-long lesson. Or was fired.
… Anyway, as I was saying, they gave me a brand new Pro to replace the one with the faulty battery. HOORAY! But… and I’m going to sound like a spoiled little baby right now (quite likely the screaming kind), but I have to mention this because it is slowly driving me insane…
My new Pro has quite possibly the LOUDEST CLICK BOARD in laptop history. Here: imagine the loudest click sound you could possibly make. THAT’S IT. I don’t think I can take this thing to the library (hah, like I’m going). I think I woke up my sweetie four times last night (I, uhh, stay up late a lot working). I think if I bring this hyena to Starbucks, I will single-handedly cause much internal unrest among patrons, but nothing will actually come of it (because Starbucks patrons aren’t the confrontational type).
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Ok, I adored putting together Amber and Sean’s wedding feature. Rustic venues and DIY brides, each on their own, make me happy. But together? Chills. I’m not lying. And it doesn’t hurt when you add the fact that the groom DIY’d a whole bunch of things with his manly man hands for the couple’s big day. Sweet? Check. Seriously creative? Check. Sexy? Oooohhhh yeeeeaaaahhh.
And, while this is my faaaavorite inspiration board of them all…
I have to share with you some very small but great details I gushed over, especially because you guys have come to me with questions about them!
First, you see those alphabet (monogrammed) cups up at the tippity-tip top of this post? When you guys wrote me asking if I knew where to find them, I immediately remembered that I’d seen them in Anthro a couple of weeks back. So glad I remembered that, because they rock and are totes wedding-worthy! Check ‘em out:
Love ‘em all lined up so cutely:
Are you likin’ them too? You can nab your own right here! Stick some flowers in them and set them on tables for the absolute cutest centerpieces ever! You can go with your initials like Amber and Sean did, or you can ID your tables with letters instead of the ho-hum table number approach, using your favorite letters from the alphabet! Sorry! I’m talking to you like you’re five! And you aren’t!
Right. Ok then… are you looking for something a bit more fancy-shmancy? Here you go:
Gorgeous. I’m lovin’ all over these flourish-tastic alphabet mugs. You can grab them here.
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Next up, paper straws! Here they are being put to use at Amber and Sean’s DIY-rrific wedding:
Love ‘em? Then check this: my post on my sweet, sweet love affair with striped paper straws.
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Now, for a couple more details I know you guys loved… starting with the shoes:
The bride let us know that her shoes are from Nordstrom. They’re the BP. Platinum ‘Jade’ Sandal and they also come in black and silver satin. GORG.
And that dress of hers? It’s by Demetrios, though Amber informed us that “it’s not online, but it is available at the store in San Diego.” So, I guess, book a flight if you ADORE that gown!
Rustic Wedding Credits:
Guest post on Style Me Pretty / Venue: Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita, CA / Flowers: April Flowers / Photographer: Ken Kienow / Video: Jack Hutchinson / Catering: Pacific Harvest Catering / Cake + Cupcakes: Cassie’s Custom Cakes in Atascadero, CA / Stationery: Jessica Lehry Bishop – JessLehry Designs
Ok, so what do you guys think? Would you use those monogrammed mugs as part of your wedding decor? Or maybe throw in some soda pop and striped paper straws for your guestipoos? (Guestipoos?)
xoxo! – Alison