Happy Thursday, amazefaces! Jessica our Real Bride Bloggista is bizzack, and with some pretty insane wedding drama going on. In fact – Jess I’ve gotta tell them – her original title for this piece, was “Jessica’s wedding eats doo doo,” SOOOOOO you get the drift. But her good news is, she’s sharing her totally killer save-the-dates with us today! I’m excited for you to see them. SO. UNIQUE. Ok, take it away, Jess…
Oh hey there! Soooo…..lots of things happening, lots of exciting, fun things! My save the dates went out, the only good way to spread “STD”‘s, more on that in a bit. But perhaps the most exciting thing of all….. I no longer have a reception space! YAH! GREAT! SUPER! UGHHHHH! I know, sh*t. I’m actually not freaking out too much, not just yet anyway. I may however have to send out “change the dates”, good thing I work for a stationery company.
We had a plan, a seemingly great plan. Maggie, a great lil gal from Maggpie Vintage Rentals, and I had been plotting a super spectacular industrial chic hoedown. She was set to move her first rate vintage goods into a first rate vintage space, a former dress factory being revamped on the main street of town no less. Since I was planning on utilizing the majority of her collection anyways, we hatched a plan, why not come to her! It was perfect, a little too perfect apparently. Things were looking good at first…. bathrooms were being added, floors were being refinished, dreams were being hatched. But as anyone who’s done any sort of “renovations” to a dilapidated building can tell you….. things don’t always go as planned. Long story short, I couldn’t get any guarantees the space would be ready in time and that just wasn’t going to work. So now Maggie’s stuff and my reception are temporarily homeless. No biggie though….. I just have to find another amazingly cool industrial vintage space to party in, oh wait. F*ck. Well, I do live in a former booming “coal town” littered with ghosts of the era along our main streets and river. Mostly aging old estates, abandoned factories and one notable crumbling hotel that JFK once stayed in. We could just burst into any one of those beauties and “squat” the reception?! That could be fun, no? Maybe not.
I do have a few, more civil, options to consider. There’s an old Victorian house with a lovely wrap around porch, a room in an historic Masonic Temple thats now a cultural center, and my fall back…. an auction hall. Now the auction hall is big and free, and even a bit old and industrial….. but not exactly in the way I had envisioned. Although I’d imagine filling it with vintage loveliness would improve things immensely. The Victorian house is nice, in fact my Aunt and Uncle got hitched there some years ago and it was down right pleasing. However…… it is a house which means choppy and a bit smallish. As for the Masonic Temple, Its a very interesting building as you can imagine with loads of potential but I’ve yet to see the rooms in question, so more on that later I’m sure.
So here lay my crushed dreams of majestic pressed tin ceilings, slat wood flooring and turn of the century magic . RIP warehouse chic :(
And now the good news…………… my save-da-dates are raaahhhaddddical!!!! As I mentioned in the previous post I work for a toppity notchity stationery company by the name of Momental Designs, you can get familiar here. I let Kristy, the artist behind Momental (maah boss), have free reign to make some paper goods awesomeness. She didn’t disappoint. Taking rustic elements and my fondness for insect specimens she created an eclectic mix of rough cut wood and soft water color brush strokes. Feast your eyes……………………………….
The pattern was created from sketched beetles and moths, then a splash of water colors making each one a lil special :) Can you feel the special? The middle layer is an actual chunk of wood, which added a nice 3D effect, and can also double as a commemorative coaster. Better act now………… I have a feeling these things are going to be super collectable.
Now lets all just say a little prayer so that I don’t have to change the date. If anyone in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA area wants to let us use their living room for our reception space, that’d be cool…. thanks.
What was your wedding planning snafu? And what are some of the craziest snafus you’ve heard?
Alison here again! Jessica is one of our fabulous Real Bride Bloggistas, and she’s planning her Fall 2012 vintage wedding. Jessica is the coolest, and if you dig her half as much as I do, you can also check her out over at The SoupChic on Facebook.
lead image: The Boudoir Divas