Happy Friday, Koru Family & Friends! Summer is in full swing & I'm taking full advantage. Today, my hubs & I are attending a Summer wedding & tomorrow, we jet off for a little Summer vacation. I'll be back to bring you wedding goodness in August (wow, August already!). Of course, I leave you with gathered prettiness & loveliness to tide you over until my return . . .
Besides planning & coordinating a wedding, there is little I enjoy more than attending a wedding as a guest.Oh, the pure & simple joy of eating, drinking & being merry to celebrate a happy couple's positive new beginning!
Now the wedding planner in me is always there. This part of me likes exploring new venues, enjoying good food & admiring pretty decor.
I had the golden opportunity to be a guest at an Edison Ballroom wedding last Summer (why has it taken me so long to blog about it?!). This stunning, art deco ballroom has served as a grand ballroom for Hotel Edison & as a theater for Broadway. It's sleek & swanky, yet you can feel its history. Clearly a win-win if you ask me!
Centerpieces, you have my Heart
Now I crushed hard on the amazing centerpieces.Everyone around me was snapping photos of the Bride & Groom or their dressed up friends & my camera was aimed at the centerpieces. RZ may or may not have beenembarrassed. The crystal candelabras held dark purple, almost black, candles & dripped with additional crystals. Then four dark purple, cut crystal wine glasses filled with various purple orchids surrounded the candelabras. GORGEOUS!
Yup, I'm still drooling
I haven't looked at these photos in awhile & my love affair with the centerpieces is renewed!Have you fallen for fabulous details at your friends' & families' weddings? It's not just me, is it?!
Welcome to our newest feature on Koru Wedding Style: Koru Kate Finds! Every Monday, I will feature wedding finds to inspire you. From jewelry to bouquets to invitations & more, you will enjoy the fun & creative here to brighten the start of each week. Every once in awhile, I may share a non-wedding find with you but I'll keep those few & far between. Let's get this wedding party started!
Six months is mere baby steps in the lifetime of a marriage.Still, I believe in celebrating the big & small so this day is worthy of celebration. Six months of being husband & wife, of creating our baby family (**), of becoming an official team. And I've loved every moment!
Everyone & their neighbor ask me if our relationship feels different now that we are married. Tough question. No & YES. Day to day, in the regular routine of our lives, I don't feel like much has changed except perhaps that Mrs. applies to me. We go to work, we spoil our dog, we eat, drink & be merry. Still, there is something there that says everything has changed. Something that is hard to put my finger on, let alone describe. I suppose it's a subtle undercurrent to our relationship, always there, always flowing. Always reminding us of our vows, our promises, our forever. It makes us stronger & makes us better.
To RZ, my best friend, my love, my husband: Cheers to many, many more!
** Disclaimer: Baby Family is one of my favorite terms adopted from A Practical Wedding. It doesn't mean we are having a baby!
Nearly six months since our beautiful wedding day, we're happily living the life of newlyweds. Do you know what has surprised me the most?The amount of work that comes after the wedding. This is the dirty little secret that nobody bothered to tell me. I was thrilled to banish our wedding to-do list to the deep depths of some random drawer but our post-wedding to-do list is a close rival.
Here is our Post-Wedding Laundry List:
1. Decide on name change & make it official. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn't count. 2. Pick an image for thank you card & order those puppies. 3. Write said thank you cards. I can hardly wait! 4. Choose images for your wedding album. Mission impossible. 5. Clean & preserve wedding gown. Or figure out how to wear it again :-) 6. Finish submissions to wedding blogs. It's my dream to be a Wedding Grad on APW.
We have some serious post-wedding work ahead of us. As of today, we have completed Task #2. Go team!!!!
Are we crazy in love or just crazed? It depends on the moment.
True, I feel tired to the bone, to my very core. After 12+ hours of quick thinking on my feet, it's a wonder I can function. Sometimes I can barely remember which end is up because I've spent so much time & energy keep every last wedding detail straight.
Yet it's a triumphant tired. I may not have finished a marathon but I've coordinated another successful wedding. I've had a hand in making a special day even more special & wonderful for a beautiful Bride & Groom. There is true beauty & joy in that for me. I've accomplished my goal & exhausted myself in the process.
& this is exactly how I'm feeling right now after Sunday's beach wedding. I'm good tired, a feeling I wouldn't change for anything in the world.
That says it all! I've been largely missing in the blogging world lately; I haven't had the time to read others' blogs or write Koru's posts. Sigh. I'm sorry. I've been loving the long, lazy days of Summer a bit too much. Also, I've been prepping & working a few wedding planning jobs. While my days have been filled with plenty of things I love & adore, I haven't had the time to share them with you. I promise to make more of an effort!
Thanks, Koru friends & family, for hanging in there with me. Mwuah!
Wheeee . . . a long, holiday, Summer weekend is here!
Fourth of July weekend is extra special in my heart because it happens to be my birthday weekend too. Aren't all those fireworks for me?! No? Hmph.
We've got big, fun plans to enjoy the Summer sunshine on this favorite weekend of mine. Today, you'll find us poolside. Tomorrow, we'll hit the beach. Sunday, we'll relax in the park with Bailey. Monday, we'll find a good spot along the Hudson River & enjoy the fireworks. With dashes of sun, friends, cocktails & laughter here & there, we have the makings of a perfect weekend. Celebration time!
Happy Fourth of July Weekend! Make it fun & fabulous!!