Thursday, March 1, 2012


Last weekend Jess, my mom, and I all got together for a special little party.

"Be silly.
Be honest.
Be kind."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

My wedding is just 7 months away! So we wanted to send out our save-the-date postcards.

We had dinner at the cutest little Italian restaurant. The atmosphere was so fun! They had live jazz music playing, the tables were lit up by candles throughout the restaurant, and brightly colored Italian-style paintings hung from the red walls. The food was so delicious too! It was a wonderful way to start off our evening. 

We decided that pink is the perfect color for a wedding planning party with the girls.

So when we got home we mixed ourselves a couple of pink martinis and started the festivities.

Our save-the-dates came together quite nicely.

And when all the work was done, we popped in the very funny Bridesmaids and kicked up our feet to relax.

Let's hope the rest of the wedding planning is just as much fun!

~ Nel ~


Teresa said...

It will.
Thank you for sharing!

Here holding you and your preparation godmotherfairies in my prayers so all goes smoothly and hillariously fun and happy.

Ginger Zuck said...

Nel, how cute, love the pink color. Those napkins are too hot! Lots of fun and great memories! Look forward to hearing more planning details!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Good choice of month for a wedding, same month as we chose. It'll be our 2nd anniversary this year and 2nd time around for both of us. Good luck with the planning! Suzy x

C'est moi Claudette said...

How did I miss this Nel? I didn't know you were getting a wedding all planned out? Only 7 months away OMG... Your mom must be over the moon happy. Planning can be super stressful, but I see you are going to make sure things go smoothly, but most of all have FUN.
That's the best part for sure.
Happy day.
Love Claudie


LOVED the Flapper photos. This is so exciting. A wedding is always so joyful. Those SAVE the DATE postcards are AWESOME. What a GREAT idea. Loved the napkins and pink martinis. Haven't seen Bridesmaids, but we have a copy. Sounds like you had the perfect day. TAKE CARE. Happy planning.

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Rayanne said...

How exciting, dears!!!! Very sweet post, Weddings are so wonderful!! Many blessings!

Susie Swanson said...

I love the pink and hope everything goes well..Congratulations..Susie

FAshiOnistA ErA said...

i loved bridesmaids! its so very funny! loved it! just came across your blog..really nice

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Special 'K' said...

It will be for sure! You exude FUN! Enjoy. Take Care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Vicki said...

Hi, Nel
Sounds like my kind of party! Italian food and pink martinis, the perfect combination. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Thank you for visiting me at Bunny Cottage. Enjoy your weekend, too. Vicki

magie said...

Sounds like fun! Congrats on your wedding coming up :) Those pink martini's look pretty good..very girlie.
Have a great weekend!

Kristin said...

How wonderful to have a wedding to plan. Good luck! Have a beautiful weekend all of you!

Kristin x

Shirley said...

Special days send me flying!!! said Snoopy! and this will be one of them! May all your wedding dreams come true.

Beatnheart said...

Dear Nel
thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment . it's been awhile, Congrats on your upcoming wedding... I'm sure it will be incredible with you doing the planning... You have such a great eye. don't be a stranger..

victoria dahl said...

WOOW, lovely pictures & beautiful header! WOW..

-Vicii & Malle

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH NEL! How exciting for you! CONGRATULATIONS! AND.....SHERI DEAREST, thank you so much for your kind comment today! THIRTY YEARS indeed has been just a blink in time, but a lovely one indeed! And thank you for liking my Audrey. Just let me know if you are interested! MANY THANKS for you sweet friendship!!! It is snowing here, and I hope that wherever you are, it is beautiful.


Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you, everyone, for your sweet well wishes. I can't believe the wedding is only 7 months away! More posts to come as the planning continues. Love, Nel

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Congrats on your wedding date. In my opinon, you can never go wrong with pink. Sounds like yall had a good time.

Dawne said...

How exciting for all of you, but especially for you, Nel!! We have been wedding photographers for many years and I have see scores of weddings, but they never fail to make me misty, and filled with joy! "Bridesmaids" came out just at the right time for you, didn't it!!!
I will look forward to reading about the preparations as you go along.

Daniella said...

Sounds like a perfect girls night in!!
Enjoy the wedding planning!!

miss b said...

This looks like so much girly fun and the pink martinis look delicious! Thank you for the kind comments about my blog. You have an interesting blog with varied posts and I'm delighted to be following now!

Betsy said...

It sounds like you all had so much fun! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and enjoy this special time.


Bettina said...

Good morning (it's Eight AM here in Sweden. I guess it's about 11 PM where you are.) :)

Thanks for commenting on my photo!

I thought you where from North. I saw the "Vinery". :)

Sleep tight. :)


Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi there,
Wow, everything is off to a great start! The wedding will be here before you know it! I cannot wait to see photos of the special day. Sounds like you gals are already having a ball planning the event! Hard to believe that my son and his lovely wife will be celebrating a six month wedding anniversary in May. Time flies! Happy planning! Love to you xoxo Kim

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Nel!!!

Looks like you ladies had tons of fun!!! Love it!!! And congrats on your upcoming wedding - it's drawing to a near - try to enjoy it as much as you can! :)


♥ Miss Tea said...

Awwww you're getting married! Congratulations! so exciting and i love Pink! the photos are all awesome and cute!!

x susan

Becky~ said...

Nel congrats to you!Fun time,but very busy indeed.Wishing you all the best in your journey now and down the road in your marriage.


Anonymous said...

Sounds lovely, Nel. Congratulations!!