07 September 2009

Gone till October...

Well... it's finally here. We're a few hours away from leaving for the airport. Neither of us has slept in days due to a ridiculous level of excitement. First stop, Cairo. I won't be updating this blog while we're gone unless we stumble upon a wedding (which we tend to do,) but if you'd like to follow us through Africa we do keep a personal travel blog. Feel free to stop by! We're sure to have some very interesting adventures. We're back on the 5th of October and will officially reopen on the 6th. Thanks for everyone's fun and supportive emails over the last few months of planning!

05 September 2009

Debbie + Cara | Wallkill, New York

One of the joys of Facebook for me is getting to hijack photos from my friend's weddings. Yesterday I logged on to find my friend Debbie had posted her wedding album. I immediately sent the "can I post your photos on the blog?" request, and she accepted. She and Cara were married last June at a B&B called Audrey's Farmhouse in Wallkill, NY. I look at a lot of pictures from weddings, but I thought that their photographer, Cappy Hotchkiss really captured the true joy of the day in a way that made me feel like I was there.

Debbie also hipped me to the existence of a great planning site I'd never heard of: So You're Engayged . She did some blogging for them if you'd like to hear some more about her planning process. Much luck and love to them...

02 September 2009

Adrienne + Vincent | The Way After Shoot

I was happy to recently receive an email from the lovely Adrienne of Bespoke Affairs with a link to the incredible images of her "Day After Shoot" (which was actually many months after) turned Trash the Dress shoot. You may remember her wedding which we featured back in May. The gorgeous gown ... the veil ... oooh ahhh. Well, I think photographer Danny Weiss did an incredible job of capturing them all over again. Enjoy...

and then the rain came...

01 September 2009

The Bathing Suit Quest

Dade and I keep playing a game we like to call, "Where will you be next week?" My answer today is Cairo. Have I mentioned that the average temperature in Egypt in September is 95 degrees? A bathing suit will be in order for a dip at the end of the day. For me shopping for swimwear is difficult, as I'm sure it is for many, many people, but I have really specific "problems."

The first of these is that I have gigantic scars on my back from the rounds of surgery I've had over the last 5 years. If sun meets scars, the result is horrible purple and red lines forever. I have to keep my lower back covered. Bye bye bikini. Next up I have a new scar on my collarbone, and one on my hip. Bye bye anything strapless or cut too short. Next, I basically burn if I think about the sun, so lots of coverage along with SPF 70+ is a must. Bye bye anything plunging and strappy. This basically leaves me with a retro style one piece. The good news is that I gravitate towards these anyway. Here were my contenders.

From http://www.anthropologie.com/

From http://www.victoriassecret.com/

From http://www.nordstrom.com/

In the end, I went with this Juicy Couture suit in aqua. I found it in a store for 1/2 price which was a bonus. I love that I can get a coordinating cover up (Nordstrom) to ensure as much sun protection as humanly possible.