This weekend I received my first “G” gifts. “G” being my new initial once the Tar Heel and I are married, of course. The Tar Heel’s sweet Mama Kay bought me my very first G present, a gorrrrrgeous wine bottle stopper. It is cut glass and so pretty! My cousin Christina (that I saw for the first time in SIX long years this weekend) gave me a “G” pink and green bag, “G” tissues and a “G” badge reel for my new job at the hospital, but I am already using it because it is too cute to sit in my closet for months. :)
Also, thanks to everyone who commented on the last post about your planning tips. I have signed up for theknot and their checklist is AWESOME! I was already overdue on 22 items, but no big! I am slowly checking things off.
I also discovered Style Me Pretty, specifically where you can create your own inspiration boards. I am incredibly torn on the colors for our wedding. I think the Tar Heel wants to go with whatever makes me happiest, but I love having his input too. At first, I thought it would be Coral (my COLOR of the season. I love all things coral right now. Its a strange obsession.) and light blue (in an around-about-color-range of Carolina blue… but I could never call it that. You know, what with being the Stately Lady and all…). Sort of like this:
(These are my first attempts at putting together inspiration boards, don’t laugh!)
All images found via google search. Bottom left corner image is by the awesome Millie Holloman Photography.
But I bought a painting for the Tar Heel as part of his 6 month anniversary gift that we both fell in LOVE with, and we are seriously considering going with this color palette from the same print:
Sources: Center image, “Shrimp Cocktail” by Ortud K. Tyler found here, other images found from top left to right: Paratinovia, Paratinovia, Paratinovia, The Bride’s Cafe, Snippet & Ink, Style Me Pretty, Snippet & Ink, Snippet & Ink, Snippet & Ink, Style Me Pretty, Snippet & Ink, Snippet & Ink
We are getting married in Wilmington, so both will include a beachy feel. But I can’t decide between these two palettes–sweet and soft understated beach theme or bold and bright nautical theme?