Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Turkey's President's daughter weds in 2007.
Monday, November 24, 2008
1. First Florist Meeting - went really well and I think we're on the right track with style AND budget
2. Registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond (took 4 hours!)
3. Met with photographer, Edward Zeltser, loved him and booked him on the spot!
YAY, my photographer woes are OVER. Edward is perfect for our wedding and actually came in UNDER budget. When does that ever happen??!
He is originally from Russia and has a photojounalism background working for magazines and newspapers there. He brought that style to his work when he started doing weddings in the U.S. without overworking the images in post-production. I was lucky to find him because he doesn't advertise and mostly does weddings by referral. I have a feeling I will definitely be referring him.
Here's what we got:
Edward + 1 assistant photographer
7-8 hoursOnline hosting
CD of all images in hi-res
TOTAL: $1,500 for 7 hours OR $1,620 for 8 hours
I'm left inspired by photographer images I love...
Bella Pictures - Atlanta
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wedding Bee Blog: Mrs. Espresso
Note, these photos are not from the same wedding, but nevertheless, you'd never be able to get BOTH of those shots with only one photographer. Most only get the bride walking down the aisle with her dad. Of course that is an important shot, but I really want to capture Mr. P's expression when he first sees me. I think it will be classic. It's a must-have shot for me. Having two photographers allows for capturing the same moment in two completely different ways. What do you think? Am I being stubborn here??
Monday, November 17, 2008
I'm still having a hard time choosing what song I should walk down the aisle to, though. I'm not a "traditional" bride, yet still want something beautiful.
I found this great list: Top Wedding Songs. It has traditional and funky suggestions for all points in the wedding...the ceremony, the first dance, the garter toss, the cake cutting, etc. etc. Great compliation. Check it out.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Here is a cake that I am really leaning towards. What do you think?
Things have changed dramatically since August...
Even though I was very content with the direction we were moving in, my parents knew a "backyard wedding" wasn't my dream wedding (and it was starting to pose some unexpected problems). So, they really dug into their pockets and we were able to get the reception at the Marriott Renaissance on the 25th floor in a room with floor-to-ceiling windows! It's gorgeous...but not so garden-like anymore.
I felt my beautiful Inspiration Board was not what I was looking for anymore. I still love the green apple/paper lantern style, but not for my wedding. I have new ideas! I feel a NEW Inspiration Board coming on soon...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This is my first post ever - I am completely new to blogging! Wooo.
Purpose: I am planning my wedding essentially by myself (with a little help from a wedding planner to keep me on track.) I'm online every single day looking at a million things having to do with weddings and I'm all over the place! I've come across many wedding blogs, some good, some bad, some definitely ugly. I'm totally inspired and love the idea of doing this to keep my head straight and also find the fabulous things I find out there for other people. And I definitely find myself with no one to blab to about all the cute, creative or stupid little things that I come across! (And truly only other crazy bride-to-be's can sometimes understand!!) So, this is my place to imagine, share, dream, vent, and hopefully inspire about all things wedding.
Blog's Namesake: "Dot the i" is actually my favorite movie. It's a 2005 Spanish/English film. The movie's namesake is from this picture perfect line during a scene with two of the main characters: "A kiss is the 'dot the i' on the word 'love'" Isn't that absolutely true?!
Details You Were Bound to Find Out Sooner or Later:
Name - Kiana
Age - 23
City - Atlanta
Wedding - May '09
What's Been Done So Far: We've booked the ceremony location, reception location, the officiant and I've bought my dress, veil and the save the date's (which should be arriving in the mail today!) I'll write more on each of these later.
Welcome to my new online home (and obsession).
Come in, sit down, kick your feet up, stay a while.