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an ikea wedding

You’d think that googling ‘ikea wedding’ in 2007 would come up with something useful.

It doesn’t.

I got to thinking about googling just that last night while tossing and turning. I’ve been trying to come up with a budget friendly way to copy this table setting for the wedding. We’re only having five tables, so I figure if I can keep it to $20 a centerpiece (not including flowers) than I’m okay. And Ikea seems the simplest way to do it for a few reasons.

1. Ikea is budget friendly.
2. Ikea fosters independent design and gives a slew of choices for tablesettings.
3. Ikea is down the street from my house.
4. Ikea is budget friendly.
5. See all pictures below…




These tealight holders are only 99 cents!




I don’t know what these are, but I like ’em.



As you can see, Ikea has a gillion things to choose from and I will be stopping by tomorrow afternoon to take my time and arrange some items together for centerpieces.

I’m wavering on my color choices lately, too. The more things I see, the more I just want to do bright colors– this is possibly to justify wearing bright red espadrilles under my wedding dress, but also because I want the occasion to be very loud, bright, happy, fun, exuberant, modern, joyful and exciting. Color is a good way to do that.

The Colorful Wedding. By Yours Truly.

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orange take out boxes

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name that flora!

Does anyone know what these are called?



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green bouquet & green flowers



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going to try on dresses this afternoon!

I’m heading out to two shops this afternoon in San Francisco. A lot of the shops that I’m interested in are not open on Sundays which sucks for me. I’m going to have to take a day off of work and hit up a bunch of shops if I don’t find what I am looking for immediatly. I’m still debating the ebay dress I posted below. Everytime I scroll down and peek at it I’m somehow tricked into thinking it’s me in the photo. Which could be a very serious sign that I need to buy it! The price is right, the cut is gorgeous, it’s a bit big which is better than being a bit small and I love the back detail which I now realize I did not show you all before. Here it is:

Isn’t it just the most wonderfullest dress in the world? The main thing holding me back, other than the obvious ‘buying a wedding dress over the internet’ is that the seller has never sold anything on ebay before. Which means that it could be a scam and since I’ve never bought anything on ebay before, I’m not sure what my recourse is if something shady were to happen.

The place I am going to today carries Nicole Miller dresses. Of the four I am very interested in, they have one. At least I can try them on and see what size I am in her line. I’ve fluctuated between size 4 some places and size 10 some places, so I definitely need to size myself in the Nicole Miller line.

Wish me luck!

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