Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category


Thursday, January 28th, 2010

My name is Nicole, and I’m a bad blogger. It’s been two weeks since my last post. Oops.

But, my wedding was featured on A Practical Wedding (you know, the place I spent most of my time reading during the planning process and now still.)

So, you should go read. It’s about not loving your wedding. And it’s awesome, if I do say so myself.

And, I promise to blog. Cross my heart and hope to die. K?

Dress Haiku

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Nicole’s Dress is Gone.
The postal service lost it.
Still Can’t See New One.


Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

This actually has nothing to do with my post above. Although Nicole found this cake over the weekend, and I really like it. There’s no way she would ever allow it to be the main wedding cake, but it would be an awesome Groom’s cake. It would definitely up my zombie rage rep.



One of these mornings/You're going to rise up singing

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Summer is in full swing, and I am still a good for nothing non-blogger. Although as you can see I have taken the time to redesign the site, and despite Jessica’s cynicism it is complete BEFORE our wedding day! The redesign has been a very long time coming. It started with a vision approximately 3 months ago. I spent a questionable amount of time trying to locate an image that would fit my idea, but after many hours with my dear friends Google Images and Stock.xchng I gave up. It didn’t help that we were just getting into the roughest part of last semester’s course work.

The second design idea came down to what’s best described as a Seuss-esque design with a tree that resembled Pinocchio after a particularly rough lieing streak.  It came together quite nicely, and was almost done when I came to the realization that I couldn’t design a navigation system that looked good with it.

So I scrapped it.

I thought of this current design as I stood up from the couch and walked to the restroom. It was a genuine eureka moment. Alas here we are after a few modifications from the original design. On the front page you can note a XXX, that is where a countdown is going to live shortly. Except not one of those gaudy MySpace countdowns, one that just looks like text, but is still dynamic. I hope you all enjoy it, and many thanks go to Nathan over at Room122 for his help in the final polishing up.

To round out this post I want to express my excitement about Nicole being home. She spent most of June out of Texas, and about 10 days of it out of the country. While I know she enjoyed getting away, and had a great time. I’m very glad to have her back home.

Last thing, promise, I chose new ties for the groomsmen and myself with Nicole. The originals just weren’t working for us anymore. You can see them on Nicole’s blog from today, she even included links to the maker!

Kudos if you can tell me what song this blog title is from.

The Proverbial Tatooine

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Much to Nicole’s disdain this blog thing has taken me an exorbitant amount of time to finish writing this story. Here I sit however, ready to pound out the end of our venue decision. In all seriousness though, the beginning of our story is the end.
It was a late evening in November, and Nicole and I had just returned from the theater, where we had watched Stranger Than Fiction. We took a walk around campus and ended up at Old Main Pit. I’d been planning for a while, but this night was finally the right one, the night I asked Nicole to go steady. After that day nearly 3 years ago, my life has always been an exciting one. I’m never lonely, and I see my best friend almost every day.
When we first began planning our wedding we discussed having it in Huntsville in Old Main Pit, but we were never quite serious about it. Then the wedding planning really started taking off, and the more we thought about it the more we really liked Austin Hall and the surrounding grounds. We usually get a lot of strange looks when we tell people about our venue, and an occasional scoff or something equally rude, but the location fits us.
Austin Hall is the oldest building on the SHSU campus, it has tons of history behind it, and you can read up on that at Building SHSU. It’s a very beautiful building, and that’s where we’re getting married.
I’ve included a couple of pictures here, but we have yet to find a floor plan of the place. I’ll hopefully get one soon enough to show off the space, but until then the pictures will have to suffice. The building has two floors, and we will host our ceremony and reception in the building. There’s plenty of room for ceremony guest, with lots of outside overflow available. When we start planning a reception where people will sit together and enjoy a nice meal the amount of people that fit in the building is quite limited. I don’t have fire marshal numbers or anything, but we’re working on that too. So far the wedding will allow us to have our wedding of less than 100 guests, but We’re not sure how we’re going to set the tables up to make room for more than 80 people.
While I know you’re probably thinking that we know more than 100 people, and have more than that you’d come to our wedding. The truth is you’re right. The even greater truth is, there’s just not room for every person we know. Our wedding has been limited to our closest friends and family members; it’s quite fun looking at how many people are in each of our families. I never truly realized how large mine was until I started listing names.
So there you have it folks, Austin Hall! We get to have our small, intimate wedding and plan everything ourselves. We’re enjoying the planning so far, minus a few glitches here and there, but all will work out in the end.