Archive for the ‘pretty pictures’ Category


Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

I love this picture. Don’t know why, it’s probably the giant dinosaur, but I like it.

Thank you, thank you soo much.

Monday, August 10th, 2009

I’ve been scourging the web for THE PERFECT thank you cards, but I’m finding that while they exist, they exist for a very pretty penny. I assume it’s a pretty penny, because I am lacking them.

Anyhow, I’ll show you the ones I’ve fallen in love with, and then know that I must back away… slowly..

I loooove these. They would be so absolutely perfect. But, they are about $1.25 a card, and that my friends, is just too much for me to spend on Thank You cards.

These are just adorable. We may go with these, maybe, if we can’t find anything else that we like. These are $75 for 100 … is that good or bad? I don’t know, but they’re cute!

I like the twisty vines on this one. And the basic drawing/ prettiness of it.

This I think would make a great thank you/christmas card. See, I’m terrible at the whole 2 week etiquette thing: I have graduation Thank You’s to still be sent.

I love this one too. It’s so simple and elegant.

This = adorable. Probably not (at all) appropriate for a wedding thank you, but I love it!!

Oh etsy, You often get me into trouble.

Hi… my name is Nicole

Friday, May 8th, 2009

…and I have a dress problem*

See, it all started when I saw this image from Julie Ke and Jonny’s wedding:

Tell me, is this not beautiful? I fell in love with her dress… and then I saw the bridesmaids dresses.

All pictures can be found here (including pictures of her gorgeous wedding!)

Okay, seriously. Aren’t these gorgeous? I love them. But there are two issues:
1.) I do not have bridesmaids that I can tell to purchase these dresses thank-you-very-much
2.) I can’t find them anywhere! Seriously. I have looked and looked and looked. Which is what has created my problem.

So, I thought that I would share with you pictures of dresses I like and would probably order my ‘maids to where, if I had had formal ones.


This is nothing like the ones above, but it’s still purrrty.

Now we’re talking. Isn’t this and this gorgeous?And all for less than $100!


This one is my favorite. I would love to have all of my girls dressed in it…
(all dresses [and more!] can be found at: Nordstroms)

See, here’s my problem with telling my girls that they have to wear certain things. One reason is because I can’t justify asking my wonderful college friends to spend about $100 on a dress they may or may not wear again. The second is because I don’t know if they will be hanging out with us during the ceremony. And if they aren’t.. well, why tell them they have to wear something?

But, my inner control freak is screaming “tell them what to wear! you must be in control! this is not right!!” But, I tell her to shut up, drink a martini and let go.

Because in the end, Chet and I will be married, and that is what really matters.

(Sidenote: I am telling them to all wear black cocktail dresses though. hehe. My justification is the fact that they can choose something that they , and as a bonus, they will wear it again.)

*please note: as a counselor to be, I am not mocking any type of AA, NA or Al-Anon traditions.

Pretty, Pretty Pictures

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I spent the morning not preparing for finals but searching Once Wed for pretty pictures and inspiration.

Totally found some.

Let me share:

via: Once Wed

Tell me this is not the most awesome photo you’ve seen of a groom and his men? For real. Look at the love there between them. Chet and I saw this and were like… “yeah!”

via: Once Wed

This = Gorgeous. I have no idea how they did that, but it is beautiful. It creates such an elegant atmosphere. And it looks like a giant pillow. Love it!

via: Once Wed

Isn’t this couple just the sweetest? I love the one of him dipping her. There is just something about this photo that make me happy to look at it.

I also got some great inspiration for my bouquet (yes, I am doing one!) and potentially another way to set up our invitations ( I realize that I am never happy with anything).

Oh, and I got a great idea for a wedding gift for Chet. But that won’t be posted here :-p

Have a happy week, y’all!


Monday, April 13th, 2009

I love looking through photos of people, so after we took ours last Saturday I couldn’t wait to get them in!

And we got them today.

And they are amazing!!

Have a looksie.


These first 5 were taken near Austin Hall, our wedding venue. The first one is with my favorite Sam statue. The second one is on the steps of where I hope we can say our vows in November. I love the boots. So very Texas. The third one is in the side garden. We were trying to get a decent picture of my “bling”. It kind of worked.

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About the photoframe: we saw a super cute photo with a frame that had the couple colored in and everything else black and white. I’m working on getting that done to this photo, but wither way, I love it. The last photo is with our names that we had Chet’s youngest brother, Chey carve in to the wall. It’s tradition to carve your name and graudation date. So we did. It’s also super fitting for us. :)


These were taken at the library on campus. I liked how most of these turned out. The first one is a little odd, but I’m hoping it grows on me. The second one, however, is beautiful. I love the colors in the background. Art History Journals = gorgeous backdrop.

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I also like these with the books. Funny story about the one in between the shelves: It took us a bit to get into the right shelves, and then we didn’t even get book titles in the photo :) Anyway, the first set of shelves we were at were about military. Titles like Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court, Blood and Steel, The Medieval Siege and so many more. We decided it wasn’t the best place to take those pictures at.

We found the book in the second photo somewhere in the shelves. I thought the title was perfect.


The park! I love these. Actually, I love all of them, but these are great playful photos. I jumped on Chet’s back and preceeded to pick me up. Which made me squeal. I love the sky though, and the grass. It’s gorgeous.

All in all, the photos turned out beautifully. I am so pleased with Thomas’ work. I wasn’t sure at first, but after seeing these… I am so ready for him to capture our wedding. I think that he captured our spirit, playfulness, and love within these. And that makes me happy. :)