Monday, August 22, 2011

Burning the candle @ both ends

the brands… lace cardigan: papaya.  pants: ann taylor.  blouse: ann taylor loft.  shoes: max studio.  belt: limited.



Good news: I got a brilliant new Nikon camera for my birthday.  Bad news: I’m still learning how to use it.

I didn’t even realize until 3+ days in that half my pictures were turning out fuzzy due to the incorrect setting I had it on… Oops.

Honestly, I’ve just been too busy of late to do things like reading camera manuals!  I knew starting a new job and wedding planning @ the same time would be stressful, but holy crap – I’m now realizing just how much. 

It doesn’t help that I’m just not finding what I’m looking for in regards to wedding destinations at the right price.  I need some help!!  Anyone know of a good destination wedding planner?  I’ve tried a few regular wedding planners who take forever to get back with me and travel agents seem to be of no help and just push the big all inclusives…  I need someone to give my wish list and budget to and just figure it out.  Then I’d just have to focus on coping through these 12+ hr busy workdays…!

Enough venting for the day.  Cheers to all and happy happy Monday!



Kimberly said...

Love that cardigan!!

the nyanzi report said...

love the last shot. great detailing there.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look!
Love your cardi!


Kasmira said...

Oooh, tell us more about the camera!

Mimi said...

The lace cardi is really pretty! congrats on the nikon, its tough to learn but eventually you'll get great pics!

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~Hurricane B~ said...

Where are you looking at for the destination? I would try going to that locations website and seeing if they have links to some. Or if you want a hotel involved most hotels have party planners that do weddings. I had a friend who worked for one in Hawaii. You can let them know you are thinking of using them, your budget and ask for what they can do. That way you are laying your cards all out on the table.

When I did my wedding I bought a lot of stuff online. So maybe in the end if you can't find the right one, just find a location and rent a place and do it yourself. You can get inspiration for your type of budget in so many places. But since you work so much I would just use this as a last resort.=) If you want wesbites just let me know and I will send you the links.

Just remember this is about you and your love and sharing the happiness with loved ones. It can get stressful and overwhelming. It helped me to always take advice but always do what WE WANTED. Not others and don't worry about anyone elses feelings. It is your money, your union.

cALyPsO said...

Awww... I remember those wedding planning days.. I can't believe we survived them!!
We went to Jamaica, Montego Bay through Sandals. We did the WeddingMoon package. Basically you stay on the island for two days, then get married. All the ppwk and everything gets taken care.. you pick all of your pictures and menu the day before... and everything is just really relaxed and easy and fun.. I was just thrilled that they had purple flowers on my Bouquet.
We used Vickie Griffith of Intimate Journeys here in Houston. Don't even know if she does travel/wedding planning anymore. I would check out Sandals' webpage and browse around and search for someone in your area.
Beaches resorts allow children on the premises. Sandals got a little icky with my 6 year old nephew being a part of the wedding and we had to get special permission for him to be on the island. There were other goofy little things like that... BUT when I remember that day, I remember being amazingly beautiful, everyone catered to me, my every need and I was gloriously happy and content. I wanted to do it all over again.

Londyn said...

Hurricane B - yes I would love the links!! or

Calypso - that is so ironic! My first choice was Sandals in Jamaica either Montego Bay or Negril, but it was so expensive for our guests ($2000 for a 3 day trip...) that I just couldn't do it. The problem I'm running into with a destination wedding is that it's either too expensive for us or too expensive for the guests. Don't ya just wish money grew on trees!?!?

Thanks all for the advice and encouragement :)

Teodora said...

Despite everything, you look lovely!
The cardigan is gorgeous!

I am sorry I can't help with the wedding destination!


cALyPsO said...

I'm just gonna say this once.. It's YOUR wedding. You can have it any way you'd like. To accomodate guests that may not make it, have a big silly reception in your hometown and play the wedding video so everyone can witness it.
Seriously.. it's your wedding. If you want the Sandals thing, just do it. I had about 10 people at my wedding in Sandals.. seriously.. that was all we needed. Any more people and there would have been all kinds a of drama, drunkenness, and debauchery.
'nuff said.

Londyn said...

LOL - I hear ya.

Anonymous said...

Go with Sandals!

We had our wedding at Sandals Negril and it was so stress free! The wedding planner was helpful, as were the staff on the resort.

Our wedding was small (only the parents), which helped with reducing the stress!

Good luck!


brittneynikkole said...

I really like this cardigan. Such an amazing interest piece! I also really like that it's a nice neutral color so you can really get a lot of use out of it.

Elegance Personified said...

Good Luck with the wedding preparations. Mine was big and a weekend long - typical wedding for Albanians LOL. But the best of luck to you.

This outfit is so chic and girly. Love love the cardigan.