Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pretty Things: Baseball

As most of you know Nick and I are huge baseball fans (if only we could agree on a team!).  Today is Opening Day of the baseball season so I thought it only fitting to do a baseball inspired Pretty Things post and who knows some of these things may just be making an appearance at our wedding!

Some of these are a little to theme-y  for my taste but who knows there may be some hidden baseball surprises involved in our wedding!

Happy Baseball Season- and as always- GO CUBBIES!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What's in a Date

Note: This post probably illustrates just how much of a nerd I am, but I am a-ok with that!

Another blog I read frequently had a post about what historical events happened on her wedding date which inspired me to look up historical events for September 3rd.  I found this cool site: Historical Orb where you can search by date.

I came up with a huge long list of 206 things that have happened on September 3rd (who knew it was such a popular day) starting in 36 BC with the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate (yeah, I have no idea what that means either).

The list also includes many inconsequential things like in 1951 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS or in 1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open or both the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars lose their 1st NFL games in 1995.  However, it also includes somethings I found to be interesting:
  • 1189 - England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) crowned in Westminster (just cause it was the first thing/person on the list I had actually heard of!)
  • 1752 - This day never happened nor next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the govt stole 11 days of their lives.  This also happened in the US the same year and September 3rd became September 14th (How weird would that be to go to sleep on the second of September and wake up on the 14th- I could see how that might be a little uneasy)
  • 1783 - Treaty of Paris signed (ending US Revolutionary War)
  • 1838 - Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor
  •  1895- First pro football game played
  • 1904- St. Louis Olympics closes (This was also known as the St. Louis World's Fair or the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the Olympics became overshadowed by the other events planned.  We also hope to have wedding day pictures taken at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park so a fun little wedding connection)
  • 1912- World's 1st cannery opens in England to supply food to the navy
  • 1925- 1st international handball match held (cause who doesn't love some good handball)
  • 1940- 1st showing of high definition color TV
  • 1971- John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return (cause who doesn't love some good John Lennon)
  •  1984- South Africa adopts first constitution
  • 1986- Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
  •  1995- eBay founded

So I know a lot of those were totally random but I thought they were interesting (see I told you I was a nerd).  There were lots of other things on the list mostly sports or government related history and some not so pleasent things like the starting of battles or natural disasters, but we just aren't going to think about those things and think about all the interesting things that have happened on September 3rd with one more very cool thing being added on 9-3-11!

Hope you enjoyed your history lesson for the day.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pretty Things: Fiesta

So I may have jinxed the weather after last week's spring post.  We started the week with 80 degree weather and ended the week with  30 degrees and 4 inches of snow.  With terrible weather like that what can one do but throw a fiesta, so we decided to invite all our friends over for some margaritas and nachos last night.  In honor of that I thought I would post a little Fiesta wedding inspiration. Enjoy!

Unfortunately we didn't have one of these but how fun would this be at a wedding:

Too bad Nick said we can't have one :( Hope the rest of you are keeping warm and aren't buried in snow!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pretty Things: Daffodils

My sister decided I need to blog today so I asked her what I should blog about and she said spring.  The weather last few days has been absolutely gorgeous and when the weather starts to turn like this there is one thing that is a sure sign that spring is here...


So here are a few pretty things inspired by daffodils:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pretty Things: St. Patrick's Day

I have recently hit a wedding planning wall.  I don't necessarily think it is a bad thing but it obviously effects the frequency of posts on the blog.  I think the wall is more due to the fact that we are about 6 months out and all of our big vendors are booked which just leaves my list of little diy projects and things like programs and ceremony scripts which can't be done for a little while.  None of this is necessarily a problem, except it leaves me with very little to blog about, which I know makes all of my readers very sad.  So I am going to attempt to start at least a weekly pretty things post because even though I'm in a lull doesn't mean I have stopped blog stalking :)  Most of the posts will probably be wedding inspiration related but who knows other fun things may creep in.  So without further ado here is a little green St. Patrick's Day inspired eye candy:

And now just for fun:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Boots and Baseball

I believe at this point most of you have received your Save the Date or have seen the post on Nick's blog (yes be finally blogged for the first time since early January!), but just in case you missed it I won't keep you waiting any longer.  Here it is:

We decided to design them ourselves and are pretty proud of how they turned out!  Nick does a pretty good job on his post explaining the meaning and the process so I will refer you there for more detail. So for now- see you on 9-3-2011!