Hey, hey! It's Wednesday! Still not a whole lot of time to knit around here, but I did manage to make it to knit night this week (hooray!), and also to squeeze some lunchtime knitting in so there is a tiny bit of progress to report. Here's how Nympheas looked last week (ps. Better sunlight last week = better colors. This one's way closer to the acutal):
And here's this week:
Pretty good, all things considered. I'm still loving knitting this little scarf, but a bit discouraged that it isn't longer. It doesn't seem like it should take this long to knit up a lacy scarf, does it? I think having bundled Mr. Right off on his epic business trip yesterday might speed things up a notch or two, but we'll see.
In other news... We have a wedding date! It was confirmed on Thursday, and since then we've:
Booked a chapel. Our church seats about 1000 people, and our wedding will be around 60 so that didn't seem like a great idea. The church's chapel comfortably holds about 20 so that was out. They offered us a classroom at the church to get married in but that seemed a little bit depressing. And so we found the cutest little chapel...
It's adorable, and the perfect size, and the woman who runs it is awesome. I freaked out (just a smidge) at the price, but then found out how it works. It includes EVERYTHING for the ceremony. You got music? They'll play it (on their lovely surround sound system). You want music? They'll supply it. You have a musician? They'll set up for him or her.
They supply decorations, including pew bows and flowers in every color imaginable (we're doing ivory), and flowers for the altar and at the entrance. They'll set it all up, decorate everything, and then take it all down when you're through.
Oh, and she'll coordinate the ceremony for you too. This is like my dream come true, and suddenly the fee sounded all kinds of reasonable. We're in!
Confirmed a date with our pastor. He's a tough guy to pin down, and usually has a pastor on his staff perform weddings. But we really wanted him since he's counseled us, and he very kindly agreed. Yay!
Booked a honeymoon! We're Costa Rica bound! The best part is that I had a bajillion or so frequent flyer miles from my last job that I've been saving for a Big Trip. And this is it! So we got (very nearly) free plane tickets. Huzzah!
One of the illustrators I've worked with took her family to Costa Rica a couple of years ago on vacation and told us about this fantastic house they rented. I'd saved the link, and we've just booked it, too. It's in the rain forest on the Caribbean side of the country, and just a short walk to the ocean. It's a bit rustic, but hey! Jungle! Ocean! Monkeys! I'm totally sold and Mr. Right is a little bit beside himself with glee.
Registered at Crate & Barrel! Okay, this is totally silly but I've been waiting pretty much my whole adult life to do that, and it was really, really fun. I don't even care if any of our guests shops from it, just the act of picking things was a little bit awesome. Yes, I'm a dork.
In the works this week: Invitations, Cake, Guest Book,Ccake Topper
Killing me softly because I have NO idea what to do: Photographer, Music, Flowers. Suggestions welcome!
Totally cool and unexpected blessing: Mr. Right's parents have offered to pay for the catering at the reception! How awesome is that? We're having a backyard barbecue sort of party with red checked tablecloths and flowers in mason jars. Also? Best. Barbecue. Ever. It's a great gift, and we're both excited about the offer.
Next week, more knitting, less wedding. Probably. But maybe not. In the mean time, please leave ideas for awesome reception songs in the comments, okay? So far, I have Etta James; At Last, Counting Crows; Accidentally in Love, Johnny Cash; Walk the Line, and a couple of others that escape me at the moment. Suffice to say, we have pretty eclectic taste. Whaddaya got for me?
Once you've saved my wedding music, go check out the rest of the WIPW folks. There's lots o' fabulous crafting going on out there!