Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tales of Wedding Planning: The Exposed Brick Edition

I love exposed brick. LOVE. IT. When I close my eyes and picture the place where Matt and I tie the proverbial knot, I see beautiful, rustic exposed brick all around us. There are a bunch of people there, too, of course, but that's a given.

One of the many reasons, other than aesthetics (a word, by the way, that I've used more in the two months since I started planning a wedding than I have since I first learned the word), is that exposed brick oozes history. I love the idea that we're saying "I do" where other things have happened. That we're a part of something bigger. Cosmically. Or something.

It also marries (get it?!) masculine and feminine. It's kind of dark and brooding, while also being dramatic. And very un-wedding-ish. No tiara required.

When I show Matt a new potential venue online, our conversation sounds something like this:

Me: Oooh, check this place out! It looks great!
Him: [stares at me blankly] Offff course it does, it has exposed brick!
Me: Your point being? I LIKE IT!
Him: Really? Couldn't tell.
So while we may be thismuchcloser to finding a venue (I will not let this break me!)... exposed brick it will have. Maybe I will kiss it after I kiss my groom.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My first guest post!

I'm so proud to tell everyone who follows QBBG that I'll be guest blogging with The Budget Savvy Bride through the wedding! I'm eager to share my experiences of planning a limited budget wedding in New York style with a larger audience.

Check out my first guest blog post, which went up today! I'll be blogging there about once a week through July, so be sure to check back. Help me achieve my goal of becoming their most popular blogger in history (or, ya know, just this month... I'm not picky!).