Thursday, February 25, 2010

I ♥ Font

Yes, that's right, I've fallen for a font. This isn't just any font, it's THE font that we will be using for all of our stationary. I use the word we, because Jake is very excited to help me put together all of our paper products. What paper products you ask? Well there's the save the dates (referred to as STDs in wedding speak- HAHA), invitations, escort cards, menus, thank you cards, table numbers, etc. I plan to design and create all of it. I've actually been working on the design aspect mentally for the last 3 months!

May I introduce, Kon Tiki Enchanted from Veer:

Bear with me as I know nothing about typography, but I will try and describe why this is totally "us." This font is not too "froofy" or "scripty" like some other fonts I've seen on wedding invitations; it has just enough "loopage" to be a touch on the formal side. The characters are wide (see the capital letters) and spaced out reflecting our laid-back side, more so Jake than myself. It's clean, simple, and not fussy. It feels like a modern take on an old classic with a dash of quirk.  But, most important of all, it's just FUN!

There is one con for using this font: it costs money, $49.00 to be exact. I searched high and low for something similar and free, but nothing struck a cord with us. The closest I could find was Honey Script from dafont. The character spacing is just too tight for our liking. Since this will be costing us money, I'm going to be using it on everything, even Christmas cards!

Besides liking the font for itself, Jake also likes the name of the font. Story time! Kon-tiki is the name of a raft used by a Norwegian scientist named Thor Heyerdahl and his crew to sail across the Pacific Ocean (Peru to Polynesia). Kon-tiki was constructed out of balsa, pine, bamboo, and hemp. Heyerdahl hypothesized that Polynesians originated from South America. He set out by building and sailing a raft likely built in the 15th century by locals. His hypothesis was proved to be plausible. 

It's like our name in lights!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Team Wedding!

Weddings are a personal matter. Attire, rings, ceremony music, type of ceremony, etc., these are all very personal decisions to be made by the bride and groom. We hired a wedding planner. Everyone has an opinion about wedding planners. Whether it be good or bad, everyone has an opinion. This was our choice, we want help, professional help. Some loved planning their wedding and would give anything to do it again, that's not us. We're not wedding planning people, it's just not how we roll. I'm going to be honest, I was very hesitant to tell people in general or even mention it here. But this is our blog, it is a scrapbook of our wedding journey and I want to capture every step we take along the way.

So after 5+ months of being engaged (holy crap that's almost half a year!) , we've finally taken our first major step. I present to you Team Wedding:

Jake, Me, and Paula!

Our planner is Paula of Marrero Events. If you could combine my personality and Jake's, you'd get Paula. She is an absolute riot, has a no-nonsense approach when the situation calls, and the best part, she's frugal. We'll be counting on her to keep us on track (because you know how spacey Jake can get and how obsessive compulsive I can be) and to teach us how enjoy the entire planning process. I didn’t tell Paula immediately after we’d decided. She and I had gone through a few rounds of questioning already. I was dying to tell her, but I wanted to keep her on her toes and have her answer one last round of questions. Hey, suspense is good for the soul.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I need a Super Bib

This is a super bib:
This is why I need one:

Infamous red soled Christian Louboutins. GORGEOUS!!! Excuse me while I drool.

No, I don't own these, and I probably won't ever own them. CL's = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$