So, in an effort to keep documented the wedding planning adventures, I have an update!

The last few weeks were a bit stressful.  I felt behind on a lot of things. Plus, I had a pretty crazy few work weeks which added some stress on to things.

However, I have made (with Dan's help of course) such big steps!

1) Photographer.  We found a photographer we're really happy with!  He had shot in the Lost River cave bfore, and his pictures there wre not that impressive at all.  However, we LOVED his other work, and the LRC pictures were from a few years ago; we are CERTAIN he's gotten so much better with time, so we're taking this jump and going to book him.  Plus, he's quite a bit under our budget, so that's excellent.

2) Band.  We found a band!! We love them, and are really excited about it.  They're more expensive than we had anticipated, but I had budgeted out significantly more than necessary for a band, so we're still coming under budget.  Man, I'm getting excited.

3) Invitations!!!!! We have figured out an invitation design we like, and I had it all done, but have to convert it into vector, and then we can send away for plates.  Which leads me to my next topic:

Letterpress.  We've decided to use a letterpress style, and instead of paying someone to do it (as its super expensive), we're doing it ourselves.

I think we might be slightly crazy, since the save the date fiasco was a bit more than we bargained for, but I really don't think so!

We were going to make our own letterpress and found designs and everything, but after much research, decided to simply just buy an embossing tool and to sort of rig a letterpress out of it.  I purchased the Cuddlebug (Dan's pissed that is what it's called), the L Letterpress starter kit (the story behind trying to track this down is a long and happy ending one), and then we're making our own plates.

I got the L Letterpress starter kit in the mail before the Cuddlebug, and decided to try it anyway.  I made myself a little card, and then stood on the letterpress folder and jumped up and down.  I did not get an impression :)

But the Cuddlebug came today and I tried it out already, and it works SO WELL!!! and its so easy! I can't believe it.

I am SO excited about our invitations and how incredible they're going ot look.


Just needed to post :)

Also!  Figured out bridesmaid dresses to, so phew!  That's a relief as well.

back to work :)


From emily, 12/31/2012: Happy new year lovies!!!! :) be safe! The year Weez becomes a wife!!!!! :)


Dan and I went down to Bowling Green this weekend for a bridal expo. We had a great time! On the way down, we stopped at a bridal store where I tried on (without him, of course) one of the dresses I saw with mom and Kara when we were in St Louis. As soon as I saw it again, I knew it was the one!

When we got into Bowling Green, we went straight to Lost River Cave for a meeting with Katie, the woman who works there and assists with events. She was so great and stood outside in the cave with us patiently answering all our questions in the freezing cold. An outdoor wedding in the summer sounds great until you're planning it in the winter!

That night we went out to dinner with Dave, a coworker, and Ashley, his wife. We had a great time with them, and they were kind enough to show us the BG bar scene. They too were married at Lost River Cave, so we had tons to talk about

At the bridal show today, we didn't have as much luck as anticipated. I was hoping to get the big four knocked out: caterer, florist, cake, photographer. We got a lead on five photographers and think we have it narrowed down to two. We have a lead on both caterer and cake. But still not anything is finalized. Darn!

It was a great weekend, though, and it was great to spend time together. I kept getting more and more excited to be married to Dan!! Especially because he's so fun to be with, and just an incredible guy. I'm so happy this is all happening, but it's so surreal!


wedding journey

I've decided I'm going to post on here as much as possible while doing all things wedding.  Only because I want to be able to come back and "relive the journey" (if it's a good one!)

Already posted about the save the dates.  Did not post about the venue!  It was a strenuous search , but we've got it. :)  That's all that should be rememebred about that! ;)

save the dates

We finished the save the dates!

Well, sort of. The printing process was grueling, and after two days and hours of frustration, we got it "working". However, still have 30 left. We're gonna wrap them up tonight.

Exciting though that 64+ of them are out in the mail!!!


an attempt

here it is. yet another attempt at keeping up with a blog. we'll see how it goes.

there's been quite a bit of change happening lately. i'm sitting here in my boyfriend's parents' house kitchen, where a majority of our relationship played out.

they're in a midst of a move, and boxes litter the counter tops. i'm taking a look around, outside, over the lawn, and am beginning to miss easy summer days spent by the pool, in the hammock, on the back deck, enjoying the flowers, breeze, and sunsets.

it's sad to realize that this may be one of the last times i have with my boyfriend and his parents in this house. it's hard for me to let things go.

and it makes me sad to realize that calling lexington home belongs to the days of the past. i myself am in the middle of a move, though my situation is much more slow and transitory. i'm spending my days in pittsburgh, at home, while i'm searching for a job and waiting for opportunity to present itself. four fifths of my belongs stowed away in storage in kentucky, one fifth of my belongings thrown about my childhood room at home.

it's weird.. this being in transit. it's weird, this letting go and learning to anticipate the next move, literally.

but at the same time, it's freeing to have a wide open schedule. it's allowing me to understand that life is more than a job, more than bills, more than a strict schedule. i'm allowed time spent with a friend who's off her feet, literally, for weeks. it's a great thing, to have that amount of time spent with someone i care so much about. i know we'll never have this opportunity again, so i'm blessed with it.

ah, change.


i definitely need to keep up with this more.

next thing on the list of things i really want to do:
create a wordpress powered site for my own www.louisecincala.com
have it be a crash page for all things... social media?
news, twitter feed, tumblr feed, facebook, my resume, projects, etc.

as for now, check out a site i just did, that i'm super involved in.

let me know your thoughts!