Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our First Dance Song

I have the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Two on, and a background song was the song Daniel & I decided to do our first dance to. From the beginning I told Daniel that our first dance song needed to be unique. So here is the story of our FD song. So here is the story...

Our second year together, so senior year, Daniel bought us tickets for Christmas to see The Fray, one of my favorite bands. The band before them was Mutemath. Now I don't remember much of the music they played on staged, but Daniel ended up buying the cd. Mutemath has become one of our favorite bands as a couple. They are know starting to get a little more popular, they have their first concert set of their new album that came out a month ago. Daniel and I will be attending their first stop in the USA in Cincinnati, this upcoming Tuesday.

Anyways the song is call You are Mine, by Mutemath (click link below to listen)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Locations in Mind

After seeing an ad for Fountain Square Theater, I immediately fell in love with it. It is on the south side of Indianapolis, just off of I-70. It is a huge space, with wooden floors, and the walls painted as if you were in a European country side. FST I don't think is ridiculously over-priced, but with the small wedding I had in mind, it might be too expensive.
Check out the website...

Another place I liked was Graften Peek, located in Greenwood. Although a little longer drive, it is located on a second floor, has wooden floors, huge windows, a balcony. The smaller space equals a smaller rental price, which would be a smarter investment.
Check out the website...

But all together Daniel & I want something simple, but not cheesy. We prefer wood floors, instead of some ugly carpet. Somewhere close to Indy/Brownsburg. Most likely we will visit these two places towards the end of October to make sure it looks good in person and to get the cost estimation, so when my parents decide on the given amount, we know what we could afford. :-) Any ideas on places??

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Daniel says hello!

Hello! So we have started brainstorming ideas, and come to find out I'm actually pretty picky! For the reception, I would really like it to be at night, or someplace inside that we can make look like night. I like the idea of the ceremony being bright with sunlight yet the reception being dark and filled with moonlight. The reception mood could be set with low lighting and candles to create a glow effect, very romantic. Wooden floors is also a big must for me in regards to the reception room, something elegant. Our search will continue, but I like the Fountain Square idea too. The fake buildings on the walls creates a European small town feel, which is cool, and looks cool in their nighttime lighting. My artistic style and cinematic vision will hopefully aid us in making a really cool setting at still a low budget.

On Dress - Amber hasn't actively started looking for dresses yet, but luckily she is OK with me seeing it as long as it's not ON her, which is good. Not being able to see it at all would be worrisome. But when she does start looking, she is looking for something simplistic and maybe lacey. Her favorite one from a magazine is one from Trudys, though she might be embarrassed to show it because she is under the impression that it is like $3k. But anyways, here is a photo, it at least will help her to show people the idea of the dress she wants *note, the picture includes a huge bow thing that she would take off*

That's it for now, talk to you soon.


First Post

Hello Friends & Family!*~
I have found myself buzzed again about being engaged to Daniel. The stress of getting back to school mode weakened the excitement for a bit but now I am back in full gear. I hope you received our engagement announcements, if not please email or facebook Daniel or I your address. I was really happy with the way the announcements turned out. We plan for our friend Emily to take some engagement pictures through out Downtown, Indianapolis in the next month.
In the last few days I have been searching for a ceremony location, for pricing reasons. I don't foresee my parents giving us a lot, but I still want it elegant. I do keep coming back to Fountain Square Theater, look at the following links for pictures;
The walling is incredible, and Daniel likes it too. The problem is: it is some what expensive. Would it be cheap of me to ask the guest to pay for their alcoholic drinks? It would probably be the only way I could afford Fountain Sqaure. Please post comments. Also we are really thinking about having a Sunday Wedding, saves $500 at Fountain Square.