Now Mrs. Paulette, but still collecting off-beat bridal stuff, and creepishly reporting on friends' engagements and marriages!
231/365 No Ugly Dresses Here! on Flickr.
Wedding planning is stressful… and to add on to that, you also want your bridesmaids to look good and be happy. You don’t want to be that notorious Bridezilla who puts her bridesmaids in frilly clown costumes all because you want to be the prettiest-looking girl that day. If you’re in that bridal shop chuckling in delight as your bridesmaids are scowling and pulling at the puffy sleeves on her arms, then I’m already judging you. Hard. Besides, as it is YOUR wedding day, people will be paying attention to the bride anyway. Giving your bridesmaids an outlandishly ugly dress may just attract more attention to them, and away from you!
Aha. Food for thought.
Now, since my bridesmaids are from all breadths of the world, I have decided to send them off on their own to find a dress that fits her body type and one that in her own budget. Heck, Serena is making her dress, which I’m absolutely stoked about seeing! She made her prom dress back in high school and it was gorgeous (it also garnered a whole slew of Victorian Whore jokes that still follow her to this day).
These ladies are all my closest friends from high school and college, and I want them to look just as nice on my wedding day. Besides, an ugly bridesmaid dress would completely ruin the aesthetics of the overall wedding! Duh! Come on, Bridezillas, how have you not thought of that?!
(My boss gave me those pack of bridesmaid cards. She saw them and thought of me. How sweet)
316/365 Herb Bouquet on Flickr.
One of my co-workers has a garden in which he grows EVERYTHING. And every once in a while he’ll bring in a sprig of this and a bushel of that. Today, he was gracious enough to bring in bunches of parsley, rosemary and lemon basil for me and another co-worker (who usually partakes in trades of fresh produce with him every week).
I stuck a few leaves of parsley in my cous cous for dinner (and ate a few leaves right off the stalk), but right now, the herbs are so pretty just sitting in a vase on my kitchen counter!
I’ve been yammering to grow an herb garden for years. Now that we have the space, I think I should start. What grows well in the Fall/Winter?