On September 10, 2011 I will be marrying my best friend. We both have a vision in our heads of an elegant affair that is the crowning touch to a eleven year friendship, and the beginning of our new life together. In today's world, it seems like simply mentioning the word "wedding" in a product description triples the price. This simply does not fit into our plans. My goal is to create my own "perfect" wedding. I want to put our own personal touch on everything, and save a bit of money along the way. Follow me over the next couple of months to see the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of wedding planning. You will learn how to make a craft or two, and you get to see wedding pictures in the end.

Who We Are

I'm Jenny and I grew up on the coast of Maine and have tried to move away on several occasions, but the state keeps calling me back. It's become part of who I am. On the professional side of things, I'm currently unemployed, which is not helping the wedding budget situation at all. I have a double master's degree in school psychology and special education and my passion is working with children with disabilities. I find their resilience inspiring, and I do what I can to help them succeed. On a more personal note, I love the outdoors and crafting. I was a very fidgety child that had a hard time sitting still, to occupy my time, my mother taught me to embroider, sew, and crochet. Somewhere along the way baking, scrapbooking, and photography also ended up in the mix. 

My fiancĂ©'s name is Tom. He is my other half, and I refer to him constantly on here. Tom was born in Austin, Texas; spent his early childhood in Chicago, and then lived in Kansas City up until the summer of 2010 when we moved back to Maine. We met back in the summer of 1999 when we were both still in high school. We kept in touch for about ten years, as friends, through the wonders of the internet and phone calls. He asked me out in February of 2009, and almost a year to the day later, he proposed. Professionally, Tom provides technical support for the telecommunications industry. When he's not working, Tom loves to cook, and has recently started a food blog of his own. 

Together we are quite the pair. We are both self-proclaimed nerds. We love history, adult swim cartoons, video games, and guitars. We can make anything complicated in the kitchen; however, we can also mess up a simple breakfast of bacon and eggs like it is an art form. 

Our Wedding

We are getting married on September 10, 2011 at Fort Popham State Historic Site. We chose the date of 9.10.11 by complete accident, we were hoping for the second Saturday in September, and then realized the novelty of the date. Our wedding colors are Victorian lilac, celadon, and ivory with hints of silver. In English, our colors are a silvery purple, silvery green, off-white, and silver. We are having a slight nautical theme, in that there will be seashells and starfish connecting everything together. We are expecting in the ballpark of 150 guests, from all over the country.