Tuesday, August 11, 2009


As many, or all, of you know Mike and I got engaged 1 month ago today. Needless to say, that month has been wonderful, crazy, fabulous, fun, stressful, and long all at the same time!
I have been quite busy - the ceremony/reception site is booked (Twigs Tempietto - Greenville, SC). Twigs is full service so this also takes care of the flowers, food, tables, chairs, and linens. I have posted a photo here. In addition the photographer is booked (http://www.thebeautifulmess.com/), band booked (Ross Holmes Band), time and date set (May 15 - 7pm), bridesmaids dresses were ordered and have arrived (j.crew), and now I am moving on to tasting cakes and deciding on a design and looking at hotels to make a block of rooms.
As far as I can tell, I am about 2 months ahead in my planning except looking for a wedding dress. Once everyone else is taken care of, I will focus on myself. Plus, I hope to lose some weight in the mean time. Speaking of which, I have officially started Weight Watchers. I'm one day in and I feel pretty good. I need to start exercising, but the heat is a real downer.
I am going to post some pictures of cakes that I am interested in. Let me know what you think.

Ok - neither would look exactly like these, but similar. The polka dots would be turquoise majority and lime green minority with the ribbon. The floral cake would be a four tier and would have a monogram instead of the bow. I love the floral cake, but I don't think it "goes with" the rest of the wedding.
I am also working on my programs. My interpretation of the program is a raffia fan. An example below.

Again, my interpretation is different. I have ordered some fans to "play with" but I'm planning to paint them silver (chic...I know!) and then attach a program to it.
Finally, last night I did the most cliche thing you can do...I created a webpage on theknot.com. I felt like I needed to give into some of the kooky things out there! Check us out at www.theknot.com/ourwedding/meredithfant&mikewilson
Hopefully I'll have more details to post soon!


  1. 1st...I love the new layout!
    2nd...Yay for being ahead on planning!
    3rd...Weight Watchers works!
    4th...I move in less than two weeks so we need to catch up one last time before the 22nd!

  2. I love it all! Good luck with Weight Watchers. I am in weight loss mode too but am also feeling discouraged by the weather...some cooler fall temps should help! I think the polka dot cake is very you. I also like the flower one but agree with your comments. maybe if you added a little of the turquoise into the flowers it would blend a little better into your scheme. Can't wait to read more blogs soon...

  3. You have gotten so much done already! Obviously, I've never planned a wedding, but it seems like it to me. :) I heart the polka dot cake. I have always wanted a J. Crew bridesmaid dress.

  4. Also, with Weight Watchers do you get to eat those microwave meals in the red box? (SmartOnes I think.) I love those things. But probably eat way more than WW would allow. The chicken enchiladas are my favorite.

  5. So I am way behind on all things, but thanks for your comments. I am going today to hopefully find the right cake! Caroline - yes, you do get to eat most all frozen meals. they all have the WW point value on them!