Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Wedding Party

The long awaited (and long since promised) Cast of Characters page is up on the site. A few people have yet to send in their information but we have a quorum which made it definitely worth getting it out there.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sale Update

Not to be presumptuous about people purchasing wedding gifts, but for those graciously planning on doing so, I thought I would send an alert that the china at Bloomingdale's just went on a 50% off sale, so ... now would be the time to buy it if you're on the fence.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Two Hour Tux - Done

According to Laura I apparently just spent more time picking out the tuxedos for the wedding then she spent picking out her wedding dress. That seems sad but I'm not sure on which side. The problem with the tux rentals vs the wedding dress is, with the wedding dress there is one decision to make ... with the tuxedos, there's 20 decisions to make. It was quite the 2 hour process but it's done.

Tuxedos are coming from Men's Wearhouse. The picture to the right is the groomsmen vest. The subtle gold perfectly complements the blue of the bridesmaids dresses. We're going with the long tie, I felt it was a less DB look that the bow tie.

Coat is straight black, 2 button, with flat front pants (pleats for some reason never sit particularly well on me). Shirt is white with the classic tux style pleats which we really don't get enough opportunities to wear (weddings and Dracula costumes).


Monday, July 20, 2009

Mass Music

Met today with Maura (Laura's cousin and one of the vocalists for our wedding) and Mary (the organist at St. Mary's Parish) to hash through the music selections for the wedding Mass. Here's the final list we came up with after much less deliberation than anticipated:

  • Prelude: Ave Verum Corpus (vamp)
  • Parents: Ode to Joy
  • Wedding Party: Cannon in D
  • Bride & Father: Bridal Chorus
  • Responsorial Psalm: 128
  • Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia
  • Mass Parts: Mass of Creation
  • Unity Candle: Instrumental Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Preparation of the Gifts: Taste & See
  • Sign of Peace: Prayer of St. Francis
  • Communion: Panis Angelicus
  • Prayer before Mary: Schubert's Ave Maria
  • Recessional: Wedding March
  • Postlude: Allegro Maestro from Water Music

Monday, July 13, 2009

Online RSVP Now Open and Registries Posted

Invites have officially been sent and the online RSVP is now open. Please wait until you receive your invite to RSVP. If possible we request that you RSVP on or before August 1st. As noted in the RSVP form, e-mail if you have any questions.

Also, I've posted our list of Gift Registries on the site so you don't need to dig through the historic posts or poke at random department stores to find them.