One year ago

It’s been a little over a year since I’ve started this blog. I remember the week I started and posted like a maniac because I had so many ideas to share. Then there was the Royal Wedding that I felt like it was my duty to report. I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported and read my blog. It means a lot! I hope my blog inspired your wedding ideas!




Día de Sant Jordi – St. George’s Day

Instead of celebrating the wildly popular (and highly commercial) day of St. Valentine, the people of Catalunya (the region in Spain where Barcelona is located) honor St. George, or Sant Jordi.

Every year on April 23, Barcelona comes alive. There are Catalan flags on almost every building, and hundreds of book and rose stands.

The legend

once upon a time…

there was a kingdom that was plagued by a dragon who lived in their lake. To try and please the dragon, the people of the kingdom would feed the dragon sheep and cattle everyday. However, soon there were no more animals to give to the dragon, so the King began a lottery to sacrifice the children of the kingdom. One day the king’s daughter was chosen to be the next, he tried to offer all of his belongings to spare her, but the townspeople refused. St. George happened to ride by the lake ,on his horse with his sword and shield, and slayed the dragon and saved the princess. And from the dragons blood grew a rose, which St. George gave to the princess.

Now on April 23, the day of St. George’s death, the men of Catalunya give roses to important women in the life.

It wasn’t until the middle of the 20th century when people proposed to move “book day” to April 23, the day when Cervantes and Shakespeare are rumored to have died on. Now the woman give the important men in their life books.

Hopebrew 2012

Back by popular demand, Get Hitched Give Hope’s Hopebrew is back!

Hosted by Red Hook and will feature both Redhook and Filthy Beers.

The goal of the evening is to bring together many of Seattle’s finest beer loving citizens (that’s me!), providing them with a really fun evening and a great way to give back!

This is one of four fundraisers set up in 2012 to help Get Hitched Give Hope reach their 5th anniversary goal of raising $100,000!
Proceeds raised by Get Hitched Give Hope in 2012 will be donated to the Dream Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to granting wishes for patients with life-threatening diseases, and the Young Survival Coalition, a
network dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Get Hitched Give Hope was founded in 2007 and began the trend of small-business social entrepreneurship in the wedding industry and paved the way for bridal charities in the Pacific Northwest. Since its inception, Get Hitched Give Hope has raised over $130,000 for our chosen charities. For more information email or visit

About Dream Foundation
Founded in 1994, the mission of Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families battling the life-threatening illness. Dream recipients are 18 years or older and have been given a limited prognosis of a year or less life
expectancy. Dreams range from basic need items like a comfortable chair in which to rest, to family vacations with children. With more than 2,000 anticipated dream requests for 2012, Dream Foundation relies on donations of cash, airline miles and other resources to make dreams come true. For more information visit or call (805) 564-2131.

About Young Survival Coalition
Young Survival Coalition, based in New York City with nearly 30 national affiliates, is the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC offer resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. Through action, advocacy and awareness, YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young women, and to ensure that no woman diagnosed under 40 faces breast cancer alone. For more information about Young Survival Coalition, visit or call 877.YSC.1011

Tickets are $25, $35 (bottomless pints) or $50 (VIP entry) and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.

Will I see you there?

Picture of the day 29

For some reason I just love pictures of buttons. I found this one particularly striking. I love the stark color of the white, the buttons, and the lace reminds me of the lace on my mother’s wedding dress.

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, James Melia
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PS: For some reason this computer won’t let me post links like I usually do. I apologize!