Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'M GETTING MARRIED!!!!! Sort Of...

This Saturday marks my second summer wedding in three weeks. The first was fun. It was out of town and my family and I had a blast. The second wedding will be here in town and a very small affair. My cousin will be marrying her husband through the church and after she will have a small reception.

I suppose this is the part where I rave and rant about myself and how I am so crafty. I make my own jewelry, invitations (sometimes for other people), cards, scrapbooks, baking and now you can add florist. Yes that's right! Some how I went from providing input on what kind of flowers my cousin should have at her wedding as centerpieces to MAKING the centerpieces. And the thing that gets me is that she never asked me. It was all insinuated. I wouldn't have minded doing it at all. But she never really officially asked me.

As a result, I've created a fictitious wedding between Nina Garcia and Gino Emanuel over at the Knot.com. (I apologize if you are reading this and are an employee of The Knot. I love your website but thought it was unfair that you can only join if you are getting married.) How did I come up with those names? Nina is the nickname in Spanish for godmother and Garcia is my last name. Gino is for MANU GINOBILI and Emanuel is Manu's real name. (Manu is a nickname for Emanuel.) Note: I am obsessed with the San Antonio Spurs and in love with Manu Ginobili in case you didn't know. So there you have it...a fake bride and groom. I did it to get inspiration on how to approach my cousin's centerpieces. I have a general idea and started on prototypes yesterday. Well just the vases. Not the actual flowers because those are fresh flowers and I won't get them till Friday.

I've had a small panicking voice in my head since then. My cousin is very...particular and I fear her opinion on this. I mean come on...it's her wedding and I don't want to ruin it. She's been sweet telling me she has complete confidence in my judgement. In fact yesterday she used the words "creative genius". O.M.G. what pressure!!!! So I will do my best. No, I will try 150% because I want her to be happy. I'll take pictures for sure and post them. Y'all will be the judge.

YET, I can't help but wonder (paging Carrie Bradshaw...), if I do pull this off I guess I'll have something else to add to my creative portfolio. Flowers by Patty. Nah...it'll have to be more creative than that!

9 comments:

Amy said...

Girl you crack me up. I love that you are on the knot. Good luck with the flowers.

Jen and Rob said...

That's hilarious! I'm sure you'll do an awesome job!

BookLady said...

Can't wait to see pics of the centerpieces! Repeat after me, "I am a creative genius. I am a creative genius . . . " GOOD LUCK!

Stephanie Faris said...

Sounds like fun. I hope you'll post pics.

Sassy Chica said...

Congrats on your faux wedding, that was hilarious! Very creative on coming up with names....best of luck on the centerpieces, anything made with love will be faulous!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Unknown Mami said...

There is no way you can ruin her wedding you can only make it better.

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Kristen said...

I am sure almost half {I really don't know how many but I know a lot of them} of the weddings on the knot are made up. Freshman year of college my roommate & I totally made up fake weddings on there :)

I too ended up being a florist to my friend's wedding and making the centerpieces. I made the coolest things for her cocktail tables if I do say so myself which were basically flower bricks. We got the green foam and put in white carnations. Everyone loved how they turned out :)

Karen said...

It totally bugs me that you have to be getting married to register for The Knot. Although, now that almost all of my friends are married and I most likely won't be for quite a while, it's not as fun for me to hang out there anymore.

Creative with the names, though! Fun stuff!