Wednesday, February 24, 2010

~ refreshing ~

Something about this Ann Taylor dress is SO refreshing. It is like a sweet glass of lemonade! Bad news…they do not have color swatches available but they recommended ordering a “sash” to get an idea. Just an thought…


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Splash of Color to Keep Me Warm

Should be working right now but I'm waiting for a few packages of samples to be delivered. He gave me a 2 hour window of 8-10a.m. Ri-dic-ulous! So what does a girl do? Blog, of course.

A few updates:
  • Pretty much set on the Heritage Todd Creek Golf Club as the reception site - working on the menu to finalize the logistics and date.
  • Also found a beautiful church fairly close to HTCGC - the staff was amazingly friendly and we are coordinating our marriage classes now!
  • .....Unless we win Hitched in the Highlands on Sunday (totally will)
  • And if that happens, I no longer have to worry about any of this!
Regardless of where we get married, I figure I am going to need a cute lil' cardigan to keep me warm at the reception. An easy way to add in color without getting anxiety and changing my mind. :)

All Cardigans @ Anthropologie

What do you think? Too casual? Should I look for something dressier? Ideas?

I SO wish I could post a picture of my beautiful dress on the blog. My lovely fiance reads my blog (Aww!) and I would die if he saw it.

But just a hint. It is a Melissa Sweet.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another Guest Book Idea

Okay this one I LOVE.

Okay so what you do is - have a large selection of postcards in a bowl for guests to sign [as the guest book]. Then, have someone {Mom, I'm volunteering you! :) } mail 1-2 postcards/per week to Jordan and I. This way, we have special reminders of our wedding day throughout our first year of marriage.

Isn't this amazing? So creative! And a great way to remind Jordan and I how special our wedding day was, what amazing friends and family we have, and the love we share.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Anyone Home?

I'll be the first to admit that I am an op-in-ion-ated gal. I love opinions. Starts conversation. Gives me ideas. Makes me think. Unless of course, your opinion is wrong.

Just kidding!

Really - I love your opinions. Yeah you, reading this! So, what do you think? Could ya show me some l o v e and leave some comments? I would love to hear what you think of my oh-so-exciting wedding planning from everyone reading out there!

A gal only gets married once, ya know. And I want to make the planning as much fun as possible!


Hitched in the Highlands

Just a quick update on Hitched in the Highlands.


We didn't . . .

Just kidding.

We were chosen!!!! (Did I have ya fooled there? Even for a second?)
Jordan and I were 1 of 10 couples chosen to compete to be Hitched in the Highlands!
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The race through the Highlands is Sunday, February 28 at 9a.m. (fans welcome). I'm thinking over the next week I'll be watching a lot of re-runs of the Amazing Race. We. Must. Win.

The winning couple will win a wedding worth over $22,000 (No, that's not a typo) and the oh-so-generous-amazing-adorable folks that are donating the prizes include:

5280 Magazine, Anna Be, David Lynn Photography, Happy Cakes, The Wedding Seamstress, Fries the Moment Design, Kiran Browner, Kismet, Highlands Smiles, Little Man IceCream, Lola, Love Hair, Magnolia Hotel, Mile High Station, Mondo Vino, Fallico Wine, Plum Sage Florist, Pout Beauty, Road Runner Sports, Tootsies, Rebelle, Wordshop.

I KNOW, right? Long-winded list! Let the games begin!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Guest Book

I've been trying to think of creative ideas for the guestbook. I want something that we'll want to keep out, year after year. Something that we will cherish every year.

River rocks. Have a bowl of rocks for your guests to sign with fun (metallic, colorful) pens. Then, place in a large hurricane jar on your coffee table to display year after year.

This reminds me of another tradition Jordan and I've already started. We save our wine corks (an idea from Mom) - we write on the cork everytime we have a bottle of wine. Even if it's just dinner at home. We have them saved in a hurricane jar and every now and then I go through and read them. It's a great reminder of what we've shared together, memories of eachother, friends, and family.

Another idea that I adore. Have guests sign squares of fabric and make into a quilt. This reminds me of grams. I am not a sewer (maybe I'll register for a sewing machine), but Jordan's Mom, Cindy is a great seamstress and I would love for her to put the quilt together as a wedding gift! Definitely something Jordan and I would cherish!

And finally. A guest book tree. Jordan has a love for trees. Place blank tags (or decorate yourself) and have guests sign them, and hang on a "tree". To make, use manzanita branches and place in buckets. So cute. And I know Jordan would love this.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Started the day off with breakfast at home, with fresh (huge, Whole Foods) strawberries and mimosas.

And a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Jordan. I'm a lucky gal on this end. Hope you're having a lovely Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love Bird Bowl

Here is an alternative to the traditional ring bearer pillow. (Which you never use again after the wedding day.) Or - as I type this I may have bitten my tongue. Do we give the ring bearer pillow to the ring bearer as a keepsake? I'm not sure.

But this topic brings up a valid mention - Jordan and I have 9 - NINE - nephews! Nine! Several of which are at the perfect age to be the perfect sweetest little ring bearer. How do we choose?! Exactly. We don't. Thinking about having all of them as the ring bearers. Brilliant solution because I love them all dearly.

So because of this decision - this means we couldn't have just one of the little guys keep the ring bearer pillow.

Which brings me back to my initial point. An alternative to the pillow.

A personalized ceramic bowl! I can already see this sitting on our bathroom counter after we're married as a sweet reminder of our wedding day, and something memorable to place jewelry in at the end of the day.

Designed by Elm Studios @ etsy.

Personalized Wedding Cake Toppers

Val emailed me these adorable wedding cake toppers a month ago - how CUTE!

designed by {goosegrease} @ etsy

If I don't have a wedding cake can I just put them on the dessert table - sitting on a plate of their own? :)


I've always thought handkerchiefs were so sweet and traditional. Classy - in a way. Old fashioned. Something that you hang onto forever.

Mom mentioned the other day that she still has a beautiful lace handkerchief of my great grandmother's. I'd love to carry it with me in my bouquet.

This etsy designer creates personalized hankies for you and your sweetie for your wedding day with your name (Kalinowski)!, and date of your wedding.

Sweet, no?
designed by {melifera} @ etsy

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hitched in the Highlands

There is a competition going on in Denver called Hitched in the Highlands - a competition between ten couples who race through The Highlands {hip trendy fun neighborhood in Denver} following clues to a final {unknown} location. The first couple who finishes wins a wedding worth over $20,000!

We applied today! We each had to answer questions like:
  • What went through your mind the first time you spoke to your fiance?
    How did you know your fiance was the one
  • What was the worst experience you ever went through with your fiance?
  • Why should we pick you to compete to be Hitched in the Highlands?

Whew! Hopefully our answers are clever and our personalities shine through!

I turned our application into Happy Cakes Bakeshop this morning - they have the best cupcakes in Denver hands down. Which happens to work out brilliantly because I loathe wedding cake. And love cupcakes. Jordan is partial to ice cream cake and I'm thinking we'll just have to sneak in an old fashioned Dairy Queen icecream cake to the reception. :)

We find out whether or not we were chosen on Monday and the actual race is F e b r u a r y 2 8 , 2 0 1 0

Keep your fingers crossed for us!
{More of this photo session by Val Koop here}

Monday, February 8, 2010

All in Denver

Lindsay - take a look at this post. All in Denver. All vendors listed.
LOOK at that bow. Is it wrong that I want to wear it?!?

Look - she's wearing his tie. How uber sexy is that?!

Found here: Style Me Pretty


Val bought me the latest Martha Stewart Wedding magazine yesterday and there is the cutest article about a DIY wedding - on a $9000 budget! Just my style. The article inspired me to look into DIY boutonnieres.

And by DIY I mean buy someone elses DIY creativitity.

Talked to Jordan about my plan - he thinks this is brilliant! Below is the boutonniere that initially caught his eye
Found via etsy here.

Also found these:
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{my favorite so far} Found via etsy here.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I am in love! With something other than Jordan.

I NEED this bouquet.

I seriously am drooling over this flower combination as I type this.

That's all for today.

Maybe more later!

{See more of this gorgeous shoot at Style Me Pretty}

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Heritage Todd Creek Golf Club

The latest in my adventures of finding a wedding venue . . .

Stumbled upon a new golf club in Thornton, CO.

All of you who know me - I know what you're thinking! "A golf course? Lindsay can't golf!" Well, you're right. No athletic skill of any kind.

But. Hear me out . . . the space has a gorgeous outdoor patio with a fire pit (you can't see it in the picture, it is on the lower level of the patio) with a beautiful ball room (in case of rain). A gal from Wyoming always has back-up weather plans, you know.

You can view virtual tours of the ballroom and firepit here.