Monday, March 17, 2008

The Suits

In the next week or two Chris will be ordering his suit and I am so excited. Its going to look so great on him! He tried on the suit he wants, but in a size or two too small, last week:

And for the groomsmen, hopefully we will be renting suits like this:

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Cake!

Today we had our cake tasting! And it was de.lic.ious. We are having the cake made by Mary Ann Blade in Charlotte, NC. We decided on the design and flavors today, and got to taste a sample of the red velvet (plus some to-die-for chocolate truffles). So for flavors we decided on three layers, each a different flavor: red velvet cake with cream cheese filling, chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and raspberry filling and coconut cake with bavarian cream filling. All covered in buttercream icing. And the design will involve different shaped layers, and a rambling vine of fondant grapes. Chris's mom, Dianne, came up with an incredible "sketch" of our perfect cake-- sometimes its really nice to have an artist in the family!

We are having a hard time deciding on one detail, can you help us? Which flavor combination should we use for the largest layer?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Music

We have found our musicians! Barrowburn is a local (Raleigh, NC) celtic/irish/folk band with four musicians playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, drum, accordion and small pipes (sort of like bagpipes). Chris and I went to listen to them tonight and really enjoyed their music. They play a variety of styles of Irish music from the pretty, soft lyrical stuff to dancing reels to pub sing-alongs. If you are interested, you can listen to a few sample clips on their website.