As our special day looms on the horizon, Mr. Palm Tree, MOH Mem and I are busy tying up all kinds of loose ends to get ready for the weekend. Bees like Miss Scepter have written about the day before the day before and I’m here to follow suit. Spoiler Alert: I didn’t get to sleep in and have been on-the-go since about 8:00am. Boy, this shindig and the whole lifetime together thing better be worth it. . .
Please accept my lack of an interesting segue and feast your eyes on All The Things, Palm Tree style:
Many Bees have written about getting their nails did—Mrs. Turkey treated her girls to Nails and a Nosh, Mrs. Boa Constrictor discussed her bold color preference. This girl went to a nail salon in a mall, recommended by a friend, and opted for a gel manicure and pedicure in hopes that the color would last through the wedding AND the honeymoon.
You can’t really tell because of the flash but I do have an accent finger! Some extra sparkle.
Purple is my favorite color and it hasn’t played a single role in our wedding, so I wanted to incorporate it somehow. My fingers and toes are this subtle, shiny shade and I’m super pleased.
…that he can’t wear until April and even though he’d probably rather I didn’t share publicly, he was super pouty about it when he got it and couldn’t wear it. I can’t blame him—I want to wear my band already and I have an engagement ring! But it was still pretty funny.
In my first post talking about the Mr.’s ring, I showed a few different styles that we didn’t love, and two that we did. Not surprisingly, Mr. O decided on a ring that was one of the two I used for my post.
Personal photo / The ring!
I shared with you the story about Mr. B’s wedding band, and my paranoia after my order was in, but I never shared my actual ring tale! Let me give you a little background info first. Getting wedding bands was something we kept putting off and putting off because we always felt that we had so much time to do it (that was kind of the theme with most of our wedding planning)! However, just because we waited awhile, didn’t mean that we didn’t do our homework! I spent quite a bit of time scouring the internet looking for the perfect band to accompany my heirloom engagement ring.
This was taken with my phone on my Birthday, right after Mr. B proposed! Shortly after this, we went to have it sized and have the prongs replaced.
My engagement ring is very classic. It’s a delicate yellow gold band with a round diamond in the middle (I really don’t know how to describe diamonds so please bare with me). This ring belonged to Mr. Beanstalk’s late maternal grandmother. Even though I never met her, we still have quite a bit in common. We attended the same art school and had a shared passion for children’s book illustration (she was actually a published children’s author/illustrator)! I love my ring and couldn’t have asked for anything more!
This post signifies the start of a few posts about some of the wedding-related surprises I have in store for my beloved. He’s promised not to look, and I guess I can only trust that he won’t.
Finding a wedding band has become my never ending journey, and time is not on my side. I’ve tried on everything under the sun, from plain, to decked out in diamonds and haven’t found anything that I’d want to wear for all of eternity along side my e-ring. As you saw before, my e-ring is simple. I love the solitaire diamond stealing the scene on my finger and I’ve felt like the solitaire diamond gets lost in a sea of sparkle when a diamond eternity band is added beside it. A plain white gold band could work, but if I wear it solo, my ring finger would feel like a pretty blank canvas. About a month ago I was struck with an option I hadn’t even considered …
A page torn from Martha Stewart Weddings.