Thursday, August 5, 2010

Post cards from your table...

Hi all!  How's everyone doing with all their sale shopping?  I just went online and found some great items including the Pleasant-in-Peasant top which I tried on several weeks ago and fell in love with.  So I'm glad I was able to score it on sale!

So, is everyone getting tired of my wedding posts and gushing about the big day?  For those that are married, I'm sure you can relate to the excitement one bride gets the days leading up to her wedding.  For those that are not yet married, I'm sorry if this is way too much wedding talk.  Feel free to scroll right past to my OOTD!  Haha...and I promise to be back tomorrow with my usual Preview Friday feature. 

When we thought about table numbers, we really didn't want to go with just plain numbers.  In our typical Cindi and Chris fashion, we wanted to personalize it.  So, Chris and I decided to name each table a city we've traveled to.  Not only that, each city would be a post card, with messages to our guests on the back.  The message contained what we did during that trip as if we were really sending them. 
We tried to make our messages fun and witty...and Chris is a such a better writer than I am so let me give you an example of one of his post cards:

Shenyang (this is the city...the city where I'm from)
"We haven't seen a tree, grass, or blue skies in weeks, but on the ground...oh...so many interesting sights and smells!  The people seem friendly enough, once you get past the seemingly enraged yelling tone normal conversation is held in and the elbows that fly at your face and ribs as you move with the masses through unstoppable traffic.  A lady on the bus today called me "comrade".  That was delightful.  We were on our way to a swap meet of sorts where the awesomeness of your deal is directly related to how rigorous of an argument (negotiation) you are willing to engage in.  Wish you were here...we could go for some noodle soup.  A bowl of soup here seems to be the equivalent of a quick lunch sandwich in the US, and once you have handmade noodles you never go back!  Meet you next to the giant Mao monument?  Love, Cindi and Chris."

Now, onto my OOTD from yesterday.  Most of you know I love my Field Game cardi and just can't get enough of it.  Seattle's summers are fairly mild so we can get away with wearing cardis like this.  Love it!


Cardigan - Field Game (Anthropologie)
Tank - Ruffles tank (J.Crew)
Skirt - J.Crew papaya pencil skirt

18 comments:

  1. Cindi - what a clever idea for table numbers! And oh, that outfit!!!! I want it! Can I have it? Hahaha, it's SO cute! :D Love love love.

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  2. I love your OOTD, and i totally tried reading some of the other postcards besides the Shenyang one :) You two probably have the best handwriting i've ever seen! so jealous - mine is like chicken scratch. Such a cute idea!

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  3. Carol - Haha...sure! Except it'll be swimming on you. As I'm a little bit more...ahem...bigger boned than you, my dear! :)

    Aimee - Haha...girl that's typed! :) We found fonts that resembled handwriting and printed all that out.

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  4. Such a cute idea! I love hearing all about your wedding fun :)
    And this outfit!? OMG I love the cardi with the papaya skirt!! So fabulous!
    PS: I'm wearing my ruffle tank today, too, we're twins :)

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  5. Erin - Thanks! For some reason, the skirt comes off as orangey on the pics. So weird...maybe it's my screen. But I do love it!

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  6. I love that OOTD!

    Pencil skirts are great on you!

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  7. The cardigan is indeed beautiful. You're one lucky girl who has so many pretty clothes :).

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  8. I love the postcards! When I get married, I'd love to do that!

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  9. Great idea!!!!! I just bought the material to make my table numbers ,but nothing fancy like yours!

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  10. another totally great and modern and unique idea for your wedding!! Darn, I wish I was invited!!! ;)

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  11. I love all the wedding details! You're guests are going to have the best time.

    I adore this outfit! The colors and the mix of the stripes and the ruffles are perfect.

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  12. Cindi, your postcard idea is genius. How creative! I might just have to store that away for whenever it's time for my BF and I to get married (except we haven't been to many interesting places, haha).

    And what a wonderful idea to combine the Field Game cardigan with the papaya pencil skirt. Navy and and coral together are so perfect. Feels very Trina Turk!

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  13. I wish I could have had you plan my wedding!

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  14. Phew - i seriously thought you wrote that by hand! i was starting to feel inadequate. ;)

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  15. I love reading everything about your wedding so don't stop posting more. I haven't been back to Shenyang ever since I left. Only remember the street food and the big street in front of the apartment building call JIan She (construction or development). In my memory, it was such a wide street to cross. Maybe because I was little then so my impression is skewed.

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  16. That's a fabulous idea with the post cards - you and the BF are super-creative and I am loving all these personalized touches.

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  17. I love that skirt color! So bright and vibrant!

    And too cute about your table numbers. Husband and I felt the same way (well I did, at least) - everything had to be personalized. We named our tables after classes in law school that we took together (we met at law school). We had a frame with a picture of the textbook and table/class name on it and then a smaller frame with a story about us taking the class together. It was so fun to remember the classes and our guests got a kick out of it as well!

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  18. woah- I totally missed this post. So cute Cindi- and what a precious keepsake :)

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