Chris and Kristie got married

Formula for a happy marriage? It\’s the same as living in California…when you find a fault, don\’t dwell on it.

Wedding invitations are finally out the door! April 27, 2007

Filed under: Wedding — Kristie Wells @ 6:23 pm

Heuer-Wells wedding invitation

Wow – who would have thought a simple thing like a wedding invitation would have taken three months to complete? Guess that is what happens when you combine a Martha Stewart wanna be who really has no creative sense (Kristie) with a designer (Chris) who doesn’t have much free time in his schedule, but insists on doing it himself.

Lord. We really are a match made in heaven. πŸ™‚

It only took 20 trips to Michael’s, 10 trips to Flax, 5 or more to PaperSource, and a couple hours sitting on Chris to play in Photoshop – but we finally have the wedding invitation design done. Woot!

Now with the help of Kinko’s, Dick, mom, and the USPS – they were printed, assembled and then mailed out this morning. Double woot!

And I must say, I am so glad these friggin things are done.

In hindsight, I realized it was actually a lot more work than I expected and/or planned for. And while parts of it were fun, for the most part – I found myself, more times than not, frustrated and upset I couldn’t come up with the ‘perfect design’. We were so focused on blending the laid back beach theme with an upscale/elegant look while trying to spend less than $4 per invite, that I think Chris and I made it a lot harder on ourselves than it needed to be.

We actually ended up spending about $6 per invite, weeks worth of man hours researching designs and paper products, and in the end, there really isn’t much beach theme to it. Oh well.

I absolutely love the design – so I guess it all works out in the long run.Β  I would just say to future brides – find a photo of an invitation you love and hire someone else to do the leg work.Β  Focus your time and energy on things you are good at.Β  Being Martha Stewart is not for me.Β  πŸ™‚


I’d like placesettings for 28 please. April 2, 2007

Filed under: Registry,Wedding — Kristie Wells @ 1:47 am


Or as Borat would say…NOT.

We would, first, like to thank you all for sharing our wedding with us. Without the love and support of our friends and family, we would not be the people we are today. So in a nut shell – yes – it is YOUR fault we are the way we are. πŸ™‚

When Chris and I moved in together (no comments mom), we realized that between us we had four sets of silverware, two toaster ovens, and a life-time supply of glassware. So in the early planning stages of our wedding, we knew a traditional registry was not for us and an agreement was made to minimize the β€˜stuff’ factor.

So, in lieu of traditional gifts and a barrage of ‘stuff’, we decided to register at Honeyluna and build a honeymoon registry instead – knowing the memories and experiences from our younger days will be cherished more so later on in life than a fancy tea set (especially as Kristie has a habit of breaking things, so the tea set would not last long in our household anyway). Ha!

So where are we going on said honeymoon you ask? We are headed South of the Border to Mexico. The Riviera Maya to be exact. We will be getting married here as well, spending 10 days in a place of white (ok beige) sand beaches, warm water, amazing food, and interesting culture.

We hope that our family and friends will celebrate us by helping us realize a dream honeymoon that we will reminisce about for the rest of our lives together.

Of course, gift cards from Target are cool too…