Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Calendar is ready to download!

Welcome fall with this desktop calendar, based off of my "Just Berried" invitation!


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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wedding Shower for Janna

My good friend Marissa is the hostess with the mostest! She put together a bridal shower for our dear friend Janna, who is getting married in a few short weeks. From the drinks, to the food, to the decor and all the details--it was truly amazing. But, if you know really can't expect anything less. :)

Janna's Shower
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She found some really cute fabric at Ikea and made it into table runners, then made the invites to match. The rain kept us out of the tents and brought us into Janna's mother's dining room, but we all fit perfectly. She put together an amazing spread of food, complete with pulled pork, grilled brie and apricot preserve sandwiches, red pepper hummus, mozzarella/tomato/basil skewers and my favorite...cupcakes!

Marissa designed a really cute poster filled with each year of Janna's life and asked each guest to place their name (which was written oh-so-pretty on a baby blue flag) into the year of which we first met the bride. Then, we were to write our first memory of Janna on a matching piece of paper. I am sure she loved reading those once all the guests headed home.

For the shower game, because really--what is a shower without a game, there was was a cupcake decorating contest. A table of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes was surrounded by an array of frostings and decorations. Each guest was to decorate one showing how they thought Janna should decorate her wedding cupcakes. Janna chose the winner, who went home with a lovely red journal adorned with the couples initial, "J."The best part was the end of the game, when we all ate our masterpieces.

Thank you Marissa for throwing such a fabulous shower!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Flowers aren't just for bouquets!

I'm not a huge fan of typical "wedding hair." But, maybe it's because I am new to this whole long hair thing. I have no idea what to do with it (other than chop it off an donate it...only 5 more inches to go!) So, I can imagine myself taking the simple route and just sticking something in it and calling it good!

These flowers from Mikiye are beautiful! For an added kick, you could even stick them in "wedding hair." ;)

Check out her shop, she has lots of amazing things to dress up your wedding day.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cake Toppers

I am going to start sharing things I find through different blogs and on etsy with those of you who are busy planning your wedding. Since I don't have anything of my own to organize, I might as well share with you ladies, right?

I have had "Goose Grease" in my Etsy favorite sellers for a while, and am always checking in to see what cute custom orders she has going on. Like most of my brides, I am not a fan of being traditional. I love the idea of having fun with the cake toppers.

I shared the link with my friend Beth and she had a custom topper made for her big day (which I will try to share more of, because it could have fallen straight out of a spread from Martha Stewart...seriously!) Her groom, and groomsmen, wore seersucker blazers with adorable yellow and blue bowties (Notice the beer they are each holding? Ivan brewed it HIMSELF for their big day!):

She sent her inspiration off to the talented ladies over at Goose Grease and this is what they came up with:

Seriously, how cute is THAT?!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Just another night in the office...

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I'm winding up the weekend of work with my assistant Pete. Today we mowed the grass, pulled some weeds (why do they always come back?!) and had dinner with the neighbors. It was a perfect weekend. I love this weather, I wish it could always be September--don't you? Tonight, I'm finishing up some quotes, reading through Bride and Bloom and about to enjoy a nice bath to finish my weekend. I am sure Pete will hang out on the bath rug as he always does. He's the best assistant ever! :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Style Me Pretty

I was contacted a month or so ago by Carrie at Style Me Pretty to be a part of "The Little Black Book." I was flattered, to say the least! While I am not planning a wedding, I love to look at all the beautiful things posted there.

I ADORE Style Me Pretty and you should too! Please go check it out if you haven't already been, it is full of inspiration. Speaking of which, check out their Style Circle--you can make/browse inspiration boards! WARNING: Single, engaged or's addictive.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


After many months of work and with the help of some truly amazing and talented people, I am excited to announce that my site is up and running. Marit Hanson Weddings now has an official website! You can see it here.

Please share the link with your friends and family or anyone you know that is engaged! I appreciate everyone's support, this has been an exciting year.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Coming soon!

If you tried to get here by going to (which has worked for the last year or two), you probably ran into trouble! But, I"m still around.

Stay tuned, my new site will be launching. We had to redirect my URL, but my blog will stay the same.

I am so excited about it, there was a lot of hard work put in by many people to get this thing moving. THANK YOU ALL!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I'm back!

I am back from my week long vacation, and boy was it nice! My boyfriend and I were joined by four wonderful friends, ate amazing food and did...pretty much nothing other than sit and look at this amazing view:

I read a couple books, kayaked around the harbor and ate endless amounts of seafood. But now, I am home to my rather hefty inbox. I'm going through my emails and will answer all of you!

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