Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thank You

Well today people start arriving for the wedding, which means that Project Save The Date is coming to a close.

This has been a very special project for me and has been a labor of love. I have enjoyed writing the pieces every night before bed, setting them up to appear the next morning, receiving new photos, seeing where the save the date has traveled to, and interacting with readers.

Here are some stats for you all that I found interesting.

-Made it to every continent, with Africa being the last;
-31 countries
-41 States (did not receive Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Kansas, and New Hampshire)

Thanks again for helping out, following, sharing pictures, and sharing this journey with us.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wedding Week: Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday!

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday, I was traveling. We are slowly getting closer and everything is looking great.

Today's pictures are from Sydney. The opera house is one of the pictures that I really wanted when this started. It is one of those iconic images that represents an entire county. I couldn't believe it when I received these two pictures about a week apart from two individuals.  The first one overlooks the entire harbor while the second one is a close up.

Later this week I will post a few interesting statistics about the project including how many pictures received, how many counties and other interesting facts. Thanks for reading.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Wedding Week!

Hello Hello-
It is wedding week!!! It is really starting to come together and hit Katie and I. This weekend was fantastic.

Katie and I know that next weekend will be a very crazy time. Because it will be so crazy we wanted to take some time out and create some special time for ourselves.

This weekend was planned so that it would be very low key prior to the wedding. Most of the left work had been completed except for a few emails here and there. On Friday night Katie and I enjoyed a great pizza from one of our favorite places. I had a few pizzas shipped in from Giordano's in Chicago. It did not disappoint.

We also exchanged out gifts to each other. Katie gave me a great display of my grandmother, who passed away just before the proposal. In the display it had mounted one of my grandmother's handkerchiefs along with a poem from her funeral. It is a very touching piece that is already hanging. I  gave Katie a pen an ink drawing that was framed of her high school chapel, which is also where we are getting married on Saturday. It was a great way to start the festivities.

Now on to today's pictures. This is another set that left me speechless. I mailed the Save The Date to a trekking company in India asking them to take it to Mt. Everest. I never EVER expected to even get a response from them. Sure enough, one day my inbox had an email asking me what exactly we wanted and whether there was a time frame. Later that month we received the pictures below. They are simply stunning and some of my favorites.

Thanks for reading.