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Imaginary San Antonio wedding

April 2, 2008

Since I spent most of today in the airport, trying to divert my anxiety by thinking about wedding themes, I’d like to share what may have been the first time I thought about my own wedding, which was on a trip to the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. This museum is similar to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in the way that in its former life it was the private residence of a lady and art philanthropist. I believe the McNay is where I first read the famous Edward Hopper remark: “What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.” So sometimes I imagine a Tex-Mex themed wedding at the McNay, complete with mariachis, pinatas, punchy colors and stark white cotton.

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Photos of the McNay from the website.

Alamo charm from theknot real weddings.

Earrings from etsy.

And, of course, Mexican tissue paper flowers from loveboxes.

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Greetings from Nashville!

March 31, 2008

I am in Music City USA today visiting my friend Sara who is at Vanderbilt for medical school.  I’ve been excited about visiting Nashville since I’ve been in the airport about a million times, waiting for a flight to Austin, and it’s always fun to watch the Vandy girl fashion shows (usually including cheerleaders from my own high school).  Nashville has not disappointed in terms of prep-meets-country style or local music offerings.  Last night we visited the Station Inn where every Sunday there is a bluegrass jam session.  It was great!  It reminded me that when Arthur and I had been toying with the idea of having the wedding in the Connecticut backwoods, we thought about getting a Connecticut-based bluegrass band for the reception.  Now that the wedding is going to be beach side we’re leaning more towards the piano and drums duo formerly seen at the Ivory Cat in Austin. 

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