Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm back!

Sorry for the delay, folks. I had a lovely Thanksgiving and have been up to my ears in my freelance work since I got back.

It's nice to get out of wedding madness for a little while (and getting paid doesn't hurt either) but those projects are wrapping up so I started working some extras for my Sandy and Danny (
from Grease) invites. It's quite weird to find yourself getting too "into" fictional characters wedding plans! A lot of the characters I use are characters that I love so I can't just stick any old reception location on there. Bogey and Bacall were by far the easiest since they actually did get married so I can use their wedding date and location but wikipedia didn't quite say where their guests stayed or their wedding menu so I end up researching place in the area and scanning menus online.

Thankfully all my fictional characters have an unlimited budget so Sandy and Danny have reserved all of the rooms at boutique hotel Amarano in Burbank for their guests, Sloane and Ferris (from
Ferris Bueller's Day Off) are having their ceremony at the Art Institute of Chicago (which was featured in the movie), Satine and Christian (from Moulin Rouge) are having their ceremony held at Sacre Coeur and (obviously) Holly and Paul (from Breakfast at Tiffany's) are having their reception at the famed 5th Avenue jewelry store.

But after working on Sandy and Danny's menu (with a Smashed Potato Bar- mmm so good!) I need to find some non-fictional food of my own. :)

As always check back for more previews of upcoming designs and for website release info!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bogey and Bacall

As promised while we're all waiting for the website to be finished here is a preview of Bogey and Bacall:

From top to bottom: Invitations, RSVP, Details (This can be anything you'd like. I've featured "accomodations" and "other events"), Table Number, Menu, and Place Card.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Feast for your eyes!

I took some time from the getting the website together today to add some extra pieces to my Bogey and Bacall line. Or rather, Bacall and Bogey. I'm trying to create a system where (properly) the womens' names come first but you'd be surprised how often it's common to say the complete opposite.

Perhaps I'll post some pictures tomorrow but in the mean time here are some great links for your wedding planning needs.

Rebecca Thruss

Can you hear my Homer drool? I cannot believe I found this website AFTER my wedding?! Rebecca has worked with my high priestess of weddings (Martha) and represent all that I love. Want to hop on the inspiration board band wagon? Consider this your ticket. This is a great place to get ahold of a couple of key ideas that will guide your wedding planning process.

Jamali Garden
Ok I'm bringing you straight to the "metal" section here. This is from my days of mint julep cup adoration on the wedding homefront. In the end I didn't go with bud vases on the tables but everytime I see that picture on their website I try and creatively think of a reason why I NEED those vases. And they're only around $5 a piece! When spring rolls around and ranunculus (I think that's what those are) start to bloom... LOOK OUT. I'm going to order a whole slew of those.

Cox and Cox

Again I'm showing you a specific page but for an intimate winter wedding these would be perfect. Cox & Cox has a ton of beautiful things that can make reception or at least help you define a "look" for your wedding.

Hope this helps with all of your planning. Stay tuned for some sneak peaks at TFMD design and more wedding planning links!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Knottie Bio Finished

After two long days finding just the right pictures and cropping and writing and coding my Knottie Bio is FINALLY DONE! There weren't many Upstate New York brides when I was looking so hopefully it'll be a good resource for some local ladies or maybe just spark an idea or two for someone else. And if I'm really lucky hopefully it'll drum up some business!

Check it out here at: kreinertsen knottie bio

If you have any questions just let me know!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Greetings and Salutations! This is the first blog post for The Future Mrs. Darcy, wedding paper goods maker extraordinare. (Yeah, still looking for a way to consolidate and shorten).

The blog is the companion site to which will be going live soon. In this blog I'll let readers check out wedding invitation designs in the works and make sure we're providing exactly what brides are looking for. In the meantime we have lots to do to get the site up and running.

To peak your interest though some interesting features at The Future Mrs. Darcy:
  • All designs are named after famous couples.
    When I was getting married I'd look at wedding invitations and I'd like "Jen and Michael" but 10 days later when I was trying to recall which one it was I'd spent hours click through each one going was it "Grace and John? No. Liz and Nick? No." Not only is this a good way to get a handle on each design but maybe even to help you gravitate to styles you like.

  • Designs are available in customizable colors.
    Fall in love with the aqua "Rose and Jack" from the Titanic invite (so sometimes we fudge the stories endings a little...ok A LOT) but you had planned on having everything pink? Not a problem!

  • And what we're most excited about- so you've fallen in love with "Jim and Pam" from the Office but how would you and your fiance's name look? Preview your information in real time for all our designs!
We can barely wait to bring it to you so make sure and come back often to see what we're up to!