Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at:

Friday, January 11, 2008

Dum Dum De Dum.......

morning, ok so I feel like I cannot keep in it any longer, I am horrible with secrets, just plain awful...

so..............I'm getting married.

yup, after a very long engagement my bubs and I are finally making it official. Now we are doing this VERY SMALL and very low key, just his parents and my mom will be there, we will most likely have a dinner or something after that, but the ceremony will just be them. The plan is to pay for them to come out here (remember they are 800 miles from here) so............that is really where my stress might come from, well that and fitting into a dress and looking like a stunning goddess for a day.

yeah, strike that, that is going to be the hard part for sure.

Now I am telling all of you this just in case I go into bride mode and I disappear under the weight and pressure of working out...(must lose AT LEAST 15LBS) .or if I all of a sudden start having massive sales in my etsy shop to get the parents out here safe and sound, well and to pay for the dress...

because yes this is about my bubs and I joining together in love and life and all that....but come one, it's also about the dress, like almost all about the dress (excepts that part about the love).

(oh I just realized saying things with this much snark might send the mean letters back my way...saying I am awful because I said a wedding was about a dress.)

anyway, so that is the news, very low key...oh and it will be happening at the beginning of April, we have the date set but I am keeping that close to my heart right now, less it be jinxed. In fact honestly typing all of this out and sending it out into the blogosphere is scary enough.........quick someone knock on wood....


(see I am already yelling, I believe this is what is called being a "Bridezilla" or something)

so there you have it, I'm all giddy and happy, the way as a bride you are supposed to feels good. It does.


PS- I was going to write about Dancing With The Stars tour but I realized that the only people that really care I think I have talked to about it....if you do care and want to know more about Wayne Newton and cute little blond Derek Hough's hips....well leave a comment or send me a convo through etsy and I will tell you all about them.

**picture above is the dress I want, but don't have yet, I am quickly trying to save all my pennies not presently spoken for by things like my huge heat bill, or food, or medicine.

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Blogger nancypearlwannabe said...

Congrats, Jenn! I'm sure your dress will be lovely, and we demand pictures.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

YAY!! Congratulations to you both! I am convinced that small and simple is the way to go. :)

9:15 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Congrats also. I love being married. The dress depends on the person. I had a beautiful, romantic hippie style dress and it was denim. It was just right for me. My attendant was in short shorts, but that's another story. We will want pictures and yes, ding dang, y'all I want to know about Dancing with the Stars!
Susan K.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Congratulations! :)

9:40 AM  
Blogger steven mcvay said...

thats brilliant...i love weddings and celebrated my 2 yr anniversary a few weeks back...i became quite obsessed with our cake, and only 18 people were at my wedding so it was perfect...oh and that dress rocks..keep us

9:42 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Congratulations!!!!! How exciting. You will look beautiful on this special day. My husband and I went simple on this day and it was the best way to go.

P.S. Love Dancing with the Stars too:)

9:55 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Love that dress! What a great color!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Awww congrats :) If I ever get married, I want simple too

10:11 AM  
Blogger Urbanknit said...

good news, congratulations!

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

Congratulations!!! Hooray for low-key weddings! :)

10:13 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!! I am SOOO incredibly happy for you!!! :)

10:17 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

woohoo! congratulations! Love the elegant dress, love the simplicity of all your plans, its perfect! you are going to look so hot..and gorgeous...but hot!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Cicada Studio said...


10:28 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Jenn!!! Congratulations!!! Sorry for the excess exclamation points, but I am so, so happy for you. It's about time. ;)

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Karen Beth said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!

Of course, I love the dress. I think it is so elegant and beautiful. I can't wait to see pictures and to send you a glorious wedding gift. So tell me... what is your heart's desire for a wedding bestowment?

xoxoxo... :)

11:00 AM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

I wish I could buy you a drink in celebration.

I am sooooo happy for you two!

11:17 AM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

So... when you having kids?

heheheeh I couldn't resist.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Nora said...

I wondered why all the excersize all of a sudden....congratulations!!!

11:34 AM  
Blogger melancholic optimist said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful! I'm just always really happy too see two people making an honest go at a relationship (married or not), and really loving each other, and I'm so happy for you. Here's to many more years of you and your bubs being in love :)

11:34 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! so excited for you :)

and that dress is gorgeous. simply gorgeous.

1:00 PM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I am EVER SO happy for you guys!!! you seem the absolute perfect match for each other.
Well naturally marriage is about love,but having the perfect dress to carry you into (what I consider to be ) a profound state of being ,is indeed one of THE most important components of the wedding!
That particular dress is gorg!
As a vintage enthusiast ,I do urge you to check out your local vintage store,and see if they might have a similar style at a much different price tag.Love and Congratulations!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Space Oddities said...

yay!! congrats!!

1:23 PM  
OpenID said...

Congratulations! That's great news!

1:39 PM  
Blogger spiralsun65 said...

Congratulations! My glorious hubby and I got married with 4 witnesses (no family!) at the local Register Office 4 years ago and I can honestly say it really was one of the happiest days of my life. All good wishes to you both xxx

1:49 PM  
Blogger Ming the Merciless said...

Congratulations!! Am sooo happy for you.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Sobe said...

Congratulations - this is super exciting!!!

4:31 PM  
Blogger decadentdiamond said...

Really nice dress, I'm glad it isn't the conventional colour of white!
(The colour also looks nicer with dark hair!)

5:17 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations! Getting married is fun :) and of course the dress is important! Are you planning on having that colour? It's gorgeous :) I was a bit radical and had a bronze coloured dress and it as beautiful. Have fun with the planning!

6:30 PM  
Blogger SadieAndLeo said...

Wow, really? That's outstanding! Congratulations! Who knew?

Love you!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Sobe said...

I keep looking at the dress, so beautiful!!!

BTW, Christina Aguilera gave birth to a boy. Nicole Richie is in labor right now. i think. In case you are wondering.

9:15 PM  
OpenID dondu7 said...

hi . the dress is absolutely gorgeous. how was the tour and wayne, being he is recooperating. do you have to have vip seats in order to go to the meet and greet? where do they have that and which and how many dancers were there? I wont know where my seats are until that night, but will be real good seats.donna

9:25 PM  
OpenID dondu7 said...

how was the tour? love your dress. just gorgeous1 what can you tell me about the meet and greet? do you have to have VIT tickets to go to the meet and greet and who is there?I'm going feb1st but dont know where i'llbe sitting. probably on the floor . how was wayne and cheryl?

9:28 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Oh congratulations!! I only spent $9 on my dress from a thrift, and redid it (very Pretty in Pink) oddly enough, it was just what I wanted...well, I could have demanded more...but I liked the dress I made...It IS about the dress...keep on saving up, I think the picture is beautiful!!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Bonghi Vestiti said...

Congrats!! My daughter is getting married in times!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Trendy Tots said...

Congrats on your upcoming wedding and your weight loss! My goal was to lose 20 lbs this year. I was on track until my chocolate meltdown last night...oh well.

9:28 AM  
OpenID girlsavage said...

Congratulations Jenn! Good luck with all of your preparations!

9:36 AM  
Blogger Dharma Designs said...

Congrats!!!! You ARE beautiful, so it won't be hard at all. You don't even have to try. :-)

10:34 AM  
Blogger moogan said...

congratulations jenn!
spring weddings are the best!
good luck with all the simple planning.
minus the dress, try to keep things as focused on you and your bubs as much as you can.
congrats again.
let me know if there is anything I can

ps-to hell with any hate mail,
don't let them ruin what is yours

11:55 AM  
Blogger reneedesigns said...

Congratulations that is go great.

2:17 PM  
Blogger DancingMooney said...

Absolutely stunning dress, and I LOVE the fact that your wedding will be so small. I believe that's the way a wedding should be. About you, not about trying to make anyone else happy... Congrats!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

8:37 PM  
Blogger Sobe said...

Nicole named her daughter 'Harlow Winter Kate Madden' .... a lot of people say that celebrities are whacked with their name choices. Seriously though, I think it's fun. Apple, Violet, Harlow, Ryder (moving van?!)'s interesting.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Hey Harriet said...

Wow! Congratulations! The dress is gorgeous & a small wedding is super sweet & special :)

12:42 AM  
Blogger Chucka Stone Designs said...

Congratulations Jenn, you will look lovely and it sounds like your day will be very special with your nearest & dearest around you...

Oh and it IS all about the dress! The love is already there before & after the day you get to be the princess of the hour, which all hinges on your dress :) I tried on about 10 but when I came out in "the one" my 2 aunts, mom & I all started to cry :) In that good way though

10:20 AM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited for you! You'd think we were best friends by the level of EXCITED I am right now!
Congrats to you and your bubs.
You'll have to give me an address that I can send you a congratulations pressie.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Kitty Grrlz Knits & Spins! said...

congratulations!!!! small and simple sounds like a plan, and the dress is wonderful!

8:47 AM  
Anonymous ambika said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pics. And small really is best.

11:12 PM  
Blogger elphabainwicked said...

Jenn!! I am so happy for will make a beautiful bride, hands down. I am blown away with how beautiful the dress is...I would expect nothing less from you, but oh my, the colors are to die for. The style is stunning.

Let me pick up my jaw...okay, and when you get pictures taken of you in the dress and create that 10x10 collage with you I want the original. Definitely have to make it like the one I got...

I am just so excited for you...I hope to have what you and Keith have someday. :-)

Best wishes and you can be as giddy as you want, you deserve it!

10:54 PM  
Blogger said...

YAyyyyyy!!!! Love that dressss!!!! My sis makes clothes you know.... And she even made a wedding dress once.... Oh swoon swoon swoooooon, congrats over and over!!! xooxox

12:01 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Eeeeee! Congratulations! How exciting!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Steph said...


And of course it is about the dress.

Everyone knows you love your Bubs. No one needs a wedding to prove they love each other.

Send the mean letters my way - it is about THE DRESS.

Which is absolutely gorgeous and so is the necklace you bought to match it!

10:17 AM  

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