Last weekend Josh had the great idea to hit up a local used bookstore.  I patronized one all the time when I was a kid, but somehow forgot about them as I grew up.  We stopped by Beers Books on S Street in Sacramento to find that they were having a great sidewalk sale - fifty cents for paperbacks and one dollar for hardbacks.  He picked up some casual reading material, I grabbed a couple books for my niece and Vice Bride, and snuck in a few wedding books.  But, the biggest score of the day was the kick-ass vintage-style wedding planner pictured above.  It was printed in 1980 (Josh's birth year), has victorian images and writing, is somewhat aged and beat on the outside, but totally clean of all use on the inside, and offers history, advice and great organization tools.  We like it so much, we won't so much as write in pencil in the book.  Instead, we're making copies of the pages we know we'll have to edit a few times before the big day, and will fill it as a final momento once we have all our details worked out.  Far less complicated and way more retro than any other planner we've seen, this book both fits our "green" theme and has the romantic look that we desire.
 


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    Tarah works for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and has been living in Sacramento for nearly all of her earthly years. She lead a mostly uneventful life, though she always had a love of written, visual and performance art, holds an interest in politics and still can't resist animals.  Josh is a former punk rock musician who is back in college, volunteers with the Sacramento SPCA and blogs about the video gaming industry at 1Up.Com(Electronic Gaming Monthly). He was born in California and traveled around, mostly growing up in  Reno, NV and Southern Oregon.  With his band, he toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe. After the disolvement of his band and a couple years of contemplation, the groom moved from Portland, OR, down to sunny Sacramento.  A month later, the bride found his platonic ad on Craigslist. He was looking for locals who could show him around town, and Tarah knew just the right places to go. The two started a wonderful friendship that blossomed into the unbreakable relationship they enjoy today.  They share strong values for equality amongst people, humane treatment for animals, using diplomacy before voilence, and respectful care of the environment through personal responsibilty and accountability.

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