Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I realize that I've been pushing doilies like a little old lady in Spring but I can't stop myself! With the right design and some modern styling they can be beautiful decorations, like this doily curtain.
If you need curtains for a tent or to cover some wall space at a reception hall then consider a curtain like this.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
My fiance' introduced me to this show by How Stuff Works. The hosts share stories about the people, places and events that you aren't likely to discuss in school. They just posted this show on show-stopping historical weddings. I enjoyed it and thought you might. You can listen here. You can also subscribe on itunes for free. I'd highly recommend it.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sorry for my lack of posts these last three days. I took a little trip to visit my fiance' and got stuck without internet for three days! It was strange (and occasionally stressful) to be detached for so long but it was a nice break.
On Sunday, I had a great conversation with some friends about sites like Groupon and Living Social. I use them for many things and you probably do too. Why not use them for wedding-related services? They offer stellar deals on spa services and hair treatments/styling. Consider watching for deals on highlights, haircut, massage, facial, manicure, pedicure etc. that you could use right before the wedding.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Molly Ringwald, as Andi from the movie Pretty in Pink. Her character inspires me, it's a fun 1980's romance and her friends, Duckie and Iona are hilarious. I highly recommend this movie. Not much to do with weddings but Andi would have make her own wedding dress.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Photo from via The Knot
The prettiest place settings include a charger. The charger or service plate is the larger decorative plate used to add color and texture to the place setting. They're a beautiful addition but are often only found at formal weddings because it's an additional piece to rent and clean (and transport if you're having an outdoor wedding). I love chargers but had given up on them because of the additional cost. Then I found this...
I absolutely love this idea from the Every Last Detail blog (which is filled with great advice and ideas, by the way). She used standard scrapbook paper as a charger. It's the budget friendly option. There are so many kinds of this paper at craft stores. I'm excited just thinking about the possibilities here. You could buy a variety of colors, patterns, and textures that all work together and mix the place settings.
Bonus: it's inexpensive and easy to clean. Make sure to purchase when they're on sale and/or grab a circular for a 30% or 40% off coupon. Most chain craft stores offer a coupon like this.
Navy, brown and deep orange are a perfect combination for a November wedding. These shades of navy and orange compliment each other and evoke a warm, autumnal feel. This is the time of year for heavier fabrics and textures. You could have a more lavish spread if it's a smaller reception, perhaps with a feast-like spread including carved meat, potatoes and lots of red wine.
First row from left: French-inspired invitation, ceremony, wedding dress, navy blue nails via QVogue, Second row: pretty gift, bouquet via Living Fresh, door monograms via Martha Stewart weddings, Third row: Monogram chocolate cakes, Hug photo by Erin Samuell of A Simple Photo, Fourth row: decopage gift boxes via Martha Stewart weddings, BCBG bridesmaid dress via OneWed, monogram sugar cookies, calligraphy
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I just got our engagement photos back and I am so happy with the results! I didn't plan to get engagement photos but we lucked out with an incredible photographer who included them in his packages, which by the way, are very affordable.
I have to stop here and highly recommend our photographers, Alex and Natalia. They're both talented, professional and very friendly. I have seen too many wedding photographers who either have no idea what they're doing or are rather demanding and difficult. We are fortunate to have photographers who have become friends in the short time we've known them. Isn't that how you dream everyone you work with would be?
I've tried to stay away from being too personal on this blog but I love these photos so much that I had to share my favorites! All photo credits go to Alex and Natalia of Fedorov Foto.
We're getting married in 7 months! :)
Photo via Isaac Mizrahi New York
Easy centerpieces. Hydrangeas are a great wedding flower because of their big blooms. A single stem is all you need for a small vase. This is your go-to flower if you're on a budget and going the DIY route. Use ribbon, wall paper, wrapping paper, or twine to decorate the vases.
They make great bouquets.
some classic things. I recently came across EmersonMade and was glad to discover several of their creations. Below are a few of my favorites.
Something Blue ring pillow by Emerson Made.
Something Blue ring pillow by Emerson Made.
Love this tie. The little flower is subtle and unexpected.
A classic trench, traveling coat.
This is one of the most flattering dress styles for women.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
These stamped bags are pretty, inexpensive and easy to make. I like these white paper bags but you could also use colored or brown kraft paper bags. Just fill them with goodies for a favor. They double as table decoration. Directions and tips here.