Tuesday, November 30, 2010

So Chic.

Photo by Erin Hearts Court via Once Wed

Matching never looked so good.

Crafting a home

I'm increasingly excited about setting up a home. This book, Crafting a Meaningful Home, looks like a good read, filled with ideas for creatively decorating and incorporating family photos. More from Design Sponge.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Printable matchbook covers

Free downloadable matchbook cover from Creature Comforts. Use as a match book cover or as a little notebook.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Too much doily?

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. 

An underrated flower

How to do a carnation bouquet here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bride and Groom

I dig these Bride and Groom rosettes. I found them at Grey likes weddings and you can buy them here

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

5 Show-Stopping Historical Weddings

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

Party hard!

I've posted some of his photos before but I just found another that I really enjoyed. Here it is for your viewing pleasure. 

Savings at the spa

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

Character inspiration

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

Another group photo

Great shot of the bridesmaids from Ashley Maxwell Photography via Forget.Me.Knot.

One of my favorites

I think this is my favorite cake topper thus far. Photo and directions via Project Wedding.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Here is a great tablescape idea from Good Housekeeping. These particular crocheted doilies look like snowflakes. Winter wedding anyone?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A beautiful place setting

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.

November wedding, Inspiration Board

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 QVogueSecond row: pretty gift, bouquet via Living Fresh, door monograms via Martha Stewart weddingsThird row: Monogram chocolate cakes, Hug photo by Erin Samuell of A Simple PhotoFourth row: decopage gift boxes via Martha Stewart weddings, BCBG bridesmaid dress via OneWed, monogram sugar cookies, calligraphy

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Engagement photos

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! :)


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.

Photo by Fedorov Foto.
They make great bouquets.

Emerson Made...

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.

Love this tie. The little flower is subtle and unexpected. 

Dahlia clutch. 

A classic trench, traveling coat. 

This is one of the most flattering dress styles for women. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ribbon send-off

This Indiana wedding is filled with cute DIY details including a ribbon send-off. These photos from Casper Hamlet Photography via Style Me Pretty certainly make me want one.

Kids would love this. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Be there or be square

These square seating cards are modern and unexpected. A friend of mine is a graphic designer and she recently recommended a square design like this.


Recently came across these letterpress cards on Snippet & Ink from Moontree Letterpress. So pretty. 


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.