Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
I finally bought my very own R&H Wedding Organizer. Ever since Kate showed me hers I've wanted one. I tried to convince myself I could make my own version, that it was just too much to pay for a binder, but, I just wanted it. So instead of shopping for clothes this weekend, I bought it as a gift to myself. I even got it gift wrapped (hey, it was free!). I can't wait til it's here!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Image via Southern Weddings
I seriously love this invitation. I realize it's on the formal side. But with a slightly less scripty font and some rustic packaging, it might be just what I'm looking for. I might change my mind, I realize there are literally thousands of amazingly gorgeous invites out there. I don't know, there's just something about that handwritten look.
What do you think?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
m e g a n w p h o t o g r a p h y.
Check out the shoes! There's another reason Megan refers to this couple as the "shoe couple"
This wedding was like a breath of fresh air. Check out her little veil, the colors, the florals, the personality-it all goes so well. A little vintage, a little Americana, but nothing over the top. Of course it doesn't hurt that this is an adorable couple, but I seriously feel such joy when you can tell that a photographer has literally captured the essence of two people through the images of their day.
I've never met Mackenzie, but I feel like her personality resonates in every photo. Her hair totally fits, her dress looks perfect. The bms? Ok-so now I'm gushing. But really, check out Megan's blog because she has SO many great photos posted of this beautiful day.
No doubt this shot made the bride's heart melt!
Love the color combo!
These groom shots get to me every time!
Oh how I love a boy in a ball cap. All of the groomsmen had caps embroidered with their names and the wedding date. Currently thinking of stealing this idea....Oh! And check out the giant red balloons in the background. Loving that.
Thank you Megan for sharing these gorgeous photographs! Hope you all enjoy them as much as I have!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
"Feminine Rustic" Love the truck, pashminas and the envelope!
"Country Charm"- Fabric curtains, gingham envelopes and huge english roses. yum!
"Under the Trees"- ooo, I'm loving this color palette "Down Home Black Tie"
A perfect description. Love the calligraphy, hay bales and roses on the fence!!
Happy Monday everyone!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I saw this idea on Lindsey Undseth's blog and thought it was awesome. They are event cards that are passed out during the reception so that everyone knows where to go to see your photos. The photographer supplies them in the hopes that people will order photos of the event from her. She even designs them with the theme of your event in mind. This is something I would LOVE to do. And of course it's a great way to utilize those engagement photos.
My best friend/MOH's mom wears the original Burberry, and I swear their whole house smells like it. While walking through ULTA in June, I decided to spritz some on. I had to call her as soon as I got in the car because it made me miss them so much! So to me, scents are very transcending.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Now I'm back and feeling a little uninspired when it comes to wedding planning. I think I'm just feeling stalled by not having our venue booked and date set. This is changing soon! I don't want to whine--but why does everything have to be so pricey? Even with all of my research and budget ideas-I'm still feeling queasy about how much this is going to cost!
Luckily, I started back to work this week. It was a little abrubt coming home from an 8 day vacay to an 8 hour day on Monday-but I do thrive on routine so I'm excited to have a normal schedule and even more excited to earn a decent paycheck while I await my bar results.
I'm still catching up on my google reader...
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I would love for our moms to carry a tiny bouquet like this one. It looks so old fashioned and pure to me.
Now that I have saturated my brain with wedding images and ideas, I find myself favoring the photos of understated details. The ballrooms with the uplighting and the gobos, seamless dance floor and towering centerpieces, while never exactly my favorite, are now completely overlooked when I scan wedding photos. Too predictable.
This is the perfect look for our flower girl(s)...although I would change it to a cotton dress. But the ballet flats are so precious! From UK Brides
photo via Ritzy Bee Blog
With so many amazing invitation designs ranging from high end letter press to homemade gocco'd goodness, I'm baffled by my draw to extremely simple invites. I love allowing the font or calligraphy be the focal point.
image found via Budget Savvy Bride
While I really do want a big bouquet to balance me out proportionately.I want the look of simple flowers for the bms. These roses are perfection....so original! photo by Amelia Lyon
Another site that I don't hear a lot about is Project Wedding. I love this site and found it especially relevant for Northern California brides. It's easy to navigate and offers great information.
And if you needed another recommendation to convince you to buy Mindy's The Wedding Book, here it is: I love it! One of my law school brides gave it to me for my birthday and I was finally able to delve into it this evening. While most of it may be repeat advice, somehow her layout really makes things click. And there's a sense of trust since it is Mindy Weiss.
Monday, August 4, 2008
I was lucky enough to visit this hotel when it first opened, the views, ambiance and service are definitely top, top, top! But while the Monarch is a total VIP venue, I have to admit that since so many weddings take place there, they all start to look the same! This one stands apart.
Love the colors and the paper products! I wish I could see a picture of the bm dresses. But there is more to see on Michael's blog
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Aren't the florals awesome?
So I finally learned how to change the layout of my blog so that I could include larger photographs! I actually learned from a helpful post from Liene at Blue Orchid Designs!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Gabriel is located in southern California and I've seen a few couples who I know which is always fun!
Definitely check out his stuff.