Thursday, June 25, 2009

Please Click

Here for the hottest bride in a headband ever. Plus some fabulous tabletops and photobooth love.
{photo via Rock 'n Roll Bride}

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What Nature Gave Ya

I talk a lot about the garments that everyone will get to see but haven't really thought about the stuff for his eyes only. Well, knowing me and champagne there is always the possibility that I'll be dancing around in my underwear by the end of the night. I don't really believe in spending big bucks on my skivvies but you can't really beat eco-friendly, indie and sexy. I can't wait for the 09/10 Eco Initmates Collection to hit Madonnab's Etsy Shop!

{via her blog - Natural Thread}

Sunday, June 21, 2009

They Aced It

I've talked up the Palm Springs Ace Hotel quite a bit on A & I but haven't really expressed my undying love for the place here. Until now. I had almost got rid of my Ace Hotel withdrawal shakes and then Sarah Yates had to post her INCREDIBLE photographs from a recent wedding vendor event. How I would have LOVED to be at the table for this! Please someone get married at the Ace, like, now!

Real Wedding Food

Make sure to check out the readers' wedding food photos in the NYTimes today. We were drooling over this candied bacon.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Holy Holga

How adorable are these two? I adore this wedding of photographer Rachel Thurston and her new hubby Grant shot by Leo Patrone on his holga camera.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lake Jane Old and New

Love Lake Jane's parents' boho, practical, no fuss wedding.

And all her sexy "laundry" at her shower. That's a whole lotta lace goin' on.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wedding of the Times

If anyone can find anymore info or images on this wedding PLEASE send it my way!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Real Wedding: Camp Out

Rock n' Roll Bride recently posted about a wedding that basically has everything that I want - outdoor ceremony, backyard dinner, camping out and all around good times.{Photo by Gertrude & Mabel Photography via Rock n' Roll Bride}

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Latest and Greatest?

Thank you to everyone who said howdy the other day. I had so much fun checking out your blogs!

So I talked to my mom the other day about, what else, wedding stuff. Remember how I wasn't planning on making my "wedding warriors" wear specific outfits? Well, scratch that. Mom would think it would be real nice if all my friends had a theme to their dresses since they have been such good friends. And I was like "If I was really a good friend I wouldn't make them do that" but I love my momma so I'll try and meet her half way. Plus Green Wedding Shoes did that whole post on mismatched dresses and I was sold (good timing!). So between pastels and grays, I've come up with grays since, really, we shouldn't risk the "easter egg" effect.

Then the man and his man friends came up with this brilliant idea today - SEERSUCKER SUITS! With hats! And bowties! Really, I don't know how they think this stuff up. I'm working on editing the hats out (I don't know when this became a southern belle wedding) but I've always been a fan of seersucker so I'm in.

So here is a new board...somehow we have gone from GLAM to BOHO to FRENCH PICNIC . What?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hi There

So I feel funny blabbing on and on all the time and not really knowing who any of you are! I would love to get to know you more. Are you getting married? When? Where? Blog? Let me know!

{image via my vintage vogue}

Grand Opening / Wedding Chapel

I totally wish we could just go to NYC this summer and get married in the new Wedding Chapel. The Wedding Chapel will be available for real weddings, pretend weddings, re-weddings, any kind of wedding this summer. Here are some of the reasons why you should totally go:

- Live internet streaming to friends and family worldwide
- Services performed by an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church
- Seating for up to 20 people
- Staff photographer available
- Custom backdrops
- Gay weddings: Have a commitment ceremony
- Street side post-wedding photo op
- Custom decor and accessories
- Great for vow renewals (bring the kids!)
- Mock weddings: a wedding without the commitment
- No boyfriend or girlfriend? Rent a bride or groom
- Custom Vows
- Makes a great gift!

And if you do go, please let me know! I want pictures!
{via Lil' Bee}

Monday, June 8, 2009

I wish...

And it's gorgeous. Photos by Max Wanger, of course.

A Quick Change

I got a bit of grief when I mentioned slipping into something shorter for the dance portion of the evening. I'm still all about costume changes since I spent less than a hundred dollars on my dress BUT I also love the quick change made by this bride. She went from a pretty half-updo and veil during the ceremony -

to sexy curls and a rockin' pearl necklace (which she made).

{via Style Me Pretty}

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rules to Wed By

Earth Friendly Weddings has some advice for outdoor weddings via Martha Stewart:

"Whether to have some sort of shelter from the elements is an important consideration. A roof or canopy doesn't just guard against rain; it can also provide shade from the strong afternoon sun. Check what time the sun will set on your wedding day so you can make sure you will have enough light if the party continues after dark.

Take care to enhance, not overwhelm, the natural beauty around you; an aisle for the processional can be created with stones or flower petals. Since it can be hard to hear outdoors (especially if the wind is blowing or the waves are crashing), think about using microphones so that guests will be able to listen to the words spoken during the ceremony.

If you need help finding locations, consult travel guides, the Internet, local chambers of commerce, or a wedding planner. As you consider each place, keep in mind that natural scenery changes dramatically from season to season. "A vineyard is perfect from August through October," says wedding planner Francesca Abbracciamento of Francesca Events in New York City. 'But in spring, the vines will be bare.'"

And Perfect Bound posts some of the "Worst Wedding Traditions":

Big Bridal Parties
Matching Bridesmaids
Long Vows
Throwing Rice
Assigned Seating
Expensive Wedding Favors
Throwing the Bouquet
Removing the Garter
Drunken Toasts {c'mon, this is just funny!}
Leaving For the Honeymoon the Morning After

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Treasuring Invitations

Check out artist Jess Gonacha's wedding invitations!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Vintage Plate Help

{via Once Wed}

I want to collect vintage dinner and dessert plates for the big day. I have found a few listings that are reasonably priced on EBay but still need more! Anyone else using or used vintage/thrifted plates and want to pass them along? Thanks!

Twinkle Twinkle

I heart twinkly lights.

{via taxidermy church wedding}

{via a summer picnic wedding}

Thursday, June 4, 2009

At First Sight Contest

Davina and Daniel of At First Sight Studio are holding an INCREDIBLE contest. Free wedding photography from this talented duo. I am so happy Davina emailed me about this contest because the photography is gorgeous! I love the unique compositions and how comfortable and happy the couples all look.

Here are the details:

The offer: Free, full day (unlimited hours) wedding photography by both Daniel and myself. Includes high resolution files on a cd (you’re free to print, etc as you please).

To enter: Email the following info to
Tell us a bit about yourselves
Send us a picture of yourselves
Tell us a bit about your wedding, how it will be special/different.
We are looking for creativity, people!
Send us an inspiration board and/or a few photos to illustrate the look of your wedding (no more than 5 please!)

The rules: Wedding must take place between December 1, 2009 and May 1, 2010
Weddings taking place outside the Montreal area must cover travel expenses - but are more than welcome to enter!
Only complete entries will be considered (must submit all above-mentioned information
Entries must be submitted by September 1, 2009

I'm a little sad I can't enter because my wedding date is past the deadline but hopefully one of you lucky readers will win! Let me know if you do!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Guest Book!!!

My guestbook is ready and I can't wait to hold it in my hot, little hand! Check it out on the Feather Love blog!

On the Bench

Remember this photoshoot? Well, I've been thinking about it and I really, really, really want to have benches instead of chairs. I have been searching and searching (and I am the Google queen) for places that rent benches but have had no luck! Anyone ever heard of renting picnic tables or benches of any sort????

This is all kinds of awesome

{via A Cup of Jo}