Sunday, February 28, 2010

Multicolored Bridesmaid Dresses

Each bridesmaid picks her favorite color and her favorite style...and J. Crew does the rest. Everybody wins?

Short & chic

From Weddings Unveiled.

Cait & Nate via Ruffled

I really love this wedding. I know I say that a lot, but I really really love this wedding!

The pearls. The hair!

Hey, that was my idea (sort of)! The bride said it turned out really well, even though it seemd a little "random" at first.

What a fun cake!


Tandem bikes!

See more pictures here.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pretty hair + western shirt + great lighting

More pictures from this lovely backyard wedding can be found here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

$2,000 San Diego Backyard Wedding

Nobody should be surprised that I loved this wedding. And you should definitely click that link to see more pictures. It just doesn't feel like a $2k wedding, despite the Urban Outfitters bridesmaid dresses, three-buck-Chuck, and biodegradable bowls, napkins, cutlery and coffee cups.

Here are some elements I think we could definitely incorporate:
  • The bride and groom asked select friends and family to make desserts that were signature or special to them. People loved being a part of our wedding this way! They labeled each dessert individually. The bride downloaded a font online for all the little signs and printed them on cardstock left over from their handmade invitations.
  • They cut prices again by ordering bulk biodegradable bowls, napkins, cutlery, and coffee cups online. Knowing that alcohol would be one of the major expenses of their day, they chose to stick to just wine. They bought enough Charles Shaw for everyone from Trader Joe’s – $2 a bottle.
  • Sharon had her dress made by Chris Gennaro. He is an incredible freelance designer that works out of his home, even with six kids running around! The bride wanted the J. Crew Sascha dress, which at $2000 would have put them over their entire budget. Chris copied the dress for her, but made it extremely flattering to her body. She ordered a custom silk flower and her vintage shoes on It was perfect.
And, of course, my favorite part:
  • The major theme of their wedding was community. According to the Bride, “That’s how a wedding should be- a network of the people that you love and that love you coming together and joining family and friends from both sides to celebrate marriage.”

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Blogger Round Up

A grand entrance from Style Me Pretty (with sparklers! and a sweetheart neckline!).

Soft, un-fussy wedding hair from Southern Wedding Magazine.

Multicolor bridesmaid dresses! I know I had my heart set on navy blue, but these look so fun...! (Also from Style Me Pretty)

OK--back to studying!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Birkshire Wedding Dress

From here.

I adore the custom made dress, but I think the addition of the red cardigan and embossed leather belt (embossed with the groom's name!) at the reception is so cozy and sweet! I wonder what the June equivalent would be?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blogger Round-up, Part 1

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Rainbow cake!

Love this frosting...

I love these little framed labels...a great way to honor the people who inspired our menu!

Monogrammed bouquet! And navy bridesmaids!

More backyard/cook-out goodness.

South Carolina Backyard Wedding

Although I don't think a carnival themed wedding is quite my style, you've got to admit--everyone looks like they're having a great time! More here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vintage Preppy

A real live "vintage Hamptons" wedding, as seen on Ruffled.

Cute details for the back of the RSVP cards.

Yes, those are boat shoes. No, I don't think it's a look I'll be going for, but I had to post it anyway.

The dresses are from Target. Seriously.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tent alternative?

What about pretty umbrellas?

Outdoor Wedding in Austin, TX

I had to share this wedding from Style Me Pretty. The bride and groom are both artists, and wanted their wedding to be "understated, romantic and bit boho." I think the results are just lovely.

I love simple, slightly handmade-feeling cakes like this one.

Yes, please.

Great Books

Since books and reading have always been central to our relationship, I really want to incorporate some "literary" touches into our wedding. Piles of books (wrapped in twine, or no?) seem to be an obvious option...

Books and mason jars! I love it!

More wedding monograms

Wouldn't these look pretty on display for years to come?

What a sweet detail (although I'd forgo the safety pins).

I'm not sure where this monogram was, but I love it anyway!

But would you use a "H" or a "P"?

Wedding programs

My personal favorite.