Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Heart this idea...

So cute...

Photo: Kate Headley via Classic Bride

Warm chocolate chip cookies anyone?

I love the idea of serving warm chocolate chip cookies and milk during a late night reception...

Photo: In Style Weddings

Margaret Singer Photography...

I totally dig her photography, she is amazing! These are some of my faves from her blog...

Photos: Margaret Singer

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rustic Details

I love the rustic look of this table

Photo: Julie Skarratt via In Style Weddings

Flower inspiration

I love this look for's so simple and elegant

Photo: Charles Schiller via In Style Weddings

Garden wedding...

If I don't ever find the "perfect barn" for our reception, I would love to have a garden wedding that looks like this...

Photo: Meg Smith via In Style Weddings

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Barn Inspiration

We were at a wedding this weekend in was sooo cold, the wedding was indoors but ours won't be. It made me rethink the idea of getting married in October, until I saw these photos...

Photos: Ross Whitaker via

I love this, such amazing styling and detail...I want it all!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Claxton Farm

This is one of the farms we are interested in for the wedding. It's near Asheville, NC. We'll be in North Carolina at Christmas so my mom and I are going to take a drive to the farm and have a look...

Photos: Tine Hoffman via Southern Weddings Magazine;
Woodward and Rick Photographers via Southern Weddings Magazine

The Buffet Table

Since I am on a budget, I have to entertain the idea of doing buffet style dining. I'm never very impressed by this option at weddings but I really like the decorative elements they added to this buffet to make it look elegant and rustic....just the look I'm going for!

Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings via A Practical Wedding

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Bicycle Built for Two

I really like the tandem bicycle as a theme for our wedding, ever since I saw these photos from Tec and Chelsea's wedding on Once Wed. I love the invitation from Red Tandem Studios, it's even in my wedding colors (green and brown!)

photos: Jose Villa via Once Wed;
Sarah Parrott via Mustard and Sage;
Flickr photo redtandemstudio;
The Quintessential Image via Offbeat Bride

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wedding day accessories...

I love this vintage style headpiece

photo: portobello

The perfect honeymoon luggage...

J.Crew via M Stetson Design

wedding photos

I love this idea for thank you cards

photo: Flickr smoothdude

Cake toppers

I love this vintage bicycle cake topper...

photo: Fancy Flours

I think these penguins are pretty cute too

photo: Red Light Studio

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pistachio Press

Mike and I are planning on making our own invitations but these beautiful letterpressed cards by Pistachio Press are drool worthy inspiration...

photos: pistachiopress

Wedding inspiration


photo: Spring Cove Manor

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Barn wedding inspiration

I love the architectural details of this barn....too bad it's in England :(

Flickr photo: wedding photographer--rosie

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Married in a barn...

or so I am hoping! Hello! My name is Candice and I have been engaged for a month and a half to my boyfriend (now fiancee - I have a really hard time referring to him as that!) of 5 years, Mike. When I started all this wedding planning I had a simple vision. 25 of our closest family and friends and our dog, in a beautiful stone farm house in Italy or France...good wine, good conversation, dancing, and a photographer who would take amazing pictures of the whole affair.

Then reality set in, and my boyfriend (fiancee) had the audacity to interject his own ideas about our wedding (the nerve!). So now here I am....on a quest to find the most beautiful barn in the Eastern United States (that looks like the countryside of France or Italy?!) for a small-ish wedding (50-75 of our closest friends and family) with lots of personal and handmade details and a budget of $10,000.

photo credits:; Michelle Rago; Your Tuscany; Liz Banfield