Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a wonderful holiday everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Green and Brown...

Are my wedding colors and according to Martha, a perfect color palette! At least I know I'm doing something right with all this planning!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

J. Crew

I love these options for bridesmaid dresses from J. Crew

Monday, November 24, 2008

Wedding status update...

Well we've been engaged for almost 3 months, we STILL don't have a date set! We're going down South for Christmas so hopefully we'll find something then. I really can't wait for this task to be crossed off the list! I feel like I can sit and look at photos and ideas all day long but until I know the exact location of the wedding, everything else is insignificant.

I thought this would be the easy part! Sometimes I feel like I am getting too caught up in finding "the perfect place." Maybe it doesn't exist, or it does but it's in California or Italy and just too far for us to travel or too expensive. This is definitely not the fun on easy part! It's got to get better from here....right?!

Flowers in water

I LOVE this look. It's so beautiful and elegant, yet very clean and simple. I really like the lilies in the first photo. Usually when you see this done it's with orchids but the lilies look just as beautiful.

Photos: Geoff White, Ksenija Savic Photography via the Knot

Cake ideas

I love this idea for the cake

Photo: Jose Villa Photography

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter wedding...

I know I have my heart set on a Fall wedding but I also love the idea of a winter white theme like this

Photo via Coco + Kelly Blog


I love these caketoppers, they are great!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I like the idea of mixing in modern touches like these CB2 candleholders with the rustic barn theme.

Cheese and wine

Mike and I love cheese and red wine. On Sundays we will usually head over to Whole Foods (ours has a great Fromagerie) and pick out a yummy cheese and then head to our favorite wine shop for a fabulous bottle of red. We usually grab other accompaniments too like olives, grape leaves, crackers, a nice salami, whatever we are feeling that day. It's one of our favorite things about Sundays.

Of course I would love to incorporate this into our wedding, maybe in lieu of passed hors d'oeuvres. I like these set ups...

Photos: Flickr

More rustic barn inspiration

I love the rustic outdoor beauty of this wedding reception...

Photos: Pollen Atlanta

Monday, November 17, 2008

Honeymoon Locales...

Since before Mike and I were engaged we knew we wanted to go to Thailand for our honeymoon but now we are re-thinking the idea. We don't want to deal with a 24 hour flight and 12+ hours of jetlag going there and coming back. So today I have been researching new locations, closer to home. And then I found this....I think Bali is even farther than Thailand but this place looks like heaven on earth! The photos on the website are even more incredible. I want to

Photos: Four Seasons

Friday, November 14, 2008


Wouldn't these look lovely on a dessert bar, all wrapped up like little gifts...yum!

Photos: Cannelle et Vanille via Creature Comforts

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shoe Shots

I can't get enough of shoe shots! I love them!

RedFeather Photography

Humbled Eyes Photography

Jennifer Bowen Photograhpy

Tying the Knot Blog

Tie one on...

I love this idea of custom silk screened ties for the groom and his men! It would be cool to have these screen printed with bikes to coordinate with my whole bicycle built for two theme...

Photo: toybreaker

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Photo Love

I love this photo

Photo: Michele Wait via A Lovely Morning Blog

Save the date

Save the date cards are inevitable for us since no matter where we have our wedding, the majority of our guests will have to travel. I want do something fun, post card style, with a photo of us and Peewee, or maybe just Peewee. I love these ideas...

Photos: sashimi-mini; Eclectic Images; amber in norfolk

Groomsmen gift idea

This would make a beautiful groomsmen gift, or maybe even for the hubby to be!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Foundry

We are kind of opposed to doing the wedding in New York because of cost, not only for us but also all those who will be traveling to attend our wedding. However, The Foundry is one of the places on our's sort of like a modern barn, I love the beams and architecture.

All photos from The Foundry website

Seating cards

I may already have an idea for seating cards but if that idea doesn't pan out, I love this idea, especially for an outdoor barn wedding.

Photo: Flickr via Huckleberry Karen Designs Blog

Monday, November 10, 2008

Invite Obama to your wedding...

I just spotted this at, apparently you can invite the president elect and his wife to your wedding, as long as you are getting married after he is inaugurated on January 20th, 2009. Check out the details over at

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ring Cushion

So it's not really a cushion but I love the idea, especially for our barn wedding. I had originally planned to make the ring pillows but I love this option.

Photo: EasterYu

Photo Love

I am collecting tons of shots of wedding photos that I like so hopefully when we hire a photographer he/she can get a sense of the style we are going for. Here is one shot I love, it's similar to the shoe shot I posted last week and I think I remember seeing a flickr pic like this a while back...

Photo: Max Wagner via Brooklyn Bride

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I love the idea of having lawn games for people to play in the interim between the ceremony and reception while Mike and I are having photos taken.

Photos: Jose Villa Photography

More earring love...

I LOVE these, they are perfect and they are green, one of my wedding colors! These were custom made for a bride by Kris Nations but are now available for sale on her site. The rest of her jewelry is pretty amazing.

Photo: Verite Photography via Style Me Pretty

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I definitely want to do my own flowers...this is something I have known since I got engaged. Florists can be sooo expensive and I think I'm capable of arranging flowers myself, apparently a lot of brides are doing this now because when I went to look up wholesale flowers online there were many who seemed to cater to do-it-yourself brides.

I have the luxury of having the flower district here in NY but because we are most likely doing a destination wedding, it would be too difficult to transport fresh flowers myself so I found a few online that I really like.

Growers Box
Blooms by the Box
Fifty Flowers


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bridesmaid jewelry

I love this necklace for my maid of honor...and it's in my wedding colors!

photo: Moxiedesigns

Dessert Bar

I definitely want a dessert bar at the wedding. has a great article from Amy Atlas, the queen of dessert bars!

photos: Aaron Delesie via Style Me Pretty

Roberta Chiarella

While I can't show you the dress, I can show you the earrings I am thinking about wearing. I spotted these in Brides magazine this month...I love them!

Our first wedding gift!

Mike's parents bought us our first wedding gift! We haven't had a chance to start our registries yet so we gave them some ideas of a couple of things we wanted and this was one of them....I'm so excited, it should be delivered today!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dance Lessons

Mike and I are thinking about taking dance lessons for our wedding. I have been looking at places in the city, there are a ton and it's not nearly as expensive as I thought it would be.

Of course our first dance may never be as good as this couple's but we can try...

I found a dress!!!

I went home to Florida for the weekend, my parents threw us a small engagement party and I went dress shopping with my mom, grandma, maid of honor, Mike's mom and Mike's sister...we had a blast and I found the perfect dress. I am not going to post photos here for fear of Mike stumbling across them but the dress is by Pronovias.