Friday, February 27, 2009

Sarah Seven

I love this wedding gown by Sarah beautiful!

Photo: Sarah Seven


I've always loved Jennifer Aniston's wedding hairstyle. I love the idea of wearing my hair down. Of course, right before I got engaged I went and chopped my hair short so now I am willing it to grow back before the wedding so I can have the long, flowy hairstyle. These are some of my favorites looks.

Photos: People Magazine, Wire Image,, Wire Image

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Viv & Ingrid

This Viv & Ingrid necklace would make a great gift for your bridesmaids. They are so affordable you could even pick up one for yourself. I think they are adorable!

Photo: Viv & Ingrid

Lavender inspiration

Photo: Domino Magazine


This could be a great argument for not having your dog at your wedding...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Beverage service in style

I like this idea, pre-ceremony, since ours will be outdoors (and in Florida!)  Guests can grab a beverage while waiting for things to begin.

Photo: Modern Bride Magazine

More lantern inspiration

This might be a bit over the top but I kind of like it...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Favor Bag How-To

Brooklyn Bride has a great tutorial on Etsy today on these super cute favor bags.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Beth Cyr Jewelry

LOVE these wedding bands from Beth Cyr Jewelry

Must have this...

I was flipping through the Williams-Sonoma catalog this weekend, looking for new stuff to add to our registry when I found this amazing little gadget from Breville. It's basically like an electric tea kettle only smarter because it will bring your water to the exact brewing temperature for Green Tea, White Tea, Oolong Tea, Coffee, or Black Tea. It even has a feature that lets you hold the temperature for 20 minutes. Mike and I are avid tea drinkers and we usually drink black tea but when we do want green or oolong it's so hard to get the temperature right with our stove top kettle. This is perfect!!

Oh and I promise this will be the last "gift" post for a while ;) I've gotten a little carried away lately!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another cute gift idea

Here's another cute and personalized wedding gift idea.

Photo: Miniature Rhino

Nella Designs

Wouldn't this make an adorable wedding gift! The shop has lots of adorable prints and paper goods, including save the dates and wedding invitations. Very cute.

Photo: Nella Designs

Tea Tins

I would love to use tea tins for flower centerpieces at the wedding. I think it goes really well with the garden and bike theme. I have a small collection of tea tins at home that I sometimes put flowers in. This site has a great assortment of colored tins.

Photos: I Suwanee

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More lantern inspiration

This is the sort of look I'm going for with the lanterns....

Photo: Paul Johnson Photography

Night Owl Paper Goods Wedding Invitations

Check out these unique wooden wedding invitations and save the date cards from Night Owl Paper Goods. The invites are printed on eco-friendly sustainably harvested birch wood. Such a cool idea.

Photos: Night Owl Paper Goods

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Win a Honeymoon in Greece...


I love this idea...Jen from Purl Soho (one of my favorite fabric and knitting shops in the city) recently got married. Since she has an AMAZING fabric hook-up, she began collecting fabrics to make linens for all the tables at the reception.

She became worried at one point when she realized she was going to be left with several orange and green napkins after the wedding. Luckily many of her guests wanted to take theirs home with them, and with the ones that got left behind...she made this amazing quilt! What a great momentum from the wedding!

The pattern for the quilt is available in Joelle Hoverson's book, Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts

For more details on Jen's wedding, check out the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

Photos: Purl Bee

Friday, February 13, 2009

The reveal...

I love these photos of couples seeing each other for the first time right before the wedding.

Photos: Paul Johnson Photography; Kate Headly Photography


I couldn't resist posting this adorable dachshund. I'm starting to look for wedding photographers and came across this pic from a couple's engagement session, taken by Kara Pennington. So cute.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lantern Love

One thing is for sure, as soon as I saw the wedding location, I knew it would look beautiful at night with lanterns strung everywhere. Which is where the inspiration for this post came from. Can I have them all?!

Photos: Toast; Chiasso; Canadian Family; Gifts Unusual

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Planning the honeymoon...

is proving to be more difficult than finding a location for the wedding.

We originally wanted to go to Thailand but then we thought maybe the Maldives or the Seychelles would be nice. Now we're back to Thailand. I want everything to be perfect which is just making it more difficult to plan!

I could literally sit on a deserted island with Mike and have a blast so I know I'm worrying over nothing but this has seriously been the most difficult vacation I have ever planned!

So today, instead of pouring over hotel web sites and reading trip reviews, I decided to have a little fun and put together a post on things I want to take on my honeymoon!

Photos: Melissa Odabash tunic; Geo Travel Passport Wallet; Michael Kors Sandals; Maxwell Scott Bags

Dessert anyone?

I am so inspired by the food photography on Cannelle et Vanille. I want the desserts at my wedding to look like this! So beautiful...

Photos: Cannelle et Vanille

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cool wedding photo...

Fun Registry Gifts

How cool is this countertop water filtration system. It's incredibly eco-friendly and a lot better looking than those office-style water coolers. I also love the glass water bottles, I am definitely adding those to my registry!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Another gorgeous invite

Here's another beautiful invite, using calligraphy but with that great contrast of black and white (or maybe it's silver, I can't tell!) Anyway, I love it, and she used vintage stamps as well

Photos: A Lovely Morning

Aisles of Style

I'm getting lots of inspiration for our ceremony aisle...these are some of my favorite.

I like the burlap with the design printed on it because you could re-use it for a table runner after the wedding but there is also something so romantic about an aisle of flower petals.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Our Signature Cocktail...

This is something I have been thinking a lot about. Mike and I have more or less decided to do a beer and wine bar. To make things more interesting we definitely want to introduce a signature cocktail during cocktail hour. Since lavender is sort of an underlying theme in our wedding I thought it might be fun to create a drink with lavender. I was thinking a lavender infused vodka lemonade served in mason jars.

Of course Martha has some fun lavender infused cocktails on her site. Specifically, a lavender champagne and a lavender whiskey sour. I'll have to do some more research on this and play around with some recipes to see what tastes good.

NY Mag has some great suggestions on how to serve your signature cocktail, like keeping the cocktails to cocktail hour only to keep the experience memorable and ensure that people don't get tired of drinking the same thing throughout the length of the reception.