Look at this adorable gift for a Bride to be! A dishtowel with a list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts so they'll always know what to get. I think I need it for myself. I'm 3 years in and haven't received paper, cotton or leather! Although neither has my Husband.
***I'm having a giveaway on my other blog Que Sera Sera! Swing by and enter to win some Valentine's Day pillows!***
We all love Emersonmade right? She can do no wrong. While I was drooling over her clothing line I found that she is doing special order bridesmaid dresses! But you're running out of time, orders for 2011 must be in my February 28th! As if you Brides need any more stress...
Manzanita branches are so versatile. When we were getting married I wanted our centerpieces to be like the photo above. Unfortunately it was too expensive to ship manzanita branches to Mexico. I did have our wedding coordinator try it out with regular branches but it didn't look the same. We ended up with a grouping of white pillar candles and orchids sprinkles around them. It was simple, I was in love and I was holding a margarita. Perfect. But I'm still itching to do something with manzanita branches.
When I was searching the Apartment Therapy archives I came across this centerpiece. Isn't it gorgeous?
I'm considering making one and hanging it above my fireplace. At Christmas I'll replace the birds with ornaments. See? Versatile.
Step 1: Find a man with a beautiful mantle. Step 2: Briefly consider why he has such a pretty mantle. Step 3: Chalk it up to good taste and proceed with plan. Step 4: Order votives, light candles and get the champagne ready. Step 5: Ask, kiss and rejoice!
Remember Bryn from her adorable San Francisco City Hall wedding? She is having a reception to celebrate with family and friends and would like to display her wedding photos for all to see. Here's a few ideas to help you out Bryn!
I have a girlfriend who only buys gold jewelry. She knows she loves it and so she makes sure everything she buys matches that. Hardware on bags, belt buckles. I wish I could make a commitment like that but I can't. I like both. Dare I say...I'm indecisive ;)
I saw this adorable gold arrow necklace at Stella & Dot. I think a February bride could make good use of it. I would make good use of it too.
I'm sure by now many of you have heard about Thread. If you haven't, it's one of the best sites for bridemaids dresses. To me anyway, and next to my first love JCrew. You pick a style, pick a fabric and they create. Which is awesome if you're shopping for velvet dresses in August.
I stopped by their site the other day to drool over their seersucker dresses and found out they have a new bridal collection! It was news to me so I thought I'd share.
I saw Black Swan yesterday. Have you seen it? So creepy, but stunning and beautiful at the same time. Natalie Portman is amazing and all the dancing makes me nostalgic for my studio days.
The costumes reminded me of this beautiful wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes last year. The Bride wore a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown. If ever there was a Swan Lake wedding, this was it. I secretly hope her name was Odette.
This has got to be the most brilliant snail mail idea ever! Martha Stewart showed how to make these letter/envelopes in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living. She used it for a holiday letter, but I think it could easily be turned into a wedding invitation.
Find yourself some pretty 8 1/2" x 11" paper, print your wedding information with your good ol' HP. Make some labels and fold away. Need an RSVP card? Make a small postcard and insert inside your new envelope/invite. Just make sure it is a minimum of 3 1/2" x 5" or the post office won't return them to you. And then you'll really save money on your wedding because you'll have no guests. Just a thought.
Stephanie of Turtle Soup put together these paperwhite bulbs as Christmas gifts at her cookie exchange. Aren't they adorable? I'm a fan of mismatched so I'd hit my local Goodwill for some $.50 cent glasses. Then I'd buy some bulbs in bulk. I love the packaging and paperwhites. Double plus!
The other day I was at Crate and Barrel and I saw this beautiful table. I'm a sucker for white carrera marble and I know I'll never be able to have it for countertops. I'm messy with wine and lemon juice. But I could definitely manage it on an island or dining room table.
When I saw it I immediately thought...pizza party. Maybe it was because someone opened the door and the smell of Pagliacci's wafted through. But I definitely thought "I could plan a wedding around that".
It would be simple, in a loft...it's New York of course. Doesn't everyone live in a loft in New York? ;) Centered around the pizza and wine. It would be lovely.
Is it too soon to be thinking about Valentine's Day? These holidays all seem to sneak up on me, so I'm going to start planning now. Of course there doesn't need to be an occasion to make these Hostest look alikes. Although bridal showers, would be a good one...you know, if you needed an idea ;)
How great would it be to attend an ice skating party on a pond? I love this one featured on The Sweetest Occasion. I think it would translate well to a cozy afternoon wedding. Hot cocoa and marshmallows, a roaring fire and wool blankets. Forget the dance floor, the bride and groom will be having their first skate on the ice.
Married three years ago, I've failed to move on to the next stage of my life. Children? 401K? I'd rather join the congo line on your big day. I love all things weddings and parties and hope to make a life of it someday.
In my spare time I like to hike, go to the beach and discover new restaurants. I live in the Seattle area with my Husband, two crazy dogs and my wedding dress ;)