Saturday, January 30, 2010

Vintage Silver as Centerpiece Vases

Just a few pretty images from a tea party inspired post at Classic Bride.  Wouldn't incorporating these elements to a coffee/tea table evoke an elegant vintage feel?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wedding Row Open House

So I briefly mentioned the Wedding Row open house event my mother and I attended back in November but as of yet had followed up with more details or pictures... better late than never here are a few shots from that fantastic day!

some gorgeous arrangements by Hana Floral Design

tasty treats! 

clockwise from above left, A bright & cheery corner of the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library, Sarah's sunny office,  the entryway desk at WDBTS, upstairs at Beneath the Gown.

some beautiful dresses...

Us laughing at how ridiculous we look in our photobooth photos (you should have seen us cramming in there - it had 1 little stool!)

and look here for an article on the event!  yes, the reporter mis-spelled my name, and the name of Sarah's company but still - how fun!

Thanks Anna for sharing the photos with me to post!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thumb Tree Wedding Guest Book

A little bit in love with this idea...  and the adorable wedding it came from in a post on GWS (check out the shot of the groom exchanging a high-five with the dog!).  This strikes me as a fantastic alternative to the classic guest book idea, and is something that I would love to frame and put up on my wall at home afterwards.  Perhaps since Dan & I are getting married in the fall, I would mix in some orange and yellow "leaves"...

Please note; I'd suggest having a responsible and slightly creative friend monitor the process to ensure the end result was pretty - and to make sure that people washed their hands afterwards as to not get colored ink all over your dress when giving you a congraulatory hug!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding

Because I am just head-over-heels in love with our reception site, this entire post will contain some beautiful and (wedding) inspirational pictures of Saltwater Farm Vineyard.  It is a location unlike any other we looked at, and truly lends itself perfectly to a rustic chic vibe.

From the SWF website "Saltwater Farm Vineyard is set on more than 100 panoramic acres - 15 of which are planted with six varieties of grapes, and bordered by tidal marshes, a cove and vistas of Long Island Sound, near the historic New England coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut.   The centerpiece of the bucolic property, which has a small private airport dating to the late 1930s, is a World War II - vintage hangar, designed by the late architect John W. Lincoln, a colleague of Walter Gropius. The hangar, opening onto terraces and the vineyard, has been preserved and converted into a winery. The seamlessly renovated building showcases a vaulting roof, silvery milled aluminum exterior, the original interior wood sheathing and, dominating the airy room and gathering places, handsome and massive timber trusses."

A few of the exterier;

 photo by Josh Behan Photography courtesy of the SWF website


photo by Dennis Rano Photography, courtesy of SWF website 

The entryway;
Maggie Conley photography, courtesy of SWF website

A sneak peak glimpse of the entry-hall;

Maggie Conley photography, courtesy of SWF website

An aerial view of the property;

photo courtesy of SWF website 

A quick view of the interier (while hosting a wedding);

black dog photography courtesy of the SWF website

And an inspiration board from an actual 2008 True Event wedding (click to see Sarah's post) at the vineyard:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


A few pretty pictures from a really neat Anthro inspired post which caught my eye today at Green Wedding Shoes...  




Click here to take a peak at the entire post: GWS

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Since Dan occasionally reads this blog (please note this only occurs in rare moments when he is not overwhelmed by listening to me discuss wedding details nearly 24/7) I dare not mention a word about my dress, however I am very excited to begin discussing bridesmaid dress ideas!  We have not started shopping yet but I do have 3 pieces of necessary criteria for the girls:
1) they will be some shade of navy blue
2) they will be at least knee length
3) they will all match (except, possibly the MOH dress)

That in mind here are a few I've come across in my internet perusing...

 A simple strapless A-line from Nordstrom:

One of many which catch my eye from the Dessy Group - so great how they offer pantone colors for easy color coordination!

A classic from Ann Taylor:

And perhaps my top 2 favorites from Jenny Yoo;  cannot wait for a BM trunk show to come around!


(in the shade of Night)

Friday, January 8, 2010

A SMP Featured Barn Vintage Wedding

Just a few of my favorite features from an absolutely beautiful wedding featured on Style Me Pretty this past week:


Again, love the moss letters and the books are such a sweet detail!

of course, loving the navy dresses and surprisingly the cowboy boots! (no BM Samantha this does not mean you may wear yours)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Carrying the Rings

Such a simple but elegant idea - I'm borrowing this entire post from BLUSH, click here to see the original. 

"I came across the loveliest idea! This comes from the wedding of peonies.and.polaroids. Determined to do what felt right, she and her betrothed liked the idea of each looking after the other’s ring until the ceremony. They were never able to understand how or why the best man* came to be in possession of the wedding rings, or a four year old boy*, or a dog for that matter*!

As there weren’t any pockets on her dress trying it around her wrist seemed like the best idea. She had someone tie it on just before the ceremony so there wasn't time for the knot to come undone and for her to lose it, then when we get to the ring exchange The Boy helped her untie it.

*Forever diplomatic I would like to state that there is nothing wrong with these ideas! Just one girl’s opinion."