Wednesday, June 10, 2009

a bride and her dress







i ran into a friend of mine who his making her own dress. well she is constructing the muslin and having someone else cut the silk and sew the dress together. i thought that was a pretty awesome idea. i know that M already knows how to sew so this would be a pretty simple task for her. even though i am not sewing my own dress it has been really awesome working with Gina to construct something that will be totally unique and true to my silly character. my mom was kind of shocked when she saw it on me for a fitting. at least we both knew where i was coming from when i described the dress as a Spanish Pauliana.

wedding feet



i was in my pals wedding shop the other day and this bride-to-be and i were comparing fiances stories about how boys act like they don't care about wedding stuff but really secretly do..
i told her about his dislike for a tie that would somehow match my dress, and she told me about how her fiance wanted to wear hoodies to the ceremony. we laughed and then told each other how funny that was because now we know the boys are totally secretly into it. how did we know this well, my sweet nothing came to me and said what tie should he wear and wouldn't it be totally awesome if his tie some how matched my dress! (ha i had to laugh and let him think he was a genius) her love muffin told her he bought a pair of 300 dollar shoes because they looked cool even though he could not feel his pinkie toe on the left foot.

Wedding POP-UP Shop

Well here's a take on the old pop-up shop meme you probably didn't see coming. Starting this month, Brooklyn's 303 GRAND gallery (at 303 Grand Street, natch), is transforming itself into a mini storefront wedding chapel, The Brooklyn Pop-Up Wedding Shop. Teaming up with Brooklyn Bride, The Wedding Library and, wait for it, Martha Stewart Weddings, the space will offer quickie weddings with a little more style and sweetness than that City Hall nuptials you might have been planning. Consider it a "boutique wedding" with all the last-minute thrills of a trip to the Courts. In addition to offering basic marriage services to the City, The Brooklyn Pop-Up Wedding Shop will start the month with a series of "wedding events"—we're guessing this means dress exhibitions, cake tastings, and free Champers—and cap off their stand with a free giveaway wedding style by Martha Stewart Weddings. Just think, your "special day" is just a quick ride on the L away. Hell, you could slam a few honeymoon Tecates at Union Pool afterwards!

the outside element

so I've been totally looking at how people decorate their weddings when getting married outside and i can honestly say I've seen some pretty radical ideas.


check out these awesome haystacks covered in vintage blankets as chairs

awesome chandeliers hanging outside, hello totally my favorite

i could get down with this outside wedding set up

this reminds me of the full moon resort , where we are getting married

and of course Moroccan style lanterns are a personal favorite!

girls vs boys




wow i can't even imagine having that many women as bridesmaids. let alone having them all wear and be cool with wearing the same dress. however the photos do look sort of amazing!
check out the boys patch work pants, wonder who's idea that was!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

yes! finally finished with classes and one of the many things i have learned besides an overwhelming amount of knowledge on fabric and denim washes is how to do this little trick with my camera. now if only santa came in june and gave me a canon g10 i would be totally grateful and make photos like this all day long.

Some help from Flood Creative




these pieces by my friend Katie Decker from flood creative have always blown me away. well lucky for me i have enlisted her help with invitations. i am not telling what amazing ideas we came up with until you get one in the mail, but lets just say you might need to run out and buy a frame to hang it on your wall!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

sunshine and 70's



i love this picture so much. one: i loved going to theme parks as a kid and riding these rides, two: these look like tea cups to me (which i love) and three: the hue makes me think of summer and what's not fun about summertime.

antique jewels and gems

these could be interesting pieces to wear with your wedding dress.






i have been coveting jewelry that is reworked and antique lately. something about these pieces make me excited to hunt through my drawers and transform jewelry that has been sitting still.
i found this etsy seller purevile today and like the creepy pictures along with the special jewels.

12 more days until my bridal tea party


i can hardly wait i am so excited. i have been running around like a mad man making sure my house is clean. it was originally at a pals casa and had to move as her landlord decided he need to store his massive motorcycles in the backyard. it was kind of a bummer until we realized that it might be easier for the venue to just move to my house. granted there is no huge backyard filled with plants but i do have a roof deck that has a beautiful skyline and my sweet brother is bringing up his hammock stand so my lovely ladies and i can lounge in style.

and if all of that was not enough i am excited to have my mom here in town for the whole thing!!

childhood love

black diamond rings



these black diamond rings in rose gold are kinda my favorite thing at the moment. to bad i did not see them sooner as we have already picked out our rings from Doyle & Doyle.
but maybe someday in the future i could get one of these sweet little babies from blanca monros gomez to add to my collection.

Monday, May 18, 2009

cottage roses



my sweet adorable friend shoshana got this boutique from a colleague of ours to congratulate her on her recent engagement. i have never seen such pretty sweet smelling roses before!

Pretty lights

a friend of mine has these tea cup lights that i think are absolutely amazing and beautiful.



i have been looking at lights to try and hang up for the tea party as well as full moon resort and they are a small fortune. especially the ones i fancy which my pal anonymous agent scored last year for her patio. i came across these really lovely flower looking lights which are actually egg crates fitted over white lights. how ingenious is this!!! i have to say problem solved!

Si Belle by Sibel Mesta


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these panties are totally the cutest things i have ever seen for a grown up lady. i am pretty sure when i was young i had something like this with little roses. is it strange that i want them again.
besides you need to have something sexy to wear underneath that white gown, why not some pink with roses.