Friday, September 24, 2010

Wainscoting

Not sure where this image came from....it's been lounging about waiting to be posted. I do love wainscoting though. I think it would look great in the bathroom with the pin-up wallpaper above. Oh my gosh! I can not wait to have our own house!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Brainstorming

Would it be a bad idea to have the wedding "dinner" beforehand, and then have the ceremony when the sun had gone down?

Or is there a general flow to a wedding such as arrive, ceremony, dinner, music and dancing?

I was just brainstorming and thinking:

1) A group of us all went lazy river floating during the day

2) Come back, have dinner with close friends and family (or everybody could be invited)

3) Once the sun went down and it was good and dark, have everyone walk down to the ceremony area that would be all lit with candles and the fabric backdrop

4) Then walk back up to the main area of festivities where bands would play and we could boogie down till whenever

Or we could have a whole weekend planned. Arrive on Thursday for rehearsal dinner and settle it. Friday go tubing. Saturday lounge around downtown and get ready with bridesmaids. Could suggest a day trip to super cute Green, TX for rest of family? Wedding Saturday. Sunday could be filled with Bloody Marys and lounging in the sun.

Or we could arrange it on the weekend of an Austin festival that could be the focus of Friday, wedding Saturday, and floating on Sunday.
Haha, just some ideas. Some brainstorming.
Invite from Beast Pieces

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Eunice & Daniel

I love how cheeky they are. More images.

They worked with textile artist, Joel Dewberry, to design a set of playing cards for guests. Adorable.
Blankets for guests when temperatures dipped down for the outdoor wedding.

Embroidered Invitations


I like this idea a lot--wedding invitations that were embroidered and then scanned in.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sarah Seven

Helloooo, Sarah Seven! Gorgeous dresses from Portland designer Sarah Seven. I simply love the way her dresses are photographed. I'm of the opinion that having gorgeous photos of any product totally makes everyone drool and sales go up!

And this get-up. Stop. My heart. I would love to rock this on an evening out.Sarah Seven

Joshua Caine

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. I LOVE Joshua Caine's website. Granted, it can run a little slow, but he pulled on my heart strings with his whole antique seafaring etching themed website. Awesome!

Plus he photographed a totally rad Texan Rockabilly wedding.



Friday, March 26, 2010

Confusion Over The Details

I had an idea of how I wanted my wedding to be:
*Throw back from glam/rockabilly times
*A short fun dress that was easy to dance in
*Vintage mismatched dresses for bridesmaids

Now after having gone to try on dresses and finding this guy:
We could maybe rock it up a little with this totally awesome fabric flower belt.

And after doing lots of research on all these wonderful wedding blogs, I just feel totally confused. I wonder how other people whittle down the details to pick out something they really like and don't regret using way down the line?

It seems like all the things that I like are just sooo expensive. How do brides bridge the style/budget line? Oh it just seems so confusing!

And then I see this! And how gorgeous is this? And I think 'yeah, now that's what I'm talking about. That's why I wanted to go short, plus it's cheaper!"

Brandon Witzel

Or this guy and I think 'yeah, that's what I wanted! A rockin wedding party that's pretty but a little edgy. I did want a short dress before I walked into that bridal boutique, the woman put ideas in my head...'

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dress Shopping!

Since my ladies are in town for SXSW, we decided to go try on wedding dresses. We totally found one! And I wanted to let you all know about the bridal boutique that we discovered because it's amazing. Called Blush Bridal, it's been open a little over a year and next to Unbridaled, it's the best wedding boutique in Austin. It's a must to make an appointment to reserve one of the private rooms that comes equipped with a couch for friends, a space heater, and knoweledable staff with numerous clamps to cinch the dresses right to your body. The prices are really good too...

Go! Go try on gorgeous dresses!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wedding Jojo

C's family is from the west coast, I'm from the east, and we want to have our wedding smack dab in the middle. Keeping all of our friends and family in the loop about our future wedding seems a little daunting. It's such a good idea to have a wedding website as a one-stop shop for all things C&R wedding related. I really like Adam & Halli's website that has directions, photos, links to registries, and a guide on what to wear.

But if a wedding website wasn't figured into the budget then just scoot right over to Wedding Jojo; they do it all for free! They have a couple templates that you can personalize for your own wedding, so while it might not reflect the wedding to the T, it'll still help guests to stay current on all the festivities.

Wedding Jojo.

Shredded Fabric Backdrop

How cool is this?!
I like to sew and this just seems totally up my alley. We could have silks and muslims of varying neutral shades hanging down as the backdrop for the ceremony. I love all the candles as well, makes the whole thing just so romantic.
Plus, it could double as the backdrop for a photobooth!
Via Once Wed.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hair Feathers


Alright, it's official, I think I do love feather hair pieces. I want all my bridesmaids to have on different vintage dresses that they'll wear way after our wedding, but it would be nice to tie them all together by having matching hair do-dads.

I quite like these by Lo Boheme at Ginger & Adam's wedding.

Lo Boheme

Via Green Wedding Shoes

Pretty Elopement


Kelly & Cameron's Wedding
Leo Patrone Photography

Dining Room Tables

While this cake set-up is too over-the-top girlie for me, it did give me an idea. I love the floating candels above the table. I wonder if we could rig one of these up over our future dining room table using a long metal rod or pipe and mason jars. We could also have some real light fixtures attached so that we wouldn't always have to light the candles when we ate dinner.
Via Ruffled

I really love long dinning room tables!

Via The Selby

Google's Wedding Planner

It seems like more and more people are planning their own weddings these days, or at least doing a whole lot of the work themselves, in order to cut costs and make the whole affair much more personalized. The overall look of the wedding, the dress, and the cake are the most fun to dream about. It's the small details like how to phrase a wedding invitation, who pays for what, or what exactly a maid of honor is responsible for that can be confusing at first.

Thank heavens for Google Docs! Along with Style Me Pretty, they have created a master template to help the DIY bride. I scoped it out myself and it looks pretty darn helpful.

Monday, February 22, 2010

American Bride In Paris



I really like this photoshoot by Junebug Weddings.

Wedding Jewels


When it comes to wedding jewels I am not one to reach for delicate chains. I prefer jewelry that is bold and brash, that brings eye catching color to a white dress, like the photos below.


I'm a huge fan of Elva Fields, Lizzie Fortunado, and Esther K jewelry. Each one creates unique jewelry that seem to all have a special tale.


Photos all from Junebug Weddings

Friday, February 19, 2010

Demolition Derby



Cuteness! I think the last photo is my favorite.
More photos of Adena & Ben's wedding.
Photographed by Leah LaRiccia.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Heart Portraits



How freaking cute is this? I adore it. Reminds me of the Two Guitar cards that would make excellent wedding invites.

More of the wedding can be seen at Once Wed.

Photography by Jonas Peterson.

Leather Mirror How-To


In some design magazine that I have long since forgotten I saw this really cool mirror that was way out of my price range. It was round and covered with leather, suspended from a leather strap; both parts cool and masculine.

Then I found a how-to for the same mirror on Design Sponge the other day! It doesn't look too hard to make.

Leather mirror How-to on Design Sponge

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bathroom Sink

It's an old factory washbasin!

It would look great in the bathroom built into the counter top or with a wooden table next to it for storage.

More images of Ombline De Kersabiec's home at DesignSponge

Kitchen Elements

I would love to have these subway tiles for the backsplash of the kitchen.

Totally love this floor! It would be wonderful if we could find some recycled flooring like this.
Images from LivingEtc

Blue Pop


I love this color, as you might be able to tell by now.

Household Coffee Needs

I seem to be spending quite a bit of time looking at items for our future kitchen, but that's because the most space in our house will be devoted to that very use. Plus, we tend to congregate there to discuss our days, we cook a lot of meals at home, and there's just so much fun kitchen gadgets!

C is a huge coffee drinker. I'm not so much of a coffee drinker as an espresso girl. I would love to get an espresso machine at the house for me and a kick-ass French Press for C. That way both of our coffee needs are taken care of.

I found a neat guide to picking out an espresso machine at Coffee Geek.

La Pavoni is supposed to be quite good for a semi-automatic machine and not going to break the bank. It's made in Italy, the home of espresso.

La Pavoni Lusso Espresso Machine Chrome PL-16
This could be C's French Press, big enough to make 3 cups of coffee in the am.

Chambord French Press by Bodum

And of course he would need a totally rad water boiler. I used to have one in college and I discovered that it also doubled as a face steamer-a handy use for when my skin was breaking out during exams.

Aroma AWK-115S 1.5-Liter Stainless Steel X-Press Water Kettle

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

School Yard Accents



I would love to have this posted on the wall right by the front door for all of our coats and keys. It's a nice throwback from school days past and a nod towards utilitarian chic. Plus, the ledge above would be a good display for my couple wall which is currently packed away at the moment. One day though, girlishness will return!

Best Wedding Photography

Online wedding magazine, Junebug Weddings, compiled a list of the year's best wedding photography from all over the globe. Most of the photos are awesome! Some of my favorites are:


Jean-Piere Uys


Amelia Lyon
Junebug Weddings have some pretty cool ideas for weddings, inspiration boards and real weddings, that sort of thing.