Friday, May 28, 2010

almost too fantastic

this wedding is like a dream come true. The bride had an intimate ceremony followed by an alice in wonderland themed party. I read through it like wow, wow, wow, and then my heart sunk a bit when i realized my own wedding would be nothing like that. it's a really expensive wedding i think. but, that's okay. my own wedding will be mine, and that's way better.

i always wanted a tree house

i don't know what it is about this wedding exactly that i like. I just like it.


what the what? cotton candy? i am a cotton candy addict, even though when i eat the whole thing it gives me a tummy ache. I guess there's pros and cons to having cotton candy. no one wants a tummy ache on their wedding day but i'm still leaning towards yes.

i'm in love

i need to have one of these.

curiouser & curiouser

I've always kinda loved Alice in Wonderland. More so in recent years although the recent Johnny Depp film was a big let down after all the anticipation. But I wonder how much of an Alice theme my future husband would tolerate. Little signs that said eat me at the food table, drink me at the bar, try me, wear me... different things. I kinda like the idea. Side note, how much fun would an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party be for a bridal shower!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


This wedding is so fresh and simple. I love the animals, lilacs, and rain boots.

e i e i o

things i like about this wedding.... the laidback vibe, farm setting, hydrangeas, a cupcake tower and pies!

Llamas? yes!

Things I like about this wedding... the farm, the field, the llamas and the hydrangeas. Plus i am definitely getting some chalkboard paint. diy here i come.


Wow. A boat? Fabulous.

now where i can i find a boat?

so simple

A simple lighthouse wedding. I love the grooms suit.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Wowsa. I love this engagement shoot. I think it might actually work with the boyfriend too, who is a bit camera shy but does love to make out.
[images from Unusually fine ]


So diy is a big thing in weddings right now. Especially when you want a gorgeous wedding without spending any money, like i do. There are so many little details that I want to have and am tempted to take on. I think i'm going to need this later...

You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.

Following the theme of making sure our guests have a wonderful time, how fantastic is this idea of projecting old movies outside for guest who want to relax a little?


i don't understand the obsession with elaborate, handcrafted, letterpress, professionally designed invites. It's pretty, yes. But it's pretty expensive too, and doesn't feature at the actual wedding anyway. I guess because it's one of the first things that i very excited bride gets to do so she puts a lot of energy into it? Does it set the tone of the wedding? Amp up the anticipation? i think if i can get away with it i'll do paperless invites. I probably have lots of relatives that wouldn't work for though... Maybe simple invites, that i'll print myself for cheap and an online rsvp?

I'm not impervious to the charms of pretty invites though. i really like this design... it think it's possible to do it yourself.

I love the idea of having games for your guests. It keeps things casual and fun. How amazing would it be to play croquet at a wedding? I'm picturing something a little Alice & Wonderland. Horseshoes? I'm terrible at that but still... awesome. And what's a wishing tree? i like it.


I heart photo booths. your guest would have so much fun + you get all these cools photos to take home. The professional ones are expensive, but what's to stop you from just setting up a camera and a tripod? A homemade background and some props, voila!


Sparklers or flags?

Ohh la la

What about having love poems and love quotes framed and scattered throughout the reception? I love these frames.

Something like this...

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.
- Li-Young Lee



I've been really thinking about holding the reception in a barn. Aren't these gorgeous?

How gorgeous would your wedding photos be? Come on!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Location Location

So the boyfriend and I both agree that we'd like an outside wedding. No churches for this girl. So far I think the setting is the most important part of the wedding, aside from my future husband of course. A seaside bluff or a field maybe for the ceremony?

the first one

Okay here's the deal. I am not engaged. But i am planning my wedding. My lovely boyfriend has asked me to marry him several times. And I've happily said yes, when you slip a ring on my finger. So right now the boyfriend is saving his pennies. Some might question my values on that one, but i believe there is value in the process of waiting and working for something you really want. I imagine the satisfaction of that moment will be mind-blowingly wonderful.