Friday, February 29, 2008

DIY Woodsy Centerpieces

How-to on Design*Sponge. My new favorite blog!

Abby Glassenberg: Too big for a cake topper?

I think these have more personality than the Ann Wood owls that are all over the f'n blogs.

Bird sculptures by Abby Glassenberg via Design*Sponge. See more pics at artstream gallery.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Coffee Filter Clouds

Another Anthropologie display via a $10,000 wedding. Originally posted on daisy chain.

I've got to try this.

Green Decor

Photo by JEBirch (flickr) found on Craving Anthropologie.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Macarons to suit your palette

Paulette of Los Angeles. In flavors (and colors) like Caribbean Chocolate, Madagascar Vanilla, Sicilian Pistachio, Columbian Coffee and Violet Cassis.

Thanks to Oh Joy! for spotting these beauties.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Dress Me Up Dress Me Down

From The New York Times Magazine.

I love these headpieces. Beyond the birdcage!


Milan Fashion Week courtesy of The New York Times.

I love the high ponytail with the ball gown. It adds a dash of nonchalance...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Wild, Wild Wedding

Modern Bride spread snagged from

I love it. The clothes, the hair, the jewels. (The bridesmaids!) The attitude. Makes me want to loosen up.

I showed FH and he hated the pompadour and the vintage tee on the groom. Fair enough. I'd just like a touch of a f* it attitude. Just a touch?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Wedding Planning Has Eaten My Brain

I've been in front of my laptop since 9am. If I don't pry myself away, I'll still be sitting here at 9pm.

Inspired by Ariel's 52 Nights Unplugged Project, one night a week I'm going to unplug from anything with a screen. That means no computer and no television for one whole night each week.

Wish me luck. I'm going for a walk.

(Image by Jeremy Szuder)

Cupcakes Are So Over, People

Have been since Carrie Bradshaw stepped into Magnolia Bakery. (I love 'em too, but come on.)

Ice Cream Sandwiches by Ciao Bella Gelato on The Nibble. Coffee Creme Brulee and Coconut Souffle courtesy of Martha Stewart.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Offbeat Bride & Groom

Lorna Leedy, fashion designer and creator of Fancy Pony Land, and Peter Maggio, park ranger (of course he is!) Wedding porn courtesy of Offbeat Bride.

She pulls off fresh, glamorous and unfussy. The hair, the dress, the boots. The smile. You can tell she's having a good time. And he is too adorable.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

For bridesmaids who don't fit the mold

Coffee Bean and Match Necklaces by OathNYC. Heart & Dagger Necklace by Bittersweets New York.

I'd be thrilled to get any of these for Valentine's day. (But a handmade card will be even better.)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Slammin' Custom Dresses

By Meghan Kinney of Meg.

Meghan made a kick-ass maid of honor dress for me last spring. My lady wasn't satisfied with the shades of green when we went into the store together. So Meg personally mailed new fabric swatches to each of us, and with her help we were able to make the decision from opposite coasts. In the end I got a one-of-a-kind dress I'll actually wear again (for about $225).

She has stores in NYC, LA, Toronto and Dublin. Go. (You might find something to wear on your honeymoon too...)

**Update: The LA store is sadly no longer, and I have not worn the green dress again.**

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Essential Ingredients for a DIY Bride

Here's to planning a wedding in the Year Of The Rat.
Happy New Year!

(Image courtesy of ratical)

Monday, February 4, 2008

F* Wedding Planning

This captures my mood today.

Kamp Photography of Winnipeg, Manitoba featured on Trash The Dress.