Monday, March 31, 2008

Groom Style: The Well-Dressed Rebel

A GQ guide to breaking the rules. That's what I'm talking about!

(Photos: Ben Watts)

Queen Anne's Lace for the bride and groom!

I'm digging this Queen Anne's Lace boutonniere Martha B. posted on Nibs. Also digging this look on the groom. (From the British Wedding magazine.)

I emailed Kathryn at Snippet & Ink to get her advice about a matching bouquet and she sent me a slew of pictures. This one from The Bloomery is my favorite.

Thank you, ladies!

VeraMeat Rings

Lovely Rose Ring and Pirate Love Ring by VeraMeat on etsy. I think these are pretty, and super cool.

Also check out her Shot Gun Sally necklace, modeled by Amy Sedaris.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Indoor picnic by Emily Thompson

Wouldn't this be fabulous for a boho-meets-Alice-in-Wonderland spring wedding?

Tablescape by renegade floral designer Emily Thompson. How-to at Time Out New York.

(Photos: Roxana Marroquin)

More Vintage Wedding Dresses (at a different price point)

From The Frock. Seriously, if you're spending the money, why not go vintage Dior? You won't see your dress in anybody else's wedding pictures.

(My favorite is the Taffeta and tulle. Why am I having these ballerina urges?)

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Fusionistas

Rock show, cabaret performance, or boho wedding. Take your pick. Spread from last Sunday's New York Times Magazine. Follow the link for all the details on the models and designers. (Yes, that's Julian, er Sean, Lennon!)

I love the high tops with the suit. And the enormous headpiece! I'm noticing a trend.

(Photos: Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton)

Scottish Street Wear: Oddities

Speaking of hot guys from Edinburgh, check out Oddities, a contemporary label "inspired by the wilds of the north." Hands-down the coolest store I found when I was there. You've got to visit their site to appreciate the Nature Collage Tie.

(Images from Oddities)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pale Pink Sneakers

Posted today by The Sartorialist. My groom would look slammin' in those...

Insanely Beautiful Lamp from Moss

It's white goose feathers on a steel frame, but doesn't it look like a peony? At Moss (hold your breath before you look at the price).

This one's for you, Peonies and Polaroids.

(Image courtesy of Moss)

Bride Lust: Shoes by Sigerson Morrison and Stella McCartney

Metallic "Liquid" Silver Leather with Rafia by Sigerson Morrison at Sigerson Morrison and Satin T-Strap Sandal by Stella McCartney at Barneys New York.

Now it's time to get a grip.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Groom Style (Part II)

For a more summery feel.... Etro and Hickey Freeman at Barneys New York. And Paul Smith (again).

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Groom Style (Part I)

I found a little inspiration on Wallpaper.... Jil Sander and Burberry Prorsum from Milan Fashion Week, Paul Smith from Paris Fashion Week.

FH and I found his dream suit today for $200 at the West Hollywood Wasteland. It's Jil Sander, and it fits him like a glove. Now we get to think about shirt and tie and shoes!

I've got to give props to West Hollywood. We're die-hard east-siders, but I found my dress at Meg and now here's the suit.

(Images from Wallpaper.)

Vintage Wedding Dresses (Part III)

And finally... the ebay search of dresses in the 1977-1989 (Punk, New Wave, 80s) category. These two are currently under $40. (And yes, the one on the right is beaded!!)

Just trying to encourage everybody to think outside the Dave's Bridal/Vera Wang box. There are so many unique dresses out there.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Vintage Wedding Dresses (Part II)

Here's what my ebay search of 1965-76 (Mod, Hippie, Disco) turned up. (Still under $100.)

Vintage Wedding Dresses (Part I)

These came from an ebay search of New Look-Early 60s. (All are currently under $100!) The orchids I found under vintage millinery flowers.

Would someone please buy the ballerina dress and report back to me? I'm freaking out about how great it is.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

das kaninchen (the bunny)

Happy Easter! Das kaninchen on etsy.

Dream Wedding Flats

Glitter Ballerina and Flower Ballet Flat by Lanvin, Peep Toe Ballet Flat by Miu Miu at Barneys New York.

I'm gonna dance at my wedding!

Friday, March 21, 2008

52 Nights Unplugged (Reprise)

5 weeks ago, I made a pledge to unplug. No computer, no tv screen, for one full night each week.

I have not done this. Not at all. I think I made it two hours the first night...

But bolstered by Ariel Meadow Stallings and further inspired by Mark Bittman's piece in The New York Times, I'm determined to try again.

Tonight, and every Friday night for a year, I will UNPLUG! I will go to dinner with my FH (or my Husband!) I will meet my friends for drinks. I will read a book, go for a walk, spend some quality time with my neighbor's cat.

Bittman actually shuts down Friday evening and stays unplugged all day Saturday. He calls it a “secular Sabbath." Could I handle this??

(Image by Jeremy Szuder)

Rust Belt at Supermarket

Knottedrush ring and necklace by Rust Belt at Supermarket. (I think this would make a sweet, simple wedding band...)

More to look at on Rust Belt's site.

(Images from Supermarket)

Samoy Lenko at the Supermarket

Check out these dresses by Samoy Lenko I found on Supermarket (also a wealth of jewelry and housewares by indie designers).

Rehearsal dinner anyone?

(All Images by Marc McAndrews from Samoy Lenko's website)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Engagement Spoon? from catbird

I've been investigating ethnic wedding traditions, and the sweetest one yet is the Welsh lovespoon: a precursor to the engagement ring carved in wood by a young man and presented to his sweetheart as a token of his affection and/or betrothal, originating in Wales in the 17th century. The handle of the spoon is often intricately decorated, and the symbols hold meaning. According to the glossary here, a heart means, "my heart is yours, love."

My FH has a little Welsh blood, and I've hinted that he ought to get whittling, but no dice. Wouldn't this demitasse necklace from catbird (complete with rose cut diamond) be a smokin' alternative?

Vintage Shrugs

My super-crafty bridesman has agreed to knit a shrug to go over my dress! We found inspiration (and cheap vintage patterns) on ebay.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ashley Anna Brown's Fern Animals

I saw this real wedding post on eco-chic weddings and had to investigate the birdie cake-topper. The Indie Wedding Guide led me to Fern Animals by Ashley Anna Brown, and her etsy shop.

Ashley does custom. What about a non-avian cake topper, people? You could get dogs or cats or lions with antlers!

(All images from Ashley Anna Brown's blog)