June 2010 Archive

A Vintage Wedding
Jason and Anna Photography
No joke, I gasped when I saw this wedding. And I gasped quite loudly for a variety of reasons.

First off, there are so many elements to this wedding that will be used at my own so seeing them in such beautiful photos really made my heart skip a few beats. The Anthro mugs that spell out LOVE, the bulldog in a tux, the vintage chalkboards, the lace bridal gown, the ultra chic bridesmaids, and vintage colour scheme; I feel like this wedding is a peek into what I can only imagine our wedding day will look like! I also totally shrieked when I saw the brides chunky statement necklace. And her bouquet. And the cake. O.K. I’ll shut up now, honestly words don’t do justice to the incredible photos taken by Jason and Anna Photography. Scroll on blogettes, and enjoy the wedding goodness!

Jason and Anna Photography
Jason and Anna Photography
Jason and Anna Photography

The entire bridal party is just darling, no? Between those pale pink dresses in various styles and the slate gray suits, these people look like they walked straight off the pages of a magazine spread. What a beautiful bride too. I love her cardigan. It looks like an Anthro piece.

Jason and Anna Photography
Jason and Anna Photography
Jason and Anna Photography

The best part of it all? This couple looks like the truly are the bestest of friends in life and like I’ve said before isn’t that what a marriage is all about anyways? For more of the stunning images check out the original feature on Style Me Pretty. Hopefully your Monday is going lovely everyone xo lots of love

Jason and Anna Photography
A Gorgeous So-Cal Wedding
Aaron-Delesie-Wedding-1

Uhm really? Could this wedding be any more perfect in every single way? When the ever-so-fabulous Aaron Delesie let me know I could feature this on my site I was beyond thrilled; I have had this wedding bookmarked on my computer since it was originally featured on Style Me Pretty. I constantly look at it over and over again because it represents my vision of dreamy, romantic and utterly perfect wedding day. (P.S. her ring is so unique, I adore it.)

Aaron Delesie Wedding
Aaron Delesie Wedding
Aaron Delesie Wedding
Aaron Delesie Wedding

Isn’t the venue fabulous? Everything from the Chiavari chairs to the centerpieces vases and florals to even the cake and the brides dress, tie into this simplistic yet vintage glamour vibe. It radiates nothing but love and sweetness to me.

Aaron Delesie Wedding

Make sure to check out Aaron’s site for more fabulous inspiration and be prepared to be blown away. I on the other hand, am off to work 25+ hours this weekend on top or addressing all of our wedding invites and trying to make these silly eyes feel somewhat better. Sorry I have been so MIA lovelies! I’ve just been a tad sleepy and very very (ohmygoshvery) busy. See you on Monday xo
Our Guests Will Drink In Style
Straws
My newest wedding project? A lovely little drink set up to greet our guests when they head to the bar at our wedding. There will be one of our chalkboard signs that I made detailing the bride and groom’s fave drinks. Then in a gorgeous little vintage glass, we will have some gray and white striped straws like pictured above. And my goodness I searched high and low for these and finally found a craft supplier that let us preorder 200 of these beauties! Kisforcalligraphy makes adorable stickers that are similar to the ones that read Liz Hearts Chris. I think Rbs hearts Apb would be cute and putting them on a handful of straws would be just darling. I was also thinking Team Groom and Team Bride stickers could be cute; but we may need more Team Bride straws than the Groom ones right Andrew? :) Have a splendid weekend everyone! xo
DIY Vintage Framed Chalkboard Signs
Lovely
Lemonade anyone? A few months backs, I ordered some vintage frames off of Etsy for a wedding project I had in mind. However, once the frames arrived I didn’t quite see them working the way I had originally envisioned. Stumped on what to do with them, the fabulous Apb suggested turning them into chalkboard signs to use at our wedding. Genius, right? Why didn’t I think of that?
Matt
So we asked my neighbor Matt, to cut us some wood inserts that would fit in each of the 5 different sized frames. Matt just finished high school and is an amazing wood worker heading off to study carpentry at college. He cut the inserts out of Masonite in about 10 minutes and did a perfect job rigt out of his workshop in his garage; he made it look so easy!
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You want to make sure you have the following supplies as well; your inserts and frames of course, regular old chalk to write messages on your signs, scissors to trim the ribbon if you plan to add ribbon to your frames to hang them, glue to adhere the inserts to the backs on the frames, a screwdriver to remove any nails or hooks inserted in the back of the frames, and last but not least chalkboard paint. I used the spray kind from Michaels as opposed to paint you use a brush with and it worked well. I sprayed 2-3 layers of paint on each insert and still have a little under half a can left.
Supplies
After spraying each wood insert with a few coats of paint, you want to let them dry for at least 24 hours before writing on the boards and gluing them into the frames. You can use the screwdriver to remove any little pieces from the back of the frame. Once you have waited to let the pieces dry, you will run some glue along the edges of the inside tray on the frame (where the glass usually sits). Plop in your insert, press down to get the glue to stick and voila! You have a new chalkboard sign :) If you want to use ribbon for hanging or decorative purposes you can glue that onto the frames while the inserts are drying. You know, kill two birds with one stone kind of thing…

StepbyStep
I think we will use two of the frames at our bar; one to tell guests about our signature drink and the other to have a cute little message like Apb loves Rbs (or Rbs loves Apb, we will see :) I have ordered some vintage striped straws and think they will look smashing in a nice cup beside the signs. Plus they will spice up everyone’s drinks, no?
Final Product!
I think another one will go on a cruiser table beside the door to the patio (where the ceremony is taking place), that will say “Cards and Guestbook” and here will be our birdcages, guestbook and a flower arrangement. Then one will most likely go on our dessert dresser and perhaps one by the flower petals set up but that’s a whole other DIY project I have in store for you :) Have a fabulous rest of the weekend loves! xo
Bridal Shower Goodness
With less than four months until my big day (ohmygoodnessimexcited!), that means somewhere between now and then, I should be having some sort of a bridal shower. Now, typically the bride’s Maid of Honour throws such a celebration, no? Well I don’t happen to have a Maid of Honour. And in fact my bridesmaids are scattered all over Canada and the US. One bridesmaid is in Michigan, one in New York, one in Denver and one a couple hours from here; needless to say, whether or not a shower and no matter the distance I really miss my girls and hope we can get together somehow before the 24th.
I remember seeing this bridal shower on Style Me Pretty and was completely blown away by the loveliness overload. The fact that the bride’s Matron of Honour hired an event planner and photographer to help make the shower extra special really touched my heart. Grace, the bride-to-be, is such a lucky little lady who is obviously very very loved (and super adorable, I love her expression when she walks into the room!) And Chenin; you are a photography wonder. Jeannie from Details Details? You are invited to my bridal shower, please say you’ll be there.

Bridal Shower Goodness
Bridal Shower Goodness
Bridal Shower Goodness
Bridal Shower Goodness


Happy Monday, my gorgeous friends! Hope your day was spectacular xo