Friday, May 29, 2009

i love summer fridays

i have the day off today (love short weeks!) so i'm off to enjoy it. well, i will be slaving away at the sewing machine completing our wedding invitations. yippee! here is some loveliness i enjoyed this week. have a wonderful weekend!

Rosalie's tea party inspired invitations

This post-elopement engagement session

Lots of twinkling

A week filled with this amazing beachfront celebration

A fantastic backdrop

My discovery of this fabulous shop via parcel post

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

details & some fluffy ranunculus'

amorology's heather balliet and her team always crafts such beautiful weddings, and the wedding of yia & saul is no exception. the soft palette of peach, grapefruit, and hints of chocolate & kraft brown mixed with splashes of marigold make the whole wedding slightly rustic, but in a very delicate, romantic way. and courtney over at flush designs created the amazing paper goods - the invitations, menus & kraft favor tags. i really love all the little details of this wedding, they made it so special!
i love the kraft table numbers of courtney's that yia & saul used for their tablescapes. do you think i could make it would work for 30+ tables ; ) and the vintage inspired frames for the menus are nice touch, i may borrow that! the amazing flowers ( i love ranunculus!) were all done by paula from rae florae. aren't they splendid, i love the combination of textures!
yia & saul had fontaine su from paloma images as they're fantastic photographer. she did an amazing job of capturing the special moments and elements of the day.

a wedding... and hay bales

i'm not sure if i could find anyone out there who wouldn't agree with me on this one, but tec petaja is one pretty fantastic photographer! have you checked out his latest? well, here's a sampling, along with a bevy of amazing talent, this "wedding" is one i wish i could attend. 

p.s. tec's lovely wife chelsea (Oh My Deer) made the fantastic hairpieces and joy thigpen was on hand for prop styling from Anthropologie (which explains why i LOVE the tablescapes!)

i think this one is my favorite! 
check out the details.. the dessert plates, vintage fans, the framed photos, the lighted trees...
 and the tables! 
i ADORE them! so festive and shabby chic. 

all photos via tec petaja

delphine manivet

i already have my dress - there's really no turning back at this point with three months to go. but check out the GORGEOUS designs from the extremely talented Delphine Manivet. although she is based in paris, i would consider making the trip ; ) her work is simply stunning!  feminine, unique, and slightly ethereal. these are a few of my favorites (especially Sacha), but check out her site for more loveliness. 

Monday, May 25, 2009

we've made it back from our first wedding shower with my fiance's family. bridal showers are a funny thing, aren't they? i didn't know all of the people there, but they knew my fiance's family and still showed up to celebrate with us. which i love, but at the same time it certainly makes for some awkward moments during gift opening (plus, i'm not one who enjoys being the center of attention)

but alas, i'm back. and completely overwhelmed by my google reader!

of course i already found one great idea i plan on trying out, since i have to get some thank you notes in the mail. check the tutorial out here. they would make great thank you notes, don't you think? who knew those security envelopes could be so cool?
found via iDIY

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

headed out

i thought i could do it, but its crazier than i expected, so ... i'm taking the week off! we have an event this entire week at work then the fiance and i are headed west for our first shower! (yes it's coed) how exciting!

so rather than letting you think i abandoned you, i'll leave you with my newest bit of centerpiece inspiration from here . seriously, who ISN'T in love with that entire wedding?  see you tuesday : ) 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

i will always love you

no, i'm not quoting whitney houston - but rather the amazing don hejny. you see, our first dance song was the VERY first thing my fiance and i came across -- and have stuck with it this entire time. (that's a big deal for discerning brides, i'm sure several of you can relate)

so here it is, what do you think?

if you'd like to check out more from don hejny, click over here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

happy friday

loving this wedding over on Vintage Glam today. LOVING it! I may have to recreate the guest book table for my own wedding. Go check it out. 

p.s. isn't that engagement photo just the cutest? all shot by their awesome photographer (and friend) Kristina Goudey

UPDATE: Insight into the AWESOME invites and extra photos over on iDIY... ugh so perfect to end the week with ; ) 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

i love public transportation

i've had a thing for engagement shoots lately... maybe because i've regretted never getting engagement photos taken of jon and i. do you think it's strange to plan a shoot three months before the wedding?

ah, that's another topic! today's amazing session comes from kelty at steep street musings. i love her mix of vivid colors and soft tones. I especially love her latest engagement shoot with nick and laine. maybe it's because they're story is similar to my own - with the whole public transportation thing ; )
this session just looks like one of those "best days". (you know when you think, "that was just the BEST day") -- tons of fun, completely happy, relaxed and comfy, and head over heels in love.

go check out kelty's blog to see the rest of this awesome day... there is so much more!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


part two

i was walking past city hall today on my way to work.. and they had just cut the lawn. ohhh how i miss the smell of freshly cut grass! as you can see, i'm still yearning for some big ol' fields and fresh air. so part two comes from eric j photography featuring the seriously adorable couple cynthia & armando . 

i want to trade places with them... right now. 

p.s. sorry for so many pics - i just couldn't choose. go check out the rest right over here

Monday, May 11, 2009

wide open spaces

i've been itching for wide open spaces, green grass, bright blue skies and lots of fresh air. nyc just doesn't provide much of any of that! but to get me through monday, this gorgeous engagement shoot will do. shot by he & she photography in gorgeous san juan capistrano, the lovely couple eric & nikki, are making me wish i was in their place right now.
the light - and editing are really beautiful!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

sylvie gil & barndiva

check out this gorgeous wedding! the wedding of debbie & albert took place at barndiva in northern california and was shot by the amazing photographer, sylvie gil.

barndiva is an amazing venue, known for their customized menus full of local ingredients from sustainable farmers and food purveyors across california. food is their speciality, but their venue is amazing! i love the mix of vintage, old world pieces to create a space that is extremely inviting and romantic.

Friday, May 8, 2009

wedding balloons

we've all seen engagement balloons but for whatever reason people don't seem to include balloons in their wedding or even as props in their couple shots. I mean, why not? Look at how lovely and fun they can be!