Saturday, May 29, 2010

Inspiration board

Home dreaming

I just bought the top two prints by Peggy Wolf Design on Etsy, but think the two below would go with them just perfectly. Hopefully we can put them up somewhere in our new place..

Phoenix and I still have different ideas on what our home will be like. He thinks it'll be a proper house with multiple rooms and massive sound system; I think it's more likely to be a smallish one-bedroom apartment or studio.

At the moment I'm trying to figure out what furniture & other homey things we need to get, as well as what I already have that can be used.

Also facing the dilemma of what to do when a yet-to-be-engaged friend has so many similar wedding ideas (that she constantly shares with us). Do I tell her I was thinking of doing the same thing, or just modify my original plans a bit so it doesn't seem like I'm copying her?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wedding Inspiration: Irina Graewe

Looking through the archives on EatDrinkChic the other day, I found the wonderful work of Irina Graewe. Many of her interiors images could be used as inspiration for wedding decor.

Paper doily stencils.
Spray down a paper runner as 'coasters' or place settings.

Old willow pattern plates with bright cutlery and stencilled initials for place settings.

Stack of love letters, sheet music of meaningful songs etc on a table with the guestbook.

Brightly patterned umbrellas for bridesmaids to use instead of parasols. Or to shade tables at an outdoor reception.

Mismatched chairs and patchwork table cloth with crystal glassware and lots of fresh flowers for an intimate dinner reception.

More mismatched chairs, and cutout paper garlands.

Delicate vintage china and antique silver spoons for a tea party.

Glass tea and coffee pots, decanters of dessert wines for after-dinner celebrations. This would look gorgeous with masses of candles.

Empty frames on a paper backdrop for guests to write messages in or to display seating plans.

All images by Irina Graewe

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Decorations: Floral

Since marigolds aren't in season for our wedding, we're thinking of stringing garlands of fabric/tissue paper substitutes along the backs of the reception chairs. 

These strings of silk flower petals/cotton bolls would look great over the table to add some height. The best thing is they can be made well in advance like the garlands.

Absolutely love the floral 'specimens' by Kristen (The Treasured Petal) and Angel. And who would've thought the 'Milk & Honey' tablescape by Paige and Kelly was inspired by the first time John Lennon and Yoko Ono met? I don't know what those little hanging orbs are called, but I need to get my hands on some :) 

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This dress..

..keeps popping up everywhere these days. 

It's a Vera Wang, from a few seasons back I think. Would love to incorporate some of that draping into my own dress, but then I'd need to rethink the fitted lace back I've been imagining.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Flowers: Ruby Slipper

I think I've finally found the perfect florist! 

Ruby Slipper describes their style as "girly and vintage with a freshly 'hand-picked from the garden' feel". They show just a few bouquets on their site but enough to get a good idea of their style. 

Plus they have a selection of props including vintage teacups! Find them here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Amy Osaba

Just what I've been looking for.

from here

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

{Indian} Tents and Sweets

I don't know how my train of thought got there, but I started looking for Indian-style indoor marquees today. Vaguely remembering Raj Tents I looked them up only to find that they're yet another amazing America. 

But then I found the Australian Indian Weddings site which led me to a treasure trove of mandaps (Hindu wedding tents) and Indian sweets. (The only ones I've tried so far are Gulab Jamun, and I absolutely love them!)

I can't wait to try out the sweets at Billu's Eatery and Maya Sweet soon.

And here's a different take on a wedding mandap with the theme 'The Beatles go to India" from snippet&ink.


Listening to Jon Foreman's Fall & Winter, an engagement present from Dan.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Etsy {Wedding}

dainty lace necklaces and vintage shoes by treeandkimball

paisley necktie from fabricana

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The dress: Part 1: Inspiration

The look I'm going for with the altered version of my mom's dress is vintage, flowy, elegant and delicate.

Here's the dress as it is at the moment with ruffles, long sleeves (not shown) and lovely ribbon and lace at the hem. I never wanted an ivory dress; I always pictured myself in pure white, but it's grown on me and I think it captures the vintage spirit we're going for.

And here's a bit of dress inspiration:

silhouette: unknown

lace back: Claire Pettibone

lace back: Pnina Tornai

silhouette and waist detailing: Vera Wang

I'm thinking of replacing the ruffles with some sort of lace detail like this at the neckline.