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. 

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Flowers: Current picks

Most of these arrangements have flowers suitable for winter weddings. Enjoy!

Calla lillies, billy buttons, freesia, green and white hydrangea, roses, tulips, ranunculus, and hypericum berries. 

Dahlias, hydrangea, veronica, cymbidium orchids, spray roses, acacia, lotus pods and monkey tails 

 Raw cotton, balsa wood flowers etc. I just have to 'eek!' out loud every time I see this wedding and all the gorgeous natural details.

Anemones, ranunculas etc

Ranunculas, roses, berries etc

Gypsophila (babies breath) which I think would make lovely bridesmaids bouquets when gathered with a beautiful ribbon.