Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wedding Flower Homework: Rustic & Vintage Accents

I've made it to the next step in my wedding planning process, yes, you've guessed it! Flowers. I'm on the lookout for vendors so I figured it would be smart to start doing my homework. I absolutely love rustic and vintage wedding bouquets, but I had no clue what those little green and earthy looking accents were called. Luckily for you I did my homework, so hopefully you don't have to. These are some of my favorite bouquet accents, and the best part is that most of them are for all seasons so you don't have to worry about them wilting in your hot August wedding (like me...).

1. Aged Lotus Pods 
I admit, at first glance these dark brown shell like plants look kind of creepy, but when mixed with a bunch of lush flowers, they create a hard/ soft combo that's a perfect vintage rustic pairing. 

2. Dusty Miller 
These grayish blue leaves couldn't be prettier, and their texture looks great against soft light colored flowers. I would love to have these in my bouquet or in the groomsmen boutineers (like below). They are almost exactly the shade of blue I want in our wedding, so it seem like it's meant to be if you ask me. 

3. Scabiosa Pods 
These pods are adorable, they almost look fuzzy to me, which I love because I want to our flowers to have a mixture of different textures. It also brings in the green accent while still being softer than other natural looking plants like the aged lotus pods.  

4. Succulents 
I love these things, I think they're so pretty, and I like the strange texture they seem to have, almost rubbery. I also think their pale greenish blueish color couldn't be more spot on for what I'd like at my wedding.

Image Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

For all you slackers that didn't study for the test, here's a rustic/ vintage bouquet accent "cheat sheet." You're welcome!

Until next time!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

High "Pinterestations" & Save The Dates

Dear Pinterest,

Please stop making me feel inadequate with your postings of "handmade" "diy" weddings. Yes. I get it. The bride was so savvy she sewed together one billion little baggies for sunflower seed favors and signed each of the bags with her font like perfect handwriting. Yes, I know this bride also has a full time job and raises a family of orphaned children on the side. But her life isn't hard like mine pinterest! She doesn't have to watch two seasons of Games of Thrones in a 48hr period! And she doesn't have to get distracted and scroll tumblr until she reaches the bottom of the internet. She ain't me pinterest. She ain't me....


A bride-to-be suffering from some seriously high "pinterestations" (high expectations brought about by too much time spent on pinterest)

In other news, here are some "Save The Date" Idea's worth saving...

1. I like this one because of the picture being placed within the letters, its modern but still very rustic because of the flower detail (Plus it has our initials... so that's pretty awesome). 

2. I love the white space around the picture on this save the date, it gives enough space to have whatever you would like to above the picture as far as text and graphics.

3. I like their outfits, and the font is super cute. Plus the yellow detail, their yellow clothing, the fall leaves it goes together perfectly. 

4. I love this one because their faces are partially cut off from the picture, that sounds weird.. there is probably some really smart graphic design or photography term for that... but whatever it is, I like it. 

5. I like this because it makes me laugh, because this is pretty much my life right now. 
 Until next time!

Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dresses That Are Like... Really Pretty

I'm too tired to be witty, so I'll just say that this post has more pictures of bridesmaids dresses and some images of what I'd like my wedding dress to look like. You're probably thinking "oh snap! she better not let her fiancé see that!" but the chances of him checking my blog are similar to the chances of him sitting down for a "Real Housewives" of whatever city or county marathon (okay... I'm never too tired to be witty).

Here are some amazeballs dresses from ASOS my sister sent me:

So I'm obsessed with Claire Pettibone dresses, you can find them here. 

And the best part is they're a steal at only a bazzillion dollars!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mix & Match : Bridesmaid Dresses

I absolutely freaking love when bridesmaids wear the same but different outfits! You know like the same color story but different shapes and designs. I'm lucky that all of my bridesmaids have impeccable style and won't have trouble finding great dresses that meet the color scheme... not that they are fully aware of the fact that they'll be picking their own dresses.. with my guidance and slight supervision. Also, my sister happens to be an expert in the realm of fashion merchandizing and such. So here are some ideas of what I'd like for the dresses to look.

How its been done before:

Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Here's some ideas from ASOS using our color scheme:

Hopefully this is a good place to start. Until next time.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Weddings Aren't Easy (And Other First World Problems...)

People who design weddings are awesome, cause it ain't easy.

It may look easy on pinterest. A candle there, a flower here some stationary in the corner and BAM! You're done. But theory is a lot less accurate than the tedious effort and humbling hardships that come with practice.

But alas, our wedding is coming together.

It's like a game of ping pong, a slightly annoying back and forth. Starts in my mind with a great idea, then searching the interwebs to see if it's a possibility. But slowly and surely the picture in my brain is becoming clearer. So, without further adieu, here's one step closer to having the wedding in my head fully realized...

1. Garland, Banners and Kraft, oh my!: I've already mentioned that I love the idea of CD's as wedding favors and I especially love these CD sleeves with the blush pink banner and arrow detail and the green garland adds a rustic touch. I don't know if I'd want our names spelled out or if I'd like it to just say E+K. 

2. Little Brass Figurines: How cute is this owl right? I think figurines would look great as table decor or as part of table centerpieces. Plus, I would totes keep these after the wedding to decorate our house, which is two owls with one stone (get it? owls.)

3. Feathers: Again with the feathers. I like the idea of tying them to the invitations with twine. Cool right? Yeah... I thought so.

4. Invitations: This invitation below is a whole lot of pretty wrapped in rustic with a kick of bohemian. Call it was it is. Awesome. I'd probably get rid of the deer.. cute but not us. But I'd keep the flower and garland detail on the invitation (note it goes well with the CD cover above). I also like the banner detail, but maybe it could go blush (note, CD above... again) and have a feather or two in the twine (note, image directly above). I'm starting to see how the blush, green and kraft go together well, especially when there is white text.

Now that the decor is coming together, I think its time to put a wee bit more focus on the exact wedding colors and the dresses and suits for the bridal party. It is also time to chow down on some cheerios, cause when my financé isn't home for dinner I eat like a toddler.

Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pretty Inspiring

It's February, which means we're 205 days away from the big day. There is so much to do, book and plan before August, not to mention that work and life have to be dealt with as well. Thankfully, looking at and blogging pretty inspiring things for our wedding is always a nice break from the chaos that is life right now. So here's what I dug up on the web today: 

Rustic Chic Wedding Attire: Love the light blue suit with blush flower boutonniere, and the lace dress. All of the wedding details in this rustic chic wedding are to die for, they can all be found here.

Lace One Sleeve Dress: How pretty is this lace number? Not to mention the gorgeous rustic vintage bouquet! 

Bridesmaid Dresses: From the same wedding... I adore the neutral color of the bridesmaid dresses, especially since they are all different but go together seamlessly. Plus, you get a full view of that to die for lace dress. More details can be found here.

Rustic Bouquet: Another awesome bouquet find! This one has light blue and blush accents which I think would be perfect for our wedding. See more of this wedding here.