Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tears of Joy

This brings tears to my eyes...

And so do these...

So sorry I have been rather absent as of late, been enjoying some QT with fam & friends but I will be back at it very soon. I hope you all have a fabulous New Year!

Photo Credit: Kellie Kano (A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let's Get Crafty: Yellow Page Flowers by Jesi Haack

I just adore Newport, CA based wedding planner Jesi Haack. I came across a gorgeous wedding she designed on the Wedding Chicks blog and I've been hooked ever since. Check out this fun paper flower DIY project Jesi featured on her blog a while back. She used pages from, well, the Yellow Pages and the result is stinkin' cute. Here's my version using last week's newspaper and some tissue paper from my craft closet...

These would be adorable strung across your head table, or dangling behind your desserts as a sweet, fluffy backdrop....

Check out Jesi's super-easy-how-to directions on her lovely blog.

Photo Credit: Wheat Blossom Weddings

Monday, December 14, 2009

Random Monday

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Some good news: my camera has been MIA for the past 2 weeks, hence the lack of blog posts. On to the good news... it has been found! My God son has been holding it captive in Seattle... okay, he's only 8 months old and incapable of such things, but I did leave it in his home during our last visit :) I'm pretty sure we leave something behind everytime we visit their home, but usually its just a sock or something. I like to look at it as leaving a little piece of me everywhere I go, but I digress.

I was introduced to a new term in the wedding world the other day. It's a bit naughty so I will type it small in case you have little ones who enjoy sitting on your lap while you flip through your favorite blogs.... wedding porn! Hope you can read that, from now on I will refer to said term as "WP". Here's a definitition in case you're as concerned/confused as I was...

WP - magazines, web sites, and planning books related to throwing a wedding that are concealed from the unwitting intended groom, lest he freak out.
Let's use it in a sentence: "My boyfriend is coming down for the weekend, I'd better stash the WP under the bed"
Thanks to my friend Molly for introducing me to WP. Molls and I have been good friends since junior high and has known of my WP addiction for years... thanks for feeding it, love!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Style Board: Sugar, Sugar

Get your winter wedding wheels a turnin'...

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Photo Credit:
Burlap Pillow: Alice's Looking Glass, Etsy
Joy Banner: Alice's Looking Glass, Etsy
Chandelier: Once Wed (Bonus: It's a DIY!)
Acorn Spools: Alice's Looking Glass, Etsy
Cake: Martha Stewart Weddings
Dress: Melissa Sweet, via Martha Stewart Weddings

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pretty little freeby from the Wedding Chicks!

The Wedding Chicks are giving away a GORGEOUS honeymoon robe and babydoll from Cosabella! Cosabella is known for their sexy (yet comfy!) lingerie, swim wear and everyday apparel. 

Entering the competition is simple: visit the Wedding Chicks blog and leave a comment about what you would love to have from Cosabella as a new bride. Enter as many times as you want! Oh, to be a bride again.... this is what I would pick:

Her name is Gretchen. She's simple, sweet and doubles as your (secret) something blue.

Photo Credit: