Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Disney Princess Wedding Dresses!?!

For all you Disney die hard fans out there, I think this may be for you!... Disney princess inspired wedding dresses! Yep, that's right, Alfred Angelo is working with Disney to create wedding gowns inspired by the looks of the Disney princesses. Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo

via Coco Perez

I love all Disney movies and I grew up watching them every chance I could, but this doesn't neccessarily make me go gaga. These dresses are beautiful, don't get me wrong, but they don't really look like how they did in the movies.. although I don't know how many brides would actually buy them in their original style anyway, I mean look at Ariel's 80's poof sleeves! haha!

Ps. Thanks Crafty Chica for posting this on your facebook and giving me some inspiration! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Flowers Flowers Flowers

The next vendor I would like to book for our wedding is a florist. Before I start meeting with some I wanted to figure out what style of flowers I like best. So this weekend I put together a few pictures I found on various wedding blogs to take with me to the appointments and see which florist gets my vision the most. I am struggling to sum up my vision in a few words... I guess you could call it a romantic, vintage, spring garden wedding.

This first grouping is all bouquets- I like that they are more loose and airy (as opposed to tight balls of flowers) almost as if they were a bunch of wildflowers just picked fresh from a field. I tend to like bright colors vs. pastels. I think the bouquets are pretty when they look really organic with a few leaves sticking out from the bouquet too.

This next one I put together as inspiration for my centerpieces. I love the blue mason jar look. I think having these line the aisle way of the ceremony would be so beautiful. I also like the idea of having other eclectic random antique bottles with fresh flowers in them as well.

The next one is just another grouping of ideas that I liked.

I think I am armed and ready for meeting with the florists! I will have to let you know how it goes!

Friday, September 24, 2010

DIY Pillows & An Indoor/Outdoor Wedding

First of all I would like to show you these awesome handmade pillows I found on Style Me Pretty! They are super cute with the different love words spray painted on. This look can actually be achieved very easily on your own. All you need is some Tulip Fabric Spray Paint and Tulip Fabric Sticky Stencils and you've got yourself a great DIY project. For an alterative to doing this for your wedding you could make some for your bedroom or living room too! Check out the pillows Maya made at the I Love To Create Blog using Tulip Fashion Graffiti products for her bed! So fun!

...Now I would like to talk about how much I love the wedding that had these pretty pillows in it. They literally brought the indoors outdoor for such a beautiful effect...

"What do you do when you love the outdoors but want to get married in a church? You bring the church outdoors! That’s exactly what Cedarwood, an all-inclusive historic venue in Nashville, Tennessee does when they create their stunning Outdoor Cathedral. Ten foot Gothic church windows and antique carved solid Oak church pews set in a green summer meadow is a site to make anyone pause at the beauty of God’s handiwork." - Abby Larson @ Style Me Pretty

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

LOVE Monogram Mugs

I found this great idea at Style Me Pretty using the Anthropologie monogram mugs as decoration. The flowers are so pretty and the best part is that they spell out "LOVE". I really want to do this for my wedding.... Maybe they could go on the guest book table that I just bought (read last post). That would be so pretty!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekend Furniture Find!

This weekend my mom and I went to the Clovis Fest. It is a fun outdoor festival in the quaint little streets of Old Town Clovis. Vendors fill the streets to sell things like handmade crafts, fresh fruit, kettle corn, you name it. Best of all they start the day off with a hot air balloon launch... unfortunately by the time my mom and I got there they were long gone and we couldn't see them anymore.

The fun thing about Old Town Clovis is all the antique shops. I honestly had no idea how many there were until we started browsing through them... And I think I found a new love for antique shopping. I never really saw myself as an antique shopper. I always thought of antique shops as kinda smelly places filled to the brim with stuff that only grandmas would like. Well... I found out that not all of them are like that... sure they are sort of jam packed with lots of stuff and it does smell a little, but some of them are actually pretty organized and nice inside. I found myself picking out pieces in them that I could see myself purchasing someday for my home.

And I actually did purchase one piece!! I am so excited! I think it may be the first piece of furniture I have ever bought. It was sitting outside of a gift shop that was brought over from an antique store for displaying seasonal items. I asked if it was for sale and the lady said yes it is.... $250 but today we are marking it down half price to $125 because we don't want to have to haul it back over to the antique store. What a steal! Or at least I think it was. The lady said she thinks it dates back from the 30's. But anyway, here is a picture of my new find. Just imagine it without the pumpkins, etc on the top. So... what purpose will this piece serve, you ask? Well, I would like to use it first in my wedding, maybe as the guest book table. Can you picture it?... fresh flowers in a vase on top, maybe some iron letters of our initials resting next to it and the guest book sitting on top.... Then I had another idea, why not get two uses out of it? I thought it would be perfect in our new home. I have a house that I live in with roommates right now and Jon will be moving in with me when we get married and the roommates will be out. I am not quite sure where we are going to put this table in the house, but I have several ideas in mind already where I think it will look really nice.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Inspired by Vintage Brooch Bouquets

Today I would like to show you vintage brooch bouquets! This is for the bride who wants to add a unique DIY twist to their wedding. I am definitely a fresh flower girl, but I still find these so inspiring.

via Etsy seller 1amanda- original creator of the Vintage Brooch Bouquets

via Style Me Pretty

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wedding Color Palettes!

I found a great blog all about wedding color palettes! Every blog post shows a new inspiration of color. I am so happy I stumbled upon this little gem.

Here is the color palette I found to be most inspirational for my wedding. It is a really romantic color palette with aqua, chocolate brown, latte, and ivory...

...And the inpiration board to go with it. :)

Previously I thought my wedding colors would be turquoise and yellow, but after I found a bridesmaid dress that I loved in a latte color I began to to think maybe I wanted something different. Here is the dress. What do you think??

And here is the back of the dress... Isn't the bow in the back so cute?!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Engagement Session at the Happiest Place on Earth

I am IN LOVE with this engagement session!!! It is sooooo adorable. When I first came across it I was like, why didn't I think of that! Don't get me wrong, I am VERY happy with how Jon and my engagement session turned out, but I just got so inspired when I saw this one. Engagement session in Disney Land!!??? So fun! What better place for a happy couple to share their love in photos than at the Happiest Place on Earth!

I found the session at Bridal Bar Blog. Photos by Beautiful Day Photography. You can see the entire engagement session here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What's In a Name? That Which We Call a Rose...

..."What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself."
~ From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

To be honest I don't really know what this poem means, but when I went to write this blog the phrase, "What's in a name? that which we call a rose" came to mind. I guess I did remember something from my highschool English class after all!

Now to my point. Flowers actually have really cool meanings! Check out this site:
It tells you what each type of flower means. It would be kinda fun to choose the flowers in your wedding to go with your personalities and love for one another.

I found what they said about flower meanings on this site interesting:

Florigraphy - The study of flower meanings is an actual science known as florigraphy, and it reveals extra underlying meanings to sending or receiving flowers - subtle and secret messages can be passed through the different blooms.

History - It is believed that the flower language began in Turkey during the seventeenth century. Romantic lovers began using floral exchanges to convey emotional messages. In the Victorian era there was a rise in the popularity with this flower language. In England, dozens of dictionaries of "florigraphy" with their flower meanings were published during that period. Suitors carefully studied these guidebooks to select appropriate bouquets for their lovers and sweethearts.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Toppers Too!

Today I decided to look for my wedding cake topper! I immediatly went to Etsy to see what they had since I love DIY stuff and there had to be some cute ones there.

Look what I found! Soooo adorable!

I found this one on Etsy by bthanari. She customizes each pair to match your dress, hairstyle, etc!

Thes were on Etsy too! Very cute as well! These are by enchantedbelles.

For something a little different than the actual wedding couple, you could try little love birds as your cake topper! This designer, ItsAllTakingShape, found on Etsy says each topper she does is made custom to your liking. So you can change the color, add a hat and veil, etc.

This one I found hilarious! It's called Love Pinch. I found it at

I thought this one was funny too. Personally I wouldn't want them for my wedding cake, but to each his own. I found it on Etsy as well. The designer is Garden4Arts...

On a side note I went to the Emmy Award Gift Suite on Saturday and met the voice of Mrs. Potato Head from Toy Story, Estelle Harris. She is hilarious in person by the way! We got her to tie-dye with us. She was a crack up! Here's a pic of her with our Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit.