Somthing Old. Something New. Something Scary and Blue?

I am not really big on Halloween, but I did find something both scary and wedding related.

Malibu Betty is "color for the hair down there".

It might be fun as a bridal shower gag gift, but what do you say when his grandmother asks you about your "something blue"?


Why not make it pretty?

I know they say you won't ever touch your purse on the big day, but I've got to have somewhere to put my essentials.
Why not make it pretty?
This bag from dorchi's Esty shop is gorgeous. How cute would it look in raspberry satin with a subtle gold lining?


I Couldn't Help But Share

I've been pouring over all things wedding, and on the rare occasion it happens, it makes me smile to see a Black love on the big day. Kate Headley photographed Sonya and Janssen's gorgeous wedding and Elizabeth Ann Designs and The Bride's Cafe both posted about it. The photo on my blog is just a sneak peek. (Check out those orange shoes!)

Click here and here to see something simply gorgeous.


Guess who....

....has a wedding website!!! Whoo-hoo!
I am not sure why, but it feels all extra-official.
We shall release the address when it's all up and running.
Be on the look out.

(This post is for you, Diadem.)


The Big Send Off

So the reception comes to an end and its time to send off the bride and groom....

Sparklers? Nope. It's a daytime wedding.
Bubbles? *shrugs* They are fun for the young and young at heart, though.
Lavender? Mmm. Smells pretty.
Ribbon wands? Love, love, love the photos. Could totally DIY.

What do you think?


Gocco Goodness

I have yet to find an invitation in the color I really want, but I have discovered a new obsession- Gocco.

It's a little machine from Japan that is basically an at home screen printer.
What is the awesome thing about Gocco, you ask? It can make beautiful things like the photo to the left. And I could make a coordinated wedding stationary set.

Now, how will I go about getting one?

Sadly, the already made Gocco invites are too much for the student wedding budget, but check out more amazing Gocco'ed stationary at Ugly Kitty's Etsy Shop.


Just. Gorgeous.

I absolutely love this dress.
The color is delicious.


Sweetheart vs. Traditional Table (vs. Harvest Table)?

Our venue typically has the "sweetheart" setup - where the bride and groom sit at a table all to themselves, but I've been wondering if that's the best way to go for our reception.

Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly on sweetheart tables.

It might encourage people to come talk to us, since they won't have to fight with a table of our bestest friends. (And with a ton of out-of-town guests, it will allow us to spend time with more of our guests!)

Our wedding party could sit with their dates. Because there is no way 7 guys, 7 gals, and 14 dates can sit at one head table. (Plus, the dateless attendants won't feel left out.)

Maybe a few moments of "alone time" on our big day.
We have to be separated from the people who we wanted to witness our wedding the most: the bridal party.

What The Wedding Fairy at Don't Be That Bride calls the "Nutcracker Effect". Essentially, like Clara and the Prince in the Nutcracker, your guests shy away from talking to you and don't get to share in your new found joy.

So while researching, I came across the "harvest table". Apparently, this is a Midwest thing where you put an oval shaped (made up of two rectangular tables placed side by side, with semi-circular tables on either end) table in the center of the room. That way you are still "separate" from the rest of the room, but are also accessible to all of your friends and family.

So what's the verdict? Sweetheart, head or "harvest"?


Possible DIY Projects

If anyone knows me, they know I love to create and "beautify".

What better place to beautify other than my wedding?

Here is my current potential DIY list...

  • save the dates.
  • invitations.
  • RSVP cards.
  • guestbook.
  • escort cards.
  • table numbers.
  • and a few other surprises.

Am I being too ambitious? Any advice?


Pretty Pretty Pictures

What's been on my "wedding mind" lately? Photography.
Here is an endearing engagement shoot for your viewing pleasure.


Lights, Camera, Action!!!

Houston, we have a photographer!
Now, what to wear in the engagement photos?

My vision (yes, I know I'm being dramatic) is "date night in the city".
Here are some options.

I like this one, but it sort of looks like she just came from the (fashionable) office.

This color is juicy!

I'd wear this one with a bright colored cardigan and fun shoes for color.

What do you think? Please feel free to send recommendations!

photos from victoria's secret