There are so many personal and meaningful ways to do the “Something Old, Something New” tradition in your wedding. But I have to admit that my favorite is “something blue,” which is why I had five somethings blue!
The hanky was vintage and given to me by my mother. She clipped special momentos to it to represent my loved ones who weren’t at my wedding but with me in spirit (my father’s wedding band, and something that belonged to my grandmother and grandfather) and I wrapped it around my bouquet.
The keys were wedding presents. The larger key and necklace were my wedding day gift from my husband, and the smaller key was a gift from my brother…and it was a total coincidence that they both happened to give me keys (and I wear them together every day!). From Tiffany & Co.
The garter was made by Julianne Smith, otherwise known as Garter Girl who makes classy and beautiful garters. I loved it, and even though I didn’t do a garter toss, I think it was fun to know I was wearing one and to have as a keepsake for later.
The dress label was one of my favorite touches. It had my name with both my maiden name and my new last name and wedding date, and I had my tailor sew it into my dress under my Melissa Sweet dress label. It was made for me by etsy seller Dana Marie Creations.
The thong is light blue and is from Hanky Panky, and are the most comfy thongs ever!
My husband and I watched the movie Bright Star over the weekend, and in addition to being a well told, acted, and directed film (it tells the true story of the three-year romance between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne), it was a beautiful visual inspiration. Every scene, whether shot in a field of wildflowers or set in an English kitchen, was shot so beautifully. Everything was just so pretty.
Images from the film Bright Star, written and directed by Jane Campion
I thought that styling a wedding based on the film would make for a breathtaking day. Here is the inspiration board interpretation I created based on Bright Star.
Living in So Cal, succulents have become a staple in my attempts at “gardening” (a.k.a. two small window boxes). They are easy to take care of and require little maintenance or water, and are always visually pleasing.
Succulents are being seen more and more in weddings and from these photos it is easy to see why.
While doing several drafts of an inspiration board for a client this week, I created the board below, and while it isn’t the one the client was looking for, it is the one I am the most drawn to. I love the color palette: the combination of muted gray, ivory, light yellow and light blue, mixed with pops of brighter yellow and aqua. The lace and milk glass bring a vintage feel, but the color palette is more modern and whimsical. I would love to see this inspiration board brought to life in an elegant ballroom wedding or a fun tented country club event…
I am in the market for some throw pillows and wanted something different and quirky but still in keeping with the style of my living room. I decided to look on Etsy to start, and I ended up spending hours looking at pillows. Who knew you could find so many cool pillows on Etsy! I can’t decide which to buy now, because I will never be able to explain why I need 9 throw pillows to my husband or my couch. But seriously. . . how cute are each one of these?
Pillows available from the following Etsy sellers: