Friday, June 25, 2010

Fabric Flowers

My amazing Mom and her lovely friends joined together this morning for brunch, drinks (I'm assuming) and craft time.

This sweet group of gals have been making fabric flowers for the wedding.  Can I just say that they are saints?  I have never met them and this is how they spend their Friday!  Amazing, I know.

I called this morning to thank them and heard a roar of southern accents.  I can't wait to meet them!

By the looks of that table I think they could start a business!

For the wedding we are tying several down the aisle and hanging them from the pergola over the dance floor.  They have the perfect vintage touch and I can't wait to see them all in person!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Remember how I said I received the envelopes to our invitations a week early?  So I could address them BEFORE the invitations arrived?  So when the invitations arrived everything would be much more streamlined and simple?


I picked up our invitations yesterday.  (Gorgeous, fabulous, by the way.)

And still haven't addressed the envelopes.

Just saying.


Friday, June 11, 2010

A Presentation

I received a package in the mail today from Wordshop.

Inside was a stack of gorgeously wrapped envelopes.  Yes, envelopes.  It's amazing how excited a bride-to-be can get over anything having to do with the wedding.

We received our envelopes in advance of the invitations so I can get a head start on addressing the envelopes!  Brilliant.

The invitations are a non-traditional size {for invitations} they are the dimensions of a traditional letter envelope.  I was nervous about this at first -- mainly  because of the envelope.  I didn't want our invitations to arrive in the mail looking like another piece of average-joe mail . . . or worse . . . a  b i l l.  How would I be able to make our invitation stand out?

Well, you start with the envelope, of course.
A cute little detail, such as how the envelope opens, can make all the difference.

Then, the stamp.
And finally, stamped and sealed with our address.

Ah, the details of stationary.  This is exciting stuff, people.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Woman's Right to Shoes

The hunt is on.

Shopping online for shoes.  Not just any pair of shoes, the shoes.  

Wedding shoes. 

Ultimategirlyr u f f l y,  s h o e s.

 Found here. (I know, Saks!? Don't judge my lack of restraint.)

Badgley Mischka. Nordstrom. (My favorite so far)
Badgley Mischka. Nordstrom.

Badgley Mischka. Nordstrom.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June 5, 2010 - A Bridal Shower

June 5 was a day to remember.  My maid-of-honor.  My best friend.  My go-to-for-everything.  Amazing sister.  Val.  Hosted the most amazing bridal shower for me on Saturday.

Everyone started with a drink in hand.  Coffee or bellini (pureed fruit + champagne), take your pick.  I chose both.  Polished it off, and refilled, thank-you-very-much.

We chatted and laughed, mulled over wedding plans, diamond rings, flowers, and invitations.  We celebrated.  We caught up with old friends, and family-to-be.

Move on to the kitchen and you would have seen a table full of girly food.  French toast skewers, yogurt parfaits, quiche, blueberry muffins, oh my.....SO good.

I took five minutes to myself to enjoy all the details Val placed throughout the house.  Jars upon jars full of peonies.  Chalk-boards with love messages hidden all throughout the house.

There is nothing better than girly, is there?

Days like these always seem to go by too fast.  Mom, sisters, friends, and family, thank you so much for celebrating with me on Saturday.  You mean the world to me!


Monday, June 7, 2010

A Beautiful Day

Saturday we celebrated at Val's for my bridal shower.

There were loved ones and family, friends and family-to-be.  Jars full of peonies, and everywhere you looked a gorgeous detail that only my sister could think of.  Mini chalk boards with love notes, a bellini bar, yogurt parfaits and french toast skewers.  G i r l i e  is my middle name, you know.

Here is a capture of the group, I can't wait to show you more pictures!  Sneak over to Val's Blog for more pictures!