Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Enough About the Women...What Will the Men be Wearing?

I've spent a lot of time writing about what the bridesmaids might wear and just realized that I haven' t mentioned what my groom and his guys will be wearing. This is partly because we didn't make a decision about this until last weekend and because there are a lot more dress options out there for the ladies making the experience of IR (internet research :) a lot more interesting. Adam looks so great in a black tux that I'm starting to have second thoughts about his ensemble but the formal black tux really doesn't mesh with the theme and overall tone we are looking to set. I imagined him looking more like one of the JCrew grooms and so this is the outfit that we concocted (*NOTE: this is the exact suit that we will be renting - he wont' be wearing a vest or a bowtie)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Shawntel Designs a Beautiful Headpiece for my Wedding!

I am in love with the modern birdcage that is very popular this season. I had to find a way to incorporate the look into my wedding without missing the opportunity to wear the veil - afterall, this is my one chance to wear a veil! My bestfriend, Jordyn, had the idea to talk to her friend Shawntel who is an incredible, up and coming designer. This is what she came up with, I hope you like it! You can find Shawntel on Facebook if you have questions about her designs! She is also an incredibly talented sketch and watercolor artist who can produce a beautiful painting of your wedding dress! Let me know what you think about the birdcage - my sister-in-law to be, Katrina, helped me with the positioning and the updo!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Yellow Shoes and Billy Buttons

I love infusing bright and cheerful elements into the wedding details whenever possible. Since my staple color is a classic and calm navy blue, I want to add hints of color to liven things up a bit. My Bestie Boo found these yellow shoes from Victoria Secret for a great price and I think they will look lovely with the navy blue and ivory dresses. I was already planning on the bridesmaids carrying white bouquets, but now that we have found yellow shoes, what if I added a few billy buttons to the equation? I love the fullness and whimsy of ranunculas...which I think will be in season at the end of August (unfortunately the fluffy peonies will not) coupled with the pop and pizzazz that the billy buttons provide. Take a look and let me know what you think :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Engagement Photo Session Results

Adam and I had a great time in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend! The weekend was jam packed with lots of wedding planning events and festivities, but well worth the extra energy and mild cold afterwards from sleep deprivation. As most of you know from my previous post, I was trying to coordinate a few cute outfits for us to wear during our photo shoot. I ended up using the navy, JCrew swiss-dot dress and the jeans with the long sweater and scarf number. We walked around the eclectic and nostalgic Fremont neighborhood getting our picture taken for a couple of hours! It was definitely a little awkward at first; I think the last time I had my picture professionally taken was high school senior pictures...and I actually wore a pair of tan overalls in that photo shoot (ugh). If you'd like to check out more pictures you can visit our photographer's blog where they have posted their favorite shots. I really enjoyed their company, they are a young, creative, carefree couple with a lot of patience. I'm glad we took some time to have an engagement photo session because I now feel so comfortable about having them up close and personal on the big day. I am also happy that I get to see their products with us as the subject, ahead of time! I highly recommend the extra time and money for an engagement photo session with your wedding photographer!