Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Little Birdy Told Me...

We have been featured over at Inventing Weddings, an inspiration site exclusively made of etsy handmade items. Truly, I am honored to be featured as part of such a hip little board, from the great colors to the little birds. The site is amazing, and the picks are incredibly thoughtful and artistic. I think its going to be my new favorite blog for a while, and has been added to the sidebar links.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Etsy Friday: Vintage Map Trinkets by DK Designs

I love these cufflinks and pendants made from vintage maps. They are created by DK Designs. Imaging your bridal party decked out in these. The greatest part -- you pick the locations.

Craft Lake City

I would like to say congratulations to AM for her acceptance into the first annual Craft Lake City alternative arts fair. More info at www.craftlakecity.com and more info to come here to the blog. Keep checking for details.

Thank You Thank You

Miss Jordan was so kind in helping us out with the photos for the shop/blog that are now floating around. She's located in Salt Lake City and is currently a photography major at the University of Utah. She was such a doll to help us last minute without hesitation and she's really amazing to work with!

you can contact/find her here and also here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Choosing a Length: Part 7 - Birdcage Veils!

I've been collecting fantastic images of birdcage veils for a while now, so this post is really more of a photo essay. Birdcage veils are becoming the go-to for fashion forward brides who want to be different, edgy, and classic all at the same time. Birdcage veils are able to be classic, old-hollywood and super modern chic at the same time. They look incredibly hip with a shorter dress, glamorous with a strapless gown, and gracious with a soft flirty dress. A fascinator (flower clip) is a must, and you can find so many fabulous designs on etsy with feathers and silk, avant garde or simple.

Now on to the fun part, The Photographs:

I love the length of the dress on the right.

LOVE the little ivory hat with black veiling. SO cute with her grey suit.

Another length I love.

Sweet and Elegant here.

Perfect if you want COLOR.

Make sure you look at her dress in the mirror!

More Letterpress

Remember Friday how I said how much I love letterpress? Here is a little bit more from Ajalon Printing and Design. This adorable, family-run letterpress printer has a lovely wedding invitation gallery, and a very informative blog. Having trouble deciding what your wedding invitations should say? Here is some helpful advice. I also really enjoyed a short history of letterpress here.

Ajalon is currently offering 100 letterpress invitations and enclosure cards for only $398. This is an amazing deal, as letterpress is truly an art. Email ajalon@ajalon.com for more information.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Etsy Friday: Paper Stories Letterpress

I have been completely in love with letterpress lately. There is something so appealing in the texture, the colors, and graphic quaintness of it all. This Friday, I am featuring Paper Stories Letterpress. These cards, from her Bittersweet collection, are probably not appropriate for a wedding blog, but I cannot resist a bit of pretty irony.

Luckily for us, she is also brilliant with custom wedding invitations, and they are just as pretty.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Etsy Update

Make sure you check the Etsy shop, new pretties listed soon!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Choosing a Length: Part 6 - Shoulder Length

If you are looking for something truly unique, the shoulder length veil is a serious contender. The birdcage veil (post coming soon!) has become the go-to for hip brides, so much so that it is becoming uber trendy. The shoulder length veil is still a bit obscure, evoking 1950's era glamour and grace. Audrey Hepburn wore a should length veil in Funny Face. It is the perfect veil for a tea-length dress.

Again, so cute with a shorter dress here.

Lovely in French Netting, as above.

Paired again with a really great 50's style dress.

Sweet, elegant, and unique, this veil should not be overlooked.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Etsy Friday: Cutest Cake Toppers

These custom cake toppers from Goose Grease on etsy are so super adorable, Don't you think? You can vote here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Retro Hair

So great with a birdcage veil, don't you think?