Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
morning! am i glad it's friday!
not everyone has a black tie ballroom wedding or a chic event at the country club, and that is okay! no matter what the reason for a small family & friends wedding, sometimes a traditional wedding gown just doesn't seem to fit. i love these pieces from Andrew Gn. a little white dress could be that perfect ensemble for any intimate wedding ceremony.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
little personalized cookies are all the rage these days. cakes stories masterfully creates these wedding delicacies. my favorites are the "xoxo" bag--too cute!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
i just love this fun idea from jordan philips photography. jordan's wife and her married girl friends put on their wedding gowns, some cowboy boots and enjoyed some ultimate girlie-time in front of the camera. i can't tell you how many times i have talked with gals who just want a reason to wear that expensive white dress one more time--this is a perfect way to do it! contact him for your own photo shoot!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
here is another so very Portland wedding from Katie Anderson Photography. this couple has combined their passion for life, sustainability, community, family and friends to create a memorable event that was made possible by using only locally made or grown products as well as reused items. the bride, Heather was especially interested in non-traditional wedding elements (and LOVES etsy!) to make sure her and her husband's vision came to life--that red dress is so fun and was made by a local designer Lena Medoyeff Studio. i especially like the cupcake stands that were made from vintage plates and glasses from Goodwill. such a wonderful touch!
make sure you check out the vendor/decor details at the end of the post, Heather and Martin put so much thought and time into the details of their day--they are wonderful examples of finding ways to make their day beautiful without having break the bank!
here is a list of vendor/decor information:
Commitment Ceremony Date: July 16, 2009
Ceremony and Reception Site: McMenamin’s Edgefield- Ceremony in the Meadow, Reception in Blackberry Hall
Photographer: Katie Anderson Photography
Flowers: Portland Farmer's Market (on Wednesday, South Park Blocks)
Cupcakes: The Edgefield; We made the cupcake stands out of vintage plates and glasses we purchased at Goodwill
Caterer: The Edgefield
Rings: My friend, Beth Wagner (Studio Acorn; http://www.mystudioacorn.com/ <http://www.mystudioacorn.com/> ), made custom ring for us. We came up with the elements we wanted to include, and she developed the design, carved the waxes, and caste the beautiful rings.
Gown and Designer: Lena Medoyeff Studio; the underskirt/ruffle slip was vintage, purchased through Etsy.com <http://etsy.com/>
Veil and Accessories: Fascinator by Kill 2 Be Beautiful (through Etsy.com <http://etsy.com/> ); my sister made the veil/blusher; the earrings were vintage, purchased at a yard sale years ago; the locket (around the bouquet) is from Gold Door (http://www.thegolddoor.com/ <http://www.thegolddoor.com/> ) and contains some of my mom's ashes
Formal Wear: vintage 1970's tux from The Tuxx Man (Ebay); Oscar de la Renta shirt from a thrift store in Las Cruces, NM; bow tie and suspenders from Avalon Antiques and Vintage Clothes (downtown Portland, OR)
Shoes: Heather's- Sofft; Martin's- custom Converse
Makeup: By my sister-in-law, Cristi Miles-Lindhorst, and my sister, Amy Chiszar
Officiant: Heather's father, Donald R. Leffler
Invitations: Us- designed by us and sent via email to save a tree
Honeymoon: Barcelona, Spain and Venice, Italy in the fall
Planner: Our sisters helped answer questions we had around planning. They also helped navigate and organize on the actual day.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
good morning! it's my 3 year anniversary today! i can't believe it. 2 kiddos, 2 houses, and a couple of years of crazy fun times. it feels as though we have been married for much longer, for we have experienced much more than the average 3 year marriage :) i have been blessed beyond what i imagined, ladies. i hope that it's comforting to know that though there are going to be difficult times in your marriage, (it's just a fact don't be surprised!), it's all worth it to keep going and to keep fighting and to know that the blessings far outweigh the hard times! for sure!!
here is a lovely, and very fresh wedding invitation collection from dabney lee soiree. i just love these two. i feel happy just looking at them! in fact, her entire blog is just one big smile--the colors and, ooh, i really like the fonts she uses--so fresh!! perfect for a casual cool wedding with your closest friends and family.