Monthly Archives: January 2009

Any big plans this weekend? Mine involve eating delicious tacos for half of it, and then hibernating for the rest. For your enjoyment, some of my favorite links from around the web this week…

Valentine tea bags from Creature Comforts – and while you’re there, check out all of her other free (and darling) printables.

Letterpress recipe cards would be a great bridal shower gift, via decor8.

Some things are better upside-down (scroll to the last photo).

Eloping looks better everyday.

Monogrammed ties for the boys (and one for me), via m.writes.

Invitations printed on vintage ledger paper.

Tons of inspiration over at Wiley Valentine’s blog.

Looking to cut costs? Make it a picnic wedding!

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I’ve had this photo of the yellow dress in my mind ever since I first saw it on The City Sage – are you as in love with yellow as I am? It certainly brightens dreary winter days…

Mood: sweetly sophisticated
Palette: mustard yellow, powdery blue, cream

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Top row from left: dress via The City Sage, The Treasured Petal bouquet photo by One Love Photo, suit and dress from J.Crew, blue and yellow from Plum Events
Row 2: yellow shoes photo by Jose Villa, San Francisco City Hall photo by Michelle Walker
Row 3: bird print by Kareem Rizk via sfgirlbybay, lemonade photo by Myrtle & Marjoram, tulip bowl by Grandiflora, cake photo by Punam Bean
Row 4: arrangement from Martha Stewart, clutch from J.Crew, photo by Jonathan Canlas, invitation by Wiley Valentine

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It must be the weather, but I find myself drawn to soft colors these days. Here, rustic, French country lavender comes to the big city. A chic short dress, an urban venue, paired with a simple hand-tied bouquet, jars of lavender, and antique French linens. I imagine an intimate family dinner followed by meeting up with friends for dancing.

Mood: French country meets city chic
Palette: sidewalk gray, lavender

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Top row from left: dress via Nibs, lavender bouquet photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy via Style Me Pretty, cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings, Brooklyn Bridge ceremony photo from Always A Bridesmaid
Row 2: invitation by Wiley Valentine via Oh So Beautiful Paper, boutonniere photo by Teresa Horgan
Row 3: place setting photo by Leigh Miller, jewelry box photo by Wendell T. Webber, lavender photo by Jose Villa, confetti photo by Meg Smith

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Mood: sweet and simple
Palette: pale yellow, green, bits of blue

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It’s not just that I’m craving spring, but I’m also thinking about simplicity these days. And what could be simpler and sweeter than a low-key spring picnic? Make your own bouquets with in-season tulips, and grow your own pots of daffodils indoors. Hang paper lanterns in trees, and supply kites and picnic blankets (borrowed from family and friends to help save on costs). Limit paper items to your invitations, addressed in your own handwriting, and embellished with nothing more elaborate than a ric-rac bow. And how much do I love a barefoot groom with his pant legs rolled up?

Row 1:  lemonade, bamboo utensils photo by Liz Banfield via The Bride’s Cafe / tulip bouquets photo by Frances Photography / lanterns from Swank Productions  //  Row 2:  tire swing photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy / short dress bride / pie slices from Martha Stewart Weddings / daffodils from Chelsea Fuss  //  Row 3:  sandwiches via Kelly Oshiro / tulip bouquet photo by Grazier Photography / invitation by Lulu Paper / kite  //  Row 4:  getaway car photo by Duston Todd / ring pillow photo by Lisa Lefkowitz / vegetables style by Paul Lowe / flowers by Saipua
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I was trying to think of the best way to describe why I love One Love Photo‘s work, and then I came across this description: their images combine the style and sensibility of today’s generation with yesterday’s vintage look and feel. Perfect! Heather and Jon use a variety of cameras and techniques, from digital to medium format film to homemade lenses – you name it. And the resulting images are varied, timeless and unique. Here are just a few of my favorites…


Not only are Heather and Jon talented and willing to travel anywhere for cheap – as Heather says, “We LOVE to travel and experience new places!” – but they’re also easy going and fun to work with. Hop on over to One Love Photo’s website for more, and check out the blog for updates!

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