Monthly Archives: May 2009

One of the things I’m most excited about getting married is creating a new home with my future husband. And since my taste is often more expensive than my wallet allows, I was really happy to hear about One Kings Lane.

This exclusive online shop features limited quantities of highly-coveted home decor brands at bargain prices – up to 70% off! Plus, they’ve got an entire section devoted to designer tips and inspiration – perfect for those of us lamenting the loss of some of our favorite nesting magazines.

Be sure to sign up for the members-only site, and then check out the events they’ve got going on this week: Jardins en Fleur (my two favorite pieces are pictured above), Reed & Barton, Cote Bastide, Somma, Fatboy and others. Oh, and don’t miss their recent New York Times mention to learn even more about One Kings Lane and the two ladies behind it. Click HERE to join.

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The beautiful weather we’ve been having has me itching for a picnic. As much as I love a casual picnic, I think a more dressed up version is also appropriate for a wedding. In today’s inspiration board, I drew inspiration from this Kate Spade ad, using jadeite and lawn greens to create a fresh springtime palette.

Mood: garden picnic
Palette: jadeite, lawn

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Top row from left: Kate Spade ad campaign, photo by Meg Smith, bouquet and cufflinks both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: ring pillow from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage stamps from Things Are Better With A Parrott, ponytail bride photo by Jonathan Canlas
Row 3: RSVP cards by Austin Press, jadeite dishware via Classic Bride, photo by J’M Photo

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Today’s beautiful wedding looks like something straight out of a classic novel. Gena and Russell wanted a small, intimate wedding with just close friends and family. 80 guests attended the May wedding at Gena’s parents home in Laurel Hollow, New York. Meredith Davenport for Christian Oth Studio took the beautiful photos…

Gena believes that wearing red wards off bad luck, so she and Russell tied red threads on each other’s wrists to wear during the ceremony.

Flowers were done by Scarsella’s.

Gena wore a white cotton dress by Ivan Grundahl, a top by Comme des Garcon, and shoes by Jimmy Choo.

I love that the groom (in a Prada suit) carried their wedding sign to the ceremony – like a miniature wedding parade!

Gena and Russell surprised everyone by walking back down the aisle together to the song Walk It Out!

A local bakery, Messina Market, made the cake. Since food was an important element to the couple, they asked Karen Lee, a caterer and friend of Gena’s mother, to cater.

Congratulations Gena and Russell, and happy anniversary! Wishing you all the best in your life together! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely wedding with us. And thank you to Meredith Davenport for Christian Oth Studio for sharing these gorgeous photos!

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I’ve been floating on air ever since my honey proposed. I catch myself grinning in public places and realize I probably look like a crazy person to everyone around me. I guess that’s the price I have to pay for being on cloud nine. Anyway… here are some of my favorite things from my internet browsing this week:

by Rodney Smith

 

Camp correspondence, via Design Sponge.

I can’t get enough ruffles! via Twigs & Honey.

Fantastic wedding portraits at the salt flats in Utah, via everyone.

Important to remember.

Clever new use for vintage silverware, via Design Sponge.

Feeling totally inspired by this new blog.

This slideshow makes me wish I was in Montana, via {this is glamorous}.

I want a Holga, and I want to take it to Mexico.

Tutorial for finding vintage stamps.

Old west wedding.

Best moving announcement ever, via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

I finally caved – now you can follow me (and my wedding planning) on Twitter!

Have a happy weekend lovelies!

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