Monthly Archives: May 2010

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The bride from today’s wedding shared a little bit about the day, and about the way she decided to think about her wedding and planning:

I wanted to be able to look back at my wedding and not regret that I had done something that would be severely dated. I also wanted to spend as little as possible. The important thing to me was marrying Michael, and even though the reception was fun, and everything I had hoped for, I kept Michael as my focus and did not let the other things bother me. Life is too short to worry about making sure we got the invitations from the “right” place, or something like that.

Catie’s brother-in-law happens to be the talented Jonathan Canlas, so naturally he photographed the day and sent over some beautiful pics…

How cute is this little guy in his blazer and tie!

(I couldn’t help it – I had to include this shot of Jonathan and his beautiful family. He said it’s the first time his whole family has all been in the same photo, which I guess happens when dad is the guy behind the camera.)

Says Catie, “I was hooked up with awesome music by The Gatsbys, one of whom happens to be another brother-in-law. They kept the party going and did awesome cover songs for dancing. It was so much fun having them, and it made it even more special that [my brother-in-law] Micah was the master of ceremonies.”

Venue: Sleepy Ridge Golf Club in Orem, Utah

Bride’s dress / shoes / headband: Jessica May Bridal / rsvp / Lottie-Da Designs

You can see lots more from this wedding on Jonathan’s blog, which is always full of inspiring photos. Congratulations Catie and Michael – wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

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Last weekend my honey and I went to see Exit Through the Gift Shop, and we both loved it – it’s all about street art, and if you can find it at a local theater, it’s definitely worth checking out. This weekend we get to start the always fun task of packing up our apartment to get ready for our big move. Even though we’ve only been living in Austin for a year, I’m really going to miss it – I wish I could bring our movie theater and my favorite tacos with me. And sno-cones…

Congrats Joanna!

I’d love to get one of these as a wedding gift, via Design*Sponge.

How cute is this couple!

So glad someone is telling this story – really worth watching.

Connect the dots.

Pretty pretty cake toppers, via Clover & Bee.

Coffee party.

Appreciate beautiful branding.

Mrs. Lemonade.

Customize your chocolate. Chocomize.

Disposable tableware might as well look good, via Design Crush.

The why of weddings.

Finally, a stamp for square envelopes, via @thinksplendid.

A case for making your own wedding dress.

If I had an £10,550.00 laying around… via Keg Design.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend – here comes summer!

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There’s just so much to love about Lisa and Ben’s charming Brooklyn wedding – the vintage dress, the skateboarding bride and groom, the city hall ceremony. From the bride:

We were married on May 5, 2010 at City Hall in Manhattan. 2 guests, 2 photographers. Our friend, Chris’tine stopped by on her lunch break to join in on the wedding fun. We couldn’t imagine planning a big event and we decided to make it a relaxed fun day, ambling over the Brooklyn Bridge on our way to City Hall. Just me and Ben having fun, like we always do.

Lisa found her vintage dress just two weeks before the wedding, at Bopkat Vintage. “Like a museum, the selling floor only displays part of the entire collection. Just ask and dresses will appear. The owner pulled out handfuls of gowns from the back. I scored mine, an authentic 1950s prom dress for $150 and it fit with no need for alterations. The hat was customized to match the dress by Margaret Duncan of Bridal Veil Falls. Margaret (being super talented!) was super detail oriented and would not let me take the hat home until she had had a look at the dress first. She designed the flowers on the hat and added the net to give it more pizazz. She was very accommodating and had the hat ready for me within a day. So couture! And only $90. (I secretly LOVE hats. If I ever win the lottery, I’m going to buy lots and lots of vintage HATS).

Ben and I are skaters, so our photographers, Charles and Tatjana of Wrinkle in Time Photography, suggested incorporating our longboards into the wedding day. We were all for it!

I picked up some white peonies from the Flower District on West 28th Street for 1/3 the cost had I gone to a conventional florist. Bound them up with ribbon for the bouquet. Then a stop at Key Foods grocery store to pick up an orchid to make Ben’s boutonniere.

City Hall had their chapels renovated so you can plug in your iPod or iPhone and walk down the aisle to the tune of your choice. We walked down the aisle to “Let’s Get Busy” by Rocket From the Crypt.

My favorite moment was putting that ring on his finger!

We had a gold airbrushed opera cake from Almondine Bakery in Dumbo. Because we were walking across the bridge before the ceremony, we didn’t want to bring our own wine, so we bought some at a corner pizza shop. Buying it at the last minute meant that it was still nice and chilled when we served it.

Everywhere we went, we were greeted by enthusiastic tourists and locals alike, giving us their well-wishes and congratulations. New Yorkers often get a bad reputation for being rude, but we only received smiles. We were even cheered on by large groups walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. Our family and friends are happy for us, but how amazing to feel on that day, that the entire city was happy for us too! Receiving that wave of happiness was an awesome way to begin our lives together.

Bride’s dress / hat: Bopkat Vintage / Bridal Veil Falls

Bride’s heels / skateboarding flats: Annie / Rocket Dog

Groom’s suit: Joseph Abboud

Cake: Almondine Bakery

Congratulations Lisa and Ben! Wishing you all the best, and thank you for sharing your sweet wedding with us. And thank you to Tatjana and Charles from Wrinkle in Time Photography for sharing these beautiful photos.

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