Monthly Archives: June 2010

This week involved a lot of catching up on emails and blogging, but I think I’m starting to make a dent. My goal is to set a good schedule for myself, so that I have some time to enjoy the summer, because (and I think anyone who’s self-employed will agree) it’s just so easy to never stop working! So, I’m trying to be a better time manager, to make time for things like the farmers market and art exhibits and trips up or down the coast.

The other thing I want to make time for, and that I’m just so excited about, is starting to plan our wedding ceremony. As much as I’m having fun thinking about all the little design details, choosing readings and music for our ceremony and talking with our officiant about what we want for our wedding really reminds me of why we’re planning this event in the first place, (and it makes me feel not so bummed out about the fact that getting married in December means no garden roses). I’ll probably talk more about all of this more down the road, but for now we’re really just getting started. How are you going about planning your wedding ceremony? Any great readings or resources that I just have to know about?

The other thing I’ve been doing is catching up on my blog reading, so I’ve got loads of links for you to enjoy!

A recipe for radishes in soil.

Custom Scout Books would make the cutest favors.

Charming vintage paper crafts and incredible paper flowers.

Urban picnic.

Green rooftops, via paper tastebuds.

Loving these wedding portraits. And that dress!


Hoping to find rhubarb at the farmers market this weekend (I don’t know about you, but I prefer my rhubarb pie unadulterated. No strawberries, thank you very much.).

Someone please buy this amazing vintage tropical fabulous dress

Love this desert wedding – that last pic is an especially good wedding day reminder.

Poster on a stick, via Twig & Thistle.

A menagerie of clutches, via Kris Atomic.

Computer icons as stationery.

Rugs inspired by the view out your airplane window.

It’s a mod, mod wedding.

A delicious map.

Sunrise engagement shoot.

I really love the chalkboard place mats.

Even though we just spent three days moving cross-country, I’m still thinking my summer needs a road trip.

Cheerful yellow business cards.

I dig The Sartorialist, but this is too funny.

Seersucker invitations are perfect for summer.

These shoes want to live on my feet, via Santa Barbara Chic.

Socks for your bridesmaids.

Is there anything cuter than vintage baby Nikes?

Knots in a frame.

I want one so bad.

Well lovelies, have a wonderful weekend. I hope you get a chance to enjoy some sunshine!

PS – I just remembered something! Tomorrow is our would-be wedding date, if we hadn’t decided to put things on hold. We were planning on getting married at my family’s summer home in Montana, where it’s supposed to storm. Funny how things work out… I think my honey and I will go out for dinner here in San Fran, instead.

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Today’s charming Midwestern wedding feels like summer, with a rustic, woodsy camp vibe that I love. Laura (an event planner out of Minnesota) and Colin chose this private lodge in northern Wisconsin for their Friday wedding not just because of it’s beautiful location, but also because the bride’s family has rented it out every summer for 50 years. Photos by Jennifer Cress.

Laura tied vintage floral fabric on the wedding programs.

Colin is a professional brewer (beer maker, not baseball player), so he made his own beer to serve on-tap and in bottles for guests to take home.

Both the bride’s bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere incorporated barley hops, a nod to the groom’s profession. Laura’s dress was a cocktail dress purchased off the rack and lined with an ivory slip.

A hand-drawn map directed guests to lawn games (like horseshoes), canoe rides, a cigar cabin, and firepit.

Venue: private lodge in Brule River, Wisconsin

Bride’s dress / shoes: Off 5th / My Glass Slipper

Groom’s suit: Nordstrom

Flowers: A Day in Provence

Stationery: Lunalux

Thank you to Laura and Colin, and thank you to Jennifer Cress for sending over the photos of their lovely wedding!

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The beginning of a season is one of my favorite things – it always feels as though that season is the one I love most of all. Right now (of course) it’s summer. I love the sunshine and how nice it is to be outside all day long. I love that cherries and berries are actually affordable and delicious. That dinner is always as simple as it gets, and rarely requires cooking that doesn’t happen on a grill. And that it’s light out until bedtime. So it’s really no surprise that today’s inspiration board is easy going and totally simple. Iced tea and honey jars, sun dresses and a picnic basket. Sounds like a delightful way to spend the day, whether or not you’re getting married in the summer months.

Mood: sweetness and light
Palette: sunshine, honey, wheat

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Top row from left: yellow gingham honey jar favor via Creature Comforts, iced tea and sweet tea cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo in a field from Real Weddings, vintage yellow dish via Green Wedding Shoes
Row 2: beehive cake via Design Mom, invitation with kraft paper and yellow gingham via Elizabeth Anne Designs, yellow rose necktie by Chinny Chin Chin via The Constant Gatherer
Row 3: picnic basket from Longaberger, short wedding dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, bumblebee invitation by Ceci New York, bouquet with garden roses and bunny tails from Martha Stewart Weddings

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What could possibly be more summery than strawberries? Maybe seersucker? Though there aren’t actually any seersucker photos in this inspiration board, the idea is there; I can just imagine the groom and his attendants wearing seersucker suits with white bucks. Strawberry red, pale pink, and cream make for a wedding color palette that’s at once preppy and romantic, and totally appropriate for sunny summer afternoon. And for dessert? Wedding cake inspired by strawberry shortcake, of course!

Mood: romantic, preppy, sweet summer
Palette: strawberry red, pink lemonade

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Top row from left: three-tiered strawberry wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, birdcage veil photo by Our Labor of Love (thank you Emily!), dahlias in mason jar from Wedding Style Guide
Row 2: DIY lemonade favors by Jordan Ferney, ribbon necklaces styled by Shana Faust
Row 3: red and white flag ties, tent from Big Sky Tents, photo of red lipstick and curly hair from Locher’s, custom napkins and drink stirrers by For Your Party
Row 4: photo by Jennifer Sosa, red and white tie from Billy Reid, strawberry shortcakes from Martha Stewart Weddings

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