This probably makes me sound really old, but I can’t believe how quickly time is flying by! This week I’ve been visiting my sister and the three cutest nephews ever, so I get to spend the weekend reading stories and eating ice cream and snuggling. I mean really, can you think of a better way to spend a weekend?
Some links for your Friday!
Congratulations to Victoria on the beautiful new site!
What a fun way to spend the day (from the ever clever Jordan, of course).
Mrs. Lilien can even make a hangover look stylish.
What excuses can you think of to throw a party? How about a puppy dog birthday?
Happy birthday Sandbox Love!
Record sleeve bunting – so cute!
These sunglasses. In pink. On my face.
Have a happy weekend, lovelies!
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Check out this little trailer from The Flashdance for their Mega Dancing Montage – dance clips from every movie ever (okay, maybe not, but from lots of movies). Buy the whole thing to project on the wall of your wedding or party! (There’s also a cocktail montage if that’s more your style.)
Are you loving all this eye candy from Laura and Simone’s wedding as much as I am? This last post is from the “Dinner Under the Stars.” Says Laura: For the evening we wanted something a little more formal to give the girls an opportunity to really dress up. I had a change of outfit, we had a sit down dinner in the orangerie, a fabulous Florentine menu, and after speeches and toasts we danced all night. We surprised our guests with a fireworks during our first dance.
Isn’t Laura’s pink ruffly gown stunning? She designed it herself!
So many wonderfully frame-able shots from Ed Peers!
Thank you so much to Laura, Simone, and the talented Ed Peers for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us – so much inspiration! For even more inspiration, check out Laura’s blog, Wearing It Today. And if you missed them earlier, check out Part I and Part II.
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Dinner Under the Stars in Florence16 August 2011
Laura and Simone’s garden luncheon looks like it’s straight out of a painting, which makes sense given that a painting was the main source of inspiration for them…
You’d never guess from this photo that the bride is a fashion editor, right? Bridesmaids each wore a different floor length dress: Coral pink from New Look, brown and pale pink both from H&M, lilac from Coast, mint green from Raoul, floral from Max Mara, pine green from Zara, vintage yellow dress. Laura designed her own dress. Don’t they look like goddesses?!
From the bride: We wanted our wedding to have a relaxed, bohemian yet elegant feel to it, like something out of a Monet painting, a true feast for the eyes. We love food, the outdoors, summer picnics and a glass of wine enjoyed with friends so we decided to get married in June when the weather would allow for a “dejeuner sur l’herbe” in my hometown, Florence. We decided on this rather than a formal sit down reception, because we wanted our friends’ children to be able to run around barefoot on the grass and everyone could enjoy a day of great food and chat in the beautiful open air. I guess we wanted to mix our Italian background with our English sensibilities so that both our sets of friends would be amused – hence the typically Italian choice of location, imagined as an English garden party.
Invest in an element of surprise for your guests, they will love it! We set up an “Artists’ Corner” and had a friend do illustrations of friends and family. For fun, we bought straw hats from second hand and charity shops throughout the year which we then scattered in the garden for guests to wear and take home.
Sugared almonds are a traditional favor that guests could take home in little brown paper bags stamped with the couple’s names and wedding date.
Everyone enjoyed a lunch of salumi, cheeses, and other antipasti. Signature drinks included whiskey sours and Aperol spritzes (an Italian cocktail made with Aperol, sparkling wine or champagne, and an orange peel).
What’s more lovely than lunch al fresco?
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