Fridays used to be days when I shared a little about what was going on with me, and then some fave links from my web browsing that week, and then (cliché warning) I had a baby and had a hard time coming up with things to say. Certainly part of that could be attributed to baby brain and lack of sleep and not being able to think straight long enough to form complete sentences even in simple face-to-face interactions. But I think it’s also partly due to the fact that a huge part of my life now revolves around Caroline, and I’m a) not sure how much of her I want to share with the internets and b) not sure how much the internets wants to hear about mama/baby stuff. Or at least, not here on a wedding blog. Also, if I’m being honest, it’s Friday. Doesn’t your brain just kind of want to kick back and have a cocktail, because mine does. I still want to do some more personal writing in some form or another; these weekend link round-ups just aren’t the place for it, and I’m not quite sure where is.
So, while I’m figuring that out, please enjoy these links, and have a lovely weekend! And if you’ve actually read all of this and have a (kindly-worded) opinion, I’m all ears!
If you’re in Denver you have to check out The Bumblebee Truck! Okay, okay, it’s my sister’s dessert truck (yes that’s her, she’s adorable, it’s annoying), and that’s why I can tell you: the sweets are insanely good! Pic by Christina McNeill.
I don’t have a Cricut but these shadow puppets make me want one.
Chic leather clutch for a chic bride.
How to bake a bread balloon.
Inspired by this hairstylist who spends his Sundays cutting hair for the homeless.
The long term affects of bad news.
New snack that I wasn’t sure about but now I’m kind of addicted: Toasted Sesame + Seaweed Popcorn.
Beyoncé wasn’t built in a day. This definitely needed to be put on a t-shirt.
A simply modern wedding announcement.
And a simply darling wedding invitation.
What is this leaf? Amazing!
And, in case you missed it on the blog this week:
Romantic autumn wedding in New York from Trent Bailey.
How to build an awesome wedding welcome bag.
Timeless Russian wedding in Chicago from Clary Pfeiffer.
Moody fruit and floral centerpiece from Sarah Winward.
Perfect polka dot inspiration.
I’ve been saving these polka dot pics for ages, and it finally occurred to me that I should share them with you guys! If you can’t get enough, you’ll find even more over on our polka dot Pinterest board.
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It’s been a few months but our friend, and Select vendor, Sarah Winward from Honey of a Thousand Flowers and photographer Kate Osborne took a moment in the midst of wedding season to share some gorgeous late summer floral inspiration. I absolutely love these colors – I always appreciate when pink gets paired with something unexpected, like these moody, dark hues. Reminds me a little of this inspiration board from a few years ago…
From Sarah: “Middle to late summer is a time when so many fruits are available both on the stem and off. I like my flowers to really feel like the season they are in! For this berry-toned look, we incorporated blackberries, plums, and blueberries with the flowers. We let the fruit and candles spill between the flowers to create a whole tablescape that runs down the length of the table. To make the bright pinks and burgundy of the flowers feel a bit moodier I stuck with mostly dark foliage.”
In these arrangements, Sarah used: Yves Piaget Rose, Baroness Rose, Astilbe, Blackberry, Clematis, Ranunculus, Plum Foliage, Ninebark, Smoke Bush, Lemon Scented Geranium, and Penstemon.
Not tying the knot in late summer? Find more seasonal wedding flowers right here.
Rachel: This is my favorite picture. Mostly because I can remember the moment that it happened. Alex turned to me as we were about to walk away from this area and he quietly whispered in my ear that he loved me. It was a true reaction and not posed.
Alex: I chose this photo because it reminds me of all the wonderful memories we have in Chicago.