Happy Friday, friends – I hope everyone had a wonderful week. My honey and I are entering into that phase of wedding planning where all the things that need to get done, need to get done. We found his suit at Ralph Lauren last weekend, and let me just say, he looks pretty darn handsome in it (and by pretty darn, I mean reeeally). And thank you to everyone for your suggestions of places to look. My mom and I went to Britex and found some gorgeous fabric for her mother-of-the-bride outfit, and then we went and tried on shoes (still looking for the right pair). Oh, and I got to visit our printer’s studio and see how the letterpress process works – I always loved letterpress, but seeing all the precision and time that goes into it gives me a whole new appreciation. Lots of wedding things happening! What about you? Where are you in your planning process?

Some great links for you from around the web this week:

Dreamy is the only way to describe these dresses.

The simplest Halloween costume.

Love love love these necklaces.

Quail’s peony dress is delightful. Love the cake-cutting dress, too.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I will never get tired of balloons.

Homemade 8mm films? Sweet!

I love everything about this engagement shoot.

If I had an extra $4580 laying around I’d buy myself one of these.

Are you wearing a special fragrance on your special day?

Biscuit bar!

Delightful vintage save-the-dates.

Wouldn’t you love to see your recipe on What Katie Ate?

Newlyweds become oldyweds.

Have a happy weekend!

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I’ve missed the farmers market for the past two weeks, and I’m wondering if there will be pears by this Sunday – I hope so! Since I haven’t picked any up yet, though, I thought I’d make a board for a wedding with a pear motif. Miniature sugared pears make a simple, lovely, and budget-friendly centerpiece (they could even be a DIY project should you be so inclined). A rustic pear galette is a seasonal alternative to wedding cake. And there’s no reason to exclude a charming pear illustration from the invitations! A pale shade of Tiffany blue is an unexpected addition to autumn neutrals.

Mood: warm autumn tradition
Palette: porcelain berry blue, bosc pear brown

Top row from left: photo by Liz Banfield via Brides, sugared miniature Seckel pears from Martha Stewart, photo of pear galette by Gemma Comas
Row 2: photo of bass musician by Aaron Delesie, pear watercolor return address label from Felix Doolittle
Row 3: jacquard ribbon via Twins Garden, locket from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo of bride with veil by Meg Smith, bouquet with white roses by Matthew Robbins

If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #251: Perfect Pear
Board #493: Blue & Spanish Moss
Board #468: Love Butterflies

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Jonathan Canlas always sends me the loveliest weddings, made even better by his fab photo skills. I love the classic preppiness of Katie and Jay’s Montauk wedding, especially with it’s modernly sophisticated touches (those invites! that dress!). I also think that this wedding is evidence (yet again) that with a beautiful venue, there’s no need for overwrought decorations and details.

Guests joined Katie and Jay for a weekend of wedding activities, starting with a welcome bonfire on Friday night, and wrapping up with a donut breakfast on Sunday morning. On Saturday morning, before the wedding, everyone got together on the lawn to play Bocce ball.

Mr. Boddington’s Studio never disappoints, and these red, white, and blue invitations, in equal parts classic and quirky, really set the tone for the wedding.

The porcelain ring bearer’s dish echoed the tree motif from the invitations and ceremony programs.

Says Katie, “As an homage to my grandfather, I surprised Jay with a bagpiper playing Scotland the Brave as we left the church…bagpipes have that ability to resonate to your absolute core.”

Don’t you love Katie’s gorgeous dress? The lace applique is so romantic, while the fit and flare cut, one shoulder neckline, and black ribbon all make it modern. She paired it with jewelry from her grandmother.

The couple’s signature cocktail, a Montauk Monster, was made wit vodka, soda and lemonade, and garnished with a gummy bear!

Tables were decorated with brown linen runners made by Katie’s sister, and clusters of various glass containers with ferns, tulips, and hyacinth.

Katie shares one of her favorite parts of the evening: Late night McDonald’s. My husband and I joke that this is the only thing he contributed to the planning process but it ended up being a key element that kept the party going. We had 150 cheeseburgers and small frys delivered once the dance floor closed and I swear, we ate at least six cheeseburgers between the two of us. But it did keep me going!

Photography: Jonathan Canlas

Venue: Montauk Yacht Club in Montauk, New York

Stationery / calligraphy: Mr. Boddington’s Studio / Queen Quills

Porcelain ring dish: Paloma’s Nest

Bride’s dress: Christina @ Blue Soho

Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew

Groom’s suit: Paul Smith

Flowers: Amagansett Flowers by Beth

Congratulations Katie and Jay – thank you so much for sharing your wedding day with us. And thank you to my friend Jonathan Canlas for sending over these gorgeous photos. You can see tons more from this beautiful wedding over on Jonathan’s blog.

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