Wednesday, June 22, 2011

For a Well-Groomed Groom

Much thanks to Alyssa Nassner for sending this baby over: Well Groomed, a blog for men's style inspiration!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

nom nom nom

I want my cake to look edible and delicious. None of these insane, monstrous heaps of fondant and piping gone crazy!
Look at that. It doesn't even look remotely edible. It's a Disney-ed wedding cake. Also, why is it that I only had to search "Italian Wedding Cake" to find the tackiest ones...?
Or even better:She doesn't even look happy to be cutting into a giant, cake-ified version of herself. I wonder what they did with the head part? D:

On a more serious note, I love the look of the cake above. It looks like it was made with love, and you can practically taste the sugar. The most important thing is that the cake taste totally amazing. I'm thinking lavender-chocolate. Or a few little cakes!
I just have to think these things up, you know.

Nifty Fifty

Paper Antler are a husband and wife photography duo who are embarking on an amazing project starting January 2012. The idea is to photograph 50 weddings in 50 weeks to raise 50 grand for an anti- human trafficking organization called She Dances. I can't think of a better way to spend a wedding budget! Will definitely be contacting them to get more details!

Monday, June 20, 2011


If there's anything I learned from my latest trip back home, it's that other brides are preparing their weddings really far in advance! Where I thought I had a head start, many of the venues I've seen so far are booked to the gills. So now is the time to not only start looking for vendors, but booking them as well. Here is a roundup of floral vendors in the Philadelphia area, and some other inspiring photos.

They are a Philly florist connected to Longwood Gardens. They also take bulk orders for flowers, in case I wanted to create the arrangements myself! Might be good for gathering succulents.

Then there's Fall Flowers LLC. Their photos are awful! But the arrangements look good. I'd have to give them alot of direction, since they don't seem to have much personal style, but that could be a good thing.

This arrangement is by Hana & Posy. They won an award for being "eco-friendly."
There's also Pennypack Flowers, but I don't feel like adding another image :P

A lovely Father's Day inspired arrangement by Studio Choo! These ladies are awesome and definitely a huge inspiration to me. I stumbled into their shop when I got off at the wrong bus stop near Alamo Square and everyone is just great. Wish I could use them for my own wedding, but the flowers wouldn't make the trip from San Francisco to Philly. :(

More flowers by Studio Choo

They also did these salt dishes which are amazing! They would match my wooden candlesticks perfectly, and they WOULD make it across country.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

little details...

Behind the Scenes: Bridal Fashion Shoot from Tory Williams on Vimeo.

In the bow tie post, I included an awesome photograph from an inspiration shoot. Here is a behind-the-scenes video, where you can see all the little details. I adore the hair, especially the wavy little braid they shoot a closeup of! Also the flowers are fantastic. Some more photos below.

Bow Ties

Thanks for the how-to, launderette!

Some really classy reversible ties by Paukstukai

...And then I should probably get this child-size bowtie by Stevie for Winston...

These two are by xo elle

Friday, June 3, 2011

Brooke Courtney Photography

Just leaving this here for future reference: Brooke Courtney Photography is based out of Lancaster, PA

Thursday, June 2, 2011

a well-crafted wedding

Elsie & Jeremy | May 15th 2011 from Goodwin Films on Vimeo.

Sifting through a sea of wedding inspiration and becoming jaded. Then I see a gem like this lovely bride's big day and am completely inspired all over again.