Friday, July 30, 2010


Many brides and grooms are bypassing the traditional tiered wedding cake for something more fun, cupcakes!  Cupcakes are a great dessert option if you are doing a more informal reception or if you just want to add a dose of cuteness!   A popular trend, cupcake stands are becoming more readily available in a variety of styles or you could collect and stack vintage cake stands.  But unless you're planning to go the DIY route, be careful because many elaborately decorated cupcakes can be much more labor intensive than one traditional cake & your baker will probably charge you accordingly!  To keep the cost low & style high, try toping each cupcake with a small bloom from the garden! 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


This is a picture of our new car!  It's a 1963 Mercury Comet.  Cute, ain't it? I'm just too excited about it not to brag!  


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Classic Brides

When I think of the "classic bride"  the first woman to come to mind is Grace Kelly.  Her story is so romantic but more than that, even over 50 years after her wedding he wedding portrait retains the beauty and style she was famous for.  Her wedding gown is still imitated by many brides; in fact Vogue makes an almost identical sewing pattern to match it. (On a side note, I predict sleeves to make a comeback in the following years.)  It got me thinking about other classic Hollywood brides so I thought I post some pictures of my some of my favorite silver scree ladies on their wedding days.  What really strikes me is that their wedding dresses, though all different, would look just as stylish if they were worn today as they did back then. 

Marilyn Monroe

Elizabeth Taylor

Audrey Hepburn

Ginger Rogers

Monday, July 26, 2010

Beautiful Invitations

Just some yummy eye candy in the form of beautiful wedding stationary!  I adore letterpress invitations and fortunately there are more and more independent stationary designers offering it!  The screen printing method is also gaining popularity with it's vintage appeal and ability to layer light ink over dark paper. (images via Oh So Beautiful Paper