It's wedding wednesday and I have created another inspiration board to share with you. I am currently in the stage of finalizing the big wedding players (location, photographer, dress, etc...) however I keep going back and forth on what I want for reception decorations. I know that I have time, but there are so many options to choose from!
This past, chilly weekend, I had the opportunity to go home and do a little wedding planning. I am from a small, small town where entertainment is limited so during a bit of down town I took a trip outside my house to take pictures. I find it intriguing the images you catch yourself capturing in a place that is so familiar. Who would of thought!
I am a big fan of the British home decor magazine, Living Etc. It's a fabulous place to find modern living and fresh decorating ideas. And like most publications these days, they have great resources on the web as well. Below are a few images from their online gallery...
I love Flickr and I love Flickr groups! I've decided to create my first series. Once a week I will post about a group I have found and share with you a few photos from it. This week I found the group "Inspiration Boards", a place where people post photos of where they keep things that inspire them. I love the different techniques people use to post their thoughts and findings!
[Images are from (t-b): jenni simmons, new york noodlery, bricolagelife, Angelia*A, and quaint handmade]
A little wedding update! So I have been scanning bridal magazines/websites trying to decide on the perfect attire for my big day. I have narrowed it down to: nothing strapless and nothing with poof. If you have ever gone dress shopping though, that is about all you see. However, with the help of my mother, I believe I have decided to make my own dress! This may sound crazy to some but when you have sewers in the family, the sky is the limit!
Good news is that my mom stumbled across a dress form. She was at the mall when she noticed that a store was closing and they had all of their store furniture on sale! She found my perfect size and walked away with a $25 form, what a deal! Dress forms are probably one of the creepiest things you could have (when you turn that corner into a dark room and see a figure by the window...ahh!).
I have also decided against a traditional veil. It is just not something I ever thought about wearing when I pictured my wedding ceremony...SO!...I am inspired to create a birdcage, french-netted veil. Sound cool, huh? This type of veil is really becoming popular again so hopefully I can find some great resources out their on how to construct it. The veils below are from Something Bold. Love it!
Check out the new Amy Butler fabric collection. Due out in April, the color palettes are so vibrant and fresh! Here is what she has to say about them on her website:
"This line is inspired by the vintage modern spirit of my lifestyle book Midwest Modern. With luscious palettes called Ohio Sky and Pink and Orange Dahlias, the colors from this group come from beautiful summer days in my Ohio garden. The mix of organic prints are perfect for fashion, quilting and home dec projects, everything you need to create Midwest Modern style!"
It's that time of year again...Global Bazaar at Target! After digging through a few kitsch items I found these really great hanging lamps. Target has done it again, providing the po-po folks with cool alternatives. I've always admired hanging lamps like these but the price tag has always been outrageous....these guys are all under $100 (now on sale).