Nov 11, 2011
Due to several factors, mostly privacy concerns (always there on the internet), I have elected to make a good portion of my bio Friends Only. If you have a bio & are active on the forums, then feel free to add me! I love friends!
The only rule that I have is that if you show me yours, I'll show you mine. :) You gotta have SOME bio pages in order for me to add you.
Tim keeps asking me what the colors are. He might even show up in a silver tie. :)
Much of the colors are based on the engagement ring (see above). It's an inspiration.
Swatches from dessy.com :)
The blue may be a little darker, but you get the idea.
Seeing as how my biggest inspiration for the wedding (and the dress!) comes from a 1957 musical, I think that going with all things vintage will be nice, too.
first photo from Offbeat Bride (I believe), second from here on PW, third from Once Wed (photog: Josh Goleman). Clue me in to more accurate sources of the other two photos and I'll gladly note that. :)
If this wedding were a movie, it'd be...
Funny Face... (starring Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire)
directed by Baz Luhrman... (Moulin Rouge, etc.)
on an Andrew Bujalski budget. :)
Inspiration board gathered from personal photos, random blog posts, facebook shots, and of course, PW inspiration.
Two more I made!
(gimme a minute here..)
And an inspiration shot, not so much even for the wedding but from the movie Funny Face, which I honestly haven't seen in years but stayed with me enough to inspire me for the wedding!
Thank Dolly Couture and Audrey Hepburn for this inspiration!
I saw this in Dolly's "custom collections", and fell in love with it. Then, she made it a regular style, available right off the site.
Inspiration + INCREDIBLE photo of a bride in the dress (via Facebook)
My dress will be in ivory. I know, it seems insane to order offline, and I won't be going into any stores to try on dresses, but I'm okay with that!
UPDATE: They have created a purchase link for my dress! It will be customized in that it'll be made to my measurements, there will be a big, beautiful organza bow on the back, and there will be a custom pink petticoat to add fullness to the dress (and match the shoes). I'm a little nervous about the matching with the shoes, as I haven't even tried them on yet...but alas.
And my mom is buying it for me!!!! Which is a huge help. Part of the money being used for the dress is money she inherited from her birth father, who we have only met once. Although it's a strange and sad way for my biological grandparents to be involved in the wedding, it's oddly poetic, as well.
And to match the shoes (see below), I think I'm going to order a dyed petticoat...something like this (also from my dress designer).
I was thinking blue, in keeping with the color theme of the wedding, however I think I am just going to find the shoes I like best and wear those. These in particular from www.unique-vintage.com are current front-runners.
I am definitely a fan of handmade EVERYTHING, a craft fair aficianado, for sure, so I have definitely looked to Etsy for jewelry! My favorite bridal jewelry seller is plumbcrazy, because her style is simple, classic, and just so damn pretty. I have been drooling over her jewelry for some time now, and I think I'm going to go with these earrings...
(had to size the photo down a little bit...it was larger than the dress photo...)
Along with a streamlined necklace and maybe a bracelet, too..
I love hydrangeas, roses, gardenias and delphiniums. We'll see how this all comes together. These are completely unsourced photos that I've found all throughout browsing Project Wedding.
I would love to get a lot of blue mason jars, white ribbon, order from a warehouse shop, and completely cut out the florist, but we'll see how well that all works. I think it can be done, though.
DIY brooch-y silk bouquet
I found this photo on the PW boards one day, and fell in love. I KNEW this would be my bouquet. And I also love that it's something I can keep for years to come.
inspiration, c/o the lovely and beautiful pmnunes83!
One day, I got locked out of my building (FI has the key to the building and I just have a code, which wasn't working!) and I went to Michael's and went bonkers.
And I kept buying brooches from Etsy until I was satisfied!
Here she is!!
I just need some inspiration for a bouquet handle. And that top/center rose is a little squished, and maybe we could use some more blue in that very white patch in the third photo.