Photography Mission

January 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

We want:

a.  A photographer with a good eye for composition and quick to capture important moments.  As two artists/designers/what-have-you, quality will be important.

b.  Someone who has a keen editing eye.  To each her own, but I do not like photos with the washed out or faded look that is attempting to give a vintage feel, but really just looks like they dialed up the brightness and dialed down the saturation.

c.  Hi-res images with printing rights.

d. 6-8 hours of coverage.

e.  Points a-e for $2,500 or less.


a.  Custom designed albums.

b.  Engagement or day after sessions.

c.  A photobooth (we’ll take care of that on our own, thanks.)

d.  A second shooter.  We’re in the smaller of two spaces at the Metropolitan Building, with 100 or fewer (most likely fewer) guests.

Why does it always happen that some of my favorite images come from Australia-based photographers? Like Leo Farrell.


Mysterious Email

January 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

The subject title of the email read, “What if Anthropologie did weddings?”  Without a shred of shame, I tell you I gasped out loud and caught my breath.  Yes?!?!  What if?!?!?

We have to wait until February 14th.  But whatever the answer is, it bears the cryptic initials BHLDN, it sounds like a music box, and it’s temporary facade looks a little like Elizabeth Messina’s work.  I’ll be interested to find out if there is any real link there.

Style Envy

January 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s been a little while since I’ve seen a bride in the blogosphere whose style I adore.  But I love every choice this San Antonio bride made, from the bright yellow dress and matching heels (Seychelle’s?), to the perfectly cut bob.  Well done.

Photography: Eclectic Images

Colors: Liberty of London

January 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Need some color and pattern inspiration?  Liberty of London incorporates beautiful color combinations into their classic prints.  Here are some of my favorites.  It would be fun to make small hand bound books for guest favors.  Or to make ties and clutches for bridal party gifts.

Silliness. Plain Silliness.

January 18, 2011 § 1 Comment


Who doesn't love a good hand drawn map?

I’m struggling to formulate this post. I want to laugh, I want to cry, and most of all I want to close my eyes. If you follow this treasure map of sorts, you will see what I mean. But just as there is a butt for every seat, there is a bridal shop for every variety of bride, so far be it from me to judge (too much). I visited a shop very similar to what is (questionably) pictured on Yvette’s website (I think it belongs to Yvette, but how can one really be sure?), and certainly these establishments are not hurting for business.

So I think the best thing to do is sit back, relax, and follow the “navigation” link to Yvette’s piecemeal rendition of Here Comes the Bride, the sonic likes of which we haven’t experienced since the last unbearable Kit-Kat commercial.

Thanks for the link Kelly!

Retro curls

January 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Yesterday I ran across a picture of some pretty curls achieved by following the directions in this video tutorial.

I gave the idea a shot last night and I have to say today’s results are pleasing. I’m not one to stock up on hair products, and the only one I had at home was Fredric Fekkai’s Beach Wave spray. I applied liberally over hair washed yesterday morning, did the whole wrapping routine, and zonked out at 10:00pm (New Puppy syndrome). The result is a nice loose retro barrel curl that has lasted all day. In the coming weeks and months, I will definitely be experimenting with these curls and what kind of wedding appropriate results I can get.

It’s a great solution for ladies like myself who get bored with their hair very easily but don’t want to spend lots of time with scorching tools close to their scalp. If you find that this describes you, too, try it out.


It's a little like this.

File under: Inspiration (i.e. Let’s make inexpensive versions of what we see here)

January 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

The last thing I need is another website a la Gilt Groupe that I feel compelled to moon over every day.  But my list of needs right now is relatively short, so here I am, mooning over couture bridal accessories on the brand new timed-sale site, “The Aisle New York”.

As one of my co-workers always says “25% off expensive is still expensive,” and  The Aisle might prove to embody this statement.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t look and get ideas for future projects.

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