12.11.2008

Garden Series: Afternoon Tea Party

You can indulge in your Beatrix Potter moments without having to worry about nauseating gingham and yellow eyelet. An afternoon wedding by the lake or in a park is made into an even more festive party with the reception theme of High Tea. Have your guests choose between different blends and have a great selection of petits fours and apero tartlets available so that they can easily eat while they wander around the grounds of the venue. Shabby chic has never been this fun. Lace parasols and teacup candles make for great favors and a carefully made Princess Torte from Danish bakers would give a kick in the ass to your average sponge layers.

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12.02.2008

Nouveau (Gothica): The Twilight Board

Ok. I won't even get started on what it means to be a fan of the Twilight series because there are hundreds of thousands of fansites dedicated to the brooding vampires. I read the book sometime in 2005 (it had a different cover, depicting a lanky girl with a bob lurking in a darkened hallway), and found it really hard to put down despite the seemingly teenybopper idea of a vampire-angsty teen romance.

So when I found out that Stephenie Meyer, the author, was in the process of meeting with studio executives for a MOVIE I must admit I was excited, just because i had tried to imagine the two protagonists in my mind but could never summon up the perfect people fo casting. I was so worried they wouldn't live up to the standards set by my imagination. Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised. Anyway, to conclude the Twilight fever, I created a board based on the book cover themes... and what I thought their wedding should have really looked like, although I do think I can base a board on the one written into Breaking Dawn. Be dazzled.

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11.11.2008

Undercover: The Veil

It has come to my attention that made to order veils are much prettier than the ones you normally see at boutiques, and though a lot of people have complained about how LONG it takes to get one done - I honestly think they're worth the wait. Also, I feel as if the veil makes the dress as opposed to the other way around. It's there for pious reasons, sure - yet we cannot escape the fact that it is also an instant beautification tool (it instantly illuminates your face as it frames it). I'm a huge fan of the embroidered kind, preferably in the style of the mantilla (the Spanish mantle). I've saved so many gorgeous jpegs during the search for my sister in law's perfect veil, here are a few favorites.

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11.06.2008

Bernadette and Mike

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On the steps of the National Museum during my brother's wedding in Jan.

My beautiful cousin is on the verge of formally becoming her boyfriend's fiancee. He is taking her to Paris for their anniversary, and even though he knows she's aware of his plans, he's going to pull through with proposing on the day that marks their fifth year together. Romance is still out there! Which makes it easier for me to believe that I can pull of planning their perfect day.

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Since my cousin has Indian blood, she's always been partial to beautiful saris and little decorations with glass mirrors and bright bindis. When I told her that I had started to create mood boards (SO inspired by snippet&ink), she asked me to prepare two types of wedding inspirations to present to her fiance. One is a garden wedding, with most jpegs taken from Brides.com, and the other is a full blown Indian affair. I'll leave you with both.

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Two very different themes, but both are so relevant to her. I wonder which she'll choose.