3.31.2009

Garden Series: Hydrangeas, Hedges and Elephants - Oh My!

I've been totally neglecting this blog because I've been busy working and trying to hang out with some of my best friends who flew in last week as a surprise. After checking out how the business is I realised one of two things. A) It is hard and demanding and B) I totally love it. It really makes me think that I could reach out to brides... I love talking to people about style, about how they met their boyfriends or fiances... I think that I could really do this for a living once Lucas gets a little older. Once he starts walking and is a more independent little guy, I think it will be time to take on some bigger things. It's always at a certain point in your life when you know you're ready to do something because it interests you every single day... to my boyfriend's dismay, I am obsessed with weddings and parties. We're hoping we're headed towards that direction, but you don't want to count your chickens too soon right? I do get to think about what it is that I want for MY wedding while I talk to brides about their own - and I have to admit, it's a vicious cycle of MIND CHANGING. A few months ago I would have loved a Meditteranean feel, but now I've completely gone crazy over hydrangeas - which happen to feel slightly preppy to me. So, out of my love for them, I made this board for MYSELF, yet again. It has a lot of my boyfriend's personality in it too, so it makes me sort of giddy playing out something HE would like. It's perfect for spring, no matter where you are in the world!

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3.13.2009

Reel to Real: Lost at Sea! A fun version of a not-so-funny situation!

I was asked to make this, but I think my assignment required me to be more SPECIFIC... however, on this blog I can be as collage oriented as possible! I had a lot of fun making this board, partly because of the really cool jpeg I found of the vintage luggage on google images. A lot of the time, when people think of the movies that showcase deserted islands - it isn't that happy... like that one movie with Tom Hanks where he conversed with a volleyball for the majority of the film. But this wedding is FUN! complete with mini survival kits for guests, little passport holders and baggage tags - the lanterns hanging above the dining area give it a really great feeling: like camping under the stars!

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3.08.2009

Destination: Love in the Time of Vineyards

Instead of a Hacienda, I picked a vineyard in California for the venue of this awesome Gabriel Garcia Marquez inspired wedding. I know it's not exactly Cartagena, but what the heck - it looks pretty cool, what with the invitations from Pearl Press and everything. This wedding has much more of a color theme c0mpared to most of the ones I made before. The cover of Love in the time of Cholera and this particular invitation inspired me. I don't really know how this is coherent to most vineyard weddings, but for some reason I think it just jives. Also I really love the glass lemonade and iced tea dispensers... really summery without making simple beverages look tacky, which happens alot when you use plastic containers. More to come in the sweltering heat!

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