I’ve gone a little bit glam for this week’s guest post over at the fabulous Savvy Scoop. Go check it out!
Credit: Joy Marie
I shouldn’t really be all bloggy on my birthday but I just love you all too much…and I love this wedding too much to wait until tomorrow..I have to get it out there right now!
I found this wedding via Offbeat Bride’s Flickr pool (it’s an amazing resource for finding wicked weddings, but I’m assuming most of you already know that!) Anyway, as soon as I saw this wedding I emailed the Bride, Kelly straight away demanding to be allowed to feature it on here…and she was more than happy for me too…wooohooo!
I’m going to hand right over to Kelly at this point, because in her own words she loves talking about her wedding!
We started planning a very traditional wedding but it never seemed
“right” for us. So my man gave me full control and said “make it feel
like us”. I changed the location to New York City (that’s were we
live) and decided the day would be family only. (Later, we had a
party for friends in New York and both our hometowns)
The day started by taking a black limo to Brooklyn Bridge, to take
pictures. After that, we headed to the court house, downtown
Manhattan to have the civil ceremony. Another black limo took all of
the guests to meet us at the court house. We got married about 1:00
pm on Friday, March 20 in a very short little ceremony. Then we all
headed to Alice’s Tea Cup on 64th where we had rented a room upstairs.
It was so darling!! We had different types of finger sandwiches,
crazy scones, tons of little deserts and unlimited tea. Our cake was
a one-layered yellow cake with buttercream frosting and the grooms
“cake” was really a red velvet cupcake (his favorite). My cake topper
was a vintage 1950’s wedding couple. My favors were vintage tea cups
with little gold bags of loose tea (Wedding Chai) wrapped in pink
tulle and ivory ribbons. By 7:00 pm, my new husband and I were at the
airport to leave on our honeymoon. It was a perfect day!
A highlight: When we stood in front of the court house, right after
the ceremony to take pictures, a NYPD traffic cop took our picture
with her cell phone. Then she looked at it, smiled and said it was
the best wedding she had ever seen!
Now here is good stuff:
Bride: Dress, Betsey Johnson
Headpiece, veil, earrings: ReVamp
Shoes and purse: Prada
Make up: All MAC Cosmetics. (Lip color: Alta Moda and All Nighter
Prolong Wear by MAC–I get asked that a lot)
Rings: Peachtree on Fifth Ave
Groom: Suit, Tie: Gucci
Ring: Heirloom (Great grandfathers’ ring)
Reception, cake and favors: Alice’s Tea Cup
Thank you for letting me share this with you! I am very excited that
people liked what I did, because I was getting a bit of flack from
some friends about not being “traditional”. I only did and wore what
I loved; that is what made my wedding authentic. I would hope to
inspire other brides to ignore the critics and go with their own sense
Thanks so much for sharing Kelly. You all simply must head over here to check out the rest of her ridiculously gorgeous wedding! (and here for her Vintage, Remade, Re-inspired and Occasionally Sparkly etsy shop!)
Oh dear..I went and did it again, and got horribly drunk last night (I’m allowed it’s my birthday today!)
I have a million and one things to post, I have had so much great stuff sent to me this week and I will definitely have a mass posting session tonight, but for now I’m all about the fry up, going shopping and getting a birthday haircut! This is the sort of thing I’m going for (but obviously keeping the pink!)…what do we think?
To keep you entertained until I return, new hair and all, why not check out this ridiculously fabulous wedding sent to me my Holly Sheen. I am loving all the pretty lights, and that cake, and the dress…in fact pretty much all of it is totally gorgeous.
In Holly’s words…
Meeting your soul mate is a once in a lifetime chance. But what makes this couple even more unique is that they met each other as toddlers at Day Care.
At the age of three or four, Max announced to his mom that he was going to marry Sara . March 28th 2009, he made his proclamation true.
The wedding took place in the front yard, with a huge beautiful tree shading the entire event. What makes this even more special is that it was the home of Max and his family, and perhaps even the setting of a lot of childhood adventures.
We took “getting ready” photo of the girls in Max’s old bedroom. The reception was in the same yard that they had many basketball, and outdoor games. Two guitar players played “All You Need is Love” to the entire reception. It soon became a sing-a-long and a tribute to the new couple. Music of the band, “Minus Me” was playing at the reception (a band that the groom and best man were guitar/drums). The groom doubled as the DJ and music extraordinaire.
It was truly such a personal event. Every detail and accent was carefully planned and beautiful.
Credit: Holly Sheen/Cakes & Kisses
Oh. My. God!
I saw these on Wedding Chicks and I had to post them too…these rock my world! The bright colours, the cute couple, the fairground, the tutu. Arrrgh these are amazing..sorry for getting so over-excited and posting a million of these photographs, but I’m afraid it’s impossible for me to choose which ones to post.
You will love these!
Have you visited Bakery yet? It is an amazing resource for bloggers like me, I love reading all their tips and tricks. If you’re an aspiring blogger or you just fancy reading something different for a change, then head on over.
This article on their today made me think…
Here’s what happens: You find a blog, love the blog, and tack it onto the numerous feeds in your Google Reader, categorizing it by industry and making cute little notes [or is that just me?]. You then check said feed daily, bulk up on all of your day’s recommended dosage of Inspiration, and forget it until tomorrow.
Here’s the problem: As a blogger, I recognize the need for community. And one of the easiest ways to gauge your community is through readers/commenters. So how do your readers who follow your feed tell you what they like/dislike if they’re not commenting b/c they rarely visit your site in actual formation?
I wonder if I have a load of readers who just see my via the RSS reader? If so come say ‘Hi’ properly…I’d like to meet you :o)
And just because I can’t post without an image…check out this little beauty I found yesterday while searching for my new haircut (getting the chop tomorrow on by birthday eeeek!)
Credit: Sorry I have no photographer credit, but the image came from here..yes that’s right, I was looking for an emo cut hehe!)
I’m not sure if ‘umbrellaed’ is a word…but I’m using it to describe this gorgeous wedding. It’s true, I’m an all or nothing kinda gal..I can’t stop at just one of Jeremy’s weddings! Next up, the very cool, totally rockin’ Andrea & Matt.
Three words – Tattooed. Umbrellaed. Cool!
Loooove them, thanks so much Jeremy!