Thursday Treats – 19th Nov 2009

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Credit: Credit: Matt Miller for Our Labor of Love

Oooh what a set of tasty treats I have for you this week. As ever, I have been blown away with the joy that blog land and the internet has spread this week. First off an extra special mention to Naz of Oliver Rue who sent me a little delight in the post in the form of some ‘rockstar’ magnets and the most adorable handmade card which is now adoring my fridge. I can not express how happy this package made me. I was having a really stressful day and getting home to a parcel wrapped in leopard print really made my week!

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So what else has made me smile this week…?

♥ Check out this inspiring and quirky DIY beach wedding. Loving all the details!
♥ Wanna go to an indie wedding show in Chicago? Edyta Szyszlo is giving away 5 free tickets.
Blog links – links mean love!
♥ Windows to make you go ‘wow’
These stairs make me really really happy
♥ 80’s style roller disco wedding!
Gorgeous interiors, divine inspiration and Polaroid goodness
Pink perfection
♥ Supermodels in vintage
♥ A Victorian inspired shoot to make you swoon
♥ An old fashioned gal
Erin & Chuck ever after
♥ This pink vintage style shoot = love!
♥ I have certainly been guilty of stress over the last few weeks…but this really helped me put it all into perspective
Reconstruction. Revamp your wardrobe and take pretty pictures (one included here was a must!)
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♥ N.E.E.T magazine is an awesome and too kool for skool online mag. Think The Face vs Etsy vs the Urban Outfitters catalogue and you’re half way there. I love! via Stephanie Williams
Fabulous fall frocks – including black wedding dresses and unconventional bridesmaid dress choices
♥ Superstar cake ideas
♥ Talking of cakes….cake proposal!
♥ The fake photo frame thing has been done – how about a fake Polaroid!?
Ban Do do it again – their new ‘Heart’ line is total rockstar…and all under $50! If anyone wants to buy me a Christmas present then I ain’t saying no!
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♥ Exciting news at Rock n Roll towers, Julia Boggio has asked me to model for her and her Vintage Boudoir series. I will be doing the shoot in January and can’t wait to play dress up! Check out her blog for some of her past shoots and the video as a teaser as to what I’ll be getting up to. Wooo so exciting!
♥ You are into the last few days to get your entries in for the Erica Berger trash the dress photo shoot contest. The finalists will be announced on Monday!

♥ The videos have been pouring in this week…so much so that limiting the post to just one would be criminal. Enjoy! 

 

The Big Day www.TheBrokeAssBride.com from Digital Princess Productions on Vimeo.

Sweet memories of Rye from cine8 on Vimeo.

Tom and Bethany’s Wedding Summary from alan silva on Vimeo.

Plus – my friend La Carmina went on NBC to promote her new book, Cute Yummy Time  – Wooooooooooooo! She is the actual cutest. This book (and her other new one – Wacky Theme Restaurants – multi tasking or what?!) are certainly on my Christmas list.

♥ Aaaand finally a bit of mutual link loveage…

Hot Pink Brides
Omnibride
Kat Braman Photography
Tino & Pip
One Wed
Segerius Bruce
(Check out this Prague photo shoot!)

By the way, if you do link to me on your blog then be sure to drop me an email and let me know so I can share the love and link right back!

A Delicious, Locally Grown, Vegan Wedding

I love Megan & Brodie. I loved them as soon as I featured their Rock n Roll engagements a few months ago. So when Alica of In the Now Weddings & Events emailed me to share this kick ass wedding she’d helped to organise my first thought was “Hey, I know them!”

When Megan & Brodie decided to get married, they knew they wanted it to feel homey and old fashioned, with a little rock and roll thrown in.  They decided to have the ceremony and reception at the uber trendy Marvimon House, an awesome sustainable loft space in downtown Los Angeles.
The pair are both vegan and we wanted to have a 100% vegan wedding. They served a delicious, locally grown, vegan buffet, Megan made 150 cupcakes and 8 dozen cookies and their friend (and maid of honor) homebrewed all of the beer!  

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Memory Lane

Nadia’s vintage Chanel, trip down memory lane inspired photo shoot makes me weep with nostalgic joy. The records, the books, the beautiful dress, the shoes and the make up  – all lend themselves oh too perfectly to this by-gone fashion era.

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Contrast & Style

This Australian wedding blew me away as soon as I laid eyes on that dress! Shannon & Carl got married in Brisbane and had a vintage glam wedding full of quirky and classically styled delights. I am loving the multi-layered, uber cute Paul Hunt dress and accessories that Shannon rocked (including her amazing bouquet – le swoon indeed.) Her shoes were from Miu Miu and her beautiful hairpiece was found at Chelsea De Luca. The bridesmaids looked equally vintage-gorgeous in their dresses by The Magical Adventures of Dolly. The locations are to die for – the  glamorous ceremony venue, the Tattersall’s Club, contrasts perfectly with rough ‘n ready portrait site and the super trendy, waterside reception which took place at Riverlife, the old Naval Stores beside the Brisbane River. A wedding of contrasts and a wedding of style.

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Roller Derby Bride

This roller derby bride (who met her friend and photographer Lilly whilst playing roller derby for the Rat City Rollers in Seattle) married her long term boyfriend at a 1920’s/1930’s Bonnie & Clyde inspired wedding in Kubota Gardens, a Japanese garden in Seattle.  The entire wedding party was in vintage 1930’s garb, as were many of the guests. A getaway car in the form of a 1930’s hot rod was provided by a good friend of Randi and Todd’s: Jerry Chinn, who is a local prop house owner and collector of vintage vehicles.  He was kind enough to pull over a couple of times so the photographer could get some really great shots of them with the car. The reception was at a neighborhood watering hole called Calamity Jane’s where jambalaya and collard greens were served and square dancing ensued.

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Vast.

There is something a little bit spooky about this day after session and I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is…maybe it’s the dark lipstick vs the pale skin (very stylish don’t ya know!?) or maybe it’s the vast and slightly creepy abandoned location. Either way my inner goth freakin’ loves them!

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