My Wedding ☀ A Much Anticipated Update on What’s Been Sloshing Around in My Head

{Photography}

Okay, see now THIS  is why I want to make time for a pre-wedding glam shoot in New York City.  I encourage you to click on the photo below to behold its true size and unleash its impact… for, my friends, it is impactful.

Grand Central Station - Elyse & Brad Wedding - becreativephotography

As I write this, our wedding plans do not include a wedding day photoshoot in New York City.

Originally, they did.  But now… or at least currently… they do not.

… HOWEVER…

When mine eyes have seen the glory of a photo like the above (courtesy, Be Creative Photography) then the idea of getting up at dawn for hair and makeup, spending copious (and extremely gratifying) amounts of time with our photographer to luck into a moment to rival the Grand Central Station shot above, and potentially running late for our vows doesn’t seem so completely insane.  Listen, as long as we’re both not there yet, no one’s getting stood up, right?  Right.  Just kidding, not gonna do that.

Which brings us back to square one.  (Stay tuned.  I’m still working this out in my head.  Any suggestions?)  For the time being, I will share with you a few additional shots de perfection, captured in this, the city that never catches a nap…

Emmy and Elliott, by becreativephotography

smooch in the city - Emmy and Elliott - becreativephotography

hug in nyc - Emmy and Elliott - becreativephotography

I dream that my wedding pictures will have half the beauty of those above.  That hue, the pure joy and uninhibited intimacy the couple emit – it’s catching!

{Fashion – Reception Dress}

This Nanette Lepore gold sequined stunner of a cocktail dress hath captured me.  Be still, my heart…

Gold Sequin Cocktail dress, by Nanette Lepore

{Paper – Wedding Stationery}

My wedding stationery, while I have not yet picked it out, will look very similar to the following two styles; styles I admire most, out of everything I’ve ever seen in any magazine, anywhere.  Check it:

Cheree and Jeff St. Louis, Missouri Wedding Stationery {courtesy Martha Stewart Weddings}

{Photo credit: Martha Stewart Weddings}

Lily Fink's Wedding Stationery {courtesy Martha Stewart Weddings}

{Photo credit: Martha Stewart Weddings}

And with just a splash of the kind of action you see going on in this colorful assortment:

In Style Weddings Wedding Stationery

{Decor – Tags}

As promised, here is the detail from the last post that I actually plan to use as decor for my very own wedding…

Okay, to clarify, it’s more like one detail, but in a myriad of colors and styles…  Colors and styles from which I still have to choose my favorite(s).  Hey!  Don’t knock it ’till you try it!  Planning a wedding is hard!  Seriously, it’s hard work – really hard.  (Heh, that word sooo doesn’t look like a word anymore now that I’ve typed it more than twice.  What kind of a word is hard?!  I’m laughing out loud now.)

As I was saying – choosing colors isn’t the problem; I’ll just get them in red, pink, orange and blue.  The dilemma is which tag style to choose…

Do I choose the scalloped tags?

thegildedbee - Robins Egg Scalloped Tags

thegildedbee - Orange Scalloped Tags

thegildedbee - Cherry Red Scalloped Tags

… the dotted birdy tags?

(As you can see, there are many from which to choose…)

Bird tags in all colors

… or…

Cherry Red dotted Tags

… the charming simplicity of the dotted tags???

Or do I change my mind completely and go with something entirely different?  Oh thegildedbee, you have so many lovely options, I cannot bring myself to decide.  Unfortunately, your wide selection does not benefit your bottom line when it comes to this indecisive bride.

{Paper – Address Stamps}

One idea I’ve been playing around with in my head is getting a custom made rubber stamp with our names and address to mark the backs of our invitations.  I think this is an especially fun thing to do, because I like a touch of personalization with my weddings (really, who doesn’t) and stamps are just, well they’re just fun.  I used to LOOOOVE playing with my stamps as a wee babe.  Doesn’t get much better than making a personalized bookmark for your grandma, now does it.

So, given my love for crafting and the good times I had with stamps in my formative years, I think it would be rather odd if I DIDN’T want to make a personalized address stamp for our snail mail correspondence, however rare.

Here are some of my top pics (not every image – just the more girly ones), from Paperwink.

Paperwink custom rubber address stamps 1

But wait, there’s more…

Paperwink custom rubber address stamps 2

{Food + Drink – The Cake}

While flipping through a Summer 2006 issue of In Style Weddings, I discovered one of the most fetching three tier wedding cakes I’d ever seen.  It stayed with me.  The chocolate cake, covered in a most beautiful robin’s egg blue fondant, was hand-crafted by Ron Ben-Israel, cake-maker to the stars.  Now, I just wonder if I can get it in an ice cream cake… :)

In Style Weddings, cake by Ben-Israel of NYC

… let the planning continue…

Label(s): {Details}, {Etsy}, {Fashion}, {Floral + Decor}, {Food + Drink}, {Paper}, {Personalize}, {Real Weddings}

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