Happy Monday, lovelies. Ok, first off, I’ve got some potential news that could soon turn into big news, but before it can, I kinda need your help. Honey and I have been tossing around the idea of a puppy for what has essentially been the duration of our relationship. Well, the time is pretty much here. So I’m open to recommendations. Super open. Got any? FYI, we’re nyc apartment dwellers, and our place is pretty spacious for nyc, but certainly not enough space for a doggie that needs to move around constantly. Anywho, thanks, bubbies!
Right then! Now that we’ve got that out of the way…
Here’s a recent tweet of Kanye West’s I’d like to share with you:
“I just zoned on how ill it is to really fall in love… Pimpin’ is whatev … Love is that s***!”
Guys, I think Kanye makes a great point here. Pimpin’ truly is “whatev.” Wouldn’t you agree? Especially when you can zone on how ill it is to be hopelessly in love with someone who feels the same way about you. It truly is “that s***.”
Other KW tweets (“Sometimes I f*** with my Timbs on,” for example) are not as insightful. But they can’t all be winners, now can they. No, they can’t. And, unfortunately, most of them are losers. Horrible, horrible losers. However, the winner quoted earlier really hits the nail on the proverbial head. And it rings as true in today’s wedding as it would with any other we’ve featured.
Today’s wedding was submitted by Justin Hackworth, and it’s a colorful DOOZY. I gotta tell ya, our bride really DIY’d the heck out of this wedding, and you’ve gotta hear about it.
↗ Look at that punim! ↖
Here’s her rundown of this brightly colored day:
Every aspect of our wedding day was a fairytale. The day started out bright and early with my mom, sisters and I going to get our hair and make up done. Our ceremony was very special because it took place where both of our parents had been married, The Salt Lake Temple. Richard first saw me wearing my beautiful Vineyard Collection dress (Trish) as I walked down a hallway to go out and meet all of our family and friends. I will never forget that moment. I couldn’t believe that we were finally married and could start the rest of our lives together. After walking out to see family members and friends, we walked around the temple grounds and took many beautiful pictures. Our reception was magical. There were a few nerve-wracking moments because there were signs of rain and the reception was outside in my parent’s backyard. However, it turned out to be beautiful and just how I had always imagined it. Justin Hackworth captured everything perfectly. I wanted the reception to have a feeling of eclectic beauty; this was accomplished with candles, handmade décor, flowers, a photo booth and lots of color. Handmade hairpieces, iron and crystal used in many different shapes, sizes and textures added to the eclectic and found look. I even made mirrored strings to add sparkle and the feeling of candlelight in the late afternoon sun. It was an easy craft that added so much. I went to the local craft store and bought every shape and size of mirrored pieces, sandwiched a piece of fishing string between the two sides and hot glued them together. Another personal touch were the signs I made that hung on the basket with the thank you gifts and the sign with my new last name above the cake. The color scheme was inspired by a piece of dupioni silk ribbon that I have had since I was ten or eleven. Looking back at everything I can honestly say that I would not change a single thing about our wedding day. It truly was a dream come true.
My color palette was hot pink, bright orange and charcoal grey. The boys wore gray suits with orange ties and the girls wore pink, orange and gray to tie everything together. The bridesmaid’s dresses were from J.Crew and Anthropologie.
My advice to other brides would be to look at as many magazines, blogs and websites as possible. Then take all of that beautiful inspiration, organize it and put it into a binder that you take everywhere. It makes the planning process go much quicker and makes it a lot easier. After all, no one likes a stressed out bride!
The bride crafted mirrored strings to replicate the effect of candlelight in the late afternoon sun. Creative, much?
I wholeheartedly say yes to ice cream stands at weddings. There was one of these (it was gelato, but whatevs) at a Martha Stewart Holiday Party I attended last year and it was a SERIOUS hit.
This image might be my favorite. Gorgeous, Justin. ↴
This bouquet’s been through a lot, but I think it’s holding up quite well, don’t you? :)
How cute are these two? I mean, seriously? HOW ADORBS??!!
Will you be crafting any of the elements involved in your wedding day?
xoxo! – Alison
Photographer: Justin Hackworth Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Caterer: Culinary Crafts / Reception Venue: Private Residence / Dress Store: Anthropologie / Dress Designer: Avenia / Bridal Cake Designer: The Sweet Tooth Fairy / Photo Booth Equipment: All Occasions Photo Booths