So, first off, let me show you what it feels like in the city right now when you’re the kind of person who resists turning on the a/c until it’s ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY because what the heck is up with these electricity bills these days AMIRITE:
↑ Those two are besties. A/c will go on pretty soon because I’m a sucker for a spoiled puppy.
Ok so I’m, uhh, I’m a little excited right now, and this might come as a shock, but it’s not because Khloe Kardashian just announced that her sister Kim – and I quote – “is busy planning Royal Wedding No. 2.” Nope, it’s not because of that. In fact I’m sure you realize that it’s in spite of that. Because shut the eff up Kardashians. But anyway, seeing as I do not allow those born of porn star dynasties to trip up my flow… I soldier on. So, the actual reason I woke up fully psyched (please, not to be confused with the way in which men wake up *fully psyched*… if ya know what I mean wink wink nudge nudge I’m terrible) is because I’ve got a date with my lovely colleague Anne Chertoff to preview Vera Wang’s Spring 2012 bridal collection tonight and oohhhh these things always a-make a-me crazy. I’m sitting here in a full on anticipation tizzy, aaaaand I’m looking forward to reporting back to you guys :)
But back to Kim Kardashian for another second…
She’s killing me, you guys. She’s killing me. And not in that ‘killing me with laughter’ kind of fun way to be killed. I mean in the way that someone kills you. Latest news is that she wants a wedding BIGGER THAN THE ROYALS’. If that doesn’t scream ‘this is really just all about showmanship and hardly about our love, because I’m 30 and I’m afraid of being alone the rest of my life so I’m marrying a big baby and hoping for the best’ then I don’t know what does. That’s my take. Because seriously, Kim, you’re constantly freaking out about your age and marriage. But you know what? The average age of women who are getting married for the first time has become 30 years old. Yup, that’s the average age these days. Ok, but anyway, let’s say, just for a second, that they are, in fact, deeply in love. What’s the rush to get married after 6 months? Is it the fact that Khloe did if first, and in record time? I just don’t get rushing into it. Also, he looks like he might have been dropped a few times as a baby. But that’s neither here nor there nor anywhere.
Anywhozit, TODAY’S WEDDING. Submitted by Jessica of Session Nine Photographers, it’s a DIY stunner that screams ‘keep it simple, keep it chill, keep it real.’ Also, I’m obsessed with the details. Obsessed. They’re few, and they’re perfect.
A few words from Jessica of Session Nine:
Kari and Brian’s wedding took place at the Shenandoah Mill in Gilbert, AZ. This 1920′s mill was transported in pieces from Virginia and completely restored to the location that it stands in today!
From our lovely bride, Kari:
For our day, I desired a quaint feel. I loved the idea of having a barn but wasn’t sure what we would be able to find around Chandler, Arizona where my family is from. Fortunately, we found the grist mill called Shenandoah Mills which had a lovely outdoor area and indoor barn like feel. I was truly amazed at how the wedding came together. From the flowers to the pot pies to the centerpieces, the day was more than what I had expected. As I prepared for the day, I gathered tons of pictures from wedding blogs and I was amazed at how all the ideas I had saved became a reality. I had tons of support from my family, friends, and my groom! I hope you enjoy sharing in our day!
And for anyone who was potentially wondering what was UP with that scowl on Bambino’s punim yesterday, it was purely a lucky catch… as you can see by the expression I caught a split second later:
Further evidence of his tendency towards smiles, if it pleases the court:
Ok, on a final note – even given all the above Kardashian stuff, and yesterday’s full on rant… you KNOW I’ll be tuning in to Kim Kardashian’s wedding, right. Duh. It’s sort of one of those things that’s impossible to resist, no matter how much I don’t approve. And I kinda sorta hate myself for it. (This is probably not #winning.)
Will you be able to resist to tuning in? I mean, she wants to make her wedding a bigger deal than that Royal one. It’s pulling me in.
On a final final note, what do you think of today’s killer wedding, y’all? Are you loving those escort card treats? Are you digging the simplicity?
xoxo! – Alison
Photography: Session Nine Photographers / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Caterer: Croshaw’s Gourmet Pies / Musicians: Augie Figurelli / Reception Venue: Shenandoah Mill / Dress Store: Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Cake Designer: Graceful Cake Creations / DJ: My Platinum Day Entertainment