Like WHOA. You guys, I’m sitting in my chair, with Bambino wanting ups, me ignoring his repeated requests for ups, and Bambino releasing aggressive fart bombs immediately beneath me in retribution. Why am I unable to enjoy his sweet, adorable overtures? Because I’m still in awe over what just happened. And that’s saying A LOT, because his sweet overtures look a-something a-like a-this:
see all the redness on my leg? ↓ that’s because we need to cut his nails but he HATES IT. P.S. – he winks a single eye a lot. never the two shall blink at once.
↓ this is him giving up for a moment; isn’t his dismount cute?
omigod. I promise, this post is not all puppy pictures. There’s gonna be like, two more, max.
Ok, as you know, we launched a brand new series on those not-so-perfect real life stories of family + wedding planning = problems. And we had a moderately interesting talk, eh? I think we got down to some SERIOUS BUSINESS that really needed addressing in today’s world, regarding relationships, wedding planning and peeling off the facade of what we’ve all come to expect from the world around us when we ultimately announce, “WE’RE GETTING HITCHED!”
Well. Since launching that series this week, I’ve received approximately a lot of emails recounting personal experiences and requests for advice that not only make my heart ache, but are testament to the simple fact that it’s not all sunshine and lollipops and rainbows and everything. Oohhh speaking of rainbows…
It’s a rainbow on Bam Bam’s bottom! Ok back to business... We’d like to believe that, in the vast majority of cases, family is totally on board and throwing up with overwhelming joy over the fact that you’re getting married. And a lot of times, that’s the case. However, it is also not so far off from a norm for family to, on occasion – and sometimes completely unexpectedly – pull a 180 on you, specifically right about when you announce that you’re engaged. Funny thing, family. So, it’s become aggressively apparent that we’re going to keep this series going so that those of you out there who are experiencing difficult family issues can, at the very least, feel that you’re faaaaar from alone and, at the very most (is that a phrase? whatevs – COINED), discover the best, most effective and most diplomatic ways to handle those moments of difficulty so that you’re not stuck suffering through it the entire effing time. Because MAN, what a drag THAT would be… AMIRITE? Wedding planning is supposed to be FUN, and you really do deserve to enjoy it! Seriously, you do!
So, to close up this section, starting this series feels good, feels right. And the honesty in so many of your reactions to Miss Rhi’s story brought tears to my eyes. On the realsies. And I’m just as excited as you are for Miss Rhi’s next installment, because she’s going to bring some tips along with her.
SWITCHING GEARS A BIT FOR TODAY, I thought it would be fun to bring you some glam wedding inspiration in the form of a super fun, super bright, occasionally sparkly and at times even metallic, color story. High kick, woot!
I’ve been obsessing over everything high flash recently, but I’m also a strong believer in subtlety when it comes to glitz and glamour. Sooooo… I’ve collected quite the bucketful of elements that would assist you in throwing together a fantastically chic, upbeat and carefree affair with this color story in mind.
Let’s start off with the images at the tippity top of this post, shall we? I stumbled across that pink and gold candy buffet table, designed by Pinkpolka Wedding Design and picked up by Wedding Obsession. Beneath it we’ve got a Neon Canvas Platform Sandal by Zara, and a Cream Pleat Belted Dress by Miss Selfridge. All killer, imho.
Here’s a bunch more stellar neony metallic wedding inspiration to inspire your colorful day. It brightened up mine, and I was having a pretty freaking BAD day. No joke. So I’m hoping that this’ll perk up your afternoon, no matter how it’s going. :) Note: sources are listed in clockwise order.
Speaking of bad days, here’s something I’m going to call a Fun Friday Fact: You’re allowed to have a bad day. Everybody does, but not everybody (often, including myself) is able to always remember that that’s totally effing normal. *Especially* when you’re PMS’ing.
neon leather capri hot pink sandal via J.Crew / light spearmint cashmere cardigan via J.Crew / neon bouquet featured on Once Wed, Event Design/Styling: bash, please [bash eco events & yes, please design], Photography: featherlove
In closing… let’s try to remember that there’s a very fine line between tasteful glamour and glitz, and Disney Princess…
And, finally, in our ongoing series of “A Day in the Life of Bambino McPuppyPants…”
Today, I felt like sharing with you the spot where Bambino tends to be his happiest…
… it’s in his daddy’s arms. :)
SO… thoughts? Questions? Like/love/hate/loathe the wedding inspiration today? I’m open to anything today, as per usual.
And on a FINAL note, I promise… as you know, I had a not so great day, so there’s one more thing I feel compelled to mention today. (Other than the word “today,” which I seem to be using in every sentence.) I appreciate you guys, so much, for just generally being such amazeballs individuals. I love chatting it up with you on the daily, and I feel so lucky to be able to. SO YEAH THANKS. Sappiness over. :)
xoxo! – Alison