Happy Tuesday afternoon! I hope you’re excited, because today I’ve got a totally random story, a super festive fabric-focused wedding, and pretty intensely bad cramps! Last one’s actually not very exciting at all. At all. Atttt alllll. Any remedies you guys can suggest for my ovaries? They seem very mad at me, and all I did was not use them again.
In any case, I’m just so glad I have this wedding to keep my mind off of that last bit. And this guy…
You know, it’s his hugs of reassurance that stomp the pain right out. ;)
Ok, so here we go with the story, first:
Some of you might remember that I was all psyched for an Ellie Goulding concert way back. Well, we totally went and we totally had an incredible time. But. If there’s anything I took away from that concert – other than the fact that black tushie-hugging tights and black tushie-hugging skirts are fully the rage among the very young demographic – it’s that photo booths have undoubtedly hit the Big Time, because they had a photo booth set up at the Ellie Goulding concert and it was like WHOA. This was top notch photo booth set-upness, people. Complete with a bathtub and relevant bathtub props, such as cowboy hats, feather boas and fans. What, this doesn’t make sense to you? Well of course it doesn’t; you, unlike the people at this concert, are not five years old. If you were five years old, you’d know that these props are common to bathtime. Makes it more fun, less of a strain on your parents.
In all seriousness, it definitely freaked me out a little that young children ranging in age from middle to high school (all the way up to *cough* US *cough*) equal Ellie Goulding’s fan base. Did not know that, going in. Hella enjoyed the concert, but did not know that, going in.
So here’s how the photo booth went down: High heels. And a porcelain bathtub. And young girls striking poses. Inside of a porcelain bathtub. And booze being served four feet away. Did I say the porcelain bathtub was on the small side? Because it was, and it was placed on a platform, that was small, as platforms go. And feather boas were around. So, there was a painful-upon-impact REAL porcelain bathtub, into which groups of two to three young kids were piling, while sporting their sky high – I’m gonna say 11 inches high, at least – heels, and flirting with the camera and the boas and the cowboy hats and their friends’ boobs. I didn’t stick around to find out if and when it would all come to a crashing halt.
SO. No porcelain bathtubs at your photo booths at your weddings, ok my darlings? Promise me? You know me, I worry.
Anywhoooooooosit… it seems that Summer got the memo about Labor Day being the figurative end of Summer, because I’m pretty sure I woke up to an overnight Summer-into-Fall weather shift that slapped me in the FACE with its aggressiveness. And I don’t like it. At all. Atttt allllll. (Ok, sorry, let me explain; I watched Bachelor Pad last night. That scene where Erica Rose made life in general awkward forever is stuck in my head. Don’t like it. At allll.)
This terrible weather (at least where I am) is totally harshing my Summer buzz, which is why I’m thrilled to share with you this killer fabric-themed wedding, submitted by the fabulous Katie and Max of DreamLove Wedding Photography. It’s exactly the kind of wedding to pick your spirits RIGHT UP, and that happens to be something of which I’m desperately in need, friends, given both the weather shift, and potentially more so the fact that I’m right smack in the middle of a certain time of the month. Go, that! Here’s to a whole lot of pretty colors and some seriously creative, in love individuals getting my mood back up to sprightly and ‘ready-for-anything’!!!
First, here’s the rundown from Katie:
Jenny and Scott tied the knot at the historic Smith Barn in Peabody, Mass. Jenny wanted a fabric-themed wedding, and spent countless hours in the months before the wedding sewing, cutting, stitching, designing, and planning the perfect wedding and reception. From strips of fabric hanging from arches, to gathered ruffled colorful balls strung up around the reception, Jenny didn’t miss a single detail. Antique books and buttons added a rustic feel to the tables, and guests shook their head in amazement as they entered the historic Smith Barn for dinner and dancing. They created the most unique ring holder we’ve ever seen, by cutting out the inside of an old book, and then glueing a piece of fabric to the inside where the rings were attach with ribbon. We were overwhelmed with the beauty that Jenny created, and spent the entire day clicking here and there until we had documented as much as we possibly could. Jenny and Scott are so clearly head over heels in love with each other, had they been married in a field with no chairs, it would have been just as beautiful.
What think you, dearies?
xoxo! - Alison
Photography: DreamLove Wedding Photography / Venue: The Smith Barn / Dress: Poloma Blanca / Bridesmaid dresses: WTOO / Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs /Bride’s hair piece: Bel Aire Bridal /Bridesmaid’s necklaces: Pinkstreet Designs / Bride’s garter: Lola in Lace / Hankerchiefs: Various vintage shops on Etsy / Hair & Makeup: Pyara Aveda, Burlington, MA / Flowers: Whole Foods Market / Catering: Vinwood Catering / Cupcakes and Whoopie Pies: CupnRol / Bride and Groom’s cake: Whole Foods Market / Nana’s Cookies: Godmother Jackie and her daughters / DJ’s: Progressive Youth Sound / Bride’s engagement ring: Long’s Jewelers / Bride’s wedding band: Stonehome Estate Jeweler’s / Groom’s wedding band ring: Long’s Jewelers / Bride’s jewelry: family heirlooms / Favors: Sommers Bounty