Happy late in the day on Tuesday to all of you! I can’t wait to show you this WEDDING! But first, the usual total non sequitur.
We don’t currently have heat so it’s been a slightly frigid one here (if you’re in Alaska or doing scientific research on the continent of Antarctica, I’m sorry and you’re right, I don’t know the first thing about what frigid means). I gotta say, this is one of those times I’m super thankful to have a dog, beyond the *unconditional love and adorableness* part of it, because the occasional Bambino lap-nap has been helping me cope. His bell is like an Easy Bake Oven, it never gets too hot and it’s like it’s always on, like he’s baking cookies inside, 24/7. … or poop. Poop is probably more accurate, as far as what he’s baking BUT I DIGRESS. I just love how his bell is the perfect temperature, always. NOTHING like my laptop. That beach. If my laptop were a person it would be a pyromaniac. You really should see the way my thighs look when I tear it off of them like a bandaid after an hour of working on the couch. You’d call 911.
Here’s the thing: Bambino’s bell is essentially my only available portable heating device, since I’m unwilling to spring for one from the store. This is because I’m a firm believer in trying to get our building’s management company to understand that 40 degrees outside means leave the heat ON, and not “we turned it off April 1 of this year because, legally, we can.” Soooooo wish me luck with that.
ANYWHOSIT. How’s the weather been in your neck of the woods? Do you have to wear a ski jacket at your desk, like I am today? Better yet, is it warm enough yet where you are to facilitate an outdoor wedding? Whenever I catch myself dreaming about my own wedding, I will admit it’s always in an outside setting, and always has been. I love both kinds; so many indoor venues have INCREDIBLE design elements to them and I definitely love it when I see a good *I never expected a wedding to happen in there!* indoor wedding submission in my inbox. I love how creative brides get with their venues! But I love me a good outside wedding like Bambino loves his blueberries. Actually, speaking of Bambino…………
As promised, here’s another installment of “Conversations with Honey over IM.” Today, in Convos with Honey, I am pewned.
Obviously I’m going to one up him– I’m scheduling tattoos for me and Bams for this coming weekend. We will be tattoo twinsies – the real kind – and Honey will eat his words. I’m going to go with something loosely based off of this:
aaaaaand I’m kidding. Just clarifying that, for any new readers visiting the blog today. … I am not crazy, I do not get tattoos of my french bulldog. But if I was that kind of person, to get tattoos of my dog, it would definitely be that one. I’m just saying. Or this one, called SNEEZE:
Ok moving right along. As I was about to get into telling you, we have got a WEDDING of a wedding for you guys, today. Submitted by the ever lovely Jana of Jana Williams Photography–who is being very tolerant with regard to the Bambino-ness I’ve allowed to dominate this blog post thus far–not only is this shindig outdoors (my fave), but it’s got one of the loveliest palettes ever! These colors alone. They’re singing some sweet dulcet tones directly into my amygdala – like, a straight shot right into my medial temporal lobe – and their combined impact on my resultant emotional output is rendering me speechless on the outside/emotional basketcase on the inside. Here’s a quick little blurb on the basics from the gorgeous bride before we dive in:
LA Attorney Daniel Eisenberg proposed to Art Director Alexandra Sosnovsky at the top of Machu Picchu on New Years Day. Alexandra designed all of the collateral and event materials for her special day. She even made herself a lace clutch using antique family brooch. Rooted in tradition, the wedding was hosted at a vintage house surrounded by orchards. Family photos representing many generations graced the mantle of the fireplace. The food was cooked on-site providing the aroma of a festive family holiday event. The ceremony preformed by a close friend included music selected by the groom to set the tone of cherished memories.
And from the lovely Jana Williams (… who you may remember as one half of the model couple from a Jose Villa workshop we featured some time ago! Ooh and this one, too. Ooh gosh and don’t forget this one! Jana you’ve been all over this blog, ha):
Alex and Dan are such a cute couple. They were so playful with each other and their friends on their wedding day. Alex was really in the moment and soaking it all in. It was a true pleasure capturing these memories for them.
Okie dokie, now on to the wedding! Starting with her beyond gorgeous dress!
So, what do you think? Personally, I’m loving the bridesmaids’ bouquets. So simple and distinguished, yet packing such a punch of color! And you’ll notice she changed her dress from the ceremony to the reception. Lovely dress choices, Alexandra! You look stunning in both. :)
This brings me to today’s big question:
Are you considering/have you considered wearing more than one dress on your wedding day? Regardless of whether or not you’re getting married, would you want to wear two different looks on your big day?
xoxo - Alison
Photography: Jana Williams Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Dress designer: Oleg Cassini / Shoes: Charles David / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Banana Republic / Suit designer: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen’s Suits: Perry Ellis / Hair Stylist: Camilla Marie Mobil / Make-Up Artist: Bebe Booth / Flowers: Funtasia Flowers / Coordinator: Brenda Castro / Caterer: Araz Restaurant, Russian Armenian Cuisine / Cake: Pierre’s Cakes