Today, I love…

Today, I love…

Cutely packaged cupcakes + Lemon frozen yogurt and raspberry pops (reminds me of how I sometimes call my dad “Popsicle”) + Design exercise for your brain (brings me back to my earliest drawings, which always started w/ some random squiggle on a blank page… inside of my history notebook… while spacing out in class) + [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! ♕ Soda Pop, Sweets, DIY Treats, a Touch of Fashion, Two Creative Couples and a Gumball Machine…

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! ♕ Soda Pop, Sweets, DIY Treats, a Touch of Fashion, Two Creative Couples and a Gumball Machine…

Let’s get right to it, no weird stuff… Six killer heels for your footsies, from J.Crew Sweet pink macaron pops, by Tartelette DIY Soda Pop Escort Cards, by Mika 78, via 100 Layer Cake Engagement shoot enchantment, by Emily of Borrowed Blue Old New, via 100 Layer Cake A Paper Flower Favor Box Brooch, & [...]

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IN LUST WITH A BLACK WEDDING DRESS | Photos ❧ Jose Villa | Gowns ❧ b. Hughes Bridal

IN LUST WITH A BLACK WEDDING DRESS | Photos ❧ Jose Villa | Gowns ❧ b. Hughes Bridal

Remember that black dress I hinted about yesterday?  Well, I discovered it on a routine visit to Jose Villa‘s blog and it has given new life to the one shoulder gown – a style of which I’ve not always been a fan. By the way, loving the cowboy boots, girlfriend. This black beauty from Romona [...]

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♡ WEDDING PARTY ♡ Third Installment ♡ ……MORE VERA, FROM THE RUNWAY……

♡  WEDDING PARTY  ♡  Third Installment  ♡ ……MORE VERA, FROM THE RUNWAY……

Welcome back, friends!  (If you’re new here, you might want to check out the previous installments from this multi-part series on the Wedding Library’s Wedding Party.) Alright, once again, do you remember this teaser? Well, here’s the rest of it… You may have noticed that this girl is smokin’ hot.  So it doesn’t matter that [...]

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FREE PRINTABLE LOVE | for the love of hearts & bunting! | DIY Invitations for Your Wedding or Party, from Haley Dolan

FREE PRINTABLE LOVE | for the love of hearts & bunting! | DIY Invitations for Your Wedding or Party, from Haley Dolan

Let me preface this post by assuring you that your Vera Wang fix is on its way.  However, I felt compelled to bring you a lil freebie love before we get into it… hope you like! Something about these playful prints from Haley Dolan of Bread of Many makes me want to have a party [...]

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♡ WEDDING PARTY ♡ Second Installment ♡ ………..VERA WANG RUNWAY SHOW………..

♡ WEDDING PARTY ♡ Second Installment ♡ ………..VERA WANG RUNWAY SHOW………..

Remember this sneak peek?  Of course you do – I haven’t experienced so much positive feedback since transitioning out of diapers. Now, for this post, I’m gonna do something CRAZY.  And that’s cut the small talk.  Because this series of posts speaks volumes, and I don’t feel like shouting to share the stage.  ;) However, [...]

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♡ WEDDING PARTY! ♡ First Installment… Inspiration + Fashion + Wedding Pro Tips from This Weekend’s Wedding Library Event in NYC

♡ WEDDING PARTY! ♡ First Installment… Inspiration + Fashion + Wedding Pro Tips from This Weekend’s Wedding Library Event in NYC

As most of you already know, this past Saturday I attended one of the most FABULOUS wedding events around.  It was, of course, the “Wedding Party,” and it was bananas.  I’ll be presenting new photos and inspiration from the event every single day this week.  Let’s begin, shall we? Commencing with our star players: the [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! | parties + pin ups + pastels | Wedding Decor I Adore, Plus More :)

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! | parties + pin ups + pastels | Wedding Decor I Adore, Plus More :)

I’ll be at the NYC version of this on Saturday!  Here’s the 411 on it… Darcy will be there! Oh, and how ’bout a Vera Wang runway show?  I’ll take it. Some AMAZING decoration inspiration from Imprintables… A J.Crew bikini I’ve been coveting, and think would be parfait for a honeymoon… A little boudoir shoot [...]

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No, I Love YOU Much.

No, I Love YOU Much.

Have you ever felt like you’ve found your long lost twin – a separated at birth, or maybe from-another-mother kinda deal – just upon reading a couple of posts on a blog that’s new to you?  It’s a funny feeling, a new level of awesomeness, because it’s like finding an old friend without ever having [...]

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| WEDDING PARTY ~ this Saturday, Feb 20 | :: A Bridal Event by the Wedding Library!!! ::

| WEDDING PARTY ~ this Saturday, Feb 20 | :: A Bridal Event by the Wedding Library!!! ::

So, my birthday is this Saturday, and while I don’t feel like crawling into a hole, I’m certainly not immune to that tinge of dismay most of us inevitably experience as we get older.  I have to admit that ever since turning 27 – the age at which I unchecked the “Show Year” box on [...]

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TOP FIVE TIPS FOR GREAT WEDDING HAIR | What You Must Know to Look Your Best on Your Big Day… No, SERIOUSLY.

TOP FIVE TIPS FOR GREAT WEDDING HAIR | What You Must Know to Look Your Best on Your Big Day… No, SERIOUSLY.

All the time, as I walk the streets of New York, Westchester and the Island of Long, I see girls who look absolutely stunning in their everyday lives.  Many sport low ponies, others rock side-swept bangs.  They look great; their chosen styles suit them.  And, as a people watcher, I love good style.  It’s a [...]

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WEDDING INSPIRATION, IN THE ROUND | ~ balloons and bubblegum ~ | Perfect Ways to Make Your Pictures POP!

WEDDING INSPIRATION, IN THE ROUND | ~ balloons and bubblegum ~ | Perfect Ways to Make Your Pictures POP!

We all want our weddings to be great, and this can mean many things to many people.  It all depends on who you ask.  It can mean keeping with tradition.  It can mean standing out from the rest.  It can mean showing our personalities, and our uniqueness, both as individuals and as a couple.  However, [...]

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DESSERT TABLE INSPIRATION | look what I sniffed out! | This is Not Your Mother’s Viennese Table…

DESSERT TABLE INSPIRATION | look what I sniffed out! | This is Not Your Mother’s Viennese Table…

On a visit to Chic Florals & Events, while scrolling down the page I suddenly caught sight of something I knew I had seen before, elsewhere.  I remember totally loving it but, of course, whenever that first time was, I had been distracted by some other bit of loveliness elsewhere, and left it behind.  Well, [...]

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VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS | couldn’t help myself! | A LOT More Treats in Time for Sunday (Sort of…)

VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS | couldn’t help myself! | A LOT More Treats in Time for Sunday (Sort of…)

Gotta start off with this little gem from Paper Pastries… Aaaand these little gems, too, ‘cuz they’re adorable and I need to get it out of my system… I like that one ‘cuz that’s where I am. :) I realize V-Day’s, like, a second away, and you can’t exactly get them in time for the [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS + VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS | Free Printables, Love Postage, Lollies, a Lightbulb Valentine and More…

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS + VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS | Free Printables, Love Postage, Lollies, a Lightbulb Valentine and More…

Let’s start with something sweet, sparkly and bright ~ Valentine Lollies from Sweet Paul! I found out about this project, created by Danni Hong of Oh, Hello Friend, from Ellie at Mint and immediately fell in love with its pretty, pretty, prettiness. If you’d like to try it yourself, just head over to Mint and [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS + VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS | ladies in red | Engagement Sessions with Love Tones…

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS + VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS | ladies in red | Engagement Sessions with Love Tones…

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday (!!!) and if it’s chilly in your neck of the woods, you might find yourself challenged in the cute outfit department.  But it doesn’t have to be that way!  Just throw on a simple red scarf like Katie did in her engagement session with Marianne Taylor of Marianne Taylor Photography, [...]

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VINTAGE INSPIRED LOOKS + WIN A FREE ENGAGEMENT SESSION! | vintage wedding inspiration | Don’t Forget the Oranges!

VINTAGE INSPIRED LOOKS + WIN A FREE ENGAGEMENT SESSION! | vintage wedding inspiration | Don’t Forget the Oranges!

Have you heard about this?  I got sooo excited when I learned of it – Heather and Kimberly announced on LA Style Unveiled that the amazing Jill Thomas of Jill Thomas Photography is offering one seriously lucky couple a Free Engagement Session! Not only can you win a free engagement session with Jill Thomas, but [...]

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WIN A COOKBOOK + HELP FOR HAITI… giving people + giveaways | Much Love for Tartelette & So Many Others

WIN A COOKBOOK + HELP FOR HAITI… giving people + giveaways | Much Love for Tartelette & So Many Others

I have told you how much I love my google reader, correct?  Well, I’m happy to announce yet another reason… That’s right, Helen of Tartelette is having a Cookbook Giveaway! I love, love, LOVE Tartelette.  (That image above has got my heart for obvious reasons.)  It’s one of the best food/recipe blogs around, and I [...]

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DIY WEDDING IDEAS | inspiration… from scratch | Escort Table Numbers Good Enough to Eat!

DIY WEDDING IDEAS | inspiration… from scratch | Escort Table Numbers Good Enough to Eat!

So, I was thinking… and it led to an idea (hoorah!).  How about edible escort card numbers? I saw these terrific 0-9 number cookie cutters at my new favorite shop Cox & Cox (I swear, they’re not a sponsor…), and thought – how wonderful would it be to put these baked numbers inside of favor [...]

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SWEET HEARTS | valentine’s day inspired goodness | I’ll Take Two, Please!

SWEET HEARTS | valentine’s day inspired goodness | I’ll Take Two, Please!

When I saw these on my google reader, I flipped… I found out about these darling bits of sweetness from Two Brunettes, and I’m telling you, the find absolutely made my day!  They’re quite the perfect touch for a wedding ’round this time of year, wouldn’t you say?  You can get them for yourself over [...]

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CONTEST + FREE PHOTO LOVE! | *v-day inspired goodness* | Lovers Wanted ~ Free Couples Portraits + Valentine’s Day Contest!

CONTEST + FREE PHOTO LOVE! | *v-day inspired goodness* | Lovers Wanted ~ Free Couples Portraits + Valentine’s Day Contest!

A simple breakfast meeting between three very giving photographers has resulted in what could be a dream come true for you and your sweetie.  In their words: “[We] realized that most couples do not have updated professional photographs of themselves.  This is especially true for couples who have been married for several years.” Sound like [...]

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FOOD & DRINK | wedding inspiration | Striped Paper Straws Are So Cute, Especially Inside of Specialty Soda Pop!

FOOD & DRINK | wedding inspiration | Striped Paper Straws Are So Cute, Especially Inside of Specialty Soda Pop!

So, as usual, I was looking for more really cute, chic details for my upcoming nuptials, and I think I’ve found yet another one worth sharing. Striped paper straws.  A crowd favorite, dating all the way back to childhood.  I can’t be the only one who blew bubbles in my chocolate milk when a wee [...]

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