OMG, THIS GORGEOUS DIY BOHEMIAN DESERT WEDDING. | Elena + Tony | The Bird & The Bear

Honey and I ate a strawberry today that was so good, like it was so sugary and scrumptious, that we couldn’t even enjoy it for a second before jumping to conclusions about the strawberry being artificially flavored or genetically engineered to taste like that.  ”Probably added sugar to it. Bastards,” said Honey.  ”NO way is this naturally how a strawb (he calls them ‘strawbs’) would taste.”  Look at how jaded we’re getting, you guys.

I shared this anecdote with you not as a cry for help, but as a message to couples everywhere: this is how hard it’s become to genuinely impress us with a thing.

Enter, this wedding. 

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NEON + PASTEL DIY COUNTRY BEACH WEDDING | Good luck ever loving your own dog again, after you see the face of the French Bulldog in this Wedding. | Pure 7 Studios

Attention Photographers! If you’re a photographer who’ll be in the NYC area Friday and are interested in joining us as our photographer for backstage access fun at a particularly incred runway show… let me know ASAP. Thank you! Update: All set now, thanks all!

In other news…

Here is what newlyweds Alyson and Zac said they were going for, with their wedding:

-a laid back feel with minimal décor.

-romantic without feeling stuffy.

-We wanted people to leave with the feeling that they had just been to an awesome concert with the album and poster to remember it by.

Here is what I heard:

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“ADULT ONLY” DIY RUSTIC SURF WEDDING (with succulents + surfboards): Randi & Jared Met While Working at a Surf Shop.. | Michelle Sullivan Photography

“So this is how the story goes…

Let’s start with the morning before the wedding. I was totally prepared. The last thing I needed to do was get a mani and pedi with my girls. I went to pick up my fiance’s sister first. She hops in the car and hands me a baby sippy cup, she has one for herself as well. My mind was already mush from all of the wedding planning so I didn’t question it. I start driving to our nail appointment and take a sip from my sippy cup at a red light.

Whataya know!!! It’s a margarita!”

… is how today’s bride, Randi, starts out her wedding story. So yes, I love this girl. Enjoy her wedding because I did to infinity and beyond.

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WEDDING DECOR TURNED HOME DECOR | An Ombre Cake + Macarons + Cupcakes + My New Favorite Wedding Trend! ALSO: Bambino. | Lovato Images

 

Have you guys seen that electronic cigarette commercial?  Where the guy is super cool and handsome looking, except for he is smoking an electronic cigarette?  Here’s the thing about smoking an electronic cigarette: no.

I’m pretty sure today’s inspiration shoot is having whatever Lance Armstrong’s having because the inspiration just keeps going and going for miles, without ever stopping.  I’m so sorry.

Please ignore that dumb joke; I promise you you’re in for a treat today.  You see there’s this trend that I’ve been sweating super hard.  It’s the idea of making something for your wedding day that actually {Continue reading…}

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GIRL TALK | Open Marriage: Good Idea or Bad Idea? PLUS: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding, & Way Too Many Puppy Pics.

So I turned on the television yesterday, and that Survivor host guy Jeff Probst’s new talk show came on, because talk shows are the new book deal and book deals are the new fake tan (everybody’s got one).  They were coming up on a segment about “open marriage.”

I like to call this segment, SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH.     {Continue reading…}

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DIY + PERSONAL | Metallic Tassel Party Envelopes By Renee, My Life In Instagram Pics, My New Favorite Jacket, + a Note On Bleeding Every Month.

Addendum: 

We have a gas leak in the area.  Con Ed has been jackhammering day and night, literally 24 hours a day.  The smell is so strong we’ve had to keep our windows shut since last night, and there is visible gas all over the street.  The paramedic who parks his ambulance under our window every day is currently enjoying a cigarette a few yards from the drill site.  

So if you don’t hear from me, you’ll know what happened. UPDATE: We iz alive! :)

Resume regularly scheduled talking:

Happy Friday, faces!

The other day I told Honey it was time for me to write a really straightforward, grossly honest post here on the blog, listing out every single mother effing thing that makes Shark Week (<–menstruation, if you’re new here) kind of a drag.

He said, “Ok, cool.  Just let me know the publish date so that I can be sure to AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE.”

It isn’t today, Honey.  Full post is scheduled for next week.  Everyone else…. girrrrd yourrrr loiiinnnnnns.  Oo and if you have any of your own that you’d like me to include in the list, feel free to share them below.  And indicate if you want it to be anonymous, be offering it anonymously. :) {Continue reading…}

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DIY BACKYARD WEDDING + Ryan Gosling Wedding Music Video????!!!!!!1111 | Plus: Bambino, & What You *Must* Do the Morning of Your Wedding…

Oh hey look it’s Monday afternoon.  yayYUH.  Who’s excited, EVERYBODY?  No? … wait, is anybody excited?  Oh c’mon you guys, Monday isn’t that bad.

… aright I’m lying right to your face.  Mondays are no Saturdays, that’s for sure.  There’s obviously no fooling you.  But hopefully things’ll get better once you’ve gotten a load of this post.  I have a very good feeling about it, actually.

Now, here’s the thing.   {Continue reading…}

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JEWEL-TONES & RUFFLES SOUTHERN WEDDING by Simply Bloom Photography | Plus, I’ve already had a wedding planning nightmare, you guys.

Happy Wednesday evening, friends and family!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I’m baaaack!  From my whittle burfday vacation in the south.  And I feel like a million buc–aaahhh, well, I don’t know if I’d say *a million* bucks.  Maybe more like a thousand bucks?  A thousand bucks.  Give me the ass I had when I was 18 and maybe then we’ll talk.

BUT I DIGRESS.

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MASON JAR LOBSTER WEDDING? | Monique Lhuillier Dress, Whoopie Pies and Fun | The Wedding of Stationer Marit Hanson of Marit Hanson Weddings!

Happy late Monday, friendsicles!  Ok, I gots to tell you… I’m so excited.  And I just can’t hide it.  I’m about to lose control and honestly, I kinda think I like it…

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MIND BLOWING WEDDING WITH SWORDS? | Also, a Pnina Tornai I Can Get Behind! | by Jodi Miller Photography | In other news, can you tell which movie I just watched?

This wedding is off the chain.  It is fully engaged in kicking butt and taking names, and it’s making no apologies for its actions.  It is EPICNESS, brethren.  Come, join me as I flop around in its bouncy castle of unmitigated brilliance.  Mind the swords.

I’m sorry, I was reading the dictionary and the metaphor-in-ary? again today.

Ok, here, let’s play a game.  This’ll be fun.  The rules: {Continue reading…}

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DIY FRENCH RICE KRISPIE TREAT WEDDING? | In a sea of inspiration, choose the details that mean something… | by Adrienne Gunde Photography | Also, business cards are my diaphragms. Also also, I need gift ideas.

Happy Buyer’s Remorse Day!  How did your shopping go?  Did it go swimmingly?  Oh, how did mine go?  Aww, thanks for asking – here’s how it went: I stayed up ’til around 3am with Bambo sitting at my feet letting me know we should probably be heading to bed by staring at me with his “we should probably be heading to bed” face – actually here, see it for yourself:

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“KEY TO MY HEART” DIY PINK & BLACK WEDDING | Bakers twine, antique knobs, black bows, paper straws and a baby in a fedora… + DEAR TKB: Should I fake my look, or keep it real, on my wedding day?

(↑ This wedding is giving me a contact high.)

BE WARNED: Menstruation makes for emotional blog posts.  So if you are related to me, or have an *outtie* instead of an *innie* in that region about five inches beneath where *innies* and *outties* are typically used to reference a part of the body, then you’ll probably want to stop reading right around this point.  Like now.  Because it’s gonna get sticky icky icky.  Ok?  Stop reading.  Stop.  Stop it.  Leave the site.  (I’m serious, Dad.  You don’t want any of this.  I love our relationship, and I love that you care enough about me to read my blog… now let’s not ruin it all with something like this next sentence that YOU NEED TO NOT READ.)

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BUNTING ‘N’ SWAGGER DIY WEDDING + DEAR TKB: “I’m Having a DIY Wedding and I Feel Like DIY Crying…” | Plus, Bambino Part Deux: Return of the FACE.

check it out.  check out that swagger up top.  almost as much swagger as this duck has.  

not as much; almost.

FYI, I love this wedding, and I really think you’re gonna love it, too.  For starters, it’s not the typical wedding I drop onto the internet’s face.  It’s full of peacock feathers, button bouquets, lace and button boutonnieres, galoshes and just general DIY adorableness.  What I’m excited about is that the bride is pretty hilarious, and her write-up is jam-packed with important details and advice.  It is as refreshingly informative as it is amazeballsly amazeballs.

But before we get to that, I feel I should tell you something.  Now, I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but {Continue reading…}

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RUSTIC OUTDOOR DESSERT SHOOT, or, “I CAN DIE NOW.” | This is what I imagine when I imagine a good time. Also, only thing that cures my headaches is LOL cats & dogs.

*faints*

Happy Thursday afternoon, lovahs!  I’m starting this baby off with kind of a serious question for youz guyz.  We get a derriereload of reader email requesting {Continue reading…}

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SOUTHERN WEDDING STYLE | lace cake + seersucker suits + the perfect bridesmaids’ dress + generally stellar Southern styling! | Also, men make the strangest requests.

HAPPY AFTERNIZZLE, DARLINGS!

Aright here we go… I believe it was Friday, girls and boys, when we stumbled upon something I believe I will choose never to speak of again on this blog.  Something so hilariously in bad taste, something so phenomenally beyond the pale of what should happen on television, let alone in reality… something so redonkulously redonk, that I – well, simply put, I have very few to no words to speak on it. {Continue reading…}

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DIY OUTDOOR GRILLIN’ WEDDING | Only a cookie bar + chalkboards + succulents dressed as cupcakes can help me and Bambino recover from last night’s Bachelorette.

Sigh.  Happy late afternoon, lovers… {Continue reading…}

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DIY OUTDOOR CALI WEDDING | This bride included her groom in on one of the biggest decisions of the wedding day. Also, she’s a wedding florist! Plus… Bambino returns :)

Ok, I’m going to put it out there that “a puppy licking the bottom of your foot right where your toes and your rest-of-foot (listen, I’m no podiatrist) meet” is quite possibly the most tickly (listen, I’m no grammatatist) feeling that exists in what I’ve found to be the crazy, limitless world of tickle potential.  Of course, I’m welcoming other proposals for ‘more tickly.’  Go ahead, bring ‘em on.  I do not have high expectations, however.

RIGHT.  Ok, moving swiftly along…

It’s hard for me to explain to you exactly the reasons why I love this wedding.  Maybe it’s the fact that {Continue reading…}

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REAL WEDDING + THE ‘CHILDREN AT WEDDINGS’ ARGUMENT | A simple, chic affair at Watercolor Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, plus… the ultimate question.

Happy lazy afternoon, darlings!  Well, actually, lazy hardly defines today, as I’ve been teaching my inbox a lesson for the entire morning and into the afternoon today so I’m in pretty high spirits at the moment… thank you, Pandora, for THAT.  Aright, let’s get moving – weddings and puppies, here we go… ;)

Ok so first off, someone suggested I check out “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” last week, saying that it was worlds better than The Bachelorette this season.  Turns out the show’s about Irish Traveler brides and their wedding-related shenanigans and how they risk persecution and cancellation if venues find out it’s a Gypsie wedding, but this does not keep them from having Disney-Princess-plot-themed weddings (← you think I’m exaggerating?  If anything, I’m not doing the unbelievableness of this show justice).  Anyway I wanted to thank that person, because I had been looking for a way to lose an hour of my life in the most painful, tacky way imaginable, and you totally found it for me.  So cheers, thanks for that.  No seriously, I appreciate it. {Continue reading…}

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RUSTIC DIY MILL WEDDING | Where simplicity meets succulents meets pies meets amazeballs meets Kim Kardashian… wait what?

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: {Continue reading…}

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REAL WEDDING | A hail storm tried, and failed, to stop this wedding. In your FACE, Mother Nature. + Bambino :)

So, it’s Monday afternoon and I think it’s appropriate, first and foremost, to thank those of you who so kindly and perhaps a bit absent-mindedly predicted that I’d be raptured.  That was sweet of you, and I’m glad you think I’m angelic enough to go north instead of south.  To those of you who figured I wouldn’t be raptured, and cited blog posts asserting that fact (namely, my feelings on Hayden P.’s vahayhay, Meena), thank you, too, for predicting what is actually quite possibly much closer to the truth of what might have happened, should rapture fear mongers have been correct in their predictions.  Either way, I’m just glad I’m still around to blog, because OMIGOD, THIS WEDDING. {Continue reading…}

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CLASSIC SOUTHERN WEDDING | Randi + Dan… “She said she wasn’t going to cry!” | Chic, lovely Nashville nuptials that will likely lead to heart explosions.

OMGTHISWEDDING.

You guys probably recognize Randi and Dan, and that’s because we featured their dockside engagement session a short while back, and it was pretty phenom.  They’re a gorgeous couple, and if you think they clean up nice for e-shoots, ohhh MAN are you in for a treat today. {Continue reading…}

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REAL WEDDING | Sara + Aaron | A poet, a librarian, and their vintage southern wedding day. “You can have a beautiful, personal wedding without going over budget!”

Happy Friday, lovelies!  They say it’s about 60 degrees outside and OMGIAMSOEXCITED.  It’s my BIRTHDAY this weekend, and it’s the first time we’ve had weather like this in approximately forever.  At least it feels like it’s been forever.  It’s been soooo cooold here, and we’ve been aching for a respite.  So, yay!  Go, non-polar temperatures!

Today’s wedding just makes me smile ear to ear.  And not the kind of smile I get when my honey streaks across the living room before taking a shower.  Not that smile.  {Continue reading…}

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