FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS | May 21 | Things I ♥ = printable table numbers, cool wedding invites, headpieces, bouquets, color schemes & tablescapes!

As I write this post, I’m trying to time the exit of a huge fly with the opening of my screen door.  3 failed attempts.  Fly concussion imminent.  But it’s his fault, because he needs to give me a warning or something, instead of repeatedly popping out of the woodwork, bee-lining it and then slamming face-first into the screen, all in one fell swoop.  Each time, it’s like I never had a chance!  And I haven’t even mentioned that I was sitting in the sun during lunchtime, so my legs are hot and they’re sticking to the faux leather of my work chair each time I get up to assist the fly in his great escape.  So that hurts.

Quick Fab Find break before I continue complaining ~ this I found on one of my regular trips to check out Sarah Yates‘ work:

How much do you LOVE those bouquets?!!  How much?  Seriously, I’m asking.

{Design/coordination: Sitting in a Tree Events / featured: Style Me Pretty}

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By the way, I’m bumming a little bit because one of those really tiny red bugs somehow got into my iMac and has been aimlessly jetting around ALL OVER THE INSIDE OF MY SCREEN.  Apparently, there’s a space between the graphics that show up on your computer and the area where BUGS CAN WALK AROUND.  He’s existing in that purgatory, and at this very moment heading straight for where I’m typing.  It’s really weird/annoying/cool/sad.  Like Fantastic Voyage meets A Bug’s Life.  My main concern at this point is that he doesn’t drag any bug poop around the inside of my screen.  I haven’t yet had a chance to think of the long-term effects of his strolls on my eyes and temper.  This is harsh, but I hope he either finds the exit soon, or dies in one of the corners.

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Moving on… I found some pretty amazing stuff recently, and I am more excited than usual to share it all with you.  But first, have you seen my Style Me Pretty guest post this week?  It’s not your typical affair, not by a long shot.  In fact, it’s kind of the cutest thing ever; the design is completely devoted to the way the groom met his bride.  It’s a BASEBALL THEME WEDDING, by Amorology!!!  Here’s one board, of many:

{Photos: John Schnack – Schnack Studios}

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Adore these gilded garland table numbers, which Livy from A Field Journal created for Project Wedding.  I seriously jump a little in my seat whenever I see things like this.  Thank you, Livy!!

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Obsessed with this bride and her sassypants headpiece made by Erin Cole, which and who I discovered while visiting my good friend Abby’s lovely blog, Life in the Super BurbsThis wedding has it all; beautiful people, Southern charm, exquisite lighting, amazing details and, what I consider the best part of all, it was shot by the ladies of SimplyBloom.  Which, of course, means guaranteed photo perfection.  Ok, headpiece time!

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LOVE this from my girl holdin’ it down in far away Portugal… the crazy awesome Sofia of Brancoprata!

{Featured: Style me Pretty / photos: Josh McCullock / styling + design: Gibson Events}

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Ok, saw this loveliness on A Room Somewhere, and DIED.  (I’m such a sucker for pastel; make it pastel, and I’ll love it/befriend it/eat it/what have you.)  The photos are from a ranch wedding that took place in San Diego, and was featured on Green Wedding Shoes.

{Photos: Colleen Sherman Photography}

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It’s no secret how much I love the Wedding Chicks and what they bring to the community every single day out here in wedding bloggerland.  No exception with this baby! I am seriously LOVING this e-session they featured; it was inspired by one of my fave animated movies, UP!

By the way, the dress is from Anthro – remember when I featured it?  Still in love.

{Photos: Wildlfowers Photography}

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Last but not least, via 100 Layer Cake, we have the simplest, most unique invite idea I’ve seen all week.  And it makes use of one of my dearest household items – the brown lunch bag!!!  Credits: Sideshow Press / Stitch Design Co.

By the by, the bug inside my screen is now fretting horribly, and bouncing around the bottom the way those little balls bounce on words in a song on TV so kids can follow along.  You know what I’m talking about?  He’s trying for an exit every millisecond along the bottom, and it looks exactly like he’s trying to help me sing a song with the right cadence.  Gosh this is really sad for him.  But seriously he needs to get the eff outta my screen.



P.S. – anyone have any interesting plans for the weekend?  I do, but they’re secret.  MUHAHHAAHAH.

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The Dream Proposal: Engaged Yet? You Might Want to Leave This Page on Your Screen When Your Man Comes Around…

You know, up until now, I thought my fiance’s proposal was pretty freaking spectacular.  I still do, of course, but, you know, there was never anything that made me wonder about the validity of that belief.  You’re probably thinking the same of yours, no?  Here’s a quick recap of mine: it was on a romantic trip to Cancun, Mexico, it involved a gazebo (I love gazebos), a beach and a cliff, and it was a total surprise.  It was great!  And, before this day, it was enough.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love the way it all worked out, and baby, if you’re reading this and I know you are – your proposal was absolute perfection and I love you for it.

But I really do have to admit – seeing these over at green wedding shoes made me wonder juuust a lil bit if my proposal standards might have been a bit low.

a rare photographic moment!

Amazing.  Right?  If you haven’t yet caught on to what’s got me so excited about this…

Have you noticed that this proposal has been CAPTURED ON FILM?

This guy – his name is Daniel – planned out the entire thing, including getting his photographer involved so that the whole experience could be relived, by him, his future bride, their families AND their future wee ones.  So that’s what’s got my my underoos in a bunch.

Daniel, you are a fine, fine gentleman.  Bravo.  BRAVO.  Here are a few more photos of the adorable California couple, from their super-cute engagement shoot.  If you’d like to see the whole beautiful thing, go check out the full post over at green wedding shoes!


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{Photos of Candyce & Daniel by Shannen Natasha via green wedding shoes}

Here’s another artfully captured proposal, this time coordinated by a fine man named Chris, who proposed to the lovely Whitney, on the slopes.  This incredible series of moments, which likely went by in an instant as they so often do, was nearly two months in the making.  Wow, Chris – I think we all sort of love you collectively right now.

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Gotta love the victory cheer.  Don’t you adore witnessing those rarely captured on film moments when a guy is consumed with the happiness and love he has for his leading lady?

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{Photos of Chris and Whitney by Retrospect Studios via comments on green wedding shoes}

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