Monthly Archives: November 2009

Wedding Inspiration

Giving Thanks & Exchanging Vows

November 23, 2009

I’m not sure if anyone ever gets married on Thanksgiving weekend but it occurred to me that it would probably be a lovely time for an intimate Fall wedding. Since families gather together to celebrate anyway, it could be a great opportunity to also celebrate a new union with family and a handful of close friends. Warm, rich Fall colors, an intimate setting, a hearty meal at a beautiful estate table and lots of love… sounds like a great way to start the holiday season.

Featured Design: Love Logo #13 wedding invitation

Thanksgiving Wedding

Photo Credits:
row 1: Anna Williams Photography | Erin Hearts Court via Style Me Pretty
row 2: Karen Mordechai | Elizabeth Messina via Wedding Style Guide
row 3: Erin Hearts Court | Corbin Gurkin via Once Wed
row 4: Anna Williams Photography | Stephanie Williams Photography | Vera Wang
row 5: Karen Mordechai | Martha Stewart

Style File

Classic Finds: Dress Forms

November 20, 2009

Sarah Darcy from Classic Bride will be joining us every Friday this Fall to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings…

This Friday’s Find: Dress Forms

I have had a serious crush on vintage dress forms for the past five years and I still {sadly} do not have one to call my own. However, I’m determined to find a French vintage form with charming stamps and great working wheels … I want to place her in my walk-in closet {maybe even the bedroom if J will let me} and decorate her with my collection of vintage costume jewelry – draping strands of pearls and rhinestones around her neck … pinning my favorite brooches on … letting a scarf or a sash adorn her figure from time to time. So much fun would ensue!

And I love, love, love the idea of using a dress form at a wedding reception! You could adhere escort cards using straight pins to create that authentic vibe … or you could pin on layers of love letters … You could also pin on childhood photos of you and your love or keep the focus on you as a couple and pin photobooth strips, concert tickets and other memories … Regardless of what you use it for, it could definitely spark fun conversations and be used in your home afterwards.

Photo Credits:
row 1: PB Teen dress forms | images 2+3 found here
row 2: Restoration Hardware dress form via here | image 2 found here | PB Teen dress form
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Thanks Sarah!

If you’ve missed any of Sarah’s Classic Finds, catch up here:
Ruffles and Tulle
Blue and White
Pink and Pearls
Vintage Silver
Taking the Indoors Outdoors
Tiffany Blue
Vintage Milk Glass
Vintage Costume Jewelry
Vintage Trophies
Skeleton Keys