Dorothy.Reinvented.

Wow. Wow. Wow.
Can you imagine Dorothy skipping down the yellow brick road in these babies??



Red-shoe brides, c’mere.
Whyyyyyyyy didn’t they make these in fuschia??

February 26, 2008. fashion. 3 comments.

Damask Ladies….

More goods to share.
Check out Etsy seller Littlebeane Boutique for all things sticky.
I just got mine and they. are. yummy.
All photos courtesy of Littlebeane:


February 26, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice…

While I’m on the subject of our three sweet flower girls, I’d like to talk about their attire.
Of course, I want them dressed in a way to keep with the overall “feel”: and color scheme of the wedding–which if you don’t know by now, is fuschia, black, and black&white damask with silver accents. (Tangerine orange used to be a part of that color scheme and you can see that reflected in my invitations–which I will talk about here after they’re sent out, but are in my Knottie bio). Beyond invitations, though, I’m sticking with the black/white/pink thing.

Back to the flower girls.
My bridesmaids are wearing black tea-length dresses which suit them very well.
But black dresses seem too dark somehow for three-year-old girls–while pale pink would be too frou-frou and traditional for our look… and hot pink dresses…just not feeling that.

So here’s what I came up with, to keep with our look but also to keep it fun and colorful for the girls. Please let me know what you think!
One of these two dresses:
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$39.00
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$99.00
Shoe options:
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And we can’t forget their little purses!

February 25, 2008. bridal party, fashion. 1 comment.

For the Flower Girls…

Out of all the baskets, cones, pomanders and purses I’ve seen for flower girls to carry I really would love to have something like this for our three little princesses:
Photo courtesy of Nancy Liuchin Designs
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I also reallllly love the look of flower girls in adorable tutus, but I think that’s best a fit for daytime or outside spring and summer weddings. Can’t see it as a fit with my evening wedding.
Tutu from Zoe’s Couture Boutique on Etsy

And Phrogpluff’s Etsy store:

And lastly, I introduce to you the oh so adorable children of our wedding party:
My daughter, a flower girl:

The whole crew together (3 flower girls and ring bearer):

February 25, 2008. bridal party, fashion. Leave a comment.

Burn Baby…Burn!

I did a little…shall we say… experiment today.
I bought a 3 X 3 pillar candle from DollarTree to see if it would REALLY burn for 15 hours and if would burn clean.
I’m using lots and lots of pillars for the wedding and reception and in searching for the best ones for the value I’ve learned two things about pillars:

1: They are really expensive–especially the bigger ones and
2: I need to make sure I’m buying pillars that will keep on burnin’ throughout the evening

Now, I only need my pillars to burn for six hours, and Dollar Trees $1 3 X 3 belltop pillars seemed too good to be true.
But ladies, I am proud to report the sucker burned all day. Lit it at 2:45 p.m. and it’s still going strong at midnight.

You can order these in bulk at DollarTreeDirect online. The company will ship them to you OR to your local store for FREE!
The candle after 8-hour burn:

And now– I’m off to bed!

February 24, 2008. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Photo Inspiration for the Day

You know I lovvve candles–especially pillar candles–and how they look in mass.
Well, here is a perfect example of the kind of ambiance candles grouped together can create for dinner tables if you are looking for non-floral centerpiece ideas.
I just love how the candles make the table look like they are “glowing” in the centers.
Photo courtesy of The Event Essentials

February 23, 2008. decorations, details, inspiration. Leave a comment.

Envelopes Part II: Mommy’s Revised Label!

OK– so one thing I learned really quickly when starting to plan the wedding was: tap into your resources!
In my case, today, I found out my sweet, sweet mother did not have to be a “graphic artist” to create a really nice label for me and fiance to use on our invites! I talked about how we’re bucking etiquette and opting to use clear labels here. Something similar to the graphic below is what we will use.
If you like the fancy font, it is ‘Scriptina’ and is downloadable for free from DaFont.com.

We will print all of our guests’ salutations and addresses on large 2″ X 4″ clear Avery labels.
Thanks, mom! You’re the best! (Oh yeah, that’s mom below. She’s gorgeous, right?!)

February 22, 2008. art projects. Leave a comment.

Envelopes Part II: Mommy’s Revised Label!

OK– so one thing I learned really quickly when starting to plan the wedding was: tap into your resources!
In my case, today, I found out my sweet, sweet mother did not have to be a “graphic artist” to create a really nice label for me and fiance to use on our invites! I talked about how we’re bucking etiquette and opting to use clear labels here. Something similar to the graphic below is what we will use.
If you like the fancy font, it is ‘Scriptina’ and is downloadable for free from DaFont.com.

We will print all of our guests’ salutations and addresses on large 2″ X 4″ clear Avery labels.
Thanks, mom! You’re the best! (Oh yeah, that’s mom below. She’s gorgeous, right?!)

February 22, 2008. art projects. Leave a comment.

Envelopes Part II: Mommy’s Revised Label!

OK– so one thing I learned really quickly when starting to plan the wedding was: tap into your resources!
In my case, today, I found out my sweet, sweet mother did not have to be a “graphic artist” to create a really nice label for me and fiance to use on our invites! I talked about how we’re bucking etiquette and opting to use clear labels here. Something similar to the graphic below is what we will use.
If you like the fancy font, it is ‘Scriptina’ and is downloadable for free from DaFont.com.

We will print all of our guests’ salutations and addresses on large 2″ X 4″ clear Avery labels.
Thanks, mom! You’re the best! (Oh yeah, that’s mom below. She’s gorgeous, right?!)

February 22, 2008. art projects. Leave a comment.

Eye Candy for All! (100th Post!!)

Don’t you know how just the most random things, completely un-wedding-related can TOTALLY inspire you or capture the look you are going for?
Well I had one of those moments this morning!
I stumbled upon a UK web site that sells “couture crackers.” Yeah, I have no idea.
But anyways, they sell gift wrap and had this yummy-looking black-on-black damask that I immediately thought would be sooo luxe for envelope liners!
Unfortunately–they don’t ship to the US. Boo.
But here it is along with a beautifully wrapped present that perfectly represents my wedding decor ambitions!
Photos coutesy: http://www.froufrouandthomas.co.uk


Here are some more very lovely/inspiring gift wrap photos the web site had going on :
Are there any unlikely, totally NOT wedding-related web sites or other sources that you look to for inspiration?

February 21, 2008. inspiration. 2 comments.

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