Friday, August 28, 2009

While were on the subject...

How great is this? On my last post, I put up an inspiration board from Snippet and ink..
This poster really stuck out of the mix of photos. I just love the style, the colors... everything about it really..


Really loving the red these days... just so happens to be the better half's favorite color too!!

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Top row from left: sour cherry pie from Martha Stewart, flower and shoe photos both by Jose Villa, milk bottle "vase" styled by Paul LoweRow 2: photo booth photo by Meg Smith, poster invitation via Southern Weddings, lunch boxes and strawberry shortcake both from Martha Stewart WeddingsRow 3: bouquet by Saipua, vintage veil from i speak film's flickr, wagon from BridesRow 4: truck via Sweet Paul, invitation from Poppies for Grace, lantern photo by A Bryan Photo

Friday, August 14, 2009

Rainy Summer..

via jeremyandkathleen

After this summer, I have vowed to always have a backup rainy wedding day plan. I really think Mother Nature has it out for us.. So far this has been the rainiest spring/summer we have seen in yearsssss.. that's enough to drive a sane "Bride to be" crazy!

I have always fantasized about having a big backyard wedding. My dad owns a home/country decor shop about 20 minutes East of Ottawa, and everything about it would be the perfect setting for our outdoor dream wedding. It truly is perfect. The store is located in a gorgeous century old home with a wrap around porch at the front entrance. Attached to the store, is a rather large barn (recently painted Red) which I absolutely love. Once in a while when we have a chance to visit the shop, the better half and I take a stroll around the parking lot and around back of the store and chat about what we could potentially do with the space if we do decide to set up camp there.

Realistically, we couldn't use the store itself as a backup venue in case of rainy weather. The store is already short of space, and I really don't think our guests would enjoy being cramped together in such tight quarters. The plan would be to have the wedding ceremony behind the store in the garden area and the reception on the parking lot located next to the store. Without a doubt, we will have get very large a tent and a dance floor.. maybe a stage for the band.. I may have gone and jinxed it by talking about "le plan" with all of you.. All this to say, it would be perfect.
We're just hoping when the time comes for us to say our "I dos".. Mother Nature will be kind and keep us in mind. ; )

If you are planning on having an outdoor extravaganza, the only rule you have to keep in mind for outdoor weddings, always have something up your sleeve for un-predictable weather.. you never know what'll happen! Weather is 1 thing you cannot control. But if anything happens, go with the flow.. rain won't ruin your special day. A pouting bride will.
And PS. make sure you have a backup plan for footwear.. This will give you a justifiable reason as to why you should buy super cute wellies, like these!

**for additional tips on how to deal with outdoor weddings, visit bridal wave!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thank you

Just wanted to give a shoutout to all my new followers.. it's nice to know you are reading and enjoying this blog : )

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Little details: The Rings

A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to take pictures of her and her hubby's wedding rings. I happily agreed to do the shoot, but I was running a little low on inspiration.. that is until I landed on Project Mad Love.

These images are so beautiful...

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via projectmadlove

After finding a little courage (that is after one too many glasses of vino) this is what we came up with... 

I think it turned out pretty nice! What do you think?

Truly Inspired

I have no words.