Ceremony Programs....

should definitely have some fun inspiration to them, like these (from the Knot.com) modeled after Cracker Jack boxes.


Thrift Store Vision

So my Mom and I are hitting up thrift stores while I'm on vaca, and I'm definitely trying to keep my eyes peeled for something like this. That candelabra, though I'm not really into long tapered candles.... is the bomb. If I can find some different ones, I can always drape crystals, flowers, really anything off of them... and get that chandelier "look" I'm trying to figure out.

Wish me luck.



Double date.

I'll be sure to wear my best.

October means....


Done deal.

Holy Crap.

That's what I said out loud, the SECOND I saw these fridge decals.


I guess we all need some creative ways to stop from mindless munching. Christmas list, perhaps?


Tu es muy bonita.

In Western tradition, an engagement ring is worn by a woman to represent her engagement to be married. In the United Kingdom, it's worn on the left-hand ring finger, while in other countries like Poland and the Ukraine, it is often worn on the right-hand.
I think we can all agree though, that no matter what hand you choose, the engagement ring is a silent "back up fella, this girl is taken."
The muffin shop is closed.


My ♥ belongs to you.

Indoors, outdoors, you are always shining bright.

How about we set a date, you + me, at my reception tables.

Chandelier, how I ♥ you.


Candles and cakes.

So no, these pictures of a birthday parties, are not wedding related. But isn't a wedding reception just one big party? I think so.

So I'm taking the time to enjoy some good ol' fashioned party pics.

You've got mail.

Need a card box? Yes.
Need a creative card box? Hell yes!

Leaving on a jetplane.

So these don't fit in with our theme at all, but they are still the bomb.com.

Save the dates, that look like passports? Knottie AmyinSydney was too smart. It's such a good way to sneak in any important info about traveling, activities, and wedding details.... while still looking so well done.

It also fit perfectly into her Hawaiin destination wedding.

Bubblegum Fun.

I haven't had my Martha fix for the day, yet.

So sue me.

Two thumbs way up.

Please, please, please, check out these shots from a wedding in NYC. The bride submitted her photos to Style Me Pretty, and they have such awesome use of color. From the last minute umbrellas, the comfy keds, and the hot pink flowers.... it's infused with life in every photo.
P.S. When you take a few minutes to head over to SMP and check 'em out... how about telling a sista what type of flowers these are?

Crayola Dreams.

Seriously my FAVORITE flowers, all in one place. Peonies and ranunculous are topping the list. The only thing I would change about this bouquet, is the lack of color. I would live my life in technicolor, given the choice.
So dip this baby in a bucket of bright fuschias, pinks, and creamy pinks.... and I'm sold.
And check out the wedding it's from, absolutely stunning.


If I get married, I want to be very married.

I bought Funny Face tonight, for only $4. And let me just say, I can't get enough of that Audrey Hepburn. In fact, the first inspiration behind the wedding design, stemmed from her. Her grace, simplicity, and charm.
But to clarify, the theme is not Breakfast at Tiffanys.


Dance, dance.

The decision's already been made, to have an "Ipod Wedding." Between saving money, already having a mad amount of tunes, and the need to avoid anything remotely "dj-like".... Ipod it is.
To be specific, I've been corrected by Melvin that is a laptop wedding. Errr. Tomato, To-ma-to.
Now, all we need is to recruit a tech-savvy friend to be the music person. That, and find a speaker system slash microphone items that will be needed.

Dinner Time.

I grew up always playing scrabble with my Mom. And she wasn't one of those Moms that just let you win. You had to work for it. So it was pretty funny to run into these escort cards.

Pass the Crack.

I'm a total office supply nut, so this is for all you other nuts out there. I sometimes joke that maybe I've taken so long in college, because I alsolutely am addicted to having notepads, pens, binders, and paperclips. They're like crack to me. But, less illegal.

So if you need a little "fix" to keep you going, check out Russel + Hazel for some free wedding templates, and a boatload of other terrific items.

Muscari is currently being featured in Weddings Unveiled Fall 2008. And a Muscari ring bearer cushion was recently featured in the August/September 2008 issue Modern Bride.

Perhaps, it's something worth you checking out?

Drag out the Christmas tree, so you can put my gift underneath.

So I stumbled across http://www.polandbymail.com/ and I think that you should, too. I'm half polish, my Mom is all polish. And Polart is a super place to find all things Polish.

Some polish wrapping paper, for the holidays.

And here's a sweet wall mounted map of Poland in 1939.

and these shirts.
P.S. Expect them on my Christmas wish list.


McDonalds, watch out.

Everything is cooler, in miniature form.

Bright Idea

Holy batman, I can't believe I just saw this on the blog, $10,000 wedding.
Literally, I'm nutzo over the idea of having chandeliers involved somehow, either on the tables or at the reception.
Who knows, but what I do know, is that these pretty much rock.


Sugar Overload.

So I went to a Bridal Show today, and got a definite sugar overload. So on that note, I'm posting some of my fav cakes that I've seen over the weeks.

All three from Martha Stewart. Dang I love that jailbird.


Ode to Rachel

I always think of your wedding when I look at this Inspiration Board from Snippet & Ink, with the Alice and Wonderland theme. And since you went to a cake tasting today, this is for you.

Love Potion #25

I don't think I can say just how much I love this Inspiration Board, from Snippet & Ink. From the cotton candy, to the MarthaStewart wedding cake...it's super.
I know you're dying to get a closer look, so just do it already. I dare you to.

and to top it off....

These cakes from the Bakery Bar are adorably unique. And they definitely show off each person's style.

And this vintage cake topper, the Quaint Homemade purchased for only $3 at an antique shop.

And this old skool one, by Studio D Sharp. So 1920s.

And these vintage salt and pepper shakers.

DIY Favor Idea

Some call them finger fortunes, others call them cootie catches.... I call them awesome.

Let Them Eat Cake

So we've thought about doing cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake. I'm thinking the style like this, with a miniature cake on top, so we can still do the cake cutting business.