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Aug 31, 2007

pottery barn-ish vision


another pottery barn frame

i bought an oversized black and white frame, similar to the top one on this post about two years ago. mine's a little taller. i bought it with the intention of using it as a guest book at our wedding. and then, it seemed to become a craze of sorts. i was seeing them everywhere and started re-thinking having it as my guest book. the craze has seemed to die down a bit and i think i'll go with it. i like the idea of having it over dining buffet, surrounded by wine and good spirits. ;o)

peonies? scratch that, dahlias.

i love these simple centerpieces ... but what are those flowers??


if j&i get a pug pup by the time we say 'i do,' i think we'll definitely have to include him/her. dogs seem to bring such a playful, fun vibe to things. i like the idea of having the flowergirl or ringbearer walk the dog down the aisle. maybe use a wreath of flowers as the collar or a really luxe grosgrain ribbon leash. one or the other. not both.

[how cute is that little puppy???]


i love this cake. i can't tell if that's sketched fondant icing or what(?) but i love it.
def. taking this photo with me to the bakery when it's time. i think i'd do w/o the flowers on top. poss. add a vintage bride & groom set on top. not sure about that, though.

really like the simplicity here.

reaaaaally like the texture in the frosting! i want this texture added to the cake above, add some fresh peonies for garnish and there's my wedding cake. this one looks like it would actually taste good, too.

i like this too. mostly, i like how the edging resembles seersucker! :o)

most of these are from the cake girls.
lots and lots of amazing talent.


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black for bridesmaids?

i know this isn't a new idea. but everytime i've heard of bridesmaids wearing black, it makes me feel weird ... for a long time, i was like "no way would i have my bridesmaids wear black."

but. i've been changing my mind lately. black is classic. it can be striking and elegant. and you know it will be worn again. and while i was looking through the fall j.crew that arrived at my door yesterday, i realized black was one of the new fall colors offered for their bridesmaids' collection. this dress and this dress (shown above) are the particular ones i've been eyeing since spring. they're shown in my old boards in different colors. and i feel like if you paired a simple, black dress with a really vibrant bouquet that just pops, no one would even second guess the black ... i'm still not completely convinced but it's a possibility now.
the very top photo [which, btw, was taken at the reese-peters house - which we're touring this wkend as a poss. venue ... *can't* wait!] also shows the use of black. i think it works perfectly here. thoughts?
top photo by look photography.