Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
moss ring bearer pillow by April Hiler Designs
succulent table arrangement found on Once Wed, photography by Charlie Star
succulents as accents on a cake, mycoffeetablebook
can you believe the color you can add with succulents?
little succulent centerpieces that double as favors, Succulent Love Designs, via 100 Layer Cake
succulent terrariums to use as table decor, Succulent Love Designs, via 100 Layer Cake
Aren't these ideas great?!
Really, how cool is this?
And I'm really in love with this unique dress the bride is wearing.
Make sure to check out the rest of this beautiful wedding on the Nichols Blog here.
All photos by CJ & Jennifer Nichols.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Photos found on Once Wed
I love everything about it, the sweet, vintage style, the cluster of decorations centered by a place mat, the twinkle lights, and pom poms.
Also from this wedding, but found on a different blog, 100 layer cake, are a few more images:
I love her veil and the rows of pictures hanging from the trees.Banners? Yes please.
All photos by Erin Hearts Court
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The idea is of an Anthropologie, vintage inspired wedding and reception. The only idea I'd ever had for my own wedding was that I wanted it to be outside. Other than that I had no plans or childhood dreams about how it would be or look or play out. I consider it good fortune that I came across this in the very beginning and I could have a clear picture of what I could aspire to create for our own special day.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This journey started right here, the night he asked me to marry him almost 11 months ago.
It still seems so unreal, like the dim memory of a dream. I'm glad I had my phone with me to capture the moment. So giddy, so happy, so US.
We gave ourselves time to enjoy being engaged without the pressures of wedding planning. It really is a special time, to look at each other in a new light, to see each other as future spouses and not just as boyfriend and girlfriend.
September 25, 2010, our wedding day, is just a few months away. I've spent months hopping from one wedding blog to another, soaking in details from photos I've seen, dreaming of what our day might be like. A visual person, I've decided to create this blog to use as a tool in the planning process. Although we are heading into a stressful time, I think it's still important to enjoy each step of the way. I imagine it will be fun to look back at how it all unfolds, to see how the ideas we start out with change along the way.
Monday, August 24, 2009
In an attempt to get all fancy with my cell phone blog posts, I failed. Rather than a single photo post + a few words, I thought I'd get all complex with text following each photo. While pressing the "send" button caused a feeling of giddiness, logging on to see what actually posted caused a feeling of slight heartache. The photos were listed one after the next, followed by my first line of text, then a three section message from Verizon. Ugh!
I need more practice.
So, if you will, please check out the corrected, re-posted, and much prettier post garden love.
Oh, and you might as well lookee here, too!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
MY bouquets, however, aren't so much plucked as they are a combination of torn, broken, accidentally deadheaded or otherwise mangled snippets of various unfortunate plants plunked into the nearest jar, vase, or old Coca Cola bottle.
At this very moment I have 4 such happy accidents including a beautiful big fat frilly red begonia bloom that fell off when I knocked into it. Makes me :)
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
From my kitchen sink I look out at my back yard and admire the result of all the work I've put in up to this point.
Each time I look out, my gaze is drawn to one corner. The group of plants that sit here beneath the cherry blossom tree make up my favorite view.
I'm especially amazed by the size of the blooms on this mophead hydrangea.
As if one giant bloom weren't enough, this baby's loaded with several.
The work involved in this gardening gig is endless, but then, so are the rewards.