Monday, August 31, 2009

table centerpieces

via Brooklyn Bride

guest book ideas

via Brooklyn Bride

organic flower arrangements

i love these simple, natural looking flower arrangements. I think we are going to get our flowers the friday before the wedding and make the arrangements that day, so they will all be ready to go on saturday afternoon.

flowers from Leif, via Brooklyn Bride

Saturday, August 29, 2009

martha's lighting ideas

ok -- so we need some outdoor lighting, since reception starts around 4pm, and sunset will be around 6:30. Here are some DIY options from martha. I especially like the round lanterns on poles! how to here.

This one is an example of the old "mason jar on a wire" lighting.

This isn't so much an example of lighting, but rather a way to secure lighting. We want to hang those round cafe string lights like:

Instead of using buckets with concrete, martha suggested using flower buckets, filled with gravel. much nicer look.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

pointy colored flats

I have a similar red pair by the same company and they are ridiculously comfy. Great simple option...maybe to embellish?

MIA Hepburn flats, via Zappos

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

vintage letter round-up

So we're searching for vintage letters and numbers for the wedding and reception. There was a HUGE "A" at the Alameda flea market this weekend, but no matching "S" for the boyfriend.

We're specifically looking for "AT" and "SH" for our initials, and then maybe something funny, or marking the reception, or something for the backyard.

Here are some great finds on etsy. Man I love etsy.

"Gone sailing", "Entrance" and "89" from bluebellbazaar
Red "8" from craftycatladyvintage
Red "0" from 26olivestreet
"H" from SalvageNation

Monday, August 3, 2009

oh crap

ummm...we've recently realized there is a lot to do in the next 11 weeks before the big day.

so far we have:
night before dinner plans
save the date

in progress:
succulent arrangements
invitations (should be out in a week)
seating for reception

nothing done:
decorations (balloons?lanterns? lights? a way to hang lights?)
table decorations (linens, candles)
grrrrroom clothes
landscaping/cleaning backyard