happy go lucky wedding

May 31, 2009, 7:54 pm
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Mr. Fro Yo does not want to do the garter toss, and I don’t care that much, so it looks like we will be forgoing that tradition.  However, does that mean that I don’t get to wear one?  I don’t need one as my something blue, my blue shoes have that covered, but I still think it’s a fun tradition to wear a garter.  And then I stumbled across these beauties from bleu garters and now I want one even more.





They are little pricey though.  Maybe an etsy seller will have something comparable for much less.  It’s worth a look.

All images from bleu garters


Cake Stands
May 31, 2009, 10:27 am
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I emailed Marie Gabrielle to see if they provide a cake stand for our wedding, and they don’t. I know you can rent one from the place you get your cake from, but typically it’s at least $50, and I could buy one for that price. Also, I don’t think I want the traditional large, silver cake stand that are usually at weddings.



Don’t get me wrong, they are gorgeous, but I think I want something a little more vintage. 

So I started looking and found lots of cake stands that think are great!  These are from Martha Stewart for Macy’s, and she has round and square, so whatever I decide on, she has a stand that can accommodate it. 


Then I found these beauties on Potluck studios and they come in so many different colors, I could pick the perfect color.


Although I’m not sure how practical they are.  I don’t want my cake to topple over, but I love them.  And best of all, they would be mine after the wedding.  What cake stands do you love?

May 30, 2009, 5:29 pm
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I think I’m in love.  I haven’t tried either of these dresses on yet, but they are gorgeous, and I found out that bridal stores here carry these brands, so I’m definitely going to be trying them on.  What do you think?

This is Marisa 737.  I love her. 




And this is Jim Hjelm 8709


I tried to find pictures of this one on a real girl, so you could actually see what it would look like, but they were saving in the wrong format, so I can’t share 😦  But, trust, it’s gorgeous!

Cute Details
May 27, 2009, 8:47 pm
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This isn’t a detail for my wedding, but I thought it was so cute so I had to share.  I wish I could incorporate this, but I’m afraid with all the little things I already want, my wedding will start to look like a circus of details, so I need to know when to stop.  And thankfully I do.  But, if you have a pear/pair theme, it would be great!


I found these on La Pomme on etsy.  They are just so cute.  Hopefully someone else reading this will have a pear theme and can use them.

Hand Fasting
May 27, 2009, 8:37 pm
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Ok, so Mr. Fro Yo and I started thinking about what we wanted for the ceremony and went through the logistics of what might be possible at an outdoor wedding. We liked the unity candle, but feared that wind would blow it out, so we moved on. We also liked the sand ceremony, but we would have to bring our own table to the ceremony, and that sounded like a lot of work (Yes, apparently I’m that lazy). I researched a little more and found out about hand fasting.


Photo from Flickr

I’d never heard of this, but I was intrigued.   It’s an ancient Celtic ceremony that is the inspiration behind today’s modern day expression of “Tying the Knot.” 


(Image courtesy of Natalie Williams Photography)

The officiant or one of your bridal party tie your wrists together, typically with cord, but some couples choose to do it with things that mean something to them (ribbon, etc).  This is to signify that you are bound together through life.


(Image courtesy of Natalie Williams Photography)

Some vows I’ve seen that accompany this part of the ceremony are:

“These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding your hands on your wedding day, as you promise to love and care for each other today, tomorrow and forever.” and “These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it, that will hold and comfort you when fear or grief confront you. These are the hands that will wipe away tears from your eyes, both tears of sorrow and – much more common I am certain – tears of joy.” 

So what do you think? Would you all be interested in seeing that?  Has anyone seen this before?

May 26, 2009, 8:59 pm
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from D Magazine

So when I met with my florist she asked me what I had in mind for boutonnieres and I honestly didn’t know.  I knew that I didn’t want something super traditional, but I wasn’t sure what that meant.  So we talked about what flowers I liked and then Kristen suggested we do eucalyptus and  one flower (maybe ranunuculus) for the groomsmen and Mr. Fro Yo. Sort of like this one.
But I envisioned more traditional eucaplyptus like this. 
And billy buttons for the ring bearers (dyed green).  So cute!!

from Green Wedding Shoes

Of course I will continue to look for inspiration and I might change my mind.  Here are a few others that I thought were cute too:

from Snippet and Ink

I heart this wedding
May 26, 2009, 6:54 pm
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Um, are you kidding me, every picture is gorgeous!!  I found this on 100 Layer Cake and pretty much fell in love with every shot.  The photographer?  Great.  The venue? Gorgeous.  The flowers, dress, hair piece?  Precious.  Anyway, I want my wedding to feel like this, all the guests look like they’re having a great time and it’s just so laid back.  Love it!