Sunday, November 14, 2010

Some Beautiful things for the wedding

Though I've been organized about lining up vendors, I've been less successful trying to visualize our actual wedding and have yet to think about colors. With a little help from The Inspired Bride, I'm hoping that I will become inspired.
In this color scheme, I really love the pop of orange and the emphasis on the fall season. When I think of fall, I think of deep aubergines, rust, baby blue and other reds, yellows and leaf yellows, and I think that color scheme represents all of these elements in a subtle yet sophisticated way.

In addition to etsy, I also recently was enlightened about a site called Wedzu - "the etsy of wedding things." What I love about Wedzu is that it separates wedding elements into different categories, such as "accessories," "Ceremony & Reception" and various other categories in order to make browsing more accessible. So much fun.

Table markers from etsy

Love these earrings

beautiful invitations by Mitchell and Dent

something lovely for my bridesmaids?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Invitation Time?

We have a date...a dress ...a venue..... and now we need "save the dates." I'm trying to figure out if I want to design them myself (and the invitations) and figure out the printing somehow....or just outsource it all (since I already have a somewhat busy life) - but either way....started to look at some pretty typefaces, just in case I find the time! :)

I really am loving Brownstone. It has a whimsy that is just delightful and is both geometric and legible with some pretty ornate elements.

Phaeton just makes my heart sing - it feels like an old medicine show meets Tim burton. There is something about it that just feels so me.

Businessman Penmanship, also designed by Umbrella type, is an ode to 1800's script business penmanship - so it feels fluid and authentic while also looking really poetic and quirky.

Mary Read is a modern handwritten typeface inspired by the wind and the sea. Harsh curves are combined with graceful swashes. It feels funky and modern and also lavish at the same time.

I just love Nelly Script. It is the font for Lovely Bridal in NY and I see it used a lot on wedding invitations, boards and the sort. I love that is maintains the calligraphic feel of thicks, thins and bumps while also just being breathtaking.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Unbirthday presents - or engagement gifts ::wink wink::

So my sister today asked me about a registry - I told her that I hadn't even chosen a date yet for our wedding let alone thought about what we need... but then she got me thinking about all the lovely things that I would want and my list is already growing

Anyhow - if anyone wants to surprise me with an unbirthday gift - or surprise us with an engagement gift that is one of the following things, I would be more than thrilled!

We don't currently have the space for a grill - not that our fire alarms would allow for us to have a grill pan...but a good old cast iron grill pan will be nice for when we move to a place where the smoke detectors don't go off all the time (which will be soon) - this one is a Lodge

My mom bought me Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution cook book and all the soups call for an immersion that would be nice - since a regular blender (or at least the one we have) isn't cutting it!

This would make my life so much easier when I want to eat carrots in my salad.

I love these plates that they have right now at Anthropologie - I just love the nautical themes and the Kraken (or as I discovered today from the Sketches of Creation by Alexander Winchell the cuttlefish - see page 112)

Jonathan Adler is amazing and very creative - his whimsical platters, salt and pepper shakers and other kitchen accoutrement make me very happy.

ok - my not to subtle wishlist has begun

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Venues - First look

So... my mom keeps calling to double check that I'm starting to look at Atlanta venues for our wedding. I've started to look, but not too seriously. Some of my initial options are:

King Plow Art Center
The Foundry at Puritan Mills
Ambient Plus studios
Mason Murer Gallery

Everything that I'm looking at is kindof industrial but also large spaces, since it seems that we might be needing room for many! And I want to be able to choose caterers and bartenders (possibly) since Ken and I are pretty keen on making sure that the food we serve will be dynamite!

Some caterers on the initial list:
Bold American
Sun in my Belly
Avalon Catering
5 & 10

so much to think about!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wedding Accessories

Since I've been checking my blogs over the past 3-4 months, I've compiled quite a lot of stuff that I would potentially want to include in my wedding - but the most fun stuff has been accessories. Here are a few of my finds:

Wedding Designers

So the wedding planning has begun - well...I've started to do research. But there are so many good ideas and interesting ways to go it is pretty overwhelming. Something I have been researching a little is wedding designers.

A wedding designer has a different role from a wedding coordinator or a wedding planner, though it seems that her role will merge a little with both the coordinator and the planner in that it is her job to make your wedding beautiful - so I would assume that include vendor coordination and wedding day set-up.

Two of the prominent Atlanta wedding designers I've been looking at are:
Joy Thigpen, Ashley Meaders - I've seen both of their weddings on Oh Joy! and Once Wed

In addition to wedding designers there are the planners and the coordinators.

A wedding planner is a seasoned professional who can confidently guide you through the entire wedding planning process. From engagement to the grand exit, they are your experienced guides in the world of all things wedding! They help you plot the course down the aisle and are there to answer questions all along the way. Often a wedding planner will also have a hand in event design. They will proffer ideas and inspiration for the “look and feel” of your event and help you secure vendors who will contribute to that cohesive vision.

A wedding coordinator, by contrast, is not necessarily deeply involved with the wedding plans. Their primary function is to facilitate a smooth-running event on the wedding day itself. They often jump into the picture a month or so before the wedding to gather key information and create a timeline. They may help you iron out final details and contact your vendors to confirm contract obligations. On the day-of, they run the show and ensure that things go according to plan.

I have a feeling I'm going to need a wedding coordinator - but...first we need a date and venue!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Inspiration

When I can afford a $600 lamp - this will be hanging in my house. The new Miconos collection designed by Ernesto Gismondi for Artemide features glass globes over exposed bulbs, very simple and elegant.
via Design Woo

via FriendsofType

via PackagingUQAM

love this cute packaging work with illustrations by Ben Javens. Ben is a young illustrator our of the UK who says that "after wandering for several years in the wilderness that is life after graduation I found my true calling as an illustrator and haven't looked back since."

Copy me?!

I was doing some identity browsing today - as I like to do - and came across the following work from The Official Mfg. Co. aka OMFGco out in Portland, OR. Their work is cute, trendy and fun. But I noticed that their branding for Olympic Provisions very closely matched work I've previously blogged about by ptarmak for The Chop Shop.

Not only do the brands look similar, the photography is and style of showing work is similar too. Now, I know that copying is the greatest form of flattery - but this might be going a little closer to plagiarism - although in the world of the internet, I don't know which came first - the chop shop or olympic provisions.



Friday, March 5, 2010

more cups and bowls

i want

in case you were wondering...

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