Happy first anniversary to Laura and Chris, one of our incredible local couples whose gorgeous wedding feels like it was yesterday, and was shot by David Edwards Photography. Featured on Style Me Pretty, their affair felt like something out of Gatsby’s time . . . elegant and sweet and very much “them”. Congratulations, you two!
Brandishing my foolproof ripper with abandon, I continue to pile mountains of mag tear-outs on my sunroom sofa or our Blue Moon conference room table. Rifling for inspiration is one of my fiendish little pasttimes, and I see no end in sight . . . proof below.
Erickson Beamon Crystal Snowflake earrings – delightful for a simpler wedding gown.
Spoon Sisters leather tape measure. Handy for any wedding planner or designer, also doubles as my son’s faaaaaavorite contraband item to pluck from Mama’s purse.
Driftwood-as-art. I just came across this online and had an uncharacteristically tree-hugger moment wherein I wanted to find said item and like, curl up under it and read and not come out for a day or so. I also want to suspend it in the ceiling of some amazing a-frame home and just let it be the eye-catching piece. Whenever I see driftwood, it reminds me of this wedding we designed.
Zak re-useable dot straws- perfect for my occasional detox smoothie moments or for entertaining.
Hugo Guiness Prints from John Derian . . . can I have these? Can I? Can I? Huh? Can I?
Betsy Dunlap Calligraphy. It definitely has this itchy, scratchy, Edward-Scissorhands-ish quality that just totally draws me in for its non-conformity. I love that it might be slightly forlorn, like a stray puppy. It conjures up Wyeth paintings and brisk Fall days and is beautiful without being snooty.
Anything Carolyne Roehm is soul-satisfying in that it is always pristine and deeply polished. This is her interpretation of a silver-and-white table setting for a wedding . . . lest you ever thought baby’s breath couldn’t be chic???
Look, they’re holographic, they come in other varieties, and I just want some. Hilarious at each place setting for the right birthday girl’s or bride’s seated dinner.
Alber Elbaz Blanche for Lanvin is so very chic. I kick myself daily that I used to live steps from the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and never set foot in the flagship boutique because I was too busy daydreaming about les garçons and finding my next street-corner crêpe. The shame! Get your fix here – talk about a “dress change” before your wedding night departure!
Option a: rake hand through said collection, coming out clutching 90% of said pieces, risk arrest.
Option b: beg husband for une necklace in attempts to quiet the covetous little beast inside.
Ok, a lot makes me happy. I am, in general, unabashedly happy these days. Spring is here, my family rocks, business is great, blessings abound.
Buuut- let’s be honest . . . I also have the kind of “job” that entails a constant perusal of all things on trend, read: a legitimate reason to window shop until the cows come home. Pauvre moi.
So here we go again, spilling all our favorite snags of sorts . . . potential bridesmaids’ gifts and sources on great wedding day decor, with a dash of wishful thinking thrown in.
The Palace Glass from Jayson Home & Garden . . . tumbler? votive? wee bud vase for some garden clippings? Hand them over.
If you desperately miss the mag like we do, then stifle your sniffles with this purchase.
How to-die-for is this Henri Floral Umbrella (and stand) from World Market? We’re popping them up over a summer bride’s ceremony for a little sun protection.
Anything by Amy Butler rocks the Casbah. This Temple Garland Rug can be found at Burke Decor in a few sizes. Once again, I covet.
These letterpress coasters are a great housewarming goodie or surcee for a cocktail party, from Ochre Store.
I have a thang for a lot of different mediums- pewter, blown glass, tortoise, shell. Cork definitely falls into that category, and these little cosmetic bags would be so dear as a vehicle for bridesmaids’ gifts . . . from Burke Decor.
More humbly known as a “clover” pattern, the age-old quatrefoil pattern rocks my world. This umbrella stand is from Ballard Designs, and would be great to house our hundreds of white golf umbrellas at one of our upcoming weddings.
Shop Iomoi customizable ice buckets make a great gift for just about anyone, girl or boy. Also cute if customized to your wedding and used as glam welcome “buckets” or on bars to hold ice.
I told you I’m a sucker for pewter- esp. Italian or French. This little gem is an antique French patisserie tray, meant to hold petit-fours and other gateaux of your choosing. What a versatile piece – for hors d’oeuvres at your cocktail party to fresh fruit in the summertime.
This vintage water bucket from Shop Terrain penned a letter to me and said it wants to come home to my side yard, where it would be lovingly filled with crushed ice and ample bubbly and Lorina.