So I’ve literally been jonesing to share these little finds with you, culled from many a mag over which I’ve been poring while it’s pouring here. It is so muggy and nast that it almost negates any desire to shop- except online, of course. So fire up your laptops, because here comes temptation.
Multichic’s Arcadia rocks glass – we’re using them for a signature cocktail for a December bride of ours.
Lulu Frost’s Corkboard Double Brooch Necklace – a slice o’ heaven.
Reform School Rules’ Amish Made Scooter . . . GIMME. How cute for departure “vehicles” for one of our couples?
Designer duct tape from Spoon Sisters. This could jazz up just about every “duct it” moment at our weddings.
Another gem from Spoon Sisters. Y’all, the point is- it makes me happy because it makes me CACKLE. Truly? The chance that libations might cause limited dexterity (and thus ultimate success from miniature finger plate to mouth) hasn’t even dawned on this manicured belle. What’s in her right hand, her Judith Leiber? I daresay nay. I kinda wanna break them out at one of our weddings just to see how few people would actually attempt usage.
The St. Germain Lasercut Drum from Arch Hero. Conjures up apropos thoughts of a glass of vino and a good book outside at Café de Flore on Boulevard Saint Germain, an old Hemingway haunt and favorite of mine as well in gaie Pa-ree.
D. Porthault embroidered napkins. They need a home in my boo-fay if ever a napkin did. There is nothing more chic than breaking out linen cocktail napkins in your home or for your wedding- trust us.
Shagreen trays from Jayson Home & Garden – in the perfect range of sizes. Fun facts: shagreen used to be made from the rough untanned skin of a wild ass (i said ass!) and died green. These days, it’s typically made from stingray or shark and died all kinds o’ colors.
Schumacher for Dempsey & Carroll. What gal doesn’t love a little trellis action on her envelope liner?
I collect antique silhouettes and have amassed them over our headboard over the years. These Mothology totes remind me of my collection, and would make darling welcome bags for any stylish bride.
Sweetest of altar hugs.
Not having any fun. Such duds. (ha)
It’s ridiculous how fast the year has flown since the amazing wedding weekend of festivities we designed and planned for the Lyle and Desai families. When you work with people that you admire and respect immensely, who in turn give you ultimate creative license, the result is a reminder of your raison d’être, to say the least.
We do (blessedly) get to reminisce quite often, since industry giants have chosen to splash photos of our hard work on this series of parties (shot by the amazing A Bryan Photo team) across magazines and blogs galore. Although that’s certainly not why we do what we do, it is exciting to see their sweet faces come across our desk in glossies and such.
Hit up our blog and enter “Megan” in our search engine to peruse, or simply visit our press page on our website. Fun stuff, including a Super 8mm video that will get you up and dancing around your office/home unless you’re totes comatose.
So you’re engaged? Fab.
Here are your marching orders:
1. Stare with abandon at sparkly number on left hand.
2. Pick up some popcorn.
3. Rent below movies because you’re only a bride once.
4. Bribe fiancé to watch with.
Some are oldies-but-goodies, others are camp classics:
The Way We Were
I dated a mini fake Robert Redford in DC for like, a millisecond. That’s as close as I ever got to the real deal. Watch and drool.
You can’t beat the classic, but the Harrison Ford version is precious too, because who doesn’t love Greg Kinnear?
Fun fact: “Play it again, Sam” isn’t actually a quote in the movie.
An Affair to Remember
Shamefully, I’ve never seen. I too shall rent.
Father of the Bride
Best Steve Martin (“George”/FOB) quote from the movie: “I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That’s getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition.”
The Princess Bride
I always see André the Giant stickers on lampposts around Charleston, v. weird. Every time I say “I mean it!” to my husband, he answers with “Anybody want a peanut?” just to irritate.
Blush and bashful are soooo your colors, confess.
When Harry Met Sally
Can’t pick between my favorite quotes:
Jess: “Baby talk”? That’s not a saying.
Harry Burns: Oh, but “baby fish mouth” is sweeping the nation? I hear them talking.
Harry Burns: There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance.
Sally Albright: Which one am I?
Harry Burns: You’re the worst kind; you’re high maintenance but you think you’re low maintenance.
Sally Albright: I don’t see that.
Harry Burns: You don’t see that? Waiter, I’ll begin with a house salad, but I don’t want the regular dressing. I’ll have the balsamic vinegar and oil, but on the side. And then the salmon with the mustard sauce, but I want the mustard sauce on the side. “On the side” is a very big thing for you.
Sally Albright: Well, I just want it the way I want it.
Harry Burns: I know; high maintenance.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Fun fact: Cameron Diaz really truly can’t sing- she wasn’t having to “act” at all for her role in this karaoke clip.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
If you can put up with Andie MacDowell’s infuriating accent (which oddly enough, she hails from upstate SC!?), then this is a must-see.
The Wedding Singer
Fave quote, because it never fails to spring to mind when I meet a Julia:
Robbie: I don’t even know your last name.
Glenn: It’s Guglia.
[says it Gulia]
Robbie: Guglia? Oh, so Julia’s last name’s gonna be Guglia. Julia Guglia! That’s funny!
Glenn: [unamused] Why is that funny?
Robbie: I – don’t know.
Fun fact: the reception was shot at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, MD, where you too can have a gorgeous affair.