June 29, 2011

six weeks

El Silencio Lodge, Costa Rica
 I hope you understand if my postings are sparing.  The invitations are out and it's so soon, so soon.  Joe and I are looking forward to celebrating with our favorite people in the world.  And to being married.  And to ten days in Costa Rica.  Mmm.  See you soon friends!

June 10, 2011

June 2, 2011

insert Clockwork Orange pun here

The day a new Martha Stewart Weddings issue arrives in my mailbox is a very exciting day.  I usually pick an evening to devote to reading it; this time it was last night. (Then I fell asleep at 9:00 pm, mhm). Well what a fun surprise to see a lovely Martha's Vineyard real wedding of the daughter of actor Malcolm McDowell.  He has a special place in my heart grown out of a friendship with my close friend (and bridesmaid) Rachel, and a love of the cult classic film, A Clockwork Orange.  Celebration of Malcolm McDowell aside, the wedding is really very pretty and I enjoy the rack of postcards used as escort cards among the many other sweet crafted details.  Check out the full wedding on the Martha Stewart Weddings website.


May 20, 2011

to do illustrated

 From top left to right: Alisa* (1), Carina Romano of Love Me Do (2), Brian Finke (3), photographer K* (3), Carrie Marill (4), Grant Ernhart (5)

1. Groom and groomsmen attire
2. Bride and bridesmaid accessories
3. Hair and make-up
4. Decor, decor, decor and all the details that follow
5. Book charming, private B&B for wedding night

From top left to right: Amy Oliver (9), Timex for J.Crew (8), Carrie Marill (6), Our Labor of Love via 100 Layer Cake (10), Betsy Dunlap for Blackbird Letterpress (7)

6. Hire florist
7. Invitations
8. Schedule meetings with numerous vendors
9. Book honeymoon accommodations
10. Make arrangements for church ceremony
* Sources lost or unknown, please feel free to share information if known

May 10, 2011

how sweet

via 100 Layer Cake

What a very sweet garden inspired photo shoot from the ladies at 100 Layer Cake.

May 6, 2011


My dream to have a garden wedding ceremony was brought to light at the Inn at Shelburne Farms, but it began many years before, pronounced by my lifelong facination of the story, The Secret Garden.  Before my teenage years I had read the book, watched all the various films, seen the play and had the soundtrack to memory.  

Garden photos at the Inn at Shelburne Farms from vtalien on Flickr

It's no wonder we're getting married at a garden center, (despite Terrain's lack of an actual garden).  

I know just the place where I want to celebrate our one year anniversary...


Today I'm feeling wistful and so I'll share with you my dream New England wedding.  I fell deeply in love with Shelburne Farms in Vermont on a visit in 2009 with Joe.  After some play time at the animal barn and working farms, a fresh farm-grown lunch from a truck, and an invigorating hike across the valley, through the woods and along the shore, we arrived upon the Inn at Shelburne Farms, the once Vanderbilt owned country home.  We explored the grounds with much curiosity; me with my camera, and wandered around to the back lawn and into the wonderfully picturesque gardens on the shores of Lake Champlain.  It was there, in those gardens that I knew I so wanted to say my vows to Joseph.  Of course as it turns out, we're saying our vows in two different locations, but neither are in Vermont.  What more can I say, but to advise you to visit? 

view of the Inn at Shelburne Farms from the garden from my visit in 2009

panoramic view of formal gardens from 1918 via Shelburne Farms website

May 3, 2011

cool, cool cool cool

Stonehenge greeting card by Candyspotting

Thank you to Oh So Beautiful Paper, who has pointed me to a very cool vendor indeed.  A laser cutting press available for custom projects called Candyspotting, located in Portland, OR.  

May 2, 2011


In love with these suspended flower boxes.  Do want.  Table decor by Ashley Meaders is adorable as well.  See the full post at 100 Layer Cake.


via Breakfast at Trinity's

April 28, 2011


(from left to right: messy pony from Cup of Jo, Ban.do, BHLDN, The Knot bridal style guide, bride Miho from Brooklyn Bride, Mignonne handmade, The Knot bridal style guide, BHLDN, Twigs & Honey.)

To do: hair and make up

April 27, 2011