Monthly Archives: July 2009

I’m Back! (With My Newest Dress Obsession)

I have found, as our engagement goes on, that I seem to go in wedding planning spurts.  We are so far ahead of the game and I have so many wonderful ideas spinning around in my head that it’s nice to have the luxury to step back for a few weeks if I want to.   I have found that, in these early stages, I will go go go and get absolutely OVERLOADED with wedding inspiration, then break for a few weeks before diving back in again.  Either way, here I am, ready to dive back in and show you a dress I found on the Internet that I have been OBSESSING OVER.  (Dr. Groomy–this is your cue to exit…but feel free to tell your lovely co-workers to crowd on in!  😉 ).

Why?  Because if you know me at all, you know I love this gal.  Which means I equally loved her wedding dress:

CB dressSource: http://www.poshbot.com

Seriously?!  So fab.  In case you’re not obsessed and don’t own the movie and watch it five million times in a row, I can tell you that this dress is a Vivienne Westwood.  Oh, Vivi…you’re a girl after my own heart.  Interesting neckline, lush fabric, just a hint of something extra with that broach on the neckline…exactly all the things I want in my own wedding gown.

Enter the Sarah Danielle Bridalwear line.

SD dress

Source: http://www.sarah-danielle-bridalwear.com

UM.  HELLO?! Same dress, practically!   And instead of retailing for over $25,000 (as Carrie’s Vivienne Westwood gown does), this one retails for the quite comfortable price of $1,125.   As I told my sister…I love the fact that this dress is–and I quote–“freakin’ fancy-pants-wow-your-ass-off!”  This dress is a serious statement and I LOVE THAT.  It’s chic and formal and a million other adjectives I can’t describe right now because I just want to keep looking at it!  As you know, Dr. Groomy and I are pretty much having a black tie affair…and how fab would this dress be to set that tone!  Gaaaaahhhhhhh I want it.

In other news…well, there isn’t really other news.  Except I’m back!  And itching to do more wedding things.  And even though I can’t really start doing craft projects or the like for awhile yet, expect to see lots of inspiration posts in the coming weeks!

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On Making It Your Own

I’m about to show you some pictures that completely demonstrate making your wedding your own.   By “making it your own,” I mean capturing your personalities and infusing tiny details into your day that tell your guests about you and your love story.

Mr. Groomy Dr. Groomy (he has requested I use his actual title over the word Mister…there, happy now, honey?!) and I attended a wedding last weekend that, at first glance, we thought was going to be a bit off the wall.  Dr. Groomy used to work with the bride, and as she was planning her wedding, she would share details with him that he would in turn share with me.  Well, I should’ve known something was going to be lost in translation (she was, after all, sharing her details with a guy who really could care less about wedding details!) because this wedding was not nearly as tacky as I thought it was going to be.  In fact, it was fantastic–and every little detail was covered, all the way down to the decor, the programs, and the cake.

The wedding was held at a local comedy club where the bride and groom met.  Their “theme” was Lady and The Tramp, that ever-classic Disney movie, and they carried it all the way through with the food and decor.  The ceremony was fun and interesting–they had a sand ceremony (combining two colors of sand into one vase, similar to a unity candle), a hilariously funny officiant (who also happened to work with them at the comedy club), and the most interesting wedding bands I have ever seen!  The bride had the groom’s name tattoed on her ring finger, and the groom had the bride’s name tattoed on his ring finger.  Instead of exchanging rings, they each unwrapped a piece of tulle that had been tied around the tattoos as they said their vows.  It was so uniquely them and really made an impression on everyone!

The groom and his groomsmen wore nicely pressed jeans, tan jackets, and ties.  It was a really classy, albeit casual, look, and totally fit the wedding.  The bride wore her mother’s wedding gown–it was tea length, and she had it altered to add some more tulle underneath so it was really bouncy.  She also added a blue sash and bow (to match their colors)–it was so cute and matched perfectly with the groom.

And now, feast your eyes on all the fab details!

Blog Pics 033Ceremony Decor

Blog Pics 039Reception Decor…aren’t the checkered table cloths just precious?
The centerpieces were baskets with bunches of real grapes…perfect for the Italian theme!

Blog Pics 040More reception decor…
They had red and white hanging lanterns of various sizes all over the room, plus white lights on the walls–
It was so elegant and really dressed up the space.

Blog Pics 042Cake!
How adorable for the Lady & The Tramp theme.
The “meatballs” are chocolate truffles and the “sauce” is strawberry sauce.
The “noodles” are obviously piped frosting.

Blog Pics 041The individual cupcakes!

Blog Pics 043The cardbox.

There are a million more details I could share…the flower BOY, their two puppies, who freely roamed the venue throughout the ceremony and reception…the point is, this is how you make a wedding your own.  Pick a theme, or a detail, or a color you love, and run with it!

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