We recently brought on a new calligrapher at Urbanic that I’m pretty excited about. Her name is Molly Thorpe (such a great name right?) and her line is called Plurabelle. I’m loving her artsy cool vintage style. This is definitely the type of mail that’s jaw dropping even for the postal workers I’m sure!
I have a few more pictures of Molly’s work up on Parcel Post. … and by the way, we also now have a fun new vintage postage stamping service that I can’t wait to tell you about. Until next time…. *A
I’m very excited to introduce a new guest blogger to Brooklyn Bride! I’ve been quite a fan of Julie’s through her own wedding blog [she's got a great sense of style and excellent DIY projects] and I just had to ask her to share some of her own inspirations. She’ll be popping in from time to time so keep an eye out for her posts.
Hi! My name is Julie Hollifield and I run a little handmade shop on etsy called Craftpaca. I am getting married in May and have become obsessed with discovering wedding inspirations, so of course I was thrilled when Brooklyn Bride invited me to be a guest blogger! I immediately want to share great images from this month’s Cosmopolitan Bride UK magazine. I love all the styling with the short dresses, the gift wrap headband, and… oh, the rabbit!
For my last day at d*s, I put together some images from my wedding, so definitely head over there and check them out….but don’t worry, there will be PLENTY more to see here at 3pm, so come on back!
[images by Belathée Photography]
Hey everyone! Our newly engaged Brooklyn gal, Grace of design*sponge, has asked me to guest blog this week, so I’ll be covering all the coolest wedding vendors in Brooklyn. Today I’ll be starting with flowers, and you’ll get the first peeks into my wedding decor, so head over to the d*s guestblog!
[image from d*s]
“So, who asks whom?” When it comes to getting engaged, this is a common question posed to gay and lesbian couples – and one for which there isn’t one answer. When I decided I was going to propose, there was some worry in the back of my mind that I would be beaten to the punch. Personally, I think it just comes down to which partner has more self control. And that is definitely not me.
Once I figured out that I wanted to spend my life with K, I had to figure out how to ask him and what I would give him as a symbol of our engagement. While a diamond ring is a time honored and classic sign of commitment between two people, it absolutely wouldn’t work for us. I thought about buying bands and having each of us wear them on our right ring fingers and then moving them to our left at the ceremony. And I thought of simply asking him without any “props,” but I really wanted him to have something that symbolized our engagement for the rest of his life.
I thought about all this for so long that I was running out of time. And then it struck me. A watch. A good watch. One that he would wear every day. One that would last forever. One that he had been talking about getting himself for what seemed forever.
Here’s how it played out…
Last May, I planned a week-long vacation in Napa Valley under the guise of K’s birthday. He had no idea that I was planning to propose – which made it that much better. Napa has always been a special place for us. It is where we took one of our first trips together and the fact that we are both really into wine makes the location that much more
Route 1 from San Francisco to Napa is a scenic, winding drive along the coast, passing through Muir Beach and Point Reyes. There’s a particular spot on the way where we love to pull over for the most incredible view and I knew that it would be the perfect place to propose. For days leading up to the trip, I was trying to figure out a way that I would be able to mention stopping there without raising K’s suspicions in advance. Fortunately, I didn’t have to think too hard.
K remembered the spot and suggested going there on our drive. When we arrived, we got out of the car and started walking to the edge to take in the view. There, I handed K a box that I had discreetly taken from the car. I told him it was a happy vacation present and to open it. He quickly did so and was so excited about the watch I don’t think he noticed how nervous I became.
I began telling him how much I loved him, how important he was in my life and that if he really wanted to know just how much I loved him to look on the back of the watch. As he turned it over, he saw that engraved on the back between our initials was “Marry me?”
To get back to my original point on who asks whom – in the end, does it really matter? Woman to woman, man to man, man to woman – when you ask someone to marry you, you are saying I want to be with you for the rest of my life. When you say yes to someone asking you to marry them, aren’t you saying the same exact thing?