This is definitely a contender for my favorite dress this season….
[image from Brides]
Just a friendly reminder that signups for the Holiday Card Swap end TOMORROW at 8PM EST. I’ve gotten an amazing response so far from bloggers and readers alike all over the world [0ver 70 people and counting!!!] and spent my entire Saturday night gocco’ing my cards so I’m excited to start sending them out.
Picking our formal china came pretty easy to Chad and I….we knew we didn’t want something overly done, with flowers cascading over the sides and onto our coffee cups, or with tiny little butterflies all over the place. We wanted the simplest thing we could find, that would remain elegant but still be modern at the same time. In came Rosenthal’s Moon series…designed by Jasper Morrison. It’s got sexy curves, and is incredibly appealing to look at! Best of all, no frou frou designs!! Moon platinum is very similar but with a subtle platinum ring around the edges. Available at Moss and Unicahome.
[images from Unicahome]
Bella Bridesmaid is a great store that started in San Francisco, with a fabulous selection of modern bridesmaids dresses, including some of my faves like Simple Silhouettes, Melissa Sweet and Coren Moore. BB reader Amanda just let me know that she’s opened the franchised store in Madison, NJ…it’ll be nice to have all the great, simple modern dresses in one place, and so near by! Check it out.
Bella Figura, a letterpress company up in Syracuse NY, is getting ready to release their new 2008 designs [the last image is part of the new collection], and in the process are offering Brooklyn Bride readers 10% off any order through December 31! Use the code BRKPR1 to take advantage!
Here’s some fun facts about Bella Figura that I didn’t know, but love!
They are 100% wind-powered and carbon neutral.
They donate 1% of sales to environmental causes through 1% for the Planet.
They use 100% cotton, tree free paper made from recovered fibers; this paper is made exclusively for them by a 400-year-old European paper mill.
[images from Bella Figura]