A few weeks ago I started a discussion over at the Martha Stewart Weddings boards about card boxes….its not something many magazines seem to focus on, but I think its a real concern for brides. Unfortunately, all the ones I’ve seen are completely unacceptable for the modernist in me! I’m talking frilly bows, treasure chests, fake cakes…why people, why??? Why isn’t someone out there making a simple, clean looking box? Someone on the board came up with the idea of having a plexi box made and covering the insides with corresponding paper in your wedding colors….this is definitely an idea I’ve played with and will probably test it out over at Plexi-Craft. Plexi-Craft actually already makes 2 boxes that could work….the What Not box and the Suggestion Box….both include locks and can be customized in size. Pricing isn’t too bad either. Other ideas I’ve toyed with are slicing a slit into a Kolo photo box, getting a modernist birdcage and spray lacquering it green or white, or having Chad build an architectural model, like this one from Weddingbee.
So I’m asking you ladies…..is this something you think about? Does the box even need a lock? Have you found any cool, modern ideas to solve this problem?
[images from Plexi-craft, Kolo, Rose and Radish, Weddingbee]
I must be on some dessert kick, because I just remembered Wine Cellar Sorbet….I tasted their Rose and Sangria flavors a few weeks back at Atlantic Antic, and I’ve got to say, its pretty authentic….I normally HATE wine but I would totally eat this. I can see it for a more sophisticated version of the ice cream bar…or paired with a delicate dessert cake…lovely for bridal showers!
[image from Wine Cellar Sorbet]
This Marchesa dress isn’t a wedding dress…but how fabulous would it be as one??
[image from Style.com]
[image via Decor8]
I saw a post about Jude Miller the other day on Weddingbee and had to learn more….her paper flower sculptures are pretty spectacular, and completely in the spirit of handmade goodness. It’s ambitious, but definitely something you could try for yourself.
[images from Jude Miller]
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