With the holidays and cold weather [finally!] approaching, winter brides will probably be feeling a need for coziness in their wedding decor….why not take a cue from Anthropologie displays from last year and make some fabric trees for your tables? They’re so easy to make and great for your guests to take home…Stephanie from little birds handmade came up with an easy pattern to help you out…try using various fabrics in your color scheme and experimenting with trims, buttons and beads….
[trees from Disdressed]
Having a good calendar for all your appointments and ideas is CRITICAL as your wedding date approaches….thats why I picked up a Start Here calendar for 2008. Its great because I can attach a notebook to it for notes during vendor meetings, and it has pockets for all my little clippings. Get yours from See Jane Work…
[images from See Jane Work]
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]