Friday, 27 February 2009

Peonies and Polaroids: on Etsy!

The talented bride, blogger, writer and wedding photographer extraordinaire is now on Etsy.

I can't wait to move into a house where I'm actually allowed to nail things to walls!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

The Cuckoo's Nest

Proof that wedding planning drives you nuts - I had a dream last night in which I was being drowned/beaten to death in a giant KitchenAid bowl of pink icing. Srsly (as my little sister would say).

I do not like pink and I don't particularly care for icing so I think this was definitely my subconscious acting out. I blame the Knot and the never-ending emails they keep sending me. I do NOT need to be reminded on a daily basis of all the things I haven't yet done nor do I need to know about cut-price landfill favours. How the heck do you un-subscribe from those things? They just keep on coming.

{Source: JMRZ}

Saturday, 21 February 2009

The Dress - Part (ii)

Co-workers voted. Friends voted. Friends of friends ooohed and aaahed and voted. Family voted. The IT guy stated his preference.

So I did what any sensible person would do; ignored the lot and flipped a coin.
Yup, flipped a coin.

Fingers crossed I'll get a decent night's sleep now that's one more big fat tick (that's a check in Amerispeak) on my list.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

The Dress

Although I haven't finished chronicling the venue debacle I've decided to skip ahead to the Great Wedding Dress Search.

Shopping for a wedding dress is not like shopping for any other clothes; there are many more rules and the sums involved can be eye-watering.

The rules -

1. You must start looking for a wedding dress on your 6th birthday.
2. You must order said dress before your 7th birthday in order for it to arrive two days before your wedding.
3. Dignity, what dignity? It is perfectly acceptable for wedding dress saledroids to strip you virtually naked, shove you into a freezing cold changing room and grab at various bits of fabric or oops-clumsy-me, flesh, in order to get the chiffon concoction on you.
3. Dignity 2.0 - once in the chiffon nightmare it is perfectly acceptable for saledroid to shove you onto a PLATFORM in the centre of the shop, squash fake flowers into your sweating palms and jab the sparkliest veil ever stolen from a Disney character's wardrobe into your poor head.

So, wedding dress crapola aside I HAVE to pick a dress. And I cannot decide. I am literally losing sleep over the Great Dress Debate.

Edit: Removed dress photos (shush!)

Friday, 13 February 2009

Happy Valentine's day

{Source: Shokora}

Wedding photography

Some of my favourite images from a much-admired photography duo;

I love the moment captured in this one; the uncooperative gust of wind, the helping hands determined to quell it.

Men and grooms especially, are so often overlooked in in the wedding circus. My very favourite moment as a wedding guest is the groom's reaction to seeing the bride. Isn't the light in these images just perfect?

Well it's purple, what more can I say?

Thursday, 12 February 2009

The Dingbat's Agenda - Letterpress giveaway

Adrienne from The Dingbat Press creates beautiful letterpress designs and is giving away these gorgeous baby shower (that's a baby-present-giving party to us non-Americans) invitations.

Go here to enter.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Does it count as shopping if it's eco-friendly?

Limited edition art work, BPA-free plastic (which is good, apparently) and gorgeous colours. Kinda knocks Fiji on it's carbon-laden bum.

{Source: EarthLust}

Monday, 9 February 2009

The perfect garden fort

I would like this at the bottom of my garden, to hide in whenever wedding planning or seating charts are mentioned.

{Source: Pedlars}

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Fireworks. No bangs.

Fireworks are pretty, fireworks are expensive.
Fireworks are pretty, fireworks make big bangs and scare small children and cows.
Fireworks are pretty, fireworks are expensive.

Sky lanterns are pretty, not expensive, make no noise, and are environmentally friendly. The new firework?

{Source: FiestaSkyLanterns}

Now; how to convince the venue that I'm not trying to guide the mothership in to eradicate humankind?