Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
This pic of Mischa Barton is stunning. I love the glowiness of her face here. She looks so ethereal. And her up-do is pretty great too. Because there are no ringlety curls!
Natalie Portman is a great one to channel if you are still angling after that classic look. She does it really well. Somehow she manages to keep herself looking young and fashionable while every inch a hollywood leading lady. Of course it helps to have her cheekbones..eyes...mouth...teensy tinsy nose...
I found this hair and make-up combo in the InStyle Wedding Fall 2008 issue. I'm intrigued by the possiblity of having a beachy, casual up-do for the ceremony and letting your hairs loose for the party! Its like a bridal mullet....business up front and party in the back....the best of both worlds! Now that I've compared it to a mullet I have a feeling no one is going to want to choose it. I'm terribly sorry... I just couldn't resist. But her make-up is very nice as well. And has anyone else noticed the braided hair trend happening on The HIlls this season?!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
inBloom recently created some papery details for my friend and beautiful bride Jessica, who just got hitched this past Sunday! She had an art deco theme for her wedding, with little birdie touches thrown in (she got married at the old Eglinton Grand theatre in Toronto, and used bird cages of all sizes as her centrepieces). The very elegant 'Paris Retro' invitation was customized in deep red and black, and little birdies were added in to symbolize the bride and groom. As mentioned before, and probably again, I do love a birdie! A matching program was created too...voila! A set of wedding stationery as lovely as the bride herself.
Friday, September 19, 2008
These next pics are inspiring my practice wedding. I'm thinking of hanging objects from the trees on my family property. I've picked a section of the property that is mixture of old evergreen trees with spindly arms and big maple trees that create a beautiful natural canopy. It gives a feeling of an enchanted forest that fits perfectly with my whole circus tent vision!
Top picture of mason jar candles courtesy of East Side Bride. I think I'm tempted to double this idea for both my practice and my real weddings. Mason jar candles are equally appealing in both venues! Pictures two, and three from adorable vintage wedding found on Snippet & Ink. And the last two pics are from Martha Martha Martha!
And not to forget the beachy wedding inspirations of my real wedding. These are a few of the things I've added to my list of desires:
The flower pot is from IKEA. The invitations are courtesy of Kenzie Kate's Something Old, Something New blogspot. Message in a bottle guest favors originally from Martha Stewart (of course!) but found on Bridalwave site. And the succulent guest favor was featured in the InStyle Weddings Fall 2008 issue.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
I'm trying most hard to be practical at my "practice" wedding but if I spent just an itty bitty bit of extra money on a snazzy pair of shoes that also double for my "real" wedding shoes would that be considered practical? Even if they are just a teensy tiny bit over my budget by about $300? Because technically it would be like buying two pairs of sort of cheap shoes plus a really cheap shoe and a sandal all in one year which I would totally, normally do. And in fact, I've already spent this year's money on next year's shoes because just last week I scored on two pairs of Havaina flip flops for $6 each and the month before that I bought a pair of royal blue pumps I've been coveting all summer for a mere $60 so if I'm good all winter long I do believe that by next summer I should be entitled to a pair of snazzy shoes to double for both my weddings right?!
I'm drooling at the prettiness right now. Beside myself in glee...imagining my little feetsies finally touching a Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin...I'm not picky...they can touch either of them I swear!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I'm not sure if it's because I'm a 'Segal', but I've always had a little thing for birdies. While studying illustration in Australia a while back, birdies were a common theme in my work. And lately, in decor and design, bird motifs are all over the place! But I don't think I've seen birdies quite as cute as these ones. Created by hand by Ann Wood, these adorable little creatures are meant to be placed on the top wedding cakes! And what a lovely little wedding cake that would be. Check out Ann's collection and her blog that keeps us updated on her creations...and I'm quite sure you will fall in love with little birdies too!