Friday, February 1, 2008

And yet again...

I swear, every time I go to the J.Crew site to look at their bridesmaid's dresses, they have a brand new cute style. I absolutely love the trim details on this dress!

{images from J.Crew}


I think these little matchbook size booklets would be such sweet little favors for any event. I love the simple little reminders of everyday things that we often overlook. The size, combined with the stitching detail is just precious.

Available at Paperiaarre's Etsy shop.

{images from Paperiaarre}

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Bride Made Me Buy This - article from the NYTimes

These brilliant women decided to wear their ugliest bridesmaid's dresses and battle out their resentment through a football game.
{photo by Jeffrey Boodman}

This particular bridal party was made up of anyone that showed up in an old bridesmaid's dress, what a fun loving, good humored bride!

This last one is my favorite, a total classic.

While browsing through, I came across this really funny article about bridesmaid's dresses. I happened to miss it when it came out, around the same time as the release of 27 Dresses, but nonetheless still a funny read and look through some really tacky bridesmaid's dresses and creative ways to have fun with them after a wedding.

{images from the New York Times}

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Alex Woo

Last weekend I met jewelry designer Alex Woo at The Wedding Party event and she was so delightful to speak with. I think any of her designs would be a great gift for a bridal party. I especially love the Narissa Collection, the delicate and weightless look of the reefs are really beautiful and perfect for a beach wedding.

{images from Alex Woo}

Chapeau de Gateau

Speaking of Mokuba, I came across these lovely cake toppers by Alison Dawson, founder of Chapeau de Gateau in Canada. She handcrafts these beautiful detailed cake replicas made from Mokuba ribbons. Not only can you adorn your cake with ribbon she can make you one from ribbon to last a lifetime.

{images from Chapeau de Gateau}

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Last week I took a day off from work to go ribbon shopping. My first stop was Mokuba New York, I was blown away by the amazing selection of thousands of ribbons, yes, thousands. I highly recommend going there, it was supposed to be the first stop of many ribbon stores, but leaving there I felt completely inspired and didn't feel the need to continue shopping. There was a wholesale only sign on the door, but I went in and the staff was extremely helpful and let me shop. Unfortunately I couldn't take any photos, but above are some scans of the ribbons I picked up. If you have a tax i.d. # you can get 30% off your purchases, which really helps. Some of the ribbons were a bit pricey but considering all of the ribbons are original designs and made in Japan with some of the finest materials, it's justified. I wouldn't be surprised if your wedding dress has trim from Mokuba, I saw a famous wedding gown designer shopping around while I was there.

I am thinking about wrapping the second to last ribbon around the base of each tier on our wedding cake as well as the cake topper...

Mokuba New York
55 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018

{top image from Mokuba New York}
(bottom image from Thoughtful Day}

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Wedding Party

This past Saturday, I went to the Martha Stewart Weddings / The Wedding Library event with fellow bloggers Vané of Brooklyn Bride and Anne of Perfect Bound. It was so much fun to attend with other passionate brides! The event was really insightful with notable speakers Preston Bailey, Darcy Miller of MS Weddings (who is as cute as a button!), Reem Acra, and Mark Ingram, all of whom gave great advice from the many years of experience they've had in the wedding industry.

There were so many amazing vendors, all of which were delightfully wonderful and nice to speak with. Some of the highlights for me were Hatch Creative Studio, their floral installations are always a work of art, the table setting collaboration with Ceci New York and Stone Kelly was gorgeous, Alex Woo had a beautiful selection of jewelry (everything handmade in NYC), Jenny Ebert Photography, Ron-Ben Israel Cakes (had a wonderful little set up of cake tastings, yum!), and the ladies from Bubble and Lo who did a little makeup session on moi, with fake eyelashes! Overall, it was a fantastic event, I highly recommend any bride to be to attend these, you can't go wrong if MS Weddings is putting it on.

Thanks Vane and Anne for such a wonderful day!

(top two rows)
Hatch Creative Studio
(bottom row)
Ceci New York and Stone Kelly
{images from Thoughtful Day}