Thursday, June 26, 2008


If you happen to be questioning your wedding colors, a fun way to determine your Pantone fate is Colorstrology. Try out your birthday and if no luck, your husbands, and then last but not least, your wedding date, it may help you seal the deal!

{image from colorstrology}

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Painted Rock Favors

These hand painted rocks by Geninne would make great favors and could act as paper weights during your wedding to weigh down programs, menus, etc. on a windy day.

If you don't have a painterly hand like Geninne, it would be easy to cut a stencil and either paint roll or sponge acrylic paint onto the rock.

{images from blogdelanine}

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

An excerpt from our vows

To marry is to form an equal partnership, tied together by the tenuous bonds of emotion and love. It is at once the most fragile of relationships and the strongest. Fragile because it requires exactly the right mix of freedom and inter-dependence, of caring and of sharing, of being together and of being alone. But it is strong because it involves the unseen forces of something we call love - mutual devotion, concern for the happiness of the other, and joy in each other's company. For there is no stronger force involving human relationships that this silent bond love.

Remember that this wedding day is only a symbol, a celebration, a public recognition of what already exists in the silent places of your hearts. It is your marriage and not something created by the state or the Church - it is yours to define, yours to make real, yours to live. Nothing I can say can make it anything more than what already exists in your hearts. Remember also that marriage is a shared relationship, not a matter of possession. It is a means of showing your commitment to one another, not a blind surrendering of personality. It is not an excuse to become limited in your outlook; it is an opportunity for mutual growth.

I thought I would share part of our wedding vows as it may be helpful for any brides looking for readings or to be inspired to write your own. Unfortunately I do not have the writer's name, but wanted to share it anyway. Patrick and I had been together for almost 8 years prior to our wedding, so we wanted a reading that didn't talk about starting our lives together, as we were well underway, but more about the mutual respect we have towards one another and about what has existed in our hearts for so long.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sprout Studio

Last week attending the Renegade Craft Fair, I came across the amazing Sprout Studio, a designer of hairpins, brooches and earrings and I couldn't resist picking up a pair of hairpins for myself. Although I am not a big hair pin person, I will definitely slide these little gems onto a jacket or purse as I am a huge fan of subtle accessories and pops of color.

{photos from thoughtful day}

Fancy Cupcake Wrappers

I love cupcakes and I would love them so much more if they all came in cute little wrappers like these.

{images from fancy flours}