Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bridal Shower

Last weekend was my bridal shower and I want to share the beautiful and thoughtful floral arrangements Patrick's aunt created. Not only did she incorporate our color scheme and theme but also added cranberries which gave a perfect and fitting punch of red for the holiday season.

{images by Thoughtful Day}

Bridal Shower: Newlywed Game

I have to admit, I am not one for games and definitely do not like being the center of attention, but being a bride you have to get over the latter pretty quickly. At my bridal shower Patrick's family put together a list of questions, just like the Newlywed Game and it was so much fun! Here are the questions I was asked, I ended up scoring 12/20 - I think the score was pretty tough on me, (we have been together 7 years, I know him pretty well by now) considering a couple of Patrick's answers ended with question marks! Regardless, it was so much fun to answer the questions and hear what his answers were.

1) What is my favorite color?

2) What is his favorite color?

3) My best non-physical feature?

4) His best non-physical feature?

5) She finds my ____ very attractive.

6) She looks really sexy in ____.

7) She finds me irresistible when I wear ____.

8) Our favorite restaurant is ____.

9) It really annoys me when she ____.

10) She really gets annoyed when I ____.

11) Our first date was ____.

12) Where was your first kiss?

13) Who initiated it?

14) The first gift I ever gave her was?

15) The first gift she ever gave me was?

16) Where is the most unusual place you shared a romantic moment? - (this made me squirm in my seat!)

17) Most special/romantic memory so far is ____.

18) I knew I loved her when ____.

19) We want to have ____ kid (number and gender) and soon or not quite so soon?

20) The reason I can't wait to marry her is?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Flea Market Style : Emily Chalmers

I was recently gifted Flea Market Style by Emily Chalmers and this book is a treasure trove of beautiful homes decorated with mostly flea market, garage sale, and dumpster finds. No matter your preference of vintage style, whether it be retro, bohemian or mid-century; page after page this book will inspire you, I promise.

Emily Chalmers also happens to be the proprietor of the London shop Caravan, located in Old Spitalfields Market, one of my favorite markets in the world!

I just love how the tabletop items in those last few photos are displayed!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Elum Designs

I am in constant search of gift ideas for our wedding, and if the gift happens to fall within our color story, even better. This particular Desk Set and Journal would be perfect gifts for my bridesmaids.

Martha Stewart Crafts

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to a Michaels craft store. Living in NYC, opportunities like this are few and far between. Of course as soon as I got there, I rushed over to the Martha Stewart Crafts area and found some great little embellishments for our wedding ideas.

I bought enough of these Daisy stickers to (maybe) put one on each place card at the reception. If the lettering on each card is grey, the yellow and white daisies will work perfect!

I also came across these little Yellow Daisy Cake stickers, I think I will put them in the children's welcome bags...

I couldn't resist these small Silver Wood Grain cards, they are the perfect size for short and sweet thank you notes.