Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Some ample browsing time this afternoon led me to finally figure out that Nole is a local gal. And here's something you should definitely check out. . .she's published a review of her own wedding complete with gorgeous pictures (just a sampling above), personal vignettes (like her wedding vows!) and most importantly vendor critiques (Cake Love, Amaryllis, just to name a few). Definitely worth your while.
Monday, February 23, 2009
One year later and the house has come a long way. We've furnished, stripped wallpaper, we've painted walls, put in lighting, pulled out carpet, retiled floor, put in new appliances. Oh and I can now watch the Oscars in HD and record Big Love at the same time. Progress!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
(Picture from USmagazine.com)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I see a lot of brides these days wearing funky shoes with a splash of color or some other fun detail, but not enough bridesmaids. I love any opportunity to incorporate prints into the bridal party's attire and these pumps are great choice. It's nice to know the little one loves shoes. Actually I think she might already be wearing shoes. Ouch.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Check it out, sign up for a chance to win, and if you're feeling lucky pick up a little something to take with you on your romantic vacation, like this little number:
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
My latest obsession: The Laundress. . .just your typical line of luxury fabric care. You know, fancy stuff. Now would I buy fancy laundry detergent for myself? Yeah probably not. But if someone gave it to me as a gift? Well now we're talking.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I love the combination of pale pink and bright red. . .it's a really clean and modern way to make things feminine and romantic for I don't know, say a wedding taking place on the annual lovers' holiday.
But the realization that the big V-day is this Saturday freaked me out just a little. And that's because this year, instead of the annual trek to our absolute favorite restaurant in DC, I offered instead to cook a romantic meal at home. Yikes! I only have five days to figure this one out. Recipe ideas, anyone?
Monday, February 9, 2009
The talented calligrapher definitely has her way with a pen. . .she specializes in weddings but also works on monograms, logos and signage.
There's more of the designer extraordinaire's work to admire over at her adorable blog, Love, Jenna. If you're interested in exploring Washington, DC-area calligraphers, check out the Washington Calligraphers Guild.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here's where I have to let you in on a little secret.. Organization does not come easily to me. There, I said it. I know, I know. I'm kind of paid to be organized for a living. But it's true. . .I have to motivate myself, and I do it in my favorite way. . .I find pretty little organization tools and the rest is comes easily. And my favorite place to start is See Jane Work. Here's some gear that might help you out.
Project Envelopes, $7.50
8 Days-A-Week Pad, $20
Casauri 15" Laptop Portfolio, $70
(Do luggage tags make your organized? Not really - but these are irresistible!)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Most bridal shops offer alterations in-house, but for the more complicated or delicate projects some brides seek out an independent seamstress, like local 19-year veterans Angie Cavallaro and Estee Livioco.
Both ladies offer more than just the average 'snip/tuck'. Cavallaro has completely remade family heirloom dresses and even created dresses from scratch, while Livioco routinely adds sleeves, reworks necklines and embellishes dresses with bead work and lace.
Learn more about the two in-demand experts here. Already sold? You can reach Angie Cavallaro at 703-830-0634 and Estee Livioco at 301-869-5971.