12.6.12

repository pt. 7: wedding edition

I haven’t been talking about our upcoming wedding too much, and recently I realized that some of our acquaintances don’t know that the wedding is only three months away. There aren’t many events that are so personal, and despite having this blog, Geoff and I are both somewhat shy and introverted. Our wedding will ultimately be fairly traditional, and I have to wait and see how much we will choose to share.

However, since wedding preparation has taken over my brain/free time/income/sleep,  I thought I would share some of the wedding items that I have come across and enjoyed, in that vast ocean of wedding items. They’ll probably give an idea of what I have been collecting: lots of blush and pale peach, grey, white, and gold, and we seem to have stumbled into an inadvertent, subtle sky & stars theme (I can’t say that I’m really one for themes, but it just happened). There probably isn’t much in here that is new to anyone with a Pinterest account, but I am fine with it looking like a wedding from 2012, because that is what it will be! I’m actually excited to make things for it, because I love making things, and I so rarely give myself the opportunity. It gets my mind off of despairing about my relatively tiny budget.



1. I got this locket and I fully intend to put a picture of my cats in it and attach it to my bouquet. What?
2. Giant Dwarf’s Starlette Crown. There is a sale on at Fab at the moment, if you’re interested.
3. I don’t think the men in our small wedding party will wear bowties (I am making what I hope will be the last three neckties I ever make in my life), but these ones by Preston and Olivia are cute. I like the point.
4. I love traditional papel picado. I even asked Bre if she could hunt down a box of it for me during one of her recent trips to Mexico (I also have a little fantasy of having mariachis play at the reception, because how fun would that be?).
5. A beautiful bouquet.




6. A rose briar flower crown made by Alexandra Grecco exclusively for Summerland. I have this one and it is so sweet!
7. I love this dress, but it seems to have made its way into the internet’s collective lace dress inspiration folder, the source lost. (ETA: Thanks, Amy! Dress is by Emannuelle Junqueira.)
8. Pretty paper flowers from Frances and Francis.
9. Printable stationery from Hermia’s Wishes. A really nice idea!




10. I really love these pretty cake flowers from Fleur Lux.
11. Another flower crown made of silk flowers, from Mignonne Handmade. My mother wore a flower crown when she got married in 1975, and I am very fond of them.
12. Pretty flats with a rosy tip. I might get these for my bridesmaid & maid of honour (their dresses will be dark blue), if they like them.
13. Kraft paper, white ink, a nice script. Beautiful! From a fancy wedding on MSW.


Who doesn’t love Confetti System? Instant party.

41 comments:

  1. These are such beautiful finds! I'm in love with those pink ballet flats, so pretty. x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm so tempted to get a pair for myself.

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  2. The colours are stunning and the theme is wonderful, nice to see you are optimising a small budget, I think my wedding (one day) will be on a shoe string. Best of luck!

    http://frilliesforfillies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! And yes, a shoestring budget is a little frustrating at times but here's hoping we can make it work.

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  3. YES to the kitty locket!

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  4. I love the branch dripping with metallic tassles... lovely.

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  5. Lovely! I especially love all the floral inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! Flowers are just the best.

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  6. So beautiful, i especially love that dress! xx

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  7. i wore a flower crown w/ a slip dress for my wedding, it was the 90s & it didn't last, but the crown & dress did ;)
    congrats again you guys!

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    1. For a second I thought you had eloped! Haha. Aw, I bet you looked beautiful.

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  8. the dress : http://www.emannuellejunqueira.com.br/favoritos.php

    x

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    1. Thank you! I have updated the post.

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  9. That bouquet is to die for. We had a mariachi band at our wedding... it was super awesome. Highly recommend!

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    1. Ahhhhh! I wish we could... not sure the venue can fit it, or that the budget allows. One day!

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  10. Everything is silver & blush, I'm in love!

    ♥Sarah♥
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  11. I had a mariachi band at my wedding. worth every penny if you're on the fence.

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    1. Oh man, I wish I could do it. As I said above, not sure the venue/budget can accommodate the band, but maybe one day, for another event.

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  12. So pretty. And I am such a flag failure...
    Hopefully we'll make it down to Mexico City one more time before your wedding and I can score a whole bunch...

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    1. Noooo! It's totally fine, I am drowning in various types of paper decorations already.

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  13. Love the locket idea, it's cute!

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  14. I hope you do share from your wedding. I'm sure it will be really sweet and elegant.

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    1. Aw, thank you. I hope it will be. I'm just feeling so shy about it at this point.

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  15. Those Confetti System decorations are so cool but so expensive!

    Please keep the wedding inspirations coming! You have such a good design eye and I think you could do wedding in a really cool way!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you think so. We'll see...

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  16. Congratulations on getting married, and fair enough that it will look like a wedding from 2012, as you say.

    Those crowns are glorious - not sure which I'd choose. My mum wore a flower crown at her wedding in the 70s too, I'm rather fond of them myself for that reason!

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    1. Haha, yeah, I think it's impossible to do "timeless," really, unless one is Grace Kelly, which I am not... a few trends here and there won't be so bad!

      And yes! Flower crowns always and forever. Even though I worry I might not be young enough to pull them off anymore...

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  17. Congrats again on your engagement! These are beautiful inspiration details. I love messy wildflower bouquets. My own had poppy seedheads and all sorts of fun, loose elements with some champagne coloured roses creating structure. For our table numbers we had a bunch of our artist friends draw the numbers on scalloped card stock that we provided. We ended up with everything from line drawings of squirrels holding numbers to hilarious portraits of ourselves...and a bunch of our friends were able to contribute from afar. Sooooo many ideas! Have fun putting it all together!

    Oh yeah, and on our wedding day I posted a whole series of photos of weddings from my family! Collecting those photos was such a great inspiration, too!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! And wow, it all sounds very sweet. I think the wedding photos of family is such a great idea. I recently bought some pretty frames for our parents' wedding photos, which I think our guests will enjoy seeing!

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  18. Anonymous14.6.12

    i know a british online shop that stocks wedding papel picardo for £7 (around $11 dollars?) per banner of ten.
    they are family run so might ship to where you are if you emailed and inquired?
    best of luck with the wedding plans!

    https://milagros.gostorego.com/

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    1. Thanks for sending this along, and for the well-wishes!

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  19. Everything is so sweet, you are going to have the most beautiful wedding! i love the little locket with cat photos, I meant to do that but never got around to it in my bride-crazy-haze haha. sorry cats!

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    1. I don't enjoy the bride-crazy-haze! I feel as though it has already landed. Boo.

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  20. What a wonderful wedding day curation! Congratulations! Mine is three months away too and in Mexico and i've been obsessed with papel picado! I want it everywhere for my wedding!

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  21. #2 is a big favorite. I am just a sucker for anything that shimmers!

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  22. Wow. This is so beautiful. Made me stop.

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