Cotton Makes Its Debut…

Image from Jasmine Star Photography Blog
Image from Jasmine Star Photography Blog
Image from Jasmine Star Photography Blog

…as a feature flower.

And, wow! Softness never held its shape so well!

Take a glimpse at these gorgeous photos from Jasmine Star Photography Blog. They shot an amazing wedding in Orange County.

The star of the show, besides the bride and groom, is the cotton! The floral arrangements were put together by Lauryl Lane and they are just so fresh!!

I love the different textures together, and the softness of the bouquets mixed with straws.

Very rustic, yet very fun and very chic.

Sarah Seven – Stylishly Romantic

Etsy is a great place. A few months ago I stumbled on the designer Sarah Seven. I thought her work was amazing! Oh how I would love them for my bridesmaid dresses! I love the soft colors, the hip styling, their femininity.

Oh Joy!

Then yesterday I found her main website.

Now, I see there are some longer gowns. Bridal gowns…

Image from Etsy. Sarah Seven.

What Song Are You Walking Down the Aisle To?

Bridal Chorus (a.k.a Here Comes the Bride) screams “We Are Getting Married!!” But are there other songs that can make the bride and her guests feel a.) excited b.) happy and c.) in love while still in line with bride and groom’s personalities?

For the last five months I’ve been jotting down songs that I hear on Pandora that I would like to be played during the ceremony and reception. Right now, as I am searching for a wedding DJ, I am trying to figure out what mood I want to evoke while at the ceremony. In the running are:

Happy in Love (for a sunny, SoCal wedding like mine–for two happy go-lucky people like us)
-Sweat Pea by Amos Lee
-Better Together by Jack Johnson (already our Wedding Website Theme Song)
-I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
-Hey (I Love You) by Spearhead
-If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul
-Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
-Hallelujah by Jeff Beck
-Forever Loving Jah by Bob Marley
-Happy Together The Turtles
-Here Comes Your Man Meagan Smith
-Never Had Nobody But You M.Ward
-Thieves She & Him
-If You Want to Sing Out Cat Stevens
-505 Arctic Monkeys
-Amber 311
-Is This Love by Bob Marley

Classically Cool (traditional classical solo piano music but with a hip, indie chillout spin)
-Suite Bergamasque: Claire de Lune by Debussy
-Loreta and Desiree’s Bouquet George Winston
-After the Summer Hits Nobody
-For the Trees Matmos
-Living in the Country George Winston
-Canon in D by Pachelbel
-Gogel by Gonzales
-You’re Beautiful by Vitamin String Quartet
-Bermuda Triangle Gonzales
-Moonlight Sonata Beethoven
-Hallelujah by Vitamin String Quartet
-The Tourist Gonzales
-Lazy Calm Cocteau Twins
-An Ending Brian Eno
-Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel

Eclectic Romance (what I always listen to on my iPod)
-To Be Alone With You Sufjan Stevens
-Paradise Sade
-New Slang The Shins
-Come Away With Me Norah Jones
-Shift Grizzly Bear
-How Lucky We Are by Meiko
-By Your Side by Sade
-Wild Is The Wind by Amel Larrieux
-Across the Universe Rufus Wainwright
-The Promise Tracey Champan
-Ordinary People John Legend
-Girl by City and Colour
-1, 2, 3, 4 by Feist

Vintage Love (a mix of fun and conservative)
-I Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis
-My Baby Just Cares for Me by Nina Simone
-Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
-The Girl from Ipanema Astrud Gilberto
-Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day
-La Vie en Rose Edith Pilaf
-If Louis Armstrong
-Lean on Me Bill Withers
-Harvest Moon Neil Young
-Love Me Tender Elvis
-Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
-What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
-Black is the Colour Nina Simone

What mood are you going for, Boho Brides? What songs will accompany you down the aisle?

*images from Amazon.com

Bachelorette Party – For the Free-Spirited Bride

I love the idea of an all-girls weekend getaway instead of a bar hopping pink parade. A trip to New Orleans, Louisiana for Cajun food and palm readings? Riding around Wickenburg, Arizona on horseback at a girls only ranch? Lounging pool-side in Miami sipping mojitos and getting some sun?

Check out this spin on an all-girls night out! An evening camping in Josua Tree, California. I’d love to make smores sitting around the campfire gossiping. The photoshoot, while not technically “real” (the project put together by a great creative team), gives us all inspiration to keep bachelorette parties grounded to the bride. Does every girl want to run around bars wearing feather boas, penis pins, and mini tiaras? How about a relaxed yet festive party? A request for the girls to bring a sleeping bag, whisky and their best pair of hiking boots for a night under the stars! This would surely warm up the bride before her big day.

Vintage Wedding Resource

Visit Vintage.weddings.com

Recently The Knot launched “Vintage Weddings by The Knot” –your go-to resource for everything vintage! Founded by Emily Jane, a boho bride looking to match her “indie” personality with her love of everything vintage, this site offers ideas, recommendations, and –the BEST part–discussion boards to help you plan your day with others brides who share your interests. This is the place to go when you are searching for vendors who have a vintage-like quality to their work or who actually use vintage equipment. Search through their repertoire of photographs to get inspired by contemporary weddings that have a vintage flair or look at actual weddings from past eras.

Our Punk Rock Wedding

I just ran into the inspiring website called Our Punk Rock Wedding. Why is it inspiring? Well, what is better than when a couple celebrates their love the way they know it best: as themselves. View their music themed wedding invites announcing their relationship as going “from monophonic to living in stereo” and read a wedding F.A.Q. section that actually eases guests concerns about what they are really worried about (“OMG! What should I wear to the wedding?!!! Is your family cool? Do I have to cover my tattoos and facial piercings?”). 

 

our kisses made the papers. our wedding is going to blow your mind.
Our Punk Rock Wedding: "Our kisses made the papers. Our wedding is going to blow your mind."