Friday, May 29, 2009

choosing a venue

Ceremony on the deck with a view of the Intercoastal...

or another possible ceremony site...
(but a definite photo shoot spot)

with a ballroom reception here.

Ceremony site on the marsh...

with a ballroom reception here.

Or a beach front pavilion ceremony...

with an open air covered reception here.

Soon we'll know,
as the bride and groom to-be will decide where to host their big day!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

beach wedding blue

my faves...

beach chair cake

starfish bow tie
from Vineyard Vines

star fish hair pins
from Hair Comes the Bride

summer's coming... are you ready?!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

inbetween blue and green

The blues and greens of this wedding palette were inspired by the beautiful hydrangeas decorating the cake and the accent cabbage in the bouquets.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Inspiration board: sunflowers

Sunflower yellow accents...

for your casual barn venue.

Looks like tons o' fun, barn dancing at your wedding, yee hah!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Time to vote... pick me, pick me!

make your way over to
"My Island Wedding's inspiration board contest"
and vote for me!

my 3 entries:

"Seaside June Wedding"

"South Hampton wedding on the lawn"

"Calla lilies" inspiration
pick your favorite and vote!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Inspiration board for: Wedding Peephole

Inspired by her wedding planning ideas,
I made Wedding Peephole an inspiration board .
hope you like it!

jewelry available at Etsy, shoes and dress J. Crew, linens BBJ linen

Sunday, May 17, 2009

for your mini me...

For the Princess of the party... your little flower girl!
Dresses available online at Sophias

my favorite, I love the polka dots!
what's your's?

also check out the Trendy Girls fashion blog
a blog by and for moms of girls, sizes birth to big girl, all kinds of girly clothes!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

South Hampton wedding on the Lawn

I grew up on Long Island, on the North Shore, and we sailed and swam at a yacht club. It was our summer vacation, every summer. I was married at the club in May of 1978, an eternity ago. Even as an adult, my own children took sailing lessons there.
I still love anything nautical... from the color navy blue to signal flags, knots and seashells... and... I especially love spending a lazy summer at a beach house on the water.
I know the coral is a bit Caribbean, but I love the red accent

Wouldn't it be lovely to set up your ceremony chairs on this lawn, a nice off shore breeze gently blowing, and say your vows with the ocean in the background?!

Monday, May 11, 2009

seaside June wedding

my first entry in "My Island Wedding's" inspiration board contest
Inspiration: Gerber daisies
yellow, peach and pink

perfect colors for Izze sparkling juice
ice 'em down for your guests for a refreshing summer drink

44 cents 1st class mail starts today

The cost of mailing your invitations just went up, again. If you stocked up on the "forever stamp" you're okay for 1 ounce, but otherwise here are two new designs for your first class 1 ounce postage.

On May 1, 2009, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ will issue a 44–cent Wedding (Rings) special stamp, designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland.
The new Wedding (Rings) stamp features a photograph of two gold wedding rings resting on a small white pillow; a slender ribbon of white silk unites them. The phot
ograph was taken by Renee Comet of Washington, DC.
On May 8, 2009, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ will issue a 44–cent, Love: King and Queen of Hearts definitive stamp with two different designs in a convertible booklet of 20 stamps. The stamp was designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, and Jeanne Greco of New York, New York.

weigh your invitation with all the pieces you're including inside of it first to make sure you've covered the weight with the proper postage. Just bring one, put together, to the Post Office and have them tell you the postage required. You want to be sure your guests receive your invitation and you don't get them back!

Keep it all under two ounces and then you can use this new wedding cake stamp
On May 1, 2009, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ will issue a 61–cent 2–ounce Wedding (Cake) special stamp, designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland.
This new 2–ounce stamp features a photograph of a wedding cake taken by Renee Comet of Washington, DC. The photograph depicts a three–tier cake topped with white flowers, their stems and leaves a delightful contrast to the cake’s creamy white frosting, and is sure to add a touch of beauty and romance to wedding correspondence.

Here are the new rates for mailing a letter:
1 ounce $0.44
2 ounces $0.61
3 ounces $0.78
3.5 ounces $0.95

Keep all this in mind when choosing your invitations. And remember... there is an additional up charge for a square.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Inspiration board: Etsy birds!

The blue and green of this cute felt cake topper is the inspiration for this color palette. Hand made by soduel. See her Etsy shop to order your own, custom made with your colors!

Board inspiration by Etsy's talented craftswomen:
Love birds cake topper by soduel
birds nest ring pillow by Rainsend
custom floral garter by PetereneDesign

I love the necklines of these dresses and how they compliment each other.

Aria bridesmaids

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Inspiration board: melon and aqua

The inspiration colors were requested by Alexandra. Her favorite color is aqua and she's wondering what to pair with it. She loved the idea of a signature drink in the palette colors, and with orange there are so many delicious drinks to choose from!

Here's aqua paired with melon
The invitation by Wedding Paper Divas combines both colors in a fun paisley design. In the board above the maids are wearing aqua, but maybe you'd prefer them in melon or orange like the board below...
Your bridesmaids will look great with the changing colors of the leaves. I also included a few other invitations... a fun bicycle "save the date" and an orange floral your maids could send for your shower. There are so many functions when having a wedding, may as well enjoy sending all your favorites!

and for the cake... I'm still looking for the perfect color combination and design. I'll add it when I find it so come back soon!

hot tip: tent sale!

need Thank You cards? You've come to the right place!
Boatman Geller is having a tent sale!
50 pre-printed cards and 50 envelopes usually $70 for only $20, wow! Or... order blank and print yourself with your name or monogram using your inkjet printer. They also have baby announcement cards, luggage tags, address stickers, gift cards, and cards to use as invitations!

Take a look at their site... spend a little but save a lot!

just a very few of what's on sale, let me know what you buy!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Inspiration Board: mint julep cups

silver mint julep cups filled with pale pink roses
inspire this elegant palette