i'm about to go to work and you are still sound asleep. i wish i had the day off. we could get lemonades and rent bikes and ride up and down the west side highway. or work on our fitness and eat pinkberry after. or lie in a park and read. enjoy the beautiful weather my darling.
after reading this martha article on wedding invitations, i woefully admit i took the road less traveled when it came to invitation etiquette. i used informal titles. i hand-lettered everything in my actual handwriting and didn't hire a calligrapher(or even attempt to learn it myself). i had my r.s.v.p's be directed to our wedding blog. i used a non-traditional wedding stamp. our invite was a post card for crying out loud! is that terrible? i just wanted the invitation to feel authentic and personal, not formal and expected.
i love our guests. ever single one. and i can't wait to see everyone for a very fun weekend in georgia!
when i was a teenager, i obsessively collected demeter fragrances. honeysuckle(my spring favorite), snow, altoids, cake batter, dirt, cinnamon toast (during the fall), laundromat, violet, belladonna and many more.
now i am revisiting my play days with scents. cb i hate perfume is so charming, romantic, nostalgic, and enchanting. all of my favorite things. my sister, amy branch, has been telling me to go for years and i finally made the pilgrimage to his williamsburg shop. he got me. hook. line. and sinker. to see a flower is my spring and summer 09 scent. and i love eternal return/ and under the arbor/in the summer kitchen ( i wish all were room sprays). but i selected walking in the air to spray over the bed sheets. a combination of snow and clean sheets. to put it very plainly.
the best part. you can buy it at his online shop in travel sizes for a fraction of the cost. recession friendly and helpful if this is not carried in your town. lucky for me, i am a short train ride away!
and how cute would these be as bridesmaid gifts? or birthday gifts? or just to say "hey i think you are great" gifts.
is it too late to create a hope chest? i hope not! the ever so charming unicorn diaries posted these photos and i nearly jumped up with excitement. i have several old trunks and suitcases-i bet i can wrangle up one before i get hitched! any ideas on what i should include? i'm creating a mental checklist-feel free to chime in!
tomorrow is my bridal shower at cafe cluny. with my favorite girls north of the mason dixon line. i can't wait. if only amy merrick could have brought her party garlands. every good party should have a party garland...
i love this idea of this alternative to a guest book. of creating our first family heirloom. of having a permanent collection of notes signed by all of our friends and loved ones for us to read at night. and every night for the rest of our lives.
i smell a trip to purl patchwork in my future...and a date with some pinking shears...
any suggestions where to find reasonably-priced bow ties? i'm in the process of trying to sweet talk eddie to choose pink for all his boys. eddie found some on jos. a bank that i think are pretty cute...i'm just not a huge fan of paisley. polka dots-yes! stripes-yes!
thoughts? ideas? anyone know any folks in the bow-tie making business????
eddie went to two separate post offices to buy wedding stamps. they were fresh out of anything "wedding-themed" (which i think might be a blessing in disguise). i'm hoping some at least have this stamp that i really, really adore. plus, she's a female author from the 1920s. seems perfectly appropriate.
i have a huge girl crush on weeder's digest columnist and saipua floral magician, sarah ryhanen. i saw this idea on how to extend the life of a wilting floral arrangement. she turned these beautiful, dying blooms into a "constellation of ranunculus". i shall have to try and remember to do this with my bouquet (if i can bear to cut it up afterwards). swoon.