Bklynpillow on Martha Stewart Show

OK, so its hard not to be a LITTLE excited when you get a product on the Martha Stewart show, so pardon my little bit of happiness that Bklynpillow made it onto the Wedding special last Wednesday.  Check out Darcy’s post on her blog, or see the pillow in action.

[i promise to get some new pillows into the shop soon!]

[image from The Bride’s Guide]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

INK+WIT Readymade invites

Tara from INK+WIT just let me know her ready-made wedding invitation collection just went live!  I’m so excited because I know she’s been working really hard on these.  The Enveloped has got to be my favorite design…those deer are just so sweet.  Check out her site to order samples and see more!

[images from INK+WIT]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Bella Figura contest winner

I’m so glad you guys are as psyched about Bella Figura as I am!  Without further ado, the winner of $100 towards any Bella Figura order is #36 Chrissy, who said:

I absolutely love the Mimosa style invitations! It would be so perfect in a deep orange color! The floral motif used on those invitations would coordinate perfectly with the look of our wedding!

Chrissy, drop me an email so I can pass your info along to Bella Figura.  And with that, I’m signing off for the weekend…Chad and I are staying at the new Ace Hotel NYC for an early anniversary weekend (can you believe its almost been a year?) so I’m excited to check it out.  I hope to take a bunch of pictures, but since its a soft opening, I’m not getting my hopes up.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Wedding Style Guide going digital

Good news for all of us not from down under…Wedding Style Guide is now available digitally!  Back issues are around $3.50US so it ends up being even more cost effective…sign up at their site for access.

[don’t forget to get your comments in for the Bella Figura contest!  Winner announced tomorrow!]

[image from Wedding Style Guide]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Real wedding: Kate + Michael

Kate sent me her wedding a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to finally get to post it!  It looks like one of those weddings that you’d be so psyched that you just got invited!

I’ve been meaning to send you a few photos of our wedding, held last summer (July 5, 2008) at our house in Vermont, for ages. Michael and I live in Brooklyn and are fiercely devoted to our borough (he owns a company called Neighborhoodies, and I work at Brooklyn Botanic Garden), but our 1823 home in Vermont– Fern Hill– is where our hearts live. We built our wedding from the ground up with friends and family: making the food, putting together the flowers, designing and printing the paper goods, making playlists, and more. The wedding wasn’t only a carnival of love, but a proud productive moment for me, Michael, and our loved ones!

There are so many stories to share. I’ll try to structure some around the photos attached: we had the ceremony on a small hill overlooking a brook, the same spot where Michael proposed in June of 2007. Our officiant was my best friend (and maid of honor’s) mother, who led a Jewish-inflected ceremony that became very emotional for many of our guests, particularly when Michael read an excerpt he chose from Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road.” The end of the ceremony– when he smashed the glass– was pure joy,  and we took off running down the hill in a totally strange & unplanned & and wonderful expression of delight!

We worked with a dear friend on creating the dinner menu, which used ingredients almost exclusively from Vermont purveyors. Another friend brought a quart of his famous salad dressing, and yet another drove up our favorite vegan whoopie pies from a bakery in Bethlehem, PA! My ivory lace dress was vintage in perfect condition (and I traded hundreds of dollars in alterations with a wonderful woman I met on Indiebride), and so was Michael’s three-piece navy suit, which came from Rue St. Denis in the East Village. The peony season in Vermont is only about three weeks, but luckily we fell right in the middle of it and bought 125 peonies from a nearby farm in shades of pink and white to arrange alongside soy votives in mason jars and simple glass vases over some old cotton lace I picked up at tag sales around town. My MOH hand-wrote all the place cards and table names, which were the names of New York Times sections (which Michael and I can’t function during the day without reading).

Our photographer, Heather Waraksa, and her second shooter Mike blew us away with their ease, skill, creativity, friendliness and, of course, the quality of the shots. I already have sent too many (and they’re out of order!), but we shot this amazingly cool series at night with sparklers (it was the day after July 4, after all), and some of the portraits they did were mindblowingly gorgeous.

[images by Heather Waraksa]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...