Real wedding: Lauren + Chad part 2







Whoa, I almost thought I was going to have a mutiny on my hands if I didn’t show some more pictures from Lauren and Chad’s Big Fish inspired wedding! Here’s some to tide you over…maybe I’ll be able to get some more a little later.

[images from Our Labor of Love]

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Ritzy Bee blogger favorites


Maria at Ritzy Bee is doing a fun series where she’s asked bloggers to pick their favorite post thus far…I picked one that meshes my 2 loves, interiors and weddings! Check out her blog this week to see all the favorites.

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New editor at MS Weddings

MS Weddings just announced that Vanessa Holden will be taking over as the new editor in chief and VP… Darcy Miller will be staying on as Editorial Director. Whoa! Vanessa has some great experience, responsible for the gorgeousness that is Real Simple AND Donna Hay Magazine, so I’m confident she’ll bring a great eye to MS Weddings. Can’t wait to see the new issue, thats for sure!

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Brides New York feature – finally revealed!




I’ve been waiting for so long to share this all with you, but had to wait til the magazine was almost out (August 19)…..a few month ago, we did a photoshoot at our apartment for Brides New York Magazine for their “Find Our Wedding Style” feature. It’s where they take an engaged couples apartment and use it as the inspiration for their wedding. We had so much fun during the shoot, and I think they came up with some great ideas…I especially love that they worked in a lot of handmade touches, and gee whiz, my favorite color green!

Are you interested in being the NEXT couple for this feature? Leigh’s looking, so here’s all the info you need:

Brides Local Magazines is looking for an engaged couple in the New York/New Jersey area to appear in the magazine’s Spring/Summer issue as the featured couple in our “Find My Wedding Style” story. In a nutshell, here’s how it works:

We photograph an engaged couple’s apartment and based on style elements from their home (pictures, furniture, clothes, etc.) create ideas for their wedding. The couple is not required to use any of our ideas, and it’s okay if they already have elements of their wedding in place. The purpose of the story is to show our readers how items from their day to day life can inspire great ideas, and how their interior design aesthetic can be translated into wedding details. No fancy digs needed—what I’m looking for is a distinct style we’ll have fun working with. All that’s required from the couple is an afternoon for our team to come over and take photos.

Interested couples should email the following to me at leigh_crandall@condenast.com:
-names
-wedding date
-wedding location
-any thoughts they already have about the formality or vibe of their wedding
-a brief description of their personal styles
-five to seven photos of their home (a few wide shots and close ups of any details they feel are particularly “them”) and one picture of themselves so we can get a sense of who they are and what their living space is like.

[images from Brides New York]

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Blurb discount for readers

I gotta hand it to Blurb, they’re really making my job a whole lot easier….since there were so many amazing entries I asked if we could give EVERYONE a discount on making a book, and they agreed! From now until September 2, 2008, type in brookbrides at checkout for a 10% discount on any book you make! Thanks Blurb, and thanks to everyone who entered!

If you end up making one, definitely send me photos of the final result….I’ll post a few on the blog!

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