Real wedding: Katie + Ian


My dearest friend Christina recently got engaged, and I couldn’t be happier! I’m super excited because she’s asked me to help with the wedding. And while we’re complete opposites [read: day and night] I think it will really get my creative juices flowing. I’m looking forward to sharing what inspiration I find for her! First off is this fabulous wedding from the latest MS Weddings…Christina and her fiance love nature and the outdoors so that will play a HUGE part in their wedding…check out that woodgrain cake and those matching invites!

[images from MS Weddings Fall 2007]

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Dosh wallets



These wallets would make great gifts for your groomsmen….waterproof, super durable, and just gosh darn clever.

[image from Charles + Marie]

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Fabric trees


With the holidays and cold weather [finally!] approaching, winter brides will probably be feeling a need for coziness in their wedding decor….why not take a cue from Anthropologie displays from last year and make some fabric trees for your tables? They’re so easy to make and great for your guests to take home…Stephanie from little birds handmade came up with an easy pattern to help you out…try using various fabrics in your color scheme and experimenting with trims, buttons and beads….

[trees from Disdressed]

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Start Here




Having a good calendar for all your appointments and ideas is CRITICAL as your wedding date approaches….thats why I picked up a Start Here calendar for 2008. Its great because I can attach a notebook to it for notes during vendor meetings, and it has pockets for all my little clippings. Get yours from See Jane Work

[images from See Jane Work]

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The card box…




A few weeks ago I started a discussion over at the Martha Stewart Weddings boards about card boxes….its not something many magazines seem to focus on, but I think its a real concern for brides. Unfortunately, all the ones I’ve seen are completely unacceptable for the modernist in me! I’m talking frilly bows, treasure chests, fake cakes…why people, why??? Why isn’t someone out there making a simple, clean looking box? Someone on the board came up with the idea of having a plexi box made and covering the insides with corresponding paper in your wedding colors….this is definitely an idea I’ve played with and will probably test it out over at Plexi-Craft. Plexi-Craft actually already makes 2 boxes that could work….the What Not box and the Suggestion Box….both include locks and can be customized in size. Pricing isn’t too bad either. Other ideas I’ve toyed with are slicing a slit into a Kolo photo box, getting a modernist birdcage and spray lacquering it green or white, or having Chad build an architectural model, like this one from Weddingbee.

So I’m asking you ladies…..is this something you think about? Does the box even need a lock? Have you found any cool, modern ideas to solve this problem?

[images from Plexi-craft, Kolo, Rose and Radish, Weddingbee]

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