NSS recap: Night Owl Paper Goods

It was hard to miss the really cute owl themed totebags Night Owl Paper Goods was handing out…but the real star was their eco friendly wooden cards…my favorites were the buttons! Perfect for thank you cards…

[images from Night Owl Paper Goods]

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Vendor reviews: hair + makeup

Makeup: Claribel Hernandez of Fresh
I met Claribel a few years ago and always knew I’d ask her to do my wedding makeup…our trial was great, and my wedding day makeup was even better! All of us looked very fresh and natural, and weren’t caked up with excess. She’s amazing!

Hair: Diana at Van Sickel Salon
I think Van Sickel Salon is one of those little treasures you don’t want to tell people about because you know once you do, you’ll never get an appointment there again! Chad actually found the salon while on a walk in the neighborhood one day and pointed me in their direction. Diana does amazing blowouts and really did a great job with all of our hair. The best part is that they don’t charge crazy prices just because its for a wedding…they charge for the time, so if you’re looking for something simple, you probably won’t be paying more than a $100!

[images by Belathée Photography]

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Ring pillows?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the fabrics used for these pillows…and I’m curious…I’ve sort of been throwing around the idea of starting a hip little ring pillow business on the side [as if i need ANOTHER thing on my plate], but before I launch myself into it, are there people that would be interested in buying these? I’d be using to-the-trade fabrics not really available to the public, in obviously bright colors and fun patterns like these. Just leave me a note below if its something you’d buy….or if I’m just plain crazy.

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Vendor reviews: dress + veil

Dress: Junko Yoshioka
I loved my dress! Everyone else did too, apparently. It was the first dress I tried on, and I instantly knew it was the one. Not one for frills, lace and sequins, this dress was draped ivory silk that suited my figure, beautifully architectural, and was made especially for me. Junko also designed a little bolero for me to wear for the church ceremony that was especially appropriate. I had 4 fittings total, the last one a week before the wedding to ensure a great fit, and they really worked to make the dress comfortable for me (extra boning so no uncomfortable corset!) Everyone at Junko Yoshioka was especially nice and knowledgeable.

Veil: Bridesheads Revisited
I went back and forth so many times when figuring out my veil…knowing that I didn’t want your standard cathedral length piece of tulle hanging off my head, I wasn’t left with many options. But after finding Brideshead Revisited at the New York Magazine Weddings Showcase last year, I kept them in the back of my mind for when the day came to try out veils, and promptly purchased the perfect one at The Wedding Library. The French veil had a removable gardenia that I could pin in my hair after the wedding, and was the perfect accessory.

[images from Belathée Photography and Junko Yoshioka]

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