Wow! I cannot believe it has been a year already… time has flown by! Between launching this blog and Dress Safari with (amazing) Whitney it has been an incredible year! Thank you for joining us on this journey… we hope we have and continue to provide unique and gorgeous inspiration as well as helpful wedding planning tips to help prepare for your big day!
Here are our Top 10 most helpful wedding planning posts from 2012 (in our opinion! tell us if you have favorites we missed):
7. Translating Your Personal Style Into Wedding Decor: With all of the bizillion choices out there it is sometimes tough to narrow down which colors, styles, or themes are perfect for YOUR wedding day. This post helps you use images you like (from home decor magazines or otherwise) and turn them into wedding decor!
I attended a New Orleans wedding a few weeks ago and participated in a traditional “Second Line” parade after the wedding ceremony. It was absolutely my favorite part of the whole wedding… a band lead all of the guests out of the hotel and onto Bourbon Street for a march around the French Quarter. The bride carries a white umbrella and the groom carries a black umbrella. Guests follow behind dancing and twirling handkerchiefs. It’s a ton of fun for your guests and makes for great photographs… plus I always love the idea of incorporating local traditions.
Speaking of traditions… the day after the wedding I started thinking about the “Second Line” parade and wanted to find out how it started. According to Wikipedia... the origin of the Second Line parade likely came from the traditional African circle dance. The term “Second Line” comes from the idea that the band or musicians are the first line and those following them, dancing along are the “Second Line.”
‘Tis the season! I just visited the mall this morning (waiting for a few days for it clear post Black Friday!) and was oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over the gorgeous store window displays. While in Nordstrom I saw their production team at work putting together the perfect decor …complete with purses, shoes and sparkly holiday decor. It felt just like a wedding set-up!
Granted you might not want to create these displays EXACTLY but they can inspire you with patterns, colors, themes and more! Colorful advertisements are great for inspiration as well… All perfect outside-the-wedding-industry eye candy for our fabulous brides:
I adore this DIY bubble chandelier idea from Twig Decor blog. This would make a great statement decor piece at a winter wedding, all white wedding or for anyone looking for a unique touch. I would love to see it hanging over an escort card table or as a dramatic piece in an entry area. Ask your venue or lighting vendor to uplight it for the ultimate effect.
SO I should be blogging about weddings but right now I am too interested in admiring my Sperry Annabelle gold glitter/leopard print flats. I am sure I could find a way to relate them back… perfect for the flight to your honeymoon destination with rolled up jeans or great with a hot pink dress for your bon voyage brunch? This is when I really need Whitney to style an outfit.