Monday, June 28, 2010

The Most Underappreciated Color in Weddings.... GRAY!

WHAT?!?! Is she being serious? Yes I am. Maybe it's because I just finished painting more than half of my house gray, maybe I've always wanted to live in Seattle. Who knows, however what I do know is gray works with everything! I was just trying to figure out which painting would look best next to the leather sofa. When I stepped back I was so happy to see how fabulous the sofa looks next to the gray wall. I tried a green painting, a red painting, a yellow painting, all looked great! This got me thinking, I wonder how many brides dismiss the color gray because it is normally associated with drab, depressing colors (very un-wedding like).

The cutest pairing I have found with gray is orange (don't freak out)! This color combo is truly unique and GORGEOUS. Think of all the different shades of beautiful orange colored flowers. Think of how these colors would pop off a beautiful gray table OR even your bridesmaids dresses! I found these photos on Veil Tales wedding website.

Gray is super chic and works so well with so many different colors.

Much Love,

Saturday, June 12, 2010

To Salt or Not to Salt

Recently, Katrina with Sedona Bride commented she hates salt and pepper shakers on a table, because they are always in the way of the beautiful detail shots. I completely agree, however there are ways to keep your sodium deficient guests happy, yet maintain your table aesthetic. I found this cute idea while looking through some old magazines. You can create small bowls of sea salt and pepper using cookie cutters to put a shape or even your initials! Add a small beautiful wooden spoon and it is transformed from a regular shaker to yet another beautiful table detail.

These cutey love birds were a recent wedding gift. Yes these are salt and pepper shakers. My wedding had a bird theme and these would have been perfect on the tables. Going to an antique store will inspire you with all sorts of vintage salt and pepper shakers. Having a different theme for each table also makes for beautiful photos and something for your guests to admire!

Much Love,

Monday, June 7, 2010

The dust hasn't settled

ugh... I just have to complain for a little bit. Home construction is not fun, especially when you live in the home and you have furry children (pets). I thought I would share some of our remodeling photos, including the happy faces of our babies.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

December Wedding Slideshow

For those who weren't able to attend the wedding, the slideshow can be found here, Sedona Bride: Alisha+Brian. More photos to come!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Start with Something

There is always a beginning, an inspiration item.

I started with my love of blue glass and branches. I don't know what it is, something about these items speak to me. I started going to local antique stores to find unique pieces of blue glass I could put at each table.

The clear bottles are old gin jars. I was told hundreds of these jars where found underneath a very old building in Crosby (a small town in Southeast Texas). Apparently the owner loved gin and didn't want his wife to know how much he loved gin. So when he was finished with a bottle, instead of throwing it in the trash, he would dig a hole under his building (which happened to be the bank). I guess he didn't realize how many bottles, err holes he had dug.

I also want to say thanks to the blog, Beyond Beyond, for publishing our invitations and photos... I know you are jealous, I just can't help it.

Beginning the Process of Planning

To be fair, I did have two weddings. A pre-wedding (which was the 'official' day) and a reception wedding. When you are actually in a wedding you begin to realize very quickly what a bride wants to deal with and what a bride does not want to deal with during the day. I knew I had an overall vision...classic looking without the 'yawn' same old details. I wanted to shake things up a bit. We wanted a quiet and intimate place to exchange our vows and a big party to really celebrate with our friends and family. I got all that and then some. These are photos from the day we exchanged our vows. It was on a beautiful cliff overlooking my hometown of Sedona, Arizona. It was very quiet and subdued, you do not need so many details when you are surrounded by such beauty. The cake toppers (Mr. & Mrs. Bird) was my take on the non-traditional. Doing things a little different makes for such beautiful photos. It also helps to have amazing photographers.

When the day was over, I had some time to put together the details for our reception at Three Points Ranch. When you start planning it may seem overwhelming. So many things have to tie together; the invitations, colors, flowers, programs, menu, tablecloths, napkins, etc. Take a step back and breath, in the end it will all come together. I promise. When all is said and done, you will smile to yourself and realize it was all worth it and it was all beautiful.