A Thousand Threads

Month: September, 2011

Friday Link Love

Photo by Jen Huang

The weekend is here, the weekend is here!  Or, well… it’s really really close.  We’re headed down to Virginia this weekend to roll around in the mud… yes, you heard me right… it’s a decidedly un-pretty occasion, but sometimes that’s just what a girl needs!

If you’d rather have pretty… just stare at that shot above until I get back.  And check out these links…

Can I please have a claw foot tub?

For the boys.

I love this bride’s boho style.

Warm vs. cold water… and focusing on wellness as the weather turns cold.

This DIY fruit and flower centerpiece and DIY twig wreath.

Beyond gorgeous watercolor wedding invitations.

This simple wedding makes me weak in the knees.

Ooh… metro maps.

Always looking for a yummy new gin… especially one that will look pretty on my bar.

Peaches and Cream Inspiration Shoot + Cupcakes/French Macarons >> Discuss

Yum!  I always love a good edible centerpiece, and this one looks particularly delicious… I’m loving this adorable and DIY-friendly inspiration shoot, submitted via Two Bright Lights

Maybe I’m a sucker for a french macaron.  Maybe it’s 2pm and I haven’t had lunch, I don’t know…

But I’m curious… what do you all think of the cupcake/french macaron trend?  At this point I’m putting them both on the same level.  Macarons haven’t made it to the mainstream like cupcakes, but when it comes to weddings… they’ve both had their fair share of exposure.  I love them both, but at this point, I’m not sure I could bring myself to do either, having seen them both so many times… I’m actively mourning mason jars and succulents for the same reason.

What do you think?  Is this silly?  Are you planning a mason jar/succulent/cupcake and french macaron wedding?  Do you hate me for pointing this out?  Let me know your thoughts!

… they do look delicious.

Photography: Sabrina Nicole Photography / Event Planner: Modern Whimsy / Floral Designer: Photosynthesis / Invitation Designer: KR Creations and Events / Cake Designer: The Cupcake Bar / Equipment Rentals: Marquee Event Group / Bakery: Serena’s Kitchen

Felicia & Timothy’s Old School Engagements

This engagement session in Singapore is so much fun I can barely stand it.  Since Felicia and Timothy met in college, they decided to style their engagement shoot with a vintage ‘back to school’ theme… they even shot it at a school turned art gallery and theatre called (what else?) Old School.

From their photographer:

The idea behind this photo shoot was to bring out their childhood, with many items they kept from school days such as Old Maid playing cards, the oh-so-familiar recorders they used in school, and even a mini chalkboard.  We wanted to keep the photo shoot simple, natural and fun!  We had a fun-filled afternoon playing games, and capturing their special moments at the same time.

Photographer: Confetti* Peektures / Venue: Old School

{Real Weddings} Shirley & Perrin’s Fun Family Affair

Oh I love this wedding!  It is so casual and beautiful at the same time, and everyone is involved… even that super adorbs mr. dog down there!

There was definitely a time in my life when I would have said hands off to the (ahem) vertically challenged lot… but I think I’ve evolved past that point.  While I still wouldn’t say no to an amazing babysitter to keep the little ones entertained… weddings are really about family.  Why else are you going to all the trouble of having such a big party, if not to show your family how much you love and care about them?  That you want them to be a part of your special day.  Chances are, there are a couple of little ones out there that you love and care about too?

… I promise their moms will be super reasonable and make sure they don’t spill grape juice on your dress (right?).

Photography: Andrew Morrell Photography / Event Designer: Sarah Goodwin of Daisies & Pearls / Venue: Wolfe’s Neck Farm

Gina & Joel’s Downtown Engagements

I’m loving this awesome downtown engagement sesh from JC Page Photography… just look at that shot!

These days it seems like every engagement session takes place in a field, and don’t get me wrong… I loooove a good field, but it’s nice to see something different… especially for a couple that feels more at home in the city.

… and that jacket!  Fall is here and I am so ready for that jacket… now if it was just mine.

Photography: JC Page Photography / Shoes: Jimmy Choo

A Little Inspiration: Sunday Brunch

Strawberries / Couple / Bunting / Decanters / Apple Bombs / Jars

My mom is planning our Sunday brunch and I’ve already been warned that I have very little say in how it comes out… which I am largely okay with.  My mom throws a great party.

I say “largely” only because deep down, no… probably right out there on the surface, I am a massive control freak.

So, being the big freak that I am… I took a few of the ideas that my mom has shared and compiled them for her… pops of red, green, and yellow… gingham… a country feel (without being too overly country… right mom?) and I have to say, I really like how it turned out!  I think I’m on board… even if I can’t control where I go.

{Real Weddings} Matt & Nicole’s Malibu Ranch Wedding

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a good weekend… I have a super fun wedding for you all this morning.  Not only did this couple have a gorgeous outdoor location and tons of cute details, I love how they took their photo booth to a whole new level with super cute costumes and masks… this looks like it was one great party!

From their photographer

There are a lot of things that I love about Matt and Nicole’s wedding. The outdoor ceremony was set against a lush green backdrop of trees and shrubbery; just perfect for them to profess their love and promises to each other. I love the use of DIY decor giving their wedding a more personal and charming touch. Their dessert station also boasted of various tempting treats. While she looked stunning in her Vera Wang gown, it was her exuberance that completed the look. It was indeed her day!

Thanks Carla!!

Photography: Vince & Carla / Venue: Calamigos Ranch / Dress: Vera Wang

Quiet Sundays

“You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her.”

Jose Villa

Friday Link Love

Photo via That Kind of Woman

It’s raining out there again!  What is this?  I mean, I know I’m from Oregon and all, and I’m supposed to like this stuff… but why does it have to keep showing up just in time for the weekend?

I’m ready for a little crisp fall sun… preferably on a Saturday and/or Sunday.  Can we arrange that?  Kthxbai.

In the mean time…

I neeeed to see these adorable babies at the zoo… maybe not this weekend, ’cause it’s raining… I’m not bitter.

These super sweet invites… I can’t even handle how cute they are.

This DIY wrapped hair comb… so pretty.

Estee Lauder’s new YouTube channel via The Brides Guide.

Love these DIY mixed gold nails.

Alexander Skarsgård by Chad Pitman.

Bacon cornbread what?  Oh… vegetarian… right.

This dress from BHLDN.

{Real Weddings} Ashton & Michael’s Gorgeous Fall Fête

I am so excited to share today’s real wedding with you all… it doesn’t get much more up my alley.

The venue was personal, the decor was personal, the theme was personal… every little piece of this wedding represented who Ashton and Michael are as a couple (scroll down to the bottom for an awesome explanation from their photographers).  This is the way it should be.

… and it’s gorgeous to boot!  Just look at those flowers.

Oh, and by the way, this wedding was shot by the amazing husband and wife photography team, Scarlett & Stephen… if you think Ashton and Michael are cute, just take a look at them.  Here’s what Stephen had to say about this wedding…

From the first meeting I had with Ashton, she pulled out her wedding planning book (note to self, I still need to get one of those!) and showed me all the details she was putting together for her in-nature-themed wedding. Ashton and Michael love camping together and Michael even proposed on a camping trip, so the theme they wanted for their wedding was pulling in all things nature. Also, they chose to have their wedding at Stephen Foster State Park because Michael’s grandfather helped build the Florida Trail that goes from the top to bottom of Florida and runs through the Stephen Foster park too. The park also had a gorgeous old Southern plantation mansion in the middle of it that is now turned into a museum. I loved how organic this wedding was with burlap table details, spanish moss, and even the wedding cakes representing tree trunks. Also, for the altar, Ashton used her great-grandmother’s old lace drapes that her grandmother stitched together to bring some family history into the ceremony.

Venue: Stephen Foster State Park / Photographer: Scarlett & Stephen/ Hair and Makeup: Fran’s Salon & Boutique / Caterer: Catering for all Occasions / Floral Designer: Arlette’s Place / Cake Designer: Erika Maya / DJ: A Pro DJ