A Thousand Threads

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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

Bridal Boudoir by TEAM Hair and Makeup/Lacie Hansen + To Boudoir or Not to Boudoir?

Wow this is a gorgeous boudoir session. The forest, the light… her awesome hair!

Seriously, can someone tell me why I wasn’t born with curly hair?

(grass is always greener *sob sob*)

The jury is still out on me + bridal boudoir… I love the idea, and I know Mark would too, I’m just not sure my confidence level is up to the super high heights it might need to be to lounge around in next to nothing and know the results would be… palatable.

I know I’m being silly, but do other brides out there have the same hangups? If not, are you planning to do bridal boudoir/if you’re not getting married, would you consider regular boudoir shots as a special gift for your guy? Particularly if they were as classy and gorgeous as this shoot?

For me, one thing is certain… if I do decide to do bridal boudoir, this session by TEAM Hair and Makeup and photographer Lacie Hansen (another Laicie!) will definitely be my inspiration.

Photos by Lacie Hansen
Hair and Makeup by TEAM Hair and Makeup

Threads of Love

I had to make sure this pretty little photo shoot by Bunch Studio, posted on Style Me Pretty yesterday, made it onto the blog.  Not only is it adorable — with all its crafty charm (I love the yarn streamers!!) — it also pulls its inspiration from the same quote that inspired the name of my blog!

“Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.  That is what makes a marriage last more than passion or even sex!”
~ Simone Signoret

Venue: Petit Ermitage / Photography: William Kim Photography / Designer + Florals: Bunch Studio / Planner + Stylist: Erica Espana / Paper Goods: Pitbulls and Posies / Rentals: PowWow Vintage Rentals / Cake: IBI Cake / Beauty: Kelly Zhang / Gown: Winnie Couture / Models: Todd Hughlett + Lindsey Nelson

The Search: Away Edition

After Arkansas, I started to compile a list (it may have gotten a little out of control).

For a while we seriously considered going overseas — or at least as far as Hawaii. It could be a small ceremony, just a few of our closest friends and family… or even just us. The idea of a romantic little ceremony really appealed to us, so I started thinking about places that were sentimental. Where have we been? Where did we want to go?

The Eolo Hotel sits about 30 minutes outside of El Calafate on the way to Perito Moreno Glacier and looks incredible. We’ve always wanted to go to Patagonia, but on the other hand, it’s Patagonia. The likelihood of many of our friends and family making it all the way out to the Eolo was pretty slim.

So… Greece?

When I was a little girl I always said I would get married in Greece, and for some reason, I’ve always envisioned my wedding to Mark on the top of a mountain. Mark combined the two (and threw in a gorgeous lake for good measure) when he discovered Drakolimni Lake in northwestern Greece. Again, it looks like a dream… it might also be a 5 hour hike from the nearest town.

Okay, so it’s possible that the two of us tend to gravitate toward the middle of nowhere. This wasn’t really a realistic option.

… but it’s gorgeous, right?!

I considered the south of France based on sheer beauty…

Photo Credit: Andrea & Marcus

… and Hawaii, for a million reasons.

Photo Credit: Sarah Rhoads

But ultimately, the big far-away trip just wouldn’t have allowed us to celebrate with the people we love, and the planning could have become a nightmare. It was unlikely, because of budget, that we would have been able to visit the place where we planned to marry and would have had to rely on pictures and word of mouth for almost everything… and I’m not saying that would have driven me crazy, but… yes, I would have had a meltdown.

So in the end, we decided to narrow the geography of our list. And by narrow, I mean the continental United States.

Okay, no… not really. Because Arkansas had already come into consideration we knew that we wanted to be a little closer to one of our homes, so we at least had to narrow this thing down to one of the coasts.

Inspiration is Everywhere

Have you seen the latest issue of Rue Magazine (yes, the one with the Jose Villa cover)?  It may not be a wedding magazine, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a wealth of inspiration within its pages, especially when it comes to color.  Just look at these gorgeous shots: