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Archive for the ‘wedding’ Category

April 1, 2009

max wanger = the engagement shoot savant

this sesh in particular. woah.

you must see the whole day’s progression on his blog.

exactly how long does one need to wait before planning a vow renewal. and if one plans said vow renewal, are engagement renewal photos also allowed?

you totally think i’m serious don’t you? i’m not. for now.

March 3, 2009

Go see this wedding…

on OnceWed.

Dying. Die-ing.

photos by Kirsten Ellis

February 23, 2009

100 Layer Cake surprise for monday morn

The blog is live. And much sooner than we’d planned! But we had such a great response after our first announcement that we decided to go ahead and launch our blog before the rest of the project is ready.

We’re kind of nervous… like we’re sending our child off to the first day of kindergarten, so do let us know what you think. We want it to make friends and everything.

100layercake.com/blog

February 6, 2009

jenna hein on daily candy

Dude.

Jenna’s on Daily Candy New York this morning. You better book her like, TODAY if you want to use her this year. Daily Candy means the greater world outside our happy little blog bubble will know about her.

Article here and jenna’s site (for the 20th time) here.

February 6, 2009

a new project

I’ve been working on a little somethin’ somethin’ with some designer friends. And we’re about ready to share. But we were thinking maybe you’d like to see what’s coming?

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can. not. get. enough. wedding.

I’m ready to admit it. And I believe that admitting your problem is the first step?

January 12, 2009

does domino do flowers?

just checking because seriously, these are so great. yes, we love Zooey. But i think i might like the weedy flowers better? Is that bad?

I love them because they are rustic but just sophisticated enough. and they look like they would be easy-ish to replicate on your own… i mean, as opposed to balls of roses or 4 foot tall centerpieces, if you know what i’m saying.

Hoot & Heart did a few similar arrangements (similar to the first one, that is) for us and they were just beautiful. I still have a ton of dried pieces I salvaged before we left for Australia. I’m kind of a nostalgia junkie that way.

ANYWAY, point is: you could make something similar to these yourself if you were doing your own flowers.

And also, if you haven’t seen The Go Getter starring Z.D., you should. It’s a beautiful little road movie (shameless plug coming up) produced by a friend of ours. And M. Ward does the soundtrack. Which is perfection.

January 8, 2009

pretty, simple wedding dresses

Kay, i KNOW i’m already done with the bride thing… but i have many important friends who are not. My friend Katya is looking for dresses now so OF COURSE i immediately volunteered to go dress shopping with her. It’s like once you are married you are a wedding expert who must spread your magical wedding knowledge dust on all who plan weddings after yours. I hope my friends tell me when they’ve had enough.

Nicole Miller 09

These dresses have potential, no? I was doing “research” for Katya, I swear. I am such a good friend. Sacrificing precious internet surfing time on wedding dresses…

December 22, 2008

the other kind of photobooth

I’m kind of torn. We set up a photobooth for my company holiday party on Thursday night… okay WE is the wrong word. I had nothing to do with it. I was busy with the crudite and cheese platter and mixers for the champagne cocktails, but you know, WE as a company set one up. ANYWAY. It’s pretty f-ing fun. And now I’m thinking is this better than real photobooth action? I like the teeny pictures from real photobooth but I like the artistic freedom that this allows, you know? we had pictures with people doing handstands and sitting on the tops of ladders. it was pretty good.

I’m not going to say who, but it’s highly possible that SOMEONE had 1-2 too many ddlllrinkity-ddllrinks.

Disclaimer – we DID have a professional photographer friend set this all up for us with nice lighting, etc. But I think some wedding photogs can do this too.

Also, after your wedding, every party/event must be executed with wedding-like attention to detail. Which is not always efficient or necessary. You’ve been warned.

December 15, 2008

prettiest flowers for an as of yet to be determined event

So since the wedding has passed, i’m going to need to come up with an event that is important enough to rationalize employing Dandelion Ranch. Their work is so rad.

seed pods. love seed pods and persimmons and asparagus fern and succulents all together in one pretty vintage vessel. I’m trying to weasel my way into future sister-in-law Melanie’s (now referring to her as FSIL Melanie) appointment with them. Maybe I can hire them for floral decors for my make believe backyard banjo party in the summer?

Images from Dandelion Ranch, (cutest name, BTW). Found via Daily Candy.

December 12, 2008

my bridesmaids, in their own shade of green

while i’m on the subject of my maids, want to see how my mismatched posse came out?

YEEEEAH. They look good, no? I loved them in their varied shades and different dresses. So those photos I showed you earlier didn’t lie after all!

I saw Polka Dot Bride also did a post on this same thing a week or so ago and I cannot say enough how much happier your ladies will be if you let them pick something that looks good on them, that they feel comfy in, and maybe makes them feel just a little bit sexy. (It was a cocktail party after all.)

Now I’m aware this styling isn’t for everyone, but just think about it. Plus it’s less wasteful when you consider that they will actually wear these dresses again vs. stuffing them in the back of the closet for the next 20 years.

So if you hate the earth, GO AHEAD, make them all buy the same dress. But if you love it, you should consider this excellent option, is all I’m saying.

photos from michéle m. waite, obv.