BridalCheek

a journey toward non-traditional wedded bliss, with style

I’m Back! June 15, 2009

I know, I know. Like so many other wedding bloggers, a month before the big day I disappeared, lost in an endlessly growing pile of placecards, forms to sign, details to tweak, and minor moments of panic to manage. In the home stretch of our wedding, I kept telling people I felt like a secretary, or maybe air traffic controller would be a better comparison. For those of you still waiting for the big day, be prepared to answer more emails, make more phone calls, and do more busy work that you imagine possible.

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But. It was absolutely, completely, so totally worth it. Again, like other wedding bloggers I’m going to tell you that the day went perfectly. Did it, in actual fact? Well we ended up having our ceremony inside rather than out due to overcast skies (I am a Seattle girl, it’s only appropriate). But I think partly because I began this whole process with a go-with-the-flow attitude and also because our venue is just so amazing it worked out better. The whole night was a whirlwind of friends, family, vintage modern decor and details, ice cream, soul band….I could do it over and over again!

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However, I’m back from the best honeymoon ever and ready to settle down to enjoying married life and of course, if you know me, a new and growing list of goals. But not before I recap those details that I missed out on sharing with you all the last few weeks! I’ve got lots of DIY projects, tips, and anecdotes to share, not to mention some wedding paraphenalia that can be used again. I’ll be selling my table numbers, dress, ring bearer pillow, and various other items so stay tuned!

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In the meantime I’ll leave you with a teaser picture of our reveal from our artistic genius of a photographer, Kitty Maer. I absolutely cannot wait to see the footage she shot from our day, and neither can the rest of our guests – in fact one of my two fabulous Maids of Honor recently compared her to crack. In a good way of course :)

 

If I were this bride… January 16, 2009

I don’t know what I would be more upset about, that my husband was pretending to make out with the maid of honor, or the eight pounds of fluffy tulle threatening to crush my head. 

 Check out this New York magazine  article for a slideshow of vintage wedding pictures, that range from political to just pretty :)

 

Vintage Glam November 17, 2008

It took about two seconds of scrolling through Amanda’s VintageGlam site for me to realize it was going to one of my new favorite wedding blogs. The site is full of creative ways to incorporate a vintage flair into your wedding, whether it’s with your fonts, fashion, or do it yourself projects.

And then I saw the pictures of her own wedding…they are so absolutely gorgeous and filled with lovely details that I’ll just let them speak for themselves!

 

Southern Gothic Wedding October 6, 2008

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday, and since it is finally October I feel justified in obsessing, just a little. Leave it to Elizabeth Anne Designs to come up with the most sublime vision for a Southern Gothic Wedding, with the perfect mix of dark, vampy, and gorgeous details. A full on Halloween themed wedding is a little much, even for me, but this captures the feeling of the season in such a classy and romantic way. Yet another fictional wedding I want to be invited to…

 

White Aisle September 24, 2008

I’m sure this is old news in the wedding blogging world, but I love White Aisle! I don’t know how I went so long before discovering it, especially since the whole vintage/modern hybrid design of their site is right up my alley. I was especially impressed with their bridal jewelry: it looks expensive but almost all of the pieces are very affordable. 

These earrings look way more luxe than their $14.99 price tag.

One of the better do-it-yourself program kits I’ve seen that includes a printed cover and your choice of paper and ribbon color for $1.50 a pop.

Gorgeous handmade silk flowers could be used to dress up ringbearer pillows, centerpieces, or bridesmaid’s hair. They come in a variety of sizes and range from $10 to $20 each.

 

 

 
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