Wilfred Spring/Summer 2010

We’re still pretty much snowed-in here in DC, and by now I’m just about desperate for any signs that spring is just around the corner.  I’m loving these breezy tops and dresses from the Wilfred spring/summer 2010 collection:

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Ah, to be able to wear shorts and skirts without tights again…  soon, hopefully!

{image credits: wilfred, found via mustard and sage}

Pretty Chic SF

For those of you still on the hunt for a pretty yet practical (and purse-sized!) weekly planner, I've finally got something for you!  These weekly planners from Pretty Chic SF come in about a billion different color and cover options in an easy-to-use spiral-bound format:

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You can check out all the designs in the Pretty Chic SF etsy shop right here.

{image credits: Pretty Chic SF}

Rachael + Noah’s Peacock Save the Dates

You may remember Haley’s unique hand-lettering and illustration style from her super-cool Save the Dates and wedding invitations.  Now that she’s married and living across the pond in the UK, Haley has started working on projects for other brides through her shop, Bread of Many!

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Haley created these Save the Dates for Noah and Rachael, who are planning a vintage-inspired wedding on a peacock farm for this August!  As you can imagine, Haley was quite inspired by the wedding venue in creating custom illustrations for the design…

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…while also incorporating some of her signature hand-lettering:

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Haley is busy working on Noah and Rachael’s wedding invitations, which I cannot wait to see!  In the meantime, you can check out some of Haley’s other projects on her blog and etsy shop.

{image credits: bread of many}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  As I type this, the snow has started to fall here in DC in our second big snow storm of the year.  We'll see how much actually sticks on the ground, but I'm looking forward to a weekend of unpacking and hopefully (finally) getting settled into our new home.  Unfortunately, we had to postpone this weekend's bridal show due to the snow, but we've rescheduled for the evening of Tuesday, February 16th, so there's still time to register if you want to come by!  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend reading pleasure:

Before I head off for the weekend, I also wanted to let you all know that I set up a formspring page — so if you've ever been curious about something or wanting to ask me a question, now's your chance!  Just click here and ask away!  Have a great weekend everyone!

{image credits: trevor hoehne via jolie jolie}

Spanish Garden Party Save the Dates

Alejandra is planning a vintage-inspired Spanish garden party wedding, and she was kind enough to send over photos of her Save the Dates!  Alejandra was inspired by one of my earlier posts (yay!) to incorporate papel picado-inspired details using bold accent colors:

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From AlejandraWe are having our wedding in a venue with European architecture with an indoor garden, tons of light coming in, and during brunch.  Being a Latina myself, I wanted my colors to be bold and playful, all the while containing an elegant and classic touch.  After much consideration, I decided that my two main colors would be red and teal.

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Alejandra’s Save the Dates were a DIY labor of love — she printed them herself on cardstock and then added some texture by using rubber stamps, embossing powder, and a heat gun from Paper Source.

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Love, love, love the gorgeous and bold aqua and red color palette — and that Alejandra used rubber stamps to create the perfect design for her vintage-inspired Spanish garden wedding!  Alejandra is currently working on her wedding invitations, which I absolutely cannot wait to see.  In the meantime, you can follow along with her wedding planning process on her blog, Oops I’m in Love.

{image credits: Alejandra Amador}