Thursday, August 30, 2007
Reminded by the wonderful Abby of its delights, I came up with this little wonder based on the fabric that will constitute baby bridesmaids, waistcoats and jam pot covers...
I'm pleased with the creams and deep blues that it pulled out (particularly in the bottom row) and intrigued by the grey tones which will be very useful in selecting the suits for the men... A whole different search, I'm sure.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Any and all of these feel like they have a degree of individuality and interest about them, without too much fuss and deviation from the fact that they are, actually, cakes. The accent colours in ribbon or flowers could easily be replicated in icing or left as ribbon, embellished or otherwise.
Now, all I have to do is convince a dear old friend that she is up to this task!
All images from The Knot.
View me in the ranks here and vote for whomever your favourite is (I'm not biased, really) here. Thanks Abby!
Friday, August 24, 2007
I want my MOB and my MOG to look utterly gorgeous and they both deserve the pampering and shopping trips that will guarantee this. Neither of them suit nor want the pastel sack dress with matching sack coat and fandango in their hair and so I am determined that each will find a fabulous outfit to make them feel just to the side of centre stage (tee hee!) on my wedding day.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Now, the only question abounds around what to wear underneath... Suggestions include
View A of 8280
View D (with straight straps) of 8284
And then the final decision is whether to go for a full skirt pattern like the one above or to go for something more a-line by combining the skirt and jacket of this pattern into a more slimline silhouette.
Girls? Answers on a postcard...
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
My friend (P) and I were given a 'Brief Overview of the Collection' which could be reduced to here are the slinky ones and here are the big ones. We were invited to select up to six of our favourites initially and the assistant, Amanda, quietly left us to our own devices to drool and fondle the loveliness.
P found a very large dress which would not have looked out of place on the stage of the Royal Opera House. The effect of the corset on my middriff was extraordinary and, for such a voluminous skirt, remarkably slimming. It was, however, so far from 'me' as to be laughable. I flounced, and giggled, and returned to the fitting room.
The absolute favourite of the hour's consulation was undeniable:
I have loved this gown from the first moment of seeing it on the Vera Wang site about two years ago. It is Thai Silk, with two layers of silk organza, and a 'buff' sash in silk tied in a loose, asymetric bow to rear or to the side.
It probably helped that this gown came in my size (to be fair to Vera, her gowns ranged from 10-14 and there was ample preparation to shrink or expand those that weren't quite suited to your shape) and fitted me almost-glove like. Suddenly my curves were sleek and sophisticated, my waist pronounced and cinched and my shoulders elegant and expansive.
All my ravings against sleeveless gowns (ubiquitos and not suited to a November ceremony, which is where we're heading) were silenced the moment this beauty zipped up my spine. Suggestions of organza gathered shoulder caps would have solved the dilemma. I didn't care. I looked tiny. And elegant. And ethereal.
And a million dollars.
Needless to say, P cried. As it was my first frock, I was rather stunned and stood staring at the mirror at the bride in front of me.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Loving the stark cleanliness of the blue and white images in both these invitations, but the red accent leans a bit towards the nautical for me. Not sure if the red accents were cream whether that would lose the beauty of the colourway. Either way, these beauties from KenzieKate really are extraordinary and her whole package of RSVPs, thank yous and guest information inserts are beautiful. See these in all their splendour and varieties of colourway at KenzieKate.
Monday, August 06, 2007
If you're struggling to find what flowers are in season, the ugly-yet-useful site, Fresh Roses, is for you.
For November, white Dendrobium Orchids make me very happy, as do the Blue Delphiniums above.