Aug, 11

3 Year Wedding Anni!

Wow!  I really can’t believe that it has been 3 years, today, since I married the Mr.  Looking back, it truely was our dream wedding!  I have always loved weddings, but nothing compares to your own, really.  I remember a whirlwind of events and people swirling around me, but I was also able to focus on Ron and I joining lives forever.  It was a beautiful feeling.  I remember going into the day thinking to myself, “don’t cry too hard.”  When the time came to walk down the aisle with my mom on one arm and my dad on the other, I was shocked that only smiles came… no tears at all!  I was just so happy and excited to marry Ron, that there was no room for tears.  As I approached the alter, I realized my “tough” hubby-to-be was all teary-eyed.  Awwwww… it meant a lot to see him like that, because he doesn’t cry.  I knew at that moment that he loved me more than ever and I felt the same.  But why wasn’t I crying?!  I thought everyone would think that I was insensitive.  I had to quickly snap out of that mindset and focus, “I’m not crying because I too stinkin’ happy, that’s why!”  haha After that, I made sure to listen to all of the vows and everything around me.  I wanted to absorb that moment and remember it forever.  It was such a magical day and now each year I get to relive a piece of it over and over with him.

I have a surprise for Ron for our wedding anni, but it isn’t until this Sunday.  I’ll be sure to share it with you next week, as not to spoil the big event!

May, 11

Pinhole Press

I stumbled upon Pinhole Press a few weeks ago and really want to get one of these printed up!  I love the idea of having a personal note pad handy.  The best part is that they are not too pricey at all and they would make great gifts.  These nifty notepads are not all they do, so be sure to check them out here.

Mar, 11

{wedding wednesday} vol.7

Oh heavens!  Where were these stunning dresses 2.5 years ago???!!!  I want to get married all over again just to wear one of these dresses.  Oh, that didn’t come out right.  I would get married all over again because of love, but I would be wearing one of these. LoL.  Now, which one would I choose?  So many decisions.  These works of art are from Elihav Sasson’s 2011 Bridal Collection.

Feb, 11

{wedding wednesday} vol.6

I was honored when my amazing friend, Jessica, asked me to design her wedding invitations and programs!  I’m so excited to actually get started.  In the meantime, I’ve been browsing around for some inspiration to get those creative juices flowing (as if they weren’t already lol).  Here are some beauties that I came across recently…

1. Woodcut by A Printable Press
2. Heartland by Hello Lucky
3. Bold Tropical: Margarita by Wedding*Paper Divas
4. Garden Vine by Bella Figura
5. Elegant BBQ by A Printable Press
6. Handdrawn by Bella Figura
7. Garland by A Printable Press

Feb, 11

pretty pretty garland

I’m in love with garland of all kinds.  You can use garland to spice up any occasion from the holidays to a birthday.  It just makes me happy…

{twig & thistle}

{project wedding}

{mockingbird hill cottage}

{amy atlas}

{scissor variations}

Jan, 11

{wedding wednesday} vol.5

I love how bridal headpieces are not only staying from the long traditional veil, but also how they are combining vintage and modern properties.  I made my own veil for our wedding and never looked back.  At the time, I could only seem to find the longer veils which were far from my style.  They work for many brides, just not me.  We had a 1940’s inspired wedding, so French Netting was the way to go.  I remember how one of the shop assistants at the bridal store kept trying to persuade me to buy a long veil.  She didn’t think headbands and barrettes were the way to go… but look at these beauties!

1. Ban.do
2. Designs by Portobello
Jennifer Behr
4. Lo Boheme
5. twigs & honey

Jan, 11

{wedding wednesday} vol.4

Today I wanted to chat a bit about wedding photography.  One of my dearest friends is going to be walking down the aisle in just a few months, and I couldn’t be more happy for her.  I believe that having a photographer is very important, but not everyone can afford a professional one.  This is completely okay!  My pal is lucky enough to have a few friends who know a thing or two about photography, so she doesn’t have to skip out on the whole photography session altogether.  Our wedding photos are priceless to us, because a lot of moments where captured, that we didn’t actually experience the day of the wedding.  We have the chance to relive the day again and again.

We did have a professional photographer, and we still didn’t get the shots that we had discussed prior to the wedding with our photographer.  So, having friends and family pitch in to capture your big day wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.  They might have better insight on who to photograph and at what times.  Whether or not you’re thinking of having a professional or your pals do the photography, here are a few things to think about:

• Meet with them prior to the wedding and make a list of what you want shots of.  Be sure to mention everything from the close-ups to the family shots.  (Ron and I did this, and we were still very disappointed in our photographer for not listening, but it’s still a good idea to do.)

• Make sure your photograpgher has back-up batteries, lenses, etc.  Things can go wrong and if they do, your photograpgher should be prepared.

• Be sure that your photographer turns off the sound to the camera.  The beeping can be very distracting, especially in those intimate moments.

• Your photographer must be able to take charge, but not be mean.  Be sure not to pick a pal that is quiet and shy, because you will not get the photos you deserve.  You need someone who can give clear direction, without being rude.  They should also be able to have fun!

• Lighting is key, so be sure that you pal knows this!  I can’t stress this enough.  Your photographer needs to know how to bounce the light off of other surfaces, because your flash is often not enough.  Or it can be too harsh.

• Have your photographer mix up the angles.  Have them shoot from up high, down low, or at an angel to capture the feel of the moment.  This will add depth and character to your album later on.  Continuous shooting mode can also be very useful.  This way every moment is caught.

Thanks!  RobbieLee

Dec, 10

{wedding wednesday} vol.3

This week I wanted to feature several handmade bouquets, because I just love what I have found.

These white felt flowers really add that extra touch.  I love the light pinks and greens…

…and you can’t forget the bridesmaids.

I’m in love with this handmade vintage brooch bouquet.  Check it out over at the Wedding Chicks.

These paper bouquets are stunning!  I love the mustard yellow and teal.

This monster flower really makes a statement.  Find out how to make it on 100 Layer Cake.

I never would have thought to use handmade pinwheels as bouquet alternatives.  So clever!

Simple and sweet.

Pine cones make a great and inexpensive winter wedding addition.  See more pine cone decor over at Ruffled®.

Happy Wednesday!

Dec, 10

{wedding wednesday} vol.2

Above image: (top to bottom) Photo by Ashley Turner | Photographer; Jessica Lynn’s Plum Shoes; Ashliegh Jayne Photography; Yellow-Green Heels | Ciro Photography; Cachic Design; Teal Shoes | Sarah Rhodes Photographer

I simply love color and it seems that the latest bridal style does too!  What better way to make a lasting impression.  I mean, the color of these shoes really pop against the white gown.  I really wish I would have thought of this 2 years ago.  If I had, I think I would have chosen some gold glittery heels.  I had the traditional white, white turned out beautiful, but this would have been so fun!  I do love my white shoes more now though, because my mom and I had to search everywhere (and drive a long distance) to find the perfect ones that I had envisioned.

Dec, 10

{wedding wednesday} vol.1

My love for weddings all started about 3 years ago, when I got to plan my very own.  I’ve always loved to go to weddings and my mom actually is a silk flower wedding designer, so I’ve always been around them.  But, something changed when I got to plan our wedding.  I began gathering all sorts of inspirational images from magazines and websites.  Then I compiled them into a book with notes (we’re talking in great detail).  Now, after being married for a little over 2 years, I still find myself inspired by wedding imagery and all that goes with it.

So, I thought that I could share all things about weddings that inspire me in {wedding wednesday} posts!

What better way than to start the first {wedding wednesday}, than with photos of our wedding…

We are simply in L.O.V.E with the 1920’s-1950’s era, so naturally our wedding would reflect that.  We had everything from Zoot Suits to Swing Dancing… it was so magical.