Monday, September 5, 2011

The Best Video on Youtube

I'm aware this has nothing to do with the wedding. Just relax and enjoy.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Found this image on Pinterest...not sure who the original poster is. I've seen pictures of hand-shaped cookies decorated similarly to these, but I like the cakes better. So pretty, who would want to eat them?!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bonjour! Adios!

Flights booked for our honeymoon! Paris & Barcelona! Wee!

Friday, June 10, 2011


I heard about BHLDN a few months ago via this blog but just looked at their stuff for the first time today. BHLDN is a bridal line created by Anthropologie, which I originally thought was all dresses and shoes but it turns out they also carry a variety of items for the big day. Here are some of my favorites (although I love just about everything on their website).

How pretty is this yellow dahlia as a hair-adornment for the mehndi (a 2nd option to real flowers):

The "For The One I Love" photo album:

A little overly-sentimental/mushy, but I like it.

I'm thinking about this garland as an accent for the mehndi stage backdrop:

I LOVE these "Bride" and "Groom" stamped forks. Cute picture, cute detail, cute cake-cutting. I'm 2 seconds from purchasing these...

One of many cute cake-toppers:

And I'm not having a white wedding, but their dresses are so simple and chic:

Most of their stuff is ridiculously overpriced for what it is ($600 for a cake-topper...) but really cute and vintage inspired. I just ordered the forks and I really want the "One I Love" album but can't justify the price. It's a pretty website to browse around and get wedding inspiration from though.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

DIY Bride

So far, I haven't been a DIY bride at all. I like the idea of DIY, but a lot of the time doing it yourself can be just as costly as paying someone to do it for you. This week, I tackled a few DIY-able tasks. I printed the addresses on my invitation envelopes, made my own menu cards for the place settings at the reception (still need to perfect/finalize these), and today, I refinished an old bench that we plan on using for my mehndi. Most of our decor for the mehndi has been settled, except for the actual stage. My mom and I were thinking of keeping it simple with some kind of bench, throw pillows, and maybe some Moroccan lanterns. I came across a couple of cute benches for sale but the idea of spending a few hundred dollars seemed pointless. Then I saw an ad on tv for Krylon and decided to refinish this old bench my mom has been hanging on to for the past 20+ years.

The directions are pretty simple, but the key to an even finish is to shake the bottle for 2 minutes before using, and to spray side-to-side, not focusing on one spot for too long. (I did a test spot on the back of the bench and got a few lumps from not moving it enough.)



I used 2 cans of the metallic gold on this bench and it wasn't quite enough. I was able to cover 99% of the bench, but I need to buy another can to even out the paint in some areas (they're only $5/can). Then I just need to find a nice colorful fabric to cover the seat with!

The new finish won't be practical after the party, but the cool thing about Krylon is we can buy a few cans of the right wood finish color and re-paint it back to brown.

Mehndi Inspiration