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Friday, February 27, 2009

Squeee! New Blog!

I just started reading Jen Lancaster's book Bright Lights, Big Ass and have resolved to work "Squee" into my everyday vocab daily. If you haven't read it get it, really.

Now on to the important stuff. Maybe I'm late to the show, but I just discovered the blog, The Everyday Bride and needed to make sure everyone else knows about it too. It's deee-lightful. I have already seen at least 5 precious things that I love and have saved the pictures and added to my wedding inspiration folder.

1)I love wedding signs, but I really love this one. I need to go to Wedding Bee and print out that Michael's coupon so I can get some supplies and make this sign! That'd be a good weekend project. Our venue is tucked back in a neighborhood and you have to do the "count the mailboxes" creep in your car to make sure you don't drive right by it. I think a sign like this could serve a practical AND aesthetic purpose in our case.

2) I had this picture all book marked, and then I went to the photo credits to see where it came from so I could book mark THAT page, because this is pretty much the cutest little dress ever. I can already see myself wearing it to the salon the day of the wedding. And wow, I really know myself, because this is the Shoshanna dress that I already own in navy blue. I purchased it two weeks ago to wear to our rehearsal dinner (will give full details later). Oh well, still super cute, right? I purchased mine from Blue Fly, but understand it's also available from Nordstrom.

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I already planned to by lanterns as the non-floral centerpiece for our cafe and cabaret tables but I love the idea of buying a few extra and setting them along the windy brick path from the venue to the parking lot. We're planning to get our lanterns from Ikea, you can find them here.

4) Ok there's no picture for this one, but I am TOTALLY stealing this idea. We aren't planning to have a wild and crazy dance floor thing going on at our wedding. We've started compiling the list and it's full of old standards (lots of swing and big band) and Motown that everyone will know and many romantic ballads. I love the idea of our friends and family hearing "their song" and jumping up to dance. That's more the vibe I'm looking for. Thanks, Everyday Bride!

5) The natural bridal hair boat. Me and The Everyday Bride are totally on it. I saw both of these pictures else where and have already been kicking myself for not bookmarking them, here they are though.


I am an up-do-look-at-me-I-just-rolled-out-of-bed girl on a daily basis, and while I clean-up real good (I do!) I want to look like myself and feel like myself on the day of our wedding. I will not 1) have my hair straightened or 2) poofed, nor will I 3) have prom hair. I've been trying to collect lots of hair pictures lately so I can compile a little look book when it's trial time. I want to make sure I'm as clear as I can be with the stylist!

Find any new wedding websites lately?

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5 Comments:

Blogger Robin said...

Must....have....dress!!!! Can you post a link to it? I can't find it on bluefly or Nordstrom.

THANKS!

Monday, March 02, 2009 9:02:00 AM  
Blogger Vicki T said...

Here is the navy one, can't find the white one either though.
http://www.bluefly.com/Shoshanna-navy-eyelet-belted-strapless-dress/cat620058/210207700/detail.fly?referer=ca_shopping&cm_mmc=ca_shopping-_-na-_-womens_dresses_day-_-210207700

Monday, March 02, 2009 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen @ The Everyday Bride said...

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Monday, March 02, 2009 2:09:00 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Miss Fairfax, you are awesome!! I opened my Reader this morning to 10 posts from DC NearlyWeds, including this one. It honestly made my year!! I’ve never received a Top 5 list before – never! I'm so glad that someone found my posts relevant, and even helpful! I hope to continue posting useful inspiration!! (Sorry for the duplicate post!)

Monday, March 02, 2009 3:37:00 PM  
Blogger luckyzhu said...

Nice post,thank you for your sharing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:46:00 AM  

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