Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wedding Favors

I had friends in from New York and the other night we were looking through some wedding books that I bought for the studio. We began talking about wedding favors and we stood divided on whether they were a MUST or a MUST NOT. I like the idea of giving them, but I must say I've gotten some terrible favors, like a jelly candle in a miniature champagne glass. What are you supposed to do with that? I threw it away, but I admit that I felt some guilt.

So, we came to a consensus. Edible wedding favors are almost always a good idea. So, if you're going with wedding favors (which I think is only polite) go with food!

Some of my favorites:

Miniture bottles of Vermont Maple Syrup (My sister-in-law gave these away at her wedding. She's been known to carry a bottle of true maple syrup in her pu
rse so they made for a cute story as well.)

Miniture bags of fresh roasted coffee beans. This one is great because you can do it yourself. You can get the burlap bags here and I recommend my favorite coffee by Gorilla Coffee in Brooklyn.

Ohhhh...and you can never go wrong with Signature Favor Boxes of Jacque Torres chocolates!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sarah Seven

I've long been a fan of Portland, Oregon designer Sarah Seven. She has a fantastic new 2010 Bridal collection, and I adore her ready to wear! She uses all natural fabrics, some of them vintage recycled and 5% of all sales are donated to charity! Ugghh...I'm in love!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Work that dress.

I've never been a fan of "trash the dress" photos, but I love Ashley Brockinton's "work that dress" sessions. They're a great second chance option if you weren't thrilled with your wedding photos. Can you believe that Lisa in the pictures below is wearing a dress from the $99 rack at David's Bridal!? These pictures give me a little flutter they're so beautiful.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Good things come...

to those who wait.

A little delay in opening Ring Finger Studio - but I'll keep you posted on our progress.

On a happier note, March 7th marked one year of marriage to my adorable husband Chris!

We decided to take a last minute trip to Sarasota to celebrate. The highlight (other than spending some much needed quality time with my hubs) was finding the Sarasota Architectural Salvage Company. I was so excited and overwhelmed by the abundance of crazy good stuff in there! Basically, they go into buildings all over the world that are about to be torn down and they salvage as much as they can. Stained glass windows, old hinges, doors, chandeliers, columns....

I considered renting a trailer so I could fill it and bring it back to Fort Lauderdale, but I would have felt badly making Chris do so much manual labor on our little vacation.

Oh, that place was the stuff of my dreams!