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Thursday – {Purse Day}

11 Nov

Well, it’s not quite Thursday here anymore but it is in a majority of countries so I thought I’d join in on the fun of Thursday – Purse Day.

I am not a very bag person and I have been carrying around a backpack lately: very stylish, I know. But I am learning to get closer to my feminine side (may even have enough courage to get my ears pierced!) and what I like in a bag is for it to be practical as well as kind of cool!

So my pick for my first Thursday Purse Day will be this cool old-fashioned looking bag from Modcloth.

But I am also thinking of not having flowers for me and my bridesmaids, but instead have an accessory (the plan being to save some money). So I looked on Etsy and I found those really cool colourful clutches from RayDesign

And maybe this really cute one, just for me from ClutchThat on Etsy.


So here ladies is my first Thursday Purse Day post and I hope you enjoyed my addition to the mix and you will certainly not find in the future much ‘classical’ bags and accessories on my blog as really I am not your traditional girly girl!…


The big paradox

8 Nov

Well, I make this post sound very philosophical but it has to do with weddings! It is however something I guess we can apply to anything: travels, parties, …

What is ‘that’?
I realised this morning (really? only this morning?) that I cannot wait until our wedding in February. I have so many friends who are making the trip from Europe (and beyond) and being able to see them and have a holiday with them has been something I have wanted for years and it is all happening now. So I really cannot wait until February 2011.
But on the other side – when it’s happened, it’s over. It’s in the past. No more looking forward to it, no more planning, no more creating details for the day, no more excited expectations… It’s in the past. It will be certainly the best memories ever, but it is nonetheless in the past.

For me, this is the biggest paradox, contradiction, what ever you want to call it. You just cannot wait to be there but you are not looking forward to it being over. Heartbreaking situation.

But I still cannot wait, I will just have to make sure I enjoy the journey till that day.

Credit: Photography by Andre Teixeira / Branco Prata

Fun to be had

3 Nov

In French weddings, we don’t have speeches or bridesmaids and groomsmen. It is a different type of weddings altogether.
But what we have however is ‘games’. Generally organised by the friends, the bride and groom (and guests) are entertained by fun games, stories, mini shows and so on.

So when I looked at the La Belle Bride‘s blog the other day and come across this wedding and these tags (below),I though of how great it would be to incorporate some sort of games or activities during the dinner. I have been to a few weddings where you  have questionnaires on the couple, and so on and it is really nice to have something to entertain your guests and have fun. But what about having something that will last the distance. A dare or a task that you get given on the night (as part of your escort card) that you have to do with the bride and groom within their first year as a married couple.

So it gets me thinking and I would love to have your input in these. I already have some ideas, all surrounding the concept of old-school communications, keeping in touch and reminding each other how important we are for each other.

– Write a letter to the bride and groom before their first year anniversary
– Take the bride out for a cocktail
– Take the groom to the driving range
– Send a photo to the bride and groom of your favourite place in your home town.

Who wouldn’t be up for the challenge?

Credit: Photography by Katie Day Photo (via La Belle Bride)

Short Wedding Dress

20 Jul

With my most recent post, I thought I would add a couple of designs I have seen from the bridalcookie.com blog. I am generally not a big fan of short dresses for weddings but those two are definitely cute and in the right setting and for the right person, it would be a total success.


Start looking for a photographer now.

8 Jul

Here is one of the posts I wrote for The Wedding Muse. This blog is linked to the amazing Bec Tait’s Bridez United over in Australia.
Here it is now, featured on my blog for your reading pleasure.

I am in the middle of trying to find a photographer for my wedding and the first thing to know is: look early. The best photographers will be booked months in advance. And as they all say, (brides that is), the is almost the number one thing to not compromise on.

I was going to compromise on it, somehow (tight budget) but I think this is indeed the one chance in my life to look right out of a fashion magazine. And only photographers with experience will be able to take the best photos of us.

1- Theatrical | 2- Journalistic (Photos by Fiona Andersen | New Zealand)

There are as many photographers as they are styles out there so first, I think it is important to browse the net for inspiration.

Find those shots that really speak to you. Most photographers will be open to see what you are after so they better understand your personality and what you wish to get out of them. BUT, make sure that you do not overload them and force them into a direction they are not comfortable with.

Photographers do have their own style and sometimes, it is important to simply trust them, especially if you have seen those stunning shots you love so much in their portfolios and galleries.

Number one tip here: research and then communicate. Be clear about your expectations. Lay them down for your photographer. And then let them be. They are professionals.

So, first assignment to you all, brides and grooms out there. Browse the net, find those shots that are so you, what makes you click, what makes you say – wow, this is exactly what I am after. And then refine your own photographic taste and look for that photographer (or few) that will make you feel comfortable on your day and that you can trust entirely.

This will be a hard process, believe me, unless you already know the perfect person. But this is something that you have to go through together, as a couple. And the results will be there for you to cherish for the rest of your lives!

1- & 3- Theatrical | Photos by Matthew Miller
2- Vintage (unknown credit)
4- Modern Composition | Photo by Our Labor of Love
5- Retro & Journalistic | Photo by Matthew Miller

Paper bag goodies!

8 Jul

I am looking at creating  a little DIY paper bag goodies for The Boutique Bride grand opening this weekend. And I thought I should have a look around for some inspiration. So I did.

And I came across this, which I wanted to share with you guys as it has free downloads for the DIY bride and it’s quite a nice little tutorial. So get downloading and you will get yourselves a really nice little favour bag for your next event.

DIY Tutorial from: Flights of fancy