Category — Weddings
I’ve never shared my wedding here, and I’m not sure why. I guess I was keeping private this ridiculously special time in our lives, I swear I have no idea why, but two-and-a-half years later (wow – time flies!), and with plenty of requests for a peak inside our wedding day (I love you guys! And the blog gives me added courage …), I figured, now was as good a time as any to share a look at our own wedding. I am a wedding fanatic – and of course, that’s no secret to anyone. Post-wedding, I still have a blog fully dedicated to weddings and events, and I happily browse wedding sites and pick up wedding magazines at the grocery store, for research sake, of course. And though I found plenty of inspiration for our own wedding, I worked tirelessly to make sure the whole weekend (we had a destination wedding), was so very us. My husband was full of ideas and opinions too (ladies: don’t be fulled by the idea that the groom has no interest … plenty of them do!)
We chose a campy resort in Maine, which was crazy since Mike and I were both born and raised in Miami. But we wanted something unique, relaxed, just a little bit indie, and chock full of great food, wine, and beer. And I suppose our closest friends and family were used to our kind of crazy. Migis Lodge, this picture-perfecting setting on Sebago Lake in Maine (in what seemed to us city dwellers, the middle of nowhere), had great big cabins and a gorgeous dining/dance hall all of which could be rented entirely to our wedding guests on off-season. (That meant that 100+ guests from Miami, LA, New York, North Carolina, and so on, crashed this idyllic lakeside resort for the weekend … and boy, were we loud.) We chose the last possible weekend before the lodge closes for season, October 30th, to be exact, and greeted our guests from all over the country at our little escape. It happened to be freezing that weekend (thank goodness for my courageous bridesmaids!) We hosted meal after meal, starting with a wine tasting and a Friday night dinner full of lobster and homemade blueberry muffins and donuts and macaroni & cheese all served on metal trays, a campfire complete with s’mores and warm hard cider … and singing (my family does a lot of singing), a big Maine breakfast, a picnic lunch, Bingo (yep, my pick!), board games, boat rides, one crazy fun Saturday night party … and after party, and a big hungover brunch. And between me, my mom, my sister, Aunt, and everyone else, we planned the whole thing.
April 10, 2013 15 Comments
A few weeks ago Poshlocket reached out to me and sent over a couple of great jewels to play with. If you haven’t heard of Poshlocket, it’s time to get acquainted. Poshlocket offers up affordable baubles that are so very on-trend. Over the weekend I took my new gold bracelets and skull ring out for a spin, and I’m in love. I got so many compliments on my Mcqueen-esque double skull ring and the spike bracelets are a sure part of my future arm party.
March 6, 2013 13 Comments
I know that I have been missing-in-action as of late, but that’s only because I have been slaving away (with the help of my uber-talented designer and a very supportive/hungry husband); but I’m proud to announce our love child: Glitter Weddings. Glitter Weddings is a glittering new wedding resource offering wedding inspiration for the modern bride who wants it all and wants to do it all.
The story goes a little something like this …
I married the love of my life last year, and for months before the big day, I reveled in spending all of my free time planning the kitschy-est wedding I could come up with. I pride myself on being tacky. I am also a monumental overachiever – Type-A personality all the way.
When planning my own wedding, I scoured the wedding magazines and blogs, bookmarking and tearing out pages until my inspiration board was an encyclopedia rather than a corkboard. With Glitter Weddings, I hope to bring all of that drool-worthy inspiration to one place, and to convince the Bride who wants it all, that she can in fact have it all. With plenty of inspiration, dedication, and organization, your perfect wedding is completely achievable (with the occasional stress-reducing online impulse shoe buy … classified as “wedding therapy.”)
So scroll, click, and share (pretty please), and feel free to offer your thoughts, feedback, criticism (sent with cookies). I hope you all love my latest pet project. Fingers crossed that Glitter Weddings can and will grow into something great!
November 7, 2011 4 Comments
There is something so unique (with a touch of Mexican flair) about Miki + Russell’s wedding, featured on 100 Layer Cake this past week. With images from Thomas Struth and turn of the century portraiture in hand, the hip couple hoped to create a look that married both the art they love with a bohemian, desert feel (see sunset coral and ocean blue tones + adorable succulent terrariums filled with pinto beans, cement blocks, sacred heart candles and a piñata).
September 4, 2011 2 Comments