Back in the early days (ahem, early 2010 — waaaay before I posted regular real wedding features), what kept this blog going were the indie rock love song / wedding music posts. And then sometime last year the songs stopped coming (here’s my last post) because I had started learning Nihongo and got totally immersed in all things J-music.
Well, I’m back in twee-and-power-pop-listening shape and I hope to continue sharing fun music that catches my fancy with you much more regularly again!
Today we have a cute, bubble-gummy finger-snapper by Regina Spektor unveiled just a few days ago titled Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas), a second song from her upcoming album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats.
Reginaphiles (or Spektorphiles?) should already recognize the tune as it’s a re-recording of Ne Me Quitte Pas, a cover of Jacques Brel’s classic, from her 2002 album Songs. I have to admit that this 2012 version is much more bouncy and catchy! Give it a listen below:
By now you already know that this site is not at all about following seasonal wedding trends. However if there’s one fad that I am completely in support of, it’s the emergence of wedge sandals as alternatives to the more formal (and traditional) bridal heels. In fact, we’ve already seen four brides — Lauren, Abbey, Erin and Mica — rock this look at their weddings on this blog.
(Clockwise from left: Mica’s purple Melissa wedges, Erin’s glittery Butter wedges, and Abbey’s sparkly Toms wedges)
Wedge heel sandals like the 25 colorful statement shoes I handpicked below can let you express yourself as creatively as you want while providing both style and, most importantly, comfort since they offer more stability than the typical heel. Trust me on this one — with all the activity you’ll be doing before and during your special day, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor by choosing relatively feet-friendlier footwear!
Here now is a selection of the latest (and cutest!) wedges from our site sponsors.
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Funky retro wedges in bright and bold solid colors:
I didn’t have time to blog hop so much this week but I know everyone’s abuzz over our site sponsor ShopRuche.com‘s new bridal collection. Well who wouldn’t be excited over the super chic styles at such affordable price tags?!
For instance, would you believe that these lovely dresses go for under $100?
Hungry for more? Check out the gorgeousness over at ShopRuche.com.
I can’t do a weekly roundup without a link to a freebie, can I? Here’s free printable wrapping paper with a charming doily pattern:
Use it to wrap your favors and gifts. Get it here (found on Daily Suze)
I don’t think I’ve already mentioned it but you can now view our real wedding, engagement, or styled shoot features by location or by photographer via the sitemap. This is of course handy for choosing and narrowing down awesome, non-cookie-cutter vendors who service your area!
And finally, here are sneak peeks of what you can expect to see here this week:
Are you on AllTop? You can now add Poptastic Bride’s feed to your MyAlltop page.
Confession: my birthday is only a couple days away! (Yup, mine, not the blog’s. :)) February was hectic for me both online and off so I wasn’t able to write a 2-year anniversary post. What I wanted to say though is that I really appreciate all the good vibes that you, dear friends, have been throwing my way.
When I started Poptastic Bride in early 2010, all I thought I wanted was a way to get word out on my invitation store but because I’ve been obsessed with weddings since the day I got engaged (way back in 2002!), the blog began to write itself. Two years later I am still in disbelief that its reader count is more than the expected 4: my husband, parents, and cat (it’s true, he browses it on the tablet). 🙂
It’s not nearly enough but right now all I can offer in thanks for your continued support, aside from the promise that I will keep on blogging about fun, creative & inspiring weddings, is this free printable — a “Just Married” garland in the colors I picked for the funky spring inspiration board I posted a while back.
The letters for “Just Married” are set against retro-ish patterns I quickly whipped up. Here’s a closer look:
The garland rectangles are 5.25″ x 7″ each in size and are arranged in twos per A4 sheet in the PDF file. Print them on card stock, punch holes at the upper corners, and thread a ribbon through them. Use it for your couple portraits, hang it at your reception site, or have it dangle from behind your chairs.
If you think you can have a use for it, you may get it here (230k zipped file). Don’t forget to send a photo of it in action!